Vessel Traffic Information API

Vessel Traffic Information API

Vessel Information API gives you information about all globally live on board vessels or by the range of area. You can see the list of all globally live on board vessels or by range of area. You can get individual ship detail info with ships photos.

API description

About the API:

This API provides live information about vessels around the globe. Check your tracking shipments with this API and receive additional information about the ship in question. 


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

This API will receive parameters like ship number, latitude, and longitude and you will get a list of all the vessels that are located in that area. Get information like destination port, departure port, information about the ship, its max draught, how long it is, and more. 


What are the most common uses cases of this API?


This API is ideal for those companies that want to track the vessel's routes. Also, you can enrich your databases with information related to any ship. If you want to check where your ship is located at any moment, this API is the one you need. 

Be able to detect how many vessels are located in a specific area, retrieve technical information, where the vessel has been built, the flag, get the triangular position, when its estimated to arrive to its arrival port, and more. 

Are there any limitations with your plans?

Besides API call limitations per month, there are no other limitations. 

API Documentation


Retrieve a list of information for a ship with a given Ship ID.

The ship id is retrieved on the GET VESSELS BY GEO LOCATION endpoint. 

For example, a SHIP ID is 353064


Return available vessels within a 300 nautical miles radius when you pass latitude and longitude. 


Get Vessels By Geo Location - Endpoint Features
Object Description
latitude [Required] Latitude from where you want to get available vessel from. Ex: 55.04664
longitude [Required] Longitude from where you want to get available vessels from. Ex: -58.74222

Retrieve a list of information related to any ship searching by ship name. 

Get Vessel Data by Ship Name - Endpoint Features
Object Description
name [Required] Ship's name.

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 Traffic Information API REST API, simply include your bearer token in the Authorization header.


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

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