JAS Forwarding (Uganda) - SMC Limited was successfully incorporated on the 23rd of March 2018.
This new entity will enable JAS Projects - Oil & Gas to demonstrate local content when competing for projects related to the country's oil field and refining development. The company is located within the Kampala office of Kenfreight, which will handle any local operations.
JAS Projects - Oil & Gas looks forward to serving the community in Uganda!
As of Monday March 20, 2018, JAS Forwarding (USA) is now assisting CBP and TSA on its initiative to provide enhanced security for air cargo coming into the United States.
The Air Cargo Advanced Screening (ACAS) initiative was created by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to gather data concerning the parties and commodities involved in air cargo prior to its loading on an aircraft at a foreign port. The initiative is currently in the pilot phase, allowing CBP to collaborate with the air cargo industry to determine the most effective means of achieving the desired regulatory results without affecting the speed of air cargo operations. CBP extended the ACAS pilot program last year in hopes of getting more participation. Government officials have stated that mandatory compliance with ACAS may be expedited due to a recent scare concerning an IED found on a plane headed for the United States. This prompted an emergency order requiring stricter scrutiny of air cargo by TSA Administrator David Pekoske. Growing terrorist concern has already prompted six airlines to comply with this requirement on all cargo originating from certain countries.
"Technology innovation remains a cornerstone of our mission to ensure worldwide transparency and an efficient supply chain for our customers by delivering their cargo on time and securely," said Laurie Arnold, Regulatory Compliance Officer at JAS Forwarding (USA). "As an early adopter and one of the few Forwarders participating in the ACAS pilot program, we are sharing information with CBP further back in the supply chain to help identify high-risk air shipments into the U.S. while accelerating the movement of low-risk shipments."
JAS Forwarding (USA) has partnered with Descartes Global Logistics Network to collect house bill information directly from its Cargo Wise enterprise system to file directly to CBP without any manual intervention, thereby; increasing data quality and velocity.
“The majority of ACAS pilot participants consists of airlines and express carriers, but has lacked forwarder participation. Representing the forwarding community, we have the chance to help write the rules before we are subjected to their requirements," says Sommer Sampson, Corporate IAC Security Coordinator at JAS Forwarding (USA). "We're excited to be an active part in the ACAS pilot and committed to enhancing readiness for the regulation when it is issued." Ms. Sampson is the lead 24hr contact with CBP NTS (National TargetingCenter), along with team member Fabienne Jolly Corporate Compliance Coordinator, CCS. Sampson states, “Getting on board with this initiative was no easy task and we could not have done it without the assistance of our IT Special Projects division...... It was truly a team effort.”
On the 11th of April, Mr. Bruce Ning, General Manger for Northern and Central JAS China, was invited to conduct a talk to a group of MBA students from Vlerick Business School in Belgium. Vlerick Business School is a triple-accredited, international business school at the heart of Europe – ranked number one in the Benelux for executive education.
The venue was held at the JAS Shanghai office where more than 35 MBA students attended the talk. The topics covered by Mr. Ning included company introduction, snapshot at trade in China, export and import market, e-commerce market and case studies. The group was extremely interested in the topics and asked a lot of questions related to the forwarding industry. Some participants raised the question about AI and the potential role it may play as a game changer in the logistics and freight forwarding industry.
Mr. Ning concluded by saying “it is an honor for JAS to be able to share with Belgium’s best and brightest minds about how things work in the logistics business and freight forwarding’s role in global trade."
With road conditions and the situation continuing to remain volatile in the eastern part of the Central African Republic, the flow of relief cargo to the area has been steadily hampered.
Mali, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Southern Sudan are destinations where the need of relief cargo is dire, and difficult to traverse.
The Yemen war has been defined as the world's worst humanitarian crisis, with the conflict continuing on since 2015. This war creates limited logistic availability when it comes to relief cargo getting to the locations where it is most needed.
At JAS Aid & Relief we strive to deliver relief cargo to those in need, to remote locations, and hard to get to areas.
We are available 24/7 to support any demand in emergency logistics. Contact us today to discuss how we can help you reach those in need.
The beautiful city of Bogota, Colombia was the location chosen for the 2018 Latin American Sales Meeting. The annual meeting is an event where all JAS Sales Managers and Global Account Directors from the nine JAS subsidiaries in Latin America meet and discuss the past year, goals, and strategies for the future.
This year the event was hosted by JAS Latin American Regional VP of Sales & Marketing, Manuele Mazzacurati. The meeting was a great success and strengthened synergies at the regional and global level, as attendees were also privileged with the presence of several special guests such as the JAS VPs of Sales & Marketing of the USA, Tony Romano, and Asia, Stefano Olmi, JAS VP of Air Freight, Gregor Vrhunc, and JAS Americas EVP, Adrian Emmenegger.
During two days of activities, attendees had the chance to analyze 2017 results and outcomes and set strategies for 2018. This, in addition to several workshops, focused on customer service and business development.
JAS Latin America appreciates everybody´s participation and contribution to this event, which was great and well organized with the help of JAS Colombia.
We look forward to a fantastic 2018, our great people will certainly make the difference!