Cruise & Ferry Review - Autumn/Winter 2023

143 Photo: credit The latest version of NAPA Stability for Ferries automatically calculates weight onboard “ The launch of NAPA Stability pioneered safety data transferability to shore with cloud technology” Jussi Siltanen Another NAPA solution, NAPA Logbook, can ease onboard operation by automating data entry as well as streamlining regulatory and technical reports. Then, along with other NAPA onboard modules and third-party sources, it seamlessly relays all this data to the shoreside via NAPA Fleet Intelligence. The platform can then be used to create custom reports based on requirements for a single vessel or the whole fleet, helping ferries comply and avoid penalties. NAPA Fleet Intelligence integrates the fleet data it receives to create a comprehensive fleet profile. This profile then enables everyday safety and voyage optimisation, testing of new operational plans and validation of long-term strategies like benchmarking performance, testing more efficient ship designs, and more. These capabilities are especially impactful for smaller operators, whose limited computing resources may have previously held them back from developing them in-house. “The launch of NAPA Stability pioneered safety data transferability to shore with cloud technology,” says Siltanen. “With that, we set a bigger trend of the growing role of shoreside teams in stability and safety operations management – now they can seamlessly support shipboard crew in voyage planning, benchmarking performance for better efficiency, faster support in case of emergency and much more. This is especially critical for the ferry sector, as operators typically do not have full-fledged fleet operation centres onshore, or they are working with limited resources.”