Ammonia received in US ports, disseminated to multiple states raises safety concerns

April 24, 2013

With the recent massive explosion at a fertilizer plant causing huge destruction in the small town of West, Texas, the question still remains: what sparked the deadly blast? Investigators are looking into whether the explosion at West Fertilizer Co. was caused by anhydrous ammonia, a nitrogen-based gas stored at high pressure and commonly used in …

Buying Products from China? Here’s What to Look For in a Vender Code of Conduct

October 2, 2012

Searching for manufacturers or product vendors in China can be a daunting task. Finding the company you want to do business with is probably the easiest task involved in the process of doing business with a product provider. The legal aspect carries some heavy weight, which makes it even more important for you to do …

We just added import-export datasets from nine Latin American countries

April 30, 2012

Today we started providing our customers with access to more than new 250 million new shipping manifests and customs records from nine new countries in Latin America. This enormous database represents a veritable treasure trove of insights into the trading activities of companies throughout the region. You can learn more about the product here: importgenius.com/latin. With …

Introducing TradePulse: A Free Tool to Analyze Import Volumes for Any Product

March 31, 2012

We’re proud to introduce our newest free tool for analyzing U.S. import data, TradePulse. Type a product keywords into this free public service to find out the number of shipments imported into the U.S. We’ve collected- more than 66 million shipping manifests since we started tracking U.S. ocean freight imports in 2006. We’re now opening …

Introducing the New ImportGenius.com

February 24, 2011

Our new web site is finally live and you’re looking at it right now. We’ve made a few changes to make it easier to understand what Import Genius does, and, more importantly, provided more public access to our data than ever before. On the homepage there’s a new “Instant Search” bar where you can type …