Finnlines adopts NAPA electronic logbooks for newbuild ferries

Cargo and passenger vessel operator Finnlines has announced a new agreement with NAPA to install electronic reporting, fleet monitoring and stability management systems on two newbuild ‘Superstar-class’ ro-pax vessels.

The two vessels, Finnsirius and Finncanopus, will be fitted with a range of energy-saving technologies to minimise emissions on their route between Finland and Sweden.

Under the agreement, the two ships will be equipped with NAPA’s electronic logbooks, which will automate mandatory reporting and record-keeping required by the flag state and the IMO’s MARPOL and SOLAS conventions. The data collected will also be analysed to identify potential improvements in operations for the sister vessels. 

The Finnsirius and Finncanopus will be the first ships under the Finnish flag to use the new NAPA Logbook and Fleet Intelligence modules, which will support real-time data exchange between crew on board and Finnlines’ onshore organisation.

The two vessels will also use NAPA’s stability management system to share and view all stability data, including loading conditions, stability margins, and watertight door status, in real time.

Finnsirius is expected to be delivered in July 2023 and will enter operation in the autumn of this year, while Finncanopus is scheduled to begin operations by the end of 2023.

“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. We are dedicated to meeting this important need for maritime transport as efficiently, safely, and sustainably as possible,” said Pasi Väänänen, Technical Superintendent at Finnlines.

“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.”

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