In today’s environment, shippers are faced with numerous challenges, from the immediate need to replenish drastically reduced inventory levels to budgeting logistics costs in a highly unpredictable environment. Blank sailings, carrier solvency, and steadily building port congestion is resulting in increased supply chain risk and lead time fluctuations. Global air cargo capacity has been reduced by over 25% making access to space more constrained due to overall demand and increased dwell time due to testing and customs inspections of PPE goods.
JAS is working closely with our customers to offer solutions that balance planning with responsiveness and agility, while working to provide service options that mitigate the increased costs and risks that exist with current market conditions.
Our Flight Operations solutions address the immediate and urgent needs of our customers. We have scheduled weekly flights from the following areas:
China to the USA with connections to Latin America
Europe to the USA with connections to Latin America
USA to Europe
China to Europe
Additional flights will be added as needed.
JAS SEA-AIR services provide an alternative solution to customers requiring shorter lead times than traditional ocean freight while providing a lower cost option to air freight. We currently offer hubs in Singapore and Korea that connect Asia with the rest of the world.
For traditional ocean FCL and LCL services, our ocean team aligns our carrier allocations and schedules with our customers’ forecasts. Services such as container and order management offer additional value to our standard ocean freight services.
While our current priority is to work with your immediate needs, we do not want to lose sight of the need for long-term planning strategies so please contact us at email@example.com or reach out to your local JAS representative for more information.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to change the daily routines of many, the international shipment and transportation industry is no different. It is more important than ever to have freight forwarders who know the logistics industry and have the expertise and experience to maneuver and adapt in this new and changing environment. In late May 2020, JAS USA and JAS Germany were faced with a challenge that required that expertise.
On May 27th , in the early evening, JAS EMEA Account Management received an urgent request from Cooper Standard. They needed a shipment of metal springs urgently transported to the Czech Republic. JAS immediately got to work, only to discover that the air traffic fall was going to be a real struggle but knew they could make this shipment for their client regardless. JAS Detroit then planned to pick up the shipment (1 carton, 30 x 30 x 15 cm, 5 kgs) the next morning to start the journey to the Czech Republic.
The next morning, May 28th, at 8am the carton was picked up and began its trek toward the airport. At 9am the shipment and its carrier are at the gate, customs and security have been processed and the cargo is ready to fly. At 1pm the gateway doors closed at the DFW airport. 1:15pm, the flight is deplaned due to a hydraulic leak. JAS Detroit then has to urgently find a new solution for this shipment. They are quickly able to accommodate and a new solution is swiftly booked, but the ETA will be impacted.
On May 29th at 8:46am the shipment landed in MAD. The carton then heads to its next flight to FRA at 2:27pm. In another turn of events this flight is announced as delayed and the departure will be at 5:40pm.
May 29th at 6:09pm the flight departed and landed in FRA at8:14pm. The customs are cleared in FRA and the shipment is then routed to its final delivery point in the Czech Republic. Then on May 30th at 6:20am the shipment was successfully delivered 1 day and 9 hours after its departure from the shipper in the United States.
Throughout the entire process JAS gave full visibility to Cooper Standard, giving them updates at every milestone (23 in total). This milestone visibility and tracking ability gives clients the security and foreknowledge to plan and adapt to the ever changing logistics environment we find ourselves in today. Andrej K., the Logistics Manager - Europe, for Cooper Standard, took the time to write the JAS Team after the successful shipment, congratulating them for a job well done on the shipment.
The JAS USA and JAS Germany teams cooperated and worked closely with one another to arrange for this successful transportation for our client. JAS provides the best solution possible within a tight schedule and ever-changing flight options to make sure all our customers can achieve their goals. JAS is passionate about giving our customers the best service available, and we know that People Make the Difference!