BC Ferries is abolishing paperwork by installing an e-logbook across its fleet
BC Ferries is installing an electronic logbook as a fleetwide standard solution.
It is using maritime software and data analysis provider NAPA’s NAPA Logbook across its fleet. A statement explained that BC Ferries chose to install NAPA Logbook after a “thorough tender” process and successful pilot installations on BC Ferries’ Coastal Celebration and Northern Expedition in 2016 and on three of BC Ferries’ Salish-class ships during 2017. Installations have continued during 2019 and NAPA Logbook will be used on more than 20 BC Ferries ships by the end of 2020.
NAPA Logbook has more than a decade’s service on board vessels serving more than 8,000 users and is approved by more than 20 major flag states, including the Bahamas, Marshall Islands, Panama, Malta and Singapore. NAPA Logbook will also be available on the new NAPA Mobile smartphone interface, meaning reporting can be completed anywhere around a ship.
NAPA Americas sales director Mikko Forss said “Nobody likes paperwork, but for hundreds of years it has been an arduous reality for every seafarer. NAPA Logbook leaves those days in the past. It delivers everything you’ve come to expect from a paper logbook while also delivering major benefits to its users in terms of time savings, data validation, and data sharing.”