JOC Group Inc. Recognized with Four 2014 Tabbie Awards

JOC Group Inc. Recognized with Four 2014 Tabbie Awards

Jul 16, 2014

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Alessandra Barrett, JOC Group Inc.



JOC Group Inc. Recognized with Four 2014 Tabbie Awards


NEWARK, N.J., July 16 -- Out of more than 450 entries in the 11th Annual Tabbie Awards, JOC Group Inc. was honored in four categories today. The Journal of Commerce magazine and website were both recognized for their excellence in specialized business journalism in the Best Single Issue, Special Section, Feature Article and Editor’s Column categories.

TABPI — Trade, Association and Business Publications International — received award nominations from publications and websites representing numerous countries, including the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa. The 2014 editorial and design competition was open to English-language business-to-business publications worldwide that publish at least quarterly, with entries published during 2013.

“These awards are important and well-deserved recognition of the serious business journalism and news-driven mission of JOC Group’s market-leading news and data subscription product,,” said Peter Tirschwell, EVP and Chief Content Officer, JOC Group Inc.

The combination of a compelling cover story, infographic and innovative smartphone app secured Honorable Mention for The Journal of Commerce and’s Special Section on pending regulatory changes to truck drivers’ 34-hour “restart” period, a top concern for logistics strategists last April. Coverage was complemented by an Hours of Service clock app, available at, designed as a fast decision-making tool for drivers concerned with potential income loss and carriers balancing new complexities of scheduling.

One of the Tabbie Award Top 25 Feature Articles, Senior Editor Bill Mongelluzzo’s “Crane Gains,” addressed the increase in terminal productivity during the first half of 2013. A special report on port productivity was supported by a unique data set compiled by The Journal of Commerce and PIERS, the data division of JOC Group Inc. Five years in the making, JOC Port Productivity Data is the first global database to measure the performance of ports and terminals on a like-for-like basis.

“Danger in the Suez,” the Sept. 16 Editor’s Column, received an Honorable Mention Award for Executive Editor Chris Brooks’ examination of the impact of a YouTube video that went viral showing a rocket-propelled grenade attack by an Islamic terror group on a container ship traversing the Suez Canal. Brooks provided context and expert insight to readers trying to understand the impact on a major conduit for global trade and shipping.

The 2013 Journal of Commerce Annual Review & Outlook issue was named one of the Top 25 Single Issues of the year for its 100 pages of editorial content, including 158 essays from leading executives across all segments of the industry. Spanning a wide range of experience, geography, market segment and individual perspective, these essays provide a collective insight and forecast that is truly unique.

About JOC Group Inc.: JOC Group Inc. is the authoritative provider of business intelligence, data and events covering the global container shipping and logistics market. Through its PIERS and JOC products – online, print and events – JOC Group Inc. provides the access, intelligence, insight and support which enable our customers to establish and maintain critical customer connections and make informed decisions to compete effectively in the global marketplace. is the leading information portal providing a mix of editorially created content and pertinent visualized data combining over 200 different data sets. JOC Group’s leading industry events include TPM (held annually in Long Beach, CA), TPM Asia and JOC Inland Distribution. Through PIERS, the world’s most comprehensive database of U.S. waterborne trade, international businesses from transportation, chemical, energy and finance sectors analyze unique intelligence to inform critical business decisions. For more information visit

JOC Group Inc. is part of the AXIO Data Group, owned by Electra Partners, an independent private equity fund manager with more than 30 years' experience in the mid-market. As of September 2012, the firm had funds under management valued at over $2 billion. The firm's flexible investment approach allows it to invest across a broad range of sectors and financial instruments including equity, senior equity, convertibles and mezzanine debt. For further information please visit or