Vessel Characteristics

We’ve added more vessel characteristic information to provide an in-depth and complete view of the maritime landscape.

Our goal is to provide intelligent, predictive vessel tracking or full maritime awareness and more accurate analytics. Take the guesswork out of decision-making and strategy planning.

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Vessel Characteristics fields are updated on a regular basis and exist within two sets:

Basic fields are available in the Standard and Premium Maritime 2.0 APIs.
Extended fields are available only in the Premium Maritime 2.0 API.

    1. Vessel Capacity
      deadweight Basic field
      # The difference between displacement and the empty vessel
      # (lightweight) at any given draught
      tpcmi Extended field
      # Tons per Centimeter Immersion
      # how many tons are required to increase the draught by 1cm
      # (useful for trying to estimate the volume of cargo onboard)
      grossTonnage Basic field
      # Tonnage measure of vessels based on
      # the moulded volume of internal spaces
      netTonnage Extended field
      # Vessel net tonnage
      displacement Extended field
      # The amount of water (in tons) displaced by the ship
      liquidCubic98Percent Extended field
      # The liquid cubic capacity of the cargo tanks
      # when filled to 98% of capacity
      grainCubicCapacity Extended field
      # Cubic capacity (in cubic meters) of cargo holds
      # for grain (and other loose dry commodities)
      teu Extended field
      # “Twentyfoot Equivalent Unit”
      # (measurement of container carrying capacity)
      holdCount Extended field
      # No. of holds
      holdDimensions Extended field
      # Dimensions of holds
      hatchCount Extended field
      # No. of hatches
      hatchDimensions Extended field
      # Dimensions of hatches
      feu Extended field
      # Fortyfoot Equivalent Unit
      # (capacity for containers of that size)
      teuSurplus Extended field
      # Spare TEU capacity
      teu14t Extended field
      # Capacity for containers of 14 tons
      # (measurement of container carrying capacity)
      laneMeters Extended field
      # Lane meter capacity
      cars Extended field
      # Car carrying capacity
      passengers Extended field
      # Passenger capacity
      reeferCubic Extended field
      # Cubic Meter capacity of the refrigerated cargo space
  1. Vessel Design
    isCoated Extended field
    # Indicated if the vessel tanks are coated (Yes/No)
    isGearless Extended field
    # Yes if has no lifting gear or No
    isSelfUnloading Extended field
    # Yes or no is the vessel self-unloading
    gearDisplay Extended field
    # Details of lifting gear
    gearMaxSwl Extended field
    # Safe working load (lifting capacity) of the lifting gear
    reeferPointCount Extended field
    # No. of plug-in points for refrigerated containers
    hullTypeCode Extended field
    # indicates if single or double hull or bottom
  2. Vessel Registration
    class1Code Extended field
    # The name of the classification society who inspects
    # the vessel and awards statutory certificates
    class2Code Extended field
    # The name of the secondary classification society
    # who certificates dual classed vessels
    classDetails Extended field
    # Vessel class details 
    isIceClassed Extended field
    # Indicates if the vessel ice classed (Yes/No)
    iceClass Extended field
    # Ice class type
    certificates Extended field
    # Details of any certificates issued
  3. Vessel Propulsion
    mainEngineCount Extended field
    # Number of main engines
    mainEngineDesigner Extended field
    # Engine designer
    propulsionType Extended field
    # Propulsion type code
    engineDesignation Extended field
    # Engine design identifier
    mcoRpm Extended field
    # Maximum continuous output RPM
    mcoKw Extended field
    # Maximum continuous output KW
    mcoHp Extended field
    # Maximum continuous output HP
    propellerCount Extended field
    # Number of propellers 
    propellerType Extended field
    # Propeller type
    bowThrusterCount Extended field
    # No. of bow thrusters
    sternThrusterCount Extended field
    # No. of stern thrusters
  4. Vessel Dimensions
    draught Extended field
    # Distance between the waterline and keel 
    lengthOverall Extended field
    # Length overall
    airDraught Extended field
    # Distance from the waterline to highest point on vessel
    keelToManifold Extended field
    # Distance from the keel to the manifold
    depth Extended field
    # Depth (from the deck to keel)
    beamMoulded Extended field
    # Beam Moulded
    berthCount Extended field
    # No. of sleeping berths
  5. Vessel Bunker
    bunkers Extended field
    # array containing one or multiple bunker (fuel tank) characteristics
    # contains the following informations for each available bunker:
      capacity Extended field
      # Bunker (fuel tank) capacity 
      fuelTypeCode Extended field
      # Bunker fuel type 
      fuelUnitCode Extended field
      # Bunker fuel unit (e.g. tonnes, litres) 
      tankCount Extended field
      # Number of bunker fuel tanks
    range Extended field
    # Sailing range of the vessel assuming full fuel tanks
  6. Vessel History
    vesselNameDate Extended field
    # Date vessel's name became active (for history of name changes, etc.)
    builtYear Basic field
    # Year vessel was delivered from the shipyard to its owner
    deadYear Extended field
    # Year vessel was broken or lost
    shipBuilder Extended field
    # Name of ship builder
    hullNumber Extended field
    # Hull number assigned by the shipyard
    registeredOwner Extended field
    # Registered Owner
    commercialOwner Extended field
    # Commercial Owner
    keelLaidYear Extended field
    # Date Keel Laid
    # (keel laying is when construction of the vessel begins)
    launchYear Extended field
    # Launch Year
    # (year vessel was launched from the shipyard for sea trials)
  7. Vessel Type and Trading
    vesselSubtype Basic field
    # Specific subtype of vessel
    tradingCategoryCode Extended field
    # Identifies if a vessel is in Service, Dead or Newbuilding
    tradingStatusCode Extended field
    # Vessel trading status