IAN Ackerman has re-joined the DCN as editor, replacing David Sexton who has held the position since 2015. Mr Ackerman was previously deputy editor and senior journalist on the DCN, and journalist on Lloyd’s List Australia.

He has also worked on myriad other news publications in Australia, Turkey and elsewhere.

DCN publisher Lloyd O’Harte said Mr Ackerman’s appointment marks the start of a new era for the publication.

“We are very happy to have Ian onboard. He has years of experience reporting on the Australian shipping and maritime logistics industry and will be a valuable addition to the DCN team,” Mr O’Harte said.

Mr Ackerman said, “It’s a tremendous honour to be appointed editor of the DCN, with its history stretching back to 1891. These are big shoes to fill and I hope to live up to the high standards that my estimable predecessors have set”.

Mr Ackerman can be reached via email at ian.ackerman@thedcn.com.au and via telephone on 02 9126 9708.