HCB now part of Cargo Media

On April 2, 2015 the business and assets of HCB Publishing Ltd were acquired by Cargo Media Ltd, a company within the St James’s House Group.

Cargo Media will continue to publish the monthly HCB magazine, and continue to provide industry with business-critical information through the HCB Live website and HCB Weekly newsletter.

The change of ownership will provide HCB (formerly Hazardous Cargo Bulletin) with the financial backing to explore new markets and territories and to enhance its information delivery to readers, says the company. Plans are already in place to publish HCB Monthly by way of an e-zine, delivered to all 23,000 subscribers to HCB Weekly, as well as in hard copy. Further ahead, HCB will be launching HCB TV and its own branded events.

Long-time editor Peter Mackay, with nearly 22 years at HCB, will remain at the helm, aided by existing and new contributors. Cargo Media will be applying its client liaison team to seek out new promotional opportunities for clients and expand HCB’s global circulation.

Meanwhile, says Cargo Media, it is very much business as usual, with the HCB team out on the road to meet industry partners at the spring events, including FPS Expo, ILTA, COSTHA, Transport Logistic, FECC Congress and the VCA Dangerous Goods Seminar.