Overview

ARCS provides raster chart coverage of international shipping routes, main ports and harbours in a comprehensive range of scales

Ideal for both bridge crews and shore based users, it combines the familiarity of traditional ADMIRALTY paper charts with the precision of satellite positioning to support decision making.

Key features of ARCS:

  • Familiar, clear and easy-to-use digital charts, helping bridge crews to understand critical information at moments of peak workload and pressure
  • Extensive coverage of international routes and ports in a comprehensive range of scales
  • Weekly ADMIRALTY Notices to Mariners (NMs) updates to support safe navigation
  • Compatible with a wide range of office based systems enabling cost-effective digital charting for shore-based users
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Cost-effective and flexible buying options

Giving you comprehensive coverage at significant cost savings and convenience, ARCS is available in 10 regional folios and one world folio.

Alternatively, for precise coverage and voyage flexibility, all raster charts within ARCS can be bought on an individual, chart-by-chart basis. There’s no need for physical chart delivery. Simply buy the licences remotely to access the charts you need.

Specifications

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​ECDIS and ECS compatibility

All ECDIS equipment must undergo a type-approval certification process to ensure it meets IMO Performance Standards for ECDIS. ARCS is compatible with all ECDIS and ECS (Electronic Chart Systems) that meet these requirements. You can find out more about type-approval and get advice on ECDIS implementation by talking to an ADMIRALTY Distributor.

The following table also lists display systems that currently support ARCS.

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Here to help

Once you’ve chosen ARCS we can offer you guidance to help you get the most from the service, with further support available from distributors and our in-house customer service team.

Available around the world

We distribute our products through a global network of experienced and trusted ADMIRALTY Distributors. If you are interested in finding out more about ARCS, please contact your preferred distributor or visit the find an ADMIRALTY Distributor page to locate your closest distributor.

How to buy

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​Pricing

All ARCS charts are licensed on an annual basis at the following prices. Please note that all prices do not include VAT or other local taxes.

Individual charts: £19.20
Each folio: £1,148.00
All folios: £6,268.00

Purchasing options

For precise coverage and voyage flexibility, ARCS charts are available in 10 regional folios and one world folio.

Click here for visibility of each individual folio’s coverage

Alternatively all ARCS charts can be bought on an individual basis. There’s no need for physical chart delivery – simply buy the licences you need remotely to access the charts. A full list of these charts, their coverage and available scales can be viewed in the ADMIRALTY Maritime Data Solutions Catalogue (NP131).

Discounts

There are discounts for individual ARCS customers who:

  • Purchase multiple licences

  • Purchase multiple charts in a single transaction

  • Purchase additional charts and folios during a particular licence period

These discounts, which are outlined below, are applied incrementally. If you require any further information, please contact your ADMIRALTY Distributor.

 

Fleet discount-based on the total number of licences held by a single shipping company:

Number of Licences

Discount

Number of Licences

0 - 9th Licence

Discount

0%

Number of Licences

10th - 19th Licence

Discount

5%

Number of Licences

​​20th - 49th Licence

Discount

10%

Number of Licences

50th - 99th Licence

Discount

15%

Number of Licences

100th - 149th Licence

Discount

25%

Number of Licences

​150th - 199th Licence

Discount

35%

Number of Licences

200 or more Licences

Discount

45%

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Volume discount-based on the number of individual charts in a single transaction:

Number of charts

​Discount

Number of charts

​45 - 99 charts

​Discount

10%

Number of charts

​100 - 199 charts

​Discount

​20%

Number of charts

​200 - 399 charts

​Discount

​30%

Number of charts

400+ charts

​Discount

40%

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Discount for additional charts and folios purchased during the licence period:

​Elapsed time

Discount

​Elapsed time

0-3 months

Discount

0%

​Elapsed time

4-6 months

Discount

​25%

​Elapsed time

​7-9 months

Discount

50%

​Elapsed time

10-12 months

Discount

75%

Choosing, ordering and managing ARCS charts

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We sell ARCS through an international network of experienced and trusted distributors. Please contact your ADMIRALTY Distributor to discuss the right package of charts for you and the appropriate pricing model.

If you don’t have a preferred distributor, then you can search a list of worldwide ADMIRALTY Distributors on our find an ADMIRALTY Distributor page.

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The ADMIRALTY Digital Catalogue (ADC) can also provide you with a comprehensive and up-to-date reference of current ADMIRALTY Maritime Data Solutions, with functionality that allows you to search for products by type, scale or a defined route.

Find out more about the ADC