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PIERS Global Intelligence Solutions Upgrades Flagship Product
Apr 27, 2010 (05:04 PM EDT)

~ Enhancements to iPIERS Create a Better User Experience~

NEWARK, N.J., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- PIERS Global Intelligence Solutions, a division of UBM Global Trade, the leading distributer of trade data, news, business and analytical content, announced today that it has overhauled its most comprehensive product offering, iPIERS.

iPIERS is an online service providing access to global waterborne import and export data. The latest upgrades include an improved wizard feature that gives clients a real-time record count while choosing search parameters, more search fields and report options and dynamic reference tables. Moreover, PIERS employs the latest technology to boost report-processing time while offering new capabilities to review, rearrange, manipulate, and refine search results on-screen before downloading as spreadsheet-compatible files.

"We are excited about these innovative changes to our long-established product. PIERS has made a significant investment in our technology and platforms to provide our customers with high-performance features and an enhanced user experience," said Gavin Carter, executive vice president of PIERS Global Intelligence Solutions.

PIERS is the most comprehensive source of information covering all international and U.S. waterborne trade with countries around the world, in addition to intermodal transactional information through the PIERS database. The company gathers and verifies data from bills of lading and manifests filed manually through the U.S. Customs Automated Manifest System (AMS). Learn more about iPIERS and other PIERS products by visiting or call 1-800-952-3839, ext. 7175 for a demonstration.

About PIERS Global Intelligence Solutions

PIERS is the primary source of U.S. waterborne trade information and a leader in global trade solutions. Launched over 30 years ago by The Journal of Commerce as the Port Import Export Reporting Service, its first venture in electronic information, PIERS quickly became the standard reference on container trade for the maritime industry.

With a roster of over 6,000 private industry, trade association, and domestic and foreign government clients, representing more than 40 countries, relies on PIERS to translate trade data into meaningful intelligence that guides their global business strategies. For more information visit

About UBM Global Trade

UBM Global Trade has been the leading provider of proprietary data, news, business intelligence and analytical content supporting commercial maritime, rail, trucking, warehousing and logistics industries worldwide since 1827. The company's portfolio of online, print and interactive workflow business solutions includes The Journal of Commerce, The Journal of Commerce Conferences, PIERS Global Intelligence Solutions and an array of international trade and transportation databases and directories. UBM Global Trade, a subsidiary of United Business Media Limited, is headquartered in Newark, NJ, with offices throughout the United States. For more information, explore or call 800-221-5488, +1-609-371-7700 outside the U.S. and Canada).

SOURCE PIERS Global Intelligence Solutions