NAPA to install electronic logbooks on two new Finnlines ferries

The digital solutions will help ferry line to analyse data and increase safety, efficiency and sustainability 

NAPA to install electronic logbooks on two new Finnlines ferries

Finnlines and NAPA

Finnlines will use NAPA’s digital solutions on two Superstar-class ro-pax vessels, which will operate between Finland and Sweden

By Laura Hyde |

Finnlines is to install electronic reporting, fleet monitoring and stability management solutions from software provider NAPA on two new Superstar-class hybrid ro-pax vessels, which will begin operating between Finland and Sweden in late 2023. 

NAPA’s solutions will capture and analyse detailed, traceable operational data from the ships’ logs to generate actionable safety, efficiency and sustainability insights. 

“Our sea connections are a vital link between countries bordering the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, bringing people together and supporting businesses and supply chains in the region,” said Pasi Väänänen, technical superintendent at Finnlines. “We are dedicated to meeting this important need for maritime transport as efficiently, safely and sustainably as possible. Proper data capturing and analysis onboard our vessels is an essential foundation for progress on all these aspects. We are proud to pursue our digital journey with NAPA, which will provide our teams with the data they need not only to ensure compliance, but also to further optimise our overall business operations moving forward.” 

Sister ships Finnsirius and Finncanopus will also be the first Finnish-flagged ferries to be equipped with NAPA’s electronic logbooks with new cloud-based Fleet Intelligence modules. 

The electronic logbooks will automate the mandatory reporting and record-keeping required by both the flag state and the International Maritime Organization’s international conventions for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships and for the Safety of Life at Sea. The new Fleet Intelligence module will enable real-time data exchange between onboard and onshore crews, eliminating the administrative burden, saving time and limiting the risk of errors. This operational data will then be analysed to identify further opportunities for optimisation.  

“We are proud to partner with Finnlines, an industry leader with a long-standing commitment to sustainability, as they further strengthen their operations with enhanced data collection and sharing,” said Esa Henttinen, executive vice president for safety solutions at NAPA. “This partnership is a tangible example of the new opportunities that shipping can unlock with its onboard operational data, with efficiencies that go beyond navigation and route optimisation. Beyond mandatory reporting, this data can be integrated and analysed to deliver insights that will inform actions to deliver more efficient and sustainable operations.” 

Currently under construction at the China Merchants Jinling shipyard, Finnsirius and Finncanopus will both carry up to 1,100 passengers and 5,200 lane metres of cargo. Finnsirius is expected to be operational by autumn and Finncanopus will start service by the end of 2023. 

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