How to Explore Data: everything in one place

You can now use our new Data Exploration Tool to get all the information you need. You can access, combine and visualise more data than ever before, all in one place.

To go to our Data Exploration Tool click on the Vessels or Ports tab on the Main Menu. Then select the All Vessels or Search Ports option respectively.


Alternatively, you can click on the relevant section in the footer of the MarineTraffic homepage, Explore.


Based on where you accessed the page from, the respective option will appear as the default one. You can use the Sidebar to quickly change between a number of available options, such as Vessels, Ports and more. Keep in mind that more options will be added regularly, so make sure to always check back.

Note: You can click on the i button in the top right corner to get more information about every different option you select.


To make sure you get the exact results you are looking for, we have created a vast selection of filters. Just click on the Add Filter button and a drop-down menu will appear. Each option has its own filters, and you can pick multiple options to find the information you want more easily. Each filter added will appear in a box next to the Add Filter button. You can remove the filter any time by clicking on the X button next to it.


After selecting your filters, the results will appear below. By default, a number of the most popular results will appear. However, it is easier than ever to select what you want to see. You can hold and drag any of the result columns to re-position and sort them how you want.


Moreover, you can click on the Cogwheel icon on the right to add or remove columns from your view and choose your prefered Time Zone.


Now, to the far right of every result, you will notice a button with 3 vertical lines. Clicking on that will provide you with more actions for every result. Every option has its own set of actions. In Vessels ie, you can choose to create a notification for the selected vessel, show it on the Live Map or even add it to one of your existing fleets.


In all options, there are some important information and actions 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 (20/50)

Explore_Bottom.jpgLast but not least, the Export process is faster and can be tailored to your needs. As soon as you get your results from your specific search, you can export all of them by clicking on the Export button on the right-hand side, above the results. A drop-down menu will appear, giving you information about the process you are about to complete.


Alternatively, you can now select some of them, by clicking on the adjacent button of each result, on the left side. The selected will appear green and a new button will appear on the button that reads Export Data. Click on it to export the selected.