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Port Distances and Routes Receive a list of available routes and distances from a specific point to a port or from port to port


Port Distances and Routes

Port Distances and Routes enables you to retrieve all the known routes from a specific point to a port or from port to port. It also provides information on whether the route passes via the Suez or Panama canal

*Since the routes are based on actual past voyages, the results are realistic but not always optimal.

Example uses include

Use this service to more intelligently forecast the potential route of a vessel and its distance from the final port

Data Included in the Response

Simple Response Extended Response
Distance (from point to port or port to port)
Suez or Panama (whether the vessel passes from one of them)
Route/Waypoints as Linestring Geometry in WKT (Well-Known Text)

Simple Response (terrestrial-AIS): 5 Credits per record

Extended Response (terrestrial-AIS): 10 Credits per record

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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.
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.
Included in the response will be vessels for which we know the destination (approximately 80% of the total) and can estimate the arrival time (either using the MarineTraffic algorithms for ETA or the time provided by the Master).