Live Ship Tracking API
Access real-time ship tracking AIS Data API and get ultrafast data on individual vessels or create a bulk request and call up to 100 ships at once.
Call up to 100 Vessels in 1 Query
Vessel Location AIS Data
See vessel longitude and latitude
Activity Status Data
Get vessel navigational status and activities
Ship Destination Data
Ship Destination & Departure Ports
Fast Bulk Requests
Call up to 100 ships in one API request
Route ETA & ATD Data
See estimated time of arrival and departure
750000 Vessels In the Database
Get static vessel data, such as vessel type or DWT
Real-time Ship Tracking AIS API Response Example
About Live Vessel AIS Tracking API
Datalastic real-time vessel tracking monitoring allows you to access all the vessels in the world on a global scale without any geographical limitation. After you choose your plan that includes a number of requests to the Datalastic database you can start using ships data. Create your own software extensions, applications, data analysis interfaces and more.
Get ship tracking data, such as ships IMO, MMSI numbers, vessel navigational status, destination, port of departure, actual time of departure, ship estimated time of arrival, current draught data, vessel position data (longitude and latitude), ship speed, course, heading, ship type and subtype.
Filters in Real-time Vessel Tracking API
Find the exact ships that fit your needs. Choose MMSI of the vessels you want to trace. Specify the type of vessels you want to track (for example, fishing vessels or cargo only), gross tonnage of the ship, country of origin, year the ship was built in, vessel name and even a fuzzy parameter. If you are unsure of the vessel name so our API will start looking for similar data of ship names.
Ships tracker AIS API has a very profound vessel database with more than 36 types of vessels and more than 300 subtypes. You can drill down to the specific fleet that you want to track
AIS Bulk Requests API Functionality
Save your time with our Live Vessel Tracking API Bulk Request if you need to get the data for multiple ships at the time. Instead of retrieving information about one vessel at a time, simply use the bulk vessel tracking functionality and add multiple vessels in the query.
With that you can place up to 100 vessels in 1 request and get the information on them at once. It is much easier and cleaner to code, and you get the response from the database much faster than one by one queries.
Each successful request and ships data result count as 1 request to the database.
Ship Tracking Data Overuse Protection
All Datalastic plans and endpoints contain database Overuse Protection for our users.
Each successful request to the database counts as your consumption from your monthly requests package. For example, if you choose your plan for Live Vessel Tracker API with 20000 maritime database requests per month and if you request information about 100 vessels once, the system will deduct 100 points from your API plan. So after that original API request you will have 19900 requests left.
Often by human mistake or some other bug in the query, you may call the MMSI number of the ship that does not exist or there might be some other issue why maritime data is missing. In that case, if there is no successful data on the ship, the API request does not count and nothing is deducted from your plan.
Maritime AIS Data API - Frequently Asked Questions
How fresh is the data in the database?
Depending on the nature of data the frequency of updates varies. In general, typically vessels location and vessel tracking information updates every 2 minutes. In some cases, data update delays up to 20 minutes. That happens because the data source depends on current weather conditions, and the vessel data reporting frequency and AIS receivers availability.
Where does marine AIS data come from?
As we have described previously, AIS is an Automatic Identification System that searches and tracks vessels. That is how Datalastic receives marine data via Terrestrial AIS receivers which further transmit data to Datalastic partners and maritime organizations. After that Datalastic receives and decodes data and stores it in a data warehouse that you can access via API services.
How to start using Datalastic maritime API?
It is very easy to use Datalastic Maritime API services. Start by visiting our pricing page and choose the most suitable plan for you. After that go ahead and subscribe. After payment and registration, you are good to go! You will access API code instantly after the registration is done.
Is there developers' support avaliable?
How many vessels are in the Datalastic Database?
Datalastic has one of the biggest marine databases that is available on the market. There are currently more than 750000 vessels and 21000 ports in the maritime database.
When can I cancel my Maritime API subscription?
You can cancel your subscription any time you wish in case you are not satisfied with Datalastic maritime AIS data services. Log in to your Account, go to Subscriptions, and press "Cancel".
Alternatively, you can write your cancelation request to firstname.lastname@example.org