The Maritime Executive began publishing in 1997. Each edition features executives from around the world and a case study on their company. Today, the publication has become the largest business journal in the industry with 28,000 copies sent six times a year to 127 countries. In 1999, the MarEx Newsletter was published once a month and sent to just 1,000 readers. Today, the newsletter is published five times a week and is sent to more than 60,000 subscribers. The Maritime Executive's website was launched in 1999 at, but it simply served as a platform for the magazine and newsletter. Today, the website is considered a news and editorial source for breaking news, opinions, videos and industry events. More importantly, both the newsletter and the website have become robust revenue sources for the company. [1]