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Page 26 • AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • APRIL -MAY 2017 people on the move Champ opts for track and trace voice control luXEMBouRG-headquartered Champ Cargosystems has launched Traxon Air Cargo Tracking on Amazon Alexa, delivering a voice-controlled track and trace service. The integration enables voice interaction, allowing users to obtain air waybill status using voice commands with Alexa. Customers get up-to-date shipping information by saying, “Alexa, open Cargo Trace” or “Alexa, start Cargo Trace.” The service is currently available for lufthansa Cargo, Turkish Airlines, Cargolux, saudia Cargo, Airbridge Cargo, Ethiopian Cargo, Finnair Cargo, American Airlines Cargo, Emirates Cargo, Delta Cargo, Air Canada Cargo, Iberia Cargo, Atlas Air, leisure Cargo, Air Berlin, polish Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Japan Airlines, Cathay Pacific Cargo, Nippon Cargo, singapore Airlines, Asiana Airlines Cargo, and Qatar Airlines Cargo. other airlines will be added to the list. Alexa is Amazon’s cloud-based voice service for devices including the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Tap, Amazon Fire TV and Fire tablets. The more the user interacts with Alexa, the more it adapts to user speech patterns, vocabulary, and preferences with new features (and skills) continually being added. Tony Barnes Fabienne Bricaud Lloyd to leave Virgin Atlantic John Lloyd, director of Cargo at UK-based Virgin Atlantic Airways, is to leave the company after 30 years. The company issued a state- ment confirming the move saying: “John Lloyd has decided to leave award-winning Virgin Atlantic Cargo for a fresh new challenge at the end of September. “We will certainly be sad to see John go, but one of the many contributions he has made is to build a strong team with an amazing reputation for customer service and incredibly strong customer relationships, driven by an honest and straightforward style which our customers trust and find easy to do business with. We would like to thank John for his tremendous contributions and accomplishments over the 30 years he has been with us and we wish him all the best in the future.” Virgin Atlantic is a prolific winner of industry awards including Cargo Airline of the Year, which it has won 15 times. # Tony Barnes has been appointed chief operating officer Asia Pacific for Seko Logistics. Based in Hong Kong he will also lead the company’s global ocean product as senior vice president Ocean Services. He brings more than 25 years’ experience in the shipping, freight forwarding and logistics industry in sales and marketing, business de- velopment, operations and general management roles, including more than 20 years in Asia. Prior to joining Seko, he was senior vice president global ocean product development North America at Ceva, and previously also held the posts of senior director of Maersk and executive vice presi- dent of Arshiya Interna- tional. In his new role Barnes takes over the role vacated by James gagne, who assumed the post of president of Seko Logistics at the start of 2017, based at its global headquarters in Chicago. Barnes is responsible for ensuring profitable operations and service ex- cellence in Greater China and leader- ship over the Seko Affiliate Network within Asia Pacific Region. # fabienne Bricaud has been ap- pointed global head of people for Worldwide Flight Services (WFS). As the world’s largest cargo han- dler and a leading provider of ground handling and technical services, WFS employs 18,000 staff at 188 major airports in more than 22 countries on five continents. Bricaud started her career in the telecommunications and engineering sector with Alcatel-Alsthom, working with its division in France and interna- tionally. In 2013, she became Group HR Director for Mobivia Groupe, Eu- rope’s largest independent automo- tive maintenance and repair services group which employs over 22,000 people. In her new role, Fabienne will be based in Roissy and report direct- ly to Craig Smyth, ceo of WFS. As one of the world’s largest cargo handlers and provider of ground han- dling services, WFS employs 18,000 staff at 188 airports in more than 22 countries on five continents. # Veronica Papacosta has been appointed chair of Australia’s new national seafood industry body Sea- food Industry Australia (SIA). Papacosta was elected after the board after the board of seven di- rectors met in Melbourne to discuss nominations. The new chair elect is the current managing director of Sydney Fresh Seafood group, and has been a driver of the SIA project to create the new national peak body for the Australian seafood industry. # Alexandra Dahl-Augustin has been promoted to senior manager head of marketing and communications for Swiss WorldCargo based in Zurich. Dahl-Augustin joined the carrier in December 2014 and since then she has been responsible for building key accounts. Before joining Swiss WorldCargo she held various positions in passen- ger sales with several airlines. Dahl-Augustin holds an MBA in sales and marketing from Danube Universi- ty Krems in Austria. A German nation- al, she is proficient in German, English and has basic knowledge of French and Spanish.