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ADMIRALTY e-Navigator Planning Station

Bringing together powerful planning tools to support safe and compliant navigation

ADMIRALTY e-Navigator Planning Station
e-Navigator Planning Station
ADMIRALTY e-Navigator Planning Station

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ADMIRALTY e-Navigator Planning Station is a back-of-bridge PC application that helps bridge crews to view, order and manage world-leading ADMIRALTY Maritime Data Solutions on board.

Key features of e-Navigator Planning Station include:

  • ​​Digital catalogue for easy ordering and management of world-leading ADMIRALTY Maritime Data Solutions.

  • Efficient electronic updates for digital products, supporting ongoing safety and compliance. 

  • An enhanced viewing platform that allows bridge crews to overlay digital products such as ADP over AVCS and ARCS. By viewing digital products on one screen, bridge crews can make quicker, more informed voyage planning decisions.

Find out more about the features of e-Navigator Planning Station >


Here to help

Once you’ve chosen e-Navigator Planning Station we can offer you guidance to help you get the most from the service. Support items include installation guides and YouTube tutorials, with further support available from chart agents and our UKHO Customer Services Team.

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Available around the world

We distribute our products through a global network of experienced and trusted ADMIRALTY Chart Agents. If you are interested in finding out more about e-Navigator Planning Station, please contact your preferred chart agent directly or visit the find a chart agent page to locate your closest distributor. 

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A comprehensive digital catalogue of ADMIRALTY products

​​e-Navigator Planning Station gives bridge crews access to a catalogue of the widest range of SOLAS-compliant charts and publications available. This includes all the official charts and reference publications that are available from the ADMIRALTY Maritime Data Solutions portfolio.​


Fast and efficient updates

Users can receive electronic updates for e-Navigator Planning Station by internet download, email or disc, which can be applied quickly and accurately with minimal human effort. In addition, it is easy to export information to ECDIS.​ This can help to save time on the bridge and reduce the risk of human error.


Easier navigational information management and ordering

An essential part of the passage-planning process is to ensure the navigational information for an intended route is up-to-date and complete.

With  e-Navigator Planning Station, bridge officers can keep costs and download sizes under control by ordering only those charts and publications required for a specific voyage. With ADMIRALTY digital products and services, permits and data can be ordered and received immediately.



Bridge crews can select products for particular routes using e-Navigator Planning Station's geographical display. The update screen also pre-selects all updates that you have permits for that are available for download.


Supporting inspections

e-Navigator Planning Station lets bridge crews view when the ADMIRALTY digital products they carry were last updated, and allows them to easily print or export a range of reports to support inspections.​


Quicker, more informed voyage-planning decisions

Within e-Navigator Planning Station bridge crews can overlay multiple ADMIRALTY products on one screen, making it easier to plan voyages and perform detailed analysis of intended routes.

ADMIRALTY products that can be overlaid on AVCS and ARCS include:


Extra navigational information displayed – ADMIRALTY Information Overlay (AIO)

AIO aids navigators at the crucial passage planning stage. It contains all ADMIRALTY Temporary and Preliminary Notices to Mariners (T&P NMs) and ENC Preliminary Notices to Mariners (EP NMs), which highlight navigationally significant differences between ENCs and ADMIRALTY paper charts.

AIO can be displayed as a single layer on top of ENCs in e-Navigator Planning Station, which is particularly valuable if the ECDIS on board does not display AIO. All AVCS customers receive​ AIO at no extra cost.

More about ADMIRALTY Information Overlay >


Managing paper charts

Bridge crews can record the paper charts they have on board. These are included in the Charts and Publications report, including their update status.​


Part of the e-Navigator package

e-Navigator consists of two components: Planning Station and Fleet Manager. Designed to work alongside Planning Station, Fleet Manager helps shipping companies and ADMIRALTY Chart Agents to manage ADMIRALTY Maritime Data Solutions across their fleets.

Find out more about Fleet Manager >


Available now on ADMIRALTY gateway


e-Navigator Planning Station is available to use on ADMIRALTY gateway. This  single easy-to-use platform helps bridge crews to simplify ordering, updating, viewing and reporting tasks across a range of ADMIRALTY Maritime Data Solutions.

Find out more about ADMIRALTY gateway >

We supply all e-Navigator Planning Station customers with weekly electronic updates via internet download, email or disc - ensuring that bridge crews and shore-based teams have access to complete and up-to-date information. These electronic updates reduce time and effort spent making manual updates and minimise the risk of human error.​ ​Below you'll find our range of checklists and support films to help you complete weekly e-Navigator Planning Station update tasks. More support items can be found on the Support Tab.

Find out more about e-Navigator Planning Station support >


e-Navigator Planning Station Update Checklists

Updating e-Navigator Planning Station on a weekly basis will ensure that you have the latest information on-board and can help you to remain compliant. Our Update Checklists are also designed to help you complete this task quickly and accurately.

There are five different methods for performing the weekly update. Please download the one that's most relevant to you.

How to: Update your ECDIS and e-Navigator Planning Station permits via an automatic AVCS/ARCS weekly email 

How to: Update your ECDIS and e-Navigator Planning Station permits and data in 'Working Folio' via an automatic AVCS/ARCS weekly update email

How to: Update your ECDIS via e-Navigator Planning Station using direct Internet or connected email communication 

How to: Update your ECDIS and e-Navigator Planning Station via AVCS or ARCS base/update disc

How to: Update your ECDIS via e-Navigator Planning Station using a USB removable drive ​​​

Below you will find information to support you in your use of e-Navigator Planning Station, including detailed user guides and support films.

If you cannot find the answer to your questions, then whom you contact will depend on the nature of your query. Please see who to contact below for more details.

Upgrading to ADMIRALTY gateway

The latest version of e-Navigator Planning Station includes improved reporting tools to support compliance and download estimations to help you manage internet costs on board. We’ve created a quick guide to help existing users upgrade to this version and take advantage of these new features.

Read the Quick guide to installing ADMIRALTY gateway >

ADMIRALTY e-Navigator Planning Station User Guides

Includes information on getting started, installation, updates, maintenance, uninstalling and other support topics.

Download the e-Navigator Planning Station 3.4 User Guide 

Download the ADMIRALTY gateway ​User Guide 


ADMIRALTY e-Navigator Planning Station Support Films

Guides to activation, downloading updates, using the route plotter tool and updating your ECDIS status are all available on our YouTube channel, ADMIRALTY TV.

View the range of ADMIRALTY e-Navigator Planning Station Support Films



ADMIRALTY e-Navigator Planning Station can be accessed via ADMIRALTY gateway. The ADMIRALTY gateway DVD is released on a quarterly basis and contains AENP editions and updates along with the latest version of the software, user guides and support films.

Who to contact?

In the first instance, please contact the Chart Agent that you acquired e-Navigator Planning Station from. If they are unable to help the in-house customer service team can be contacted on​ or phone +44 (0)1823 484444​

​We distribute ADMIRALTY e-Navigator Planning Station and other ADMIRALTY Maritime Data Solutions through a network of experienced and trusted chart agents, who will be happy to provide you with access to ADMIRALTY e-Navigator Planning Station.

If you don’t have a preferred chart agent, then you can search a list of worldwide ADMIRALTY Chart Agents on the find an ADMIRALTY Chart Agent page.

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