April 26, 2016


E.R. Schiffahrt GmbH & Cie. KG Choose GNS ENC Bundle

Global Navigation Solutions (‘GNS’), the maritime services group, announces that it has agreed terms with E.R. Schiffahrt, one of the leading Hamburg-based shipmanagement companies with activities in container and bulk segments, to supply Electronic Navigational Charts (‘ENCs’) and the GNS navigation management software, Voyager.

GNS is supplying ENCs and Voyager to the entire E.R. Schiffahrt fleet of 98 vessels at one fixed annual price, enabling the E.R. Schiffahrt ship management team to manage their annual ENC purchasing via a single purchase order and invoice. GNS used detailed analysis of each individual vessel’s trading pattern and chart usage to calculate the annual fixed price, an approach that enables E.R. Schiffahrt to ensure each vessel gets accurately charged for the ENCs it needs. In addition, the E.R. Schiffahrt crews will route plan and order all the ENCs for their intended voyages using the GNS Voyager software and receive all the ENC permits they need instantly via Voyager’s Instant Permit facility.

Commenting on the agreement, Captain Christoph Werner, Director Quality Assurance, HSSE & Nautical for E.R. Schiffahrt said: “The optimised ENC supply by the GNS bundle  increases safety on board. Furthermore it is enabling us to significantly reduce our ENC-related admin costs and is making ENC purchasing more efficient both onboard and in the office – we are delighted with this result.”

For more information please contact:

Robin Hepburn


Tel: +44 20 7796 9999 or +44 (0) 7710 593668

Email: rhepburn@waughton.com


Global Navigation Solutions (GNS) was formed in November 2012 to provide an extensive range of maritime services to shipping companies worldwide. GNS brings together the best global distributors of maritime navigation solutions, providing customers with innovative solutions and services that underpin safety and efficiency cost effectively. It distributes the best existing maritime navigation brands, including British Admiralty and PRIMAR charts and publications, and works with specialist service providers around the world to design and produce intelligent user-friendly solutions which streamline and simplify the art of navigation.  With technical expertise available from centres around the world, Global Navigation Solutions offers the knowledge to resolve queries and technical problems fast. The Company is owned jointly by the GNS team and Phoenix Equity Partners. www.gnsworldwide.com

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