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PIERS Free Reports

December 27, 2012

Before the year comes to an end, download any of our one-of-a-kind complimentary reports:

PIERS/Informex Market Opportunities for U.S. Chemical Exports

This report provides a detailed analysis of top markets for U.S. chemical exports classified  under chapters 28 & 29 of the harmonized tariff schedule. Understand what commodities are traded in high volume in each of these markets and what chemicals are experiencing high growth or decline. Furthermore, we examine the applications for each of these chemicals and how market conditions in each of these countries are driving these trends.

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PIERS Capacity Utilization Report 2011

This report provides an overview of capacity utilization on major U.S. trade lanes by quarter and as well a 2011 versus 2010 performance comparison. PIERS dynamic import/export data offers industry analysts, C-suite executives, marketing professionals and those involved in the logistics industry, a unique and deep insight into global capacity utilization statistics and trends. This report’s analysis can be leveraged to ascertain the underlying factors affecting regional waterborne trade worldwide as well as their impact on your current and future business decisions.

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PIERS NVOCC Market Report – Import Market Dynamics, 2011 vs 2010

The latest PIERS report enables users to track import growth of NVOCCs in the U.S. and around the world. It includes both aggregate NVOCC industry and individual NVOCC company market share by major trade region, volume, value of trade and carrier (VOCC) association. These assessments offer a view of performance over time so the U.S. can compare NVOCC performance with overall market growth.

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PIERS Capacity Utilization Report, 1H-2011 vs 1H-2010

This report provides current analysis of import/export capacity utilization on major U.S. trade lanes for the first half of 2011 compared to 2010. The report’s must-know intelligence is particularly significant because of the void in carrier supply data since 2006. Were demand and supply projections too optimistic in some regional markets? How are ocean carriers reacting to shipper demand volatility? Which regions are seeing the most balanced supply and demand load factor? Find this and more when you download PIERS Capacity Utilization Report.

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PIERS NVOCC Market Report – Import Market Dynamics, 1H-2011 vs 1H-2010

The PIERS NVOCC Market Report series compares 1H-2011 data with 1H-2010 to drill down deep into the market’s performance dynamics over the past 12 months. View TEU volume and NVOCC market share statistics by trade region. Track where NVOCC import growth is occurring. See top 50 carriers using NVOCCs by TEU volume. Pinpoint NVOCC impacts on scheduling, inland service, cargo consolidation, documentation and ocean liner rates and much more.

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PIERS NVOCC Market Analysis 2006-2010
PIERS helps you get ahead and stay ahead with the most up-to-date, in-depth analysis of the NVOCC import market. This free analysis is on an overall portrait of the NVOCC market, its performance over time and its likely direction. What regions globally are seeing the greatest NVOCC growth, volume and market share? Which top 20 NVOCCs capture just over 50 percent of all NVOCC volume? How much did total volume handled by NVOCCs grow over the years? Find this and more when you download the PIERS NVOCC Analysis Report.

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PIERS can deliver the intelligence that you need! We have several solutions to assist in analyzing the global supply chain and understand the movement of goods. Contact us today to have a PIERS Data Solutions Expert contact you to provide more information or schedule a product demonstration.


What Impact is Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers Having on Ocean Freight?

May 31, 2012

Import shipments arranged by Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers (NVOCCs) outpaced that of total import growth by 0.9 percentage points in 2011, according to the “PIERS NVOCC Market Report– Import Market Dynamics 2011 vs. 2010”. While NVOCC growth is positive, the industry has slowed considerably from its performance between 2006-2010, as previous reported in  Data in Motion just weeks ago. PIERS recent NVOCC Market Analysis Report provides a detailed assessment of the performance of NVOCCs in U.S. ocean liner shipper market.


The report is available for a complimentary download by visiting

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Cargo Import Volume Expected to Show Modest Growth

May 15, 2012

NVOCC-Arranged Import Market Remains Uncertain Even As It Outpaces Overall U.S. Inbound Ocean Liner Market, Says PIERS Report

Imports of shipped cargo will continue to show modest growth in 2012 while the outlook for cargo shipments arranged by Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers (NVOCCs) remains uncertain, according to the “PIERS NVOCC Market Report– Import Market Dynamics 2011 vs. 2010.” The report, however, notes that NVOCC-arranged imports showed higher growth than the overall U.S. inbound ocean liner market.

NVOCC-arranged import volume grew 2.8 percent in 2011, while traditional carrier cargo volume grew by 2.2 percent, the report adds. Likewise, NVOCC-associated cargo value in 2011 increased by 1.9 percent compared to an overall containerized import cargo value increase of 1.7 percent. In relative terms, NVOCC market share showed the largest gains in the Oceania trade (+18.1%), West Coast South America (+15.5%) and Central America (11.9%) and NVOCC cargo value market share increased in seven of the fourteen trade regions.

The report further shows that while NVOCC growth is positive, the industry has slowed considerably from its performance between 2006-2010. It adds that the remainder of 2012 is not expected to show markedly better performance for the NVOCC industry as global growth is forecasted to range from between 2.5 percent and 4.2 percent with ocean cargoes suffering another year of only marginal growth.  The report emphasizes, however, that the performance of the NVOCC industry in the coming years will hinge on whether shippers will prefer to work more with NVOCC and other third-party logistics providers during down times than during periods of higher growth.

“In general, the report shows NVOCCs faced a thinner market in 2011 than in 2010, and global growth forecasts show 2012 will not be much different,” said PIERS Executive Vice President, Gavin Carter. “Because PIERS has been documenting the NVOCC involvement in the market since 2002, we can offer detailed business intelligence to the container shipping industry with highly targeted insights on NVOCC participation.”

The report enables users to track import growth of NVOCCs in the U.S. and around the world. It includes both aggregate NVOCC industry and individual NVOCC company market share by major trade region, volume, value of trade and carrier (VOCC) association. These assessments offer a view of performance over time so the U.S. can compare NVOCC performance with overall market growth. The report is available for a complimentary download or by visiting

The PIERS NVOCC Market Report series is intended to be a catalyst that will spark dialogue and build a greater sense of community within the waterborne transportation industry. Visit for more information, or join us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter to discuss these findings.

Embed the Power of JOC Sailings Directly into Your Existing Website

January 18, 2012

The Journal of Commerce announced today the launch of a White Label version of the popular sailing schedules website

Published by The Journal of Commerce (JOC), JOC Sailings White Label allows customers to embed the most comprehensive database of sailing schedules into their own website. Searches performed on a customer’s website, query the JOC Sailings database and return results directly on the customer’s site, integrating with their existing design and branding.

This new product is ideal for any industry player with a touch-point in moving containerized, ro/ro, breakbulk or reefer cargo.  JOC Sailings White Label is flexible and customizable, offering a choice of search features and a definable range of sailing schedules.  Incorporating a search function and results grid designed to match the look and feel of the customer’s website, JOC Sailings White Label lets customers immerse their visitors in a rich search environment from within their own site.

“I am really excited to offer this cloud based solution to integrate the power of JOC Sailings into the websites or online products of those involved in the international supply chain. The JOC has a rich history of publishing sailing schedules and to now be able to offer customers the ability to integrate up-to-date global schedules into their own product offerings, speaks volumes to our focus on customer needs and the new product development underway within our group.” said Gavin Carter, CIO of UBM Global Trade. “This is just one of several ways we are pushing out new technology services to the shipping industry.”

The Journal of Commerce has published sailing schedules throughout its illustrious history and launched the JOC Sailings brand in 2008 to effectively distribute up-to-date sailing information online. For more information or to request a demo from a JOC Sailings solutions experts, visit

Second NVOCC Report from PIERS Provides Key Comparisons Between 2010 and 2011

September 21, 2011

PIERS has once again taken a detailed look at the Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) market in a comprehensive new report titled “PIERS NVOCC Market Report – Import Market Dynamics 1H-2011 vs. 1H-2010.”

Following June’s report, “PIERS NVOCC Analysis,” which documented NVOCC market growth overall, the second report delves specifically into the U.S. inbound liner shipping trades during the first half of 2011 compared with the first half of 2010. This snapshot comparison of NVOCC performance in these two time periods is examined by both region and carrier.

“NVOCCs have been very successful and control a significant portion of the containerized cargo in U.S. foreign waterborne trade. This report enables users to track NVOCC growth and address questions they might have on their impact on quality of service, inland service, cargo consolidation and documentation,” said PIERS Vice President, Jeff Campbell. “This report is an example of the many ways users can analyze various markets through PIERS data.”

According to the report, overall growth of NVOCCs in 1H-2011 was moderate and exceeded total trade growth in terms of volume and value. NVOCCs earned slight increases in market share for both measures. Regional performance was mixed, with positive growth in the largest volume markets. But in terms of value, market share receded in many markets with the exception of the largest Transpacific and Transatlantic markets. The report is available for purchase online for $99.

Bills, Bills, Bills: Gaining a Competitive Advantage and Unlocking New Markets

July 19, 2011

Master and House Bills of Lading are important to all parties in the supply chain, particularly for NVOs, freight forwarders, and 3PLs. Being able to view the relationship between the two bills on a regular basis can mean opening doors to new markets and gaining an inside track on your competitor’s strategy.

A Master Bill is issued by the carrier and can provide important details about the relationship between the carrier and the Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) or Beneficial Cargo Owner (BCO). A House Bill, issued by the NVOCC, is between the NVOCC and shipper/BCO—a gold mine of company names and commodity information.

Often multiple House Bills appear under each Master Bill, helping to identify markets, gain market share and obtain sales leads. Users of PIERS TI have already made this a part of lead generation research. Isn’t it time you took the guesswork out of your strategy?

Contact us today to receive a free demo and experience the PIERS difference.

PIERS Issues Unprecedented Report on NVOCC Growth

June 22, 2011

After taking a detailed look at the Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) market, PIERS analysts have found this market sector is anything but common. Announced today, PIERS has issued an exclusive report titled “PIERS NVOCC Analysis” that documents NVOCC growth since 2006. The report is now available for free download.

The report mainly concluded that as U.S. trade with the rest of the world has grown explosively during the past decade, the NVOCC industry has grown even more rapidly. This growth can be attributed to several factors, but at the core, NVOCCs have grown because they facilitate the international transport of relatively small shipment lots that would otherwise be less likely to move across borders in the ocean freight system.

The report includes several graphs and charts featuring key findings and illustrating these positive trends. During the 2006-2010 period, total U.S. inbound liner shipping volumes declined by 2.8 percent per year on an average. However, volumes moving under a NVOCC flag increased by 4.2 percent per year from 2006 to 2010, as shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1: Indexed Inbound Trade Growth Total Volume Versus NVO Volume

NVOCCs also outperformed total trade in terms of value. In 2006, NVOCCs captured 28.2 percent of inbound liner shipments by value and 33.5 percent in 2010. Annual average growth of trade in terms of value was 0.6 percent from 2006-2010 compared to a 3.7 percent annual decline for total trade, as shown in Figure 2.

Figure 2: Total Inbound Trade Value, NVOCC Versus Total

PIERS’ dynamic NVOCC data offers marketing and sales professionals, as well as analysts and other leaders in the industry, unique and customized insight into the performance of the NVOCC market and can be used to determine the underlying factors of its growth as well as its impact on your business.

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