Posted by Chelsea Craven on Monday, April 30, 2012
Zepol has been a long-time supporter of the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA), and this year, Zepol was a proud exhibitor at their Annual Conference in Hollywood, Florida. We not only had a chance to meet with customers and discuss with prospective clients, we also had a chance to show off our singing talents. We performed “I’m just a Bill…of Lading” to attendees at the opening breakfast. View the video of our performance below and watch for our appearance on “American Idol”!
Category: General | News
Posted by Chelsea Craven on Friday, April 27, 2012
Category: General | News
When asked the question above, the majority of people immediately think of China. Rightfully so, as the U.S. imports about 45% of total containerized imports from China, and this number has remained flat for the past five years. What may come as a surprise, however, are all of the other top countries that supply goods to the United States. Germany, for example, is the fourth country on our list for inbound TEUs and accounts for about 3% of all U.S. imports.
See the top 20 countries of origin for U.S. vessel imports in Zepol's list below:
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Posted by Megan Lindwall on Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Zepol is pleased to announce that we have added clean U.S. company reports to our flagship product, TradeIQ™. The company information provided by U.S. Customs is not in the format that we are accustomed to, and we have transformed this messy data into company name, street address, city, state, and zip code fields in new Excel reports. These clean reports can easily be sorted or integrated into a CRM, ERP, or other database.
In just a few clicks, subscribers can quickly download organized and precise company information:
If you have any questions regarding this enhancement, please contact us.
Posted by Cori Rogers on Friday, April 13, 2012
According to Zepol's U.S. Customs trade data tool, TradeIQ™
, total inbound shipments for March increased 12.06% from February and 6.3% from March of 2011. The increase from February is not suprising, due to the month's low import volume.
The table below shows trends in port regions of the world where shipments originated:
over February 2012
over March 2011
| Central America
| Middle East
|Australia, New Zealand and Oceania
Below is the trend of the last 13 months showing total TEU volume and shipments as seen in Zepol's monthly vessel import press release:
data is derived from Bills of Lading entered into the Automated Manifest System. This information represents the number of House manifests entered by importers of waterborne vessel goods. This is the earliest indicator for trade data available for the previous month’s import activity. The data excludes shipments from empty containers, excludes shipments labeled as freight remaining on board, and may contain other data anomalies.