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January 2021

January 4, 2021
Americas

JAS Argentina is proud to announce that it has been certified as a "Great Place to Work" for the December 2020 to December 2021 period.

Great Place to Work is an independent research and consulting company that evaluates an organization's company culture and team members' experiences while at work through an annual survey.

The Great Places to Work certification shows that JAS Argentina has a strong commitment to teamwork and is continuing to develop a strong work culture based on values and purpose.

Patricio Pranzetti, managing director of JAS Argentina, said about the certification, "I am very proud to be part of this journey, and we are all looking forward to continuing to grow and contributing to the amazing JAS Americas team."

Congratulations, JAS Argentina!

January 4, 2021
Global

Atlanta, USA. JAS Worldwide today announced that its subsidiary, JAS Brazil, has acquired 100% of the shares of Sonave Logistica. The acquisition closed on Jan 1st, 2021.

Sonave has been JAS Brazil’s exclusive Agent in Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais) and Curitiba (Parana) for the past 10 years, providing freight and logistics services.  The two companies have successfully expanded their global business during the ensuing years. Sonave Logistica, founded in 1983, has been owned and managed by Leonardo Abreu and Ricardo Nunes, both of whom will remain with the company in executive functions.

“Joining JAS Worldwide is the logical outcome of a successful relationship, opening new opportunities for our employees and customers”, said Leonardo Abreu, President of Sonave Logistica.

“The integration into JAS Worldwide, especially as we take advantage of JAS’ strong suite of global IT solutions, will bring better visibility and reporting capabilities for our clients and increase our competitiveness in the market”, said Ricardo Nunes, President of Sonave Logistica.

The two companies have similar values and complement each other in their geographical footprint.  

Of the acquisition, Adrian Emmenegger, Executive Vice President of the Americas at JAS Worldwide said, “We are pleased to welcome the Sonave team to the JAS family and look forward to the growth the combined company will bring - because people do make the difference.”

About JAS Worldwide

JAS was founded in 1978 in Milan, Italy. Over the last four decades, JAS has grown from regional roots to a global force. Today, JAS covers 90+ countries with 335+ offices and official agents and has over 4,000 employees globally.

www.JAS.com

January 10, 2021
EMEA

JAS is proud to keep the world moving and to always be there for our customers. When a customer was faced with the challenge of moving a Rapid Fire Fighting Intervention Vehicle, they knew that they could turn to JAS to get the job done effectively, efficiently, and on time.

To successfully handle the vehicle's movement the team loaded the vehicle, which weighed approximately 7500Kgs, onto a 1 x 20ft main deck pallet where it then flew from Luxembourg to Dubai.

JAS handles challenges like this one daily, keeping a team of experts ready to utilize the vast JAS Network to handle any situation that comes about for customers.

This project was implemented and executed successfully by JAS Germany to the highest standard in quality and to the satisfaction of the client. Great job, JAS Germany!

January 20, 2021
Asia Pacific

We are delighted to announce that JAS China is now certified as an Authorized Economic Operator – AEO.

The certificate covers the whole Mainland China and its accreditation encompasses a high level of security and legality in trade compliance. It is recognized globally as a mark of quality which strengthens JAS' capability in offering a full range of premium Value-Added Services to our clients in China.

A well-deserved accreditation for the excellent work that the JAS China professional Customs Solution Team has worked so hard to achieve.

If you would like any further information, please contact us!

January 20, 2021
People

Please join us in welcoming Candida Hastuti to the PT JAS Worldwide Indonesia team.

Hastuti joins the JAS team with a wealth of experience, with over 22 years experience working in forwarding companies prior to joining the JAS Team. She comes with the vast and crucial knowledge of the intricacies involved in the forwarding industry that will serve her well as she takes on the role of Surabaya Branch Manager for JAS Indonesia.

Prior to joining JAS Indonesia, she was associated with DAS Cargo, DHL Global Forwarding Indonesia, and Panalpina Indonesia in various capacities.

Hastuti will be vital to helping the JAS Indonesia in Surabaya Branch to develop and increase the performance of the branch. She will be also a part of sales team and will help to growth the network in that capacity as well.

With Hastuti's experience, we are confident that she will bring great value to JAS and help us to continue growing our business positively.

January 21, 2021
People

It is a great pleasure to announce the arrival of Diedrich ten Caat as the new National Sales Director for JAS Netherlands, effective January 4th 2021.  

Caat brings a vast experience and sales leadership in the Dutch freight forwarding industry, including a Country Sales Management and Key Accounts Management positions in Expeditors, CEVA and DHL. His skills and market knowledge will certainly better align the subsidiary structure with our company goals and ambitions, so his arrival at the beginning of this new and challenging year could not be better.

January 26, 2021
Americas

Happy International Customs Day! We at JAS are thankful for our customs compliance team, and its adaptability as regulations have changed throughout the pandemic. Despite these constant changes and the new challenges that came with COVID-19, the implementation of USMCA, and the China 301 exclusions, the team has continued to stay up-to-date as they have navigated customers through the ever-changing regulations.  

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increased focus on importing and exporting items such as PPE, thermometers, and sanitizers. Our customs compliance team quickly gathered information about these items and it was able to help customers import large volumes of these goods under the updated FDA guidelines required under the Emergency Use Authorization. To better guide our clients through these changes, the team hosted a well-attended webinar focusing on these requirements.

Seeing the positive response to the previous webinar, a few months later, JAS hosted another popular webinar on USMCA which replaced NAFTA. This webinar provided training and discussed key points about the new requirements of USMCA.

Additionally, at least ten clients received individualized training on various topics from USMCA to how to classify their goods. JAS issued a record number of client advisories this past year to assure that our clients were up-to-date on the latest changes to the regulatory environment. To help clients avoid paying additional duties on imports to the USA, we advised them about the 301 China Exclusions.  

We are thankful for our customs compliance team's efforts in making sure our clients have the latest information. Together we are making a difference!

January 26, 2021
EMEA

Happy International Customs Day from the JAS Italy team.  While 2020 was unprecedented in many ways, we are proud of our team and its ability to adapt as they navigated through many changes while maintaining high professionalism levels.  

JAS has always worked closely with all of its customers to meet their specific needs and help navigate them through regulations, and this past year was no different. When the COVID-19 situation emerged, regulations were changing rapidly. One customer approached the JAS Italy team needing to import two large "modules for setting up field hospitals." As JAS guided the customer through the import process and reviewed all of the paperwork for the shipment, they realized that the goods had duties on them. The customer was unaware that these goods were duty-free under the "emergency duty-free operation" as they were going to be used to help fight the pandemic. Thanks to our customs operators and our team's expertise, the client declared the goods duty-free, thus saving them money.

In other COVID-19 efforts, the JAS Rome branch cleared more than 2,000 AWBS containing urgently needed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) commodities that were used to help address the health crisis in Italy. Thanks to JAS Customs Partners and the supervision and support of the Italian Customs Agency, these goods were quickly cleared so they could be delivered wherever needed.  

We are thankful for the JAS Italy team's efforts as they helped guide customers through the rapidly evolving regulations. We are passionate about giving our customers the best service available and we know that People Make the Difference!

January 26, 2021
Asia Pacific

Happy International Customs Day from all of us at JAS Worldwide! As we recognize International Customs Day, we would like to thank our JAS China Logistics team for all that they have done this past year to help customers navigate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) regulations and become Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) authorized.

Since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, countries worldwide saw an increased demand for PPE. With China being the world's largest PPE manufacturer, many customers needed to know how to navigate PPE export regulations from China.

The JAS China Logistics team understood these concerns and helped customers navigate the regulations by preparing a PPE Export-related Operational Manual. This covered the detailed requirements related to suppliers' qualifications, certifications, packaging, and cargo description based on China's official regulations. These requirements changed day-by-day when the demand initially emerged in the market. Therefore, the JAS China Logistics Team closely monitored the latest changes and created a total of 8 versions of the Operational Manual for customers between March and May 2020. This ensured the latest updates were provided to customers so that they would have access to the most up-to-date information.

Throughout this time, JAS managed customs declaration documents for customers to ensure shipments reached their destinations on time. In addition, the JAS China Logistics Team provided a critical service for customers dealing with PPE export cargo by ensuring all documents were in order, as any mistake in customs declaration documents could result in delays of customs clearance, cargo space booking, and cargo departure. The JAS China Logistics Team consistently provided this important document-checking service before customs declaration, and this extra measure helped customers avoid any potential cargo delays.

The PPE export regulations provided a list of approved PPE suppliers, often called a 'white list.' Any suppliers outside the 'white list' cannot export PPE overseas. Based on our overseas customers' requirements, the JAS China Logistics Team went the extra mile by verifying the PPE supplier's qualifications, documents, and packaging to ensure all regulations were met and there were no delays in the export process.

While guiding customers through the complex PPE export requirements, the JAS China team became certified as an Authorized Economic Operator – AEO. The certificate covers all of Mainland China, and its accreditation reflects the high level of security and legality in our trade compliance. It is recognized globally as a mark of quality, strengthening JAS' capability to offer a full range of premium Value-Added Services to our clients in China.

This International Customs Day, we are thankful for all of the ways that the JAS China team has gone above and beyond in guiding our customers through the customs process. Our people truly do make the difference!

January 28, 2021
Global

JAS Worldwide, the global freight forwarding services provider headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is pleased to announce that it has signed a Share Purchase Agreement with Geopost, the international parcel division of French group La Poste, whereby JAS will acquire Tigers, a freight forwarding and supply chain management subsidiary of Geopost, once all regulatory approvals have been obtained from the relevant authorities.

Since its creation in Hong Kong in 2011, Tigers has developed a suite of tech-enabled integrated logistics services, from freight forwarding to omni-channel supply chain management, for corporate clients around the globe. Tigers operates through 70 offices in 10 countries, including 32 state-of-the-art omni-channel distribution hubs, and has 935 employees.

Marco Rebuffi, CEO of JAS, says: "Through the acquisition of Tigers, JAS is broadening its range of logistics services, adding omni-channel supply chain management capabilities, supported by advanced digital solutions, to help our customers ramp up their B2C e-commerce operations. JAS' and Tigers' teams share the same entrepreneurial spirit which has underpinned the success of both companies and will ensure the continuous development of the enlarged group".

Olivier Storch, Geopost Executive Vice President for Asia-Pacific & Americas, says "Geopost has, at an early stage, identified the development potential in Tigers' innovative approach to logistics. Under the Geopost parentage, Tigers has delivered an impressive growth on the back of booming e-commerce. With its global footprint and vast experience in solving the logistics challenges of its customers, JAS is the ideal partner to bring Tigers to the next step in its successful journey".

JAS is advised by BNP Paribas and Eversheds Sutherland. Geopost is advised by OCFA and RHTLaw Asia.

About JAS Worldwide

JAS was founded in 1978 in Milan, Italy. Over the last four decades, JAS has grown from regional roots to a global force in freight forwarding. Today, JAS covers 90+ countries with 335 offices and official agents, and has over 4,000 employees globally.

About Geopost

Geopost, owned by the French group La Poste, is the holding company of DPD Group, the largest international parcel delivery network in Europe, whose 77,000 experts deliver every day 5.3m parcels to clients around the globe.

January 4, 2021
Americas

JAS Argentina is proud to announce that it has been certified as a "Great Place to Work" for the December 2020 to December 2021 period.

Great Place to Work is an independent research and consulting company that evaluates an organization's company culture and team members' experiences while at work through an annual survey.

The Great Places to Work certification shows that JAS Argentina has a strong commitment to teamwork and is continuing to develop a strong work culture based on values and purpose.

Patricio Pranzetti, managing director of JAS Argentina, said about the certification, "I am very proud to be part of this journey, and we are all looking forward to continuing to grow and contributing to the amazing JAS Americas team."

Congratulations, JAS Argentina!

January 26, 2021
Americas

Happy International Customs Day! We at JAS are thankful for our customs compliance team, and its adaptability as regulations have changed throughout the pandemic. Despite these constant changes and the new challenges that came with COVID-19, the implementation of USMCA, and the China 301 exclusions, the team has continued to stay up-to-date as they have navigated customers through the ever-changing regulations.  

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increased focus on importing and exporting items such as PPE, thermometers, and sanitizers. Our customs compliance team quickly gathered information about these items and it was able to help customers import large volumes of these goods under the updated FDA guidelines required under the Emergency Use Authorization. To better guide our clients through these changes, the team hosted a well-attended webinar focusing on these requirements.

Seeing the positive response to the previous webinar, a few months later, JAS hosted another popular webinar on USMCA which replaced NAFTA. This webinar provided training and discussed key points about the new requirements of USMCA.

Additionally, at least ten clients received individualized training on various topics from USMCA to how to classify their goods. JAS issued a record number of client advisories this past year to assure that our clients were up-to-date on the latest changes to the regulatory environment. To help clients avoid paying additional duties on imports to the USA, we advised them about the 301 China Exclusions.  

We are thankful for our customs compliance team's efforts in making sure our clients have the latest information. Together we are making a difference!

January 20, 2021

We are delighted to announce that JAS China is now certified as an Authorized Economic Operator – AEO.

The certificate covers the whole Mainland China and its accreditation encompasses a high level of security and legality in trade compliance. It is recognized globally as a mark of quality which strengthens JAS' capability in offering a full range of premium Value-Added Services to our clients in China.

A well-deserved accreditation for the excellent work that the JAS China professional Customs Solution Team has worked so hard to achieve.

If you would like any further information, please contact us!

January 26, 2021

Happy International Customs Day from all of us at JAS Worldwide! As we recognize International Customs Day, we would like to thank our JAS China Logistics team for all that they have done this past year to help customers navigate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) regulations and become Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) authorized.

Since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, countries worldwide saw an increased demand for PPE. With China being the world's largest PPE manufacturer, many customers needed to know how to navigate PPE export regulations from China.

The JAS China Logistics team understood these concerns and helped customers navigate the regulations by preparing a PPE Export-related Operational Manual. This covered the detailed requirements related to suppliers' qualifications, certifications, packaging, and cargo description based on China's official regulations. These requirements changed day-by-day when the demand initially emerged in the market. Therefore, the JAS China Logistics Team closely monitored the latest changes and created a total of 8 versions of the Operational Manual for customers between March and May 2020. This ensured the latest updates were provided to customers so that they would have access to the most up-to-date information.

Throughout this time, JAS managed customs declaration documents for customers to ensure shipments reached their destinations on time. In addition, the JAS China Logistics Team provided a critical service for customers dealing with PPE export cargo by ensuring all documents were in order, as any mistake in customs declaration documents could result in delays of customs clearance, cargo space booking, and cargo departure. The JAS China Logistics Team consistently provided this important document-checking service before customs declaration, and this extra measure helped customers avoid any potential cargo delays.

The PPE export regulations provided a list of approved PPE suppliers, often called a 'white list.' Any suppliers outside the 'white list' cannot export PPE overseas. Based on our overseas customers' requirements, the JAS China Logistics Team went the extra mile by verifying the PPE supplier's qualifications, documents, and packaging to ensure all regulations were met and there were no delays in the export process.

While guiding customers through the complex PPE export requirements, the JAS China team became certified as an Authorized Economic Operator – AEO. The certificate covers all of Mainland China, and its accreditation reflects the high level of security and legality in our trade compliance. It is recognized globally as a mark of quality, strengthening JAS' capability to offer a full range of premium Value-Added Services to our clients in China.

This International Customs Day, we are thankful for all of the ways that the JAS China team has gone above and beyond in guiding our customers through the customs process. Our people truly do make the difference!

January 10, 2021

JAS is proud to keep the world moving and to always be there for our customers. When a customer was faced with the challenge of moving a Rapid Fire Fighting Intervention Vehicle, they knew that they could turn to JAS to get the job done effectively, efficiently, and on time.

To successfully handle the vehicle's movement the team loaded the vehicle, which weighed approximately 7500Kgs, onto a 1 x 20ft main deck pallet where it then flew from Luxembourg to Dubai.

JAS handles challenges like this one daily, keeping a team of experts ready to utilize the vast JAS Network to handle any situation that comes about for customers.

This project was implemented and executed successfully by JAS Germany to the highest standard in quality and to the satisfaction of the client. Great job, JAS Germany!

January 26, 2021

Happy International Customs Day from the JAS Italy team.  While 2020 was unprecedented in many ways, we are proud of our team and its ability to adapt as they navigated through many changes while maintaining high professionalism levels.  

JAS has always worked closely with all of its customers to meet their specific needs and help navigate them through regulations, and this past year was no different. When the COVID-19 situation emerged, regulations were changing rapidly. One customer approached the JAS Italy team needing to import two large "modules for setting up field hospitals." As JAS guided the customer through the import process and reviewed all of the paperwork for the shipment, they realized that the goods had duties on them. The customer was unaware that these goods were duty-free under the "emergency duty-free operation" as they were going to be used to help fight the pandemic. Thanks to our customs operators and our team's expertise, the client declared the goods duty-free, thus saving them money.

In other COVID-19 efforts, the JAS Rome branch cleared more than 2,000 AWBS containing urgently needed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) commodities that were used to help address the health crisis in Italy. Thanks to JAS Customs Partners and the supervision and support of the Italian Customs Agency, these goods were quickly cleared so they could be delivered wherever needed.  

We are thankful for the JAS Italy team's efforts as they helped guide customers through the rapidly evolving regulations. We are passionate about giving our customers the best service available and we know that People Make the Difference!

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