Share your Uploaded Documents

Once you have uploaded the Vessel Documents of your choice (regarding your managed vessels), you can select to Share them with other users.

Note that sharing options vary depending on the Security Level of each document. For example, a Public Document is available to other MarineTraffic users both for Viewing and Downloading while Default and Private Documents are not.

Click on the "My Managed Vessels" option under the My Account Section.

Then, click on the "Manage Documents" button to bring out the list of your Uploaded Documents for the selected vessel of yours.

First of all, you should select the Documents that you wish to share with other users. You are able to select single Documents by ticking on the corresponding "Share" checkbox. In case you wish to share all the Documents which are under a certain Security Level Category (Default or Private) you can tick on the "Share All" checkbox.

Once you have specified the Documents which you wish to share, click on the "Share" button. Select whether you wish to share your Documents with a User (even non-registered to MarineTraffic) or with one or more Companies (publicly visible and registered to the marineTraffic Business Directory).

Share with User

Use the form that will pop-up to enter the e-mail address of the user you wish to share your Documents with. You are also able to define an Expiration date for the Sharing period. When you are ready, click on the "Share" button.

The user will be notified via e-mail and will be able to view and download the Documents you have decided to share with him/her by clicking on the related link in that e-mail. Upon clicking, the user will be transferred to the Details page of the subject vessel. The shared Documents will be displayed in the Vessels Particulars section under the "Vessel Documents" tab. From there, the user will be able to view and download your shared Documents.

Note that the other user does not necessarily have to be a registered MarineTraffic member to be able to have access to the documents you share with him/her - these documents are also contained in the e-mail as attachments. However, non-registered users will not be able to make full use of the "Documents Exchange" options. Thus, it is recommended for them to create a Personal MarineTraffic Account.


Share with Companies

If you have selected to share your Documents with one or more Companies, the pop-up form would differ. 

You are able to: 

  • directly search for Companies to share your Documents with by entering their name as a keyword
  • select Companies that belong to a specific Business Sector by using the options in the drop-down menu of the relevant field

Once you have found the Company(ies) you wish to share your Documents with, tick the checkbox next to its/their name(s) to do so.

Note, the "Select All" option. Tick on the relevant checkbox to automatically select all the Companies that are displayed on your screen.

(click here to learn how to manage the Documents you share with other users or Companies)