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MOL to equip 80 bulkers with energy-saving service

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has confirmed a decision to equip 80 of its operated bulk carriers on a trial basis with a new energy-saving analysis service developed by Helsinki-based software company NAPA.

The service, called NAPA Fleet Intelligence with Noon Report (NAPA FI), relies on information gained from vessel logs and the AIS, and analyses propulsion performance using NAPA’s engineering knowledge and data analysis.

NAPA FI does not require installation of an operational data collection device onboard the ships.

The service will verify the effects of measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the MOL ships, such as more effective engine output control, timely measures for hull and propellers maintenance to prevent reduction of propulsion.

In addition, NAPA FI can be easily adopted on vessels and is expected to optimise propulsion performance and reduce environmental impact even for vessels on short-term charter contracts.

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