Release Date: 30 April 2005
Release ID: 57
Manchester, United Kingdom. On the 8th February 2005 Freightnet.com celebrated its 10th anniversary on the Internet. Having started its online life in 1995 as a directory of freight forwarders it has evolved into an immense resource of freight related information encompassing listings for road, rail and sea forwarders, shipping and airlines, sea and airports, software suppliers and much more.
Editorial Director of Freightnet.com, Paul Smith, has seen many changes within the freight industry regarding communications over the past 10 years. He says “Freightnet has been at the forefront of this and is recognised as the leading resource for freight information and services around the world and this is reflected in the new version released to celebrate our tenth anniversary.”
“By the end of 1995 we had around 38,000 visitors which has progressively grown over a decade cumulating in over 361,000 unique visitors in 2004 which produced 3.85 million page impressions and we handled over one million freight enquiry emails.”
After several months of development its 10th anniversary edition is now live and still offers free listing but also includes Premium membership plus advertising opportunities therefore increasing exposure for companies wishing to promote their services to a wider audience. It is packed with additional features and listings and now boasts over 20,000 companies and over 11,000 pages.
Over the coming months Freightnet visitors will see further enhancements expanding the existing sectors and categories making it an essential tool for freight professionals.
James Conroy, CEO of Freight Forward International says “We have been listed in Freightnet.com for several years. It has brought us many enquiries through the email enquiry system which allows interested parties to contact any of the listed companies and from what we see it is actively used globally.” Furthermore, he adds “I can see that the new version of the site will increase our exposure and we are upgrading to a Premium Listing to maximise our potential.”
Paul Smith concludes “for the future, the Freightnet strategy is to retain our position by striving to provide up to date information, news, features and enhancements thus maintaining a top-quality global freight community.”
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