Digital Navigation Compliance

Taking the hassle out of full compliance, we look after all of your OnBoard requirements to ensure you are meeting IMO regulations and are always ready to set sail. 


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There are three publications that are essential on board any ship in order to meet compliance requirements.  

·    List IV - List of Coast Stations and Special Service Stations

·    List V - List of Ship Stations and Maritime Mobile Service Identity Assignments

·    Maritime Manual - Manual for Use by the Maritime Mobile and Maritime Mobile-Satellite Services (Maritime Manual)

IMO Publications

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) are the leading force behind regulations and requirements for digital navigations on board. As e-navigation is now mandatory practice for all ships, you are required to have these publications on board, to supplement your best navigation practices.

IMO has worked to identify and publish information for specific user needs, allowing the transition into e-navigation to be facilitated smoothly.  


There are over 200 titles available in English. We have IMO’s best-selling publications, which are now conveniently sold as e-reader products. The platform for the new products is The IMO Bookshelf, which is aimed at the carriage of publications on board ships. The e-reader products replace e-books in PDF format.

We recommend supplying your vessels with The IMO Bookshelf CD, so that the main digital titles will be ready for unlocking anytime, anywhere, and literally within minutes.

Advanced ChartWorld ENC Service ACES

ACES is an official SOLAS ENC data service by ChartWorld, one that supports the various data formats. ACES’s convert the complete Admiralty Vector Chart Services (AVCS) dataset into (S)ENC, for fast, simple and error-free data supply. ACES also provides the Admiralty Information Overlay (AIO); this enables your ECDIS to digitally display Temporary & Preliminary (T&P) data, as well as displaying additional electronic notices (eps), on your screen. For ECDIS’s that are unable to display the ACES (S)ENC format, we supply the Admiralty Vector Chart Service (AVCS). ACES are the ideal electronic charting product for an easy and cost-effective approach to paperless navigation.

ACES also meets SOLAS chart-carriage requirements, as long as the charts are kept up-to-date and displayed using a type-approved Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS.)

Admiralty Vector Chart Services (AVCS)

We are able to offer you the The ADMIRALTY Vector Chart Service (AVCS), which is the world’s leading digital maritime charting service on offer. There are over 15,000 official Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs); these help bridge crews to navigate safely and efficiently, whilst meeting Flag and Port State requirements.

Key features of AVCs:

  • 100% official global maritime ENC coverage, with more routes and ports than any other service

  • Unique ADMIRALTY Information Overlay (AIO) for additional passage planning and information

  • Weekly updates available via email, online or on CD and DVD, ensuring that you are maintaining ongoing safety and compliance

  • Delivered in industry-standard S-63 / S-57 formats, guaranteeing compatibility with existing ECDIS’s currently available.

Admiralty Digital Publications

We provide all additional Admiralty publications which help your ship to sail.

Admiralty Total Tide (ATT), Admiralty Digital List of Lights (ADLL), and Digital Radio Signals (ADRS) are all available to ensure proficiency. These publications contain all the details of their paper equivalents, with the convenience of accurate and efficient weekly updates and simple searching of information.

ADMIRALTY TotalTide (ATT) provides crews with accurate tidal information, quickly and effectively. Height and tidal stream predictions for more than 7,000 ports and 3,000 tidal streams worldwide.

ADMIRALTY Digital List of Lights (ADLL) is an advanced source of navigational light and fog signal information. There is coverage for over 85,000 individual fixed light structures including lighthouses, lightships, lit floating marks and fog signals.

ADMIRALTY Digital Radio Signals aid the ongoing safety, security and compliance of your vessel by helping to manage and maintain open communications, and to meet reporting regulations.

e-Nautical Publications

We offer the Admiralty e-Nautical Publications (AENPs), which are simply the electronic versions of official ADMIRALTY Nautical publications. There are 86 official publications available in this electronic format; they are easy to use and to update, and bring improved efficiency, accuracy and access to all required information.

These include:

  • Accurate weekly Notices to Mariners, which are added within seconds, ensuring ongoing safety and compliance.

  • Simple search to access important planning and information easily.

We have been using ChartWorld's ECDIS on our vessels for over four years now and it has been a wonderful experience all along. The equipment has proven to be highly reliable and has required no service attendances, saving cost to the owners. The business model of leasing hardware with free software upgrades is very suitable for the shipping industry where new regulations come in all the time and with ships changing hands so very quickly. And lastly, the service quality is excellent. ChartWorld is able to customise solutiona for us every time we ask them. In this industry, where new equipment and installation can bring lot of headaches, working with ChartWorld has only brought “Peace of mind”.


Digital transformation is a vital part of maintaining a high quality, safe, and efficient fleet. ChartWorld delivers on all our key requirements, from assisting us in our move to paperless navigation using eSeries, updating our SMS for ECDIS using eQuip, through to comprehensive navigation data services. ChartWorld's overall navigation package provides industry-leading technology, but delivers something no one else can when it comes to modern commercial solutions for the ship-owners, managers, and crew.


We decided to equip our tug boats with the eGlobe G2 touch ECDIS. The optimized software in combination with the touch hardware is the most user-friendly and safe solution for navigation on our boats. The concept, reliable systems, and plug and play solution makes sure that we can operate in a safe, cost-effective manner even with boats located in difficult areas of the world.

Fairplay Schleppdampfschiffs-Reederei Richard Borchard GmbH, Capt. Christoph Kuehne, Nautical Superintendent

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