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AIS Tracking–Ship Tracker for Maritime Traffic: AISLive

Real time ship monitoring and real-time intelligence for vessel activity.

What if you could pinpoint a ship’s location down to the minute with one tool?

The industry's first online software for tracking real-time marine traffic, AISLive delivers updated movements for 130,000+ ships and vessels every 60 seconds, including activity at 16,000+ ports and terminals worldwide. Available through three different subscription levels, AISLive Premium includes access to terrestrial and satellite ship movements (view the latest edition to our terrestrial networks) and to the Sea-web Ports module for greater visibility into your fleet’s deep sea and offshore movements. All AISLive subscriptions offer a user-friendly mapping tool and 197 search filters. Find out how you can connect your port or area to the AISLive network.

You can learn more about AISLive in the following languages: Chinese and Korean.

Marine equipment companies, port authorities and service providers, ship owners, managers, agents, charterers and brokers as well as government and civil authorities use AISLive to:

  • Boost operational efficiencies: Follow your fleet’s global movements – routes, speeds, arrival times – including deep sea activity
  • Enhance domain awareness: Track all ships sailing in your waters
  • Uncover ship movement and commodity trade trends: Reveal competitor positions, create trading positions and identify business opportunities
  • Mitigate risk: Identify, watch and set alerts for ships that could be a security risk in your waters

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  • Sky-to-Sea Data: Satellite and terrestrial online coverage of real-time ship movements 24/7 worldwide (satellite data available with AISLive Premium only)
  • Network Coverage: Europe, North America, the Caribbean, Mediterranean and Far East, including live global port callings, with more antenna stations being added all the time
  • Search Filters: 197 filters including all ships (destination port/country, ETA, draught, speed and hazardous cargo, current position, last seen) and verified ships (DWT, GT, flag, operator, technical manager, last port of call and last country of call)
  • Zoom-in/Zoom-out: Zoom in to a narrowly defined perimeter and create an automatic list of ships in that area and link to specific ship detail; zoom out for a global view to see the density of ships around the world, then create a watchlist of only ships you are interested in by ship type, destination, arrival ETA and other variables
  • Multilayered Mapping Tool: 4 different map views so you can identify high/low areas of traffic density and view ports, tanker and dry cargo berths
    • C-Map: By Jeppesen, vector-based charts
    • Bing Road Map: Vector imagery of roads
    • Bing Satellite: Satellite map view
    • Composite 3 Maps = C-Map + Bing Road Map + Bing Satellite Map
  • Ship Track on Map: Up to 90 days for MMSI ship track; back to 2005 for IMO ship track (AISlive premium only); hide other ships on the map to see only the track for your ship; add animation to see dates and speed along the shiptrack
  • Distance Tables Module: Calculate a ship’s arrival with greater accuracy
  • Verified Ship Data: Ship name, technical manager, commercial operator, type, call sign, dimensions and photos – Maritime & Trade holds the largest maritime ships database in the world and is the sole appointed authority for assigning and validating the IMO ship and company numbers
  • Seamless Connectivity to Sea-web the ultimate marine reference tool (AISLive Plus and AISLive Premium only)
  • AISLive ShipWatch Services: Automated service that triggers an email alert when a selected ship enters a specified zone as well as immediate notifications when a ship has changed its destination or estimated time of arrival
    • Watch Lists: Create a list of ships to monitor and set up a range of email alerts for those ships; filter map to display watch list ships only
    • Alerts: 4 types of email alerts so you know when a ship enters a port or area of interest and you learn the latest arrival, departure and itinerary changes
      • Itinerary Change Alerts: Find out when a crew changes the destination or time of arrival on its transponder
      • Zone Alerts: Learn when a ship you have specified enters a certain area, up to 160 nautical miles radius, with the ability to set more than one zone alert on a ship
      • Port Arrival Alerts: Get email notification when a ship arrives at a port
      • Daily Noon Report Alerts: Discover the latest positions and information for your watch-list ships
  • AISLive Station Hosts (add-on module): Receive an email alert 24/7 when your station has lost connectivity to the AISLive network. In addition, hosts get access to our station-monitoring software and customer care support team to troubleshoot any connectivity issues

Compare AISLive Subscription Services

  • AISLive Standard = terrestrial ship movements 
  • AISLive Plus = terrestrial ship movements + the Sea-web Ports module 
  • AISlive Premium = terrestrial ship movements + the Sea-web Ports module + satellite ship movements
AISLive Premium
AISLive Plus
AISLive Standard
Ship-type filters
169 verified ship types, 22 unverified ship types, destination port, ETA, draught, speed, DWT, GT operator, technical manager




Satellite ship movements


Terrestrial ship movements




Ship speed/recency/type




Verified ship/port data




Ship characteristics, ownership, photos, news headlines




Dry cargo and tanker berths map layer




Basic port information




Enhanced port information (detailed data for 15,500+ ports & terminals) and latest port news



Ships currently in port, expected in port in next 24 hours, or departed port in last 24 hours



Coverage of up to 89,000 vessels daily with automatic weather updates




Watch List/ Alerts
Watch Lists




Zone Alerts




Itinerary Change Alerts




Port Arrival Alerts



Daily Noon Report Alerts





Mr. Gareth Williams

​In his more recent work, Mr. Williams has been managing and working on projects that help clients answer key strategic questions around port, company, and ship and movement data. The Bespoke Data Analysis product answers questions involving port congestion, ECA analysis, slow steaming trends, competitor analysis, market sizing and much more. In 2013, Mr. Williams commenced work to reevaluate means for calculating 'Country of Economic Benefit' and rewrite the algorithm that supports this field.Mr Williams has worked at IHS Markit for over 11 years and has great knowledge in the rich data sets across the Maritime portfolios also on analysing, combining, blending and cleaning the data. His extensive knowledge with using the data means he works very closely with clients on all manner of tasks from raw data, data aggregations, data tables and structure, new calculated fields, formulas and also full analytical solutions.Mr Williams also creates dashboards for final files; allowing users to interogate the data easier and much more efficiently through an interactive tool.

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