Maritime On-Line®

Fulfilling a variety of commercial and security-related maritime needs, the Maritime Exchange is the electronic information center for Delaware River and Bay ship and cargo processing. From ship schedules and real-time vessel positions, to Customs and Border Protection cargo clearance status for imports and exports, Maritime On-Line is the one-stop information resource for Delaware River and Bay activity.

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Contact the Exchange today at 215-925-1524 or for more infromation and a personalized tour of Maritime On-Line.

Maritime On-Line Modules

  • Ship Reporting
  • TRACS®
  • Stow Plan
  • Automatic Identification System

Ship Reporting

Your window into Delaware River port activity

Delaware River Ship Movements

Just as it did in the 1800s, the Exchange captures and disseminates anticipated, current, and historical schedules for vessels operating on the Delaware River, its tributaries, and the C&D Canal.  Steamship agents, tugs, barges, launches, terminal operators, ship supply and repair firms, and other maritime stakeholders depend on Ship Reporting to expedite cargo operations. Supported by a VHF radio network that covers the river from Trenton, New Jersey to the sea, the Exchange is steadfast in providing timely, accurate, and reliable ship reporting services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Vessel and Port Schedules

The Exchange operations staff works around the clock to maintain detailed schedules for all port activity on the river.  Each ship call recorded in the system contains a full itinerary, including arrival and departure times, cargo types, contact information, as well as future orders. The system then provides reports and schedules listing current port activity, upcoming ship arrivals, and historical data. The system is supported by a comprehensive database containing ship dimensions, identifiers, flag administration, owners, and previous ship names. 


Ship Reporting provides a number of vessel schedule and statistics reports, including estimated future activity, current ship locations, and cargo loaded and discharged. Subscribers can also design their own queries and reports to analyze ship and cargo trends.

Reference Files

Ship Reporting Summary Rates


Your electronic cargo clearing system

TRACS operates as a community-based cargo manifesting and release portal certified on the CBP Automated Commercial Environment system.  Steamship lines and agents use TRACS to meet electronic ACE filing requirements for ocean import manifests, Importer Security Filings, in-bonds, and stow plans.

Participants take advantage of the user-friendly interface to upload cargo manifest data from their own systems or key the information directly.  CBP and other partner government agencies respond through TRACS with cargo status messages such as hold, do not load, release, and examination messages. These can be viewed online and emailed to participants.

Data owners have complete control of their cargo manifests and can share the information with trading partners such as brokers, terminal operators, trucking companies, warehouses, and other partners.


  • Cargo manifest edits online or via upload
  • Vessel arrivals and departures
  • Paperless in-bonds and arrivals
  • Permit to Transfer requests
  • Importer Security Filing (ISF-5) compliant
  • Stow plan submissions
  • Second notify party transmissions and status notifications
  • VOC/Agent/NVOCC notifications
  • Terminal facility release messages
  • Contact management function to save frequent shipper, consignee, notify party information
  • CBP and PGA status notifications available through the website, email, and/or file transfer protocol
  • Available for all U.S. ports of call

Stow Plan

Your system to meet CBP bay plan reporting requirements

The Stow Plan module of Maritime On-Line provides a fast and efficient portal to meet CBP’s container location filing requirements. Users can upload standard BAPLIE files or enter the information directly through the website. The system provides enhanced functionality to batch edit multiple container records to change ports of discharge or loading.


  • Upload BAPLIE file versions 1.5, 2.0, 3.0
  • Batch editing of port records
  • Available for all U.S. ports of call

Reference Files

Stow Plan Summary

Automatic Identification System

Real-time vessel positions within the Delaware River and Bay

The Maritime Exchange AIS complements and consolidates the vessel schedules, cargo manifest data, and advanced arrival/departure information included in Maritime On-Line.  AIS displays real-time positions of commercial cargo vessels and tugs/barges transiting the Delaware River and Bay and the C&D Canal through a secure and user-friendly website.  Available information includes real-time position, course, speed, direction, and other relevant data.

Together with Ship Reporting, TRACS, and NOA/D, AIS provides a comprehensive common operating picture of the Delaware River, improves vessel and cargo operations, and enhances maritime domain awareness. The system includes playback functionality to analyze trends and incidents.


  • Links all Maritime On-Line data (Ship Reporting, TRACS,and NOA/D) in a single display
  • Full AIS coverage of the Delaware River and Bay and C&D Canal
  • Terminal facility and anchorage location indicators
  • User-defined geofence zones and alerts
  • User-controlled filters to customize the display
  • Shape and color coding to identify vessel types and speed
  • Playback function to display historical vessel movements

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