UBM Global Trade Announces Editor Promotions at The Journal of Commerce

NEWARK, N.J., May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Global Trade has promoted Chris Brooks to Editor of The Journal of Commerce and expanded the publication's editorial team. A veteran of the brand, Brooks brings a wealth of editorial and industry knowledge to his new role. Through authoritative and extensive daily online news content, a weekly magazine and several industry-leading annual conferences, The Journal of Commerce provides international logistics executives with the tools to help plan global supply chains and better manage day-to-day logistics and shipping needs.

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As Editor, Brooks will continue to manage the JOC content team and oversee the day-to-day operation of print and online products. He will lend his experience and editorial vision to the strategic direction of both products and is heavily engaged, already, in building The Journal of Commerce for the future.

"The Journal of Commerce is committed to quality," said John Day, CEO of UBM Global Trade. "Developing media technology will enable us to serve our readers ever better, and we are building our services anew, to take advantage of those technologies, but at the heart of our strategy is an understanding that we must drive our editorial quality standards ever higher: Chris Brooks, with his long experience in the market, understands this and will be very successful in leading the most experienced content team in the industry to new levels of excellence, in the service of our readers."

Additional staffing changes include the promotion of senior staffer Barbara Wyker to Managing Editor. She has worked closely with Brooks and the editorial team for many years, most recently as deputy managing editor. Mark Szakonyi is promoted from Daily Content Editor to Associate Editor, focusing on the reporting of rail and intermodal issues, regulation and policy out of the JOC's Washington, D.C., bureau. Harry Butler, Web Editor for two of UBM Global Trade's transportation-oriented Web sites, JOC Sailings and RailResource, has joined The Journal of Commerce editorial team.

To become a member of The Journal of Commerce click here. JOC members have access to our weekly print and digital magazine and Web site, as well as special discounts on JOC events. Authoritative editorial content in the form of daily news, weekly analysis and regular features ensure our members have the information and data necessary to understand the issues facing trucking, rail and maritime transportation. Members enjoy access to "By the Numbers," an exclusive weekly compilation of key industry statistics that provides detailed views of current market trends across all modes. Regular market intelligence reports -- utilizing PIERS trade data -- include Top 100 Imports and Exporters, quarterly Top 40 Container lines, Trans-Pacific and Trans-Atlantic Maritime Forecasts and Top Container Ports and Terminals. Market-sector supplements, including Breakbulk, Cool Cargoes, 3PL, JOC Guide to Trucking and others, ensure all modes are comprehensively covered. 

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 (+1-973-848-7250 outside the U.S. or Canada).

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