In December, 2014, IHS acquired JOC Group, the world's authoritative provider of business intelligence, information and events for trade, transportation and logistics professionals. JOC Group provides import and export trade information to more than 1,600 companies, governments and associations in more than 50 countries.
The company's products include PIERS, the world's most comprehensive database of U.S. waterborne activity; the TPM annual conference for the trans-Pacific and global container shipping community; JOC.com, an information portal for container shipping and international logistics; The Journal of Commerce publication for logistics executives; and RailResource, a collection of well-known brands that serve the North American freight railroad and rail-supply markets.
Based in Newark, New Jersey, JOC Group has 117 professionals based mostly in the United States with a small presence in China. Other U.S. office locations include Miramar, FL and Loveland, CO.