Carnival Corporation and NAPA sign extension to service and product agreement for all brands
NAPA, the leading maritime software, services and data analysis provider has today announced a comprehensive service and product agreement extension with Carnival Corporation, the world’s biggest cruise company with a combined fleet of more than 100 vessels across 9 cruise line brands.
This covers comprehensive services for the Onboard NAPA Loading Computers, training certification for Carnival’s CSMART training facility, and a framework agreement for future deployments of NAPA solutions.
Carnival’s commitment to the highest performance standards for its ships and safety for its passengers and crew has led to its early adoption of solutions such as NAPA’s electronic logbooks, voyage reporting, and flooding decision support systems. These technologies, as well as numerous others, have been developed in close co-operation 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 NAPA and Carnival’s 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 unrivalled decision support capabilities to ensure safe operations.”
In its 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 11 offices across Asia, Europe and the Americas supported by its Helsinki headquarters. To date, NAPA has 420 user organizations for its design solutions and over 2,500 installations onboard vessels.