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ADMIRALTY Port Approach Guides


Planning information on a single chart to support port entry and exit

 

 

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ADMIRALTY Port Approach Guides are single, port-scale charts that contain a wide range of planning information for some of the world's busiest approaches. Taken from existing ADMIRALTY charts and publications, this information can help to simplify a number of passage planning tasks and support Master Pilot Exchange (MPX).


Key features of Port Approach Guides include:


  • ​​​Planning information for individual ports including principal lights and landmarks, pilotage and port specific warnings. Displayed on one chart, this information can help users to simplify the planning of port entry and exit.​​


  • International Code of Signals (ICS) flags and QR codes to help bridge crews quickly identify warnings and current notices for specific ports, increasing situational awareness and supporting safe navigation.


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Find out more about the features of Port Approach Guides >

 

Up-to-date information


Any changes to port areas are brought to the mariners attention by ADMIRALTY Preliminary Notices to Mariners (PNMs).


These PNMs, as well as seven day tidal forecasts, can be accessed using QR Codes on each chart. PNMs can also be downloaded for free from our website, or can be found in the Notices to Mariners paper bulletin.


View and download the latest NMs here >

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Available around the world


We distribute our products through a global network of experienced and trusted ADMIRALTY Chart Agents. If you are interested in finding out more about ADMIRALTY Port Approach Guides, please contact your preferred Chart Agent or visit the find a Chart Agent page to locate your closest distributor.


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​Extra information to aid planning


Each Port Approach Guide displays a range of planning information for a specific approach. This additional planning information may include contact details and harbour regulations, Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) information, principal lights and landmarks, specific warnings, tide and climate information, anchorages and prohibited areas, dangerous cargo, pilotage, berth information and port services.  Clearly displayed on one chart, this information can help to save bridge officers time during passage planning and Master Pilot Exchange (MPX). It can also help to make the planning of port navigation quicker and easier. 

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 Want to see our Port Approach Guides in use? Our product demonstration film gives you a visual overview of the product's key features

 

Quick reference


International Code of Signals (ICS) flags link text panels to chart features to help bridge crews identify warnings and notices for the area they plan to sail, improving situational awareness. Quick Response (QR) codes also provide bridge crews with quick access to important information such as port authority websites, as well as online supporting applications such as ADMIRALTY EasyTide and Notice to Mariners WebSearch.

 

Familiarity and reassurance


All charts display widely used and instantly recognisable features and symbols, giving bridge crews clarity and reassurance during times of peak workload and pressure.​

 

 

Each port approach guide contains official planning information taken from ADMIRALTY Maritime products & Services

 

A growing number of ports covered


Covering some of the world’s busiest ports, each Port Approach Guide provides bridge crews with an extra layer of detail for the approach. This coverage is growing every month, with plans to include the world’s top 800 ports.


Download a list of ports covered by the Port Approach Guide range >

​Pricing


Each ADMIRALTY Port Approach Guide has a recommended retail price of £30.00. A full list of Port Approach Guides, their coverage and scales can be viewed in the ADMIRALTY Maritime Data Solutions (NP131). An updated list of Port Approach Guide coverage is also published below on a weekly basis.


Download a list of ports covered within the Port Approach Guide range >

 

Ordering Port Approach Guides


We sell ADMIRALTY Port Approach Guides through a network of experienced and trusted chart agents. Please contact your ADMIRALTY Chart Agent to discuss the right package of charts for you and pricing.


​​If you don’t have a preferred chart agent, then you can search a list of worldwide ADMIRALTY Chart Agents on our find an ADMIRALTY Chart Agent page.


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Alternatively, these charts can be ordered through ADMIRALTY e-Navigator Planning Station 3.4 or the latest version of Planning Station, which can be accessed via ADMIRALTY gateway. To find out more, please click here.


The ADMIRALTY Digital Catalogue (ADC) can also provide you with a comprehensive reference of all ADMIRALTY Maritime Data Solutions. To find out more about the ADC, please click here.