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March 2019

March 1, 2019

The beautiful city of Lima, Peru on the Pacific Ocean was the setting for the scenario of the 2019 JAS Latin America Sales Meeting on Feb 6 and 7, 2019.

The protagonists of the meeting were all JAS Sales Managers and Global Account Directors from the nine JAS subsidiaries in Latin America. All of whom did a fantastic job to make it a productive and dynamic meeting. It was an amazing time full of focused discussions and great integration.

The event was hosted by our Latin America Regional VP of Sales & Marketing,  Manuele Mazzacurati. The meeting resulted in a great success also thanks to the presence of several special guests such as Stefano Castellazzi (VP Sales & Marketing Italy); Stefano Olmi (VP Sales & Marketing APAC); Margarita Rubio( National Account Manager China), Tony Romano (VP Sales & Marketing USA), Stefano Redditi (EVP Sales & Marketing),  Adrian Emmenegger (JAS Americas EVP), Matt Ross (VP Supply Chain Solutions), Matthew Burgess (VP Global Ocean Consolidation Services), Lars Huebecker (VP of Ocean Freight Americas).

During the two days of activities, attendees had a chance to analyze 2018 results and set strategies for 2019. This, in addition to several workshops, focused on customer solutions.

We appreciated everyones participation and contribution to this event, which was great and well organized with the help of JAS Peru.

We look forward to a fantastic 2019, our great people will certainly make the difference!

From left to right : Phuritat Buppako, Franck Portet, Orathai Jitithikulchai, Noppadol Kiattisin, Vassana Lakhonchai and Sareeya Heebtamai
March 11, 2019
Asia Pacific

Franck Portet is the new National Sales Manager for JAS Thailand. In his position of Sales Manager, he is responsible for the strategic and tactical oversight of sales activities to ensure that the company objectives are accomplished.

Mr. Portet is originally from France and has over 17 years of experience in the freight forwarding industry and held various roles in his term with JAS ranging from Sales Executive, RDM, KAM. He commenced his  International Freight career starting out with JAS in  France in 2001, moved to Hong Kong in 2002 before  joining JAS Hong Kong in 2005 and JAS Shanghai in 2008.

He has accumulated a solid multicultural office management and sales leadership skills in Asia and has a Master's Degree in Business Management from the EDT school in France.

Franck has a wealth of experience in various verticals such as Manufacturing, Fashion and especially Automotive in China, where he spearheaded the development and growth of a the Global Accounts and MNC with his team of 7 key Account Managers.

​As the ASEAN leader in automotive production and sales (2.1 million cars in 2018), Thailand was able to join the top 12 automotive producers worldwide. The country is also the second largest country in Southeast Asia lending to a plethora of business opportunities available to our customers.

JAS wishes the best of success to Mr. Portet and his team.

We Elevate Our Game!

March 20, 2019

On March 8, 2019, JAS Colombia celebrated its 20 year anniversary.

The celebration took place in the city of Bogota, with enjoyable cocktails with JAS Colombia's most important clients. JAS Colombia was also delighted to be joined by JAS Worldwide Top Management as special guests at the celebration. These guests included Marco Rebuffi (Global CEO), Adrian Emmenegger (EVP Americas), Manuele Mazzacurati, Angelo Simpson, Maria Emilia Davila, Rindo Mariani, and David Gonzalez. All of whom had the opportunity to interact with  local clients as well as JAS colleagues.

Such an important milestone shines light on an important milestone for JAS Colombia, which is led by Maria Paula Eslava, its Managing Director. Many elements were obtained from this event: experience, strategy, internal synergies, and a team that  wants to work hard to make a difference.

JAS Colombia would like to especially thank their global network of colleagues for the support provided during these past 20 years.

March 21, 2019

At the 2019 Latin America Sales Meeting the JAS Latin America team had the pleasure of receiving a from Stefano Olmi (VP Sales Asia Pacific) and Margarita (BDM China). This was great opportunity to strengthen the bilateral relationship between the JAS Asia Pacific network and the JAS Latin America network. This meeting also allowed team members to discuss and agree upon strategies moving forward that will aid both regions in better serving their customers.

The presence of Margarita and Stefano in the meeting was commented and complimented by several important JAS customers meetings in Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina. Showing our customers that JAS cares all throughout out network.

As part of continuing this strategy several JAS colleagues from Latin America will visit the Asia Pacific region in the coming weeks. JAS APAC and JAS Latin America are sure that this will set the stage for a continuous growth and solid relationships between the two regions.

March 21, 2019

JAS is proud to be serving the alcoholic beverages industry. It is a global marketplace that ships hundreds of thousands of containers per year. JAS has been active in the alcoholic beverages industry for quite some time, working with customers on all continents to provide tailored services unique to their needs.

While already among the leaders in markets such as Italy, Hong Kong, and the Middle East in the Wine & Spirits industry, on October 1, 2018 JAS opened a new office in Bordeaux, France that is dedicated to the specialized needs of Wine and Spirits clients. Along with this new office, JAS also recruited a team of experts to better understand and aid customers.  JAS Wine & Spirits provides dedicated air and sea services to shippers and consignees in most world origin and destination markets.

JAS Wine & Spirits is competitive, agile, global, professional, and looks forward to providing clients with the best support available.

March 27, 2019

JAS Forwarding attended the 2019 Coverings Show which took place at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL from April 09th to April 12th.

Coverings Show is the largest event in the vertical sector of Stone, Granite, Marble, Quartzite, Travertine, Quartz and Tiles in North America housing over 1000 exhibitors and 15 thousands visitors in an area of 300.000 square feet. The International exhibitors are visiting from Brazil, India, Italy, Japan, Greece, China, Egypt, Turkey, Israel and Spain.

The outcome of the event was a success.  JAS Forwarding was located in the main passage making a high volume of clients passing our greetings. As a result of our past years development, market acknowledgement and support from our long term partnerships with manufacturers, other suppliers and consignees, the event provided a positive numbers of visitors exceeding 60 companies with either existing or potential business partners.  

For more than 30 years, Coverings has been the most predominant event for the ceramic tile and natural stone industry. Year after year, visitors from every facet of the tile and stone industry find Coverings to be the most important event to see thousands of new products, new suppliers and new technology to support future growth.

The exhibitors are divided between:

The next Coverings Show will be in New Orleans, LA as from April 20th till 23rd of 2020.


Mr. Leon Kouyoumdjian – Transpacific Trade Lane Director – USCOR
Mr. Arun NIkkan – India Trade Lane Director – USCOR
Mr. Manoel Versolato – Product Development Manager – BRSAO
Mr. Pablo Talledo – National Sales Director – ESMAD
Mrs. Rishma Patel – CHB Manager – USATL
Mr. Joao Machado – Natural Stone Vertical Director - USCOR