Shipping Digest's William Armbruster Wins Silver Award In 2008 Tabbies

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Shipping Digest's William Armbruster wins Silver Award in 2008 Tabbies

EAST WINDSOR, N.J., July 10 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Armbruster, editor of Shipping Digest, won Silver in the 2008 Tabbie Awards (TABPI: Trade, Association and

Business Publications International).  

    Armbruster won the Silver award in the Editor's Column category for 

"Commerce with Cuba," which was published in the April 9, 2007 issue of 

Shipping Digest. The award-winning editorial presents the case for lifting the 

US trade embargo against Cuba.  

    William Armbruster has been the editor of Shipping Digest since January 2004. Shipping Digest provides

news, analysis, feature stories and special reports on subjects such as container shipping, public and private


for exporters, market opportunities, and trade finance. Prior to joining 

Shipping Digest, Armbruster spent 24 years with The Journal of Commerce in various reporting and editing

jobs, including maritime editor, world trade editor and special sections editor. 

    In addition to the Silver Award, Commonwealth Business Media's Journal of 

Commerce Shipper Group publications received four Honorable Mentions from the 

2008 Tabbie Awards: 


    Sue Boehning, assistant art director for The Journal of Commerce Shipper 

Group, received  Honorable Mention -- Opening Page or Spread for the July 2, 

2007 Shipping Digest feature "Libation Logistics" and the June 25, 2007 

Florida Shipper feature "Inland ports Ahoy." 


    Joyce Hammock, editor of Canadian Sailings, received Honorable Mention -- 

Front Cover, Photograph for the December 17, 2007 Canadian Sailings Front Cover "Women in Logistics." 


    Chris Barnett, a contributing editor to Shipping Digest, received 

Honorable Mention -- Feature Article for the July 2, 2007 Shipping Digest feature "Libation Logistics."  


    "We are very pleased that four members of our staff have been selected as 

recipients of the Tabbie Awards," said Jill Rodby, Vice President, 

Communications, Commonwealth Business Media. "These are very prestigious 

awards and are renowned for acknowledging the very best in journalism. To be 

acknowledged is a wonderful achievement and well deserved by our editors and 

art department."  


    About the Awards 

    Trade, Association and Business Publications International (TABPI; is a worldwide organization dedicated to bringing together editors working for English-

language publications worldwide, and to 

encouraging a common dedication to editorial ethics and excellence. TABPI's editorial and design awards

program, the Tabbies, is open to English language 

b2b publications in more than 40 countries. The 2008 Tabbie Awards featured more than 700 entries, with

nominations coming from the U.S., Canada, U.K., 

Australia, France, Ireland, Lebanon, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland and the United Arab



    About Commonwealth Business Media 

    Commonwealth Business Media Inc., a subsidiary of United Business Media Limited, is the leading

information provider to the global trade, 

transportation and travel market with comprehensive proprietary data, news and 

analytical content. Its leading brands include The Journal of Commerce, PIERS 

Global Intelligence Solutions, Official Airline Guide, Air Cargo World, 

Traffic World, and Aviation Industry Group, plus a number of directory 

databases covering the international trade, railroad and trucking markets. The 

company also produces more than 30 conferences serving the international 

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SOURCE  Commonwealth Business Media 


    CONTACT:  Jill Rodby of Commonwealth Business Media, 

              Vice President, 




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