CORNES was the first appointed agent in Japan for British Admiralty charts in 1957.
Since then, we have been continuously involved in the import and distribution of nautical charts and publications for more than 60 years through offices in the ports of Yokohama, Kobe and Singapore.
Today CORNES is here to help your voyage to be safe and efficient.

United Kingdom Hydrographic Office


As a certified UKHO International Admiralty Chart Agent (IACA), CORNES distributes BA Charts and Publications that are the most reliable and widely used in the world.
BA chart, an official nautical chart complies with SOLAS regulations, has more than 3,500 standard nautical charts according to scales so that it can meet users’ requirements.
ADMIRALTY nautical publications are internationally recognized for their accuracy and excellence by mariners around the globe.

POD (Print On Demand)

UKHO began rolling out an Electronic POD system in March 2013 and CORNES became the first in the world to print BA Charts.
It covers over 3,000 BA charts printed to the latest Notices to Mariners as well as stock charts for high reliability and quick delivery.

Other Hydrographic Offices

JHA,AUSTRALIAN HYDROGRAPHIC SERVICE, NGA, NOAA, Ocean Grafix, Land Information New Zealand Toitu te whenua, Canadian Hydrographic Service

CORNES distributes not only UKHO products but also plenty of products below;
  • JHA (Japanese Hydrographic Association)
  • Australian Hydrographic Service
  • NGA (The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency)
  • NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
  • Ocean Grafix
  • Land Information New Zealand
  • Canadian Hydrographic Service

Other Organization Products


IMO (International Maritime Organization)
To develop and maintain a comprehensive regulatory framework for shipping, IMO publishes some publications involved with safety, environmental concerns, legal matters, technical cooperation, maritime security and efficiency of shipping.


ITU (International Telecommunication Union)
ITU coordinates the shared global use of the radio spectrum, promotes international cooperation in assigning satellite orbits, works to improve telecommunication infrastructure in the developing world, and assists in the development and coordination of worldwide technical standards.
Ex) List IV (List of Coast Stations and Special Service Stations)
List V (List of Ship Stations and Maritime Mobile Service Identity Assignments)
Maritime Manual (Manual for Use by the Maritime Mobile and Maritime Mobile-Satellite Services)

International Labour Organization

ILO (International Labour Organization)
Publications regarding labour issues, particularly international labour standards and work opportunities for ships crew.
Ex) ILO Maritime Labour Convention, Accident Prevention On Board ship at Sea and in Port.

Witherby Seamanship INTERNATIONAL

Witherby Seamanship
Witherby Seamanship is a British publisher in Witherby Publishing Group. They publish and work with IMO, OCIMF, INTERTANKO and ISF/ICS
Ex) Effective Mooring OCIMF, ECDIS Procedures Guide, Passage Planning Guide Malacca & Singapore Straits

Shipping Guides LTD The Port Information Specialists

Shipping Guides
Shipping Guides is a specialist in publishing port, harbour and terminal information to assist with various commercial port entry requirements
Ex) Guide to Port Entry, The Ships Atlas, FindaportCD