API Values Legend

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Datalastic and Maritime industry use the following terms for API data values:

Value Legend Example
nameVessel nameMAERSK CHENNAI
mmsiMaritime Mobile Service Identity 9 digits number for a ship identification566093000
imoInternational Maritime Organization 7 digits number for a ship identification9525338
eniEuropean Number of Identification 234456177
country_isoVessel country nameSG
country_nameFull country nameSingapore
typeVessel TypeCargo – Hazard A (Major)
type_specificVessel subtypeContainer Ship
latCurrent vessel latitude6.303473
lonCurrent vessel longitude3.201678
speedCurrent vessel speed in knots5
navigational_statusVessel activity statusUnder way using engine
courseCurrent vessel course in degrees326
headingCurrent vessel heading in degrees226
destinationTypically a port name of the next planned stopROTTERDAM
callsignVessels number for vessel identification9V9409
gross_tonnageGross Registered Tonnage, is a ship’s total internal volume expressed in “register tons”, each of which is equal to 100 cubic feet (2.83 m3)50869
deadweightA measure of how much weight a ship can carry in tonnage61614
teuContainer ship capacity is measured in twenty-foot equivalent units4500
liquid_gasShip liquid gas capacitynull
lengthVessel length in meters249.12
breadthVessel breadth in meters37.4
year_builtYear the vessel was built2011



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