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JAS India Relocates Mumbai Branch

In line with its growth, JAS India relocates Mumbai Branch

Sonal Singhal
April 20, 2022
Stefano Olmi (Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Asia Pacific) and Sonal Singhal (Managing Director-India)
Stefano Olmi (Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Asia Pacific) and Sonal Singhal (Managing Director-India)

Since JAS India began its operations more than 15 years ago, it has established a strong presence within the local market. In line with its current growth, JAS India is pleased to announce the relocation of its Mumbai branch to a new and modern workspace.

Through its relocation to a modern workspace, JAS India continues to provide team members with access to a collaborative and positive work environment. Of further importance, the new branch allows for the freight forwarding and project entities to work together in the same place.

The opening of the new location on March 17, 2022, was presided over by Stefano Olmi, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Asia Pacific, and Sonal Singhal, Managing Director of JAS India.

About JAS India

JAS India, a global freight forwarding services provider, has been present in India since 2005. In addition to the global air and sea freight services, handled by a global "one file" IT solution, JAS India offers comprehensive solutions such as 3PL service and customs clearance services.

JAS Hong Kong Featured in The ItalianCham Magazine

The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Macao
April 19, 2022
Hong Kong Skyline
Hong Kong Skyline

The Greater Bay Area (GBA) is a significant contributor to China’s steady growth in manufacturing and shipping. With an economy larger than some countries it is seeing increased capital investments in a variety of areas.

Current projects that are preparing the region for the future include enhancements of Peral River Delta ports which will lead to the growth of high-end maritime services. Investments in the local air freight infrastructure will be critical to continued growth as well.  

These projects set the stage for flexibility in the future as e-commerce continues to grow and customers needs evolve.  

After entering into the local market more than 40 years ago, JAS currently has over 700+ specialized staff and offers consolidation and logistics warehousing services in dozens of locations throughout mainland China.

“JAS has fully leveraged these advantages by developing a closely connected network in Greater Bay Area (GBA), including Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Zhongshan to provide first-class, comprehensive, and customer-focused services. Our expertise in E-commerce logistics, Distribution and Warehousing service further complements Hong Kong’s high global connectedness and its role as a regional logistics hub in GBA.” - The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Macao.

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JAS Japan Gains Key Pharma Certification

The JAS Kansai Airport (KIX) location (Osaka) has been awarded the IATA (International Air Transport Association) CEIV Pharma (Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics) certification for excellence in pharmaceutical and healthcare air transportation and handling in March of this year.

The JAS Pharma & Healthcare team in Japan completed comprehensive preparations and a rigorous audit process to achieve IATA CEIV Pharma certification in collaboration with the KIX Pharma Community. The CEIV Pharma certification addresses this important industry's need for specific and strict standards for safety, security, compliance, and efficiency when transporting biological and medical material by air.

"In addition to the current GDP certification status, the IATA CEIV Pharma certification furthers the team's commitment to delivering the highest quality services to our clients in the Pharma & Healthcare industry," explained David Bang, Executive Vice President, Pharma & Healthcare.

JAS Pharma & Healthcare comprises a dedicated core team covering key regions and countries supported by more than 450 trained and certified team members operating throughout the growing network of GDP-certified locations around the world.

From the left: Stefano Olmi, Tomas Sonntag, Helmut Leibbrandt, Kevin Ong, Stefano Battan
PUMA Partnership Builds Trusted Results

During a special visit to the JAS APAC Regional Office, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Management and Logistics for PUMA North America Mr. Helmut Leibbrandt thanked the team for its ongoing support. As part of his acknowledgment for their efforts, Mr. Leibbrandt presented an award to APAC Executive Vice President Mr. Tomas Sonntag.  

The award also marked PUMA North America’s outstanding performance in 2021. During a time when other companies have struggled with supply chain disruptions and other pandemic-induced setbacks, PUMA North America posted strong growth. Brand momentum and operational flexibility contributed to the brand’s impressive performance. JAS APAC has been a vital part of that recipe for sustainability.

PUMA NORTH America has worked with JAS since 2009 when Kevin Ong joined JAS in that year.

JAS APAC Global Account Director Kevin Ong had a previous relationship with Mr. Helmut Leibbrandt that began in 1997.

Seventy percent of PUMA North America’s volume comes out of Vietnam. It is vitally important to have a logistics and supply chain management partner with strong APAC connections. Vietnam was a challenging market to manage, even before adding the complications of a global pandemic. JAS provides innovative solutions to PUMA to keep their products moving smoothly and on time.  

Congratulations to the entire JAS family for its contributions to PUMA NORTH America’s ongoing success!

JAS Appoints New Vice President of Marketing

JAS Worldwide is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Jinadu-Wright as VP of Marketing.  Jennifer will be driving JAS’ global branding and marketing strategies by leveraging her 20 years of experience with building high performing teams and her philosophy of continuously seeking new ways to connect with customers, keeping the customer experience at the forefront.

Throughout her impressive career, Jennifer has held positions across various product and service sectors in Europe and the US, bringing a multidimensional perspective to her marketing strategies.  A leader in the brand management space, her accomplishments include the development of sales programs and new business initiatives, designing and launching websites, and implementation of digital ad strategies, all of which led to significant increases in revenue contribution and enhanced brand equity.  “While Jennifer’s achievements are very impressive, I am most excited about the energy and passion she brings for coaching, leading, and collaborating with teams to deliver exceptional results”, said JAS Chief Commercial Officer, Carol Kijac. “We know that with her extensive experience and creativity she will be a great asset to our team”.

About JAS Worldwide

JAS was founded in 1978 in Milan, Italy. Over the last four decades, JAS has grown from regional roots to a global force in freight forwarding. Today, JAS covers 100+ countries with 380 offices and official agent locations and has over 5,000 employees globally.

Jackie Quah, JAS APAC Director Quality & Compliance, Pharma & Healthcare
Pharma & Healthcare Vertical Expands APAC Leadership Team

JAS Worldwide APAC is pleased to announce the arrival of Jackie Quah as the new Director, Quality and Compliance, Pharma & Healthcare, APAC. Jackie has over 14 years of experience in quality management and compliance across a variety of technical and managerial roles. She has a wide breadth of pharmaceutical and medical device experience spanning from site operations to APAC functions, including extended experiences in the US.

She also has a strong technology background working with various analytics tools, system implementations, and technology automation. Her work experience includes manufacturing quality assurance, quality systems, compliance operations, quality improvement initiatives, deviation or non-conformance investigation, risk management, CAPA, change control, as well as managing regulatory inspections and client audits. Her quest for innovation also leads her to be at the forefront of the industry trends and the key drivers to meeting the customer requirements. Jackie is a certified ISO 9001, ISO 14971, and ISO 13485 auditor.

JAS is excited to have Jackie join the organization and strengthen its APAC organization to drive the development of our Pharma & Healthcare footprint. Her arrival is a part of JAS' ongoing and long-term investment in the pharma and healthcare logistics industry.

JAS Indonesia Accommodates Rapid Growth

JAS Indonesia has recently undergone expansions and renovations at both its Jakarta and Surabaya Branches to accommodate its ever-growing team.

The renovations, which highlight the rapid growth and success of JAS within the Indonesian market, include updated branding throughout both the Jakarta and Surabaya Branches. The Surabaya Branch renovations also involved the expansion of the workspace, which allows staff members to have their own workspace and provides them with additional flexibility.

With the renovation and expansion, the teams in Indonesia are better positioned to accommodate future growth and success as they work to serve and support both current and future clients moving into 2022 and beyond.

About JAS Indonesia

Established in 2006 in Jakarta, JAS Indonesia has dozens of dedicated and experienced team members to support any of your regional and global transportation needs. The team focuses on air and sea (LCL & FCL), imports, exports, domestic services (air, sea, and inland freight), licensed custom house brokerage, and distribution.

P. A. Sushil, Sales Manager – Pharma & Healthcare.
JAS India Focuses on Pharma & Healthcare

As JAS continues to expand in the Pharma & Healthcare vertical across the globe, the team in India is committed to be a part of this journey by bringing in the relevant expertise both in people and infrastructure, dedicated to providing customers with best-in-class service and solutions. As a part of this focus, JAS India is pleased to announce the arrival of P. A. Sushil as the Sales Manager – Pharma & Healthcare.

Sushil will be strategically based out of Hyderabad in Southern India. His past experience and relationships in the industry will help expand the JAS customer base while emphasizing quality and service delivery tailored to the requirements of the Pharma and Healthcare industry.

Sushil brings with him more than 25 years of experience in foreign trade, holding past roles in strategic and leadership positions not only in commercial/sales but also branch management. In the past, he has demonstrated his ability in leading teams, managing P&L, market development, revenue generation, and profit maximization with his key focus being Pharma & Healthcare.

About JAS India

JAS India, a global freight forwarding services provider, has been present in India since 2005. With a GDP-certified branch in Mumbai, and Hyderabad soon having this certification as well, the team is trained and equipped to meet the needs of customers in the Pharma and Healthcare industry.

Derek Lee, appointed JAS APAC Pharma & Healthcare Sales VP
JAS APAC Welcomes Pharma & Healthcare Sales VP

JAS Worldwide APAC is pleased to announce the arrival of Derek Lee as the new VP, Pharma & Healthcare, APAC. With more than 20 years of experience in healthcare supply chain and logistics management, Derek has a wide breadth of pharma and medical device experience in the region. During his previous endeavors at various healthcare and logistics companies, he has set up and managed multiple supply chains, and developed healthcare recommendations and support solutions that built strong synergies between product, operations, and fulfilling customer needs. His leadership and in-depth knowledge of the industry trends and requirements are key drivers to meeting customer requirements and constantly developing innovative and compelling solutions for future demands.

"Derek brings very diversified pharma and healthcare business expertise that will further strengthen our existing and future GDP certified locations throughout the region," said Stefano Olmi, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Asia Pacific.
"Derek's unique combination of pharma and healthcare industry successful tenures, in a myriad of key catalysts roles ranging from; Supply Chain Logistics/Pharma Manufacturer & Distributor/Digital Platform and Solutions, will allow JAS to provide our customers with a very broad-based compendium of direct values," added Frank Cascante, Senior Vice President Global Sales Pharma & Healthcare.

JAS is excited to have Derek join the organization and strengthen its APAC sales management organization to drive the development of our Pharma & Healthcare footprint. His arrival is a part of JAS' ongoing and long-term investment in pharma and healthcare logistics industry.

From the left: Wing Chan, Peter Troy, Andrea Azzimonti, Catherine Tam

JAS Asia Pacific is pleased to announce that the APAC Regional Ocean Team, together with the newly incorporated Tigers Global & APAC Team, has moved to its brand-new office at The Octagon, Hong Kong. While remaining in the same office building as JAS Hong Kong and Corporate China the JAS APAC Region Ocean Team has moved 8 floors up to a new office which incorporates over 4000 sqft of space to accommodate recent growth. This includes the incorporation of our new colleagues from the recent Tigers acquisition.

The grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on the 25th of October 2021. The ceremony was attended by Peter Troy (Vice President, Ocean Freight – Asia Pacific), Andrea Azzimonti (Vice President Sales & Marketing - China and Hong Kong), Wing Chan (Hong Kong Branch Manager and Director of Supply Chain - China and Hong Kong) and Catherine Tam (Global Director HR & Training for Tigers eCommerce & Contract Logistics).

I am proud of our achievements and expansion of the Regional Ocean Team these past few years. This investment has put us in good stead for the very dynamic and unprecedented times we face at the moment. These challenges will continue well into 2022, and we look forward to continuing to serve the group to the best of our ability. We extend a warm welcome into the JAS family to our new Tigers colleagues.” -Peter Troy (Vice President, Ocean Freight – Asia Pacific)

The new office address can be found here:

JAS Forwarding (H.K.) Limited

Unit 3110-3115, 31/F., The Octagon,

6 Sha Tsui Road, Tsuen Wan

Hong Kong

JAS Japan Nagoya office
JAS Japan Opens its New Office in Nagoya

JAS Japan is pleased to announce that it relocated its Nagoya branch to a larger and more modern office space to accommodate its business growth at the end of August.

Established in 2001, the Nagoya office began as a small sales branch. However, by 2014, the Nagoya branch became fully operational. It expanded its services with an office at Nagoya Centrair Airport to offer in-house air freight consolidation and customs clearance services to clients.

With the opening of the new location, the Nagoya branch will be serving as a platform for investment and growth with the addition of a brand-new ocean freight export operations team.

The Nagoya branch also offers a strategic connotation due to its geographic location in the Aichi prefecture, the fourth largest metropolis in Japan. As a manufacturing powerhouse, the city represents just over 11% of Japan’s GDP and is the center of the Japanese automotive, aerospace, and machinery industries.

Please note our new address.

JAS Forwarding Japan Co, Ltd,
Nagoya Branch Office ORE
Nishiki 2-chome Bldg. 5F #
1 2-4-15 Nishiki, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi 460-0003
Phone: +81-52-218-5112
Fax : +81-52-218-5115

JAS India new headquarters.
JAS India Elevates Its Game with Office Relocation

In keeping with its mission and momentum for growth, JAS India recently announced a move for its corporate office. Investing in a modern workspace at a prime location, JAS India continues to provide team members with access to collaborative work environments with reliable infrastructure.  The new building’s unique architecture, color and design represent the true spirit of JAS India.  

The move to its new location marks the beginning of another chapter in JAS India’s history. A soft opening for the new corporate office location happened on August 20. Tomas Sonntag, Executive Vice President of Asia Pacific, Sonal Singhal, Managing Director of JAS India, and Stefano Olmi, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Asia Pacific, presided over the ribbon-cutting ceremony.  

To celebrate the move to its brand-new India headquarters, JAS India also launched its JAS India Reload Program. This innovative program represents the changed culture and identity of the subsidiary and sets the platform for its ambitious growth plans in India.

It is a pleasure to be a part of JAS India's rebirth, this is what I would like to call it[a rebirth]since the ultimate intention really was to bring the JAS global corporate culture to India too, culture that really never existed before in JAS India. It was definitely a tough endeavor, it is a tough endeavor to change the DNA of a company, [to change]at all how it functions, because naturally every human being is not really so comfortable with change, therefore sometimes Sonal and I had to face some really tough decisions. But the outcome of these decisions ultimately is the results you see today in this organization. This new office with it's unique architecture, colors, and spirit really represents cutting away from the past, it shows the true colors of JAS India, it shows its new identity, and you should be proud of it. You should feel really a part of it because people are the ones who ultimately make the difference. " Stefano Olmi JAS VP Sales & Market, Asia Pacific

L – R:

  Sitting: Rachita Rawat, Counsel; Sonal Singhal, Managing Director; Jai Banerji, Branch Manager; Minal Rawat, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

  Standing: Mandeep Sahani, IT Manager; Nitin Alag, Country Process Owner; Ajitabh Rathor, Branch Manager; Mithun Badola, System Administrator; Anurag Satyam, Ocean Freight Manager; Pramod Sharma, Air Freight Manager; Deepak Kumar Gupta, Financial Controller; Rajesh Kunder, Ocean Freight Manager; Radha Krishnan Nair, Administrative Assistant; Sankalp Shrivastava, Air Freight Manager; Mansingh Naruka, Accounting Manager;

            Ankur Bhardwaj, Sales Manager; Sarvar Bharti, Air Freight Director; Anisha Das, Human Resources Manager

L – R:  

Standing: Mandeep Sahani, IT Manager; Ajitabh Rathor, Branch Manager; Rajesh Kunder, Ocean Freight Manager; Sonal Singhal, Managing Director; Shane E. Ravel, Global Account Director; Anisha Das, Human Resources Manager; Jai Banerji, Branch Manager; Deepak Kumar Gupta, Financial Controller; Sarvar Bharti, Air Freight Director

Marco Civardi, JAS China CEO
JAS China Welcomes Marco Civardi 

JAS Worldwide is pleased to welcome our new JAS China CEO, Marco Civardi. An experienced executive, Marco hails innovation and leads with a dynamic approach.    

Marco began his career in international supply chain industry back in 1997. Thanks to his hard work and dedication, he successfully transitioned from working with a leading UK cargo airline to performing a sales role in Milano for a Swiss multinational logistics firm. In addition, he reached an intermediate level of proficiency in the Japanese language while performing in Japan first as Business Development Manager and, subsequently, as Country Head of Sales & Marketing.  

Marco’s professional background is centered in the Asia Pacific region, where he has held several leadership roles with global logistics firms driving results in mature economies and emerging markets.     

Motivated by his continuous improvement mindset, Marco studied for his MBA in Australia and became an Accredited Certified Coach in Singapore. In terms of leadership style, one of Marco’s key focuses is on nurturing local talents so that the newly acquired coaching skills are relevant to support the ‘’people make the difference’’ core value of JAS.  

His most recent assignment was in the capacity of Area Managing Director for a Danish logistic firm. After an initial accountability for Vietnam and Cambodia, Marco’s responsibility broadened as Myanmar and Laos were also added.  In 2019, after an internal strategic realignment, Marco was selected to lead the newly integrated division of the Danish firm with responsibilities over a team of 2,100 people, logistics footprint of 240,000 square meters and annual revenues in excess of USD $1.3 billion in 2020.   

Marco’s versatility and extensive experience in the Asia Pacific region make him ideal to lead JAS China. “I am confident we have found the right person to lead the China Group through the current market difficulties, but more so to transform and prepare the China Group to master the challenges of the years to come,” said Tomas Sonntag, Executive Vice President of JAS APAC. “With 23 years working in very different markets and organizations across Asia, Marco is a well-rounded leader who aims for excellence by pursuing new paths.”

Christian Jensen, JAS Global Account Director- APAC
People Making a Difference: Christian Jensen

JAS is always excited to welcome new team members and strives to help them grow and succeed from day one. This is exactly what happened for Christian Jensen when he joined JAS Germany as a Business Development Manager in 2016. In his role, he took advantage of the resources and support found from both local colleagues and the global JAS network. By late 2017 he was effectively managing large accounts and developing worldwide contacts as he worked to help clients meet their goals while providing them with the highest level of service.  

Christian’s success continued as he became a Trade Lane Manager for Southeast Asia. In only three and a half years, his enthusiasm and commitment, combined with support from the JAS team, led to another promotion. As the new National Account Manager/Director he found continued success growing JAS’ presence on the Southeast Asia trade lane.

Recently Christian was presented with the opportunity to join the Asia Pacific team (APAC) as a Global Account Director. He knew this position would allow him to work with some of the most talented and dedicated people in the industry, increase his day-to-day responsibilities and provide continued opportunities for personal development.  With these opportunities in mind, he eagerly accepted the position and moved to Malaysia where he continues to provide the personalized service JAS is known for.

The past five years have moved quickly as he went from a local office to Global Account Director. Looking back, he gives credit to JAS and the people who helped him along the way. “We know JAS is known to our clients as a place where people make the difference, but it holds true within JAS as well. The people here really do make the difference and that kind of environment encourages success for team members and clients alike.”  

JAS can give you the opportunity and support to learn and grow. If you are ready to make a difference like Christian, JAS is the place for you.

Novi Indrayanti, Ocean Freight Manager for JAS Indonesia
JAS Indonesia Appoints Ocean Freight Manager

Please join the JAS family in welcoming Novi Indrayanti to the PT JAS Worldwide Indonesia team.

Indrayanti comes with a wealth of experience from a variety of forwarding companies spanning more than 20 years. She is now the new Ocean Freight Manager for JAS Indonesia.

Indrayanti will be based at the Jakarta Branch, but will also help the JAS Surabaya branch to develop and increase the performance of import and export operations as well as shipments to help our customers reach their goals. She will be directly reporting to Franceschino Menconi, Managing Director for JAS Indonesia.

With her experience, JAS is confident that she will bring great value to JAS clients.

Happy International Women's Day 2021

The JAS commitment to equality for women throughout our organization has never been stronger. From the warehouse teams to the C-Suite, JAS women truly make the difference. This year, JAS continues to recognize the instrumental value of women’s contributions not only within the company but of its many women-owned and managed customers around the globe. We celebrate the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day, Choose To Challenge as JAS women continue to make the difference.

Introducing Blue World Pacific

With a 56% reduction in passenger flights since this time last year, the overall global air freight capacity is down about 13% from this time last year.   

Limited space on remaining flights means frequent delays and interruptions of supply chains globally.  

With the unpredictable availability of cargo space, how do we regain control of air freight to ensure service in such a critical time?   

The traditional air freight model is no longer a realistic option, instead, alternative approaches are the key to maintaining a reliable and uninterrupted supply chain by providing door-to-door control of the shipping process.  It is crucial that every step of the process - from the time the cargo is picked up to its final delivery - is meticulously managed by the service provider with shipments processed through facilities controlled by the service provider, both at origin and destination, avoiding the typical congestion at airport hubs, reducing overall transit time, and increasing control.  

 Lastly, a prime network of delivery options carries the cargo to its ultimate destination.  

In late 2020 JAS introduced BLUE WORLD PACIFIC, weekly flights between Shanghai and Chicago and a second route from Hong Kong to Los Angeles. The BLUE WORLD PACIFIC prime schedule is the best solution for supporting customers in the Asia – North America air freight corridor!  

If your business could benefit from a regular service in the Transpacific corridor contact a local JAS representative for more information.

JAS Introduces Blue World Orient

With a 57% reduction in passenger flights since this time last year, the overall global air freight capacity is down about 17% from this time last year.  

In the China to Europe lane capacity is down about 18% from the same period last year.

Limited space on remaining flights means frequent delays and interruptions of supply chains globally.  

With the unpredictable availability of cargo space, how do we regain control of air freight to ensure service in such a critical time?  

The traditional air freight model is no longer a realistic option, instead, alternative approaches are the key to maintaining a reliable and uninterrupted supply chain by providing door-to-door control of the shipping process.  It is crucial that every step of the process - from the time the cargo is picked up to its final delivery - is meticulously managed by the service provider with shipments processed through facilities controlled by the service provider, both at origin and destination, avoiding the typical congestion at airport hubs, reducing overall transit time, and increasing control.  

Selecting the right aircraft is particularly important. Freighters offer unmatched flexibility to meet all cargo needs. They have the capability to move normal and specialized cargo such as dangerous goods, oversized pieces, and shipments requiring refrigeration such as perishable and pharma.  

Lastly, a prime network of delivery options carries the cargo to its ultimate destination.  

In January JAS introduced BLUE WORLD ORIENT, a weekend freighter flight between Shanghai and Frankfurt. The BLUE WORLD ORIENT prime schedule is the best solution for supporting customers in the Asia - Europe air freight corridor!  

If your business could benefit from a regular service in the European flight corridor contact a local JAS representative for more information.

Sonal Singhal, Managing Director JAS India
JAS India Signs On Managing Director

We are delighted to inform you that Sonal Singhal has been appointed as the Managing Director of JAS India, effective immediately.

Singhal comes with a wealth of experience, over 20 years, managing Key and Global accounts. Singhal had previously joined JAS in April of last year to lead the JAS India Sales team. With her strong background in sales, Singhal's focused approach towards building up an aggressive new sales team, as well as her keen interest and holistic approach towards JAS India becoming a more highly successful subsidiary with increased locally controlled business, JAS is confident to have found the right person in Singhal to lead JAS India into a promising future.

JAS China is AEO Certified

We are delighted to announce that JAS China is now certified as an Authorized Economic Operator – AEO.

The certificate covers the whole Mainland China and its accreditation encompasses a high level of security and legality in trade compliance. It is recognized globally as a mark of quality which strengthens JAS' capability in offering a full range of premium Value-Added Services to our clients in China.

A well-deserved accreditation for the excellent work that the JAS China professional Customs Solution Team has worked so hard to achieve.

If you would like any further information, please contact us!

Candida Hastuti, JAS Surabaya Branch Manager
JAS Indonesia Gets New Branch Manager

Please join us in welcoming Candida Hastuti to the PT JAS Worldwide Indonesia team.

Hastuti joins the JAS team with a wealth of experience, with over 22 years experience working in forwarding companies prior to joining the JAS Team. She comes with the vast and crucial knowledge of the intricacies involved in the forwarding industry that will serve her well as she takes on the role of Surabaya Branch Manager for JAS Indonesia.

Prior to joining JAS Indonesia, she was associated with DAS Cargo, DHL Global Forwarding Indonesia, and Panalpina Indonesia in various capacities.

Hastuti will be vital to helping the JAS Indonesia in Surabaya Branch to develop and increase the performance of the branch. She will be also a part of sales team and will help to growth the network in that capacity as well.

With Hastuti's experience, we are confident that she will bring great value to JAS and help us to continue growing our business positively.

Parker Recognizes JAS : Freight Forwarder of the Year

JAS Worldwide is pleased to announce that Parker Hannifin has awarded JAS Worldwide its coveted Forwarder of the Year award. Parker Hannifin, founded in 1917, supplies the globe with precision engineered solutions. They are a Fortune 250 global leader in industries ranging from aerospace and climate control to filtration and automation.

In past years, this commendation has been awarded to various leaders in the forwarding industry including JAS in 2017; which makes this year's selection of JAS for the second time in 4 years, all that more significant. Parker scored JAS for its numerous attributes including operational KPIs, innovative solutions & continual improvements, compliance, and overall market competitiveness.

As the recipient of the 2020 Forwarder of the Year award, JAS is proud to support Parker Hannifin by providing global multi-modal solutions.

JAS Indonesia Welcomes New National Sales Manager

We are glad to announce that Yenni M Sila has joined the JAS family as the National Sales Manager for JAS Indonesia.

Yenni comes with a wealth of experience, over 17 years of experience. She will be managing Sales for Jakarta along with Surabaya as National Sales Manager.

Prior to joining JAS Indonesia, she was associated with Panalpina Indonesia, DHL Global Forwarding Indonesia, Kuehne Nagel, and OOCL Indonesia in various capacities.

Please join JAS Indonesia and all of JAS in welcoming Yenni to the JAS family.

China Announces New FTZs to Boost the Economy

On the 21st of September, the State Council of the People’s Republic of China issued the Notice [GuoFa (2020) No. 10] on “Issuing the General Plan for the Beijing, Hunan and Anhui Pilot Free Trade Zones and the Regional Expansion Plan of the Zhejiang Pilot Free Trade Zone”, announcing the increase of the existing Pilot Free Trade Zones to include three new zones in Beijing, Anhui, and Hunan and to further expand the Zhejiang Pilot Free Trade Zone.

The recent expansion of the project will bring the total number of Pilot FTZs in China to 21; these FTZs are important pilot projects which assist the development of market reformation in the rest of China. Each of the pilot zones has been attributed specific tasks and has received special market considerations to reflect so.

The Beijing Pilot FTZ will be focused on science-tech innovation, international commerce, and high-tech industries, covering up to 119 km2, and will contribute, together with the existing Hebei Pilot FTZ and Tianjin Pilot FTZ, to promote the development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region.

The Hunan Pilot FTZ will include several areas in Changsha, Yueyang, and Chenzhou, to promote and develop the Central China region and the corridor between the Yangtze River Economic Belt and the Greater Bay area in Southern China. The Pilot FTZ aims to become an advanced manufacturing center.

The Anhui Pilot FTZ, the third new FTZ announced in 2020, would include three areas in Hefei, Wuhu, and Bengbu, focusing on the high-tech industries and promoting the further development of the Belt and Road Initiative.

The establishment of the FTZs in Hunan and Anhui is seen as a move to enable less-developed provinces to become more appealing to high-quality manufacturing, attract investment and boost efficiency, drawing investment in from their bordering provinces of Guangdong and Jiangsu.

The Notice also announces the expansion of the already existing Zhejiang Pilot Free Trade Zone by adding 119 km2 covering three areas in Ningbo, Hangzhou, and Jinyi and aiming to develop an international trading hub for commodities and agricultural products and to become a vital innovation center.

JAS covers the major provinces and cities in China, our team is always here to help our customers in identifying potential business opportunities and help them to face any challenges in supply chain with the best-fit solutions.

JAS Supports the Medical Industry

On March 31st the HARTMANN GROUP began utilizing JAS’ charted flight operations to facilitate the supply of masks throughout Europe. Based in Heidenheim, Germany, HARTMANN is a leading provider of medical and hygiene products, with its core expertise being in wound treatment, infection prevention, surgical supplies, and personal healthcare.

HARTMANN turned to JAS to help it supply critically needed N95 masks to the governments of Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands.  These shipments are flown by JAS from Shanghai to Frankfurt for distribution to not only government entities, but also to pharmacies for wider distribution to non-governmental organizations and the public at large.

JAS continues to leverage its expertise in chartered flight operations, export and import clearance, and general distribution services for HARTMANN as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to put pressure on supply chains throughout the globe. JAS is committed to supporting efforts of customers like HARTMANN as they work to provide medical supplies when and where they are needed most.

When asked to comment on PPE supply chain challenges, Thomas-Garry Stiller, Senior VP of Procurement at HARTMANN remarked, “Sourcing those masks is one thing, but how to get them to Europe? Answer: JAS.”

JAS offers ongoing chartered flight operations between Shanghai and the cities of Frankfurt, Milan, and Chicago. In support of these air corridors, JAS also maintains distribution networks via its locations in the United States, Latin America, and Europe.

JAS Responds to Air Cargo Shortage

On Sunday, March 22nd, JAS Worldwide launched flight operations between Frankfurt (FRA) to the Rickenbacker International Airport near Columbus, Ohio (LCK) with on-forwarding services continuing to LATAM. JAS Worldwide is dedicated to meeting customer demand during the Covid-19 situation by launching additional flight operations in the most important air corridors:

  • Europe to USA and back to Europe
  • China to the USA
  • China to Europe

JAS, the Atlanta-headquartered global freight forwarding and logistics provider, maintains that the goal is to help address the immediate needs of customers who had previously relied on routine air cargo flights between the US and Europe. JAS is enhancing its air service offerings as a result of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, which is having a dramatic impact on capacity in the airfreight market.

“Because of the volatility of the situation, JAS is bringing its considerable air freight experience to bear to meet the needs of our customers” said Gregor Vrhunc, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Air Freight.

JAS utilizes 747 freighters to meet the heightened demand in key air corridors.

For more information contact your local JAS office.

JAS APAC Announces Trade Lane Manager

JAS APAC is excited to announce Marco Pinzani as the new Trade Lane Manager from Italy to South East Asia, a new role created to enable JAS to better serve the needs of our customers shipping between Italy and SE Asia.

JAS is excited to continue to have Marco Pinzani and his extensive experience as part of the JAS Team. Mr. Pinzani previously served as Route Development Manager for Italy in Hong Kong and Trade Lane Manager for Italy based in Dubai.

From Marco "I’m Marco from JAS Singapore regional office. I’m very excited to be here and ready for this new challenge. Looking forward to work with all of you.  My motto: See the big picture. "

Marco's current area of coverage is Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam.  

Please join us in congratulating Marco on this new position and opportunity.

JAS India is AEO Certified

JAS is proud to announce that JAS India is now certified as an AEO - Authorized Economic operator.

The certificate was conferred to JAS by Dr. John Joseph, Hon’ble Chairman – CBIC (The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs) during a commemoration ceremony held at the Customs House in New Delhi.

AEO certification provides businesses with an internationally recognized security standard and certifies an entity as a secure and reliable trade partner.

Globally, AEO certification is gradually evolving into an industry standard for claiming eligibility to any administrative and governmental discretions, priority and facilitation. JAS India is on the forefront of this movement, ready to provide customers the best possible service in a secure environment.

Congratulations to the JAS India Team!

JAS Opens New Office in Vietnam

Da Nang is the third largest economic center with the highest growth rate and urbanization ratio in Vietnam. Endowed with a strategic location along the central coast 784 km from South of Ha Noi and 964 km from north of Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang is easily accessible through major highways, seaport, and affordable international flights connecting it to other Asian countries. The local government’s pro- business policies offer many incentives for investors in the fishing, manufacturing, infrastructure, service, and tourism industries.

​It said the city will develop as a transit hub for cargo from Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, the Central Highlands region, and the Greater-sub Mekong, equipped to handle the specific demands of cargo shippers, oil tankers and regular shipping routes.

According to this demand, JAS VIETNAM open the new office in DA NANG, located in the center of city, beside the Han River, closely connect to customers, airport, seaport:

​According to this demand, JAS VIETNAM open the new office in DA NANG, located in the center of city, beside the Han River, closely connect to customers, airport, seaport:
6th Floor, Bach Dang Complex Building, 50 Bach Dang Street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City
To provide better services, create and expand our new business, we decided that we need our own space. The new location in Da Nang will strengthen JAS’s presence and offers dedicated space for meeting with our clients, partners and delivery our services. The new important chapter will drive our JAS VN in growth rapidly.

JAS India Welcomes New Aerospace Director

JAS India is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Amit Selot as the new Director of Aerospace in JAS India.  

Amit comes to JAS with 20 years of logistics experience, having started as a Mgt Trainee with K&N in 1999. Amit then moved into Aerospace/Aviation Logistics for the next 16 years with companies such as Scheneker, SDV, Continental Carriers, and now with JAS Worldwide in India.  Amit has his post graduation degree in International Business from the Fortune Institute of International Business (FIIB) in New Delhi, India.

Amit knows that to be successful in the Aerospace industry you have to be reliable, patient, and flexible. All qualities he and the JAS family value and continuously strive for, always putting customers first.

Please join us in welcoming Amit Selot to the JAS family, where people make the difference!

JAS Order Management Solutions

JAS Worldwide knows that the further upstream your company's visibility is with your supply chain, the more opportunities there are to make decisions to alleviate or even avoid pain points caused by uncontrollable factors in your supply chain. Giving companies more control and power over their supply chain can lead to reduced costs, increased visibility, reduced manual processes, reduced errors and reworks, and most importantly meeting your customer expectations.  

Order management(OM) is the administration of business processes related to purchase or sales orders for goods or services. OM promotes automation and the streamlining of order processing for businesses. OM service provides upstream visibility to order related activity from order inception to delivery at line item level.

Using OM can provide visibility and control to the upstream part of the supply chain process, allowing for decisions to be made to mitigate or even avoid uncontrollable downstream factors such as supplier & vendor discrepancies, manufacturing issues, and giving more visibly to the supplier processes. These upstream decisions can include adjustments in lead times for purchases, changes to purchase activity, and managing problem supplier activity.  Without OM, visibility is limited to the the downstream part of the process, limiting or possibly even eliminating the opportunity to make decisions that would mitigate against uncontrollable factors or issues that arise.

The benefits of upstream visibility are fewer shipments, improved consolidations, timing to meet expected date requirements, container utilization, planned consolidation, less LCL and more FCL, less Air Freight, all leading to reduced costs for JAS customers.

JAS provides a single portal for all visibility to all modules via JASTrack, increasing visibility. This offers customers standard and customized reports, order integrated bookings, online order administration, upstream milestone tracking, and order details and activity tracking that includes expected dates, quantities, shipment details, and container details.  The JAS OM includes online bookings tool with copy function, integration of order, booking, shipping, and receiving data, as well as the automation of documents, reducing manual processes.

To reduce errors and the need for reworking JAS uses EDI integrated Order Management, an integration of order, booking, shipping, and receiving data. This allows for the automation of documents and the re-use of data throughout process. Saving time, and generating more efficiency. This enables JAS customers to meet their customers expectations. Giving them expected dates management, expected quantity management, and quality control support processes.

Some additional benefits of JAS Order Management include identifying bottlenecks in the supply chain through visibility, communication, and reporting. All of which can help identify singular or repetitive issues that may be causing bottlenecks in the process. This visibility also lends to removing supply chain "black holes" making sure that there is no lack of visibility to any section of the supply chain process. Along with visibility, JAS Order Management also keeps logs of historical data in an organized and reportable fashion, providing empowerment to your company to make important decisions to resolve issues within your supply chain

Why choose JAS Order Management?
Being a global company, JAS has the presence available at origin to help you manage your orders directly with your suppliers. JAS is also able to levy the cost of advantages of consolidating your cargo into fewer containers through upstream visibility for better load planning. Additionally, with SKU level visiblity JAS OM allows you to manage your orders at the part level with seamless integration of order data in our web-based order and shipment tracker.


ICC has launched Incoterms® 2020, the newest edition of the trade terms for the delivery of goods. Incoterms provides certainty and clarity to business and traders globally.

According to the International Chamber of Commerce, publishers of Incoterms:

  • Incoterms® 2020 provides for demonstrated market need in relation to bills of lading (BL) with an on-board notation and the Free Carrier (FCA) Incoterms® rule.
  • Incoterms® 2020 aligns different levels of insurance coverage in Cost Insurance and Freight (CIF) and Carriage and Insurance Paid To (CIP).
  • Incoterms® 2020 includes arrangements for carriage with own means of transport in FCA, Delivered at Place (DAP), Delivered at Place Unloaded (DPU), and Delivered Duty Paid (DDP). There is a change in the three-letter name for Delivered at Terminal (DAT) to DPU.
  • Incoterms® 2020 includes security-related requirements within carriage obligations and costs.
JAS Thailand Welcomes Route Development Manager

Please join us in welcoming Mr. Luca De Benedictis to his new role as Route Development Manager for JAS Thailand, reporting to Franck Portet – NSM JAS Thailand.

In his position he is responsible for developing the Italy – Thailand trade lane with local sales and through supporting the local sales force and their overseas counterparts.  

Luca is an Italian national with 15 years of experience in the international freight forwarding business; he has been working in Thailand and South East Asia since 2006; developing flexible, dynamic solutions for customers and has excellent communication skills. His previous work experiences have given him the chance to build the ability to interface with and manage people with various cultural backgrounds and enable them to work as a team.

Luca has a degree in Business Administration from Bocconi Commercial University in Milan, Italy with a Major in the Management of International Companies.

Luca has experience in various verticals such as Furniture, Fashion, and Food & Beverage. These verticals  all have a touch of Italy to them and are strategic sectors for the successful interchange between Thailand and Italy.

Please join us in welcoming  Mr. Luca De Benedictis to the JAS family and wishing him the greatest success.

JAS APAC Headquarters New Office Grand Opening

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
Singapore 238164

JAS Welcomes New APAC Finance Director

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.

From left to right : Phuritat Buppako, Franck Portet, Orathai Jitithikulchai, Noppadol Kiattisin, Vassana Lakhonchai and Sareeya Heebtamai
JAS Thailand Welcomes New National Sales Manager

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!

Million Dollar Sales Award Goes to JAS Taiwan

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.

JAS PO&G Australia & JAS Australia Get Awarded

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:

  • A dedicated Account Manager - the single point of contact between your business and the Australian Border Force
  • Priority Trade Services when requesting duty drawbacks, refunds, and advanced rulings on tariff, valuation and origin though our National Trade Advice Centre
  • A lighter touch at the border when importing goods
  • Use of the ATT logo, which is also recognized by international customs administrations
  • Access to Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRAs)

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:

  • New Zealand Customs Service
  • Republic of Korea Customs Service
  • Canada Border Services Agency
  • Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department.

​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.\

  • A monthly report on all goods imported and exported under the business’ ABN
  • Streamlined processes to become an Accredited Sponsor under the Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa (subclass 457) Programme
  • A ‘seat at the table’ to work in partnership with the Department and ABF
  • An invitation to the annual ATT Symposium - an invitation only event for accredited Trusted Traders
  • Consolidated Cargo Clearance enabling Trusted Trader importers, or their licensed customs brokers’, to lodge a single import declaration for consolidated cargo for all sea cargo types and for air cargo.

JAS Worldwide Launches New Website


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:

  • Look-Ahead Navigation to reduce the number of user clicks to navigate the site. JAS.com always maintains primary navigation available at all times, no matter where the visitor is on the page.
  • Mobile Responsiveness JAS.com is now easily viewable on any size device. When narrower screen sizes are sensed, a mobile navigation icon is shown in the upper right for easy access to various sections of the site.
  • Location Finder allows visitors to find JAS offices in three primary ways: a.) browse-able maps, b.) keyword search, c.) country-specific menu selection.  Location finding is available on nearly every page of JAS.com which provides address and phone numbers for all offices and JAS official agents.
  • Contact Forms are now available to site visitors to quickly reach a representative in JAS countries or industry focus areas. JAS.com contact forms uses an advanced logic in the background to route inquiries in a manner that will provide quality interaction between site visitors and JAS representatives. Note that, for security reasons, JAS Worldwide does not publish employee email addresses on its public website. The contact forms are now the best way to connect with JAS.

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.

JAS APAC Welcomes New Ocean Freight VP

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Peter Troy joined us as Vice President of Ocean Freight, Asia Pacific on January 3, 2017.

Peter has a very long and established career in the logistics industry. He is a  seasoned executive who brings with him experience in P&L, sales, operations and products. Before joining JAS, Peter was the Global Head of Ocean Freight in Toll Global Forwarding based in Hong Kong, where he handled all aspects of product management covering oceans across the group.

Peter started his career with Ariel Maritime (UK) Ltd, and was quickly moving up the ranks helping grow the company from a four people operation to a staff over 100. After nine years, he left as a Director and joined Hermann Ludwig, which are known today as Geodis Wilson Group. Peter was engaged to expand and open up the first office outside of the UK. He was eventually promoted to Board Member of the UK company and was then appointed as the Managing Director / CEO Hong Kong / China Group from 1997 to 2002. Peter has been based in Hong Kong since 1997.

In 2002, Peter joined Schenker as Head of Ocean Product – China, a position he held for six years. He was also a member of the Global Ocean Freight Steering Committee within the Product Management. An opportunity arose in 2009, whereby Peter was appointed by PIFF Shipping Ltd as the CEO of Asia Pacific Region. After a year, Peter pursued his career interest with Toll Global Forwarding.

With his high level of drive and enthusiasm, we look forward to Peter leading the Ocean Freight team to new heights of success.

JAS Beijing Relocates

We are pleased to announce that the JAS Beijing Branch office relocated to a new location on December 26th, 2016. The new office is now located in the Chao Yang District, the centre of the capital City, which allows us to expand and enhance the quality of our customer service rendered to all of our customers.

Our new location and contact number is:

Room 2530, Beijing Sunflower Tower

No. 37 Maizidian Street, Chao Yang District, Beijing 100125, China

Tel: +86-10-8514-7688
Fax: +86-10-8514-7699/ 8514-7600
Email: CNBJS-ALL@jas.com

All other contact information including email address and web address remain unchanged.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to welcoming you to our new office. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact any members of our staff.

JAS China Welcomes New General Manager

We are pleased to introduce Mr. Bruce Ning as the new General Manager of the Northern and Central China region, who came on board on November 8, 2016

With over 17 years’ of experience in the logistics field, Bruce has a strong knowledge of the industry, along with a remarkable track record working across various functions in Top Logistics companies like Panalpina, Damco, etc. Prior to joining JAS, Bruce was the Chief Commercial Officer for Central China in Damco, where he was responsible for commercial development across all segments and verticals in the Central China Area. In 2012, Bruce was awarded by the Shanghai Multiple Trade Zone Board of Management as Excellent Enterprising Businessman for the successful establishment of a Regional Distribution Center project in the Yangshan Free Trade Port Area in Shanghai.

On a personal note, Bruce was born in Hong Kong and spent 10 years studying in the UK, graduating from the University of Bath with a BSC in National Sciences. Subsequently, he continues with self-education in his spare time and passed CFA Level 3 exams in 2003. Currently, he is the speaker for EMBA and MBA classes for a number of renowned universities like University of Sydney, University of New South Wales, University of Iowa, etc.

We believe with his excellent people management skills and strong customer focus, it will bring forth a new culture to JAS Northern and Central China which will drive our business development to the next level.

JAS Thriving in an Uncertian Transpacific Market

For the past several years, the Trans-Pacific shipping market has been one of the most unpredictable in the world.  Over the years, we have seen strikes, natural disasters, mergers, new regulations, and spikes and lulls in economies, causing a very fluid market situation that changes almost weekly.  The recent Hanjin bankruptcy is the latest in a series of unfortunate events that has caused the market to stand on its head.

During this time period, we have seen a shift in the landscape of relationships among freight forwarders and carriers through several mergers, buyouts, and alliance shifts, in order to grow market share in one of the most competitive markets in the world.

Instead of trying to buy market share, JAS has taken a customer-centric approach to develop this market and it has paid off.  With the implementation of the Cargowise One (C1) platform, (beginning with the USA and China in 2014) JAS has been able to use live data to react quickly to the ever changing market conditions and increase efficiency in the process. This is mutually beneficial to both JAS and our customers.

We are taking this a step further by investing in other business intelligence and analytic tools to help customers make better decisions to improve their respective supply chains.  The Trans-Pacific market is highly competitive and transparent in terms of shipping rates. Customers are looking to find other ways to reduce cost and compete through creating consolidations, maintaining visibility, forecasting and steering.

So far in 2016, JAS has added four weekly LCL consolidations to our current Trans-Pacific offering for a total of 17 lane pairs, with the intention of adding two more before year end.  These LCL consolidations cover not only the major markets (Los Angeles, Shanghai, Hong Kong, etc.) but also regions such as Keelung, Qingdao, Memphis, and Charleston.

Additionally, we have developed our air and FCL product offerings over the years by maintaining a focused approach through our elite carrier programs. By partnering with and maintaining long term support from market leading airlines and steamships that provide best in class service, we can be confident in our ability to provide our customers with a consistent level of service, even during drastic market fluctuations.

A perfect example of this is the current Hanjin financial crisis leading to bankruptcy. The JAS Ocean Services team saw this situation several months ago and began proactively steering cargo elsewhere.  We still have some affected freight, given the interconnected system and global alliances between carriers, but the little disruption that did occur was manageable and easily resolved. In fact, the situation at hand puts JAS in a very unique position in the market. While others scramble and focus internally to minimize the damage caused by Hanjin, JAS is focusing on our customers and has the resources and tools available to help them maximize their supply chain and navigate through the uncertainty of the Trans-Pacific market with confidence.

JAS APAC Welcomes New Executive VP

We are delighted to introduce our new Executive Vice President of  JAS Asia Pacific,  Tomas Sonntag, who came on board July 4, 2016.

Tomas has a very long and established career in the logistics industry, particularly with Schenker where he held several progressive positions, spanning over three continents in the period of 20 years.  Having lived in Asia since 1992, Tomas is no stranger to this part of the world.  Tomas comes to us most recently from Logwin, where he was the Regional Managing Director and a member of the Board.  A well-seasoned veteran in the world of transportation with a specialist focus in air freight, Tomas brings his wealth of international experience to JAS.  With his high level of drive and enthusiasm, Tomas will set a clear and focused direction for the team in Asia Pacific and will play a pivotal role to maximize the performance of the team.

Tomas has relocated from Hong Kong with his wife Sabrina to the island city of Singapore.  We look forward to Tomas’ strategic stewardship and rendering him the utmost support as we work together to achieve new heights of success for JAS in the Asia Pacific region.

JAS Taiwan Awarded with AEO Award

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:

  • Ratio of cargo being inspected by the Taiwan Customs will be reduced to a minimum
  • Cargo that requires Customs inspection will be given priority to be checked and released

​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.

JAS Japan Head Office Relocates

We are pleased to announce the JAS Japan head office relocated  on April 11th, 2016. This relocation is a result of continued business growth and an increase in associated professional staff. The new office is now located in central Tokyo adjacent to Shiba Park at Ryoshin Onarimon Building, which allows us to grow our business and continue to increase our customers value within their supply chain.

​Our new location and contact number is:
Ryoshin Onarimon Building 5F
6-17-15 Shinbashi, Minato-ku
Tokyo 105-0004
Telephone: + 81-3-5405-2781

All other contact information including email address and web address remain unchanged.
Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to welcoming you to our new office. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact any members of our staff.

JAS Indonesia Opens a New Office

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.

Spotlight on JAS Korea

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.

Introducing the JAS Korea Sales Team

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.

JAS Indonesia is Set for Customs Clearance

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!

Three Subsidiaries, One Big Reunion

Employees from three different JAS subsidiaries in Singapore ushered in the Year of the Monkey with a Lunar New Year dinner on January 27th at Wah Lok Restaurant, Carlton Hotel. Our President & CEO, Mr. Marco Rebuffi kicked off the event with a welcome speech where he expressed his appreciation for the hard work the employees have contributed to the company for the last year.

During the event, we had a special guest appearance by the God of Fortune who presented Mr. Rebuffi a Red Packet symbolizing good luck, prosperity and success for JAS.  

In keeping with the tradition, the dinner was started with a lohei (tossing up good fortune), where everyone at the table jointly tossed the yusheng while ‘shouting’ out loud all the auspicious phrases with gusto. While everyone was enjoying their dinner, we had a Best Dressed Competition where everyone got to vote on the "Best Dressed" from the six contestants Mr. Rebuffi had shortlisted. Congratulations to Desmond and Surianti for winning everyone hearts in the contest! (Pictured below)

The event ended with Mr. Rebuffi taking group photos with each of the subsidiaries.

JAS Hong Kong Celebrates Its 35th Anniversary

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 Receives Award

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.



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