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AIS data API: ship tracks, port calls and more

MarineTraffic API

Build awesome apps using MarineTraffic data

MarineTraffic handles millions of vessel position records daily. Our API allows you to integrate our data with your application or website. You can harness all this data, along with port calls, ship particulars and photographs, to build powerful applications for real-time, targeted intelligence.

Available API services

  • [27] Vessel Positions, monthly plan: for regular requests
    Use this service to receive the latest position for several vessels at once, at regular intervals. Works for a predefined fleet or area.
    Standard request frequency options:
      get a Simple Response get an Extended Response
    max once every 2 minutes once every hour
    hourly once every hour once every hour
    daily once every day once every day
    Vessel list changing often? Link this service to the vessels in your Fleet and self-manage you feed
    Non-standard area? You can also call this service with area coordinates on-the-fly.
  • [25] Vessel Positions, pay as you go: for maximum flexibility
    Use this service to receive the latest position or voyage info for a single vessel.
  • [43] Port Calls
    Use this service to receive the latest arrivals and departures within a specific port or for a specific vessel.
  • [29] Vessel tracks
    Use this service to receive all AIS positions of a vessel for a specific period.
  • [26] Vessel Photo
    Use this service to receive the most popular photo of a vessel and display it within your web or mobile app. Note that the photo is only available for display, not for download.

New services are being released over time. Follow our news and keep visiting this page for updates!

API costs and documentation

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