The trade intelligence firm Zepol Corp. said Monday it has developed a new database that allows users to see companies that export from the United States, along with the products they send and countries of the world where the shipments are headed.
The database, which Zepol calls TradeIQ Export, houses U.S. export bills of lading for four major ocean carriers, which represents all electronically available export data from U.S. Customs’ Automated Export System (AES). Bill of lading records go back to 2010 and are available within weeks of shipment departure.
The database is designed to help subscribers generate new sales leads, analyze the marketplace, and see competitors' trade activities. Zepol has an extensive database of U.S. imports.
"We have had thousands of customers use our TradeIQ Import tool," said Zepol's Chief Executive Officer Paul Rasmussen. “We're excited to offer the other side of the data with TradeIQ Export.”