JAS IN ASIA PACIFIC
News From JAS Worldwide - Asia Pacific Focus
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Parker Hannifin Indonesia (a subsidiary of Parker Hannifin Corporation USA), began its presence in Indonesia in 2008 as a Rep. Office to Parker Hannifin Singapore. In 2013, Parker Indonesia became an incorporated company and began operations as PT Parker Hannifin Indonesia. Today they have grown to a staff of 40, serving customers throughout Indonesia.
PT JAS Worldwide Indonesia has been working with PT Parker Hannifin since 2016 and is supporting Parker with all of their import needs. JAS has helped Parker with several challenging situations relating to changes in import regulations and helped Parker sustain its flow of product to its customers. On July 19, 2017, JAS was honored to be the only International Freight Forwarder invited to attend the Grand opening of Parker’s new office and warehouse in Tangerang BSD near Jakarta.
Dynamic new site expands content richness to help visitors learn about JAS
Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAS Worldwide. is inviting visitors to explore its newly launched website. The site has been designed to offer the ultimate user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality while allowing customers and other information seekers to see the full service portfolio JAS offers.
Created with the user experience in mind, the site includes many new features to help visitors quickly and easily navigate and find the freight forwarding, logistics, and supply chain service information they need. New features include:
Visitors to the new site can stay informed with the latest JAS and industry news through the regional news pages. The news section of the site contains rich online content such as technical information, press releases, featured services, and newsletter stories. This content is easily accessed from the footer of any page, regional landing pages, as well as via the RSS ticker at the top of the home page.
JAS Worldwide is committed to providing service at a level of excellence that exceeds every industry standard and it does so at a competitive price. JAS accomplishes this by creating an environment that encourages and rewards our employees on reaching their full potential by emphasizing quality service to our customers.
We are pleased to announce that JAS Taiwan has been awarded with the Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) Award - Forwarder & Custom Broker. Mr. Philip Huang, Managing Director of JAS Taiwan had the honor to receive this award from Mr. Chang Sheng Ford, Minister of Finance of the Republic of China in Taipei on May 10, 2016.
JAS Taiwan has been a certified AEO company since September 2012 and had been recommended by the Taiwan Customs Administration to the Ministry of Finance for this prestigious award. Out of the 312 AEO certified companies from the Supply-Chain international trade, JAS is ranked among the Top 50 Awardees.
Companies awarded this are entitled to all of the benefits of being an AEO-certified company, along with the following additional benefits:
Receiving this award not only proves the operation quality that JAS Taiwan has, but also proves our ability to provide faster Customs processing which will allow our customers to export and import internationally with greater efficiency.
As you may be aware, amendments to the International Convention for the Safety Of Life At Sea (“SOLAS”), will go into effect globally on July 1, 2016.
The recent amendment, which was adopted by International Maritime Organization (IMO) Member States, requires that a shipper verify the gross mass (Verified Gross Mass or VGM) of a container’s cargo/contents to the underlying carrier and terminal operator. While carriers, terminals and shippers alike will be affected by the new rules, the burden will primarily rest with shippers to provide the VGM.
Without a VGM, the amendments prohibit the vessel operator from loading a packed container.
As stated, from July 1st, the weight of the container and the cargo contained therein must be documented. Estimated weights are not allowed.
There are two options permissible in determining the weight or Verified Gross Mass (VGM) of the cargo and container.
They are as follows:
Method 1: Weighing
After it has been completely packed and sealed, the container can be weighed. The weighing can be performed by the shipper or by a third party contracted by the shipper (please refer to Chapter 5.11 of the SOLAS guideline).
Any scale, weighbridge, lifting equipment or other devices used to verify the gross mass of the container must meet the applicable accuracy standards and requirements of the state in which the equipment is being used (please refer to Chapter 2.1 of the SOLAS guideline).
Method 2: Calculating
All packages and cargo items may be weighed individually (including the mass of pallets, dunnage and other packing and securing material) and must be added to the tare of the container visible on the exterior of the container (please refer to Chapter 5.1.2 of the SOLAS guideline).
The method used for weighing the container’s content is subject to the certification an approval as determined by the competent authority of the state in which the packing and sealing of the container were completed (please refer to Chapter 22.214.171.124 of the SOLAS guideline).
Any weighing equipment used to weigh the contents of the container must meet the applicable accuracy standards and requirements of the state in which the equipment is being used (please refer to Chapter 2.1 of the SOLAS guideline).
There is currently no single document uniformly determined to be acceptable to verify the weight. Rather, the information can come via a weight certificate, separate documentation, or part of the shipping instructions.The amendment states that “irrespective of its form,” the document declaring the VGM should be signed by a person duly authorized by the shipper.
For shipper loaded FCL containers, JAS Forwarding requires a VGM from the shipper. Upon request, JAS Forwarding can have the container and content weighed at an outside weigh station.
Unless JAS Forwarding arranged the weighing of the container or has a weight certificate from an independent authority, JAS Forwarding will require a VGM certification from the shipper, prior to the carrier VGM cut off. The VGM cut off will be provided by the carrier at the time of booking.
JAS Forwarding, unless otherwise notified in writing, will ensure that the VGM is communicated to the carrier by one of the following methods:
The carrier itself is not obliged to cross-check the VGM received. Independent of the party verifying and sending the VGM, it remains the responsibility of the shipper that the carrier and terminal operator receive the information in time.
Once the Ocean Carrier receives the VGM, the Shipper’s responsibilities are complete.
It is unclear yet what stance of the various Ports and Terminals will take globally. Some have announced that they will not accept containers into the terminal unless a VGM has already been submitted. Some have announced that they will accept containers but will be unable to weigh them, and others have confirmed that upon request, they will be able to weigh the container.
However, it is clear that if the VGM is not received by the VGM cut off, the container cannot be loaded on to the vessel.
As we get closer to the deadline, and industry groups coalesce into creating common forms, we will provide the documentation for the shipper’s certification.
Where can relevant documents be found? (links)
a) Official SOLAS guideline
b) Status of national legislations
c) Guidelines regarding the verified gross mass of a container carrying cargo
d) Guidelines for improving safety and implementing the SOLAS container weight verification requirements
Executive Vice President of Operations
JAS Worldwide Management Inc.
About 230 JAS staff members and guests from overseas gathered on January 22nd, 2016 at the Cordis Hotel in Hong Kong to celebrate JAS Hong Kong's 35th anniversary during the Annual Dinner. We are honored to have various top management and friends from around the world, including the Chairman, Mr. Bruni and his family, and President & CEO, Mr. Marco Rebuffi to grace this joyful occasion with their presence.
Apart from celebrating our 35th year anniversary, it also marked an important milestone for Mr. Alex Chau, Airfreight Director of South China & Hong Kong. Alex joined us in 1986 and in the past 30 years, he has proven to be one of our most loyal and diligent pillars of the company. To show our recognition and appreciation of Alex’s hard work, a trophy was presented to him by JAS Management.
JAS Hong Kong was initially set up as a small office with only 25 staff members. JAS now operates with more than 650 employees within 16 offices in China, including 170 employees in Hong Kong. JAS China CEO, Mr. Gabriele Benedetti believes the Success of JAS Hong Kong goes to everybody involved, he is sure that everyone is as proud and happy to witness this development as he is. Even though the family continues to grow bigger and bigger, it is fortunate that the team spirit has never been lost and the fighting spirit that everyone carries in our JAS DNA will only make the JAS future better.
Once again, Mr. Benedetti took the opportunity to thank everyone in JAS Hong Kong for their contribution to the company, as well as the continued support that they have been receiving from JAS Worldwide Management, Overseas Partners, Regional Offices and last but not least its Customers.
JAS Hong Kong was proudly awarded the Hong Kong’s Most Valuable Companies (HKMVC) award for 2016 as the Winner for Excellence in Logistics Services from the Mediazone Group, the renowned international business magazine publisher. This annual business award has been around for more than 10 years, recognizing the companies which provide valuation contribution to Hong Kong. In the past, HKMVC winners have included Canon, NEC, Volkswagen, Ernst & Young etc.
Gabriele Benedetti, the Chief Executive Officer of JAS Hong Kong, was invited to an interview by Mediazone, and shared the key of success in winning the business and trust of JAS customers, “we have transformed ourselves from a pure freight forwarding provider to a solution provider by offering more logistics services including warehousing, distributions, and technology solutions for our clients.”
The award ceremony was held on November 12, 2015, at the Harbour Grand Kowloon Hotel. We are honored to announce the following staff in receiving this award on behalf of JAS Hong Kong:
- Sven Boekhorst - Vice President of Ocean Freight - APAC
- Lavinia Chan - Sales Director - South China
- Kitty Yuen - Director, Head of Ocean Freight - South China
- Brian Groebsch - Transport & Logistic Management Assistant, Ocean Freight – APAC
More details about the interview and the award event can be viewed on Mediazone’s official website shown below.