You can purchase charts in AVCS as individual ENCs, or in folios covering a geographic region. These ENCs and folios, which are outlined below, can be purchased on a subscription basis for periods of 3, 6, 9, or 12 months where countries allow. Additional coverage can also be purchased at any time, and each chart has its own subscription period.
These folios provide ENC coverage at a scale appropriate for vessels not engaged in local trade, saving you the expense of purchasing detailed coverage where it's not required. Transit folios also provide increased coverage of major choke points, such as the Suez Canal and Malacca Strait.
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These cover a much smaller geographical area than Transit Folios and include all Coastal and some Approach ENCs, where coastal coverage is not available. Regional Folios are designed for local and coastal trade, where more detailed coverage of complex coastal waters is required. They do not include Port Approaches or Entry.
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These typically comprise of Approach, Harbour and Berthing ENCs, grouped together into a single sales unit.
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Instead of purchasing your ENCs as folios, it is also possible to buy ENCs individually, allowing you complete control over your chart holdings. Most ENCs in the AVCS service can be selected on a chart-by-chart basis and typically contain ENC data approximately equivalent to that of a paper chart.
Combine AVCS Folios of your choice with individual ENC charts for unrivalled coverage and voyage flexibility.
Choosing, ordering and managing AVCS
AVCS is sold through an international network of experienced and trusted chart agents. Please contact your ADMIRALTY Chart Agent to discuss the right package of charts for you.
If you don't have a preferred chart agent, then you can search a list of worldwide ADMIRALTY Chart Agents with our find an ADMIRALTY Chart Agent page.
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Alternatively, individual AVCS charts and folios can be purchased through ADMIRALTY e-Navigator Planning Station – a back-of-bridge planning aid that enables bridge crews to view, order and manage ADMIRALTY Maritime Products and Services on board. e-Navigator Fleet Manager also allows shipping companies to monitor ADMIRALTY products across fleets, enabling management of cost and compliance.
To find out more about e-Navigator Planning Station or Fleet Manager, which are available to ADMIRALTY customers at no extra cost, please
The ADMIRALTY Digital Catalogue (ADC) can also provide you with a comprehensive and up to date reference of current ADMIRALTY products and services, with functionality that allows you to search for products by type, scale or a defined route.
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