UKHO phases out admiralty paper charts

The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has taken a major step on the path to digitalization in the shipping industry: the end of Admiralty paper charts.

Durable, tangible, and with no batteries required for use, the paper chart has been a mainstay of maritime navigation for centuries. Generations of mariners have relied on paper charts for voyage planning and positioning. But the times have changed, and automatically-updating electronic charts have become the default option – especially after the SOLAS mandate for the transition to ECDIS took effect. 


View entirety: The Maritime Executive