JOC Group

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JOC Group Inc.
Type Private company owned by Electra Partners
Industry Media
Founded 2008
Headquarters Newark, New Jersey
Key people Gavin Carter,[1] CEO
Ian Blackman, CFO
Peter Tirschwell, Chief Content Officer
Rhiannon James, EVP JOC
Chris Brooks[disambiguation needed], Editor, The Journal of Commerce
Alli McEntyre, Publisher, Breakbulk
Products The Journal of Commerce
PIERS Trade Intelligence
Breakbulk magazine and events
TPM Conference

JOC Group Inc. is a provider of global intelligence for trade, transportation and logistics professionals. Its brands include The Journal of Commerce,[2] PIERS: The Port Import/Export Reporting Service and a number of directory databases covering the international trade, railroad and trucking markets. The company also produces about 11 conferences and exhibitions serving international trade and maritime markets.

JOC Group Inc. is a private company owned by private equity firm, Electra Partners.


Electra acquired JOC Group Inc. in April 2013[3] from UK based events-led marketing services and communications company, UBM plc. The company changed its name to JOC Group Inc. following that acquisition (previously UBM Global Trade Inc.)