PIERS Launches Online Directories of U.S. Importers and Exporters

By Piers, PRNE
Sunday, October 31, 2010

Solution provides 150% more listings

NEWARK, New Jersey, November 1, 2010 - PIERS (www.piers.com), the standard in trade intelligence, today
announced that it is transforming its print publications, Directory of U.S.
Importers and Directory of U.S. Exporters, to two new online products of the
same name. Used by small businesses, retailers, logistics providers and
others, the Directories now offer easy digital access to identify thousands
of companies involved in global trade.

These online tools provide several significant improvements over the
previously issued print format. In addition to anytime, anywhere convenience,
subscribers may now access 150% more content. Customers can retrieve company
details associated with 150,000 importers and 50,000 exporters and quickly
locate new customers, suppliers or competitors via a simple search interface.
Additionally, data is refreshed semi-annually, providing more frequent
updates to keep current on the evolving global trade environment.

"PIERS online Directories are a direct result of customer demand for more
information in an intuitive digital form" says Gavin Carter, Executive Vice
President of PIERS. "Instead of paging through an unwieldy 1800 page
publication, the easy search and retrieval functionality provides customers
expanded information within seconds. Our new format is a more environmentally
responsible solution, while also meeting our customer's needs for current and
comprehensive information."

Importer and exporter details can be searched by company name, location,
by industry, Standard Industry Code (SIC) and keyword commodity description.
Every listing provides a detailed picture of the company's trade activity and
executive contact information.

The PIERS Directory of U.S. Importers and Directory of U.S. Exporters are
two separate online products that can be purchased together or separately on
an annual subscription basis. Current customers are being upgraded to the
online version; the print version will no longer be offered. A special
promotional rate is in effect until January 1, 2011.

For more information or to subscribe, visit
www.directories.piers.com, or call +1-800-952-3839 or +1-973-776-8660.

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 www.piers.com, or
call +1-800-952-3839 (+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
www.ubmglobaltrade.com or call +1-800-223-0243 (+1-973-848-7250
outside the U.S. or Canada).

Susan Kelemen, Media Relations, PIERS, UBM Global Trade (a United Business Media Company), +1-973-776-7835, skelemen at piers.com

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