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American Nautical Services (ANS) is a South Florida Marine Surveying & Consulting firm and Nautical Chart & Maritime Book store serving the marine industry since 1977.
Nautical Chart & Maritime Book Store
Paper Charts: ANS represents the British Admiralty (BA), a brand of the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office, as an International Admiralty Chart Agent, the most prestigious level of agency awarded by the BA. ANS is an OceanGrafix Remote Printer. Thus ANS prints and distributes nautical charts stemming from NOAA for U.S. waters and from National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) for international waters. As a result, ANS offers two complimentary paper chart folios with world coverage. Finding the right chart among some 6,000 offered can be difficult; thus ANS created SPICA™, a graphically-based online chart catalog, which simplifies the job.
Digital Charts and Software: Digital navigation is changing the maritime industry with quickening pace. Certain types of large commercial vessels will be required to use digital navigation ECDIS systems starting as early as July 2012 and by all commercial vessels over 500 gross tons by July 2018 at the latest. ANS staff are trained and experienced in supplying carriage compliant digital navigation software and data, most notably via the Admiralty Vector Chart Service (AVCS). ANS can also supply digital charting products from Nobeltec and other popular digital chart manufacturers who service the recreational and non-SOLAS class mariners.
Maritime Books and related products: Since the mariner does not sail by charts alone, ANS also stocks and distributes a wide variety of books, codes, manuals, and conventions relevant to the mariner. A partial list of the publishers represented by ANS include: the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Witherby Seamanship International, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the Institute of International Container Lessors(IICL), the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), Informa Law, and others. In addition to books, ANS also stocks various signs, placards, instruments, and flags pertinent to maritime interests.
Specialty Hazmat Compliance Software: Hazardous Material (HM) / Dangerous Goods (DG) compliance software rounds out the retail division of the business. ANS is the Regional Representative to the Americas for Exis Technologies. Exis is IMO’s husbanding agent for the IMDG Code. Exis is the DG systems provider for 17 of the top 20 container lines globally. In addition to producing the computerized IMDG Code, Exis developed Hazcheck Systems, which are improving the hazmat operation for the world’s top container lines and thousands of hazmat shippers worldwide. ANS authored the US-specific portion of Exis’ IMDG Code e-Learning, a training solution which has been endorsed by TT Club and the International Cargo Handling & Co-ordination Association, and which has been certified by the Competent Authorities of Ireland, Australia, and Mauritius.
Description for Electronic Nautical Charts & Maps
Nautical Navigation Instruments
Paper & Digital Charts