The unique properties of the Magnetic Compass

Why the magnetic compass is still of vital importance When I joined John Lilley & Gillie in 2004, the company had recently bought a 50% shareholding in a software company with the intention of producing its own ECDIS – the Navmaster ECDIS. Then, I was very quickly introduced to a former owner and MD of …

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CNITA Lobbys UKHO to Accept Unsold Pod Chart Returns

POD Printer

The Chart Committee of CNITA have been lobbying the Channel Team at the UK Hydrographic Office for the last two years regarding chart agent’s inability to sell charts printed through Print-on-Demand (POD) which have been returned to the chart agent for various reasons. We are delighted to announce that as a result of CNITA’s persistence, …

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CNITA celebrates its 100th anniversary

The Chart and Nautical Instrument Trade Association (CNITA) celebrated its 100th anniversary on 13th June 2018, at the Royal Station Hotel in Newcastle, back where it all began in 1918. CNITA Members marked the milestone with a dinner on the 13th June followed by a Meet the Buyer event the following day. The celebration dinner …

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