Eighteen of top 20 U.S. ports show positive growth in 2011, Port of Jacksonville posts largest percent increase in inbound TEUs with 25% increase year-over-year; China ranks as top country of origin for 75% of ports: Zepol

MINNEAPOLIS , March 22, 2012 (press release) – Zepol Corporation, the leading trade intelligence company, today announced the release of their “2011 U.S. Port Report.” The report details port activity for the top 20 U.S. ports for 2011. Each port profile provides detailed information on recent trends, key importers, top carriers, and more. Click here to download the report or visit www.zepol.com.

3 Key Insights Found in the Report:

1. Based on TEU volume, 18 of the top 20 U.S. ports showed positive growth from 2010 to 2011.
2. China is the number one country of origin for three-fourths of the ports on our list.
3. The Port of Jacksonville posted the largest percent increase in inbound TEUs, rising over 25% in the last year.

“We are pleased to offer our annual port report for the third consecutive year, after receiving very positive feedback in the past,” states Paul Rasmussen, CEO & President of Zepol Corporation. “Our latest report provides an excellent synopsis on how U.S. ports have been performing in the last year and also sheds light upon what we can expect in the future.”

The information in the report was derived entirely from Zepol’s trade intelligence tools, TradeIQTM and TradeViewTM. Zepol’s tools meet the needs of port authorities, transportation companies, importers, and government agencies. From competitive intelligence to lead generation, we help those dealing with the perils of global trade. The tools are available for online access through a variety of subscription options at www.zepol.com. To view more free trade reports from Zepol, click here.

About Zepol Corporation:

Zepol Corporation is a Minnesota-based company working to provide the most complete and up-to-date U.S. trade data through our subscription tools. TradeIQTM is a U.S. Customs import Bill of Lading database utilized to find information about competitors, suppliers, prospects, and the products that they use, market, or transport. TradeViewTM provides U.S. Census data to visualize the U.S. import and export market. ComplianceMonitorTM is a comprehensive tool that proactively alerts users of essential U.S. import trade compliance information.

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