Trade Data Collection Software gathers contact information.

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PIERS Prospects(TM) v2.0 enables users to identify and contact potential customers and to search for importers and exporters by company name, commodity, Standard Industry Code, Harmonized Commodity code, volume traded, country, or within specific U.S. locations. Import and export data is gathered from trade transaction documents sourced from U.S. customs and company staff located at major ports. Software is suited for logistics companies, banks, and insurance providers.

Original Press Release:

PIERS Announces Launch of PIERS Prospects(TM) 2.0

Upgrade Provides More Ways to Find and Contact Importers and Exporters

NEWARK, N.J. - PIERS, The Standard in Trade Intelligence, today announced the release of PIERS Prospects 2.0, an upgrade to the online product initially introduced in August 2010.

This upgrade offers an advanced search feature, expanded company contact information, additional download formats, and other enhancements. PIERS Prospects is widely used by trade related organizations such as logistics companies, banks, insurance providers, or any organization providing services to importers and exporters.

Prospects 2.0 enables users to rapidly identify and contact new potential customers. Users may search for importers and exporters by company name, commodity, Standard Industry Code (SIC), Harmonized Commodity code (HS Code), volume traded, country, or within a specific U.S. state, county, zip code, or congressional district. Market leaders or competitors can be identified, ranked, and sorted. Users can easily see who trading partners are buying from, or selling to. More than just providing U.S. centric data, overseas trading partners can be identified as well.

"Prospects 2.0 provides rich, targeted marketing leads. It is an essential asset to any sales toolkit. What sets us apart is our ability to provide unrivaled trade intelligence from our world renowned PIERS database," said Gavin Carter Executive Vice President, PIERS. "Prospects 2.0 gives the edge any salesperson is looking for. Quite simply, Prospects 2.0 offers unbeatable value for the money and certain return on investment."

The detailed import and export data that drives the Prospects 2.0 database is gleaned from actual trade transaction documents sourced from U.S. Customs, PIERS staff employees located at all major U.S. ports, and additional resources which contribute to PIERS uniquely comprehensive data set. Trade transaction data is collected from every manifest and bill of lading and is routinely, analyzed, verified, and updated via a sophisticated proprietary data processing system which has been built over 35 years to collect and standardize over 1.5 billion records a year.

For more information or to subscribe to Prospects 2.0, call 1-800-952-3839 or 1-973-776-8660, or visit

About PIERS: 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, or call 800-952-3839 (+1-973-776-8660).

About UBM Global Trade - UBM Global Trade is the leading provider of proprietary data, news, business intelligence and analytical content supporting commercial maritime, rail, trucking, warehousing and logistics industries worldwide. The company's portfolio of more than 100 online, print and interactive workflow business solutions includes The Journal of Commerce, Breakbulk, RailResource, PIERS 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 800-223-0243 (+1-973-848-7250 outside the U.S. or Canada).

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