NEWARK, N.J., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PIERS, The Standard in Trade Intelligence, and The JOC Exchange will participate at the upcoming Intermodal South America conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The conference will be held from April 5-7 at the Transamerica Expo Center and is considered a leading event for international trade, logistics, transport and cargo handling in Latin America. The event is expected to draw approximately 45,000 international attendees and 450 exhibitors.
PIERS Vice President Jeff Campbell will be on hand as a subject matter expert presenting views and opinions on trade between Brazil and the U.S., including forecasts and challenges, imports, exports, carriers, ports, and commodities. He will also discuss the major economic drivers of global trade between Brazil and the U.S.
PIERS and the recently launched JOC Exchange will also exhibit at the event. PIERS will demonstrate how its trade intelligence solutions are used to find customers, monitor competitors, and analyze markets. The JOC Exchange team will demonstrate its new technology platform for connecting spot market buyers and sellers of container capacity. This solution, used by global carriers and freight forwarders, introduces automation and efficiency to a process historically managed via faxes, email, and phone calls. It is designed to improve yield management, reduce documentation errors, increase transparency, and facilitate market expansion.
Gavin Carter, PIERS Executive Vice President, said, "I am proud that PIERS plays such an important role in the trade relations between Brazil and the U.S. as well as the rest of South America. Having Jeff on hand to share valuable trade intelligence with both an Import and Export lens will no doubt enrich the attendee experience."
Participation at the Intermodal SA conference highlights PIERS role as a leading provider of global trade intelligence with expertise in the Latin American market. PIERS released a Spanish version trade intelligence solution last month and offers trade data solutions for all major Latin American economies. Both PIERS and the JOC Exchange are companies within UBM Global Trade, a leading provider of data, news, business intelligence and analytical content supporting commercial maritime, rail, trucking, warehousing and logistics industries worldwide.
For more information about the Intermodal South America conference, see http://www.intermodal.com.br/en/index.php
PIERS is the global import and export information service that provides powerful tools and data for measuring markets, analyzing competition and uncovering opportunities. 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. Thousands of subscribers from public and private businesses, trade associations and governments around the world rely on PIERS to guide their global business strategies. PIERS is a division of UBM Global Trade, and a sister company of The Journal of Commerce. For more information, visit www.piers.com , or call 800-952-3839 (+1-973-776-8660).
About The JOC Exchange
The JOC Exchange was founded by a dedicated team of industry and technology veterans with a single purpose – to bring greater efficiency and cost savings to the process of selling and buying containerized ocean freight slots on a global basis. The company was acquired in October 2010 by UBM Global Trade (ubmglobaltrade.com), the leading provider of comprehensive proprietary data, news, analytical content and events for the global trade and transportation market. For more information, visit www.jocexchange.com or call toll-free 855-693-9242 (1+973-776-8643).