Jeppesen is now distributing official Electronic Navigation Charts (ENCs) for Malaysia, adding to the company’s worldwide ENC portfolio and providing its commercial shipping customer base with another vital tool for safe navigation.
Jeppesen will distribute Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) ENCs for Malaysia from Jeppesen’s local partner Okenos. Included in this newly available ENC coverage is the Strait of Malacca, one of the most important commercial waterways in the world. As the main channel between the Indian and Pacific Oceans, the Strait of Malacca links the major Asian economies of India, China, Japan and South Korea. It is estimated that 25 percent of all oil transported by sea passes through the Strait of Malacca, notable for its shallow waters, narrow passages and heavy shipping traffic. By providing the world’s mariners with trusted ENCs from the Royal Malaysian Navy, Jeppesen is helping vessels transit these treacherous waters safely and is further establishing itself as a leading provider of navigation solutions to the world shipping industry.
“This is a significant development for Jeppesen, as well as for our shipping clientele around the world,” said Michael Bergmann, Jeppesen Maritime Industry Director for Affairs and Services. “We want to express our gratitude to the Malaysia Hydrographic Office and our local partner Okenos for working closely with us on this important partnership.”
Jeppesen also recently signed a direct ENC distribution agreement with the Korea Oceanographic and Hydrographic Association (KOHA), further expanding coverage in Asia and strengthening Jeppesen’s position as a leading provider of ENCs for this critical region.
“This agreement with KOHA is further evidence of our commitment to bring maritime customers the ENC coverage they need, with affordable, flexible licensing options that make sense for today’s changing shipping industry,” added Bergmann.
To learn more about Jeppesen’s expanding ENC coverage and licensing options for Asia — or the company’s full suite of electronic navigation solutions for the global shipping industry, please visit www.jeppesen.com.
Jeppesen 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 offers a wide range of navigation and operations products and services to both recreational and commercial marine markets. Safety-conscious boaters and operators of vessels ranging from coastal to SOLAS class, rely on Jeppesen for innovative navigation solutions that improve safety and efficiency.
Jeppesen is a subsidiary of The Boeing Company. Jeppesen corporate information is available online atjeppesen.com.
Marine Communications Specialist