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Apply for a free AIS receiving station

We are able to provide a number of AIS receivers for free to any interested individual or company, in order to further expand the coverage of MarineTraffic. In case you are interested and you fulfill some prerequisites, we will provide you a complete set of high quality equipment. You will have to install the receiver in your building and provide electricity and Internet connectivity.

Data contributors are also eligible for free MarineTraffic subscription plans, depending on the performance of their station.


Here is what you will need in order to host a MarineTraffic receiver:


The following cases will take priority during the evaluation process:

Apply for an AIS receiving station

Local sourcing

Sometimes it is more convenient to buy the equipment from your local market, in order to avoid expensive shipments and customs taxes. In case you are able to purchase the equipment from your local market, please let us know about the type of available devices and their prices. We may be able to sponsor the purchase.