NAPA will work with ClassNK and Japanese general trading company Marubeni to assess what fuel and carbon emission savings could be achieved through voyage optimization.
APA will use its Fleet Intelligence platform to analyze the impact of EEXI using the actual vessel performance across Marubeni’s fleet and compare it against similar fleets.
Based on this, NAPA will predict how well the Marubeni vessels will be able to perform in the future with reduced propulsion power and remain competitive in the market from 2023 onwards when new EEXI and CII requirements enter into force.
With no need for commissioning or hardware installation onboard vessels, the platform can analyze past performance and optimize fleet operations.
This will enable NAPA, ClassNK and Marubeni to analyze the effect of EEXI requirements on Marubeni’s fleet in terms of transportation capacity, CO2 emissions and fuel consumption.
NAPA will also calculate Carbon Intensity Indicators (CII) for vessels using historical operation data and predict how much performance can be improved with the weather routing system, NAPA Voyage Optimization.
Reducing emissions is a strategic priority for fleets around the world, and with so many options on the table, it makes sense to start by finding out what is achievable by just optimizing voyages, without the immediate need for any new fuels or technology
said Naoki Mizutani, Managing Director at NAPA Japan.