Together with Gosselin Logistics, and Ahlers, JAS Forwarding Belgium NV receives recognition for actively reducing its impact on the environment.
Antwerp - Belgium - December 15th, 2017
JAS Belgium is pleased to announce that it is one of the first of three forwarders in Belgium to receive the Lean & Green Award presented by the VIL (Flemish Institute for Logistics) and the VEA (Union for Forwarders in Antwerp). The award recognizes companies who commit to reducing their CO2 emissions with at least 20% over a period of five years. As a service provider, JAS does not having any transport means of its own making this goal challenging!
JAS Worldwide - Belgium needed to compose an extensive Plan of Approach, measuring current CO2-emissions and presenting present and future efforts to reach the 20% goal. By linking every aspect of that plan to a key performance indicator, the JAS team would also be capable of measuring the impact of every part of the plan. The Plan of Approach was checked and verified by the University of Brussels, acting as a neutral evaluating party. As of December 2017 JAS - Belgium received the Lean & Green Award, recognizing efforts on reducing the carbon footprint.
As a freight forwarder JAS controls a number of of supply chains, so it does have the power to create a modal shift. Together with our customers JAS analyzes their current streams and pro-actively looks for potential improvements within their supply network. JAS not only raises awareness and highlights the importance of sustainability within the JAS organization, but also amongst its customers and suppliers.
Sam Jespers, Implementation Manager at JAS Forwarding Belgium, is convinced of the necessity of initiatives such as Lean & Green, “Sustainability is a topic high on the agenda of the majority of our customers. By participating in the Lean & Green program we concretize our efforts. Our Plan of Approach isn’t an informal statement but a true effective action plan! I’m glad we’re in this together with Gosselin and Ahlers. Together, we can achieve more.”
To contact Same Jespers or Bruno Gerardis, JAS Belgium Managing Director, use the contact form link at the bottom of the JAS Belgium web page HERE.
Week 1, 2018 Montevideo, Uruguay.
When an Expedition Cruise Vessel on route to the Antarctic was in urgent need of a critical spare part, JAS Uruguay was ready to take on the challenge. As per information received from their part supplier, the part would need to arrive in the Falkland Islands, Mount Pleasant Airport (MPN) on Wednesday January 10th in order to be received on time.
There is only one commercial airline operating to MPN once a week and it has a limitation of weight and height per piece transported because of the narrow bodied aircraft that is used for the route. It was not possible to reduce the packaging size or to split the critically needed spare part into smaller packages for transport.
Therefore, JAS Uruguay chartered a small aircraft to ensure our customer that the transport was carried out as fast as possible, as well as meeting the required weight and height limitations for their cargo. After permits and approvals were acquired and met, a direct flight was planned using a Lear Jet 35 aircraft.
The pilots removed a few seats to get the space needed for the cargo and used a small crane in order to charge and discharge the piece. After 2 hours and 40 minutes of flight from the origin, the piece arrived safely and on time at MPN Airport.
Orders with short notice are commonplace in this industry and cruise supply companies have to live with them. At JAS Uruguay, we have passion for finding solutions to these kind of problems and acting as a reliable partner for these companies.
Congratulations to our Air Export team, whose hard work and dedication made this happen.
JAS Worldwide is proud to sponsor the efforts of 12 employees as they take on the 200-mile Reebok Ragnar Tennessee Relay Run, March 23-24, 2018.
This event goes on for 48 hours and consists of each team having a member run part of the distance, passing the baton to the next team member as they complete their section of the run. This run is different from others as it requires a team to be dedicated enough to work and train with one another to achieve their goals.
In addition to the time and dedication these JAS runners put into training for the run, they will also be working to raise money for the St. Jude Children Research Hospital through their run. The team goal is to raise at least $4,000 through donations.
This group of dedicated runners will be running as the “JAS Foreign Legionnaires." The group includes Stefano Redditi, Matthew Burgess, Peris Johnson, Scott Kimel, Khuyen Vo, Graeme Robinson, Scott Luchenbill, Sandra Manfredi, Dan Dunlavy, Alessio Profeti, Manuele Mazzacurati, and Fritz Belinga.
Stefano Redditi, EVP Sales & Marketing at JAS Worldwide, spoke about the challenge:
“I am looking forward to this new challenge. This is a complex event. Running 200 miles non-stop, day & night, requires a group of physically and mentally prepared people. The ‘logistics’ of the event is not a joke. We will split our 12-person team into 3 person sub-teams. We will then use two vans to coordinate transport of the runners. One van will follow the current runner while carrying two additional team members, meanwhile the 2nd van will shuttle the next 3 runners from the base camp located about mid-course to the next point.
What is most important though, is that we are going to raise money for the St Jude Children Research Hospital. St. Jude is a childrens hospital that advances cures and means of prevention for catastrophic diseases that affect children. At St. Jude, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion, or a family’s ability to pay. We are proud to be running to help raise money for this hospital.”
Redditi added, "I would like to thank JAS Worldwide and in particular, our global CEO Marco Rebuffi, for supporting the JAS team!”
JAS is proud to be sponsoring these employees as they take on this challenge.
If you would like to support the JAS Foreign Legionnaires and donate to St. Jude Children Research Hospital, please click the button below.
At the recent Intersolution fair in Ghent, Belgium held in January 2018, JAS Belgium received recognition from their customer, Vikram Solar, for their outstanding services provided to them. Vikram Solar is a globally recognized leading solar energy solutions provider, specializing in high efficiency PV module manufacturing and comprehensive EPC solutions. With international presence across 5 continents, they are an active contributor in shaping the solar revolution.
JAS Belgium manages Vikram Solar's European supply chain, covering warehousing, brokerage services and distribution within the region. JAS’ experience in handling solar panels of all kinds helps Vikram in their day to day supply chain, adding value and expertise towards their customers. JAS Belgium is delighted to have Vikram aboard.
Adding in the fact that JAS Belgium recently received a Lean & Green Award, both JAS and Vikram Solar strive towards making progress in sustainability!