Furuno and ChartWorld agreed ECDIS overlay deal

Sarah Carter

Sarah Carter · 02 April 2019


Furuno and ChartWorld have announced a cooperation agreement on the promotion of ChartWorld’s information-overlay service to Furuno ECDIS operators and owners.

ChartWorld Information Overlay, known as CIO+, is a data overlay shown in ECDIS as a user chart, loaded on top of the Electronic Nautical Chart. CIO+ is an efficient tool to help the team on the bridge with the task of voyage planning and execution. It is intended to automate the process of applying additional data in ECDIS by means of user-chart objects.

Oliver Schwarz, ChartWorld’s Business Development Director commented, “CIO+ is a great step forward to better and safer voyage planning. It makes a huge difference to crew efficiency and accuracy and can provide onshore teams with increased navigational oversight. Furuno’s support of the CIO+ service shows the strength of the software. It makes the information on their ECDIS better and gives the user a competitive edge.”

Furuno will support ChartWorld’s promotion of CIO+ on their ECDIS, giving huge advantages by the automatic addition of the following data:

  • Temporary and Preliminary Notices to Mariners published by the UKHO and other local Hydrographic Offices.
  • NAVAREA Navigational Warnings. All active NAVAREA warnings along a planned route will be supplied and updated weekly in a CIO+ user-chart overlay.
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