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Find Location Of Ship – Live Ship Tracking

Recently I came across an excellent site called MarineTraffic that has been developed for those users who want to track the exact location of ships around the world. Not only does it track the location of cargo ships, but can also pinpoints the location of Tankers, Yachts, Passenger Vessels, High Speed Craft, and more.

This can come useful if you have ordered some products and want to keep track of the cargo ship. It also lets you check the ships that are docked in various countries. There are links given on the left sidebar that allows you to check the expected arrivals and receiving stations.

marine traffic

It uses Google Maps and can show all different views, such as, Map, Satellite, Hybrid, Terrain. There is another view called Nautical which gives better ocean and sea details.

nautical view

The numbers written in blocks show the number of ships in that location. To find the vessels in any location, zoom near any block and hit the Vessels tab. You can also search for Ports by hitting the Port tab.

To search for a specific vessel, such as Cargo Vessels you will have to select it from the left sidebar and uncheck all other ships. You can go directly to any area, port, or vessel by selecting them from the drop-down menu.

Ships map

It is the first detailed marine website of its kind that I have come across. If you know of any other site, do let me know.

Marine Traffic



  1. MarineTraffic,do this guys cover the port of mombasa and Tanzania,Every time you try to locate a ship.
    is always out of range

  2. Thank you for posting this. I have always been interested in worlwide shipping. It also allows me to keep track of ships that I have an interest in, i.e. the ones that have the items that I am shipping and recieving. Thank you for posting this useful information.

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