JAS IN ASIA PACIFIC
News From JAS Worldwide - Asia Pacific Focus
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An existing customer of JAS Forwarding, a tech-based Shanghainese firm, approached JAS to handle an out-of-the-norm business situation for one of their most important customers. The shipment commodity being a storage tank which would be filled with Nitrogen gas upon arriving at it's destination, the interior of which must be ensured to be clean and free of liquid and moisture when it arrived at the consignee destination.
Ray Zhao, Senior Sales Executive and his team took up this challenge and began by analyzing the special requirements and handling concerns of this project. After thoroughly understanding the situation, they decided to work with a JAS Projects Oil & GAS office who have similar expertise in handling such commodities and were then able to develop a customized solution for the transportation of the Nitrogen gas.
First, all the shipments are covered with tarp except for the pressure gauge which is on the surface the tank. Careful handling of the tanks is ensured so that no damage is inflicted on the tank which the consignee can identify via the indicator on the pressure gauge. In addition, both bulk cargo vessel and container vessel are offered to the customers so they have more options and flexiblity to meet their customer’s strict delivery date. With such a detailed proposal, JAS stood out from the other forwarders and won the trust and approval to handle the business.
With a good record track, the consignee who is a US-listed chemical corporation now recommends JAS to their vendors and JAS is now receiving new enquiries from them.
We believe professionalism and dedication to customers will continue to bring us new opportunities, and the success with this customer is just one of those cases.
Korea is at the heart of Northeast Asia, one of the world’s top three economic regions and a global market leader in IT products, automobiles, chemicals, steel, and shipbuilding.
As of 2014, the Northeast Asian population of 1.5 billion accounted for 21% of the global population and generated 21% of global GDP. Located between China and Japan, the world’s second and third-largest economies, respectively, Korea is within a 3-hour flight of 147 cities with a population of more than 1 million. With a strong and diverse purchasing power of more than 50 million consumers, Korea is an ideal test bed for global markets and a laboratory in which to explore future markets.
JAS Korea was established in 1987 as a company specializing in freight forwarding and is the Korean branch of the JAS Forwarding Worldwide Network. At its initial establishment, JAS Korea dealt exclusively with air freights, which were made in and imported from Italy. They were mostly fashion items such as clothes, bags, and fabrics. Then, it extended its business field into the seaborne trade as well as airborne trade and began including USA and China. The products it handled have been expanded to automobile parts, machinery, and industrial materials. While Italy still covers the majority of the imports by air freight, the import volume from China by ocean freight has increased. The amount of USA imports and exports also increased because of the expansion of the JAS networks within the USA. The core of forwarding is traded volume. As Korea developed into the 8th largest import and export nation in 2014, JAS Korea has grown steadily based on its global logistics network. In the past, 70% of sales were from airborne trade only, but currently the volume of sales by air and ocean are very close in percentage.
JAS Korea built a logistics center in the Free Trade Zone of Incheon International Airport. The logistics center that was opened consists of two stories above ground as storage and four stories above ground as an office, totaling six stories. Its total ground area is 3,401 square meters (around 36,610 sq. ft.). Based on this, JAS Korea plans to strengthen its forwarding and 3PL complex logistics services. On the 1st floor of the logistics center at the Incheon International Airport, forwarding products are dealt with as a bonded warehouse and on the 2nd floor, 3PL products are stored. The 2nd floor was designed to be eight meters high with three level racks (mezzanine racks) to store as much inventory as possible.
Currently, the 3PL contract is complete with a sportswear enterprise handling various sportswear and accessories, and a famous fashion enterprise handling materials and parts for high fashion shops.
By using the complex logistics center, the customer can decrease transfer costs as well as time, because products which come from Incheon International Airport go through a clearance process on the first floor of the logistics center and are moved directly to the second floor for inventory storage.
Recently, business has been diversified with the provision of services such as 3PL (3rd Party Logistics), and BWT (the Bonded Warehouse Transaction). Previously, 3PL for JAS Korea began as a warehouse rented in Osan, South of Seoul in 2007, providing services exclusively for fashion brand enterprises in Italy. At that time, JAS Korea was focused on expanding its business, as competition in the forwarding market was intensifying. Customers asked for a one-stop distribution from customs clearance to distribution and therefore, it served as a winning situation for both JAS Korea and the customers to invest in this office and warehouse complex. Since JAS Korea provides a logistics service for the entire process of shipping from the country of origin to the consumers, it relates to a reduction in costs. Combined provisions of forwarding and 3PL prove to be very advantageous.
Competitiveness in service quality improvements is closely contested in the forwarding business. The strength of JAS Korea is in the education of its employees and the enhancement of their abilities to provide proper service for customers. JAS Korea provides specialized services for customers by reinforcing the business ability of its employees. By having employees with extensive knowledge of the forwarding business, JAS Korea can quickly and accurately cope with any request from customers. JAS Korea has an intensified education program for employees, as they actively send employees to outside education institutes and run various programs such as the regular invitation of guest lecturers. The information system which is adjusted to the specific characteristics of each customer is also a strong point of JAS Korea.
JAS Korea can now provide more information to our customers than ever before with the global roll out of Cargowise One, which is now able to deliver consistent information to our customers through the valuable tools available on our new platform. By doing this, JAS Korea can cope with whatever customers ask instantly and have a system with which customers can track and trace their shipments. Additionally, it makes it possible to improve productivity through the KPI index management.
Furthermore, JAS Korea has earned qualifications for the industry such as the IATA, the FIATA, the ISO9001 and the AEO.
The management and staff members of JAS Korea are dedicated to our worldwide trading partners, through the delivery of perfect service aimed to strengthen our trading partners’ quality, performance, and profitability. With more than 60 employees who are well experienced and educated in all aspects of forwarding and logistics and with flexibility to meet all of the requirements and challenges of the industry.
As Korea becomes one of the global market leaders, it is very important that JAS is well equipped with proper and quality resources to match and meet the demand of this fast paced market.
Starting with the National Sales Manager, we have appointed Mr. Yousuk Kim in August 2015 to head and lead the JAS Korea Sales team. Yousuk brings us more than 20 years of professional experience working with large international forwarding companies. With his leadership, the sales organization has been re-designed with the main objective on business development directed mainly towards Europe, Intra-Asia, and the USA.
To ensure we serve our customers to its full potential, it is essential to have dedicated resources in place for Key Account Management as well as our Trade-lanes development. With such resources, we are able to work proactively and further develop these areas that eventually bring benefits to our end customers with better service and pricing.
Together with the rest of the team, JAS Korea is specialized in all fields, providing professional logistics services globally as well as locally.
We are delighted to welcome Mr. Tim Wong to the company as the General Manager of Northern and Central China region who is responsible for managing and developing the region’s commercial and operational activities.
Based in Shanghai, one of our key strategic commercial locations in China, he will be supported by a team of 330 staff members with geographical coverage spanning from Shanghai to Shenyang in the North and as far as Chongqing in the western region of China.
Tim is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Logistics and Transport (CMILT), equipped with a degree in Business Administration. Along with 25 years of professional experience in Airline, Freight Forwarding, and the courier express sector, he will bring us a rich and diverse knowledge of the industry, especially in the area of Sales and Operations.
He strongly believes that accountability and dedication are vital qualities in fostering commercial achievement and achieving the long-term goals of the organization's sustainability in today's highly competitive business environment. Customers always come first! Value creation by matching customers' needs with the right competence is of the utmost importance in forging our way into the future.
You can contact him via the following:
General Manager of Northern and Central China
Email Address: email@example.com
Telephone: +86 21 3338 2798
Surabaya, Indonesia’s second-largest city, is the main port in East Java, serving cities such as Sidoarjo, Gresik, Mojokerto, Pasuruan, Jombang, and Probolinggo. Surabaya serves a market of over 40,000,000 people and with an even split between imports and exports, Surabaya annually handles over 36 Million tons by ocean and 130,000 tons by air.
Provincial growth in 2015 is estimated at 5.7% with a major contribution from small and medium enterprises. East Java Province’s main export partners are Japan, USA, China and Western Europe with the largest commodities being furniture, petrochemicals, wood, footwear, industrial machine parts, and automotive parts. Major import partners include China, Singapore, Western Europe and USA with commodities such as steel, heavy machinery and plastic goods.
JAS Indonesia is pleased to announce our new fully operational office in Surabaya. JAS Surabaya is well-positioned in this market to offer a full range of freight forwarding services and become a key component to JAS’ growth in Indonesia. JAS Surabaya Branch Manager, Sanno Santosa, and his team are ready to serve the JAS network.
To contact them, please refer to the following:
PT. JAS Worldwide Indonesia
Spazio Office Building 5th Floor, Unit S538
Jl.Mayjend Yono Soewoyo Kav.3
Graha Family | Surabaya | 60226 | Indonesia
Telephone/ Fax: +62 31 60039527
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Indonesia is a colorful country full of challenges. When it comes to shipping, import customs clearance is one of the biggest hurdles that companies can face. Navigating the many regulations and clearing your goods in a reasonable time is possible, but the correct expertise is needed. With the recent application of National Single Window (NSW) and the ability to connect to Indonesian Customs via the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) the import customs situation in Indonesia is improving.
PT JAS Worldwide Indonesia is a licensed customs brokerage firm with an in-house brokerage team committed to helping importers improve their standing with customs and move from the Red Lane to the Green Lane. Our highly efficient customs brokerage, clearance and compliance service is designed to take the complexity out of the customs process. With our network of agents throughout Indonesia, we can help you with clearance, at any port/airport of entry in Indonesia.
Contact our Indonesia Office for more information!