Import Genius Reviews and Coverage
About.com explains how investors can use the Import Genius customs database to investigate the operating health of public companies and generate investing ideas.
The popular New York Times Freakonomics blog suggests novel ways the Import Genius database could be used by economists and companies engaged in international trade.
The Washington Post highlights the many uses of the Import Genius U.S. Customs database, from tracking suppliers and competitors to researching investment ideas.
Dan Farber, editor-in-chief of internet news pioneer CNET.com, authored this piece about ImportGenius.com's search tools for U.S. ocean freight import data.
Armed with a complete list of Apple's ocean freight imports from the Import Genius database, a Forbes reporter staked out the company's warehouse to get a sneak peak at the iPhone 3G.
The web site for Fortune Magazine reports on the Import Genius competitive intelligence service, noting that our users get access to records on nearly every container that entered the United States from 2006 to the present.
Wired Magazine points out that innovative technologies like our database of U.S. customs records are helping to bring transparency to government data.
Newsweek explains the measures that Apple takes to ensure the secrecy of its new product launches--and how Import Genius data was able to pierce the company's infamous veil of secrecy.
We give you hard data about your overseas suppliers and domestic competitors. Using shipping databases from Customs agencies in the United States, Latin America, and India, Import Genius can help you find reliable new trading partners, monitor your competitors’ shipments, and keep an eye on your current suppliers and customers.
Our team of seasoned import-export veterans, cutting-edge software developers, and customer service professionals has worked for years to build the world's most powerful and accessible database of international trade intelligence.
Our customers include some of the world's top importers, exporters, freight forwarders, logistics companies, manufacturers, investment banks, financial analysts, intellectual property attorneys, and more. They use our tools to:
Use our service to view shipping histories for suppliers.
We provide access to detailed customs records, letting you verify suppliers' true shipping volumes and U.S. customer lists. You can also look up your competing import firms to find where they buy their goods.+ Learn More
Use our service to learn where rivals source products.
We give clear insights into the importing volumes, new product releases, and broader competitive dynamics of your industry.+ Learn More
Use our service to generate sales prospects.
We give you the tools to target importers based on product type, location, shipping volumes, and more.+ Learn More
Use our service to monitor public companies' imports.
We offer rare data on the success or failure of new product launches, shipping trends and other operating data for companies in any industry.+ Learn More
By collecting the ocean freight bill of lading for all U.S. imports in our database, Import Genius provides unprecedented access to near real-time information on virtually every industry and company importing goods into the country.
For each shipment entering the U.S. by ocean, we provide access to the following information.
|Consignee||The company importing the shipment into the U.S.|
|Consignee Address||The address of the company importing the shipment into the U.S.|
|Shipper||The overseas company exporting the shipment to the U.S.|
|Shipper Address||The address of the overseas company exporting the shipment to the U.S.|
|Product Description||The exporter's description of the shipment as it appears on the bill of lading or shipping manifest|
|Gross Weight||The gross weight of the shipment, excluding the weight of the actual container. This can appear in either pounds or kilograms at the discretion of the exporter|
|Number Of Units||The quantity of boxes customs would find if they were to open the shipment for inspection.|
|Volume||The volume of the shipment, generally defined in cubic meters or container base measurements (CBM)|
|Arrival Date||The date the shipment arrives within the customs territory of the U.S.|
|Foreign Port||The last port the shipment passes through before arriving in the U.S.|
|Country Of Origin||The country of the last foreign port the shipment passes through before arriving in the U.S.|
|U.S. Port||The U.S. port where the shipment enters the customs territory of the U.S.|
|Carrier Code||The four digit Standard Carrier Alpha Code of the ocean carrier or freight forwarder managing the transit of the shipment|
|Voyage Number||A unique code assigned to that particular sailing of the ship between two ports|
|Vessel Name||The name of the ship transporting the shipment|
|Ship Registered In||The country where the ship is officially registered|
|Bill Of Lading Number||The unique number assigned to this particular shipment by the ocean carrier or freight forwarder|
|Container Number||The unique number assigned to the ocean shipping container carrying the shipment in question|
|Marks & Numbers||Any text or numbers appearing on the cartons|
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