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JOC Group (incorporating PIERS) is now part of IHS Maritime & Trade

In December, 2014, IHS acquired JOC Group, the world's authoritative provider of business intelligence, information and events for trade, transportation and logistics professionals. JOC Group provides import and export trade information to more than 1,600 companies, governments and associations in more than 50 countries.

The company's products include PIERS, the world's most comprehensive database of U.S. waterborne activity; the TPM annual conference for the trans-Pacific and global container shipping community; JOC.com, an information portal for container shipping and international logistics; The Journal of Commerce publication for logistics executives; and RailResource, a collection of well-known brands that serve the North American freight railroad and rail-supply markets.

Based in Newark, New Jersey, JOC Group has 117 professionals based mostly in the United States with a small presence in China. Other U.S. office locations include Miramar, FL and Loveland, CO.

JOC Group Products are now IHS Maritime & Trade Products

PIERS

PIERS has been at the forefront of delivering business intelligence on international trade activity for more than 40 years. Every year PIERS processes over 17,000,000 bills of lading filed with U.S. Customs and using our proprietary 6-step process converts this raw data into solutions that deliver decision-ready intelligence.

Complementing our unrivaled U.S. trade intelligence, our international trade data provides import and export transactions in 14 international markets and statistical trade data for over 80 countries. Our customers include many of the world's Fortune 500 companies, which rely on PIERS for customized business intelligence solutions that drive their company's strategic decisions.

  • Increased Efficiency - Say goodbye to the repetitive tasks involved in working with data
  • Improved Data Accuracy – See only the insights you are looking for
  • Identify supply/demand shifts and capitalize on domestic and international opportunities
  • Actionable Intelligence - Immediate understanding of competitive relationships and strategies
  • Client specific analysis that delivers insights throughout multiple levels of an organization

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