Expected Port Arrivals API
Information about all vessels expected to arrive in a specific port.
ExpectedArrivals API service provides information about all vessels expected to arrive in a specific port.
Detecting the AIS destination of every vessel the API provides information about all vessels bound to this port along with information about their Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) as reported by the AIS. Each query to the API could apply for a different port, specified by its LOCODE and there are no limits in the number of queried ports or the interval of queries. Each API response will return you the latest data in XML or JSON format.
This service grants access to three different datasets, depending on customer’s needs:
- AIS dataset - coordinates, course, speed, heading, current draught, destination, ETA, name, callsign, IMO, MMSI, AIS type, dimensions
- Voyage dataset – origin port name and locode, country, time of departure
- Master dataset – detailed type, flag, year of build, builder, ownership, capacity, dimensions
How much does it cost?
This is a “Pay-per-Use” service where data is provided against credits. All you need is purchase some credits.
Credits can be used for all credit-based services: Vessels, PortCalls, ExpectedArrivals, MasterData
For the AIS dataset, the API will charge you:
- 1 credit per position per ship if the data is provided by Terrestrial stations
- 5 credits per position per ship if the data is provided by Satellites
You are charged credits for the delivered data only.
There are additional parameters that will help you to filter the returned data and reduce the number of spent credits.
How can I obtain credits?
Credits are provided on:
- Subscription basis – the price per credit is lower and credits can be used for a period of 1 month. Recommended for continuous needs.
- On-demand basis – the price per credit is higher and credits can be used for a period of 12 months.
We will provide you detailed credits pricing on your request.
Sample use case
You would like to find the ships expected to arrive in port Said in the following 10 days. The API returns the AIS dataset of 40 ships expected to arrive in Said in the following 10 days and charges you 80 credits according to the source of the data, as the following example:
- 30 ships with positions reported by Terrestrial sources x 1 credit each = 30 credits
- 10 ships with positions reported by Satellites x 5 credits each = 50 credits