Add a Payment Method

Enter the My Account section and choose the Billing option. If you are adding a Payment Method for the first time, you will be firstly prompt to add your Account Info and Billing Details.


Note: Make sure that the billing information you provide MarineTraffic with is correct and up-to-date to be getting accurate printable invoices for each transaction. If you are an EU (European Union) resident, please make sure to provide the correct VAT (Value-added tax) identification number of your company. By providing your company name and VAT, you will not be charged the standard VAT rate.

Once you fill out these forms and click on Next, you will be able to define your default payment method. With this option, you will be automatically selected to perform any transactions you want to complete with MarineTraffic.

If you want to add a Credit Card, fill in the required information as shown on your Credit Card and click on the Add payment method button. Your payment method is now saved and defined as your default method. You can use any Credit Card under the auspices of one of the following companies:

  • Visa 
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Discover

Alternatively, if you want to use PayPal as a payment method, click on the PayPal icon and connect your PayPal Account. A window will pop up and prompt you to enter your PayPal credentials to log in to your PayPal account and manage your transactions from there.

Note II: MarineTraffic will never ask you to reveal any kind of personal details regarding any of your payment methods (your card's pin number, for example). The handling of credit cards' information is taken very seriously at MarineTraffic. For your information, we use Braintree which is a validated Level 1 PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) Compliant Service Provider.

If you have EUR or GBP as currency, you can choose Direct Debit as a payment option, by clicking on “Setup a Direct Debit” option. A window will pop up and you will be able to add your bank account information. 

If you have a Billing Account Country = UK and also currency = GBP, you have the option to add a DIRECT DEBIT (BACS) Method. 

If you have EUR for currency and Billing Account Country one of the following countries: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland (including Aland Islands), France (including French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Martin (French part), Réunion), Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain; you have the option to add  DIRECT DEBIT (Sepa) Method. 

Note that once you create a Direct Debit option, you will receive an email from GoCardless, our direct debit enabler.