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How to Create a Sea Route from a Vessel's Position
How to Create a Sea Route from a Vessel's Position

In this guide we will explain how to create a sea route from a vessel's position.

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Written by Line Omholt-Jensen
Updated over a week ago

With ShipAtlas you can easily calculate a sea route from any vessel anywhere on the map. This is a great feature to have if you want to check which one of your two vessels is closest to a port if your competitor is going to make the laycan, or if you want to see if your cargo is going to make it to port in time.

How to Create a Sea Route from a Vessel's Position

Steps to take:

1) Click on the Sea Route section in the menu on the left side of your screen.

2) Choose "From a Vessel".

3) Enter the vessel's name in the search field at the top of the screen, or pick a vessel from the list of your recent searches. You can also use the funnel button to the right in the search field to use filters in your search.

4) Continue making your sea route by selecting your next destinations.

Click on the "Choose Destination" field and search for the name of the port you want to include in your route.

Keep adding as many ports as you would like by clicking "Add Destination".

Note: You can hold and drag the ports in your sea route calculation to change the order of ports.

5) When you are done adding destinations, the sea route calculator will create a route on the ShipAtlas map. To access more information about the route, click on

"Sea route details in the sidebar menu.

5) If necessary, you can edit the speed and consumption of the voyage sailing this route. You can also make edits to the carbon emissions.

Should your sea route be hard to see because of its color, simply change the color of the route in the card at the bottom of your map.

You can also change the style of your map to make it more suitable for your preferred sea route color. You'll find a tutorial on how to do this in one of our previous guides:

Step 7 (Premium Plan)

If you have the premium plan, it is time for you to save your route!

Simply click on the "Save routes" button at the bottom of the route information card. You can now easily find your way back to it every time you open the sea route calculator.

Unfortunately, this step is not available for the FREE and Standard plans.

Next Step

Congratulations! πŸŽ‰

You now know how to create a sea route from a vessel position in ShipAtlas

In the next guide, you will learn how to optimize your route taking into consideration the vessel's position.

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