by | Apr 16, 2013 | Press Releases

Easy-to-use tools for search and analysis of CBP export shipment data now available

MIAMI – April 16, 2012 – Datamyne announced it has opened online access to transaction-level data on US exports sourced from the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) electronic systems used to file outbound shipment manifests.

“We are extremely pleased to make these data assets available via our industry-leading database access product,” says Brendan R. McCahill, CEO of Datamyne, a leading provider of commercial intelligence driven by trade data.

“Developing a meaningful picture of global commerce requires drawing together data from multiple sources, both in the US and overseas,” McCahill explains. “The CBP’s electronic export manifest data supplies a critical dimension – the fine details of each of the shipments that underlie the aggregate US export trade statistics we provide our customers.”

Datamyne has always provided access to US import and export data sourced from the US Census Department, as well as transactional detail data on US imports gathered from bills of lading documenting inbound shipments filed with US Customs.

Datamyne’s new export data is gathered from manifests filed with CBP by oceangoing carriers via one of two digital channels:

  • CBP’s Automated Export System (AES) electronic manifests on shipments of goods out of the US as filed by container carriers. Datamyne will offer AES data as far back as May 2008.
  • CBP’s Document Imaging System (DIS), a pilot program that gives carriers the option of filing PDF manifests via e-mail. Datamyne will offer DIS data dating since July 2012. (The pilot launched March 28, 2012; as of September 17 all port offices were accepting PDFs).

“US electronic export data is an important source for the private and public sector,” notes McCahill.

“Overseas markets are among the highest growth opportunities for US companies. From the National Export Initiative to state and local efforts to develop business and attract foreign investment, it is well understood that exporting is crucial to the US economy. Our export data can provide a clearer view of opportunities and risks in competing for overseas market share.”

Datamyne customers can access the data via the provider’s Rankings and Queries platform. Rankings data yields export trends or market share by transport provider, HS code, origin or destination of cargoes, among other criteria. The Queries capability enables searches of manifests based on product descriptions, US exporter name and location, port of departure or arrival, final destination, and carrier or cargo features.

“The US export manifest data is subject to the same strict processing rules, data cleansing routines and timely release schedules that are hallmarks of the Datamyne brand,” McCahill adds.

Export manifest data will be updated online every Monday, with processed AES data available within 20 days, and processed DIS data available within 7 days of receipt.

Datamyne is offering complimentary online demonstrations of its new US export data. To schedule a demonstration go to

About Datamyne

Founded in 1992 with the aim of clearly and accurately documenting import-export transactions in the Americas, Datamyne has since claimed a top-ranked position in the highly competitive US market for trade data. Datamyne today offers the best value in business intelligence: easy access, with expert support, at an affordable price, to the world’s largest searchable trade database. Built and maintained by an international team, Datamyne covers the cross-border commerce of some 50 countries on 5 continents.

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Lisa Wallerstein Vice President of Marketing, Datamyne, Inc.
V: +1 305.455.3638 M: +1 908.723.6288 F: +1 305.262.8009
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