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Retrieve positions for vessels sailing in an area that you define each time you call the service

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Vessel Positions in a Custom Area

Vessel Positions in a Custom Area service allows you to receive detailed positions of vessels within an area of your interest and is particularly useful when the area to be monitored varies.

You define the bounding box coordinates each time you call the API which makes it the perfect service for ad hoc requests. You have the option to receive simple positional information with a maximum two minute interval

  • Gross Tonnage, Deadweight, Shiptype
  • origin and destination ports
  • reported and MarineTraffic calculated ETA

Example uses include

Use this service to keep up-to-date with the current location and voyage information of the vessels operating in the area you define with each request; enabling you to monitor the vessel activity around a moving point of interest

Data Included in the Response

Simple Response Extended Response Full Response
Vessel AIS Identifier
(MMSI)
Position Data
(LAT
Navigation Data
(Heading/Course/Speed)
Timestamp
Key Vessel Particulars
(flag
Voyage Information
(destination
Voyage Information
(origin

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.
In order to provide a more cost effective solution
Yes
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
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.