Helsinki, Finland, headquartered maritime software specialist NAPA and Carnival Corporation have extended a comprehensive agreement covering comprehensive services for the Onboard NAPA Loading Computers in Carnival cruise ships, training certification for Carnival’s CSMART training facility, and a framework agreement for future deployments of NAPA solutions.
Carnival has been an early adopter of solutions such as NAPA’s electronic logbooks, voyage reporting, and flooding decision support systems. These and other technologies have been developed by NAPA in close cooperation with Carnival over a working partnership that has spanned more than 15 years. Today, every ship in the Carnival Corporation fleet has NAPA technology solutions on board that help monitor risks in real time and improve decision making in an emergency.
One of the most important advances in to come from the two companies’ cooperation has been the development of the NAPA Emergency Computer to meet the need to have a precise, simple, and robust onboard decision support system for flooding incidents that exceeds the requirements of the regulations.
NAPA Emergency Computer has been installed on all Carnival newbuilds since 2016 and installations to selected existing ships started last year with Princess Cruises’ Royal Princess and Regal Princess. An agreement has also been signed to refit Carnival Splendor and Carnival Breeze with NAPA Emergency Computer.
Mikko Forss, Americas Sales Director for NAPA, commented, “Stability management is a core component of passenger vessel operations. Solutions such as the NAPA Loading Computer are approved by all major class societies and together with NAPA Emergency Computer they provide unrivaled decision support capabilities to ensure safe operations.”