JAS Forwarding is pleased to present the new management team for our important Trade Lane Germany – USA. Benjamin Gundlach, based in Munich, just joined JAS Germany as the new Trade Lane Director for the US beginning of May, 2016. Before he joined JAS Germany, Benjamin worked as Trade Lane Manager in Munich for the last one-and-a-half years, right after returning from Atlanta, GA, where he worked as a Trade Lane / Sales Manager also with focus on Germany.
His counterpart, Bjoern Wiede, Trade Lane Director for Germany and based in Atlanta, GA is a german-educated freight forwarder living since 13 years in the USA. Bjoern joined JAS beginning of February and most recently worked as Trade Lane Manager for the USA and Europe with a major forwarder.
With Germany being one of the top 5 trading partners for the USA and the USA being the No 1 trading partner for Germany, “Made in Germany” as a seal of quality is highly recognized amongst US companies driving exports and imports between both countries. Most German companies have since long established a foothold in the US market and are supplying American companies and consumers with their products and vice versa.The main industries that drive the trade between these economic powers have for several years remained but are not limited to manufacturing, healthcare and chemical, and of course, the Automotive industries.
Benjamin’s and Bjoern’s focus will be to intensify JAS customer relations with German and American prospects, develop new business initiatives and also expand the current business relationship with our local and global JAS customer base geared towards their trade lane.
The current customer service oriented setup in both countries, with Air and Ocean services as well as Brokerage solutions is making JAS a strong and reliable partner for any customer needing freight forwarding services. Besides JAS own weekly consolidated ocean container, which is routed through our gateway in Hamburg to Charleston, SC we have regular air freight consolidations in place with two or more uplifts per week from the gateway in FRA to IAH, ATL, SFO, ORD and JFK.
Next to intensifying new and current customer relations, the team’s goal is also to increase the existing range of services. The plan is to also implement consolidation services in the USA with regular air freight schedules to Frankfurt and additional consolidated ocean containers to the USA and vice versa.
JAS Germany and JAS USA have committed themselves to push the growth and the customer satisfaction on the USA – Germany trade lane and we are excited to welcome Benjamin and Bjoern to the team to spearhead this initiative.
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