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JAS Chile Welcomes New Sales & Marketing Director

We are glad to announce that Ricardo Ortiz has joined the JAS family as Sales & Marketing Director JAS Chile.

Ricardo had more than 16 years of experience in the freight forwarding industry in Chile and the Latam region. He has a strong background on Sales Development, Product and P&L management. During the last 6 years held the role of Country Head of Ocean Freight and previously had several positions on the Sales area.

We are sure that Ricardo will be key to generate a boost on Chile growth.

Please join us in welcoming Ricardo to the JAS family!

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In Times of Crisis, Customers Turn to the Agile and Responsive Expertise of JAS

A JAS Success Story in Moving PPE

August 18, 2020

Reduced global air cargo capacity, blank sailings, carrier solvency, increasing port congestion, and last-mile delivery delays are adding to an ever-growing riskier global environment that threatens supply chains.

Uncertain times often require creative measures. As shippers look to replenish inventory levels as well as budget logistics costs in such an unpredictable environment, partnering with a freight forwarder such as JAS helps to reduce such risks and cost concerns.

JAS has always worked closely with shippers to offer solutions that balance planning with responsiveness and agility. The COVID-19 pandemic highlights this need as shippers continue to benefit from the expertise of JAS during this crisis.

For several years, JAS Italy has worked with several Italian Government institutions by serving their logistics requirements. The relationship has become even closer during the pandemic as JAS took charge of a certain Italian Government institution’s import/export distribution process to obtain and distribute Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) commodities.

JAS initially arranged shipments from China, Brazil, and South Africa mainly through general cargo urgent flights. However, as demand dramatically increased, JAS recognized that the available market capacity was not meeting the needs of its customers. As a result, JAS ramped up the use of charter flights to better meet customer requirements.  

Since February, JAS has moved millions of masks along with protective suits, visors, gloves, respirators, pulmonary ventilators, test tubes, and swabs.

By chartering flights, JAS was able to help other customers as well. For example, a German-based provider of medical and hygiene products turned to JAS to supply N95 masks to the governments of Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. JAS utilized multiple chartered flights from Shanghai to Frankfurt to distribute not only to the governments involved but also to pharmacies for wider distribution to non-governmental organizations and the public at large.

JAS was able to support customers in Peru, Colombia, and Mexico building southbound connections with the charter flights arriving to the USA from Asia.

The ability to rapidly charter flights between countries could not have been accomplished in such a quick and efficient manner without the expertise of the JAS World Air Freight Team (WAT) whose close relationship with a number of aircraft owners allowed JAS to find the right equipment, mostly 747-8 and 747-4 cargo planes, at the right time and in the right location for its customers.

Collaboration with JAS China was crucial as requirements for moving Personal Protection Equipment changed almost on a daily basis. Communication was a key success factor with JAS China establishing a daily communication channel to keep the whole JAS network up to date with the latest information.

JAS has now implemented full scheduled flight operations in the transatlantic corridor. Offering weekend flights from Chicago to Frankfurt and back.

JAS is also continuing special charter flights both with cargo aircraft or ghost flights from Shanghai to Chicago and from Hong Kong to Los Angeles.

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SERVICES

At JAS Worldwide the touchstone of our service is maintaining the highest standard of quality, which we uphold every step of the way. Whether you require air or ocean forwarding, or any of our other services – our four decades of experience combined with our outstanding staff and exceptional quality assurance systems, provide you with the utmost in worldwide freight forwarding services.

We’ve built our company based on customer satisfaction, and you can rest assured that your product is in the best of hands.

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EXPERTISE

Our Italian heritage has ensured that, for over 40 years, JAS has been perfectly positioned to understand the nature of the unique sectors we serve.  Whether it's automotive, aerospace, live animal transport, the fashion industry, or any of the other specialty markets we serve, our people have vast experience to handle your needs.

Our reach across the globe allows us to offer our clients the absolute highest quality forwarding service and supply chain management across all sectors in our portfolio.

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INDUSTRIES

Throughout our forty years in the freight forwarding business, JAS has handled a wide variety of forwarding transactions – and many of them. We understand the special needs that arise when working with various types of industries, and we’re adept at catering to each company’s particular requirements.

​Our staff members are specifically experienced in the industries they work with, and treat each project with the attention to detail that gets your product where in needs to be, on time – every time.

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Integrity in Service

Forwarding with passion

Integrity in service is corporate character paired with passion - a powerful mix of know-how, innovation, reliability, and responsibility. Our passion is to help companies work better through intelligent planning, reliable transportation, and advanced forwarding techniques.

Integrity in service is our ongoing pursuit

The challenges faced by society and companies are daunting and complex. For JAS Worldwide, these "challenges" are an opportunity to enable human progress. We call this integrity in service. For instance:

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