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Vessel Positions in a Predefined Bounding Box Monitor vessel activity in an area of your interest


Vessel Positions in a Predefined Bounding Box

Vessel Positions in a Predefined Bounding Box* service gives you the ability to track all vessel activity in a rectangular area you have predefined.

You have the option to receive simple positional information with a maximum two minute interval, or to enhance this with vessel and voyage information, received on an hourly or daily basis, including:

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

* A bounding box is an area defined in the map by two pairs of coordinates (minimum/maximum longitude and latitude)

Example uses include

Use this service to keep up-to-date with the current location and voyage information of the vessels operating within a bounding box you have specified, this information can then be used to create a detailed database of movements for subsequent analysis.

Data Included in the Response

Simple Response Extended Response Full Response
Vessel AIS Identifier
Position Data
Navigation Data
Key Vessel Particulars
(flag, dimensions, type etc.)
Voyage Information
(destination, ETA, etc.)
Voyage Information
(origin, destination, draught, calculated ETA, etc.)

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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, in most of our Data Services (API) we provide the user option to choose between a simple and an extended response (and in some cases also a full response). The difference between the responses is the fields that the call returns in each case. To understand which type of response is more fitting to your needs please visit the Data Services (API) Documentation space to review the fields that are returned in each case.
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.
You can define the request frequency in the next step, prior to creating the API service and determines the cost of the service. If you call the service more frequently than defined, you will receive an empty response.
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The area has to be defined by a rectangle bounding box.