The world's merchant fleet at your fingertips

We collect raw AIS data every second, from more than 700 AIS satellites, terrestrial receivers, and from dynamic AIS data sources. All the vessels have Class A senders, valid IMO and MMSI numbers. We map changes in IMO or MMSI numbers when a vessel change name, flag or ownership.

You can find where the vessels have been trading in the past, their present position, where they are heading, whether we assume they are in ballast or in laden condition, and their speed.

You will find a short technical description attached to each vessel and you can create an unlimited number of lists (fleets).

The vessel data in ShipAtlas

We map the data from the AIS data streams with other data sources. We add our industry knowledge and we spend a lot of time in cleaning and unifying messy and complex data sets, and process the data, before we present it to you.

All the vessels are divided into segments (tankers, dry cargo, LPG, LNG etc) and within each segment you will find sub-segments for example for dry cargo; handy size, supramax, panamax etc). You can search and find the vessels and create list (fleets) of vessels or add the vessels as layers to your map.

Real-time positions of the world’s merchant fleet at your fingertips

Every second we collect raw AIS data from more than 85,000 vessels from more than 700 AIS satellites, terrestrial senders and from dynamic AIS sources. We clean and process the data. We map changes in IMO or MMSI numbers when a vessel changes name, flag or ownership. and we publish updated positions every 10th minute.  

For all vessels you will find when we last saw the vessel, her present position, the speed, her heading, the last port she called and to which destination she is heading. You will find her navigational status and whether she is in laden or ballast condition.

Find where all the vessels have been trading in the past

A vessel voyage history log is attached to each vessel so you quickly can view where any of the 85 000 vessels have been trading in the past.

You can access the vessel's historical trading patterns; visualised in your map (on web only) or listed in a table or visualised as a wheel showing where the vessel has been trading most often (on web only). In the wheel mode, you can filter to see the historical trade for a specific period, for example last 12 months in 2021 etc.

A technical description is attached to each vessel for free

On each vessel you will find a technical description attached, such as summer dwt and draft, flag, LOA, Beam, TPC etc. On some vessels you will find information on certificates and expiry dates, insurance and ownership.

You can search for specific information attached to each vessel.

If you want to add some data to a vessel, you can propose a change and we will update the public questionnaire or create a private copy and add/collect data stored as your private data.

Add private information for free

Photos

Shoot photos from your mobile directly attach to any vessel (or port). Easy to do and quick to find later. Create an album, name it "Hamburg December 2020" and shoot photos from your mobile directly attached to the vessel.

Notes

Add notes to any vessel (or port). A note might be "this vessel will be in Antwerp in December".

Private questionnaires

Shoot photos from your mobile directly attach to any vessel (or port). Easy to do and quick to find later. Create an album, name it "Hamburg December 2020" and shoot photos from your mobile directly attached to the vessel.

Contact details

On each vessel you can add contact details for your partners so you quickly can find them later. From your mobile you can then click on the phone number and call them directly from the application.

Create your private list (fleet of vessels)

Use the filters and find the vessels matching your search criteria. You can create unlimited numbers of lists for free. All data is synced between your devices, so if you add data on your mobile, it will automatically be synced to your laptop.

Screenshot of ShipAtlas on a laptop.Screenshot of ShipAtlas on a tablet.Screenshot of ShipAtlas on a mobile.

Available on desktop
and mobile

Use the same login on your mobile and laptop/desktop, and your settings and data are automatically synced on all your devices.
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We are here to answer questions and listen to your feedback!

We think you are the expert and we want you to succeed, and we want to develop ShipAtlas by Maritime Optima based on user feedback and your feedback is highly welcomed.

If you have ideas or wishes, want to propose improvements, or find bugs, please send us a chat so we can discuss.

We are here to answer your questions, listen to your feedback and support you almost 24/7 if you need help.

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