ShipAtlas by Maritime Optima

Live AIS ship tracking of the global merchant fleet at your fingertips

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

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Popular ShipAtlas features

Live AIS ship tracking

Live AIS positions of vessels from more than 700 satellites and terrestrial senders. Cleaned, processed and unified.

AIS voyage history

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

Sea route calculator

Create routes from any vessel's AIS position to any port or between ports. Get the distance in nautical miles, the real speed, days at sea and the ETA to the intended port.


Get notifications on your mobile when vessels set a destination, arrive or depart from ports.

Vessels nearby

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

Marine weather

Daily updated weather forecasts such as wind, waves, ocean currents, sea ice and precipitations.


Why ShipAtlas?

  • Easy to register a free user account and access Live AIS data for the whole merchant fleet.  
  • All the vessels have valid IMO and MMSI numbers, and using a class A sender. ShipAtlas offers global coverage and we map if vessels change flag or owner.
  • Very quick to find vessels in ports, waiting at anchorage and vessels expected to arrive. Add notifications on the vessels and ports you want to monitor.
  • A super quick and easy-to-use sea route calculator finds the shortest route from any vessel's AIS position: speed, ETA, time in sea and nautical miles. For single leg or multi-leg routes. You can also route between ports

    The only sea route calculator that route from a vessel's AIS position from a mobile device.

  • A free to use, service minded and dedicated support chat integrated with the ShipAtlas applications to assist us at any time.  
  • Check out vessels nearby you from your mobile. Positions are updated every minute.

Live AIS tracking of the global merchant fleet at your fingertips

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

Search by name, IMO or use the search criteria to find the vessels you are interested in. Create unlimited number of lists of vessels that you want to follow and turn on notifications to be notified when vessels sets a destination and later change it, arrive and depart from ports.

On each vessel you will find information such as:

  • When we last received an AIS data from the satellites
  • The last port the vessel visited and the next port she is heading towards.
  • Lat long coordinates, current speed and course
  • Assumed laden or ballast condition for the voyage legs
  • Dwt, draft (current and summer draft), cubic capacity (if relevant), LOA, beam, TPC etc.
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:

  • Select vessel types (segments) and type of ports
  • Lists of vessels and ports
  • Marine weather (wind, waves, ocean currents and precipitation) and 14 days forecasts (updated every day)
  • Sea ice map (updated every day)
  • ECA/SECA zones, nations exclusive economic zones, load line zones, war zones etc.
  • Loadline and 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, country or UNECE code.

Find the ports relevant for your segment; If you select the dry cargo vessels you will have the ports relevant for the dry cargo. Same for tankers, chemicals, LPG, LNG etc or you can select 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.

Get notifications when vessels add specific ports as a destination, when they arrive and depart from the port.

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. Data and activity are automatically synced between 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.