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UKHO to withdraw their paper charts by 2026

Imray will continue to produce paper charts.

22nd August 2022, By Imray

Following the announcement by the UKHO to withdraw their paper charts by 2026, Imray have no plans to withdraw paper charts. Our focus is the leisure and small craft sector, which has different conditions and requirements to the UKHO’s primary commercial shipping market. 

There is still strong demand from leisure customers for paper charts and Imray remains the only independent chart publisher to be recognised by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency for our chart range, which is supported by weekly Correction Notices. 

In recent years we have invested heavily in the technology which enables us to produce both print and digital charts from ENCs (supplied by the Hydrographic Offices) and we have been expanding our range of paper chart packs in response to the UKHO’s earlier decision to withdraw those. Our plan is to continue to develop our offering both paper and digital. 

Please continue to support our paper chart range by purchasing new editions as they become available!