NAPA wins big order for fleet management software from MOL

Sarah Carter
Sarah Carter

25 October 2018


Japanese operator MOL has opted for NAPA Fleet Intelligence software to be installed on time chartered in vessels in its bulk carrier fleet.

NAPA Fleet Intelligence combines NAPA’s naval architectural expertise and proprietary data modelling with open source data and MOL’s own reports to produce industry-leading analytics and actionable insights with zero onboard installation. Through its use of the software, MOL will receive fleet-wide hull performance analysis, voyage-by-voyage performance reports, and voyage planning that is entirely cloud-based.

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NAPA’s voyage reporting software is the first to use the data from noon-reports as well as remote analytics to precisely categorise fuel use into individual categories such as calm sea consumption. It can also identify the causes of increased fuel use, including environmental effects, or hull fouling. The noon-reports are further combined with remote-sensed data such as AIS, chart data and environmental data. This is processed through algorithms and hydrodynamic calculations developed by NAPA’s experts that are based on detailed ship performance models for each vessel type.

Toshiaki Tanaka, Managing Executive Officer Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd., commented, “NAPA Fleet Intelligence provides us with the tools we need to accurately assess the technical and commercial performance of our fleet to a level of detail that was previously unattainable for chartered ships – unless owners had already installed performance monitoring. It also gives us performance reporting that’s completely consistent across our entire chartered dry bulk fleet”.