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Page 28 • AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • DEC 2017- JANUARY 2018 Virgin Atlantic Cargo has named Paul fallon as director Commer- cial and Business Development and Tania Wilson as director Operations. The changes follow Dominic Kennedy’s promotion to managing director of Virgin Atlantic Cargo in August. Fallon began his career in Vir- gin’s commercial team in 2003 and later spent over five years as head of Business Development before taking the post of director Cargo Operations and Business Develop- ment in August 2015. Wilson, who will take up her new post in January 2018, is cur- rently head of Safety at Virgin At- lantic, responsible for flight safety, ground operations safety, engi- neering safety, cabin safety and occupational health and safety. She joined Virgin Atlantic from Airbus UK in 2001 as a develop- ment engineer and took up her existing role in 2013. In their new roles, Fallon and Wilson will be based at Virgin’s VHQ headquarters near London Gatwick Airport. # Air cargo industry veteran Des- mond (Des) Vertannes has been appointed non-executive chair of cloud-based cargo management platform e-Cargoware. The platform conforms to IATA e-AWB specifications and manag- es cargo, sales and operations. Paul Fallon Tania Wilson Virgin Atlantic adds directors Police warn more scams are hitting NZ businesses New Chinese freight hub CHINESE delivery firm SF Ex- press has inked a deal with the Hubei provincial government to build a freight airport. The airport will need an investment of CNY5 billion and will be built in the city of Ezhou. A joint venture of Hubei Provincial Transport Investment Group, Shenzhen SF Taisen (a wholly-owned subsidiary of SF Express) and Shenzhen Nongyin Airport Investment will manage the project. The airport is expected to handle 2.45 million tonnes of cargo annually by 2025. NZ POLICE have warned of an overseas-based scam hitting NZ businesses. One or more freight companies and air cargo carriers are involved unwittingly. Detective sergeant Michael Cartwright of the Auckland fi- nancial crime unit said scammers were using forged invoices to swindle local companies out of expensive electronic industrial equipment. This scam first came to light earlier this year and police say it recently resurfaced. Cartwright explained the scam- mers send the forged invoices to businesses requesting various electronic and industrial equip- ment such as computers, phones, camera equipment and hard drives. The invoices request the com- panies to ship the goods to a NZ freight company which is instruct- ed by the scammers to forward the goods on to an overseas address. The company supplying the items is then left out of pocket when they bill the relevant organ- isation which has no knowledge of the order, with the goods having already been shipped overseas and unable to be re- covered by the time the scam is discovered. Cartwright said companies could avoid falling victim to the scammers by staying vigilant and looking out for suspicious signs. “Poor English is a common identifying factor in the scam and the emails will often contain false phone numbers and email addresses,” he said. “We encourage companies to check the legitimacy of any invoice and if they receive an invoice similar to those de- scribed, they should immediately contact the relevant organisation to check its legitimacy before sending any goods.” IATA to improve, widen CEIV net THE International Air Trans- port Association (IATA) says 2018 probably will see a pilot program for CEIV-Live Animal certification, as well as the potential of CEIV Fresh for perishables. JFK okayed for new cargo terminal NEW York’s JFK Airport has been okayed to spend US$132 million to upgrade its cargo facilities.