As the old saying goes, “all good things come to an end.”
And - I’m no exception to that rule. After just on fifty wonderful years in the aviation business, I feel it’s now time for me to slow down and donate most of my energy to the family, especially to the grandchildren. Not an easy decision for me as the aviation scene with its ever-changing scenario, will be in my veins forever.
Although officially at retirement age nine years ago, I am proud that Heiner Siegmund asked me to join CargoForwarder Global in order to assist him in building up what has in the meantime we
think become one of the industry’s best-known air cargo reporting portals.
I reckon we can be justly proud of our track record during the past years and this is shown by the fact that CFG now has just over 30.000 firm subscribers. It has been a wonderful adventure, one which has kept me personally au-fait on a day-to-day basis on changes in the industry.
Actual, Analytical, Professional - that has been our motto these past years and I’d like to think that our reporting has always been true to this motto.
I will be stepping down as Associated Partner as of December 31st, 2019 and wish to thank our readers as well as Heiner and the team for the wonderful time together and wish you all the very best for the future.
However, “out of sight is not out of mind“ - and although that although no longer a member of the CFG team, I have agreed, on Heiner’s request, to keep my eyes open and contribute interesting articles when they pop up or give a helping hand whenever the need arises.
I could never have imagined fifty years ago when I started my career with Trans World Airlines (TWA), that this long flight would be so wonderful, sometimes bumpy, but always with happy landings.
John Mc Donagh
John's exit leaves a large gap
John Mc Donagh, long-time Associated Partner of CargoForwarder Global, has decided to end his commitment for personal reasons. A step we fully respect but deeply regret.
Over the years, John has engaged in CFG matters 24/7/365, and contributed valuable topics to our online portal, among others the much-read Breaking News or Exclusives which often have been cited by other media.
Without his participation and dedication, the rise of the CFG to a worldwide read portal would have been hard to imagine.
In addition to the loss of a cargo veteran who knows the air freight business from A to Z due to his managerial carreer in aviation followed by his leading role at CFG, we will miss John’s wise advice and his balancing character very much.
Although his farewell seems to be irrevocable, it leaves speculation for a “soft Jexit” as indicated in the Irish born gentleman’s “Slow-Down” announcement. There we are sure that he'll keep his eyes open and contribute interesting items should hot topics pop up. This gives hope to read more from John from time to time as 2020 arrives. And that’s the good news within the bad news delivered by him.
John, we wish you, Gabi, your entire family and your beloved Eintracht Frankfurt soccer club the very best and like to thank you for your enormous engagement and support shown over the many years.
All the best, Heiner
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