Vessels Global Shipping

for Microsoft Flight Simulator
This purchase will earn you 17 Orbs!

Global Shipping adds tens of thousands of ships into Microsoft Flight Simulator, adding to the immersion on coastal flights, approaches and departures. You'll find them crossing the seas and sailing the shipping lanes using real-world, historical Automatic Identification System (AIS) position data that has been collected over a year.

PLUS! Version 3 now adds the US Great Lakes to the scenery.

The variety of ship types includes includes Gas and Oil Tankers, Cargo Haulers, Cruise Ships, Supply Ships, Trawlers, Crane Ships, Dredgers and more. Each ship benefits from wakes, smoke and night lighting effects including navigation lighting. Bring Microsoft Flight Simulator's seas to life!

Explore some of these busy ship spotting locations... The English Channel, Gibraltar (LXGB), Singapore Strait (WSSS), River Elbe (ETMN), Bosphorus River Turkey, Çanakkale Turkey, Skagerrak Strait, Bangkok (VTBT), US Great Lakes, Sunda Strait, Indonesia, Long Beach California, San Francisco, New York, Tokyo, Strait of Hormuz.


Set Ship and Ferry Traffic to 10% or more for the best results.

Set Ground Wind Speed to 3 m/s (7 knots) or above for the best wake effects.

Due to a bug in the sim that prevents traffic from loading fully, we recommend changing the time slightly when the flight loads. This will force all the boat traffic to reload properly.

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NOTE: Requires Installation of the free Vessels Core library. This is handled by Orbx Central automatically.

Key Features

  • Uses high quality, LOD optimised, PBR models
  • Navigation and night lighting as standard
  • Optimised with multiple LODs
  • 54 x models and variants
  • Adds tens of thousands of routes based on real-world Automatic Identification System (AIS) data
  • Works offline
  • Visible at high altitude 30,000ft+
  • Includes wake and responsive smoke VFX
Purchase $29.99 AUD
Sales tax will be calculated at checkout where applicable.
US$19.46 | €18,23 | £15.62



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You will need Orbx Central to download and install this product. Orbx Central runs on Windows 7+, macOS and Linux. An internet connection is also required.

The download size of this product is 199.75 MB. It uses 418.00 MB when installed.

Supported Simulators

This product is compatible with the following simulators:

  • Microsoft Flight Simulator

Supported Operating Systems

This product is compatible with the following operating systems:

  • Windows