Unlock the world's most challenging shipping areas for effective passage planning.
Planning and thematic charts
Make informed, safety-critical decisions when planning your commercial voyage with Admiralty Planning and Thematic charts. Providing additional, specialist information to help you progress your voyage safely and efficiently through some of the world's most challenging shipping areas, this world-class series is designed to be used alongside nautical charts and publications.
Valuable aids to voyage planning, Admiralty Planning and Thematic charts enhance on-board knowledge of route features and sea conditions aiding decision making for the best routes in any situation. They provide guidance on cargo-loading for safe, compliant carriage and inform key decisions around commercial efficiency and ship security. Whatever your destination, these charts support traditional navigation methods – helping you plan your passage with confidence and ease.
Voyage planning charts
Enabling you to write intelligent and effective berth-to-berth passage plans, these charts are the main planning tools of the range. They reference key facts, recommendations and regulations providing specialist information on environmental factors, traffic schemes and hazards adding clarity to your planning.
Voyage planning support charts
Charts designed to support the overall planning process. They provide important information to support your voyage planning.
Mariners' Routeing Guides
Covering potential bottlenecks, these guides give quick and succinct area overviews to improve your situational awareness. They contain guidance and easy reference to vital information for passage planning, highlighting recommendations and hazards and presenting visual details of traffic separation schemes and routeing measures in the world's busiest and most complex shipping areas. The expanding range already covers the English Channel and Dover Strait, Baltic Sea, Gulf of Suez, and Malacca and Singapore Straits.
Maritime Security and Anti-Piracy Charts
In the event of a piracy incident, these charts show you who to contact, where to report and how to remain safe. Adding an additional layer of security to your planning, they are designed to keep your crew and cargo safe. Although these charts are not mandatory, and each port-state will have different interpretations about procedures that need to be followed, they do equip you with vital piracy response mechanisms and knowledge.
Load Line Regulations
The Load Line Regulations Chart displays the latest load line regulation zones and seasonal periods as a World chart that assists mariners to plan safe and legal draught throughout their voyage. The current edition reflects the changes made in the 1998 Merchant Shipping (Load Line) Regulations, which shows mariners the draught to which vessels subject to SOLAS regulations can be loaded in designated zones around the world.
Ocean Routeing Charts
Valuable aids to ocean voyage planning – these charts include shipping routes and distances between major ports and for each month of the year on 12 separate charts: ocean currents, wind roses, ice limits, load lines, plus expected meteorological and oceanographic conditions. Five sets of charts cover the oceans of the world, North Atlantic, South Atlantic, North Pacific, South Pacific and the Indian Ocean, and include crucial information on seasonal variations.
Designed to assist the voyage planning process these charts are a range of very small-scale charts covering oceanic regions and at the smallest scale - The World. They show significant ports throughout the regions and offer a high level overview of whole oceans.
World Time Zone Chart
An easy reference tool relating local arrival and departure times to the standard Greenwich Mean Time, the World Time Zone Chart is devised to give mariners, in any part of the world, planning support across different time zones. The most recent edition of this chart depicts the course of the International Date Line.
Co-tidal and Co-range charts are primarily used to predict offshore tidal conditions, providing crucial tidal snapshots to assist passage planning. Used where the effect of tidal streams forms a significant part of a passage they provide an aid to working out the speed of travel required in order to reach significant controlled depths at the right time.
Used in passage planning to plot great circle routes as a straight line, Gnomonic Charts are useful for devising composite rhumb line courses. Fifteen charts cover the world, to facilitate great circle sailing and should be used in conjunction with navigational charts.
Meteorological Charts and Diagrams
Compile a picture of oceanic conditions in specific areas with this series of 27 meteorological working charts – another useful tool to support your passage planning, particularly in upfront planning for ocean voyages.
A powerful aid to planning
Dependable detail for key routes