I am looking for a dataset of global maritime traffic which would include basic metadata such as port of departure/arrival, date, vessel name.

I am familiar with proprietary online services, such as marinetraffic, but would be interested in a free API/bulk download option.

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    Possible duplicate of Database of ships?
    – philshem
    Commented May 18, 2016 at 18:59
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    I am not sure that this is really a duplicate because the other question focusses on ships but not on their movements. So I vote to leave it open as a separate question.
    – user6083
    Commented May 20, 2016 at 9:45
  • Did you found any API or soap service? Commented Dec 8, 2017 at 20:56

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coast guard will have some/most of this. at least for the US. http://cgmix.uscg.mil/PSIX/Default.aspx

EDIT: this may also be worth picking over:


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