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Live Ship Tracking API

Live ship tracking API for getting real-time vessel movement, activities speed, course, heading, destination and more by Datalastic
This live ship tracking API of Datalastic outputs data with the purpose of getting real-time vessel movement, activities speed, course, heading, destination and more. When filtering the API based on the uuid, mmsi, imo, days, from and to you will get the output that you need for your platform. The API covers global data. The data is used by small business, medium business and enterprises, the clients use it within the freight, maritime, logistics, import, export and trade sector. Some examples of the type of business who uses the data are freight and logistics companies, importers, exporters and international traders. It is usually exciting to read about new systems using the real-time ship tracking data, it is possible to think of several use cases with the API but some examples are; tracking vessel movements and routes, freight route analysis, creating/optimizing maritime operations and more. Developers often realise new ways to use the data from the API and develop a new product.

Live Ship Tracking API endpoints

GET
GET
GET
/api/v0/vessel
/vessel_pro
/vessel_bulk
GET /api/v0/vessel
GET /vessel_pro
GET /vessel_bulk
Communicate to the real-time ship tracking API endpoint; /api/v0/vessel by sending a GET request for data to the endpoint using the the available parameters and get a similar output as in the example output. The endpoint is built for getting real-time vessel movement, activities speed, course, heading, destination and more. The API documentation works with all main coding languages, just attach the API key parameter to the API endpoint URL and set it to your personal key to start receiving the requested data. Input the API endpoint into the URL to apply for the data request. For the appropriate parameters and objects, check the object and description table of the live ship tracking API that explains it.

API filtering methods for live ship tracking data

See here the filter parameters applicable with the live ship tracking API.
Filters
uuid to
mmsi
imo
days
from

API object attributes

Understand the objects and the associated description using the table to be able to make use of the system also make use of the available parameters to be able to get the appropriate data as an output.
Objects Description
data
uuid Vessel UUID number
name Vessel name
mmsi Vessel MMSI number
imo Vessel IMO number
eni Vessel ENI number
country_iso Vessel registration country
type Vessel type
type_specific Vessel specific type
positions Last recorded position based on the dates you give in epoch and UTC formats
lat Geo-coordinates of the zone center. Latitude of your static center point
lon Geo-coordinates of the zone center. Longitude of your static center point
current_draught
speed Speed of the vessel
course Course of the vessel
heading
navigational_status Navigational status of the vessel
heading
destination Departure and arrival ports
dest_port Destination port
etc etc

Live ship tracking response output

Here is an example response output of the endpoint call. More data is available, this example is limited to make it more readable. Sign-up to the API to gain access to the full output response.
				
					{
    "data": {
        "uuid": "b8625b67-7142-cfd1-7b85-595cebfe4191",
        "name": "MAERSK CHENNAI",
        "mmsi": "566093000",
        "imo": "9525338",
        "eni": null,
        "country_iso": "SG",
        "type": "Cargo - Hazard A (Major)",
        "type_specific": "Container Ship",
        "lat": 6.303473,
        "lon": 3.201678,
        "current_draught":13.1
        "speed": 0,
        "course": 326,
        "navigational_status": "Under Way using engine" 
        "heading": 226,
        "destination": "NGAPP>TGLFW",
        "dest_port": "LOME"
        "dest_port_unlocode": "TGLFW"
        "dep_port": "JEBEL ALI [AE]"
        "dep_port_unlocode": "AEJEA"
        "last_position_epoch": 1620484020,
        "last_position_UTC": "2021-05-08T14:27:00Z"
        "atd_epoch": 1621469820
        "atd_UTC":"2021-05-20T00:17:00Z"
        "eta_epoch": 1622980800
        "eta_UTC":"2021-06-06T12:00:00Z"
      },
}
				
			

Download live ship tracking database

If clients dont want to use the API platform, clients might also opt-in to receive the database in .csv file format through .

Software development kit

It is a JSON system and in the event that people need software development kits, they are available for Python, Javascript, Swift, JAVA, Angular, NodeJS, R, C#, PHP, Ruby, VueJS, Strest, Rust, Go, Scala and JQuery. Just ask for it and they should be provided. Start using the filter parameters and use the output with the SDKs and develop the platform.

Live Ship Tracking API pricing

Samples and trials access is freely available if desired, simply write an email and ask for it. Clients can get access to the real-time vessel tracking data and find out if this is indeed what clients are searching for. After examinating it, people can determine if they are ready to work with the premium version.

Price and cost of the API

You can instantly start developing with Datalastic API with prices starting monthly from €99 or contact the API company to have more insight now.
Option Price
Monthly subscription From €99/month
Yearly subscription From €1,188.00/year
Variable pricing no

Discounted Trial

Discounted trial is available

More info

Customers can request this data, every 20 minutes so customers have the live vessel tracking data as actual as needed.

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