In a display of cross-functional teamwork, several internal teams at JAS worked closely to execute a seamless transportation operation. The collaborative effort aimed to transport a large number of Lithium-Ion Batteries (UN 3480, Class 9) from Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) to Frankfurt Airport (FRA), supporting a leading European Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) producing electric vehicles (EV).
The automotive landscape is transitioning towards sustainable solutions, with electric vehicles leading the way. However, sourcing the necessary components, such as Lithium-Ion Batteries, often poses significant logistical challenges due to their hazardous nature, requiring compliance with stringent regulations and safety protocols. A leading OEM in Europe required a substantial shipment of batteries from the US to support its EV production. Blue World Atlantic charter flight operations presented an opportunity to avoid relying on a market yielding minimal results with minimum quantities per flight.
Recognizing the urgency and importance of the situation, the JAS teams quickly created a plan. The batteries were carefully packed, labeled, and documented in accordance with local and global regulations. Additionally, a plan using JAS' existing Blue World Atlantic weekly charter was organized, allowing for direct transportation and minimizing the risk associated with intermediate stops.
After taking over the project as airlines simultaneously announced embargoes on cargo containing Lithium-Ion Batteries, the team successfully transported the Lithium-Ion Batteries on JAS Blue World Atlantic weekly charter, allowing the customer's supply chain to remain uninterrupted.
The automotive industry is undergoing an era of transformation. Unprecedented changes are occurring as the use electric vehicles (EVs) grows, ride-hailing services and car sharing soar in popularity, and the emphasis on sustainability grows stronger.
These changes are putting pressure on automotive manufacturers and suppliers to reduce costs and improve efficiency. In order to come out ahead, companies need to be able to adapt to these changes and find new ways to operate.
Recent articles from major automotive players highlight the challenges facing the automotive industry. These challenges include:
These challenges are forcing automakers to rethink their business models and operations. In order to come out ahead, automakers need to be able to adapt to these changes and find new ways to operate.
JAS can help automakers and suppliers navigate these challenges in a number of ways, including:
Together, we can drive success in the changing automotive industry!
The JAS Worldwide Automotive Vertical is pleased to announce Nevino Rocco as VP Global Sales for the Automotive Vertical. In this new role, he will support developing Automotive Vertical Global strategy and execution. Nevino will also collaborate on the frontline developing teams and customers.
Nevino brings over 25 years of work experience covering Freight-Forwarding as well as Management Consulting and Investment Banking.
In his previous sales leadership role for a large freight forwarding competitor – a post held for over 12 years – Nevino established a successful performance track record at a USA and then The Americas Regional level. Most of his experience involves commercial strategy and organizational development with an emphasis on strategic customers, key account management and solutions selling.
Nevino supported many Automotive customers both as individual lead and executive sponsor providing hands on support to the sales organization.
The Automotive Vertical is one of the strongest verticals within the JAS organization, with long-term global participation and successful, loyal global automotive customer partnerships.
Nevino is based in Los Angeles, California, and reports into Jim Ryan, SVP Global Automotive.
Please join us in welcoming Nevino to the JAS family!
The JAS Aerospace and Automotive Sectors are pleased to announce the arrival of Dominyka Geringsonaite as the Strategic Business Analyst for both sectors.
Dominyka is excited to join the JAS team because the Freight Forwarding industry perfectly aligned with her Degrees in International Economics, Business, Finance, and International Business. She also felt fascinated about the limitless growth opportunities in multicultural environment the company has.
Dominyka moved with her family to the United States from Lithuania when she was a teenager. She has always been interested in companies with an international spirit and global learning opportunities. After years of experience in Business Intelligence, the Strategic Business Analyst role for Aerospace and Automotive verticals at JAS felt like a perfect match.
Dominyka enjoys traveling, social settings, outdoor activities, and basketball – (Lithuania’s and not Ireland’s Basketball team).
The Aerospace and Automotive verticals are two of the strongest verticals within the JAS organization, with long-term global participation and successful loyal global customer partnerships. Based in the JAS Worldwide Headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, Dominyka will report to John Brennan and Jim Ryan.
Please join us in welcoming Dominyka to the JAS family!
When a client needed to ship a luxury vehicle from Belgium to Japan while facing challenges due to COVID restrictions, they knew they could turn to JAS to get the job done while still receiving best-in-class service.
The client, who is located in the UK, needed to ship a valuable luxury car from Belgium to Japan. Under normal circumstances, the client would be there in person to oversee the loading and collection of the vehicle. However, COVID restrictions limited their ability to travel since Belgium recognizes the UK as a high-risk country for COVID. Therefore, the customer asked our JAS team to step in for them at the collection and delivery of the car.
The first step was planning so the customer knew the names of the JAS representatives in Belgium who would be there that weekend to collect the car from the car shop. This allowed the car shop to know who would be collecting the car for transport to prevent unauthorized trucks from collecting the vehicle on behalf of the buyer and stealing the car.
The weekend the shipment occurred, members of the JAS Belgium team went to the actual loading site to check the car's vehicle identification number (VIN) and send the client pictures of the luxury car. In addition, as per the customer's request, they made sure the proper car cover was on the vehicle, ensuring the car would not be scratched or damaged during transport. JAS team members kept the client informed throughout the process as they followed the vehicle's loading onto the plane.
This challenge demonstrates the importance of the collaboration and communication between JAS teams and the client to ensure best-in-class service despite the challenging situation posed by COVID restrictions. Congratulations to our team members on another successful delivery!