Jeppesen Marine signed two license agreements with the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) earlier this month. The first is a CHS Value-Added Reseller (VAR) agreement authorizing Jeppesen Marine to integrate CHS products and updates into its own value-added products for the marine industry. The second agreement makes Jeppesen Marine an authorized dealer of official Canadian Hydrographic Service Digital Charts, including CHS Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs) and BSB raster charts, and also allows Jeppesen Marine to issue CHS ENCs in type-approved SENC format.
“We’re happy that our CHS products will be available through Jeppesen Marine’s global reseller network,” said CHS dominion hydrographer Dr. Savithri Narayanan. “Jeppesen Marine’s products are popular in the Canadian marketplace. And, as long as distributors can document to us that their SENC distribution format is type-approved, they will also be able to distribute our official charts as SENCs.”
Said Jeppesen Marine’s Hilton Cowie, business operations – High Seas Division: “Thanks to this direct agreement with a leading ENC provider, Jeppesen Marine will be able to provide navigators with high-quality CHS digital charts and updates in an efficient and user-friendly manner. Our customers will now be able to take full advantage of the quickness and ease of our type-approved SENC distribution format, when they operate in Canadian waters.”
The agreement is one of a handful of value-added reseller agreements the Canadian Hydrographic Service has signed with manufacturers, allowing them to bundle CHS products and data into value-added products. Jeppesen Marine has signed similar ENC distribution agreements with hydrographic offices in India, China, most of Europe, the United States and many other countries. For Jeppesen Marine customers who purchase CHS charts via the PRIMAR RENC (Regional ENC coordinating center), this option will remain open.
About the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS)
Established in 1883, the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS), Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, with 300 dedicated employees distributed across Canada, conducts hydrographic surveys, publishes, maintains and distributes nearly a thousand nautical charts as well as hundreds of publications in accordance with IHO standards. CHS charts and publications meet the carriage requirements of the Charts and Nautical Publications Regulations made under the Canada Shipping Act 2001 and the Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act. These products are renowned the world over for their quality. Visit CHS on the web at charts.gc.ca.
About Jeppesen Marine
Jeppesen Marine is a market-leading provider of vessel operations services and digital navigation solutions, based on worldwide vector chart data type approved to ISO19879, meteorological information and transmission technologies. Jeppesen Marine offers a wide range of navigation and operations products and services to the light marine and commercial marine markets. Jeppesen Marine is chartered with the same underlying values that launched Jeppesen in 1934 – improving safety and efficiency through innovative navigation solutions.
Contact Jeppesen Marine at:
Jeppesen Norway AS, P.O. Box 212, 4379 Egersund, Norway, firstname.lastname@example.org
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+47 906 67 036