Use the dedicated MarineTraffic search pages to find Ports you are interested in. Apply search filters, define your search criteria and easily discover a lot of information!
Start by clicking on the "Ports" tab on the MarineTraffic main menu. Then select the "Search Ports" option.
The "Search for Ports" page is brought out. Using the available options in it, you can search for and get results regarding all the ports (marinas and anchorages as well) that are recorded in the MarineTraffic database (more than 16000 ones). You can also click on the adjacent "Near me" option to search for ports near your actual location (note that, in the latter case, you may be asked by your internet browser to share your location - allow it to do so and you will be able to be getting results regarding ports within a radius of approximately 20NM around you)!
Note that you can directly search for ports near your actual location by clicking on the "Ports" tab on the MarineTraffic Main Menu and then selecting the "Ports near me" option.
Both "All Ports" and "Near Me" search categories have the same filtering options you may use to further refine your search criteria. The presentation of the search results is also similar. Under this perspective, all you have to do is to decide whether you wish to be getting results regarding all recorded ports or only those near your location.
You may simply type your search term in the appropriate field or apply filters to narrow down the search results.
The available filters are:
- First letter (Search for ports' names which start with a specific letter)
- Country (Search for ports in a certain country)
- Type (Exclusively search for ports only, marinas only, anchorages only or any type)
- Vessels in port (Use the slider to determine the search results based on the number of vessels that are in each port - this is a way to exclude small ports, for example, by setting a high number of vessels as a criterion)
If you want to reset all filters click on the "Clear filters" option. If you want the filtering options to be retracted click on the "Hide Filters" tab - notice that hiding filters will not reset them.
All search results that match your search criteria will be displayed in rows. Each row refers to a certain port and contains various information regarding it.
- Country: the country where the port is located at
- Port Name: the name of the port (click on the name to get to the Port Details page of it)
- UNLOCODE: the unique location code of the port as set by the United Nations
- Photo: Information on the available photos of the port in the MarineTraffic Photo Directory (click on the photo to view all the available photos of the port)
- Type: port, marina or anchorage indication depending on the type of the result
- Port's Map: click on the icon to view the respective port on the MarineTraffic Live Map
- Ships in Port now: view information on the number of vessels that are in the port in any given moment (click on the number to view a full list of the subject vessels)
- Departures: view information on the number of the most recent departures from the subject port (click on the number to view a full list of the vessels' departures)
- Arrivals: view information on the number of the most recent arrivals to the subject port (click on the number to view a full list of the vessels' arrivals)
- Expected Arrivals: view information on the number of expected arrivals to the subject port (click on the number to view a full list of the upcoming ETAs to the subject port based on the available information)
- Coverage: The AIS coverage status of each subject port is notated with a distinctive indication marker - Green indication marker for AIS-covered ports, Orange indication marker for until recently AIS-covered ports, Grey indication marker for AIS-covered ports which show little traffic, Red Indication marker for ports where there is no AIS coverage.
Note that you can order the search results by clicking on the name of any of the column titles (apart from the "Port's Map" one). Clicking twice on the same column title will result in reversing the order.
As with all MarineTraffic search pages, there are some more options at the bottom of the page which:
- inform you about the total number of records found that match your search criteria
- enable you to navigate through search results pages by entering a page number or selecting the next or previous one
- let you decide on the desired amount of search results per page (10/20/50)
Note that you can also perform quick-searches for ports using the appropriate search field on the MarineTraffic main menu - the process is identical to quick-searching for vessels.