Journal of Commerce Re-launches JOC.com Web site with Expanded Functionality, Enhanced Data and Member Content

NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Journal of Commerce (JOC) today re-launched its flagship Web site, www.joc.com. The Web site has been rebuilt from top to bottom with enhancements in functionality and content for JOC members and advertisers.

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The JOC is the leading information and marketing services provider for the domestic and international containerized cargo community. It delivers high-quality intelligence and expertise to help customers make better business decisions -- in print, online and face-to-face at leading industry events.

Starting today, JOC members will benefit from the following improvements on JOC.com:

  • Additional in-depth analysis from the Journal of Commerce's award-winning team of journalists.
  • Greatly expanded global news service with concise summaries of worldwide logistics news.
  • Enhanced coverage of economic and transportation data and indices.
  • More interactive content, easier navigation and improved search functionality.

"In the last year, we have seen overall visits to the JOC Web site increase by 31 percent," said John Day, CEO of UBM Global Trade, the JOC's parent company. "In creating this redesign strategy we looked closely at how our readers want to get their news, and what subjects they're most interested in. The new Web site allows for a tremendous expansion of in-depth reporting by The Journal of Commerce's editorial team, which provides unparalleled insight, analysis and context for issues facing the transportation and trade industries. With the addition of valuable new content to JOC.com, the Journal of Commerce print magazine will move to a bi-weekly publication starting in October 2012."

In addition, the redesigned Web site offers new marketing services opportunities for advertisers, including improved lead generation offerings, additional branding and targeted advertising services.

For more information on JOC membership, please visit: www.joc.com/member-services
For more information on JOC marketing services, please visit: www.joc.com/marketingservices

About The Journal of Commerce: The JOC is the leading information and marketing services provider for the domestic and international containerized cargo community. It delivers high-quality intelligence and expertise to help customers make better business decisions - in print, online and face-to-face at leading industry events. In addition, the JOC provides best-in-breed marketing channels to help companies reach their target audience. JOC.com is the foremost industry Web site covering international and domestic logistics issues on a daily basis, and The Journal of Commerce is, and has been since 1827, the source for authoritative editorial content relied on by international logistics executives around the world. The JOC organizes several leading industry events each year, including the flagship conference, TPM in Long Beach, Calif. For more information visit JOC.com and JOCevents.com.

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 UBM plc, is headquartered in Newark, NJ, with offices throughout the United States. For more information, explore www.ubmglobaltrade.com or call 800-223-0243 (+1-973-776-8660 outside the U.S. or Canada).

SOURCE The Journal of Commerce



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