ChemicalInfo Announces Integration of Most Recent PIERS Import/Export Data - Over 400,000 records from U.S. Customs Mid-Year Shipping Data Added

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ChemicalInfo announces the integration of over 400,000 records from waterborne bills of lading filed with U.S. Customs in Q2 provided by their partner, PIERS.

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"Our partnership with PIERS enables our subscribers to identify trends based on a company’s specific commodity shipments and apply that knowledge to their decision making"

ChemicalInfo, providers of the most comprehensive online databases for chemical and pharmaceutical companies and those who do business with them, announces the integration of over 400,000 records from waterborne bills of lading filed with U.S. Customs in Q2 provided by their partner PIERS, The Standard in Trade Intelligence.

Today ChemicalInfo subscribers have access to contact and product information for over 12,000 producers around the globe. With the addition of PIERS trade data, ChemicalInfo subscribers can view import and exports shipments collected from over 17,000,000 waterborne bills of lading filed with U.S. Customs each year (including 4,000,000 export bills of lading). This powerful combination allows subscribers to access company specific details on import and export shipments, including weight and estimated value, equipping them with the information needed to make informed sourcing decisions.

“Our partnership with PIERS enables our subscribers to identify trends based on a company’s specific commodity shipments and apply that knowledge to their decision making,” said Ernie Cote, Chief Executive Officer of ChemicalInfo. “Adding data from shipments in Q2 provides our subscribers with the most recent data available in the marketplace.”

While other data providers have begun publishing a subset of only containerized U.S. exports, PIERS remains the only provider with complete export transactions for all waterborne shipments (including bulk shipments) going back to 1977. Their unique infrastructure, which includes onsite security cleared staff at major U.S. ports allows them to scan and process bills of lading not filed electronically.

About PIERS
PIERS is the most comprehensive database of U.S. waterborne trade activity in the world providing information services to thousands of subscribers globally. Launched more than 35 years ago, PIERS was the first venture in digital global trade intelligence and quickly became the industry standard for accuracy, reliability and insight. The company’s unique infrastructure and proprietary technology allows it to not only publish import data, but also complete coverage of U.S. export transactional data. PIERS is a division of JOC Group Inc., and a sister company of The Journal of Commerce. For more information about customized solutions from PIERS, visit http://www.piers.com.

About JOC Group Inc.
The JOC Group Inc. is the authoritative provider of business intelligence, data and events for trade, transportation and logistics professionals worldwide. Through its PIERS database and leading JOC coverage of transportation online, print and events, the JOC Group Inc. provides customers with critical insights, data-rich intelligence and tools to compete effectively in the global marketplace. For further information, please visit http://www.joc.com/group.

About ChemicalInfo
Chemical Information Services was established in 1972 and began as a publisher of chemical supplier data that was sold on an as-needed basis. This quickly morphed into a high demand for something formal to be compiled and distributed to chemical and pharmaceutical companies across the globe, making ChemicalInfo a one-stop shop for chemical sourcing needs. For additional information, please visit http://www.chemicalinfo.com.

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