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Bill of Lading - - ImportKey Import Trade Data




Actual Arrival Date Vessel Name Container Number Estimate Arrival Date Vessel Country Code
Cargo Description
Piece Count WEIGHT Manifest Quantity Manifest# Voyage Number
Trade Update Date Carrier Code Conveyance Id Conveyance Id Qualifier
Foreign Port Of Landing Qualifier Record Status Indicator Mode Of Transportation
Container Description Sequence Number Container Info From Type 20 Record

Customs and Trade Data at your finger tips

ImportKey features data on 4,920,187 companies with over 181,328,709 shipment records and counting...

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why are a few shipment records duplicated?

    ImportKey matches the search keyword you used and outputs all the matching records. However, there are certain situations where you see multiple records with similar data.
    1. There might be many house bills or simple bills attached to the Master BOL, and you are viewing all the records at the same time.
    2. Shipment records are updating during Trade or when reached the ports. This creates a new record with the same information. We do not delete the shipment manifests which are updated.
    3. The records also get duplicated with same BOL numbers, when a container has many LCL shipments with the same products. This can create multiple shipment records, with the same data.

  • What can I search for?

    We have built a robust search field, that gives accurate results. You can search for Products, Company name and address, BOL numbers, HS code, Port of lading, suppliers and buyers.

  • What are the key fields and descriptions?

    Actual Arrival date: The date the shipment was received at a US port
    Cargo Description: Text field describing the product and goods shipped
    Quantity: Number of items in the shipment
    Weight: Weight of goods shipped (includes packaging)
    BOL: The Master Bill of lading number
    Consignee: The party that purchased the goods
    Shipper: The party that shipped goods

  • Why does the bill of lading have blank consignee and shipper fields?

    According to US Customs data, a Company / Organization can petition the U.S. government to have their name and address and their overseas suppliers' names and addresses removed from bill of lading records. This is the reason why some consignee and shipper fields are blank. In many cases, we can get the company details in the cargo description fields.

  • Can I upgrade or downgrade my account anytime?

    You may upgrade or downgrade your account at any time. In the case of an upgrade we will refund your previous subscription on a prorata basis. In the case of a downgrade your subscription rate will be updated at the beginning of next monthly billing cycle.

  • Where does the data come from?

    Every shipment entering or leaving the United States is required to pass through U.S Customs. Our shipment manifest data comes from the bill of lading for shipments. The shipment manifest data given to us comprises of all accessible data on the bill of lading.
    Our software makes this data easily searchable and comprehensible, allowing you to make intelligent investment decisions for you or your company.

  • Which plan is best for me?

    ImportKey offers 3 flexible plans to meet your business needs. Each plan includes company contact info, dedicated email support, downloadable search results, visual maps and company searches. The main difference between the plans is the number of searches per day as well as the amount of data you have access to.
    The Startup plan is intended for clients who are hoping to get data on specific organizations.
    The Business plan enables you to look through 2 year of shipment information while the Enterprise plan gives you access to more than 5 years of shipment information.