PIERS IS THE ONLY AUTHORITATIVE SOURCE OF U.S. EXPORT DATA
In 1827, The Journal of Commerce paved the way in trade intelligence by gathering and listing goods on arriving vessels, going so far as to row out to the incoming vessels in 1830! PIERS continued this ground breaking tradition in the 1970s as The Journal of Commerce, first venture in electronic information services. Today PIERS is the most comprehensive database of U.S. waterborne trade activity in the world, collecting data on over 16 million bills of lading annually for U.S. imports and exports.
While others may claim to have U.S. export data, PIERS is the only information provider with access to complete historical data for U.S. exports going back to 1977, for all ocean carriers at every major U.S. port!