An exciting new media initiative from Seatrade will see the launch of a free online global news service for the shipping industry in February 2013.
“This is a major step in Seatrade’s development, giving our news coverage a truly global reach,” commented Mary Bond, managing director of publishing at Seatrade. “We have listened to our market place and they have told us they would like a free news source updated throughout the working week and available to readers wherever they are. At the same time, it completes Seatrade’s extensive portfolio of regional maritime events, printed and online publications and management training. We are now providing both readers and advertisers in the industry with a total global solution.”
Seatrade Global will be one of the biggest free sources of news available in the maritime industry, breaking stories as they occur in key regions around the globe: Asia, Europe, the Americas and Middle East & Africa. Through an international network of accomplished journalists, writers and correspondents the portal will deliver news on containers, dry cargo, finance & insurance, ports & logistics, regulations, ship operations, tankers, offshore and shipbuilding & shipyards.
In addition to delivering the top stories each day, there will be a regular Dispatches article. This in-depth feature-style piece, drawing on Seatrade’s analytical and commentary expertise, will focus on key maritime centres and sectors, produced by writers close to the scene.“Seatrade Global online is set to transform a market centred around paid-for news,” added Marcus Hand, editor of Seatrade Global. “Not only will it provide universal free access but it will also come with the quality assurance guaranteed by a publisher with over 40 years’ experience. Seatrade Global will change the way people access news in our industry, opening it up to a wider audience and making it available through a range of multimedia devices, channels and social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Google+.”