Article View

Article view gives a deeper insight into the shipment. This can consist of one or more items and can contain the following fields relevant to this topic: - Total number of packages - type of packaging - Weight (converted to kg) - Included HS codes - goods value - unit of currency







Bill of Lading

Consignment note is a document of proof of the conclusion and content of a contract of carriage in rail, road, air, sea and combined transport. In maritime and inland waterway transport, the bill of lading takes the place of the consignment note. The information may vary. There are regulations which must be contained in a consignment note so that a consignment note in the customary sense can be concluded from the document. The consignment note should contain the following information (§ 515 HGB): - Place and day of the exhibition- - Name and address of the shipper - Name of the ship - Name and address of consignor - Unloading port and destination - the name and address of the consignee and any registered address - the nature of the goods and their externally recognizable constitution and condition- - Dimension, number or weight of the goods and durable and legible marks, - the freight owed upon delivery - costs incurred up to delivery - a note concerning the freight payment - Number of copies of the consignment note

Bill Type

Air Waybill: The air waybill is the most important document issued by a carrier either directly or through its authorised agent. It is a non-negotiable transport document. It covers transport of cargo from airport to airport. By accepting a shipment an IATA cargo agent is acting on behalf of the carrier whose air waybill is issued. Railway Consignment Note: A freight document indicating that the goods have been received for shipment by rail. The railway consignment note is a rail contract in which the parties are identified, the goods transported are described and responsibilities are assigned. Road/Truck CMR Document: The CMR transport document is an international consignment note used by drivers, operators and forwarders alike that govern the responsibilities and liabilities of the parties to a contract for the carriage of goods by road internationally. Sea Waybill: A Bill of Lading B/L is a document issued by the agent of a carrier to a shipper, signed by the captain, agent, or owner of a vessel, furnishing written evidence regarding receipt of the goods (cargo). Combined Transport Document (CTD) o. Multimodal Transport Document (MTD): A Multimodal Bill of Lading FBL is a type of international transport documents covering two or more modes of transport, such as shipping by road and by sea. Master Bill of Lading: is given to the shipping line, the company that is going to do the actual cargo transportation or to the carrier of the cargo. This document will be generated and handed over to the shipping line by the NVOCC or the freight forwarder. House Bill of Lading: Is issued by a Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) or by a freight forwarder to the person or company who is their customer and is always part of a Master Bill Simple Bill of Lading: Is issued by a Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) or by a freight forwarder to the person or company who is their customer and is not part of a Master Bill.











Company Group

Due to different spellings in the name or address of a company in the waybill, this can occur several times in the database. The function for grouping several companies offers the possibility to combine them to one again. This makes the statistics with suppliers, customers, products and shipments more complete. However, different companies can also be grouped together, for example to view the data of a group.

Company Transparency

Company Transparency offers a deep insight into company activities. The database is searched for shipments from a specific company. The contents of bills of lading such as suppliers, customers, purchased/sold products, consignments and geographical areas are processed statistically so that an environment of this company is shown.

Competitive Intelligence

Competitive intelligence provides an overview of a company's competitive situation. Direct and potential competitors on the procurement and sales side can be identified per HS code.



Country of Export / Selling Countries

Country of Export - Country from which the goods were physically exported (routing information). Selling Countries - Countries that sell/export (HS codes) products mentioned (Market Intelligence).

Country of Import / Buying Countries

Country of Import - Country to which the goods have been physically imported (routing information). Buying Countries - Countries that buy/import (HS codes) products mentioned (Market Intelligence).


Company specified in the consignment note as the consignee who buys the products.

Declining Markets

Markets with falling market share in relation to the world market for a given HS code over a given period.

dz. / doz.


Emerging Markets

Markets with increasing market share in relation to the world market for a certain HS code within a certain period.


Period in months between the first and the most recent shipment of a company with a specific (HS code) product.

Expertise (month)

Number of months between the first and last shipment with a specific HS code.



Final Port of Destination

Place where the goods are finally unloaded (e.g. ship, plane).

Free Search

Free Search offers a detailed/keyword search in all waybills in the database. Search operators, filter and sort functions can be used to find the desired shipment.



Gain in Market Share

Market share gain per country over the world market in a given industry over a given period.

HS-/ HTS- Code

The first 6 digits of a HS code serve the internationally uniform classification of products (HS = Harmonized System). The following digits (e.g. 7-10) can be assigned individually in each country for further product descriptions. Downloadlink →


Percentage value of a product based on HS code in the company's portfolio.





Last Activity

Date of the last shipment of a company with the specified HS code.



Loss in Market Share

Market share loss per country to the world market in a given industry over a given period.


Length of the business relationship for a particular HS code between two companies.

Market Intelligence

"Market Intelligence" offers an overview of the market and industry. On the basis of UN Comtrade data the world market development of a product on HS code basis is shown. A combination with Abrams wiki database provides suitable business partners for the markets and regions developed.

Market Share

The market share of a country in the world market in a specific industry over a specific period of time.

Marks and Numbers

Free space in a consignment note in which entries can be made for the consignment by customs employees.

Mode of Transpartation

Mode of transportation of a shipment - sea - lough - stream - inland waterways - leeway - strait - splint - courier - mail item - Own means of transport - Permanently installed (in most cases pipeline or power cable) - pipeline - power cables - Various (several) - Unknown (not specified in consignment note)

Monitoring & Alerts

Notifications of new data on selected search criteria (monitoring of new shipments).

Monthly Trade

Under Monthly Trade, a graph shows the monthly distribution of a country's export/imports.


Harmonised system (HS) The first six digits of the customs tariff and TARIC code numbers have been regulated worldwide since 1988 by the World Customs Organisation (WCO) in the form of the HS nomenclature, i.e. the structure of the customs tariff is identical for the first six digits in almost all countries involved in world trade. HS is currently used in 176 countries. A revision takes place regularly (so far 1996, 2002, 2007, 2012, 2017). Combined Nomenclature (CN) The "Combined Nomenclature" is published as a Regulation in the Official Journal of the Community in October each year and regulates the first eight digits of the customs tariff or TARIC and the rates of duty for the following year. This eight-digit nomenclature cannot be changed for one year and applies in both the EU and the associated countries (BG, RO, TR, etc.). Taric Tariff Intégré Communautaire/ Tariff intégré des Communautés européennesThe Taric, the customs tariff of the European Communities, is identical to the CN in the first eight digits. So far there is uniform labelling for customs clearance and statistics. However, the Taric is subdivided by the Taric subitems (from the ninth digit). The ninth and tenth digits encode Community measures such as anti-dumping regulations, duty suspensions or tariff quotas. he eleventh digit of the code number is used for national purposes, if this is required, for example, for statistical or VAT reasons (possibly also national prohibitions and restrictions). Normally there is a zero here, then no further subdivision is necessary. The 11-digit goods number must always be entered in an import declaration. 8-digit goods number only has to be entered in the export declaration. The numbers of the Harmonised System (i.e. the first 6 digits) are valid worldwide and the numbers of the combined nomenclature (i.e. the first 8 digits) are valid within the European Union. (Source: Eurostat) Data is called in ABRAMS world trade wiki via the up to 6-digit HS code. The analyses are based on the selected HS code.

Notify Parties

Companies that are to be informed about the shipment.

Observations in Shipments

Observation is the viewing of a HS code in shipments within a certain period, once per article/item. Perception is a statistical term and does not say how much HS code appeared in the shipment, but how often it was sighted.

Order Frequency

Order frequency of a company within a certain period of time.





Port of Lading

Place where the goods are initially loaded onto a ship.

Port of Unlading

Place where the goods are unloaded from a ship. Exception: - Shipment of goods is recorded at this location, but remains on the ship or, temporarily, in a bonded warehouse for further transport (FROB = Foreign Cargo Remaining on Board).


In Market Intelligence: Original This price index is based exclusively on UN Comtrade original data and is calculated by dividing the trading value by trading weight, provided both values are original. Estimation This price index is calculated using the estimated values and valid UN Comtrade data. Extrapolation The extrapolated price index takes estimated values into account when calculating the trend. In Company Transparency: Price/kg is based on the value of goods in consignments with values and weights contained therein.

Product Description

Section of a consignment note in which a description of the products contained in the consignment is given.

Product Term

Product designations contained in the consignment note, which are taken from the product description.

Products Sold

Products sold by a company on HS code basis, which were taken from the consignment note.

Purchased Products

HS-coded products purchased by a company and taken from the consignment note.


At article and shipment view, this represents the number of pieces for the respective packaging unit. Several details of the number of pieces can occur per shipment, but only once per packaging type/unit.

Reporting Countries

Countries that have reported their import/export value/weight of a particular HS code.

Reporting Countries

Countries that have reported their import/export value/weight of a particular HS code.





Search Operators

Search operators allow a specified and concretized search entry in order to get better results from the index according to the search intention. - If there is a + before a term, this term will appear in all search results - With a - before a term you exclude the term from the search results - With a | between two terms you get results which contain one of both terms - All terms in"" are searched exactly in the given order - With an * unknown terms or letters in a sentence can be replaced

Selling Intelligence

Selling Intelligence combines intelligent processing and updating of data with individually user-adjustable filter and sorting criteria and thus offers an easy and fast way to find new sales opportunities/customers.


Percentage of a particular HS code, supplier, customer, or country against all elements in these categories.



Shipment Date

Arrived - Date on which the shipment arrived Created - Creation date of a consignment note.

Shipment Details

Information of the selected consignment note in aggregated form.

Shipment View

View shipments only with total figures for price, value, weight, etc.

Sourcing Intelligence

Sourcing Intelligence combines intelligent processing and updating of data with filter and sorting criteria individually adjustable by the user and thus offers an easy and fast way to find new procurement possibilities/suppliers.


Company specified in the consignment note as the consignor selling the products.

Total Customers

Number of customers recorded in the shipments.

Total Suppliers

Number of suppliers recorded in the shipments.




Unit specifies the packaging unit / type. This was taken from the description in the prose text in the shipment note and can be specified per consignment and per article/item.


Country - Shipments with unknown origin/destination country Supplier/Customer - Unknown" includes shipments of all companies that were not specified in the consignment note.

us gallon

US gallons


Total weight of a shipment on the shipment level or weight per article/item in the article/item view.

yd / yrd


Year on Year (YOY)

Comparison of a value in a certain period of time with the corresponding value in the previous year. In Market Intelligence, the time period can be set individually as follows: - 1st/2nd half-year - 1st/2nd/3rd or 4th quarter - Single months