Air cargo security is constantly evolving. The latest regulations from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) require that, by June 30 2021, all air cargo on international all-cargo flights be screened at the same level of scrutiny given to cargo flying on passenger planes.
Therefore, freight forwarders such as JAS must adapt to find ways to screen air cargo safely and efficiently. While X-Ray technology, Explosive Trace Detection (ETD), and physical screenings can be used to help ensure the safety and security of air cargo, these processes can be inefficient as the cargo must be screened at an individual piece level. This requires palletized cargo be taken apart, screened, and put back together, which can slow down a Certified Cargo Screening Facility (CCSF) and add unnecessary labor and time to the screening process. While technology still serves a purpose, one of the most effective and efficient ways to screen cargo has a fur coat, four paws, and a powerful nose.
For years canines have been used as a part of the passenger-cargo screening process due to their natural ability to identify individual odors and their source. With over 300 million sensory receptors in their nose, the canines can use their powerful sense of smell to serve as bio-sensors to detect the presence of explosives. If a threat is detected, the dog alerts its dedicated handler to assess the cargo further.
Due to this powerful sense of smell, the canine teams can add efficiency to the cargo screening process by screening cargo that is too big for machine screening. Furthermore, the canine teams can screen palletized cargo without the cargo having been taken apart to screen, therefore cutting the cargo screening process from hours to minutes. This minimizes the potential for backlogs and delays, all while maintaining freight integrity from start to finish.
Behind these amazing dogs is the company Global K9 Protection Group. They ensure each canine and handler team is well trained and able to pass the TSA certification each year which allows them to provide screening in a variety of environments. Sommer Sampson, JAS USA Corporate TSA PSC (Primary Security Coordinator), notes “We have been extremely pleased with Global K9‘s unparalleled customer service. We are a happy client and look forward to our continued working relationship with their team as the ICAO mandate approaches!”
As we move towards meeting the requirement of screening 100% of international all air-cargo flights, we are thankful for our canine friends who help us ensure that air cargo is screened efficiently without sacrificing security.
Over the course of the past few years, JAS Chicago has been one of the fastest growing and top performing branches within the global JAS organization. Then, in March 2020, the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting disruptions threatened to derail the results and momentum: the culmination of many years of hard work. Business continuity, especially consistency in high levels of customer service, was always goal number one, but shifting an entire office staff to a virtual work environment overnight while ensuring the safety of essential warehouse personnel was an incredible challenge.
While the immediate challenge was met head on, and successfully so, by the entire JAS organization, anxiety regarding the lingering economic impacts of the pandemic was ever-present. The challenge was now how does JAS adapt to a global industry that had essentially changed overnight. Based on the feedback of customers, JAS invested immediately into an own-controlled flight network with additional adhoc charter space to inject much needed air capacity on key trade lanes. Due to its strategic geographic location, warehouse, and airport infrastructure, Chicago became the US hub for both the trans-Pacific and trans-Atlantic flight operations.
In one month’s time, the uncertainty had begun to fade and the excitement about a new direction was taking hold. By the end of April 2020, the Chicago branch had transformed from a successful large local branch into a key strategic global gateway servicing the entire JAS network. This held its own challenges and many lessons were learned from issues that arose, but every challenge was met with hard work, determination, and an eye towards the future.
Over the following months, a continual drive to find efficiencies and improve the process and structure around the flight operations was a central focus. The JAS Chicago team knew that this would ultimately bring value to their customers while offering a differentiator in the market for future growth. Efficiencies in the warehouse were implemented in order to accommodate incredible volume growth in a limited space. Warehouse efficiencies resulted in faster turn-around times from flight arrival to final-mile delivery. High performing staff were given opportunities to grow into newly created gateway leadership roles, while no less than six other promotions within the branch were executed. New high-level talent was recruited and on-boarded that will one day grow into the future leaders within the Chicago branch and beyond.
In March of 2021, the annual USA Executive/Branch Manager meeting was held virtually. As a result of their incredible performance and impact to the JAS global network over the course of a most challenging year, it was announced that Chicago was named the JAS USA Branch of the Year for 2020. In the same meeting, it was announced that JAS Chicago would be expanding its footprint with plans to acquire additional warehouse space in the Chicago area in the very near future. These two announcements illustrate what has made JAS Chicago a true success story: utilizing the success of the past to invest in the future.
In the face of all challenges, thanks to the continued dedication and innovation of team members, JAS Chicago is able meet the needs of their customers. Especially over the last year, it is more apparent than ever, at JAS, people make the difference!
JAS Worldwide, the global freight forwarding services provider headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of Tigers Limited, a freight forwarding and supply chain management company headquartered in Hong Kong.
Marco Rebuffi CEO of JAS Worldwide says “We are pleased to have completed the acquisition of Tigers and welcome these new clients and talented colleagues to JAS Worldwide. We look forward to the new opportunities which have been created by the combined resources of our larger organization”.
The transaction allows JAS Worldwide to further reinforce its freight forwarding activities, and to broaden its service offering to omni-channel supply chain logistics.
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.
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.
The JAS RIO Branch, located in the heart of the city of Rio de Janeiro, has been improving its processes every day. They are doing this by expanding the team and structure, and qualifying to serve with excellence on all levels of the logistics chain. JAS RIO have a trained and experienced team for air, sea, and road freight operations. One of the distinguishing features of the JAS RIO Branch is their expertise in, and ability to serve the oil and gas industry segment. In addition to being AEO certified, the JAS RIO Customs Brokerage team specializes in Repetro-Sped (special customs and tax systems related to the oil and gas sector), which guarantees JAS more assertiveness in the process, optimizing time and costs for customers.
A further strength of the JAS Rio team is the in-depth know-how to serve the pharma industry with extensive knowledge of the processes and specific industry certifications required providing high performance in operations. JAS Brazil believes that a qualified team who is committed to the customers leads to success.
Here people make the difference! The RIO Branch is ready to assist you, count on JAS as your international logistics partner.
A Filial JAS RIO localizada no coração da cidade do Rio de Janeiro vem melhorando a cada dia seus processos, ampliando a equipe e estrutura e se qualificando para atender com excelência todos os níveis da cadeia logística. Temos uma equipe capacitada e com expertise para as operações de frete aéreo, marítimo e rodoviário.
Um dos diferencias do nosso atendimento são as nossas especializações para atender com empenho o Segmento de Óleo e Gás. Além de sermos OEA, nossa equipe de Desembaraço se especializou em Repetro-Sped (regimes aduaneiros e tributários especiais relativos ao setor de Óleo e Gás), o que nos garante mais assertividade no processo, otimizando tempo e custo para os clientes. Outro ponto forte do nosso time é o grande know-how para atender a Industria de farmacêutico, com largo conhecimento nas particularidades do processo e Certificações Especificas do setor que nos garante alta performance nas operações.
A JAS Brasil, acredita que uma equipe treinada, capacitada e comprometida com o cliente nos leva ao sucesso, aqui as pessoas fazem a diferença! A Filial do RIO está pronta para te atender, conte com a JAS como seu parceiro logístico!
JAS Brazil completed five charter flights for an automotive customer, successfully delivering more than 200 tons of parts and equipment.
This 5-day operation from pickup to delivery involved many members of the JAS team, including air specialists and import and export specialists. To distribute the heavy load safely, the cargo was divided between three chartered aircraft: a Boeing 777, a Boeing 767-300F, and an Airbus A339-900. This expertise of the team ensured a safe and successful, on-time delivery for the happy JAS customer, once again demonstrating that at JAS, people make the difference.
Mais 5 Charters finalizados com sucesso!
A JAS Brasil, realizou com tempo recorde um embarque em 5 etapas carregando mais de 200 toneladas de peças e equipamentos do setor Automobilístico. Da coleta na origem ao ponto final de entrega foram 5 dias de operação, envolvendo nossos especialistas e analistas aéreos da JAS. Para distribuir bem esse peso, a carga foi dividia em cinco aeronaves sendo três Charter Boing 777, um Boing 767-300F e um Airbus A339-900 próprios para cargas pesadas os quais cumprem com excelência, agilidade e segurança para garantir a entrega ao cliente!
A Equipe JAS Brasil opera com charter semanais , para as rotas de Shanghai, Hong Kong e Frankfurt.
Conte com a JAS para otimizar os seus processos logísticos!
In March, the JAS Brazil Team was pleased to announce the appointment of Juliana Val as Trade Lane Manager for South Europe to ECSA (East Coast South America / Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay). Juliana is located in the Campinas Branch and is responding directly to Ariel Kraft, Sales Director, JAS Brazil.
Juliana had previously worked for DHL as Europe's Trade lane Manager for Brazil since 2015 before joining the JAS Brazil team.
As the new Trade Lane Manager, Juliana will be responsible for managing the pipeline on the runways provided with the aim of growing the business in coordination with the local sales forces and both JAS product leaders (air / sea). She will also actively participate in the RFQs by touching the designated range with in-depth knowledge of the market and pricing strategy.
JAS welcomes Juliana to the family and looks forward to growing and working with her. At JAS, people make the difference.
JAS Brazil believes that training is one of the best ways to continuously encourage team members individual growth as well as team growth. Training also encourages synergy throughout the team. To continue this focus on training, in May the 'Up Leaders' development program was launched and focused on strengthening the skills of JAS Brazil leaders. The first meeting was attended by managers and directors, the next round of meetings will include supervisors and coordinators.
With the expertise of Omeltech Desenvolvimento to guide JAS Brazil on this journey, the team is confident and looking forward to learning and growing together. The team is eager to continue on with the program's schedule and looks forward to a successful completion of the training soon.
JAS USA and JAS India recently tackled a significant humanitarian Covid Aid relief project on behalf of an important customer. JAS moved a large air shipment of Oxygen concentrators & accessories for distribution/donation to government hospitals in India.
These facilities are treating Covid patients in socioeconomically weaker areas of the country. The Indian population of low income and migrant laborers have little or no access to medical health benefits from an affordability standpoint. JAS is proud to support in helping to meet the needs of this portion of the population.
The JAS USA Los Angeles team arranged collection from the supplier of 5 pallets of O2 concentrators and accessories, each weighing 1,000lbs. The LA team reconfigured the incoming pallets to allow for the needed flexibility required to place the shipments on various air freight carriers.
Our JAS India team at the destination was able to clear customs and deliver the medical equipment the same day.
JAS is continuing to grow with the addition of Vivian Brunialti as the new Trade Lane Director for APAC x LATAM.
Brunialti has over 20 years of experience in the freight forwarding and logistics industry, working for important global logistics providers as well as shippers, with a particular focus on Asia and the high tech sector.
She will be based at Campinas, Brazil (office) and from there she will be supporting the 9 JAS Latin American subsidiaries.
In her role she will be responsible for the overall growth of this extremely important trade lane, working in very close coordination with the product (both air and ocean), sales, and overseas colleagues.
At JAS people make the difference, and JAS is excited to welcome Vivian to the JAS family.
On May 13th, 2021 JAS Uruguay organized three air charters from Montevideo to Guatemala. JAS offers routine flight operations to many key trade-lanes utilizing the extensive JAS network of air gateways. These gateways along with the teams’ expertise in the air market, enabled JAS Uruguay to find and create the best possible combination of locations for the freight to travel through to reach its destination.
The project had to be coordinated very quickly, as the customer required the cargo to be delivered within 7 days of placing the request with JAS to find a solution. JAS immediately began working and coordinating with LATAM Cargo, the carrier of JAS’ choosing to handle this delivery. The LATAM Cargo operational team has worked with JAS in the past and has always provided the best accommodations possible. Strong relationships with carriers such as LATAM Cargo are a part of what gives the JAS team the ability to achieve seemingly impossible tasks, with accuracy and efficiency.
The charter was organized using a B767-300 freighter, which is the more fuel-efficient of the medium-widebody freighters available currently on the market. The aircraft departed the MVD airport in Uruguay at 22:30 HRS after having the loading operation supervised by the JAS Uruguay team. The JAS team coordinated the cargo drop off, documentation, receipt at the terminal, labeling & repacking, compliance checks, and loading procedures, all while providing the customer with real-time updates and tracking of the departures and arrivals via satellite follow-ups once the cargo was in the air. The air charter then arrived at the La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala on Friday the 14th at 06:02 HRS local time.
The last 2 charters included an average of 48 tons per flight. Each flight containing both hazardous and non-hazardous materials that required IATA DEG regulation labeling and repack work for the extra protection of the cargo. JAS can evaluate and handle all different types of HAZMAT materials in compliance with IATA regulations. JAS is also not limited to dangerous goods or general cargo and regularly handles perishable goods and pharma products that require temperature control.
With JAS' expertise in both air charters and hazardous goods transport, the customer knew they could turn to JAS to accomplish their goals. JAS’ team of experts can ensure the safe, efficient, and successful arrival of a variety of goods through the extensive JAS network. JAS knows that people make the difference, and JAS Uruguay's success is another testament to that slogan.
Under the best of circumstances, supply chain management can be a complex process. It can be even more complicated during the tropical storm season when the risk of monsoons, typhoons, and hurricanes peaks. These tropical storms create high winds and flooding, disrupting and delaying freight transportation, which can potentially cause supply chain failures and revenue loss. While severe weather is not something that can be controlled, there are several ways that you can ensure a resilient supply chain and minimize potential disruptions.
With tropical storm season upon us, it is important to be prepared for whatever disruptions severe weather might bring. Whether it is developing a contingency plan long before severe weather hits or rerouting cargo and utilizing air cargo options when severe weather occurs, JAS can help keep your supply chain running smoothly. To make sure you are ready for the upcoming season, contact your local JAS office.
With over 30 years of solid credibility, 12 branches, and 3 gateways at the main airports in the country, JAS has been expanding its operations throughout the Brazilian territory. By improving their services and processes as well as spending the time on training and qualifying the entire JAS Brazil team to be able to handle a multitude of customer needs the JAS Brazil team intends on building initiatives that align with the JAS mission.
As with all national operations at JAS Worldwide, JAS Brazil is a key network country in the complex world of freight forwarding. They also have the competitive advantage of being OEA, ISO 45001, ISO 14001, and ISO 9001 certified, having a team of dedicated professionals, and perfecting the technology for data collection and systems in order to provide the best in market service to customers. JAS Brazil also boasts specialists in air freight, sea freight (FCL and LCL), and customs clearance, with expertise to serve the main market sectors including Industrial, Automotive, Electronics, Food and Beverage, Manufacturing, Pharma, Oil and Gas, and Chemical.
In addition to their excellence in service and certifications, JAS 'growth in the Brazilian market is also due to data quality and process management.
The JAS team is prepared to offer logistic solutions that meet deadlines, costs, and market demands through management systems and visibility. Additionally, JAS Brazil is able to run detailed performance reports by combining these abilities with the team's efficient communication throughout the JAS network.
JAS Brazil knows that supporting and strengthening their network means supporting and strengthening their team. Aiming to provide customers with the best service available, JAS looks forward to continuing to grow in Brazil.
Com mais de 30 anos de solidez e credibilidade, 12 filiais e 3 Gateways nos principais aeroportos do país, a JAS Brasil vem ampliando sua atuação em todo território brasileiro aperfeiçoando os serviços e processos, capacitando e qualificando nossa equipe, além de construir iniciativas que alinhem nossa performance com nossa missão.
Tal como acontece com todas as operações nacionais da JAS Worldwide, a JAS Brasil é referência no complexo mundo do agenciamento de carga, com o diferencial competitivo de ser certificada OEA, ISO 45001, ISO 14001, e ISO 9001, um time de profissionais dedicados, aperfeiçoamento da tecnologia para coleta de dados e sistemas. Especialistas nas operações de Frete Aéreo, Frete Marítimo (FCL e LCL) e Desembaraço Aduaneiro, com expertise para atender os principais setores do mercado, entre eles: Indústria, Automobilístico, Eletrônico, Alimentos e Bebidas, Manufatura, Pharma, Óleo e Gás e Industria Quimica.
Somado a excelência no atendimento e certificações, o crescimento da JAS no mercado brasileiro deve-se também a qualidade dos dados e gestão dos processos.
Nossa equipe está preparada para oferecer soluções logísticas que atendem a prazos, custos e demandas do mercado por meio de sistemas gerencias, visibilidade, além dos relatórios de performance combinando isso com uma comunicação ágil e eficiente.
A JAS Brasil, acredita que o comprometimento com o nossa equipe e com nossos clientes e parceiros nos leva ao sucesso, aqui as pessoas fazem a diferença!