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April 2021

March 31, 2021
People

JAS Brazil is excited to announce the appointment of Mr. Guilherme de Oliveira as the Branch Manager at our JAS CPQ Branch - Campinas / SP office, adding his expertise to the JAS team.

Oliveira is 37 years old and joins us with a 15-year career in Supply Chain Management, with experience in air, sea, and road transport; budget management, P&L, and strategic control; competencies of operational innovation and competitive market intelligence.

Oliveira graduated with an MBA in Business Administration, Logistics and Supply Chain and also a Black Belt in the Six Sigma program during his performance in the Electronic Industry segment, in addition to participating in logistics and consolidation projects in the USA, at the bases of Miami, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

JAS welcomes Oliveira into the team with great expectations, and believes that together we will make a difference.


Com grande satisfação divulgamos a vocês que nomeamos neste mês de março o Sr. Guilherme de Oliveira como o Branch Manager em nossa Filial JAS CPQ- escritório de Campinas/SP, somando forças e sua expertise na equipe JAS!

Oliveira tem 37 anos e se junta a nós com uma trajetória de 15 anos em Supply Chain Management, com experiência no modal aéreo, marítimo e rodoviário; gestão de budget, P&L e controle estratégico; habilidades de inovação operacional e inteligência competitiva de mercado.

Formado com MBA em Administração de Empresas, Logística e Cadeia de Suprimentos e também Black Belt no programa Six Sigma obtido durante sua atuação segmento de Indústria Eletrônica, além da participação em projetos de logística e consolidação nos EUA, nas bases de Miami, Chicago, San Francisco e Los Angeles. Recebemos Oliveira em nossa equipe com grande expectativa, e acreditamos que juntos faremos a diferença.

Desejamos ao Oliveira boas-vindas à Família JAS e sucesso em seus novos desafios conosco.

April 1, 2021
EMEA

JAS takes pride in making a difference for our customers. Therefore, when a major oil and gas customer in Saudi Arabia reached out to our team needing to move an oversized and critical shipment from Spain to Jeddah, JAS was able to help with the urgent request.

Working together, the Saudi and Spain teams created a solution to help the customer get the urgently needed cargo on short notice. The teams arranged the load and placed the earliest possible booking utilizing a JAS partner with a sailing from Spain to Jeddah.

Thanks to the collaboration of our teams across the world, JAS safely and quickly moved the critical shipment to the customer's complete satisfaction. At JAS, our people really do make the difference.

April 5, 2021
Global

Even before the Suez Canal blockage the shipping industry was facing extreme congestion levels in many ports across the globe, including those in the USA, Canada, South Korea, China, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. With demand remaining high, port congestion challenges will continue for months to come with increased volumes, restrictions due to COVID-19 requirements, and missed berthing windows.

Even if the Suez Canal is now open, the operational impact of a week blockage will have a ripple effect lasting for weeks:

  • A further deterioration of schedule reliability and additional equipment unbalance is to be anticipated even on Trade-Lanes not directly related to the Suez Canal.
  • Some steamship lines have stopped accepting new bookings from Europe to USA until end of April.

Marine terminals at the U.S. ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are experiencing some of the worst congestion, with anchorage times often exceeding a week. In March, the United States passed another stimulus bill, while at the same time, COVID-19 infection rates are decreasing, multiple states are relaxing COVID-19 restrictions, and the number of people vaccinated continues to grow. Consumer spending and retail imports are predicted to remain high, and even increase, throughout the spring and summer months, providing the ports with no relief when it comes to congestion.

While it can be challenging to avoid port congestion, there are some ways to minimize the impact of port congestion and plan for success.

  1. Explore alternative gateway ports that face less congestion. With the congestion on the U.S West Coast, many are exploring other port options such as the Port of Seattle. Alternatively, some are choosing to bypass the U.S. West Coast altogether in favor of going through the Panama Canal and up the East Coast.
  2. Plan ahead. At this time, planning ahead is key and booking shipments as soon as possible can help keep your supply chain moving. With the current equipment shortages and severe congestion at ports, some levels of delays are almost unavoidable. Therefore, it is important to build extra time into your schedule to account for the current conditions.
  3. Consider utilizing other shipping methods. As in non-pandemic times, ocean freight affords the opportunity for cost reductions when compared to airfreight. However, the lead time is much longer than airfreight. When facing time constraints, air freight may be a more viable option. Another option to consider is LCL Ocean freight, smaller but more frequent shipments can keep your supply chain moving. While LCL also faces congestion issues it is much easier to be flexible and by splitting product on more vessels, better chance that cargo gets moved using multiple vessel/ports to get product through. Talk to your JAS representative for options on alternative shipping methods that fits your needs.
  4. Stay in contact with your JAS representative. With the increased port congestion, it is more important than ever to stay in contact with your local representative so that you are aware of arrival times, equipment availability, and market conditions.

For more information on how to navigate the current port congestion, contact a JAS representative.

For more information about current ocean market conditions, read our most recent ocean market update: https://www.jas.com/market.

April 5, 2021
EMEA

Sometimes it just happens. In this case, there was a production delay for two complete extrusion lines for plastic pipes. Our Italian customer needed the pipes immediately in order to fulfill a contract.

With the help of JAS and Atlas Air, on-time delivery was no problem! JAS Bergamo and JAS New York immediately organized seven full truckloads and delivered them directly to the JAS Chicago HUB. Upon arrival, they were immediately loaded onboard a JAS Blue World Atlantic charter flight and arrived at the destination in time to fulfill the contract. Just another example of customized solutions saving our customers time and money while meeting their complex needs. Our people and services, such as Blue World Atlantic, really do make the difference!

April 5, 2021
Americas

Another successful JAS charter flight has taken place. This challenging delivery was coordinated by JAS Brazil.

The transportation load included 80 cubic meters with more than 30 tons in total volume. There were 3 collection points from the various shippers in Poland. In additon to the usual complexity shipments such as these require, all the drivers at each and every border crossing were covid-19 tested up until the final drop off destination at Milan.

The flight departed from Milan headed to the Recife airport. From the pick ups in Poland to the arrival to Recife, within 120 hours, JAS organized the operation time attending our customer needs, so customer factory have not stopped. Our team was extremelly engaged to show that in JAS People Make The Difference in a daily basis, and that is why we have been getting good results. The whole process was closely followed up by JAS team, from fiscal documents check, fumigation of the pallets, cargo labeling, storage, ground transportation, aircraft loading and unloading.

April 9, 2021
EMEA

The Italy-American Chamber of Commerce Southeast is promoting a digital event that aims to provide valuable information to Italian PMI in the Region. Specifically, this event is geared for companies interested in exploring new opportunities in the United States, related to either the Interior Design market or the Food & Beverage industry.

The event is in Italian and free of charge.

JAS couldn't miss this event, so please join our experts Stefania Poli and Giuseppe Roberto, Route Development Managers dedicated to the American Market, and  Stefano Noè, Product Manager for the Food & Beverage Division.

Our team will explain in detail how JAS reacted to the consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak, that affected the Supply Chain of our respective industries.

Furthermore, on April 23rd, Companies will have the opportunity to inquire about any specific needs through a speed-meeting session, where our experts will be available to answer to any questions.

April 13, 2021
Americas

March 21, 2021, marked the end of the 7-month truce period between the employer of the longshore men working at Canada's Port of Montreal and the Union representing its longshoreman. Once the truce period ended, a strike could be called at any time with only 72 hours pre-notice. This weekend, the Union sent a notice to call a partial strike.

The union management has stated that as of April 13, the longshoremen will no longer work overtime or participate in any training activities. If no agreement or truce is reached by April 17, union members will no longer work on the weekends.

This comes after the port, which is the largest in Eastern Canada, saw a substantial drop in volume reduction after many businesses began to divert cargo to other ports such as the Port of Halifax due to fears that a strike would occur.

The looming strike threatens to put further pressure on ports that are already under stress due to a global container and equipment shortage.

As the situation continues to develop, please do not hesitate to contact your local JAS representative to discuss alternative options and raise any questions you might have.

Ever Given re-floated in Suez Canal
April 15, 2021
Advisories

The Ever Given was successfully re-floated within the Suez Canal at 15:04 local time on March 29th.

Yesterday it was revealed that the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) formally arrested the Ever Given pending settlement of around $916 million. An Egyptian judge granted permission for the SCA to seize the vessel after it lodged the compensation claim against its Japanese vessel owner, Shoe Kisen.

The SCA says it intends to maintain the vessel’s arrest until the claim is paid, a position that has caused fury among the ship’s insurers and ship managers, and led charterer Evergreen to investigate whether it could use a court order to treat vessel and cargo separately.

The SCA claim includes $300m for salvage and $300m for “loss of reputation”, which appears set to be rejected by the vessel’s insurer, the UK P&I Club, which revealed it had already made a compensation offer to the SCA this week.  

Release from the UK P&I Club:

“Despite the magnitude of the claim, which was largely unsupported, the owners and their insurers have been negotiating in good faith with the SCA.
“On 12 April, a carefully considered and generous offer was made to the SCA to settle the claim. We are disappointed by the SCA’s subsequent decision to arrest the vessel today. We are also disappointed at comments by the SCA that the ship will be held in Egypt until compensation is paid, and that its crew will be unable to leave the vessel during this time. The SCA has not provided a detailed justification for this extraordinarily large claim.
“The grounding resulted in no pollution and no reported injuries. The vessel was re-floated after six days and the Suez Canal promptly resumed its commercial operations.
“The claim presented by the SCA also does not include the professional salvor’s claim for salvage services, which owners and hull underwriters expect to receive separately. The P&I aspects of the claim are relatively modest, with the exception of a claim for loss of reputation, which is disputed.”

Ian Beveridge, CEO of the vessel’s manager, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM), also voiced his concern over the arrest.

“The SCA’s decision to arrest the vessel is extremely disappointing. From the outset, BSM and the crew on board have cooperated fully with all authorities, including the SCA and their respective investigations into the grounding.

“This included granting access to the voyage data recorder and other materials and data requested by the SCA,” Mr Beveridge added.

Evergreen said it had begun to look at other ways to free cargo trapped on board, adding: “In order to lift the arrest order as soon as possible, Evergreen is urging all concerned parties to facilitate a settlement agreement to be reached.

“Meanwhile, Evergreen is investigating the scope of such a court order and studying the possibility of the vessel and the cargo on board being treated separately,” it said.

BMS said the Ever Given’s classification society, the American Bureau of Shipping, had completed its inspection following the incident and it had “been declared suitable for onward passage to Port Said, to be assessed again before departing for Rotterdam”.

April 19, 2021
Americas

The team at the Porto Alegre branch of JAS Brazil is continuing to grow its position in the southern market. Every day the team expands their expertise in air, overland, and sea transport. JAS' dedicated team has the know-how to serve customers from all industries and assist with any demand. The JAS team at Porto Alegre has the necessary resources, knowledge, and technology to help you navigate the highly complex logistics and supply chain processes.

The JAS office is located in the center of Porto Alegre, the state capital, which is considered the fifth economic hub in Brazil with various industries, including auto companies and footwear manufacturers.

The difference in the JAS ability to meet the expectations of the Rio Grande do Sul market is the customized service and our teams’ dedication to meeting the needs of the current market while ensuring excellent results as well as cost reduction, and optimization of deadlines.

JAS understands all stages of the process are critical in achieving the best outcomes.

Count on JAS, where people make the difference!


A equipe JAS da filial de Porto Alegre vem aumentando a cada dia o seu posicionamento no mercado sulista e ampliando sua expertise no transporte aéreo, rodoviário e marítimo. Temos um time dedicado com know-how para atender clientes de todos os seguimentos. Nosso time atualmente está posicionado como consultor para ajudá-los em qualquer demanda com total capacidade de executar processos de alta complexidade em todos os modais da cadeia logística.

O escritório da JAS é localizado no centro de Porto Alegre, capital do estado, considerada o quinto polo econômico do Brasil com a presença de grandes empresas automobilísticas, calçadistas e diversas indústrias. Um território atrativo e com grandes oportunidades de negócio.

Nosso diferencial para atender as expectativas do mercado do Rio Grande do Sul está no atendimento customizado, a dedicação do nosso time garante resultados excelentes com redução dos custos e otimização dos prazos diante do atual momento desafiador do mercado.

A JAS entende que todas as etapas do processo são importantes para atingir os melhores resultados.

Conte com a JAS, aqui as pessoas fazem a diferença!

April 20, 2021
Global

JAS Worldwide, a leading international freight forwarding and logistics company, is proud to announce that it has successfully achieved the silver certificate by the rating agency EcoVadis, placing JAS in the 78th percentile of those companies evaluated.

EcoVadis, an internationally recognized and independent rating agency, evaluates companies' performance and their supply chains on environmental, social, and ethical topics. The award recognizes JAS's longstanding commitment to corporate social responsibility.

Moving forward, JAS is committed to the ongoing improvement of its corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability. We look forward to continued improvement in all CSR areas throughout 2021.

April 22, 2021
Global

JAS Worldwide announced that their EVP Pharma and Healthcare, David Bang, is slated to speak at the Rx-360 Euro 2021 conference to be held May 5th and 6th.  The virtual conference this year will focus on pharmaceutical supply chain integrity and patient safety as well as how things have changed in light of COVID-19.

Rx-360's mission is to “protect patient safety by sharing information and developing processes related to the integrity of the healthcare supply chain and the quality of its materials." Covid-19 has impacted pharma & healthcare supply chain in many profound ways.

Bang said, “The only way to slowly but surely to get out of this deep pit and to come out stronger is to think and act totally differently and boldly with full collaboration. JAS Worldwide’s decision to get into pharma & healthcare globally is a serious one because JAS can become a part of the solution to protect patient safety.  As long as we are always reminded of that, customer loyalty and financial rewards will follow."

Visit the Rx-360 website at www.rx-360.org.


About David Bang

David Bang is an innovative and passionate executive, entrepreneur and thought leader with more than 20 years of global success across the logistics, forwarding, specialty courier, supply chain, healthcare, and life sciences industries. Bang is a podcast host of Wonder of Logistics, recently named as a Top 30 podcasts for Transportation and Logistics Industry.  He is an active contributor in numerous trade and technical publications, and frequently speaks at various world-renown conferences advocating for reduction of risk, elevated ROI, and ultimate patient safety while connecting technology advancement with people’s daily lives.

Left side Mr. Javier Riera ( MD JAS SPAIN), Mrs. Karla Herrero (Overseas & Customer Service) Asier Ibarnia (Branch Manager) & Pablo Talledo (Sales Director JAS Spain)
April 30, 2021
EMEA

JAS Spain announced the opening of its newest branch in Bilbao.  

JAS’ new office in Bilbao is strategically placed due to its geographic location near the Port of Bilbao, which is among the top five busiest ports in Spain and has an annual container volume of close to 1 million TEUs. The port is well connected by both road and rail, with long-distance trains providing railway connections to its dry dock network, including Guadalajara, Madrid, and Burgos.  

The Bilbao office is fully operational, offering full container and consolidation loads, ship and aircraft chartering, and other logistic services such as project logistics, cargo insurance, and supply chain optimization. The office is also ISO 9002 and 14,001 certified, IATA agent certified, and Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) certified, among others.  

JAS Bilbao has the people and tools needed to provide logistics and supply chain support across various verticals and provide tailor-made solutions for all shipping needs from booking through delivery. As customer demands continue to evolve in this increasingly complex shipping environment, our team is ready to meet these ever-changing needs. JAS looks forward to utilizing the advantages this new branch offers the entire company network and, most importantly, to the JAS client base as we continue to show why at JAS, our people make the difference.

April 30, 2021
People

JAS Worldwide is pleased to announce the appointment of Frank Cascante as Senior Vice President Global Sales, Pharma & Healthcare.  As a passionate customer advocate and expert in temperature controlled logistics for pharma and healthcare in all major markets, Cascante has built a reputation for successful implementation of responsive and reliable international supply chains for many global customers.

Over the last 2 decades, Cascante has developed an impressive track record of leading logistics, air freight, and ocean freight teams for companies like DAMCO, Maersk, and DHL. Most recently, he served as the regional head in the Americas for a leading temperature controlled packaging solution provider trusted by many top pharma & healthcare customers. His efforts drove their cold chain operations, network expansion, as well as operational and commercial implementation in the Americas.

Cascante’s expertise in the fields of temperature management and cold chain operations specific to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry helps further solidify JAS Worldwide’s commitment to the pharma and healthcare industry.

Frank’s diverse and broad leadership, deeply rooted in the Pharma & Healthcare industry, makes him a perfect selection. - David Bang”  

EVP Pharma & Healthcare, David Bang said, “We are happy to welcome Frank to JAS Pharma & Healthcare to lead its sales and customer advocacy for all regions. With the clear investment path to become a quality-driven and customer-centric logistics provider in Pharma & Healthcare, everything starts with the right people in the right culture.  Frank is passionate about building the competent, consultative, and result-driven commercial teams within countries and regions”.