PIERS is the most comprehensive database of U.S. waterborne trade activity in the world.
As the Port Import Export Reporting Service, PIERS has origins dating to the 1827 founding of The Journal of Commerce - still the most respected news source of global trade and transport.
PIERS IS PART OF THE JOC GROUP
JOC Group, Inc. is the leading provider of proprietary data, news, business intelligence and analytical content supporting commercial maritime, rail, trucking, warehousing and logistics industries worldwide. The company's portfolio of more than 100 online, print, and interactive workflow business solutions includes The Journal of Commerce, Breakbulk, Rail Resource, PIERS and an array of international trade and transportation databases and directories. JOC Group, Inc. is headquartered in Newark, NJ, with offices throughout the United States.
"The Standard in Trade Intelligence" since 1970, PIERS is trusted by the world's biggest ship lines, railroads and ports when making critical business decisions. PIERS is known around the world as a must have service for anyone involved in U.S. international trade. Today, PIERS is used by the transportation sector, as well as the finance, retail, chemical, education and government sectors.
Our business intelligence tools and solutions are based on PIERS unique infrastructure, proprietary technology and staff present at every major U.S. port. The PIERS Six Step Process not only allows PIERS to publish free import data, but also to provide complete coverage of U.S. export transactional data sourced from carrier manifests. Our proprietary process is powered by sophisticated algorithms and is fine-tuned by a dedicated team of analysts and shipping industry professionals with decades of experience. Our commitment to thoroughly processing raw data into rich trade intelligence ensures we provide the highest quality information to the marketplace.
Complementing our unrivaled U.S. trade intelligence, our international trade data spans the globe covering every major world economy - with an emphasis on significant trading partners and emerging source regions in Asia and South America, such as China, India and Brazil.