2009 Ports Report Profiles Each of the Top 50 U.S. Containerized Import Ports with Key Metrics

Minneapolis, MN, February 3rd, 2010 — Zepol Corporation, the leading trade data intelligence company, today announced the release of a report of the top 50 United States Containerized Import Ports. This report highlights many key metrics for top U.S. ports and reveals insights into the import trade economy. The report is available for download at www.zepol.com and is free for all visitors.

3 Key Insights Found in the Report:

1. Trends for the top ports reflect the depth of the recession in early 2009
2. Only 2 of top 10 ports saw growth according to the data based on TEU volumes from U.S. Customs data
3. Shanghai has strong relationships with 9 of the top 10 ports

“We are pleased to provide this information for the first time to the general public,” stated Paul Rasmussen, CEO & President of Zepol Corporation. “In the past, this information has only been available from internal sources, while Zepol has used the available trade information from our tools and government information sources to create a compelling view of the U.S. trade economy.”

This report’s information was entirely derived from Zepol’s trade data tools, TradeIQ™ and TradeView™. Zepol’s tools are available for online access through a variety of subscription options at www.zepol.com. Annual access to Zepol’s trade data tool subscriptions range from $895 to $7,595 and meets the needs of most importers, NVOCCs, freight forwarders, steamship lines, ports, and government agencies.

Along with the release of this report, Zepol also now provides up-to-date trade statistics for all harmonized tariff codes (HTS or HS Codes) using data from the U.S. Census Bureau to provide real time trade information for every product imported or exported by the United States. This information can be accessed at www.zepol.com/Products/TradeView/HTS-Codes.aspx.

About Zepol Corporation:
Zepol Corporation is a Minnesota-based company working to provide the most complete and up-to-date trade data to organizations around the world. Zepol provides industry leading trade data tools, TradeIQ™ and TradeView™, for analyzing the United States trade marketplace. TradeIQ™ is an up-to-date U.S. Customs import Bill of Lading database and is available through an online interface. TradeView™ provides access to U.S. Census data to visualize the import and export economy.


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