NAPA to deploy new onboard stability solution on ferries

Grandi Navi Veloci will install the technology onboard seven of its vessels while trials are ongoing with Tallink Silja Line

NAPA to deploy new onboard stability solution on ferries

Tallink Silja Line

NAPA Stability for Ferries is being trialled onboard Tallink Silja Line’s Baltic Queen and Silja Serenade

By Laura Hyde |

Maritime software provider NAPA is to deploy its new cloud-based digital solution, NAPA Stability for Ferries, onboard seven Grandi Navi Veloci (GNV) vessels to enable crew to manage operations more efficiently. 

The stability solution, which is currently being trialled onboard Tallink Silja Lines Baltic Queen and Silja Serenade, has been designed to improve fleet safety and efficiency. NAPA Stability for Ferries will help crews maintain safe loading conditions on tight schedules and increase data transparency and ship-to-shore communication.  

“NAPA Stability for Ferries is our answer to the sector’s growing safety and efficiency challenges,” said Markus Tompuri, chief stability officer for safety solutions at NAPA. “The advanced solution brings the best of stability management, fine-tuned for ferry operations, allowing them to tap into a wealth of insights tailored to their unique requirements. Working in collaboration with industry leaders also ensures we’re building a solution that not only meets their operational objectives but also supports critical decision-making, often on a time crunch.” 

NAPA Stability is already installed onboard 69 cruise vessels, but the new solution includes additional features tailored to fast-paced ferry operations. It will help crew and shoreside teams to expedite loading and unloading and manage arrivals and departures, route-specific challenges, sustainability, and reporting and compliance, providing data which will lead to better-informed decision-making. In addition, having real-time stability data will give shoreside teams and crew a clearer picture of current loading conditions, which will help with ongoing risk assessment and facilitate a faster response in an emergency. 

“The safety of our passengers is our utmost priority,” said Davide Orecchia, chief technical officer at GNV. “Working with NAPA gives us the peace of mind that we are maintaining the industry’s highest standards to keep our ferries operating safely and smoothly, while also unlocking data insights to improve the efficiency of our fleet and teams. With dynamic new cargo loading features, and real-time shipboard stability data available onshore via cloud services, our onboard and shoreside teams can communicate and collaborate like never before.” 

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