The Port of Halifax is using Descartes Datamyne to access detailed import/export data in its prospective trade lanes, as it looks to enhance business development efforts for containerised shipping operations.
The searchable import/export trade database covers the commerce of 230 markets across five continents, aiming to deliver the insight required to research the movement of goods globally to support business development, supplier sourcing and competitive analysis.
Rob McInnes, manager of business development at Halifax Port Authority, said: “Our goal is to make Halifax the east coast choice for cargo arriving from central Canada and the midwestern US by demonstrating to importers, cargo owners, freight forwarders, terminals and rail providers how the port can fit into their supply chain.
“We are a long-time subscriber to Descartes Datamyne and continue to find it invaluable, especially the in-depth information it provides on cargo transportation at competitive ports in the Northeast.”
Currently, a range of companies including port authorities, manufacturers, retailers, commodity brokers and transportation and logistics service providers utilise the data platform.
Descartes Datamyne is part of Descartes’ Global Trade Intelligence solution suite that offers an extensive array of global trade duties, tariffs, agreements, regulations and restricted party data and services.
Mark Segner, vice president at Descartes, stated: “By providing detailed information on the flow of trade, ports, carriers and logistics service providers can be more precise in their business development activities, increase revenue, understand the competitive landscape and keep sales and marketing costs in check.”