The intent is to withdraw in a phased approach, centred around reducing and eventually removing the global paper chart portfolio. This is in line with the needs of users, market trends and product viability, as well as the strategic priorities of our organisation.
With an increasing reliance on new technology to navigate the world’s oceans as safely and efficiently as possible, the UKHO recognise that the paper era is coming to an end, and as global demand for electronic charts increases, so paper chart sales continue to decline year-on-year.
Moving forward, the UKHO will focus on providing high quality ADMIRALTY assured digital alternatives to meet demand and manage the sunsetting process in a way that gives users time and the required support to switch to our digital alternatives.
If you have any concerns or queries regarding this decision please get in contact with your designated Fleet Manager to discuss options.