It had been expected for weeks. Now it happened: as many as 30,000 regular readers now subscribe to our online News Mail service. This is confirmed by our Atlanta, Georgia-based email marketing platform MailChimp in their latest weekly statistics published Monday and evidenced by the screenshot.
Congratulations Carina! The 33-year-old Trade Lane Manager South America of forwarding agent EMO Trans GmbH’s Frankfurt, Germany office has become CFG’s 30,000 subscriber. “That's quite surprising and great news. I'm very happy to be your 30,000th sub and to see that you’ve got so many users,” was Carina’s immediate reaction after she was informed on becoming CFG’s record user.
Unique home coming feeling
The skilled forwarding professional is in the freight business for more than a decade, starting her professional career at Alfons Koester & Co. GmbH at the agent’s Frankfurt office. After a short stay in Barcelona she hired at Kitzinger + Co., becoming the air freight team leader there.
In 2015, EMO Trans convinced her to join the company, where she became responsible for managing temperature sensitive shipments flown from Central Europe to customers worldwide including caring about the company’s project business.
This was followed by a one-year episode at agent Quick Cargo Service GmbH where she became trade lane manager South and Central America. It ended last spring when Carina joined the EMO family again taking over responsibilities as Trade Lane Manager South America.
“When I first stepped into the EMO office on 1 April, it felt like being back home again,” she states. “Each single staff member is treated fairly and respectfully. But above all it is this unique team spirit in combination with the prevailing ‘we can attitude’ which I appreciate most of all.”
Painting South America blue
In May, Mrs Pilz spent three weeks in Chile, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia to meet and discuss business with the EMO staff at the agent’s stations in Santiago de Chile and Lima, including talks with the company’s local partners in Bogota and Quito.
“It was a highly interesting and rewarding trip enabling me a lot of insights and to establish numerous relationships,” she looks back contently.
“My aim is to put EMO Trans onto the South American map which I try doing in close coordination with our Road Development Manager Jean Paul, who is based in Miami and our team here in Germany.” A work sharing model agreed between the two EMO units with Carina becoming responsible to bring the South America project to life. “The subcontinent must sparkle in EMO blue,” she states enthusiastically.
… because CFG is highly credible
Dealing with Latin Americans isn’t a real challenge for Carina who knows the local’s mentality well since she spent seven months there and speaks Spanish excellently.
Mastering different languages, her mother is German, her father Iranian, was placed into her cradle. This surely helps to open new doors for the EMO Trans Group in South America.
And why did she decide to subscribe to CargoForwarder Global?
“Because your articles are clearly written and highly credible. Your platform delivers valuable information to the air cargo industry, and – in contrast to some others – you guys refrain from yard reporting despite your basic pro cargo attitude.”
Quite a statement !
Final remark from Managing Director Stefan Ritter of EMO Trans: “We are glad to have Carina on board who was very well received by our partners and colleagues in South America during her stay. She will be responsible for developing the business at the countries located at the western part of the subcontinent while I’ll be in charge for flying our flag in Argentina and Brazil.”
He adds to this that the Mexican market, the by far most important in Central America, shall be further developed in close coordination with a local partner.
CFG now in its 7th year
Having reached 30,000 firm subscribers is something we at CargoForwarder Global are rightly proud of:
We started back in 2012 with 600 subs on our weekly list, most of which were from the German freight forwarder scene. We decided in 2013 to reshape our homepage and concentrate on global air cargo coverage whereby we endeavor to select themes which target industrial hot spots, market trends and other important topics which are sometimes not given enough coverage in our industry.
This, we think, has paid off and the fact that 30,000 readers from all over the world join us every week, and sometimes twice weekly, gives us reason to believe that it was the right move.
We will continue along this road in the coming years in order to give the many forwarders, airport handlers, airlines, shippers, regulatory bodies and aviation educational institutions “Actual, Analytical and Professional” coverage.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our readers for their loyalty and interest during the past years.
Heiner Siegmund / John Mc Donagh