Vessel Information and Route Tracking API

Vessel Information and Route Tracking API

The Vessel Information and Route Tracking API allows developers to retrieve information and the current route of any vessel based on their IMO number. This API can be used to build applications that require vessel tracking or monitoring functionality, such as logistics or shipping management systems.

API description

About the API: 

The Vessel Information and Route Tracking API is a powerful tool that provides developers with an easy way to retrieve information and track the current route of any vessel based on its IMO number. This API is particularly useful for building applications that require vessel tracking or monitoring functionality, such as logistics or shipping management systems.

The API allows developers to retrieve a wide range of information about a vessel, including its name, flag, tonnage, length, and more. This information can be useful for tracking vessels as they move across different regions and waters.

In addition to vessel information, the API also provides developers with access to real-time vessel tracking data, including the current route of the vessel, the latest port, estimated arrival times, and actual departure times. This data can be used to track vessels as they move across different ports and routes, making it possible to monitor vessel movements in real time.

The Vessel Information and Route Tracking API is highly reliable and efficient, with fast response times and high availability. It has been thoroughly tested to ensure that it can handle high volumes of requests without slowing down or crashing, making it an ideal solution for applications that require fast and accurate vessel tracking data.

One of the key advantages of the Vessel Information and Route Tracking API is its flexibility. The API supports a wide range of vessel types, including cargo ships, tankers, cruise ships, and more, and allows developers to customize the data they retrieve to fit their specific needs. This makes it possible to create custom vessel tracking functionality that is tailored to the specific requirements of the application.

Overall, the Vessel Information and Route Tracking API is an excellent tool for developers who need to build applications that require vessel tracking or monitoring functionality. Whether you are building a logistics system, a shipping management application, or a vessel tracking platform, the API can help you provide your users with fast and accurate vessel tracking data, making it easier for them to manage their vessels and achieve their goals more efficiently.

 

What this API receives and what your API provides (input/output)?

Just with the Vessel IMO number you will be available to retrieve relevant information about the ship. Name, flag, tonnage, and more. 

Also, you will be able to retrieve the current route. Where are they going? Where did they just depart from? Where did they be in the past few days? When they are supposed to arrive? Get all this information with this API. 

 

What are the most common uses cases of this API?

  1. Logistics and shipping management: Logistics and shipping companies can use the API to track the movements of their vessels in real time. The API can help companies optimize their supply chain operations and improve delivery times by providing accurate vessel tracking data.

  2. Port authorities: Port authorities can use the API to monitor vessel movements within their ports. The API can help port authorities improve safety, security, and traffic management by providing up-to-date vessel tracking information.

  3. Insurance companies: Insurance companies can use the API to monitor vessel movements and assess risk levels. The API can help insurance companies better understand the risks associated with different vessels and routes, allowing them to make more informed underwriting decisions.

  4. Maritime law enforcement: Maritime law enforcement agencies can use the API to track vessels suspected of illegal activity. The API can help law enforcement agencies locate and apprehend vessels that are engaged in piracy, smuggling, or other illegal activities.

  5. Environmental monitoring: Environmental organizations can use the API to track vessel movements and monitor the impact of shipping on the environment. The API can help environmental organizations identify areas where shipping activity is having a negative impact on the environment, allowing them to take action to protect the environment.

 

Are there any limitations to your plans?

Besides the number of API calls, there is no other limitation

API Documentation

Endpoints


Pass the vessel IMO number and retrieve information about the ship. 

Get data like:

  • IMO number
  • Vessel Name
  • Ship type
  • Flag
  • Gross Tonnage
  • Summer Deadweight (t)
  • Length Overall (m)
  • Beam (m)
  • Year of Built



                                                                            
GET https://zylalabs.com/api/1835/vessel+information+and+route+tracking+api/1498/get+vessel+info
                                                                            
                                                                        

Get Vessel Info - Endpoint Features
Object Description
imoCode [Required] The Vessel's IMO code.
Test Endpoint

API EXAMPLE RESPONSE

       
                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            {"status":200,"success":true,"message":"IMO Code 9270622 is valid","data":{"imo_number":"9270622","vessel_name":"AQUAMAN","ship_type":"Offshore Tug\/Supply Ship","flag":"Vanuatu","gross_tonnage":"2332","summer_deadweight_t":"2162","length_overall_m":"69","beam_m":"16","year_of_built":"2003"}}
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

Get Vessel Info - CODE SNIPPETS


curl --location --request GET 'https://zylalabs.com/api/1835/vessel+information+and+route+tracking+api/1498/get+vessel+info?imoCode=9270622' --header 'Authorization: Bearer YOUR_API_KEY' 

    

This endpoint will allow you to retrieve the current route of a desired vessel. 

Get:

  • Departure Port
  • Departure ATD
  • Callsign
  • Flag
  • Length / Beam
  • IMO / MMSI
  • Navigation Status
  • Current Draught
  • Course / Speed
  • Arrival Port
  • Arrival ETA

Also, retrieve the latest ports, and how long they where in that port. 



                                                                            
GET https://zylalabs.com/api/1835/vessel+information+and+route+tracking+api/1499/get+route
                                                                            
                                                                        

Get Route - Endpoint Features
Object Description
imoCode [Required] The Vessel's IMO code.
Test Endpoint

API EXAMPLE RESPONSE

       
                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            {"status":200,"success":true,"message":"IMO Code 9251183 is valid","data":{"departure_port":"Aspropirgos, Greece","departure_atd":"ATD: Mar 20, 13:47 UTC","callsign":"V7A4876","flag":"Marshall Islands","length_beam":"119 \/ 19 m","imo_mmsi":"9251183 \/ 538009548","navigation_status":"Restricted","current_draught":"5.6 m","course_speed":"\u00a0","arrival_port":"LACONIC GULF","arrival_atd":"ETA: Mar 21, 02:30","latest_port_calls":[{"port_name":"Aspropirgos, Greece","arrival_utc":"2023-03-18T13:34:00.000000Z","departure_utc":"2023-03-20T13:47:00.000000Z","time_in_port":"2 days, 13 minutes"},{"port_name":"Eleusis Anch., Greece","arrival_utc":"2023-03-18T08:47:00.000000Z","departure_utc":"2023-03-18T13:19:00.000000Z","time_in_port":"4 hours, 32 minutes"},{"port_name":"Romano, Albania","arrival_utc":"2023-03-15T06:46:00.000000Z","departure_utc":"2023-03-16T06:21:00.000000Z","time_in_port":"23 hours, 35 minutes"},{"port_name":"Vlora, Albania","arrival_utc":"Mar 13, 21:14","departure_utc":"-","time_in_port":"-"},{"port_name":"Alexandria, Egypt","arrival_utc":"2023-03-09T17:49:00.000000Z","departure_utc":"2023-03-10T15:17:00.000000Z","time_in_port":"21 hours, 28 minutes"}]}}
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

Get Route - CODE SNIPPETS


curl --location --request GET 'https://zylalabs.com/api/1835/vessel+information+and+route+tracking+api/1499/get+route?imoCode=9251183' --header 'Authorization: Bearer YOUR_API_KEY' 

    

This endpoint will allow you to retrieve the current position of the vessel. 

Get:

  • Area
  • Current Port
  • Latitude
  • Longitude
  • Navigational Status
  • Speed
  • Course
  • AIS Source

 



                                                                            
GET https://zylalabs.com/api/1835/vessel+information+and+route+tracking+api/1575/get+current+position
                                                                            
                                                                        

Get Current Position - Endpoint Features
Object Description
imoCode [Required] The Vessel's IMO code.
Test Endpoint

API EXAMPLE RESPONSE

       
                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            {"status":200,"success":true,"message":"IMO Code 9270622 is valid","data":{"position_received":"2023-03-31 16:35 LT  (UTC +1)12 minutes ago","vessel_local_time":"2023-03-31 16:35 LT  (UTC +1)","area":"WAFR - Gulf of Guinea","current_port":"ONNE","latitude_longitude":"4.679543\u00b0 \/ 7.157295\u00b0","navigational_status":"Underway using Engine","speed_course":"2.0 kn \/ 20 \u00b0","ais_source":"Terrestrial AIS"}}
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

Get Current Position - CODE SNIPPETS


curl --location --request GET 'https://zylalabs.com/api/1835/vessel+information+and+route+tracking+api/1575/get+current+position?imoCode=9270622' --header 'Authorization: Bearer YOUR_API_KEY' 

    

This endpoint will allow you to retrieve the current position of the vessel based on its MMSI. 

Get:

  • Destination.
  • Reported ETA. 
  • Speed. 
  • Heading. 
  • Draught.
  • Position Received.
  • Latitude / Longitude. 
  • Navigational status.



                                                                            
GET https://zylalabs.com/api/1835/vessel+information+and+route+tracking+api/1592/get+position+by+mmsi
                                                                            
                                                                        

Get Position by MMSI - Endpoint Features
Object Description
mmsiCode [Required] The Vessel's MMSI code.
Test Endpoint

API EXAMPLE RESPONSE

       
                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            {"status":200,"success":true,"message":"MMSI Code 577472000 is valid","data":{"destination":"Odudu terminal, Nigeria","reported_eta":"2023-04-07 03:00:00","speed":"0.8 knots","heading":"235\u00ba","draught":" Max 5.90m \/ Current 6.00m ","position_received":"2023-04-10 12:40 (UTC+0)","latitude_longitude":" 3.97\u00ba \/ 7.75\u00ba ","navigational_status":"Under way using its engine"}}
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    

Get Position by MMSI - CODE SNIPPETS


curl --location --request GET 'https://zylalabs.com/api/1835/vessel+information+and+route+tracking+api/1592/get+position+by+mmsi?mmsiCode=577472000' --header 'Authorization: Bearer YOUR_API_KEY' 

    

API Access Key & Authentication

After signing up, every developer is assigned a personal API access key, a unique combination of letters and digits provided to access to our API endpoint. To authenticate with the Vessel Information and Route Tracking API REST API, simply include your bearer token in the Authorization header.

Headers

Header Description
Authorization [Required] Should be Bearer access_key. See "Your API Access Key" above when you are subscribed.


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