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Veteran logistics media and data executive joins the FreightWaves Board of Directors (with video)

Rhiannon James formerly served as the COO of the JOC Group

Rhiannon James, former Chief Operating Officer at the Journal of Commerce (JOC) Group, has joined the FreightWaves Board of Directors, announced FreightWaves founder and CEO Craig Fuller. James is currently the Group President of Pharma, Healthcare and Technology at Questex, which includes the FierceMarkets media business.

In her role at JOC Group and subsequently at IHS Markit (NYSE:INFO), she had global responsibility for the media and events business, as well as overseeing the North America data and analytics business line revenues, which included PIERS, Global Trade Atlas and various maritime data sets. She was on the JOC Group management team that successfully sold the business to IHS Markit. During her tenure, JOC experienced double-digit growth in the events and subscription business, including the Trans-Pacific Maritime (TPM) conference. Prior to joining JOC, she was a senior executive at RISI, the benchmark data provider for the global forest products industry. 

Global supply chains are experiencing unprecedented disruptions caused by geo-political, natural disaster and economic volatility. All of this is taking place while companies are also dealing with evolving marketplace dynamics like technology, labor and employment trends that cause significant pressure on their operations and financial performance. 

FreightWaves helps companies deal with the chaos of disruption by providing the world’s fastest logistics and supply chain data through its SONAR platform; context and analysis from leading experts in the field through its media properties; and access to a large community through its platform of live and virtual events. 

“I am honored to join the board of directors at FreightWaves, the leading provider of data and media for the North American surface transportation industry. The flywheel that drives the FreightWaves platform puts it in the position to create transparency and context for the $9.6 trillion global logistics and supply chain industry,” James stated. 

FreightWaves Media offers the only daily over-the-top streaming news platform for the freight market, a podcast platform that offers a dozen weekly podcasts on topics relevant to the logistics market, and  the world’s leading website covering the logistics industry, with a team of 30 journalists and analysts that provides breaking news and context on freight market developments. 

The company’s data product, SONAR, provides logistics service providers and shippers with near real-time fundamental data, information and analytics on daily activity in the freight market. The SONAR platform offers the fastest view of the freight market, with data coming from electronic transactions and IOT devices across the logistics space. 

“Over the past year, we have positioned the company for sustainable growth, by doubling down on the North American logistics market and developing products that provide decision-makers in the space more relevant and fresh insights on the direction of the surface freight market. As we move to the next stage of growth, we are expanding our focus to other parts of the global supply chain and will be developing data and media products that service more audiences,” Fuller stated.