• An instrument for Customs Policy e.g. impact of Tariff or "Non - Tariff" measures, barriers, imposition or suspension.
  • To identify illegal transactions like counterfeit or import of prohibited / restricted goods.
  • To monitor compliance and regulations like anti-dumping, cartel, embargo, countervailing and safeguards.
  • To analyse the impact on economic trends and trade lanes after introduction or termination of free trade agreements between countries.
  • To analyse government institutions and services e.g. profitability or feasibility studies of state-owned ports or port authorities as also the implementation of regulatory services.


  • Qualitative and quantitative background research of data journalists founding modern journalism based on facts, e.g. identification of real coherences in global trade.
  • Basis for economic reports or audits e.g. from global trade trends to shipments of individual companies.
  • State-of-the-art research methods for Journalists and editors based on real comprehensible business relations: Find details for your report.


  • Identify freight orders on Master or House BOL level in world trade: Who is shipping which product to whom in containers (FCL / LCL) including information about quantity, weight and order frequency.
  • Monitor commodity trade lanes with details about shipper, port of lading, port of destination and final address of the consignee.
  • Search for product categories/specialties: reefer shipments, hazardous materials or consumer electronics.
  • Analyse your existing customers e.g. other logistic partners they work with, trends in quantity, content and trade lanes.
  • Reduce costs by freight optimization e.g. match and bundle LCL-shipments.
  • Analyse business relationships between carriers, freight forwarders and their customers e.g. what is the capacity utilization per carrier, vessel or trade lane.


Analyse your own branch: Find relevant Suppliers, Customers and Competitors world-wide and analyse their operational business activities based on real business transactions.

For Sourcing Professionals:

  • Analyse your current suppliers:
    • Analyse their activities on the world market.
    • Monitor compliance of contractual stipulations like exclusivity or similar.
    • Identify and differ manufacturers and distributors.
  • Find new and especially better qualified suppliers:
    • By products.
    • By countries.
    • By already existing operational business relationships.
  • Analyse your competitors on the purchasing side:
    • Who is competing regarding allocation of production capacity of a certain production plant?
    • What products are ordered from whom, how often and in what quantities?
    • What does it mean for your purchasing position and negotiation power?
  • Monitor and get alerted: receive an e-mail when a selected supplier ships certain products to existing or new customers.

For Selling Professionals:

  • Analyse previous and existing customers:
    • Analyse their global activities.
    • Monitor compliance of contractual stipulations like exclusivity or similar.
  • Find new and especially better qualified customers:
    • By products.
    • By countries.
    • By already existing operational business relationships.
  • Analyse your competitors on the selling side:
    • What quantities are sold from whom to the market, to which customers?
    • What does it mean for your own sales position?
  • Monitor and get alerted: receive an e-mail when a selected customer receives certain products from existing or new suppliers.


  • Analyse from the point of view of Mergers and Acquisition:
    • Branch analysis to determine potential candidates to merge
    • Enforcing a better market proposition.
  • Analyse from banker's point of view:
    • Monitor own customer base related to previous unknown business
    • Get new customers offering focused consultancy based on market expertise.
  • Analyse on the insurer's point of view: Identify trade credit- or freight insurance risks by recognition of stable operative business relationships of your policyholders, compared to companies with continues one-time deliveries.
  • Analysis made by business consultants specialized in international supply chain management or international sales management e.g. compilation of market studies with real business relations integrated, for more efficient consultancy.


  • Analysis made by Universities, Colleges and other research institutes e.g. scientific surveys in macroeconomics based on a compilation of statistics, drilled down to microeconomic details based on real operative economic data.
  • Get global or national statistical trend reports by commodity (HS code).
  • Visualized data relationships with illustrative charts and graphs that reveal emerging or declining market demand.