What's happening at Chersoft


  • Pay As You Sail

    CherSoft is pleased to announce that our Pay As You Sail system has gone into production with Iver C. Weilbach & Co following type approval from DNV-GL.

    CherSoft's PAYS system incorporates onboard satellite vessel tracking, back-of-bridge online updating of official charts, and effective back-office tools for fleet management - helping to ensure shipowners only pay for the charts they use, and that mariners always have access to the most up-to-date official charts for voyage planning and navigation.

    CherSoft PAYS is compatible with all types of ECDIS and none. It is suitable for individual vessels and entire fleets alike. The system can also be licensed as a turnkey solution for chart agents who wish to offer PAYS to their clients.

    PAYS is a new and rapidly growing segment of the electronic chart market, and CherSoft is extremely excited to be a part of it. For more information on the benefits for mariners, shipowners, and chart agents, visit our PAYS information page.

  • CherSoft sponsors student hackathon

    Here at CherSoft we're always keen to build relationships in our local community. To this end we've been visiting the universities of the great city of Sheffield over the last few months, hoping to meet the coding prodigies of the next generation - as well as getting to see some extremely cool hacks...

    The Diamond

    We were delighted to sponsor HackSheffield, our local Major League Hacking stop, hosted at the University of Sheffield's magnificent Diamond building - a purpose-built centre for teaching engineering. Teams of intrepid students worked around the clock for 24 hours to build cool stuff, with CherSoft running a competition for the best use of geospatial data.

    Hacking in progress

    The judging was extremely tough, with plenty of fantastic hacks to choose from, but Team FootFall walked away with the CherSoft prize (a quadcopter each) along with 2nd place in the overall competition.

    Team FootFall, arms full of prizes, flanked by Oliver Brennan and Andrew Nibbs of CherSoft

    We frequently visit careers events as well - if you didn't catch us at the Autumn Jobs Fair, we'll be talking to maths students on 14 April and have numerous other events in the pipeline. And if you're a talented student programmer seeking a summer internship or heading for graduation, we'd love to hear from you. Here's more about working for us.

  • CherSoft acquires AtoBviaC

    We're very pleased to announce that we've acquired AtoBviaC plc, the industry-leading provider of digital marine distance tables and successor of the former BP Distance Tables.

    AtoBviaC produce the only distance tables to be derived exclusively from routes planned and checked by master mariners. Uniquely accurate and reliable, AtoBviaC distance tables are used by Worldscale as the basis for their definitive guide to tanker freight rates.

    This merger brings together the strengths of both companies, combining the software innovation and chart delivery capabilities of CherSoft with AtoBviaC’s global customer base and high quality routing data.

    AtoBviaC’s experienced team have built a highly regarded, market leading business, and we’re excited about building on the AtoBviaC product offerings and the excellent level of service their team has been providing.