Commonwealth Business Media, Inc. announced Monday that Pacific Shipper, the company's 77-year-old international trade and maritime weekly would become part of The Journal of Commerce Shipper Group. The magazine group previously included, and will continue to include, The Journal of Commerce, Shipping Digest, The Florida Shipper and Gulf Shipper.
The East Windsor, N.J.-based company's decision to integrate Pacific Shipper is in conjunction with its goal to offer customers the most complete package of publications dedicated to all aspects of international trade and the maritime shipping industry.
Chairman, President and CEO Alan Glass said, "This is a natural progression for both Pacific Shipper and The Journal of Commerce Shipper Group. Pacific Shipper fits perfectly into this group, which now serves the industry from coast to coast with up-to the-minute coverage, regional news and sailing information. We believe that making this change will enhance Commonwealth's ability to better serve its customers, as well as enrich our position as the premier source of international trade and transportation information. "
In support of these changes The Journal of Commerce Editor-in-Chief Peter Tirschwell has been promoted to the position of Editorial Director for the entire group. In addition to retaining his duties as Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Commerce, he will oversee content related issues for Pacific Shipper, Shipping Digest, The Florida Shipper and Gulf Shipper. Reporting to Peter will be The Journal of Commerce Deputy Editor Joe Bonney; Shipping Digest Editor Eugene Gilligan; Pacific Shipper Editor Jack Sweet, and Gulf Shipper Editor Janet Plume. The company is currently recruiting for an editor for The Florida Shipper. Tirschwell will work closely with newly appointed Director of Advertising Sales and Marketing Noreen Murray to continue raising the content quality and visibility of these magazines.
Noreen Murray comes to Commonwealth Business Media, Inc. with over ten years of advertising sales and sales management experience in both business- to-business and consumer magazine publishing. She has held sales management positions at Folio, Fast Company and Entertainment Weekly. Most recently, she was Associate Publisher at Jungle Media. Under Murray's direction, the existing sales team will be integrated to work across all publications in the group. She will be responsible for the overall marketing direction for these magazines in the areas of sales, branding, market presence and growth.
Reporting to Noreen Murray will be Pacific Shipper Associate Publisher Christina Correia, Gulf Shipper and The Florida Shipper Associate Publisher Cindy Cronin and The Journal of Commerce and Shipping Digest Associate Publisher Tracy Winters.
In addition, Commonwealth Business Media, Inc. announced the promotion of Laura Kaiser to the position of Communications/Creative Services Director. Under her direction, the Creative Services Department is responsible for the execution and creation of promotional marketing materials, communications, public relations and trade show presence for The Journal of Commerce Shipper Group, as well as all Commonwealth Business Media, Inc. titles.
Commonwealth Business Media, Inc. publishes directories, databases and magazines in the transportation, international trade, classical music and commercial credit markets including The Journal of Commerce, Port Import Export Reporting Service (PIERS), Traffic World, Air Cargo World, The Pocket List of Railroad Officials, The Transportation Telephone Tickler, Pacific Shipper, Shipping Digest, The Florida Shipper, Gulf Shipper, Canadian Sailings, Official Export Guide, U.S. Custom House Guide, Musical America and others. Commonwealth is headquartered in East Windsor, New Jersey, with offices in Newark, San Francisco, Long Beach, Atlanta, Montreal, Baltimore, Washington, DC, Miami, Houston, Mexico City and London.