Air Cargo Week ex-editor Ian Martin Jones passes away; remembered fondly
June 20, 2019: Ian Martin Jones, former editor of Air Cargo Week and Heavylift and Project Forwarding, passed away peacefully in the early hours of June 16.
June 20, 2019: Ian Martin Jones, former editor of Air Cargo Week and Heavylift and Project Forwarding, passed away peacefully in the early hours of June 16. He was 72.
Jones had been in the editorial business for almost 50 years, including a 10-year period in Fleet Street and nearly 30 years editing publications covering air, sea and multimodal freight logistics.
Portcare International, a press relations consultancy for the shipping and logistics industry, issued a statement of Jones' passing away on behalf of his wife Anne.
"Ian was presented with the Seahorse Life-Time Achievement Award in 2012. He became editor of Air Cargo Week (ACW) shortly after its September 1998 launch, having previously edited Handy Shipping Guide. He remained at his post at ACW for 666 consecutive issues. He also edited Air Logistics China and Air Logistics Management," said the release.
Remembering Jones as a friend and cricket enthusiast, STAT Media Group editor-in-chief RK Patra said: "This is a very sad news. He was a personal friend to me and it is a personal loss. I knew he was ailing. We chatted two months back when he was convalescing after a skin graft. We talked about cricket just to veer his mind away from his health problem, but he was brave in facing it."
In October 2012, Jones took on the role of editor at Heavy Lift and Project Forwarding International magazine, were he remained until retirement in 2015.
Patra also recalled Jones contributing to STAT Media publications after his retirement. “He was a jovial, helpful man and a workaholic too,” he added.
Jones was loved by the air cargo and logistics industry. He will be deeply missed.
STAT Media Group offers condolences to the Jones family.