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ChartCo PassageManager


ChartCo, market leading provider of maritime data to ships at sea has announced the release of its latest exciting addition to the oceanMaster suite of software, PassageManager. This application provides a passage planning and product management tool which makes every stage of a vessel's navigation process clear, compliant and safe.

PassageManager gives the mariner the means to organise, purchase and update all paper and electronic charts in real time. It optimises voyage planning and reduces unnecessary delay and cost, thus giving instant access to all the navigational information you need, whenever and wherever worldwide.

Rory Davis, ChartCo Sales and Marketing Manager said, ChartCo is at the forefront of development and is actively involved in the industries move from paper to digital charts. PassageManager has evolved from this expertise and will provide mariners with not just navigational data, but product management which will significantly improve their ability to sail safely and cost efficiently. PassageManager is a superb tool for managing the mix of paper and electronic data now found on a vessel and it comes at no extra cost to the subscriber

Using PassageManager the mariner can quickly plot a route and identify the most appropriate products needed to navigate the passage safely and with compliance. It allows new products to be ordered so the most cost-effective mix of paper and electronic charts and publications are available in real time and provide better decision making tools at every stage of planning and voyage execution.

Fully integrated port, weather and tide information and the complete range of ChartCo products will give the mariner total independence from any data supplier allowing freedom of choice with a straightforward purchasing process using B2B technology to simplify the paper trail should that be required. Plan a port call with ease using the extensive ports database supplied by IHS Fairplay giving data on 10,000 ports and terminals as well as 23,600 port service providers. Port maps and plans assist in your docking scenarios and the daily news service informs users of key critical information minimising operational difficulties and costly delays.

Rory Davis says: We have worked very closely with mariners during the development and trials and the reaction has been very positive. ChartCo is confident that PassageManager will strengthen its position as market leader and feels the service will greatly enhance the offering to merchant shipping and set new standards for safe navigation, efficient planning and fleet management.