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JAS IN EMEA

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JAS Thailand Offers Perishable Goods Service By Air from Italy
August 3, 2020
Milan to Bangkok Perishables Flight Service Map

Located in the center of southeast Asia, Thailand is the second-biggest economy in ASEAN and a major global tourism destination. This dynamic and consumer-driven market is increasing its demand for imported food and beverages, offering many opportunities for Italian exporters. JAS Thailand is proud to launch a weekly air freight consolidation for perishable goods from Italy, catering to the demanding needs of the most reputable hotels and restaurants of the country. We carry perishable goods such as fresh fish, meat, cheese, vegetables, and also ‘super’ fresh cheese (like mozzarella or burrata) and frozen foods to Bangkok.

This JAS AIR Service features the following benefits:

  • Weekly departure on world class carrier
  • Airport to Airport transit time : 11 hours
  • Flexible processes oriented to provide customers tailor-made solutions
  • Integral/integrated : JAS can complement air portion with Origin (pick up/warehouse/consolidation/customs brokerage) value added service solutions to ensure the smoothest release at destination.

Please visit JAS Thailand country website and / or reach out to thsales@jas.com for more information.

Download the Milan to Bangkok Perisables Air Consolidated Service Flyer
By
Franck Portet
JAS Charters Relief Supplies from China to Italy
April 3, 2020

These are difficult times we are living through amid the Covid-19 pandemic that has already brought major economic disruptions around the world and has particularly hard hit the country of Italy and the Italian population.  While this is happening around the world JAS is actively working to support the replenishment of important disaster-relief materials desperately needed in all Italian hospitals.

Thanks to the longtime partnership between our Chinese and Italian Subsidiaries,  JAS China and JAS Italy were able to organize a chartered cargo plane within a limited time frame that departed on the 26th of March, 2020 from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in China carrying disaster-relief materials needed to support doctors, nurses, and those working  on the front line against this invisible enemy, COVID-19.

This shipment included 1,000,000 Medical-grade N95 respiratory masks, 2,000,000 disposable face masks and 111,000 medical-grade disposable protective clothing, providing essential protection to healthcare professionals working  around the clock in all the hospitals around Italy.

JAS is proud to be able to provide prompt responses thanks to our hardworking team around the world. Special thanks to our JAS China and JAS Italy teams for the hard work they put in to make this charter possible. At JAS People Make the Difference and never has that been more true than now.

Together we stand.

By
Stefano Castellazzi

EMEA

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JAS India Moves Airbus H-125 Helicopter

After a month of precision planning and coordination, JAS India and JAS Spain synchronized their efforts and moved an Airbus H-125 helicopter from the Barcelona airport to the Delhi airport.

The Helicopter is the Eurocopter AS350 Écureuil, now known as Airbus Helicopters H-125, is a single-engine light utility helicopter which was originally designed and manufactured in France.

The customer in India was very happy with the service and were delighted with the on time delivery of the helicopter on schedule and with no issues. This was a result of the detailed planning and coordination of the JAS India team with the JAS Spain team as well as with the local service providers like the client's customs broker, transporter, and customs authorities. All the necessary documentation was processed in accordance to the local laws and well in advance of deadlines so that there was no room for any delay at any point.

Because of this detailed and precise planning, JAS India delivered the helicopter to their customer on time as indicated at the time of delivery at the time of quotation which was almost 20 days prior to the execution date.

JAS Hong Kong Shares Fashion Expertise

JAS Hong Kong is well known as a freight forwarding service provider and one of the market leaders in fashion logistics. On October 15th, 2018, JAS Hong Kong was honored to provide a half-day session to a group of students majoring in International Fashion Retail from Reutlingen University in Germany, which included a fashion warehouse visit and seminar in the Hong Kong office by the JAS Hong Kong team.

Thanks to JAS Italian heritage, fashion runs through our blood at JAS, and JAS Hong Kong has a strong presence in major luxury and fashion brands as one-stop solution provider from freight forwarding, warehousing and distribution, to value-added services, etc. The students from Reutlingen University were invited to the Fashion Centre of Tsing Yi Warehouse, where they saw the flow of hi-end fashion garments importing from Europe via Garment-on-Hanger (GOH) and Flat-Pack consol, and value-added service including pick-and-pack, tagging, quality control and inventory management. In addition, Mr. Alex Chau, Director – Airfreight of Hong Kong & South China, and Ms. Marta Masetto, Head of Trade lane for Italy of Hong Kong & South China, shared their experience on fashion cargo operation, tailor-made GOH consol cargo in both Air Freight and Ocean Freight, as well as the development of China luxury market which is supported by partners like JAS who understand the complexity and unique nature of the country. The students were excited to learn more on the topics and raised questions on both fashion cargo and future prospects of the China luxury market.

“[To] Share our fashion expertise to the future pillars of the industry is an honor for JAS, and at the same time, it is a great opportunity to unravel how logistics & freight forwarding work hand-in-hand with clients to foster the ever-changing fashion industry.” Added Ms. Cissy Ng, General Manager of JAS Hong Kong and South China.

JAS Launches Block Train Service: China to Germany

On August 16, 2018, the first JAS block train with 41 containers with multiple goods from Chinese manufacturers was launched for our local customers in the textile and accessories sectors.

​Scheduled and in time, the delivery and loading of the containers took place in China, so that the departure took place punctually. This train departs from Fuzhou, passes through the Manzhouli border crossing and onwards through Russia, Belorussia and Poland before finally arriving at Hamburg in Germany. This dedicated train service traverses 5 countries, traveling a total of 16,000km in 17 days.

​After the arrival on September 15, 2018, the complete customs clearance of all goods in the railway terminal Hamburg took place. The containers were then reloaded onto the connecting train of the TCU, our long-term partner and expert for container hinterland traffic, and driven to Mannheim.

Then at 3:00 am on September 20, 2018, all 41 containers with all goods arrived safely. And the welcome of this first JAS block train from Fuzhou was celebrated with representatives from the customer, our responsible JAS branch and the Mannheim Contargo terminal.

JAS Germany is ready to have this long-distance rail supply chain solution as a weekly connection from the Jiangxi Province/China into Germany, and not just ending in Hamburg, but with redirects that serve the whole country.

JAS Forwarding GmbH, headquartered in Neu-Isenburg, has been represented in Germany since 1979 and today has over 300 experts in 10 branches and 3 gateways. In addition to the global air and sea freight services, processed with a global, one file 'IT solution, we offer extensive services as a 3PL service provider in our own warehouses as well as customs clearance services. "People Make The Difference": and thus we always act flexibly to individual customer requirements, integrated into the worldwide JAS logistics network.

Facts & Topics

The slot of the train in Mannheim will be on 20.09. arrive at 3 o'clock in the morning and then unload.

  • Arrival block train 15.09. in the terminal Hamburg
  • Customs clearance of all containers in time
  • Departure complete Train Hamburg to Terminal Mannheim (TCU) Arrival at Contargo Mannheim on the 20th at 3 o'clock in the morning
  • Reception by JAS and the customer
  • Discharge and delivery of containers since 20 September

It is planned to set up this train on a weekly basis and then even implement and declare it with Terminal Mannheim as the terminus, rather than in Hamburg.

JAS China Launches Block Train Service to Germany

On August 16th 2018, the commencement of the first China-Europe block train service was marked by a ceremony in Fuzhou, Jiangxi Province. It was attended by top government officials from Fuzhou, Customs officers, key representatives from local enterprises as well as JAS corporate representatives from both China and Germany.

The attendees included Bruce Ning, General Manager of Northern and Central China, Kitty Yuen, Head of Ocean Freight (South China), Steven Su, Branch Manager (Xiamen), Tina Zhou, Branch Manager (Ningbo) and Bernd Scheunemann, BDM - Frankfurt (Germany).

The launch of the first block train service was of enormous significance for both the Fuzhou government and JAS China. The train, carrying its first dedicated 41-containers containing products produced by local companies, marked the official start of a railway partnership between Fuzhou and JAS China. As part of China’s ‘Belt and Road’ initiative, both Fuzhou and JAS China seek to facilitate trade links between China, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. It is strongly believed this will bring much better connectivity and will act to further boost trade for the local surrounding catchment area among Jiangxi province.

The move follows close collaboration among local municipalities, shippers, consignees, rail operator China Rail Express, local customs, and JAS China being the end to end logistics service provider. This train departs from Fuzhou, passes through the Manzhouli border and onwards through Russia, Belorussia, and Poland before finally arriving at Hamburg in Germany. This dedicated train service traverses 5 countries, traveling a total of 16,000 km in 17 days. JAS strives to do its best in providing customers with secure and reliable door-to-door rail service, which presents greater flexibility as faster option to sea freight and cheaper than air freight for time-sensitive goods. In addition, GPS monitoring and other value-added services are also available.

JAS China, with its head office in Hong Kong has 17 owned offices across China to cope with the ever-increasing logistics needs in the region. The organization has over 600 specialized staff, offers a wide range of products in air freight, ocean freight, sea/air services, customs brokerage, logistics warehouses and other related services.

JAS Northern & Central China GM Speaks to Students

On the 11th of April, Mr. Bruce Ning, General Manger for Northern and Central JAS China, was invited to conduct a talk to a group of MBA students from Vlerick Business School in Belgium. Vlerick Business School is a triple-accredited, international business school at the heart of Europe – ranked number one in the Benelux for executive education.

The venue was held at the JAS Shanghai office where more than 35 MBA students attended the talk. The topics covered by Mr. Ning included company introduction, snapshot at trade in China, export and import market, e-commerce market and case studies. The group was extremely interested in the topics and asked a lot of questions related to the forwarding industry. Some participants raised the question about AI and the potential role it may play as a game changer in the logistics and freight forwarding industry.

Mr. Ning concluded by saying “it is an honor for JAS to be able to share with Belgium’s best and brightest minds about how things work in the logistics business and freight forwarding’s role in global trade."

JAS Asia Pacific & Greencarrier China Get to Work

Following the strategic alliance between JAS and GreenCarrier Freight Services that commenced in June 2017, JAS China is proud to be a part of the network and to start developing this business partnership with GreenCarrier China.

The Chairman of GreenCarrier - Mr. Stefan Bjork, and newly appointed GreenCarrier China CEO - Mr. Tero Ahonen, were in Hong Kong together with Mr. Tomas Sonntag, Executive Vice President of the JAS APAC region, and also Mr. Gabriele Benedetti, CEO of JAS China, along with Mr. Andrea Azzimonti, Sales Director of JAS China (all pictured  left & above) in October 2017 to share their views together on the future opportunities this alliance brings.

​The JAS China and GreenCarrier China Management teams held a two-day workshop in December 2017 in Shanghai. This workshop worked to strengthen relationships and cooperation, ensuring a long lasting alliance.

JAS China and JAS Italy Explore JAS Australia

JAS strongly supports the development of Intra-Asia business, and Australia is one of the most important network partners for the Intra-Asia trade lane.

Mr. Gabriele Benedetti, CEO of JAS China, Mr. Andrea Azzimonti, Sales Director of JAS China and Mr. Franco Pinzani, General Manager Seafreight Division of JAS Italy made their way together to Sydney in late October 2017 to meet Mr. Nicholas Frate, Managing Director of JAS Australia and his friendly team to enjoy the beautiful country, as well as to visit top client supporters and potential clients for the trade lane development.

JAS China and JAS Italy look forward to doing increased business with the JAS Australia team in the near future!

100% Made in Italy : JAS Hong Kong Hosts JAS Italy

Since the establishment of JAS China and Hong Kong, Italy has always been one of the most important business partners for Hong Kong, which contributes almost 25 percent of business for China and Hong Kong. This is a strong indicator that both countries are deeply engaged in cultivating this important trade lane. JAS Italy and JAS Hong Kong decided it was important to meet in person and really get to know one another.

To welcome the visit of Mr. Franco Pinzani, General Manager Seafreight Division from JAS Italy, in late October 2017, the Italy trade lane team in JAS Hong Kong arranged top customer visits and a fabulous Italian dinner with Mr.Pinzani. This dinner meeting with Mr. Pinzani strengthened the JAS Hong Kong and JAS Italy network partnership and brought names to faces, and also proved that no matter where in the world a JAS Team member is, they are all "100% Made In Italy."

JAS China & Hong Kong look forward to growing the Italy trade lane even more in the coming year.

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