AVCS offers the most extensive ENC coverage available from any one supplier. It includes ENCs which are not available through any other services. This coverage is key for any shipping company with vessels trading internationally and is not available from any other ENC provider.
These folios are available in three defined types (Transit, Regional and Port), and they provide customers with the best possible combination of flexibility of coverage, budgetary, predictability, and ultimately peace of mind. Such folio services are not available from any other ENC provider.
AVCS also provides very flexible licensing to minimize chart costs. AVCS customers need only buy the ENCs they need when they need them. Chart access is provided for periods of as little as 3 months up to 1 year according to the geographic area and vessels operating requirements and priced accordingly. The vessel carries all the ENCs onboard.
Chart permits can be requested at any time via an Admiralty chart agent and supplied on board in minutes.
AVCS provides cost-effective coverage of the world’s major shipping routes, avoiding the need to purchase unnecessary data. AVCS is sold in two different formats, Folios & Units, offering the ultimate in purchase flexibility.
AVCS is sold in a series of Folios, which are geographic collections of ENCs selected for a specific purpose (e.g. transiting an area). They are designed to make ordering, maintenance and licensing as easy and flexible as possible. Each Folio is automatically maintained for any relevant changes to ENC coverage.
These are designed to provide all the coverage needed for a vessel to pass safely through a region when not engaging in local trade, saving you the expense of purchasing detailed coverage for regions that you are just passing through, whilst including more coverage to negotiate the choke points such as the Suez Canal and Malacca Straits.
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.
These typically comprise Approach, Harbor and Berthing cells grouped together into a single sales unit. Under typical operational conditions, vessels approaching a port directly from an ocean passage will require only Transit and Port Folios if not engaging in coastal operation
Where a number of major ports are grouped in a complex waterway (e.g. Japan’s “Bungo Suido and Western Inland Sea”), a single Port Folio may provide coverage for all the ports in the area.
CHART BY CHART
Hand-pick individual ENC chart coverage that meets the specific requirements of your Fleet to ensure precise coverage of your shipping routes.
All ENCs in AVCS can be selected on a chart-by-chart basis as ENC Units. These Units are the smallest unit of sale allowed by ENC producers and usually contain ENC data approximately equivalent to a paper chart.
Combine AVCS Folios of your choice with individual ENC charts for unrivalled coverage and voyage flexibility.