MarineTraffic and NAPA have agreed a deal to collaborate in the development of new voyage planning, optimisation, and analysis services for the shipping industry.
Maritime software company NAPA, owned by ClassNK, reports that it has received funding from INTENS, a VTT-coordinated Finnish research-industry collaborative consortium, to support its work improving vessel technical and operational performance and lowering ships’ emissions.
Danelec Marine and NAPA are to work together in the development of a new Cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) system for ship performance analysis and optimisation, combining Danelec’s shipboard data collection and transfer platform, developed alongside its voyage data recorder (VDR) equipment, with NAPA’s analytics software.
Korean shipyard DSME has agreed a deal to use the 3D model-based NAPA Steel software application to manage its vessel design processes, following the completion of a benchmarking evaluation involving multiple vendors.
NAPA and C-Job Naval Architects have introduced a new Accelerated Concept Design system to automate the concept stage of the ship design process, using genetic algorithms that apply a Darwinian approach to automatically generate successive ‘generations’ of ship designs, with each new one inheriting the most successful characteristics of its predecessors.
NAPA reports that it has updated its performance monitoring and reporting systems to support compliance with EU Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) legislation, providing users of NAPA Shipping Solutions, ClassNK-NAPA GREEN and NAPA-DSME Power with options to generate MRV reports.
NAPA and Japanese maritime software development firm NTT Data Engineering Systems (NDES) have announced a collaboration project to work on ship design and manufacturing support systems, with the aim of streamlining the vessel building process through the application of technology.
NAPA has introduced a new web-based ship performance monitoring service called NAPA Fleet Intelligence, providing voyage-by-voyage analysis of fuel efficiency for conventionally powered vessels dating back as far as January 2015.
Shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has implemented NAPA Steel’s 3D model-based ship structural design tool across its business, the companies report.
NAPA and Furuno report that they have integrated NAPA’s Performance Monitoring and Logbook software packages with Furuno’s hardware to create a market-ready data logging and reporting system, using data signals already present onboard ships today.
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