ShipAtlas by Maritime Optima

Global AIS tracking of the whole merchant fleet at your fingertips.

For individuals interested in AIS vessel tracking and trades, port activities, congestions, sea routes, marine weather, ice conditions, piracy, zones and maps.

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Global AIS tracking

Find the real-time AIS positions of vessels with more than 700 satellites and terrestrial senders.

AIS voyage history

Find out where vessels have been in the past. View voyage histories as tracks in the map or in a table.

Sea route calculator

Create routes from any vessel's AIS position to any port. Find the shortest route, ETA and days at sea.


Get push notifications on your mobile when vessels arrive or depart from ports.

Vessels nearby

Share your position from mobile and find vessels nearby you, within a 10km radius.

Marine weather

Access weather information such as wind, waves, ocean currents, sea ice and precipitations.

What do the users say about ShipAtlas?

  • Easy to register a free user account and access the AIS data for the global merchant fleet.  
  • The only sea route calculator that route from a vessel's AIS position.
  • A super quick and easy-to-use sea route calculator that finds the shortest route from any vessel's AIS position, with speed, ETA, time in sea. For single leg or multi-leg routes. You can also route between ports.
  • You can also create routes between ports.
  • A free to use, service minded and dedicated support chat integrated with the application to assist us at any time.  
  • The most user friendly mobile vessel and port tracker there is.

Global AIS tracking of the whole merchant fleet at your fingertips

All vessels shown have Class A senders, valid IMO and valid MMSI numbers.

Search by name, IMO and MMSI to find the vessels you are interested in. Create lists of vessels that you want to follow in the map and turn on notifications to get notified when vessels arrive or depart from ports.

On the vessel cards you will find information such as:

  • When we last received AIS data on the vessel
  • The last port the vessel visited
  • The next port with ETA
  • Current speed
  • Assumed laden or ballast condition for the vessel
  • Dwt, draft (current and summer draft), cubic capacity (if relevant), LOA, beam, TPC and more
Screenshot from ShipAtlas showing a vessel in the map, a technical description, last port and next port with ETA.

Customize your map with layers

Select and combine different map layers such as:

  • Vessel segments and port segments
  • Vessel lists and port lists
  • Marine weather (wind, waves, ocean currents and precipitation)
  • Sea ice map
  • ECA/SECA zones, economic zones, load line zones
  • International navigating limits
  • Polar codes
  • Canal restrictions

Switch between satellite mode, light mode or dark mode as map styles and between mercator and 3D globe projections.

Screenshot from ShipAtlas showing a vessel in the map, a technical description, last port and next port with ETA.

Updated information on vessels in port, at anchorage and recent vessel departures

Search for a specific port, by name or UNECE code. Find the ports relevant for your segment; dry cargo ports, tanker ports etc., or only bunker ports.

Click on a port to get real-time updated information on vessels in a port, at anchorage and recent departures.

Find daily updated marine whether and info on tides, updated bunker prices, grades and availability, for all ports.

Create an unlimited number of port lists and add the lists as layers on your map.

Screenshot from ShipAtlas showing a vessel in the map, a technical description, last port and next port with ETA.
Screenshot of ShipAtlas on a laptop.Screenshot of ShipAtlas on a tablet.Screenshot of ShipAtlas on a mobile.

Available on desktop
and mobile

Use the same login on your mobile and laptop/desktop, and your settings and data are automatically synced on all your devices.
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A software you just love to use!

We are dedicated to developing ShipAtlas based on user feedback, so your feedback is highly welcomed.

We invest in having active and happy users, and we want to make it easy to reach us. So we are here to answer your questions, listen to your feedback and support you almost 24/7.

If you have ideas or wishes, want to propose improvements, or find bugs, please send us a chat so we can discuss.