The usage of port cards is quite similar to vessel cards.

The main difference is the information you will be provided with.

How to Access the Port Cards

Step 1

You can hover over the ports in ShipAtlas the same way you have learned to do with the vessel segments. A diminished pop-up version of the port card will appear. From the pop-up, you can already see the weather forecast from this port and the number of vessels in the port. If it is a bunker port you can also read the available bunker grades.

An example of a pop-up from a non-bunker port:

An example of a pop-up from a bunker port:

Step 2

To view an expanded port card, you will need to click on the port you are interested in on the map or use the search bar to find a specific port. After clicking on a port you can see a blue area being marked in the ShipAtlas map. This area is the port "border".

When opening a port card the first thing you will notice is a weather forecast, the name of the port, and its location. Next to the name is the notification button.

Click on it to receive notifications about the recent updates on the port!

Under the name will notice four other buttons. We will explain them later in this guide. Under the buttons, you can see whether the port is available for bunkering or not, and possibly the prices. Further down in the port card, you can choose between reading about the current, recent, or anchored vessels in the port. You may have to scroll down to view all the vessels.

To expand the port card even further, click on the "More Details" button in the lower right corner of the port card.

Step 3

You have now fully expanded your port card and have access to all of our information on the port. If you have not read our previous guides and are wondering about some of the buttons presented in the cards we will explain them below.

The four buttons in the upper right corner are the same shortcut button we mentioned earlier. Every one of them works as a shortcut to a ShipAtlas feature. From the left, these are the "Notifications", "Route from Port", "Notes", and "View in Map" features.

  • Notifications: The last shortcut button is placed separately from the others. This button allows you to get notified when a vessel arrives at a port or leaves it. Sounds interesting? To turn on the notification, simply click the button.

    Note that, the button will turn blue when notifications are turned on.

  • Route from Port: By clicking on this button, you could create a sea route with the port.

  • Notes: This button allows you to add and edit notes belonging to the vessel.

  • View in Map: This button shows you the location of the vessel on the map. By hovering over it you could also get the exact coordinates of the vessel.

At the bottom of the port card, you can see four other buttons next to each other.

Reading from the left, these are the "Port Activity", the "Weather", the "Bunker Prices" and the "Photo and Images" buttons.

  • Port Activity: Here you can read about the vessels in port, the recent arrivals, and the vessels at anchorage. Select your preferred option when clicking on the "Port Activity" icon.

  • Weather: This is where you are able to study the weather forecast for this port further. Choose between the general weather or the tidal waves when clicking on the "Weather" button.

  • Bunker Prices: If you want to learn more about the bunker prices for this port this is where you do it. Just click on the button!

Note that this option will not be available if the port is not a bunker port.

  • Photos and Images: By clicking on this icon you can access and make adjustments to the photos you have uploaded to the port. This is also where you can add new photos to the port.


Congratulations! 🎉

You now know how to access and manage the port cards!

In the next guide, we will introduce you to the vessel lists feature.

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