Maritime digitalisation heavyweights put Big Data and the Internet of Things within the reach of all vessels
(Right side) Mr. Juha Heikinheimo, President of NAPA Group, (Left side) Muneyuki Koike, Senior Managing Director of FURUNO.
FURUNO, the global leader in marine electronics equipment and solutions and NAPA, the leading maritime data analysis, software and services provider announced today an ongoing partnership designed to support the digital progress of the global maritime fleet.
The two leaders in maritime data and electronics, have integrated NAPA Performance Monitoring and NAPA Logbook software with FURUNO hardware to offer a market-ready data logging and reporting solution using data signals already present onboard. This partnership offers a simple step forward into the Big Data era for ship owners, operators and managers with Internet of Things data-collection, electronic logging, and ship-shore and data-centre communications. The services offered will use existing FURUNO hardware and satellite communication solutions to support data-driven streamlining of operations, through business intelligence and boosting vessel performance, crew productivity and shore operation.
The two data-led platforms offered form the basis of NAPA's Shipping Solutions, designed to optimise vessel efficiency, safety, and enhance productivity both on-board and for shore based offices. Electronic data collection and analytics provide rationalised, easy-to-understand and accurate reporting to shore based management teams, and best-in-class data security through cloud storage. Furthermore, they support owners, operators and managers in addressing key challenges such as safety reporting, engine and waste logs, and providing a full reporting solution for the EU's Monitoring Reporting and Verification (EU MRV) legislation.
Muneyuki Koike, Senior Managing Director, FURUNO commented:
"NAPA delivers excellent data collection, analysis and control solutions for the maritime industry. We are confident that the combination of NAPA's Shipping Solutions and FURUNO's expertise in navigation and communication equipment with its worldwide service network will create very powerful synergy and looking forward to an exciting growth of the partnership within the maritime IoT world."
Juha Heikinheimo, President, NAPA Group commented:
"NAPA would like to thank our partner FURUNO for their support and vision in the development of this project. NAPA and FURUNO's offerings perfectly complement each other to deliver significant value to both parties, and to make a unique and fundamental contribution to the digitalisation of the international maritime industry and its fleet. The future of the industry is enhanced communications, greater scrutiny on reporting and monitoring, and the exploitation of Big Data to deliver excellence. Together NAPA and FURUNO can support and enhance that progression."
In its nearly 30 years of operation, NAPA has become a global leader in software, services and data analysis for the maritime industry; providing best in class data-led solutions for safety, efficiency and productivity in both ship design and operations.
NAPA operates globally, with eleven offices across Asia, Europe and the Americas supported by its Helsinki headquarters. To date, NAPA has nearly 400 user organisations for its design solutions and over 2,000 installations onboard vessels. For more information, visit www.napa.fi