JOC Sailings Refines Website for Customer Ease of Use

By Joc Sailings, PRNE
Thursday, December 16, 2010

JOC Sailings undertakes initiative to improve for an enhanced user experience

NEWARK, New Jersey, December 17, 2010 - JOC Sailings (, a division of United Business
Media Global Trade (UBM GT) and a leader in providing point-to-point sailing
schedules and business news for the maritime industry, implemented search and
architectural improvements as part of an ongoing plan to improve users'
experience on - an online resource for worldwide
sailing schedules, carrier and vessel directories and timely maritime news.

JOC Sailings' business executives and web development team earlier this
year devoted several months to the launch of a revised website, which took
place in July 2010. Since then, they have continued to invest in analyzing
and improving the site's value for its visitors. One result of these efforts
has been a dramatic decrease in page load times. The team will continue to
test and monitor progress for further development.

Perfecting the schedule search module that is the crown jewel of JOC
Sailings is a top priority. Ocean transportation professionals, including
port officials, freight forwarders and manufacturers, rely upon this tool
daily to obtain port-to-port sailings schedules. Direct feedback from
customers regarding their experiences with the newly redesigned website have
led to some notable enhancements:

    - Allowing "All Origin Points" or "All Destination Points" as search
      criteria. These options allow users to run a single search for all
      vessels coming into or leaving a specific port-something that required
      multiple "Region" searches in the past.
    - Adding "Container" as a separate Vessel Type search filter. Previously
      included in the default "All" category, this new filter gives users
      greater ability to define their searches and receive more relevant

"Our continuous dedication to building upon the success of the JOC
Sailings global sailing schedule module and the delivery of informative
maritime industry news is based on our priority to keep customers happy and
gain repeat business from our clients. We will do what we have to keep this
positive relationship flourishing." said Ray Venturino, VP Global Seaports of
JOC Sailings.

JOC Sailings provides NVOCC's, 3PL's, BCO's and other major players in
the ocean shipping industry with a global sailing schedule module that
accurately displays sailing schedules. Searches may be performed by region,
country and ports, and refined by carriers, vessel types, departure dates and
date ranges. Results include arrival dates, vessel names and voyage numbers,
which can be sorted by column.

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.'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

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 or call 800-223-0243 (+1-973-848-7250 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

Ray Venturino, Vice President Global Seaports of The Journal of Commerce, +1-973-848-7207, rventurino at

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