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JOC Sailings Launches Redesign of Global Sailing Schedules and Maritime News Website
Aug 19, 2010 (11:08 AM EDT)


JOC Sailings released its multi-platform website including customized micro-sites for major ports that extends the breadth and depth of key regional and international news and information for the cargo shipping industry

NEWARK, N.J., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- JOC Sailings (www.jocsailings.com), a division of United Business Media Global Trade (UBM GT), is a leader in providing point-to-point sailing schedules and business news for the maritime industry and is proud to announce the relaunch of www.jocsailings.com -- an online resource dedicated to critical and timely information for use in their daily planning and operations.

"This new version of the JOC Sailings website represents the hard work and commitment of a team dedicated to delivering access to the most up-to-date carrier information, vessel sailing schedules and maritime news to help the industry improve operations and efficiency," said Ray Venturino, VP Global Seaports of JOC Sailings.

JOC Sailings provides NVOCC's, 3PLs, freight forwarders, BCO's and other major players in the ocean shipping industry with a global sailing schedule module that accurately displays point-to-point schedules. Searches may be performed by region, country and ports to generate results for carrier services, vessel type, voyage numbers, departure and arrival dates.

The website also includes micro-sites for The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) (http://www.jocsailings.com/JOCPorts/PortAuthorityofNewYorkNewJersey.aspx) and The Port of Los Angeles (http://www.jocsailings.com/JOCPorts/PortofLosAngeles.aspx) to supply enhanced access to port guides, statistics, terminal descriptions and more that will lead to successful interaction between them and the freight forwarders, ocean carriers, and global shippers who wish to utilize these terminal complexes.  By residing on the newly redesigned JOC Sailings platform, visitors to this destination will be exposed to more significant carrier and port news, rules and regulations and data analysis compiled by JOC Sailings expert editors and captains of the ocean transport community.

About JOC Sailings

JOC Sailings, a division of The Journal of Commerce, is a proprietary global sailing schedules database and industry news resource for professionals involved in the ocean transportation industry. JOCSailings.com's state-of-the-art search engine provides access to worldwide shipping schedules and related news on carrier rates, port developments and regulatory issues that affect containerized cargo and ocean transportation industry. For high-profile targeted advertising, enewsletter subscriptions and more information, please visit www.jocsailings.com.

About The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey operates many of the busiest and most important transportation links in the region. They include John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia, Stewart International and Teterboro airports; AirTrain JFK and AirTrain Newark; the George Washington Bridge and Bus Station; the Lincoln and Holland tunnels; the three bridges between Staten Island and New Jersey; the PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson) rapid-transit system; Port Newark; the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal; the Howland Hook Marine Terminal on Staten Island; the Port Authority Auto Marine Terminal; the Brooklyn Piers/Red Hook Container Terminal; and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan. The agency also owns the 16-acre World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan and is a partner in the Access to the Region's Core tunnel project. For more information, visit www.panynj.gov or call +1-212-435-7777.

About The Port of Los Angeles

The Port of Los Angeles is America's premier port and has a strong commitment to developing innovative strategic and sustainable operations that benefit the economy as well as the quality of life for the region and the nation it serves.  As the leading seaport in North America in terms of shipping container volume and cargo value, the Port generates 919,000 regional jobs and $39.1 billion in annual wages and tax revenues.  A proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles, the Port is self-supporting and does not receive taxpayer dollars. For more information, visit www.portoflosangeles.org or call +1-310-732-0430.

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 Global Intelligence Solutions and an array of international trade and transportation databases and directories. UBM Global Trade, a subsidiary of United Business Media Limited, 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 outside the U.S. or Canada).

About United Business Media Limited

UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring, and the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities -- from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists -- with integrated events, online, print and business information products. The 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries is organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com.

SOURCE JOC Sailings