After a couple of fantastic years, JAS Netherlands faced some challenges the second half of 2016. A couple of events happened more or less simultaneously on the staffing side. Losing both branch managers at almost the same time, was in the end the climax of these events.
Fortunately we have been able to find great replacements and I’m happy to introduce our new core team:
The team is excited about the improvements made and is completely ready to support all of you moving forward. So bring it on!
As informed in March by our CEO, Mr Marco Rebuffi, JAS Worldwide and GreenCarrier Freight Services (greencarrier.com) have formed a strategic alliance with the intent to expand trade and business between the Nordic and Baltic Sea region and the rest of the world.
Since then, a sales and operations meeting took place with JAS EMEA Management. Martin Spitzli – JAS EMEA VP of Air, and François-Xavier Mollet – JAS EMEA VP of Sales, both participated to Greencarrier’s Country Management meeting in Gothenburg to integrate our two companies. Martin Spitzli also participated in Riga (Latvia) to their Air Freight Management meeting.
On his side, Brahim Jarmache – JAS WW VP Agents, is working diligently to organize all the necessary set-up with each Greencarrier country offices in order to guarantee a smooth operations and netting integration.
Now, the focus is on our mutual development to make sure we have a full grip on the potential of our development. For this, one important milestone was the selection, by François-Xavier and Martin Svantesson – CCO of Greencarrier Freight Services, of Global & Multinational Accounts that JAS and Greencarrier will target and develop together. These companies are mainly local multinationals like Alfa Laval, Huqsvarna, SKF, Eletrolux, Ericsson, Tetra Pak, among others.
The strength of Greencarrier together with our JAS Network now allows us to propose a unique service opportunity for these target accounts and we cheer for our mutual development with them in the near future.
If you have any rate and/or service requirements to develop business with Greencarrier, please send your request to the following persons:
See Below the countries that Greencarrier covers:
A luxury Italian fashion brand with the nickname “King of cashmere”, which was chosen by a member of the royal family has entrusted JAS to provide top quality logistics services from Italy to one of the most important and rising consumer markets for the brand in China and Macau.
The journey of the garment on hanger, flat packs, handbags, accessories and CITES items start in Italy with JAS offices handling the air freight to Hong Kong, Shanghai and Macau.
With an extensive China network, JAS also handle delivery into 9 shops in China and direct shipments to other China cities like Beijing, Changchun, Chengdu, Dalian, Harbin and Nanjing
Shipments arriving into JAS Hong Kong logistics center in Tsing Yi will be pick and packed and then delivered into 3 local shops in Hong Kong.
In Macau local orders will be sent as cross-dock shipments by feeder. Strategically and efficiently located, the JAS warehouse in Macau is 2km from the pier, 3km from Wynn Macau and 12km from Cotai. With a total area of 5,000 sqf, fully air-conditioned and state-of-the-art security systems including web-enabled CCTV monitoring system, security card access system, motion detectors and 7x 24 security patrol installed, we are proud of the lead time we achieve for the customer. Next day local shop delivery can be achieved for delivery order put in customer’s system before 1:00p.m. the previous day.
We are excited to announce that our Antwerp team has moved to a new location in the harbor area of Antwerp.
We spent the previous six years in a building about a mile away from our new location -- our old office served us well but we couldn't be more excited about our new space.
Our new office has been stripped and refurbished to a high standard to offer light and space, which adds to the well-being of our human capital.
The new office, on the fourth floor of one of Antwerp oldest harbor office buildings , is overlooking the dock activities of the port. Staring outside, we watch the docking and loading of the vessels and containers, it makes it a lively place to work in, in the middle of the action….
It has been an exciting six years for JAS Belgium, and we look at this new location as the start of another chapter in our history. We'll be hosting a happy hour soon for our vendors and customers, and if you're in the area, feel free to stop in and say hi!
Also Brussels airfreight office will be moving shortly, in the next issue, we’ll tell you everything about that move.
JAS Macau Tailored Warehousing & Distribution Service
One prestigious Italian fashion conglomerate, listed in Hong Kong, entrusted JAS for a one stop shop supply chain solution from Europe to Hong Kong and Macau. Thanks to the close connections of the IT systems of the two companies, visibility of the supply chain can be seen by our customer in a timely manner.
The journey of the garment on hanger, flat packs, handbags, accessories and CITES items start in Italy and other European countries with a JAS office handling the air freight and documentation for importation into Hong Kong and Macau.
Shipments then arrive into the JAS Hong Kong logistics center in Tsing Yi for piece level picking and packing, scanning and system update. Macau local orders are then sent as cross-dock shipments by feeder.
Strategically and efficiently located the JAS warehouse in Macau is 2km from the pier, 3km from Wynn Macau and 12km from Cotai. With a total area of 5,000 sqf, fully air-conditioned and state-of-the-art security systems including web-enabled CCTV monitoring system, security card access system, motion detectors and 7x 24 security patrol installed, we are proud of the lead time we can achieve for our customers. Good receiving record will be in the customer’s SAP system by 11:00 p.m. the next day, and next day local shop delivery is accomplished from the delivery order put into the customer’s system before 1:00p.m. the previous day.
Window display items are arranged via special night local delivery services in order to not affect any day time sales activities in retail shops. JAS is ready to provide flexible and tailored services to fashion customers as we have experience serving most high-end fashion brands for more than 35 years and we can say proudly that “fashion is in our DNA”.
During the last months, JAS EMEA was delighted to strengthen its structure in our Sales and Ocean Product structures, in order to better support our regional development and our global development.
On the Sales side, JAS EMEA invited Mrs Hilary Bragg – formally JAS WW Strategic Business Unit Manager, to become our JAS EMEA Regional Tender Manager. Hilary started with us in January and already brought great added-value to our region, giving now support to all EMEA countries and to the other JAS regions.
To support Hilary’s team, arrived a couple of month ago Mr Alberto Pittaluga whom is now responsible for all regional air freight tenders and also engage in building very productive automated rating templates.
On the Ocean Freight side, our EMEA Ocean Product Vice-President, Mr Volker Beneke, recently structure his import and export ocean lane product management which will allow to improve our buying power and to better support, in various aspects, the EMEA countries and our Network.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Sven Marsand as Regional Procurement Manager Import & Jens Appel as Regional Procurement Manager Export. Both have an excellent background in Ocean Freight Procurement, have worked for JAS Germany before and are ideally located to take on the new challenges.
The Regional Import Procurement goes Live this month, while the Ocean Export Procurement will be fully operational as from July 2017. See below the new EMEA Regional Ocean Freight Org Chart along with roles & responsibilities.
Dynamic new site expands content richness to help visitors learn about JAS
Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAS Worldwide. is inviting visitors to explore its newly launched website. The site has been designed to offer the ultimate user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality while allowing customers and other information seekers to see the full service portfolio JAS offers.
Created with the user experience in mind, the site includes many new features to help visitors quickly and easily navigate and find the freight forwarding, logistics, and supply chain service information they need. New features include:
Visitors to the new site can stay informed with the latest JAS and industry news through the regional news pages. The news section of the site contains rich online content such as technical information, press releases, featured services, and newsletter stories. This content is easily accessed from the footer of any page, regional landing pages, as well as via the RSS ticker at the top of the home page.
JAS Worldwide is committed to providing service at a level of excellence that exceeds every industry standard and it does so at a competitive price. JAS accomplishes this by creating an environment that encourages and rewards our employees on reaching their full potential by emphasizing quality service to our customers.
Gothenburg and Atlanta. March 7, 2017 – Greencarrier Freight Services and JAS Worldwide (JAS) announced today the launch of a logistics alliance
Under the alliance agreement, JAS and Greencarrier Freight Services will provide freight and logistics services through JAS´ global network and Greencarrier's extensive operations throughout the Nordics and the Baltics. Both companies will represent each other exclusively in their respective territories.
"Greencarrier has a strong position in the Nordics and Baltics and this alliance with JAS Worldwide gives us a wider International scope and great potential to serve our customers worldwide," said Stefan Björk, majority owner, Greencarrier.
"We are delighted to launch this alliance between JAS and Greencarrier Freight Services. This expansion of our services with Greencarrier underscores the important role the two companies have in the global forwarding and logistics industry," said Marco Rebuffi, President and CEO of JAS Worldwide.
Greencarrier is one of the Nordic region’s largest privately owned companies specializing in global transport solutions. Greencarrier Freight Services is a part of Greencarrier group and employs 650 people in 13 countries. Greencarrier Freight Services offers flexible transport and logistics solutions. Our domestic market is the Nordic and the countries around the Baltic Sea. Our independent position enables us to select the best options for our customers.
About JAS Worldwide
The company was founded in 1978 in Milan, Italy and expanded into the Americas in the 1990s. While Europe and the USA can be expected to always play a huge role in the organization, significant importance has been set lately on expanding the JAS footprint within the Asia Pacific Region. JAS has made major investments throughout this area within Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. As this area continues to grow, so will the presence of JAS Worldwide..
JAS has also made significant investments in the Latin America markets; Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Panama. Today JAS covers 80+ countries with 240+ offices and agents and has over 4.000 employees globally.
Greencarrier Freight Services
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Six months after the earthquake that destroyed the historic city of Amatrice, in the province of Rieti, JAS ITALY committed since the early hours as an emergency connection with the National Civil Protection for the logistical and transport assistance, also set off a commitment for civic solidarity for the people hit by the earthquake.
As an active part in the campaign "Together for Torrita di Amatrice", JAS ITALY donated a prefab structure to the Commander of the local police of Amatrice, Mr.Gianfranco Salvatore, whom suffered the loss of his life partner and the total destruction of his house.
The transfer of the prefab from the manufacturer's factory, in the province of Bergamo, up to Amatrice, took place on 24 February by Pepa Transport Society (a JAS partner for truck transport ).
Once the unload and installation of the building was completed, a representative of JAS ITALY, along with representatives of other associations participating in the campaign of solidarity, proudly handed the keys of prefab to the Commander Salerno, who greatly appreciated with immeasurable gratefulness and appreciations.
JAS continued its commitment to expanding its customer base in sales meetings held the first week of February in Cassano D’ Adda, Italy. As the top management and sales team members from JAS Italy gathered at Fort Viscontea for the 2017 sales meeting, they were joined by JAS Worldwide President and CEO, Mr. Marco Rebuffi, and JAS Executive Vice President (EVP) of Sales and Marketing, Mr. Stefano Redditi, via live stream from the Global Administration Campus in Atlanta, USA. This important meeting was also joined and had representation on a global scale from all three JAS Regions ; Asia Pacific (APAC), EMEA (Europe, The Middle East, & Africa), and The Americas.
Representing JAS APAC was Mr. Tomas Sonntag EVP of APAC, Mr. Roderick Hoffman of Thailand, Mr. Christian Wolf Managing Director Japan, Mr Marc Michelmann of Singapore, Daniele Iussa of Thailand, Mr. Giuseppe Favrin of Japan, Andrea Azzimonti Sales in China, and Marta Masetto of Hong Kong.
Representing JAS EMEA was Mr. Stephane Jarmache President U.A.E., and Andrea Avitabile Sales U.A.E..
Representing JAS Americas was Mr. Claudio Testa President JAS Mexico and Ariel Vaccaro Managing Director Argentina.
The two days of meetings were focused on how to grow sales in JAS Italy, one of the most important areas of business for JAS. The meetings aid the entire team in growing, getting new ideas, and strategiszing together. Collaboration is one of the most important ways that a team can grow, and these meetings aimed at facilitating that collaboration.
Mr. Stefano Redditi is quoted saying “JAS Italy did a fantastic job in organizing this meeting, the message was clear and I am sure the local sales team is ready to tackle 2017! I particularly liked the town hall style session when the colleagues from overseas were asked specific questions from the Italian colleagues audience” .
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