JAS IN ASIA PACIFIC
News From JAS Worldwide - Asia Pacific Focus
JAS APAC HQ
223 Mountbatten Road
JAS IN ASIA PACIFIC
News From JAS Worldwide - Asia Pacific Focus
JAS APAC HQ
223 Mountbatten Road
We are thrilled to announce that JAS Asia Pacific have moved headquarters to their brand-new office at TripleOne Somerset, situated in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore’s premier business district. JAS APAC has spent the past five years at Mountbatten Road and have made many great memories there. However, they couldn't be more excited about the new office space, where they look forward to making many new memories. The new office has more space to work with, it is more modern and fashionable, and most importantly it allows all the departments to work together in the same office.
After months of renovation, JAS APAC held their Office Grand Opening on the 29th of May 2019. To celebrate the successful move to the brand-new Asia Pacific Headquarters, there was a ribbon cutting ceremony, roasted pig and lion dance performances, these were the must see items on Grand Opening Day. Luncheon were provided for guests and staff after the ceremony.
Mr. Tomas Sonntag, Executive Vice President of Asia Pacific hopes all the staff are enjoying working in the new office and together they will achieve all the success the future has to offer. This marks the start of another chapter in JAS WORLDWIDE ASIA’s history.
New office address:
JAS Asia Pacific Headquarters
111 Somerset Road #06-20 TripleOne Somerset
It’s our pleasure to inform you that Mr. Gabriele Gadda has officially been appointed to the position of Finance Director for the APAC Region effective the 16th of April, 2019.
With Gabriele on board so quickly and with his knowledge of our Finance and Accounting Management, we’re able to manage the transition from the previous director more efficiently and smoothly.
Please join us in welcoming Gabriele to our APAC team and we’re sure he’ll be a great asset to our Region.
By Tomas Sonntag
JAS China & Hong Kong are glad to announce that Mr. Pei Wang will join the JAS China Corporate Office next Monday, April 8th, as Head of Global and Multinational Accounts based in Shanghai and will be reporting to Mr. Keith Ho, newly appointed Director of Trade Lanes & Global Accounts.
Pei was born in North China, but educated in New Zealand where he spent nearly half of his life and where he also started his professional career in Freight Forwarding with Expeditors and DSV in Auckland. He moved back to China to work in Shanghai back in 2013 for DSV, holding a Key Account and Global Accounts role. In recent years he moved to Fedex Trade Network Regional APAC HQ with his last position before joining JAS as Worldwide Account Manager for Asia Pacific.
JAS is excited to have Pei join our family and look forward to the talent he brings to the team.
JAS China is pleased to announce that Mr. Keith Ho has joined JAS China Corporate Office this week as Director of Trade Lanes & Global Accounts for China and Hong Kong. Keith is based in Hong Kong and reports directly to Andrea Azzimonti, Director of Sales & Marketing for JAS China.
Keith, Hong Kong family-originated, was born and educated in the Netherlands where he spent half of his life before moving to Hong Kong and establishing his own family there. He possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Prior to joining JAS, Keith’s last position held with Damco Asia Pacific was Regional Head of Sales and Trade Lane Management.
With over 20 years of experience in the freight forwarding industry, Keith will help JAS China & Hong Kong to lead and support trade lanes and global accounts team more closely.
By Andrea Azzimonti
Franck Portet is the new National Sales Manager for JAS Thailand. In his position of Sales Manager, he is responsible for the strategic and tactical oversight of sales activities to ensure that the company objectives are accomplished.
Mr. Portet is originally from France and has over 17 years of experience in the freight forwarding industry and held various roles in his term with JAS ranging from Sales Executive, RDM, KAM. He commenced his International Freight career starting out with JAS in France in 2001, moved to Hong Kong in 2002 before joining JAS Hong Kong in 2005 and JAS Shanghai in 2008.
He has accumulated a solid multicultural office management and sales leadership skills in Asia and has a Master's Degree in Business Management from the EDT school in France.
Franck has a wealth of experience in various verticals such as Manufacturing, Fashion and especially Automotive in China, where he spearheaded the development and growth of a the Global Accounts and MNC with his team of 7 key Account Managers.
As the ASEAN leader in automotive production and sales (2.1 million cars in 2018), Thailand was able to join the top 12 automotive producers worldwide. The country is also the second largest country in Southeast Asia lending to a plethora of business opportunities available to our customers.
JAS wishes the best of success to Mr. Portet and his team.
We Elevate Our Game!
Mr. Stefano Olmi, JAS VP Sales & Marketing- APAC, was excited to host his very first APAC Regional Sales Meeting on the 2nd & 3rd of October 2018 in Regent Singapore. Mr. Olmi took this opportunity to share the spirit of the slogan – “Elevate Your Game” into the meeting’s expectations. “In order to increase our chances for success (ELEVATE THE GAME) the company has to have ONE SALES STRATEGY + ONE GOAL = ONE SALES BUDGET “ – Stefano Olmi
During the meeting, the Head of Sales from all APAC country offices were encouraged to share their current setups and actions to improve their local performance and ability to aid their customers. Mr. Tomas Sonntag (EVP – APAC) also shared APAC performance and key issues as well as the current market situation presented by Head of Products. JAS APAC were also pleased to invite special guests -Mr. Stefano Redditi, JAS Worldwide EVP Sales & Marketing, and Mr. John O’Connor JAS Worldwide EVP Strategic Development to share with JAS APAC corporate news and updates, keeping the entire company together on the same page.
It was a fruitful meeting and the takeaways from Mr. Olmi were very valuable to everyone. JAS APAC will elevate their game continuously and are looking forward to a successful 2019!
Front row ( Left to right): Stefano Redditi, Kevin Ong, Tomas Sonntag, Shane Ravel, Daniele Iussa, Nina Katsuki, Stefano Olmi, Stefano Battan, Isabella Ng, Sareeya Heebtamai, Vivien Ng, Hai Nguyen Back row (Left to right): Franceschino Menconi, Michael Chu, Bob Tan, Oliver Drewniok, John O’Connor, Gary Ferreira, Peter Troy, Jens Grimpe, Yousuk Kim, Andrea Azzimonti, Raymond Phua
By Isabella Ng
JAS Hong Kong is well known as a freight forwarding service provider and one of the market leaders in fashion logistics. On October 15th, 2018, JAS Hong Kong was honored to provide a half-day session to a group of students majoring in International Fashion Retail from Reutlingen University in Germany, which included a fashion warehouse visit and seminar in the Hong Kong office by the JAS Hong Kong team.
Thanks to JAS Italian heritage, fashion runs through our blood at JAS, and JAS Hong Kong has a strong presence in major luxury and fashion brands as one-stop solution provider from freight forwarding, warehousing and distribution, to value-added services, etc. The students from Reutlingen University were invited to the Fashion Centre of Tsing Yi Warehouse, where they saw the flow of hi-end fashion garments importing from Europe via Garment-on-Hanger (GOH) and Flat-Pack consol, and value-added service including pick-and-pack, tagging, quality control and inventory management. In addition, Mr. Alex Chau, Director – Airfreight of Hong Kong & South China, and Ms. Marta Masetto, Head of Trade lane for Italy of Hong Kong & South China, shared their experience on fashion cargo operation, tailor-made GOH consol cargo in both Air Freight and Ocean Freight, as well as the development of China luxury market which is supported by partners like JAS who understand the complexity and unique nature of the country. The students were excited to learn more on the topics and raised questions on both fashion cargo and future prospects of the China luxury market.
“[To] Share our fashion expertise to the future pillars of the industry is an honor for JAS, and at the same time, it is a great opportunity to unravel how logistics & freight forwarding work hand-in-hand with clients to foster the ever-changing fashion industry.” Added Ms. Cissy Ng, General Manager of JAS Hong Kong and South China.
By Aries Yuen
JAS is proud to be quickly becoming one of the preferred partners of a luxury car manufacturer. From their offices in Italy, they are often assigning luxury cars and limited edition vehicles to be shipped by air worldwide by JAS Worldwide and in late 2018, JAS Japan was nominated to handle the air shipment of 14 brand new limited edition luxury vehicles from this manufacturer.
These special limited edition cars, available in a green paint specifically designed for the Japanese market were successfully transported by JAS Japan. This particular model is a real sports car dressed as a SUV. Marking the first model of its kind with an eight-cylinder engine.
In collaboration with Silkway Airline, JAS japan was able to get the permits for a video shooting at the Osaka airport at the arrival of the first 7 cars landing in Osaka on Friday October 19th.
By Giuseppe Favrin
Being the second largest economy and second largest importer and consumer around the globe, China has entered a new development stage during which consumption keeps increasing, indicating an enormous potential for the growth of consumption and import. To boost trade between China and other countries, as well as further open China market to the world, Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China and Shanghai Municipal Government hosted China International Import Expo (CIIE), the first-ever import-oriented expo in Shanghai China, on November 5th – 10th 2018. The expo is jointly sponsored by the World Trade Organization, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization. JAS China is proud to be invited as one of the 2,800 exhibitors in the Shanghai expo, attracting global distributors in inquiring importing service to China.
According to source, China is estimated to import more than 10 trillion US dollars’ worth of products and services to meet the need of its 1.4 billion people in the next five years. It provides a historic opportunity for global companies to enter this massive market. JAS China has developed its business presence along the coastal gateways and major cities in China, and continues to succeed in meeting customers’ expectation of fast and efficient one-stop solution of air freight, ocean freight, rail freight, local trucking, warehousing and logistics services. Customers who sell products to China could entrust their pallets to JAS China with a peace of mind, as the professional team will help customers distribute their products not only in top-tier cities like Shanghai and Beijing, but also further into lower-tier cities.
China's huge demand for imported products and services will continue to provide a historic opportunity for global companies to enter its massive market for the long run. During CIIE, JAS China has met a lot of clients, potential clients and suppliers and discussed possible cooperation in and out China.
“JAS has been and will continue to be a strategic and important partner to help clients and suppliers connecting China to the world.”, added Andrea Azzimonti, Sales Director of JAS China and Hong Kong.
By Aries Yuen
JAS Worldwide recently held a workshop for JAS agents in the Asia Pacific region. The meeting was the first of its kind as part of the company’s commitment to expand its global reach. The workshop was an open forum exploring how JAS APAC agents could further elevate JAS metrics for 2019 and the years to come.
Participants came from New Zealand, Pakistan, The Philippines, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Cambodia.
Joining the gathering from JAS included Asia’s EVP, Asia’s Air VP, Asia’s Sales VP, the Managing Director of JAS Thailand, and JAS Worldwide Management’s VP of Agent Relations.
Special invites to the meeting included Israel’s Reuven Krief who spoke about his valued experience as a JAS agent, India’s National Manager Ocean Freight, who provided valuable information and offered support in the Indian sub-continent, and USA’s Senior Director of Air Freight who presented the USA’s Air Product and solutions.
All participants left the workshop enthusiastic about elevating their game.
From left to right: Emil De Rosairo - Aitken Spence Shipping Limited, Haider Ali - Swift Shipping, Dirk Ravensteiner - JAS, Katrina Jenners - Jenners Worldwide Freight, Ahmad Omar - wift Shipping, Nalin Sampath - Ace Bangladesh, Brahim Jarmache - JAS, Roedrich Hoffmann - JAS, Rajendra Chhetry - Brisk Forwarding, Jens Grimpe - JAS, Eli Balolong - Inland, Rajesh Kunder - JAS, Tomas Sonntag - JAS, Stefano Olmi - JAS, Bralee Pimolvichayakit - JAS
On August 16th 2018, the commencement of the first China-Europe block train service was marked by a ceremony in Fuzhou, Jiangxi Province. It was attended by top government officials from Fuzhou, Customs officers, key representatives from local enterprises as well as JAS corporate representatives from both China and Germany.
The attendees included Bruce Ning, General Manager of Northern and Central China, Kitty Yuen, Head of Ocean Freight (South China), Steven Su, Branch Manager (Xiamen), Tina Zhou, Branch Manager (Ningbo) and Bernd Scheunemann, BDM - Frankfurt (Germany).
The launch of the first block train service was of enormous significance for both the Fuzhou government and JAS China. The train, carrying its first dedicated 41-containers containing products produced by local companies, marked the official start of a railway partnership between Fuzhou and JAS China. As part of China’s ‘Belt and Road’ initiative, both Fuzhou and JAS China seek to facilitate trade links between China, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. It is strongly believed this will bring much better connectivity and will act to further boost trade for the local surrounding catchment area among Jiangxi province.
The move follows close collaboration among local municipalities, shippers, consignees, rail operator China Rail Express, local customs, and JAS China being the end to end logistics service provider. This train departs from Fuzhou, passes through the Manzhouli border and onwards through Russia, Belorussia, and Poland before finally arriving at Hamburg in Germany. This dedicated train service traverses 5 countries, traveling a total of 16,000 km in 17 days. JAS strives to do its best in providing customers with secure and reliable door-to-door rail service, which presents greater flexibility as faster option to sea freight and cheaper than air freight for time-sensitive goods. In addition, GPS monitoring and other value-added services are also available.
JAS China, with its head office in Hong Kong has 17 owned offices across China to cope with the ever-increasing logistics needs in the region. The organization has over 600 specialized staff, offers a wide range of products in air freight, ocean freight, sea/air services, customs brokerage, logistics warehouses and other related services.
Organized by the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce (as “CICC”), Panda d’Oro Award 2018 and Annual Gala Dinner was hosted in Shanghai on June 9th, 2018. The award ceremony commended Italian and Chinese enterprises that have made excellent achievements in promoting bilateral trade between China and Italy. JAS China was honored with the “The Silk Road Panda Award" for its contribution and engagement in projects aimed at increasing connectivity along the new Silk Road. Bruce Ning, General Manager, and Mario Tasso, Head of Logistics of JAS Forwarding (China) Co., Ltd., attended the ceremony and received the award on JAS’s behalf.
Benefited by the promotion of ‘One Belt One Road’ policy by the Chinese Government, there has been significant development of rail infrastructures between China and Europe. Therefore, JAS China has now also extended its scope of business from traditional air freight, sea freight, warehousing, and logistics to rail freight between China and Europe, which is driven by strong consumer demand and limited air freight space in the market.
JAS China provides door-to-door FCL and LCL rail services on both Eastbound and Westbound, transporting light industrial goods, electronics, mechanical, and automotive parts. Eastbound shipments will be consolidated at Hamburg or Duisburg hubs operated by JAS Germany, and devanned at Zhengzhou, Wuhan or Chengdu hubs for further local trucking distribution. On the other hand, shipments going Westbound will be handled in JAS’s CFS service hubs in Wuhan or Hefei in China, and Hamburg or Warsaw in Europe. Rail freight service is a perfect solution if customers seek cost-effect transportation compared to air freight, and at the same time, with shorter transit time compared to ocean freight.
In addition, as JAS China is actively involved in logistics and freight forwarding services for Italian companies in China, Mario Tasso is pleased to be appointed as the coordinator of CICC’s Logistics Working Group in 2018.
To find out more about JAS China and Europe Rail Freight service, please contact our Ningbo Branch below:
By Aries Yuen
On May 31st, 2018, JAS Malaysia handled the airfreight shipment of a Glass Bottle Crushing Machine from New Zealand to Tioman Island, Malaysia, on behalf of their customer, Reef Check Malaysia.
Reef Check is an international marine conservation non-profit organization and was established in the USA in 1996. Reef Check was then established in Malaysia in 2007. Reef Check protects, restores, and revives coral reefs. They conduct an annual coral reef check survey to assess the health of the reefs around the islands of Malaysia and strive to educate and build public awareness about coral reef rehabilitation programs.
The shipment handover was at Mersing jetty and arrived in good condition in less than a week from when it was shipped. The machine will be used to recycle all glass bottles on the island to reduce waste. The recycled glass silica waste will be used to build a concrete base for a coral reef rehabilitation unit.
On July 25th, 2018, JAS Malaysia not only channeled the proceeds of the airfreight shipment, but also presented a check donation to Mr. Julian Hyde, General Manager of Reef Check Malaysia. The donation was presented by Managing Director of JAS Malaysia, Mr. Mervin Lin, at the JAS Malaysia Bangsar HQ.
Both organizations took time as well to exchange thoughts regarding the possibility of working together for future projects.
“The recently delivered glass crushing machine has proved a great hit on Tioman, and it is now helping us to solve a huge problem there – dealing with the mountain of glass that has grown over the years. The crushed glass is now being used to make concreate that forms the base of reef rehabilitation units, so it is being recycled to great effect.
We are very grateful to JAS for their help and expertise in getting the machine delivered – it’s something we know absolutely nothing about. Their service was quick and efficient throughout, and we are very grateful to them for that, and their kind donation towards our work.” – Mr Julian Hyde, General Manager - Reef Check Malaysia
Pictures: Mr. Julian Hyde, General Manager – Reef Check Malaysia (on the left) with the Mr. Mervin Lin, Managing Director – JAS Worldwide Malaysia (on the right)
By: Bob Tan, VP – Sales & Marketing, JAS Worldwide Malaysia
It was Philip Huang, Managing director of JAS Taiwan, who had the great honor of representing JAS in receiving the 2017 Million Dollar Sales Award from Mr. Jack Chin – Deputy G.M. of China Airlines Taiwan on May 9, 2018.
Mr. Huang had to say this upon receiving the award:
"This annual award represents JAS Taiwan's solid business relationship with the number one national flag airline in Taiwan as well as their appreciation of JAS Taiwan for contributing to the large amount of air cargo tonnage exporting from Taiwan to worldwide destinations in the last year."
China Airlines in-service fleet has 87 aircrafts, including 69 passenger jets and 18 freighters that fly out to 151 destinations in 29 countries/districts (as of April 2018). Their overall air cargo loading tonnage is ranked within the Top 10 in the world annually. In terms of their reliable service, flight frequency, competitive rate, and space availability in peak season, JAS Taiwan selects China Airlines as one of its strategical business partners and have been offering their services to our valued customers since 2007. JAS is more than happy that our clients always gain the commercial advantage by using this JAS partnership with China Airlines.
By Philip Huang
Situated in the Yangtze River Delta in China, the unique and modern city of Shanghai is a global transport hub and financial center, home to the world's busiest container port and the world' most populous city.
JAS is proud to be a part of this booming city and is now offering more Ocean LCL services than ever, originating out of Shanghai, giving our customers more choices and better opportunities to meet their business needs.
Introducing JAS Shanghai to Singapore LCL services and JAS Shanghai to Houston LCL services. These are the two newest service offerings for the JAS LCL Services out of Shanghai.
Other JAS LCL services out of Shanghai include service offerings to Busan, South Korea; Charleston, USA; Chicago, USA; Felixstowe, United Kingdom; Genoa, Italy; Hamburg, Germany; Los Angeles, USA; Manzanillo, Mexico; Melbourne, Australia; Memphis, USA; Nhava Sheva, India; New York City, USA; and Santos, Brazil.
Find out all about our JAS LCL Services and specifically our newest LCL offerings below.
By Jessica Motley
The JAS Projects - Oil & Gas China office recently moved five cactus nozzles on container vessels as a break-bulk shipment from China to the job site located in the Jubail industry zone in KSA. The five cactus nozzles belong to a shutdown order of an EPC Project. Dims & weight of the cactus nozzles: L6.90m x W6.60m x H3.30mm / 40 tons each.
JAS PO&G China had to move the cactus nozzles from Maoming city in China to the job site within a short time frame. Given the importance of the cargo, the JAS PO&G China office planned out the most economical method and route within the given time frame for moving the cargo.
Considering the extreme dimensions, the JAS PO&G China office mobilized a sea-going barge to bring the cargo from Maoming to Shekou seaport to connect to the ocean vessel. At Shekou seaport, the JAS PO&G China office worked together with a container carrier to load the five cactus nozzles directly from the barge onto a container vessel under the break bulk model, by which the transit time ex. Shekou port to Damman port was managed & shortened.
Upon cargo arrival at Dammam port, JAS PO&G DMM office positioned axles hydraulic trailers to receive the cargo directly from the vessel and delivered to jobsite at Jubail industry zone.
All five cactus nozzles were successfully delivered to the job site prior to the shutdown date and in good condition.
By Leo Wu
On the 11th of April, Mr. Bruce Ning, General Manger for Northern and Central JAS China, was invited to conduct a talk to a group of MBA students from Vlerick Business School in Belgium. Vlerick Business School is a triple-accredited, international business school at the heart of Europe – ranked number one in the Benelux for executive education.
The venue was held at the JAS Shanghai office where more than 35 MBA students attended the talk. The topics covered by Mr. Ning included company introduction, snapshot at trade in China, export and import market, e-commerce market and case studies. The group was extremely interested in the topics and asked a lot of questions related to the forwarding industry. Some participants raised the question about AI and the potential role it may play as a game changer in the logistics and freight forwarding industry.
Mr. Ning concluded by saying “it is an honor for JAS to be able to share with Belgium’s best and brightest minds about how things work in the logistics business and freight forwarding’s role in global trade."
By: Vivian Zhou
JAS Mexico extended a warm welcome to Mr. Andrea Azzimonti, Sales Director for JAS China & Hong Kong, while visiting Mexico in February 2018.
China and Mexico have been strong partners for ages, especially during recent years with collaboration increasing, the business and the Trade-Lane volume has been growing substantially thanks to dedicated resources, excellent interactions, constant business trips, and most importantly because of a successful team of young and passionate sales people!
Congratulations to Mr. Claudio Testa, Managing Director, Mr. Michel Farah, Sales Director and all of the JAS Mexico team for the 20th Anniversary of JAS Mexico!
By Andrea Azzimonti
In 2018, JAS Projects Oil & Gas Australia and JAS Australia were awarded ongoing trusted trader status by the Australian Border Force (Customs). The Australian Trusted Trader logo is an internationally recognized mark of quality that signifies a business has met or exceeded international supply chain security and trade compliance standards.
Benefits of Australian Trusted Trader
The Australian Trusted Trader program (ATT) rewards accredited businesses with a growing range of trade facilitation benefits to improve international market access.
These benefits currently include:
Trusted Traders have access to differentiated examinations in countries where Australia has signed a Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA).
ATT has established MRAs between the Australian Government and some of our key trading partners including:
MRAs provide Australian Trusted Trader exporters with faster access to international markets through reciprocal arrangements with our MRA partner countries. Recognition of the ATT logo in these countries builds confidence in Australian businesses and the security of their international supply chain.
MRAs are currently being pursued with a number of other key trading partners including Singapore, Thailand and China.
By Glenda Livingstone
Established in 1980, JAS Hong Kong is an expert in offering professional freight forwarding service for clients in various business fields. One of those fieldS is food and beverage, one of the verticals in which JAS excels among others in the industry. COOP is a system of Italian consumers' cooperatives which operates the largest supermarket chain in Italy. Buying products directly from associated companies – mainly for food, and sourcing all household items/ accessories from the Far East to Italy (approximately 5,000/ TEUS per year). In November 2017, the Members of the Boards from COOP Italy decided to arrange a tour, visiting in China and Hong Kong to better understand the supply chain process and export logistics procedure. JAS Hong Kong was honored to be appointed by COOP Far East to arrange onsite port visits, as well as provide market insights on the Chinese freight forwarding business.
To allow our COOP visitors from Italy to have a real vision on our industry capabilities, an onsite visit to Hong Kong MTL terminal was arranged by JAS Hong Kong, which provided them with a detailed idea of how our local process works, e.g. vessel loading/unloading procedure, terminal workflow and timing. In addition, Mr. Gabriele Benedetti, CEO of JAS China and Hong Kong, was also invited by COOP to be one of the spokespersons in a conference co-organized by COOP and the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong on the 13th of November 2017. The audience was inspired by Mr. Benedetti’s professional overview on the current Chinese freight forwarding system, and also his insight on the future development of China, especially the One Belt One Road System.
Going forward, JAS Hong Kong and China will continue to strive to explore business opportunities in the food and beverage market, and are happy to answer any questions you may have!
By Marta Masetto
The Italian heritage of JAS has equipped the JAS team with profound understanding on the unique nature of luxury fashion logistics, and JAS Hong Kong has successfully extended its services from GOH (Garment On Hanger), inventory control, pick & pack services, etc. to marketing showcase projects for luxury fashion brands.
Prada, one of the top Italian luxury fashion brands, sees JAS as the trustworthy partner, and JAS Hong Kong has carried out Prada’s itinerant marketing project, which involves both the freight forwarding and installation service of a Pop-up Showcase in several major Far Eastern countries, including Korea, Hong Kong, China and Singapore.
The Prada Pop-up Showcase project involves 53 cargo loads of total 230cbm, completely made in Italy. The showcase cargos were shipped by air to Hong Kong and then transferred to Macau for the first stage of the installation. The shipment, as soon as it arrived at Hong Kong International Airport, was transferred to JAS Hong Kong’s Ocean Freight Warehouse for loading onto containers and flat rack platforms, and then transferred to Macao.
The main structure of the Prada Pop-up Showcase – a full-size railway wagon with window display and marketing areas – was handled by JAS Hong Kong with night deliveries to facilitate unloading and installation operation as per the installation plan provided by Prada. After the Macau showcase, JAS will continue the itinerary of Prada Pop-up Showcases in the Far East touching Korea, Hong Kong, China and Singapore until September 2018.
By Marta Masetto
On January 31, 2017, JAS China celebrated its 20th anniversary. To celebrate this occasion, JAS Shanghai invited top loyal customers and supporters to the JAS Shanghai Anniversary Annual Dinner to honor their continuous development and dedication to JAS. In addition, Gabriele Benedetti, CEO of JAS China, also thanked guests for coming from all over the world, including the JAS Founder & Chairman, Biagio Bruni, JAS President & CEO, Marco Rebuffi, and several JAS colleagues from Italy, EMEA, Germany, the Americas, and APAC, to enjoy the joyful celebration.
The 20th Anniversary Dinner's theme “Just Always Super” resonates with our company name – JAS, and indicates that JAS China has always been, and will always continue its service to clients with superb quality. JAS China was pleased to celebrate its 20th year of success with special sand-painting shows during a gala dinner, which displayed the history and future of JAS China - the growth of JAS from Milan, Italy and including the transition to the JAS Atlanta Global Training Center, as well as expansion in China across several cities. At the same time, the shows displayed JAS looking forward to another fruitful 20 years with the united efforts of every one in JAS China.
Gabriele thanked all the employees for their diligence and endless support, which contributes to JAS China’s success today with more than 600 people across China.
By Aries Yuen
VOITH IN (India) awarded JAS with the opportunity to handle their 2nd CAPEX import project of paper fabric machinery into completely knocked down (CKD) form. Shipping from their subsidiary VOITH U.S., in their North Carolina facility, to the VOITH IN, Faridabad plant.
The Technical & Engineering Team from VOITH IN visited the U.S. plant to supervise the dismantling of the plant & machinery and package it in a manner that could be stuffed into a 40HC shipper owed container (SOC), with the help of special MHE's (material handling equipment).
The objective was the ability to reassemble and erect the plant & machinery at the destination VOITH IN Faridabad plant in the shortest possible time and get the plant up and running in the shortest gestation period.
Trish & Jeff at JAS USA did an excellent job of hosting the VOITH IN overseas team and coordinating the visit and cargo inspections at VOITH NC US site, in addition to sharing their know-how and expertise on packaging to optimism the container stuffing.
Our JAS USA team also helped source and Buy SOC containers Lloyd certified, on behalf of VOITH IN. This was followed by systematic & meticulous planning for stuffing, drayage, and on board the vessel with no additional costs incurred like over-time, chassis halting, storage or demurrage charges. It was a seamless operation and effortlessly done all during the Christmas holiday season. Way to go JAS USA.
As a testimony of the good service & customer experience VOITH IN experienced, they have placed repeat orders/inquiries for the second Lot, a total of three Lots, of the same plant & machinery. There is approximately 800 tons to move partially containerized (SOC) & Break-Bulk.
By Arun Nikkam
In Chinese society, it is tradition for companies to show gratitude to their clients for their continuous support all year round before the Chinese New Year. In 2018, JAS Hong Kong organized its first customer luncheon that welcomed the top clients and JAS management team from all over the world to the Hyatt Regency Tsim Sha Tsui on February 2, 2018.
As a WAT Meeting was held in Hong Kong during the same week, Graeme Robinson, Executive Vice President of Operations, was invited to be the honorary speaker and provided air freight and ocean freight market updates to JAS Hong Kong VIP and top potential clients. The luncheon provided an opportunity for the clients to meet and greet the JAS Management team from WW, Americas, EMEA, APAC, USA, Italy, and Germany. It also enabled JAS Hong Kong to closely connect and interact with clients, and explore business opportunities.
The luncheon was successful and the audience was pleased to receive the latest market updates and learn about how JAS is positioning towards the market from Graeme.
With this opportunity, JAS Hong Kong thanks the participants for their endless trust and support, and would like to wish everyone a happy Chinese New Year of the Dog!
Since the establishment of JAS China and Hong Kong, Italy has always been one of the most important business partners for Hong Kong, which contributes almost 25 percent of business for China and Hong Kong. This is a strong indicator that both countries are deeply engaged in cultivating this important trade lane. JAS Italy and JAS Hong Kong decided it was important to meet in person and really get to know one another.
To welcome the visit of Mr. Franco Pinzani, General Manager Seafreight Division from JAS Italy, in late October 2017, the Italy trade lane team in JAS Hong Kong arranged top customer visits and a fabulous Italian dinner with Mr.Pinzani. This dinner meeting with Mr. Pinzani strengthened the JAS Hong Kong and JAS Italy network partnership and brought names to faces, and also proved that no matter where in the world a JAS Team member is, they are all "100% Made In Italy."
JAS China & Hong Kong look forward to growing the Italy trade lane even more in the coming year.
By Aries Yuen
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