As of this month (June 2019), Datamar is making the DataLiner system available with a fresh month of data (May 2019 data) much earlier than previously done. Until now, customers had to wait 30 days to know the results of the previous month, although as of this month the time lag is down to under 20 days.
In the above dashboard, it is possible to verify that almost all the data has already been inserted into the DataLiner system, missing only some data from Hamburg Sud, which is updating the way it sends manifests to Datamar. Once done, the full data set should be available mid-month if not sooner.
Hence, although a fraction of May data is missing, the current amount of data already gives clients an excellent overview of the market, enabling them to make faster and more assertive decisions. The final data for May will be fully available and re-released on the first business day of July.
“We are committed to continuous improvement to meet the evolving needs of our customers. This has led Datamar to invest not only in the quality and reliability of the data but also in the timeframe for which this information is made available. The agility of the information allows strategies to be defined faster, collaborating with the productivity of the company as a whole, ” says Andrew Lorimer, director of Datamar.
Another recent improvement in Datamar’s data delivery is the wide range of dashboards available to clients, allowing for easier visualization of the results of data, facilitating faster decision making.
DataLiner provides containerized maritime trade data for the entire East Coast of South America – made up of Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay. Bulk and break-bulk data are also available for Brazil. The information is almost entirely based on vessel manifests received directly from shipping companies, supplemented with alternative sources whenever necessary. This allows for the provision of detailed information relating to the vessel, port, shipowner, exporter, and importer, as well as volumes shipped.