When data for a cargo exchange is entered into PBPL’s data systems, it is assigned various dates.
The Invoice Date is the date when the data input process is finalised. This will usually be within two weeks after the cargo exchange, but can be longer. As a result, data for an exchange can appear in an invoice a month after the date of the exchange.
Arrival dated data is based on when the ship arrived at the port. Due to the delays in imputing data, it can take up to two months for arrival date data to accurately reflect activity in a given period. For example, cargo unloaded on 30 January will probably appear as occurring in February according to invoice dates. It will appear as January by arrival date, but may not be visible until late February or March.