SOURCE: Zepol Corporation

Zepol Corporation

April 24, 2013 10:30 ET

Zepol Releases Its '2012 Port Report'

Report Highlights the Top 20 U.S. Ports and Gives Details on What Happened in 2012

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwired - Apr 24, 2013) - Zepol Corporation, the leading trade intelligence company, announced the release of a report today analyzing the trade activity for the top 20 ports in the United States. The annual report provides detailed import information for each port and compares trends to the previous year as well as sheds light upon potential future developments. Click this link to download the free report or visit www.zepol.com.

Four Key Insights Found in the Report:

1. The top port in the U.S. by a landslide, the Port of Los Angeles, surpassed all other ports by over 1 million TEUs (twenty-foot-containers) and over 500,000 shipments.
2. Based on TEU volume, 11 of the top 20 ports posted positive growth from 2011 to 2012.
3. The Port of Tacoma saw the greatest growth in 2012, with a TEU increase of 29% from 2011.
4. The top 20 ports account for 97% of all TEU imports into the United States.

"Back by popular demand, Zepol's latest Port Report provides insights for transportation companies, importers and exporters, steamship lines, and suppliers," says Zepol's CEO Paul Rasmussen. "More recently, trade professionals are seeing a growing need to stay informed on what's happening at the ports, and this report definitely gives details on what's happening from a performance standpoint."

Each port profile contains a trend of imports by month, a list of key importers and master carriers, and the top source countries sending goods to that specific port. In addition, commentary for each port highlights what happened, in terms of imports, for 2012.

The information in this report was derived from Zepol's trade intelligence tools, TradeIQ Import and TradeView. The tools are online subscription-based products that provide insights into who is importing and exporting to and from the United States. Zepol's tools make it easy to generate lists of U.S. importers and exporters based on specific criteria that fits your target market. To try Zepol's tools, click here for a free trial or visit www.zepol.com.

About Zepol Corporation:

Zepol is a Minnesota-based company that works to be the leading provider of online international-trade tools to companies and governments involved in importing into and exporting from North America. Zepol provides competitive intelligence, market research, lead generation, sourcing, and trade compliance to positively impact organizations' profitability. Zepol does all this with its four unique online subscription tools: TradeIQ Import and Export, TradeView, and ComplianceIQ.

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