Ocean Freight Directories – Ad Rate Card

15,000 copies of the GREATER CHICAGO OCEAN FREIGHT DIRECTORY printed annually.
10,000 copies of the PORT OF DETROIT WORLD HANDBOOK printed annually.
Both editions completely revised and updated annually.

Your Gateway to the Industrial Midwest’s Exporters and Importers
Access to the decision-makers who control overseas routings

The annual reference guides to the shipping lines, agents, marine terminals, intermodal facilities and other maritime/international trade services available in these two major export/import hubs. Whether routing via St. Lawrence Seaway, Inland Waterway System (barge) or offshore U.S. or Canadian Landbridge Ports, our users have access to the contact and reference information they need.


The 12 Midwest states of Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas, Kentucky and Tennessee combined to total over 25% of U.S. export dollar value

Distribution Facts:

  • Comprehensive Midwest distribution to large and medium-size exporters and importers, both industrial and agricultural.
  • 90 percent of distribution is to traffic managers and trading companies which are active today in ocean freight export/import.
  • Selected distribution in key locations where trading companies and brokers control freight destined to/from the Midwest, such as New York, Houston, New Orleans, Atlanta and Los Angeles.

Black and White Ad Rates (per edition) РClick on small ad examples for FULL size image.

Full Page Ad
Receives a FREE listing
on this Web Site
* $1,175.00 U.S.
9.5″H x 7.25″W
Half Page Ad
Receives a FREE listing
on this Web Site
* $940.00 U.S.
4.75″H x 7.25″W
Third Page Ad
Receives a FREE listing
on this Web Site
* $695.00 U.S.
3.125″H x 7.25″W
4.625″H x 4.625″W
Sixth Page Ad
* $495.00 U.S.
2.375″H x 4.625″W

* All Display Advertisers receive free Boldface Listing(s) under appropriate category(s)

  • Boldface¬†Listing(s) only $195.00 U.S.
  • Our customers also receive free copies of each edition in which they advertise.
  • Payment is due with order and is payable by check, money order, Visa, MasterCard or American Express. Agency Commission of 15% is available to recognized Advertising Agencies.
  • Call for special location rates (covers, etc.).
  • Color¬†is also available at additional price.

Publication and Printing Specifications

Offset printing, perfect bound. Page (trim) size: 8.5″ x 11″. Inside pages black-and-white. Color Section (spot color and 4-color process available – call for additional cost). Cover 100# coated (call for spot color and 4-color additional cost).

Halftones 133 screen or more. Negatives-to-size preferred; right reading; emulsion side down. Camera-ready artwork accepted. Ad copy on computer disk accepted in Windows PC (Adobe Illustrator or Quark Xpress) format. Disk must include copies of any artwork (TIFF, EPS, BMP, PICT) or fonts used. Also provide paper version for verification. Other formats (including Macintosh) accepted but any conversion charges will be billable