Maritime Data: How To Boost Your Business

Dec 30, 2021

Maritime Data Insights will be able to pop up much easier after this article, step up into the Maritime Industry!

If you are doing business in this beautiful sector, you are playing a role in the Maritime Industry, and it is time for you to become a game-changer. 

We are going to enhance your stay and experience in the Maritime world by giving you a new way to access it, and help you develop the optimal Maritime Data Insights.

Maritime Data Insights

For instance, we all know that “Knowledge Itself Is Power” – F.B. so, having access to excellent quality data is the key, from here, that excellent data could turn into messy information if it is not well managed and then integrated.

Maritime Databases

The process of Raw Maritime Data Collection and its Management for its later Analysis and Integration is, a long, tedious and quite an expensive process,  in both money and time.

One of the best solutions that most businesses use is getting access to Maritime databases, like Vessel or Port Databases in order to skip the Data Collection process, this, allows them to obtain high-quality, clean, organised, and fairly priced marine data, most of the time… 

But this could turn into a serious problem rather than a solution, guided by multiple reasons… Perhaps, the business objective was not clear enough for the demanded database, or the cost-efficiency from the Maritime Data obtained is not worth money and time-wise, or maybe the Ship Data was outdated. Whichever the reason is, it will lead the company to a deeper problematic situation.

Maritime Databases Ship API

Maritime Data without a context is just meaningless values for the Marine Industry.

Maritime Databases can be considered as either static or dynamic. With Datalastic, we’ve got both types covered for you, so you can skip all that collection process and focus on your business with new Vessels, Ports and more Data Insights about the sector!

Static Maritime Data

Static Maritime Databases contain data values that will remain as “static values” over time; data that does not change periodically.

For example, a port location won’t change many times in a lifetime, also, a canal or even the port name.

These values rarely change and do not require constant updates and attention, but they play a huge role in affecting dynamic values.

Static Maritime Database

As mentioned, Datalastic also provides Static Databases. Which are delivered as a CSV file for instant use. We count with:

Vessel route ETA data in Live Vessel API


Global Maritime Database is regularly updated, with static vessel data such as MMSI, IMO, Vessel name, carriage capacity, deadweight and more.

Access vessel destination Port in Vessel Maritime API


Global Ports Database is regularly updated with port names, port codes, port types, timezones and more.

Dynamic Maritime Data

Dynamic Maritime Databases contain the opposite of static values; dynamic values. These can change every minute or even every second!

Therefore, this type of Maritime Data must be updated frequently with a correlation.

For example, current vessel speed and location at any given time.

Dynamic Maritime Database

To make Dynamic Maritime Data more accessible, with obvious redundancy, there has to be a more dynamic way to access the maritime data than navigating through constantly updated CSV files

Could you imagine generating a new CSV file every time you want to know a vessel’s speed?

However, this is good for static ships data but is tedious for dynamic maritime data that changes every other second. Of course, for this purpose and this type of marine data, you can use our Maritime API web services.

Live Vessel Data API Endpoint

Live Ship Tracking API

See vessel real-time location, ETA, destination, status etc.

Selected Zone tracking ship data Endpoint

Location Traffic API

Define a zone and monitor it, to see all ships and more in your selected area.

Historical ship data Endpoint

Historical Vessel Data API

Discover ships historical data location, their status, and destination.

Vessel route ETA data in Live Vessel API

Vessel Finder AIS API

You can search all vessels by type, similar names, draught, deadweight, year built, and more.

Access vessel destination Port in Vessel Maritime API

Port Finder API

Find maritime ports information, location, time zone, country, and more.

With Datalastic’s REST API Platform you have open access to global information coverage that gets updated almost every minute, with the possibility of adding your customised parameters to withdraw organised and clean data from multiple endpoints. 

The specific data that you are looking to obtain from a database.

Maritime Data Insights Conclusion

For good Maritime Data Insights, good data is needed. With this article, we tried to come up with an open-view explanation about the importance of data, the source, and the purpose of obtaining it, as well, we showed you that we are ready to satisfy your maritime data needs, via multiple tools and endpoints that we have available.

We are here to help you, not just by simply providing ships or port databases that we have gathered and treated, but to provide a simple way to address and cover your complex Maritime Data needs.

Ship Port Database AIS API

Develop New Maritime Insights Thanks To Fresh And Optimal Data

Interested in acceding to a new perspective of maritime data? Start now! You can get your API Key to access all the AIS Data within a minute! Click the button below to get started right away!

Our team would be happy to assist you with your questions anytime, so feel free to contact us to talk about how our data can help you grow your business or help you increase efficiency in maritime operations. Samples available!

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