Vessel Details Page - Overview

All the available information and related material regarding any ship is accessible through the MarineTraffic Vessel Details Page. The accessibility of the features you see in this page are dependent on the Plan you are subscribed to.

The most common and easy ways to access this page are:

  • by clicking on the Vessel Details button on the Vessel's Info window.                               1.gif
  • by typing the vessel’s name or MMSI/IMO in the Search bar on the top right corner of the screen. (In cases of synonyms, make sure that you click on the name of the vessel that matches your preferences). Kindly note that while you are typing your search term, record types will appear on the bottom of the page. This helps you choose the relevant option (Vessels) and limit the results that match your search term. 
  • or by clicking on the Vessel Name field of Vessels page of the Explore tool. (27).gif

Using the Vessel Details page, you are able to get all the available vessel and voyage information.
The following sections regard an Overview of the Vessel of interest.

At the top left of the page you can see the vessel name, along with the vessel type, IMO/MMSI.


You can also find the option to add notes for the vessel, add her to your fleets, and/or directly create Vessel-based notifications.
Additionally, you can contribute to this vessel’s details by clicking on the three dots you will find on the upper right corner of the page.

Current Voyage

Using the Current Voyage section, you are able to get forward-looking information regarding the subject vessel. The Port of Departure, and Port of Arrival, along with the Actual time of departure (ATD), and Predicted time of arrival (ETA) are depicted to show the current voyage the vessel is undergoing.


To obtain information on the Voyage progress - Current position a table is available to inform you on the below:

  • Vessel’s current load condition
  • Vessel’s current draught
  • Total voyage distance
  • Distance travelled
  • Wind speed / direction
  • Vessel’s current speed
  • Time to destination
  • Distance to go
  • Air temperature

For example:

The Destinations’ ETA and the average Speed recorded are some of these details, along with Voyage Timeline and Position History.


In addition, the Arrival details table denotes key information for the upcoming destinations’ conditions such as, the Arrival details, Estimated time of arrival, Predicted time of arrival, Estimated vs predicted time of arrival, Current wind speed / direction, but also Current air temperature.


As a registered user, you can have access up to three days voyage history for vessels

Note : You will be able to access all the voyage related information through our Professional and Enterprise plans & Fleet Operations Solution.



In this section, you can find a short summary describing the vessel’s position, along with information of her type.



Under the General section, you can access all the available information regarding the subject vessel, such as general info (IMO/MMSI, name, Vessel Type etc.), but also all the information regarding the Vessel characteristics. This table serves as a valuable resource for understanding the characteristics and status of various ships. Below is a breakdown of the key elements included in the table:


  • Vessel Name: Outlines the vessels’ name
  • Flag: The vessel's registered nationality or flag.
  • IMO Number: The unique identifier assigned to the ship.
  • MMSI: The unique nine-digit number allocated to maritime mobile stations.
  • Call Sign: The distinct identifier used for communication purposes.
  • AIS Transponder Class: The Automatic Identification System (AIS) transponder class type A or B.
  • General Vessel Type: Describes the general category or type of vessel, such as cargo ship, tanker, passenger vessel, etc.
  • Detailed Vessel Type: Provides more specific information about the type of vessel, including its purpose, design, and capabilities.
  • Service Status: Indicates the current operational status of the vessel, whether it's active, in service, under repair, or decommissioned.
  • Port of Registry: Specifies the port or location where the vessel is officially registered.
  • Year Built: Displays the year in which the vessel was constructed, providing insight into its age and potential maintenance needs.

Beyond the general vessel information, users also have the opportunity to explore visual images of the ship. You can even upload your own photos of the vessel Upload Photos of the vessel, or browse through the collection of uploaded images in the dedicated Photo Gallery.



Latest AIS Information

The information about the vessel's current status and position (as received by our network of AIS-receiving stations) is available at the Latest AIS information. This section outlines the below:


  • Navigational Status: The vessel's navigation, such as "Underway Using Engine," "At Anchor," "Moored," etc.
  • Position received: Denotes the time when the latest position report from the vessel was received via Terrestrial or Satellite constellation.
  • Vessel's local time: The local time of the vessel's location at the time of the position report.
  • Latitude/Longitude: Provides the geographical coordinates of the vessel's current position, and re-directs you to view on the Live Map.
  • Speed: Indicates the speed at which the vessel is moving, measured in knots (nautical miles per hour).
  • Course: The direction in which the vessel is moving, expressed in degrees from true north.
  • True heading: The vessel's heading or direction of travel with respect to true north.
  • Rate of turn: Specifies the rate at which the vessel is turning, usually measured in degrees per minute.
  • Draught: The depth of the vessel below the waterline, measured from the waterline to the deepest part of the ship's hull.
  • Reported destination: Indicates the departure port and destination port of arrival as reported by the vessel.
  • Matched destination: Shows the location of the port, which matches the reported destination of the vessel.
  • Estimated time of arrival (ETA): Provides an estimated time for the vessel's arrival at its reported destination based on its current speed and course.
  • AIS Source: Specifies the source of the AIS (Automatic Identification System) data, which could be a satellite, shore-based station, or other vessel.


The Vessel Notes feature enables you to store private information related to vessels you're monitoring. You can jot down notes and attach them to a particular vessel, and even share them with others. Easily manage and organize vessel-specific details by adding unlimited notes for the vessels of interest. To add notes, navigate to the Vessel Details page, and click "Add Notes".




The Business section, at the bottom left in the Overview of the Vessels Details page, serves as a valuable resource for connecting vessel operators with local service providers. Whether you're a shipowner, Captain, or maritime professional, this feature streamlines the process of finding relevant businesses at the arrival location of the vessel of interest.

By clicking on "View Full List", of the At arrival location section you will be prompted to all the relevant Businesses that will be available at the location pertaining the vessels upcoming destination.

Alternatively, by selecting the View Full List of  Near the vessel list, you will be re-directed to any registered Companies that operate, or have offices in  nearby ports of the vessels current location.

Bear in mind, you can also add your own Company in our Business Directory, clicking on the List Your Company tab.