NAPA launches stability management for ferries

Maritime software provider NAPA has launched its NAPA Stability for Ferries application, with installations confirmed on seven Grandi Navi Veloci (GNV) vessels and ongoing sea trials with Tallink Silja Line.

The software is designed to assist ferry operators in maintaining safe loading conditions while promoting data transparency and improved ship-to-shore communication.

The system incorporates support for fast and frequent loading and unloading, multiple arrivals and departures daily, reporting compliance, as well as cargo management. A new cargo loading feature has also been included, to speed up stability and loading calculations during tight schedule turnarounds.

GNV is one of the first ferry operators to install the system, while Tallink Silja Line will be trialling it on Silja Serenade and Baltic Queen.

“The safety of our passengers is our utmost priority. 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,” said Davide Orecchia, Chief Technical Officer at GNV.

“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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