Get all vessel historical positions for a specific period of time
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PS01

Vessel Historical Track

Vessel Historical Track service allows you to retrieve historical positions.

Both the vessel and time period are defined when calling the service giving you the flexibility to query any number of vessels at various periods of time.

Example uses include

Use this service to retrieve historical positions for a specific vessel, enabling you to verify and analyse past activity.

Data Included in the Response

Response
Vessel AIS Identifier
(MMSI)
Position Data
(LAT, LON)
Navigation Data
(Heading/Course/Speed)
Timestamp

Simple Response (terrestrial-AIS): 1 Credit per record

Extended Response (terrestrial-AIS): 2 Credits per record

Frequently Αsked Questions

If your need is expected to be continuous then a subscription based charge is better. If you require data on an ad hoc basis, then an On Demand (Credits) subcription might be more cost-effective.
Yes, as long as the other software supports custom feeds. Check your software documentation for more information. Note that our API can deliver the response in XML, JSON or CSV formats.
A detailed listing of all fields returned is available in the Data Services (API) Documentation
Detailed examples of call request and sample responses per format is available in the Data Services (API) Documentation.
The position data is updated every two minutes. Note that this does not necessarily mean that there will be a new position for each vessel every two minutes.
No, you are only charged when the API call returns results.
Yes! When you generate your first API key you will automatically receive 100 credits for testing (only once per user account).
You can see a detailed pricing of Credits by visiting our Buy Credits page.
You can purchase them online by visiting our Buy Credits
Sure! Credits purchased can be used in all credit based MarineTraffic services.
You can call the service as often as needed. You are only charged for the records returned.
You will receive one postition every two minutes for vessels underway. For stationary vessels we only store one position every 20 minutes. However, positions for the specified vessel and timespan, might have been recorded less often, in which case you will receive whatever was stored in our databases.