NAPA And IINO Lines: A Partnership For Sustainable Shipping Solutions


NAPA, a leader in maritime software and data services, has agreed with IINO Lines, a prominent ship owner and operator based in Tokyo, Japan, to implement NAPA Voyage Optimization onboard vessels equipped with Norsepower Rotor SailsTM (NPRS™). This collaboration underscores the importance of leveraging data and digital technologies to optimize wind propulsion systems and drive forward the green agenda in the maritime industry.

Maximizing Efficiency Through Technology Integration

The agreement will focus on deploying NAPA Voyage Optimization on two IINO Lines vessels, a Very Large Gas Carrier (VLGC) and a Panamax coal carrier, both equipped with NPRS™. By integrating NAPA’s optimization tool with wind propulsion systems, the aim is to maximize fuel savings and minimize greenhouse gas emissions through advanced route and speed optimization techniques. This approach exemplifies the synergy between technology and sustainability in driving operational efficiency.

Achieving Tangible Environmental Benefits

Initial studies indicate that the vessels equipped with NPRS™ alone can achieve significant fuel consumption and CO₂ emissions reductions. Through collaboration with NAPA and the implementation of advanced routing solutions, further emissions reductions of 3-10% are expected. This partnership aligns with IINO Lines’ commitment to carbon neutrality and underscores the potential of data-driven optimization in advancing environmental sustainability within the maritime sector.

Empowering Decision-Making with Data Insights

The partnership between NAPA and IINO Lines exemplifies the power of data insights in informing strategic decision-making. By simulating vessel performance, fuel consumption, and emissions levels, ship owners and operators can gain valuable insights into potential savings and optimize operational efficiency. This proactive approach not only enhances environmental stewardship but also positions stakeholders to navigate market volatility and regulatory challenges effectively.

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Source: NAPA