JAS Worldwide is pleased to announce the appointment of Dina Bunn as Vice President Customer Experience, Pharma & Healthcare. The addition of Bunn will further strengthen the JAS Pharma & Healthcare leadership team. Holding leadership roles in the air cargo and freight forwarding industries for more than thirty years, Bunn brings to JAS a broad international background in finance, quality management, customer service, and IT service delivery – with particular expertise in logistics for temperature-sensitive healthcare products.
Some of Bunn’s notable successes include spearheading the development of an industry-leading cold chain logistics platform, as well as managing a global project to implement a newly established temperature control service offering for a large logistics provider. A certified IATA instructor and quality auditor, Bunn is passionate about customer experience, employee engagement, and operational efficiency.
Bunn’s joining JAS further solidifies the company's strategic direction for the pharma and healthcare industry, which is very well rooted in its mantra, ‘People Make The Difference.’
We are happy to welcome Dina to JAS Pharma & Healthcare. Her digitally-driven and yet all-about-people leadership to connect our people’s expertise and processes to customer experience excellence will empower JAS people in key markets servicing Pharma and Healthcare customers with strong knowledge, greater transparency, and data intelligence." said David Bang, EVP Pharma & Healthcare.
JAS Germany is excited to announce the arrival of Steffen Kraus, as the new JAS Berlin Branch Manager.
Steffen brings 20+ years’ experience within the shipping and logistics industry with him. He has primarily worked in senior sales positions, for known forwarders like Ceva, Logwin, and Hartrodt. His main objective will be to drive the development of the JAS Berlin branch with a focus on sales.
JAS welcomes Steffen to the family and looks forward to partnering with him. At JAS, people make the difference.
JAS prides itself on the ability to make a difference for their customers. So, when an industrial sector client reached out to them about moving a 650 CBM piece of machinery from the USA to Italy, JAS was able to quickly mobilize and find the most efficient solution, in the most challenging market.
The shipment was coordinated by the JAS Como branch in Italy in cooperation with the JAS Memphis branch in the USA.
Due to its nonstandard dimensions, the shipment required five Blue World Atlantic flights from Chicago to Frankfurt. Once the cargo arrived in Frankfurt, a total of 15 trucks were used for its final delivery to the client in Italy.
JAS offers weekly flight operations on the transatlantic trade lane with predictable lead times to and from the USA and Europe. These flights provide guaranteed capacity and control and each flight offers a hub solution so transfers can be arranged to and from multiple origin and destination points.
Thanks to the collaboration of both the JAS USA and JAS Italy teams, the customers' demands were successfully met and the shipment arrived safely and on time.
While every June the world celebrates World Environment Day, at JAS, we are committed to sustainability year around. One way JAS does this is through our eco-friendly buildings and warehouses located throughout the world.
JAS Germany’s Extensive Green Roof:
Located just 5 minutes from the Frankfurt Airport, JAS’ multi-user warehouse in Frankfurt, Germany, is JAS’ first to feature an extensive green roof system. The green roof spans close to 11,000 sqm and is characterized by its shallow-rooted and hardy plants such as grasses and succulents. The green roof also helps with energy savings by protecting the warehouse from direct solar heat when it is hot and minimizing heat loss through the roof due to the extra insulation provided by the plants on the rooftop when it is cool.
JAS Italy Roof Top Solar Power:
When constructing the JAS Segrate site, sustainability was of high importance. Therefore, solar panels to harness sunlight and generate electricity were installed. The solar panels allow the office to replace most of its electricity usage with renewable energy, creating a more sustainable energy solution. By utilizing this energy-efficient renewable energy source, JAS is able to combat greenhouse gas emissions and reduce our collective dependence on fossil fuels such as coal and natural gas, from which traditional electricity is sourced.
As the world comes together to celebrate Earth Day this week, JAS is continuing its commitment to promote environmental sustainability by creating an environmentally friendly atmosphere within every aspect of our organization. We believe that with the implementation of sustainability globally, we can work together to effectively reduce concerns such as pollution, the use of natural resources, and harmful greenhouse gasses.
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has mandated that, by June 30th, 100% of international all-cargo aircraft flights receive the same level of security screening and scrutiny that cargo shipments on passenger fights undergo now. This means international air cargo moving with charters/freighters, including cargo moving in with JAS Flight Operations (Blue World Atlantic) from the USA, will be subject to mandatory security screening by June 30th, 2021.
Challenges caused by the new mandate:
Is JAS prepared?
What is ICAO:
JAS Brazil thanks all collaborators that participated in the planning and successful mobilization of the “JAS Solidaria – Food Collection” campaign, held from May 3-28, 2021. Thanks to our collective efforts, the JAS team amassed close to 1 ton of food in its fight against global hunger. With the amount of food gathered during the drive, we can feed 1,550 people for one day, 220 people for one week, or 50 people for one month.
Our drive was not limited to food items. Much-needed clothing items also were collected for men, women, and children. JAS Brazil plans to donate all clothing and food items to philanthropic associations for distribution where needed. Low-income families who live in JAS Brazil branch regions benefit from direct distribution.
JAS Brazil is part of JAS Worldwide, the international forwarding and logistics group, offering its customers a personal level of care. JAS is a firm believer in providing a custom level of attention to its clients. This commitment to care extends beyond the professional services JAS Worldwide delivers and into the communities in which its branches serve.
Since 1990, JAS Brazil has partnered with local and international organizations to make a difference through community service. The JAS Worldwide team believes in paying it forward to make the world a better place.
AJAS Brasil agradece a todos os colaboradores que semobilizaram para osucesso da campanha “JAS Solidaria - Arrecadação de Alimentos”, realizada de 3 a 28 de maio de 2021. Com esforço coletivoa EquipeJAS arrecadou aproximadamente 1 tonelada de alimentos em sualuta contra a fome global. Coma quantidade de alimentos recolhida durante acampanha, podemos alimentar 1.550 pessoas por dia,220 pessoas por uma semana ou50 pessoas por um mês.
Nossaação não se limitou a alimentos. Itens de roupas e higiene pessoaltambém foram coletados para homens, mulheres e crianças.A JASBrasil planeja doar todas as roupas e alimentosarrecadados para associações filantrópicas epara famílias de baixa também nas regiões onde a JAS Brasil possui filiais.
A JAS Brasil faz parte da JAS Worldwide, nossa missão éoferece aos seus clientes um nível de atendimento dedicado e personalizado.
Este compromisso como cuidado se estende além dos serviços profissionais quea JASWorldwide oferece e nas comunidades em que suas filiais atendem.
JAS Peru is pleased to announce Johana Rodriguez as the new National Account Manager for the commercial department. She is not a new member of the JAS Peru family. Before her new appointment, Ms. Rodrigues served as JAS Peru’s Business Development Manager. In that role, she exponentially grew her portfolio and developed JAS Peru’s main accounts.
With more than eight years of experience in the freight forwarding industry, Ms. Rodriguez spent most of her time in sales. In her new role, she is focused on strengthening the JAS Peru sales team. Under her guidance, the sales team will grow the country’s main account and build JAS Peru’s regional and global accounts, with a focus on vertical integration.
Ms. Rodriguez has extensive qualifications and professional experience to lead JAS Peru and its sales team to the next level:
She is working toward earning her master's degree at ESAN Graduate School of Business. The program is certified by the ESAN University in PADE International in Business Management. Ms. Rodriguez also earned double international certification from the Tecnologico de Monterrey – University of Mexico.
JAS Peru is the main provider of logistics solutions in Peru and is part of JAS Worldwide, an award-winning global freight forwarding and logistics provider.
JAS Laredo opened in 2015 as a sales office dedicated to increasing the JAS cross-border traffic. Laredo offers JAS Worldwide a solid strategic location where the company can grow and increase its presence on both sides of the U.S. - Mexican border. This branch also creates solutions and acts as additional support for the JAS Worldwide network.
JAS Laredo started as part of the JAS Houston Branch before becoming a satellite office. The move was made in conjunction with JAS McAllen, where their significant efforts contributed to JAS McAllen receiving a nomination for branch of the year in 2019. JAS Laredo focuses on selling cross-border business. Their specialties include transportation and US-Mexico customs brokerage, with a strong footprint in distribution and warehousing services.
With much operational growth in 2017, Customs Entry Specialist Laura “Rocio” Enriquez joined the team. She brings with her more than 10 years of experience in US/MX customs brokerage. With the support of JAS Compliance and Enriquez’s natural drive, the team has excelled in this area, building valuable and trusting relationships.
In February 2021, the Laredo team moved into a state-of-the-art facility with direct access to third-party warehouses. JAS Laredo has two warehouses at its disposal, each one with about 60,000 square feet with 1,000 pallet positions. Under the leadership of Antonio Pastrana, Branch Manager, the Laredo team adopted an admirable understanding of the market and the intricacies of dealing with the United States and Mexican governments. The boutique concept to selling along the southern border and the consultancy approach with JAS Laredo’s customers has brought on new business and a newfound demand for the products and services offered.
The Laredo team has proven expertise and true skill in establishing cross-border solutions, which has enabled JAS to stand out against its competitors, particularly in this volatile market. The Laredo team currently operates a distribution model for two of its key global customers, utilizing the customers’ systems and acting as an extension of their operations.
Monica Ortiz, the Operational Supervisor, brings more than 20 years of experience in freight forwarding to the team. She specializes in 4-wall distribution and logistics, which supports JAS Laredo’s efforts in providing these additional services in Laredo while maintaining an impressive 98.5 percent inventory accuracy.
Tracy Garcia, Transportation Supervisor, was JAS Laredo’s first hire, with years of experience in trucking and ground transportation from the carrier and broker/forwarder side of the business. Tracy’s impact on the JAS Laredo operation became clear immediately. Her level of dedication and enthusiasm is commendable. Regularly going the extra mile to ensure that our internal and external customers are satisfied, she provides a level of contagious positivity. Garcia is a team member who makes a difference.
The JAS Laredo team is incredibly pleased with the developments taking place within the branch. JAS Laredo handles a vast customer portfolio of locally controlled and developed businesses. JAS Laredo provides trucking services, together with US and MX customs brokerage via multiple border crossings. Similarly, JAS Laredo provides ground transportation services from multiple pick-up points in Mexico.
Like JAS Miami, the Laredo team has access to an FTZ (Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc.). This activation also allows JAS Laredo to provide specialized services related to FTZ operations. For legal purposes, this space is outside the customs territory of the United States, which provides the opportunity to offer weekly entry services, duty deferral for import goods, and duty eliminations for some export goods while also providing cost-saving measures. These are major benefits when operating along the border.
The Laredo team has gained a unique perspective from our Mexican brokerage side, truly operating in a cohesive manner, which has certainly allowed for the development of detailed and targeted solutions for our clients. The Laredo team is expanding by exceeding the industry standard. I am grateful to the team for their efforts in continuously remaining innovative and committed to our customers.
Congratulations JAS Laredo, what an inspiring branch! At JAS People Make the Difference!" Eugenio Fumo, CEO JAS USA
JAS Peru is the main provider of freight forwarding and logistics solutions in Peru. As part of JAS Worldwide, JAS Peru is committed to continuous improvement and integration of services.
Customs brokerage services are a specialty and include resources for providing personalized solutions under a single contract that manages end-to-end operations. The JAS Peru team uses custom technology solutions designed for flexibility, with a focus on sustainable operational development.
JAS Peru’s first-class service includes:
JAS Peru provides enhanced customs brokerage services under the guidance of Tatiana Flores, the branch’s Customs Broker Manager. She joined the JAS Peru team on April 1. A lawyer by profession, Flores graduated from the Catholic University and is a titled Agent from the National Customs School. She earned a master’s degree in law with a mention in international economic law and holds a post-graduate degree in taxation.
Before joining the JAS Peru team, Flores served as general manager of the Association of Customs Agents of Peru. She also served as a customs manager at AUSA Solutions Logistics, Panalpina Aduanas, and Bertling Logistics. Flores has extensive experience in customs, foreign trade, legal, and operations.
In seguito al nuovo focolaio COVID-19 divampato nell’area di YANTIAN causandone la chiusura, molte navi stanno omettendo o gravemente ritardando le operazioni in questo porto, provocando a cascata un grave congestionamento su tutti gli approdi del Sud Cina (Shekou, Chiwan ecc…).
JAS Italia in collaborazione con Mercitalia Rail – Gruppo Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, procederà a breve con un primo TRENO BLOCCO in partenza dalla CINA con arrivo in ITALIA, dedicato INTERAMENTE a JAS e ai nostri spettabili CLIENTI.
La prima partenza programmata a inizio luglio ha già catturato l’attenzione di molti importatori, che hanno provveduto a prenotare lo spazio per le proprie merci. Sono previste diverse altre partenze e siamo certi che questo servizio costituisca una valida alternativa al tradizionale trasporto marittimo, che attualmente presenta gravi criticità negli imbarchi, nel reperimento degli equipment e nei transit time che progressivamente deteriorano.
Il servizio TRENO BLOCCO ha almeno tre indiscutibili vantaggi:
Con i noli marittimi alle stelle e le generali difficoltà d’imbarco, il servizio treno è sicuramente competitivo. Come accennato, le partenze previste sono svariate e provvederemo ad aggiornare l’operatività in sintonia con quanto avverrà nel mercato nel prossimo periodo.
Attualmente i porti di partenza sono Shanghai, Ningbo, Qingdao e Shenzhen, ma stiamo già valutando di ampliare l’offerta includendo altre origini.
I container arriveranno direttamente al terminal di Milano e avremo a nostra disposizione 41 container treno blocco.
Per maggiori dettagli e informazioni non esitate a contattare il Vs. referente commerciale, oppure scrivete a IT-Tradelane@jas.com e sarete prontamente contattati.
The Ever Given was successfully refloated within the Suez Canal on March 29 2021. Unfortunately, until now, The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) had the Ever Given formally under arrest, seeking compensation of US$916 million in damages.
It now appears that an agreement has been reached that will allow the Ever Given to continue its journey and as a result, shippers with cargo on board could soon see their shipments moving again.
According to the representatives of the vessel, owner Shoei Kisen Kaisha and its insurers, have agreed to a settlement to free the vessel, currently anchored in the Bitter Lakes region of the canal while the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) continues to demand compensation for the six-day blockage of its waterway.
According to the vessel’s insurer, the UK P&I Club, the parties have agreed a settlement in principle, with formal agreement on compensation due to the SCA now nearing completion.
It added: “Together with the owner and the ship’s other insurers, we are now working with the SCA to finalize a signed settlement agreement as soon as possible. Once the formalities have been dealt with, arrangements for the release of the vessel will be made.”
The UK P&I Club indicated at the beginning of the week that it thought a settlement was near when it revealed it had made a new offer over the weekend – which led to an adjournment of a court in Egypt which was due to rule on the arrest – which it believed “satisfies all the requirements of the SCA”.
At JAS, we know people make the difference, so when a customer contacted us needing to move a specialized mining tool from India to Mexico via airfreight, team members across the world collaborated to design a tailor-made solution.
The oversized and overweight tool was too large for regular air freight, weighing over 3,600 Kgs and measuring more than 19.00 CBM, and needed to be moved quickly so that the customer could maintain business continuity. Without it, the customer risked needing to stop operations which could cost them thousands of dollars.
Realizing the time-sensitive nature of the project, JAS logistics engineering experts quickly worked to develop a unique multi-modal routing plan that allowed the Out Of Gauge (OOG) piece to be moved from India via Europe to Texas, USA, and to its final destination in Mexico in a very short period of time.
Thanks to the collaboration of our team members, the OOG tool was delivered to the customer in 6 days allowing for complete business continuity.
JAS is dedicated to our customers and often has the opportunity to help clients overcome challenges when immediate shipments are needed. We have a passion for finding solutions to these kinds of problems and acting as a reliable partner for our clients.
Congratulations to all of our team members, whose hard work and dedication made this happen. We are proud to continue to make a difference for our customers!