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October 2023

JAS EMEA plays a key role in ensuring the success of live entertainment experiences by providing tailored solutions for specialized cargo requirements and ensuring smooth behind-the-scenes logistics.
October 2, 2023

In a time where live entertainment experiences have become increasingly complex and awe-inspiring, the behind the scenes logistics are key to ensuring a shows success. As a logistics leader known for its expertise in delivering tailored solutions for even the most challenging cargo requirements, JAS’ plays a key role in ensuring everything runs smoothly.

At the center of JAS's unique offering lies its ability to move specialized equipment, instruments, and props for live music and theater productions, ensuring that artists and audiences can enjoy performances without a hitch. From transporting delicate costumes to large set pieces and lighting gear needed for a performance, JAS’s services have supported the entertainment industry for more than 7 years.  

Key Features of JAS EMEA’s Event Logistics Solutions: 

  • Precision Handling: JAS boasts state-of-the-art facilities and a highly skilled team of professionals who specialize in handling delicate, high-value equipment used in live performances. This includes musical instruments, lighting and sound systems, stage props, and more. 
  • Temperature and Humidity Control: To cater to the unique needs of musical instruments, costumes, specialized lighting gear, and more JAS employs specialized transport and storage solutions that maintain optimal temperature and humidity levels, ensuring the safety of valuable cargo. 
  • Global Network: With a presence in over 100 countries, team members can seamlessly transport cargo for events to and from venues of any size while ensuring it reaches its destination on time and in perfect condition. 
  • Customized Solutions: JAS knows that no two events are the same, which is why its team members design customized logistics solutions for each customer, working with them to truly understand their needs. Team members take into account the specific needs of each show, ensuring that every piece of equipment arrives at the venue safely and on time. 
  • Customs and Compliance: Navigating the complex world of customs and compliance is crucial for on-time delivery. Our experts are well-versed in international regulations and can assist in managing documentation, duties, taxes, and regulatory compliance, ensuring smooth cross-border movement. 

Live music and theater productions are events where every detail matters, and JAS’s ability to transport specialty cargo has quickly made it a preferred logistics partner for artists, theaters, and production companies worldwide. 

Alain Saade, a JAS EMEA team member, explained, "Our commitment to our clients is unwavering. We understand the importance of every piece of equipment we transport, and we take pride in being a crucial part of creating unforgettable entertainment experiences."

In an industry where the show must go on, JAS has set the standard of logistics for live events. With specialized cargo solutions, JAS is setting the stage for unforgettable entertainment experiences around the world.

For more than two decades, Aviagen® and JAS Worldwide have maintained a close alliance, united in their goal to ensure the consistent availability of healthy breeding birds to poultry producers worldwide, while prioritizing bird welfare.
October 4, 2023

Oct. 4, 2023 – EDINBURGH, Scotland. – For more than two decades, Aviagen® and JAS Worldwide have maintained a close alliance, united in their goal to ensure the consistent availability of healthy breeding birds to poultry producers worldwide, while prioritizing bird welfare. Leveraging their extensive expertise in international freight forwarding and logistics, throughout the years JAS Worldwide has facilitated the careful shipment of Aviagen day-old chicks to destinations across the globe. Aviagen has trained JAS colleagues to handle their chicks with care and compassion, palletizing and preparing them for their journey, while making sure their needs are looked after. 

As another significant stride toward advancing bird welfare during the crucial journey from breeder to producer, JAS recently opened two new state-of-the-art chick holding rooms within its London Heathrow Warehouse Holding Facility. These specialized spaces serve as a temporary home for chicks before their departure. Aviagen’s global veterinary team worked hand in hand with JAS to meticulously design the new rooms at Heathrow with bird well-being in mind. Each room is equipped with digital-panel controls, specially calibrated to maintain the perfect balance of temperature, humidity, and ventilation. These measures are also essential to ensure optimal biosecurity. 

Diane Hartjes, Aviagen’s Global Director, Export, Logistics, and Trade Compliance, said, “The inauguration of these advanced holding rooms highlights the shared dedication of Aviagen and JAS to consistently enhance bird welfare, but also secure the supply of robust breeding stock to producers across the world, enhancing their ability to feed the world with nutritious, versatile, and sustainable chicken meat. The enduring 20-year relationship between Aviagen and JAS underscores a steadfast commitment to transparency, communication and engagement with our export allies and all members of the global poultry value chain.” 
Carlo Rebuffi, JAS Worldwide’s Live Animal Manager and Aviagen Global Account Manager, “The creation of these two rooms is another milestone in the collaborative relationship between Aviagen and JAS Worldwide. We constantly strive to get closer to perfection at handling this very valuable and sensitive cargo. Our goal is to help Aviagen safely and securely deliver chicks to their destination, and we are proud to contribute to feeding the world.” 

Learn more about this remarkable development by watching our new video

Students pose in front of the Air Canada Cargo plane as they delve into the world of logistics and supply chain management.
October 11, 2023

JAS Worldwide proudly hosted nearly 30 students and faculty from Auburn University and Clark Atlanta University earlier this month for an immersive educational experience. The event provided a unique opportunity for students to gain valuable insights into the industry through behind-the-scenes tours and engaging presentations.

One highlight of the day was an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into air cargo operations at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta's International's Cargo Terminal, one of the busiest cargo hubs in the United States. There, students were able to witness the unloading of air cargo from an Air Canada Cargo plane, providing a firsthand look at the precision and efficiency required in global logistics operations.

Additionally, students and faculty were able to step onto the aircraft and explore its interior setup. This rare opportunity allowed them to better understand the intricacies of cargo loading and unloading, emphasizing the importance of logistics in the aviation industry.

Following the air cargo tour, participants were treated to an informative visit to an AGI warehouse, gaining insights into warehousing and distribution processes. Additionally, students were given a demonstration showcasing how K9s at the warehouse help detect illegal items such as explosives coming into the United States. This hands-on experience helped students connect classroom knowledge with real-world applications in supply chain management.

The educational day continued with a visit to the JAS Worldwide campus in Atlanta, where students enjoyed lunch and a Q&A session with JAS leadership and representatives from Air Canada. The students had the chance to engage in meaningful discussions and gain valuable industry perspectives.

This day marked a significant opportunity for the students of Auburn University and Clark Atlanta University to bridge the gap between academic theory and practical industry knowledge. JAS Worldwide remains committed to fostering the growth and development of future leaders in the supply chain and logistics field.

"As leaders in the aviation community, it is incumbent upon us to invest in the leaders of tomorrow and promote their stewardship," said Jared Azcuy, CEO of AGI. "We were honored to welcome students from Auburn and Clark Atlanta into our facilities and grateful that JAS gave us the opportunity to participate."  
"We are delighted to have partnered with Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, AGI, Global K9 Protection Group, and Air Canada cargo to host these students from Auburn University and Clark Atlanta University for this educational day," added Matthias Frey, VP Airfreight Operations, JAS Worldwide. "We believe in investing in the future of our industry by providing students with valuable experiences that will prepare them for successful careers in logistics and supply chain management."
JAS Operational Update: Israel
October 11, 2023

JAS would like to provide you with an operational update regarding the ongoing situation in Israel following the recent conflict. 

First, we want to assure you that the safety and well-being of our agents and their staff are our top priorities. We are committed to providing continuous support to our agents during this challenging time. 

Office Operations: 

Our agent's headquarters in Or Yehuda and its branches in Haifa, Ashdod, and Tel Aviv are currently operational. 

JAS's agents are equipped to provide services both from their offices and remotely. However, please be aware that some delays may occur due to the situation on the ground. 

Ocean and Air Freight: 

  • Israel's seaports, specifically Ashdod and Haifa, are currently operational. 
  • The Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) is open and functioning after flights were paused in the afternoon on October 7. 
  • Customs and regulatory authorities are also operating. 

While our agent in Israel is doing its best to maintain our operations, it is important to note that the situation is dynamic and subject to change at short notice. JAS is closely monitoring developments and will work alongside our agent to adapt accordingly.  

For more information, please reach out to your local office.

In recent years, corporate volunteering has gained prominence as a powerful force for positive change. JAS is an advocate of this approach, as demonstrated by our commitment to the Bruni Foundation's "Pay It Forward" program.
October 12, 2023

Corporate volunteering has emerged as a potent force for positive change in recent years. Companies are increasingly recognizing their role in supporting local communities and contributing to the greater good.

At JAS, we are advocates for this transformative approach, and our commitment is exemplified through the Bruni Foundation's "Pay It Forward" program.

The Significance of Corporate Volunteering

Corporate volunteering transcends charity; it embodies corporate responsibility and a commitment to making a meaningful impact beyond the company's direct business and operations. Companies possess the unique capacity to leverage their resources and expertise to support causes that matter most to the communities they serve. This proactive approach aligns with a broader vision of corporate citizenship, where social and environmental stewardship are integral components of a company's identity.

The Bruni Foundation: A Catalyst for Change

The Bruni Foundation is an integral part of JAS Worldwide, and its mission around supporting social and environmental causes. Rooted in the belief that businesses should be agents of positive change, the foundation primarily focuses on four key United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Quality Education, No Poverty, Clean Water and Sanitation, and Zero Hunger. Yet, understanding the essential role and current challenges towards the environment and the well-being of societies, the Bruni Foundation also actively supports initiatives that promote responsible environmental stewardship.

Under the Bruni Foundation's guiding principles, the "Pay It Forward" program empowers JAS employees to take the lead in becoming ambassadors of change. We encourage and provide resources and support for their volunteer proposals. Moreover, employees can use up to 16 hours of their working time to carry out these projects. We aim to cultivate a culture of empathy, social responsibility, and community engagement within our organization and beyond.

In Times of Crisis: The Need for Corporate Volunteering

During times of crisis, such as the challenges posed by environmental degradation and social inequalities, the "Pay It Forward" program takes on even greater significance going forward. The Bruni Foundation recognizes the importance of supporting the communities and environment in which JAS operates. By doing so, we aim to create a ripple effect of positive change that extends far beyond our organization.

Are you curious to learn about some of the projects supported by the Bruni Foundation? Stay tuned for inspiring stories of positive changes and empowerment in our communities. Here are some of the most recent ones: JAS Team Members Take Action for the Planet on Earth Day and JAS and the Bruni Foundation Provide Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine.

JAS India celebrates the opening of its new office in Ludhiana, Punjab, North India.
October 19, 2023
Asia Pacific

JAS India is thrilled to announce a significant milestone in its journey of growth with the opening of a new branch office in Ludhiana, Punjab, North India.

The expansion into Ludhiana, represents a strategic move by JAS India to tap into the immense potential of the Punjab market, which encompasses ten major industries, including food processing, tractors and auto components, agro-based parts, bicycle and bicycle parts, sports goods, light engineering goods, metal and alloys, chemical products, textiles, IT, and pharmaceuticals. Punjab's substantial contribution to the North India Market, accounting for approximately 20% of the region's volumes, underscores the strategic significance of this expansion.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, JAS India hosted a grand opening ceremony attended by JAS India team member, customers, and business partners. Additionally, they were joined by Stefano Olmi, Regional Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Asia Pacific, who engaged in insightful discussions with attendees, further strengthen the relationship between JAS India and its stakeholders.

The new Ludhiana office symbolizes JAS India's unwavering commitment to providing a modern and efficient work environment. This environment empowers its dedicated team of professionals to thrive and, most importantly, deliver exceptional service offerings to its valued customers.
With this expansion, JAS India is poised to spread the JAS brand across this promising satellite market, becoming the preferred partner of choice for clients seeking reliable and innovative logistics solutions.

JAS Worldwide, a leading global logistics provider, is proud to announce its partnership with GoodShipping.
October 20, 2023

[Atlanta, Oct. 20, 2023 ] — JAS Worldwide, a leading global logistics provider, is proud to announce its partnership with GoodShipping. This collaboration is focused on promoting a more environmentally responsible future for the logistics industry. Through this strategic partnership, JAS aims to make substantial reductions in the industry's carbon footprint by helping to facilitate the transition from fossil fuels to sustainable marine biofuel solutions. 

At JAS, environmental stewardship and the promotion of sustainable logistics are fundamental to our business. JAS’s investment in carbon reduction allows customers to see up to a 100% reduction in CO2e Well-to-Wake emissions when compared to their fossil fuel equivalents. This innovative approach is based on the concept of insetting. When utilizing insetting a customer chooses sustainable biofuel rather than the traditional fossil fuel. This eco-friendly biofuel is a renewable energy source that can power vessels without disrupting logistics operations.  

Through the partnership with GoodShipping, JAS now has a carrier-independent solution that can be applied to any trade lane worldwide using the “one atmosphere approach” or “mass balance principle.” This means that if the biofuel supply is unavailable for the specific vessel transporting a customer’s shipment, an equivalent amount of biofuel, corresponding to the emissions generated by the shipment, is utilized in a biofuel enabled vessel. The end result is the same since the atmosphere is indifferent to which vessel is fueled. 

The insetting service JAS’s customers can book facilitates the use of biofuel derived from 100% certifiable waste and residue streams. What sets this service apart is its independent audit verification process, which confirms the quality of the biofuel and ensures accurate carbon accounting. Through this approach, JAS strives to reduce actual emissions from its operations and help customers reduce Scope 3 emissions within their supply chain. 

This partnership offers numerous advantages to cargo owners: 

  • Simple: The mass balance principle and the blend of biofuels with conventional fossil fuels provide a carrier-independent solution with minimal disruption to logistics operations. 
  • Impactful: Biofuel Insetting offers an immediate response within the same sector where emissions originate, enabling an effective reaction to global warming. 
  • Credible: The utilization of biofuels aligns with global sustainability goals, and third-party audits ensure that sustainability claims are accurate and backed by credible assessments. 
Andrea Goeman, SVP Sustainability, JAS Worldwide shared: "JAS Worldwide and GoodShipping are united in the mission to reduce carbon emissions to zero with Sustainable Marine Biofuel. We look forward to continuing our collaboration and to extend this decarbonization product to road transport, ensuring a comprehensive approach to sustainability in our customers' supply chain." 
“We’re very happy to have started collaborating with an international player like JAS Worldwide,” says Alessandro Pierangeli, Commercial Manager at GoodShipping. Through our partnership, we can collectively offer companies a unique way to decarbonize their Scope 3 transportation emissions. We are truly excited to make a long term impact together.” 

About JAS Worldwide: 

JAS was founded in 1978 in Milan, Italy, and its global headquarters is located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Over the last four decades, JAS has grown from regional roots to a global force in logistics covering all modes of transportation, including contract logistics and other sophisticated and digital-driven supply chain solutions. Today, JAS covers 100+ countries with over 7000 employees globally and continues to expand with its core culture, “People make the difference,” and its strong commitment to a sustainable future. 

About GoodShipping: 

GoodShipping accelerates the decarbonisation of shipping. GoodShipping enables companies to make an immediate climate impact by decarbonising their scope 3 emissions. Being world’s leading sustainable cargo initiative, GoodShipping facilitates a switch from fossil fuel to sustainable biofuel through an innovative concept called carbon insetting. This is based on the one atmosphere approach – the concept that all carbon is emitted into the same atmosphere. Any carrier running on biofuel, is a reduction of fossil fuel emissions in the atmosphere. Therefore, it doesn’t matter which carrier runs on biofuel. The independent third-party audit ensures the clients' decarbonisation commitments are delivered. GoodShipping is proud to be part of FincoEnergies. Together delivering sustainable energy solutions to propel our customers’ transition towards a better world. 

Human rights and sustainable supply chain management is crucial in our increasingly interconnected world.
October 24, 2023

The importance of human rights in transportation and logistics cannot be emphasized enough in a world where global supply chains connect almost every corner of the world. Intricately linked with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the broader sustainability framework, this essential aspect guides us towards a fairer, more equitable world.

Human Rights: A Compass for Ethical Progress 

Human rights generally encompass the fundamental rights and freedoms everyone should enjoy, irrespective of nationality, gender, ethnicity, or other distinguishing factors. These rights include the right to life, security, education, work, and more. They serve as a compass guiding our ethical progress in modern society, forming the foundation of a shared vision of justice, equality, and dignity. 

The Supply Chain and Its Global Impact 

A Supply Chain is a sequence of processes involved in producing and distributing a product and often stretches across the globe. Products, raw materials, and components travel thousands of miles to reach consumers. These highly developed supplier networks exemplify human innovation but also represent an ethical challenge. 

The global nature of the supply chain often means that products cross through regions with varying levels of respect for human rights. This poses an imminent risk to human rights, whether through exploitative labor practices, human trafficking, environmental degradation, or other infringements. Recognizing and addressing these challenges is crucial for businesses committed to sustainable practices.

The Role of SDGs and Sustainable Supply Chain Management 

The United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) serve as a framework for a more sustainable future. Among the 17 goals, several are closely tied to respecting human rights within the supply chain. At JAS Worldwide, we focus on SDGs 8 and 12 in this regard. Goal 8 emphasizes Decent Work and Economic Growth, which means ensuring ethical and fair employment practices throughout the supply chain. Goal 12 highlights Responsible Consumption and production, encompassing adherence to human rights and ethical standards in manufacturing and sourcing. 

Sustainability in business is based on three key dimensions: Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG). The social aspect, which includes human rights, is as essential as the other two. At JAS Worldwide, our commitment to safeguarding human rights is not only a legal obligation but a core part of our Code of Business Conduct, Supplier Code of Conduct, Policies, and Business Practices. JAS recognizes that a sustainable supply chain upholds workers' rights, maintains safe working conditions, and minimizes any negative impact on local communities and the environment.

The Path Forward 

This commitment revolves around the principle that the movement of goods in transportation and logistics should not compromise individual dignity and well-being. In our increasingly interconnected world, the impact of our actions extends far beyond the surface. By protecting human rights, we progress toward a sustainable future. This involves crafting our supply chain, along with our partnerships with customers and suppliers, as a moral compass to uphold human rights, combat global issues like human trafficking, and prevent other infringements on a global scale.

JAS is proud to introduce the CO2 Emissions Report Feature to JAS SmartHub, reaffirming its commitment to sustainability, innovative technology, and helping clients make more sustainable choices.
October 27, 2023

JAS Worldwide is thrilled to unveil an exciting addition to the JAS SmartHub platform - the CO2 Emissions Report. This innovative feature empowers users with comprehensive insights into the carbon emissions associated with their shipments, spanning all modes of transportation. It offers customizable input fields to align with user-specific requirements. 

As part of JAS’s commitment to sustainability and the environment, the JAS team has developed the CO2 Emissions Report within our JAS SmartHub platform. This new feature empowers individuals and businesses to take control of their environmental impact and make informed decisions as they work towards a greener, more sustainable future. 

Key Features of the CO2 Emissions Report: 

  • Detailed Carbon Footprint Analysis: Users will have access to a detailed breakdown of carbon emissions for each shipment, helping them understand the environmental impact of their logistics operations. 
  • All Transport Modes Covered: Whether your shipments travel by road, rail, sea, or air, the CO2 Emissions Report provides a holistic view of emissions, giving you a comprehensive overview of your carbon footprint. 
  • Customizable Input Fields: Tailor the report to your specific needs with customizable input fields. You can adjust the report to focus on the data that matters most to your business, ensuring it aligns with your sustainability goals and strategies. 

This latest addition to JAS SmartHub is part of JAS’s ongoing efforts to provide its customers with innovative and user-friendly solutions. By offering greater visibility into CO2 emissions, the team can help clients drive positive change in their supply chains, reduce their environmental impact, and achieve their sustainability targets. 

For more information on JAS SmartHub, please contact

JAS understands the intricacies of customs clearance for event logistics, and we have a dedicated team of experts who are committed to making your event a success.
October 30, 2023

Planning and executing a successful international event is no small feat. Whether it's a theater production, a grand exhibition, or a sensational concert, event organizers face numerous challenges, and one of the most critical aspects is customs clearance. Ensuring that equipment, materials, and goods clear customs smoothly and efficiently is essential to the seamless operation of your event. 

At JAS, we understand the intricacies of customs clearance for event logistics, and we have a dedicated team of experts who are committed to making your event a success. In this blog post, we'll delve into the world of event logistics and shed light on how JAS addresses customs clearance challenges for its customers. 

The Complex World of Event Logistics 

International event logistics involves careful planning and coordination. Everything from audio-visual equipment and promotional materials to exhibition displays and concert stage setups needs to be transported across international borders and reach the destination on time. This process involves dealing with various customs regulations, documentation, temporary importation rules, duties, and taxes, all while adhering to tight schedules. 

Challenges Faced in Customs Clearance for Events 

Event logistics professionals encounter several challenges when it comes to customs clearance: 

  • Tight Timelines: Events often have strict schedules, and any delay in customs clearance can disrupt the entire event. 
  • Understanding Customs Regulations: Navigating the intricacies of customs regulations, which can vary significantly between countries, can be daunting. 
  • Duties and Taxes: Incorrectly calculating or not planning for duties and taxes can result in unexpected costs that cut into the bottom line. 

How JAS Addresses These Challenges 

JAS has a proven track record of successfully managing customs clearance for event logistics. Here's how we address these challenges: 

  • Expertise: Our dedicated team of customs experts is well-versed in international regulations and can handle complex documentation, ensuring compliance and efficiency. 
  • Global Network: With a vast global network, JAS can navigate customs procedures in numerous countries, ensuring a smooth process wherever your event takes place. 
  • Timely Planning: JAS understands the importance of timely deliveries for events. We plan meticulously to ensure customs processes align with your event schedule. 
  • Temporary Importation Management: Our expertise in managing temporary importation and re-exportation processes saves you time and potential penalties. 
  • Duty and Tax Optimization: We work with our customers to minimize duties and taxes, helping you save on costs. 

Partnering with JAS for Smooth Event Logistics 

When it comes to event logistics and customs clearance, partnering with a seasoned logistics provider like JAS can make all the difference. Our expertise, global network, and commitment to excellence ensure that your event runs smoothly, without the stress of customs-related challenges. 

If you're planning an event and want to ensure flawless customs clearance, don't hesitate to reach out to JAS. We're here to help you navigate the complex world of event logistics and make your event a success.