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Export/Import is a core feature of Docklands DLC. It allows to export goods in exchange for importing other goods, and to specialise in production of certain goods, while suplementing or completely replacing the production of goods you wish to import. These exchanges are conducted by a neutral trader, Captain Tobias, who has a fleet of spacious ships and designates one of his ships for each of your docklands. Only specific goods can be imported, some of them are initially locked and you need to prove yourself as a good trading partner and meet their specific unlock conditions.

Creating Contracts

To exchange goods you need to establish export/import contracts. You can create different contracts in each of your docklands. Initially in every docklands you can have only one contract, setting up more contracts requires building exports office modules, every module allows to create one more contract. Having built the maximum amount of modules, you can have up to 14 contracts in one docklands.

Each export/import contract allows to export one type of good to import one type of good in exchange. In the middle section of the export/import menu you can see all of your contracts. The left slot represents the exported good, the right slot the imported good. To select goods you can click on the slots and then select specific good from the menu that opens up. Alternatively, you can select export goods by dragging them into the left slot from the bottom left side of the menu, which represents the storage of the island. To select the import good you can also drag it but from the right side of the menu, where global importers and their offers are listed.

After choosing both goods, you can decide how much you want to export or import. Click on the number below one of the goods and edit it as you see fit. The amount of the other good will be automatically calculated based on the exchange ratio. In case the export good is less valuable than the import good (more tons are exported than imported) and the player sets the amount of exported tons, Tobias will withdraw only the minimum tons necessary to obtain the shown value of imported tons, meaning that the amount of exported tons could be less than the set value. This "correction" doesn't work the other way around: if the export good is more valuable than the import good (more tons are imported than exported) it is always better to set the amount of the export good, in order to get the maximum amount of tons possible.

The same good can't be exported and imported in the same Docklands: this would create what ingame is called "Goods Redundancy".

Exchange Ratios

For more details, see: Exchange Ratios

The exchange ratios compare how valuable selected goods are and how many tons of one good correspond to one ton of the other good. After creating a contract, under the arrows in the middle you can see its exchange ratio rounded to integer. To see a more exact ratio, hover over the arrows between the goods in the contract.

Trade History

In export/import menu you can choose to see full trade history. If you enable this option, below each contract you will see how many tons of goods were exchanged during up to 3 latest exchanges. Data about the most recent exchange is at the top, the oldest exchange at the bottom.

You can also see the history of your exchanges in statistics menu in storage tab in passive trading section, labeled as "Captain Tobias" - when you have only a single island selected in the statistics menu.

Exchanges Order

Exchanges are conducted in a specific order: from left to right and from top to bottom. It is especially important if you have one good in more than one contract on the same island - if an exchange that is early in order results in the good being exported in full quantity thus emptying your storage, another exchange which relies on exporting the same good simply won't be fulfilled. Therefore it may be important to create contracts in an order of their importance to your island's well-being, or a more careful choice of how many tons of goods are to be exchanged.

Captain Tobias

Captain Tobias is a neutral trader from distant parts of the world, who will regularly travel to your islands with docklands built on them to fulfill established contracts. After arriving to the region his ship will travel to a specific island, load and unload goods at one of your piers, and then will travel back to the edge of the region and to other parts of the world. Then the 20 minute timer starts, after that time Tobias' ship will arrive to the region to fulfill your contracts again.

Captain Tobias designates one of his ships for each of your docklands, the 20 minute timer is separate for each of your docklands. The time between the exchanges will be equal to 20 minutes plus the time it takes him to travel within the region and load/unload goods at your island. His ships have infinite cargo space and he will always have all the goods you want to import, so you need to worry only about your storage, piers and having enough goods to export.

The 20 minutes countdown doesn't take into account Tobias' travel time from the spawn point to the pier, which can take a few minutes depending on how far the island is from the edge of the map.

Tobias loading times are boosted by an invisible +200% loading speed bonus applied to his ship, but he will always spend at least 15 seconds at the pier.

Global Importers

Goods which you can import are offered by certain companies known as global importers. Each importer has a selection of goods available, and each good may have a specific unlock condition which you need to meet before you can import the good. Moreover, you need to reach a particular stage of the game for some goods to even appear in global importers' lists, for example you won't see steam carriages in the list until you have 5000 investors and the production chain for steam carriages is unlocked. Please note that not every good in the game is available for import.

Some import goods have higher rarities and are more expensive to import than their regular exchange value would indicate - they are more valuable when you import them but less valuable when you export them. For more details, see: Exchange Ratios.

The tables below list all goods which are available for import, divided between global importers, and listing their import multipliers and unlock conditions.

Tattershire Farms

Tattershire deal in the best of tradition - solid, flavourful fare, ripe with the relish of centuries of skilll and good old hard-worked land.'

Good Rarity Import Multiplier Unlock Condition
Potato.png Potatoes Common 1 none
Pigs.png Pigs Common 1 none
Grain.png Grain Common 1 none
Wood.png Wood Common 1 none
Icon beeswax 0.png Beeswax Common 1 Export 180t of any good
Corn.png Corn Common 1 Export 180t of any good
Red peppers.png Red Peppers Common 1 Export 180t of any good
Icon watusi 0.png Sanga Cow Common 1 Export 180t of any good
Beef.png Beef Common 1 Export 180t of any good
Caribou Meat.png Caribou Meat Common 1 Have active Export/Import contracts: 5
Hops.png Hops Uncommon 1.2 Have active Export/Import contracts: 5
Malt.png Malt Rare 1.4 Import 171t of Hops.png Hops
Goose Feathers.png Goose Feathers Rare 1.4 Import 171t of Hops.png Hops
Icon spices 0.png Spices Rare 1.4 Import 171t of Hops.png Hops

FEEDL

Thrift and abundance are the foundation upon which FEEDL thrives - affordable fare for all, everywhere!

Good Rarity Import Multiplier Unlock Condition
Fish.png Fish Common 1 none
Schnapps.png Schnapps Common 1 none
Sausages.png Sausages Common 1 none
Bread.png Bread Uncommon 1.2 Export 360t of any good
Goulash.png Goulash Uncommon 1.2 Export 360t of any good
Beer.png Beer Rare 1.4 Import 702t of Sausages.png Sausages
Icon wat stew 0.png Seafood Stew Rare 1.4 Import 702t of Sausages.png Sausages
Canned food.png Canned Food Rare 1.4 Import 702t of Sausages.png Sausages
Rum.png Rum Rare 1.4 Have active Export/Import contracts: 18
Champagne.png Champagne Epic 1.6 Have active Export/Import contracts: 18

Chanteuse

Chanteuse chic means flair, fashion, elegance - the best of La Corona, available worldwide!

Good Rarity Import Multiplier Unlock Condition
Work clothes.png Work Clothes Common 1 none
Soap.png Soap Common 1 none
Fur Coats.png Fur Coats Uncommon 1.2 Export 603t of any good
Icon suits 0.png Tailored Suits Uncommon 1.2 Export 603t of any good
Glasses.png Glasses Rare 1.4 Import 810t of Fur Coats.png Fur Coats
Icon leather shoes 0.png Leather Boots Rare 1.4 Import 810t of Fur Coats.png Fur Coats
Bowler hats.png Bowler Hats Rare 1.4 Have active Export/Import contracts: 9
Jewelry.png Jewellery Epic 1.6 Have active Export/Import contracts: 9

Qinsa Mining

Qinsa's experts scour the earth, even to its heart and roots, extracting only the best materials with unparalleled skill.

Good Rarity Import Multiplier Unlock Condition
Coal.png Coal Common 1 Export 360t of any good
Iron.png Iron Common 1 Export 360t of any good
Clay.png Clay Common 1 Export 360t of any good
Quartz sand.png Quartz Sand Common 1 Export 1125t of any good
Cement.png Cement Uncommon 1.2 Export 1125t of any good
Zinc.png Zinc Uncommon 1.2 Have active Export/Import contracts: 12
Copper.png Copper Uncommon 1.2 Have active Export/Import contracts: 12
Gold Ore.png Gold Ore Uncommon 1.2 Have active Export/Import contracts: 12
Steel.png Steel Uncommon 1.2 Have active Export/Import contracts: 12
Brass.png Brass Rare 1.4 Import 1404t of Cement.png Cement
Pearls.png Pearls Rare 1.4 Import 1404t of Cement.png Cement
Gold.png Gold Epic 1.6 Import 1404t of Cement.png Cement

Old Levant & Co.

Delicacies from the West and the East, delivered promptly to your comfy salon! From the New World colonies of La Corona, Old Levant & Co. is the future of globalized market!

Good Rarity Import Multiplier Unlock Condition
Tortilla.png Tortillas Common 1 Export 540t of any good
Plantains.png Plantains Common 1 Export 540t of any good
Fried plantains.png Fried Plantains Common 1 Export 540t of any good
Chocolate.png Chocolate Uncommon 1.2 Import 900t of Plantains.png Plantains
Icon hibiscus tea 0.png Hibiscus Tea Uncommon 1.2 Import 900t of Plantains.png Plantains
Tobacco.png Tobacco Uncommon 1.2 Import 1800t of Chocolate.png Chocolate
Coffee.png Coffee Rare 1.4 Import 1800t of Chocolate.png Chocolate
Icon tobacco pipes 0.png Clay Pipes Rare 1.4 Import 1080t of Coffee.png Coffee
Cigars.png Cigars Epic 1.6 Import 1080t of Coffee.png Coffee

KITEA

Scandian design for a fully customisable home experience. Simple, intuitive and comfortable!

Good Rarity Import Multiplier Unlock Condition
Glass.png Glass Common 1 Export 1800t of any good
Wool.png Wool Common 1 Export 1800t of any good
Timber.png Timber Common 1 Export 1800t of any good
Icon linen fabric 0.png Linen Uncommon 1.2 Export 2070t of any good
Felt.png Felt Uncommon 1.2 Export 2070t of any good
Furs.png Furs Uncommon 1.2 Export 2070t of any good
Icon tapestries 0.png Tapestries Uncommon 1.2 Have active Export/Import contracts: 20
Cotton fabric.png Cotton Fabric Uncommon 1.2 Have active Export/Import contracts: 20
Wood veneers.png Wood Veneers Rare 1.4 Import 1503t of Cotton fabric.png Cotton Fabric
Sewing machines.png Sewing Machines Rare 1.4 Import 1503t of Cotton fabric.png Cotton Fabric

The Promise Trust

Everywhere there's fire you'll find the Promise Trust, fuelling the flames. Some say the connection with the Pyrphorians is flagrant, but thanks to Margaret Hunt, the Court has ruled them a legitimate business.

Good Rarity Import Multiplier Unlock Condition
Saltpeter.png Saltpetre Common 1 Export 2160t of any good
Dynamite.png Dynamite Common 1 Export 2160t of any good
Tallow.png Tallow Common 1 Export 2160t of any good
Filaments.png Filaments Uncommon 1.2 Import 2205t of Tallow.png Tallow
Caoutchouc.png Caoutchouc Rare 1.4 Import 2205t of Tallow.png Tallow
Light bulb.png Light Bulbs Rare 1.4 Have active Export/Import contracts: 27

Ganymedia

The blazing star of Ganymedia's technological creativity shines in the distant East, spreading know-how and innovation to the entire world!

Good Rarity Import Multiplier Unlock Condition
High wheeler.png Penny Farthings Common 1 Export 1701t of any good
Pocket watch.png Pocket Watches Rare 1.4 Export 2205t of any good
Gramophone.png Gramophones Rare 1.4 Import 1602t of Pocket watch.png Pocket Watches
Icon telephones 0.png Telephones Epic 1.6 Have active Export/Import contracts: 31
Steam carriages.png Steam Carriages Epic 1.6 Have active Export/Import contracts: 31

Specialty Exports

If you export many tons of a specific good, it will reach a higher exporter level. Then it is possible to insert this good into the specialty exports pyramid into a slot corresponding to the same or lower exporter level than the level of the good. The good in a slot in the pyramid will receive a bonus to its export exchange value, allowing to import more goods for the same amount of exported good. Unlocking slots in the pyramid also increases the docklands module limit, according to the rarity of the unlocked specialty slot. Once you unlock all slots in the pyramid, you have reached the maximum limit of docklands modules.

Even after completely filling your pyramid, if you keep exporting goods, they can gain higher exporter levels. You can freely remove goods from slots in the pyramid, and freely insert other goods in slots, as long as those goods have reached the adequate exporter level.

The properties of all exporter levels and slots of the specialty exports pyramid are listed in the table below.

Tier Exporter Level Slots Amount Export Multiplier Modules Limit Increase Required Export Volume
I Legendary 1 2 DepotModule.pngDepot: +2
HarbourmasterModule.pngHarbourmaster: +2
PierModule.pngPier: +2
ExportsOfficeModule.pngExports Office: +2
RepairCraneModule.pngRepair Crane: +2
LoadingWharfModule.pngLoading Wharf: +2
7000t
II Epic 2 1.6 DepotModule.pngDepot: +2
HarbourmasterModule.pngHarbourmaster: +1
PierModule.pngPier: +1
ExportsOfficeModule.pngExports Office: +1
RepairCraneModule.pngRepair Crane: +1
LoadingWharfModule.pngLoading Wharf: +2
4000t
III Rare 3 1.4 DepotModule.pngDepot: +2
HarbourmasterModule.pngHarbourmaster: +1
PierModule.pngPier: +1
ExportsOfficeModule.pngExports Office: +1
RepairCraneModule.pngRepair Crane: +1
LoadingWharfModule.pngLoading Wharf: +1
2500t
IV Uncommon 4 1.2 DepotModule.pngDepot: +2
PierModule.pngPier: +1
ExportsOfficeModule.pngExports Office: +1
LoadingWharfModule.pngLoading Wharf: +1
1000t

Limiting Factors

Because of unlimited cargo space of Captain Tobias' ships and unlimited amounts of goods you can import, only your island's capabilities may limit how effectively you can use the export/import feature. The limiting factors are:

  • Rate of obtaining the exported goods
  • Storage capacity of the island
  • Amount of piers and their loading speed
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