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How to systematically slice down short sea shipping bunker costs and ensure safe navigation

by Teemu Manderbacka, Lead R&D Engineer, NAPA Shipping Solutions In our team at NAPA, we’ve recently looked at opportunities for better routing, by delving into data of past sailed voyages, running retro-optimization on them, and comparing where the most potential for better routing can be found. On ocean-crossing voyages, we’ve seen quite considerable savings potential, […]

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Don’t plow against sea currents!

by Ossi Mettälä, Customer Success Manager, NAPA Shipping Solutions Our team has recently been looking into data from past voyages of the global merchant fleet and conducting retro-optimization to find out where there would be most potential for better routing. In addition to these retro-optimization studies, real-life case examples offer valuable insight for better routing. […]

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Surf along with the Kuroshio current on the Pacific

by Kimmo Laaksonen, Director, Product Development, NAPA Shipping Solutions Ocean currents are relatively stable, so you would think ships know how to take advantage of them or avoid sailing against a strong ocean current, right? To find out how well ships accounted for currents, we took a year of tanker voyages crossing the Pacific to […]

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Neste increases sustainability with NAPA Voyage Optimization

Sustainable fuel supplier Neste Corporation achieves a significant increase in fuel efficiency and subsequent reduction in emissions using NAPA Voyage Optimization software Neste Corporation Neste is an advanced refiner of high-quality, sustainable oil products from renewable sources and the world’s largest renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel producer. It aims to help its customers reduce […]

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Why dodging ECAs doesn’t always pay off

by Claus Stigler, Product Owner of NAPA Voyage Optimization, NAPA Shipping Solutions Emission Control Areas (ECAs) are sea areas with stricter limits to airborne emissions from ships as ruled in MARPOL regulations. There are Emission Control Areas on many coastal seas worldwide: the Baltic Sea, the North Sea, the English Channel, the North American ECA, […]

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Five tips for better routing: Insights on safer and more fuel-efficient sea passages

Are there some typical patterns for poor routing? How much could be saved by optimizing a route? To find out, we combined NAPA’s voyage planning technology with historical data of the global merchant fleet. By retro-optimizing past voyages, we found where the most potential for better routing is. The findings are collected in this guidebook […]

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NAPA Webinar: Real-life voyage optimization stories

How to take advantage of sea currents for fuel savings? How to route optimally through Emission Control Areas? What experiences and insights Neste, an advanced refiner of high-quality sustainable oil products, has gained by using NAPA Voyage Optimization?   This webinar originally took place on December 9th, 2020. Watch the recording to hear Risto-Juhani Kariranta, […]

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Voyage Planning for MR Tankers – achieving average 15.9% emission savings with better routing!

by Kimmo Laaksonen, Director, Product Development, NAPA Shipping Solutions We see many claims on the potential emissions, fuel, and money savings shipowners and operators who have invested in voyage optimization solutions can make – claims that often vary considerably. So, how much can you really save by optimizing a route? And how can you work […]

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Webinar: Voyage Planning for Maximum Vessel Efficiency

Webinar hosted by Riviera Maritime Media; NAPA among panelists Teemu Manderbacka, Senior Research Engineer in NAPA Shipping Solutions, was involved in an expert panel to discuss voyage planning in a webinar hosted by Riviera Maritime Media. This webinar was part of Vessel Optimisation Webinar Week. Panelists in the webinar were representing different viewpoints to voyage […]

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Overcoming complexity and ambiguity in weather routing

by Teemu Manderbacka, Senior R&D Engineer, NAPA Shipping Solutions Voyage optimization has empirically demonstrated that it has the capability to provide significant reductions in consumed fuel and to help choose navigation routes that safely avoid dangerous conditions. However, even after a ship makes these choices and leaves port for its next destination there will still […]

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