Vessel to Port ETA data

Vessel to Port ETA provides accurate destination and vessel ETA information, making it a must-have for everyday operations.

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What is Spire’s Vessel to Port ETA?

With AIS fields oftentimes empty, outdated, incorrect or illegible due to manual processes, Spire Maritime offers an independent prediction of destination and vessel arrival ETA data . This provides users with a more precise ETA value, independently of what vessels report via their AIS.

Vessel to Port ETA frequently pre-calculates routes and ETAs, and makes them immediately available when querying the information from the API. Unlike other similar solutions, Vessel to Port ETA allows users to query multiple vessels at once, and to get information in bulk without additional waiting time.

Routes are also recalculated whenever vessels deviates from their predicted route, to provide the most recent and relevant information about the vessel even if/when they take unexpected routes.


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Next port is predicted

A series of factors, such as vessel position, heading, and historical tracks of similar vessels are used to find the most probable ports the vessel will call next. The predicted next port is continuously updated to also take into account deviations or destination changes of vessels.

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Best route is decided

Routes are calculated based on the most probable next port, taking into account the respective vessel, its type, size, draught and historically typical routes, leading to the most likely route the vessel will take.

ETA is calculated

ETA is calculated using routes and vessels service speed and speed distribution. Routes are recalculated if there are deviations from the expected route. Checks and recalculations are carried out every 15 mins for all applicable vessels worldwide, if the next port remains the same.

Vessel to Port ETA data delivery

  • API (GraphQL)

Vessel to Port ETA data format options

  • ETA
  • Destination
  • Distance
  • Duration
  • Route (GeoJSON, WKT)

Why choose Spire ETA data?

Query multiple vessels at once with no additional waiting time
Bulk data analysis
More precise ETAs compared to manually input ETAs
Highly accurate vessel positions calculations fueled by Spire AIS data

Global ocean coverage based on our proprietary satellite constellation:

  • All active AIS devices detected with over 600k vessels, 250k+ active vessels/day
  • Static, positional, and voyage related data

Customizable vessel selection

  • all vessels
  • all vessels of a specific type
  • a specific fleet
  • individual vessels with either AIS Class A or Class B transponders

Low latency

  • Near real time refresh near shore (average of 1 min)
  • Standard refresh in the open ocean (average of 6 mins)

Best in class support including:

  • Continuous Support (live technical and customer support, including onboarding and developer documentation)
  • Easily accessible modern APIs designed by developers, for developers
  • Easy integration with support from dedicated Spire engineers
  • 24/7 global satellite coverage
  • Wide array of digital resources

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Vessel to Port ETA in action

Interact with our demo below and see all the features of Port ETA and how they dynamically adjust to a vessel’s voyage updates:

What is it useful for?

Vessel-to-Port ETA contributes to various aspects of the maritime industry, including logistics, shipping operations, market intelligence, and vessel performance optimization. By providing accurate and timely ETA predictions, this helps make informed decisions, enhances operational efficiency, and ultimately drives better outcomes across the maritime supply chain.

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Tracking for logistics:

  • Plan operations more efficiently.
  • Provide real-time and predictive information about when a vessel is expected to arrive at a specific port.
  • Optimize the scheduling of cargo loading, unloading, and transportation, minimizing waiting times and operational disruptions.

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Shipping operations:

  • Enhance shipping operations by providing accurate ETA predictions.
  • Use this information to coordinate vessel movements, berthing schedules, and port operations.
  • Optimize the allocation of resources, improve turnaround times at ports, and streamline overall shipping operations.

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Commodity / market intelligence:

  • Insights into shipping trends and schedules.
  • By analyzing historical and real-time ETA data, gauge the flow of goods, anticipate supply chain disruptions, and monitor shipping volumes.
  • Make informed decisions in commodity trading and investment.

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Vessel performance / Route optimization:

  • Improve overall vessel performance and operational efficiency.
  • Use this data to plan routes that minimize fuel consumption, reduce emissions, and ensure timely arrivals.
  • Support vessel performance and route optimization by providing ETA predictions based on factors such as vessel speed, current weather conditions, and traffic congestion.

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Industries that benefit from our vessel ETA to port data

Port Operations

Get access to accurate data to optimize short- and long-term port operations and allocate resources effectively.

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Logistics & Supply Chain

Reliable routing data and vessel ETA minimizes the impact of supply chain disruptions.

Application Development

Our ETA data is ideal to develop applications that integrate vessel tracking and maritime information.

Financial Services

Global data on the world’s shipping and cargo location is essential to get an accurate pulse of global commodities.

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Fleet Management

Vessel to port ETA data is essential in running an efficient, compliant and profitable fleet, and ensuring the safety of crew and vessel.

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