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In May of 2020 longtime JAS partner Aviagen® and sister company Hubbard® required a large shipment of live, day-old chicks be transported to Bangladesh from the United States and France. These chicks needed to arrive the next day to their destination, safely and in good health. With the successful delivery of the chicks to Aviagen's customer in Bangladesh the broiler breeding stock will produce 110,393,893 kilograms (243,376,874 pounds) of chicken meat for the people living in Bangladesh.
This important shipment had to go out amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions it has brought to the shipping industry, as well as required expertise to navigate the mine field of other special requirements in order to successfully deliver this live cargo next day, safely, and efficiently.
JAS Live Animals regularly organizes airfreight shipments to various destinations, and this shipment was important to Aviagen and marked a historic shipment for the company. Quoted from Aviagen "Several characteristics contribute to the historic nature of this shipment. First, it represents the most grandparent and parent stock chicks ever to be exported internationally in a single shipment. And it is the first-time multiple brands of multi-generational chicks destined for different poultry companies have shared an international flight." JAS is honored to be part of such a historical event in the Live Animal Industry and to continue to work with Aviagen on future shipments.
This shipment required specialized pallets to be built, as well as overnight feeding to be done for the chicks on their long journey. The pallets, built in the USA, had to merge with the pallets built in France, by a competitor. Thanks to the dedication of the night shift, through their feedings and follow-ups the chicks were under constant care, and thanks to the partnership and clear communication between the customers, forwarders, and airlines this critical shipment was successful.
“This is really where the JAS motto People Make the Difference comes to life. Passion! Passion! Passion! We are dealing with live animals and not general cargo, you must have passion, dedication, and commitment to the cause. And those are the qualities that proudly makes JAS different from the competition, to the point where it seems like you are making the most incredible accomplishments for your customers, but for you it simply has become your normal daily routine.” JAS Live Animals Division Manager, Carlo Rebuffi
JAS is proud to have a strong relationship with Aviagen, handling shipments like this for them for nearly 2 decades. Starting in the United States, JAS worked hard to gain their trust and earn credibility with them, expanding into Europe and gaining the needed expertise to ship such a commodity as live animals to the point that JAS developed its own Live Animals division. This division continues to grow and has a dedicated team of experts willing to go over and beyond to deserve the business of our partners.
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.
When a luxury Italian auto manufacturer was faced with the challenge of shipping 61 vehicles (2 spot shipments of 19 vehicles and the next of 42 vehicles) from Italy to Japan in only 10 days, they knew they could turn to JAS to get the job done.
With the majority of the vehicles being SUVs, dedicated charter flights were not the best option. With an SUV the vehicles' dimensions limit the number of vehicles that can be loaded on board a chartered plane. Therefore the JAS Team decided to ship all the vehicles on multiple scheduled commercial freighter flights.
With the long-term partnerships JAS has developed with many airlines over the years, the team was able to secure 3 airlines to ship all vehicles with no problem. The vehicles were shipped out on scheduled commercial flights within the allotted time frame.
This challenge demonstrates the importance of the collaboration between JAS teams and the airlines with which JAS partners. The synergy between the Air Product Management and Operation Air teams of the JAS Torino branch in Italy and the Global Account & Automotive teams allowed JAS to successfully accomplish the goal of the challenge given to them and achieve full customer satisfaction.
Organized by the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce (as “CICC”), Panda d’Oro Award 2018 and Annual Gala Dinner was hosted in Shanghai on June 9th, 2018. The award ceremony commended Italian and Chinese enterprises that have made excellent achievements in promoting bilateral trade between China and Italy. JAS China was honored with the “The Silk Road Panda Award" for its contribution and engagement in projects aimed at increasing connectivity along the new Silk Road. Bruce Ning, General Manager, and Mario Tasso, Head of Logistics of JAS Forwarding (China) Co., Ltd., attended the ceremony and received the award on JAS’s behalf.
Benefited by the promotion of ‘One Belt One Road’ policy by the Chinese Government, there has been significant development of rail infrastructures between China and Europe. Therefore, JAS China has now also extended its scope of business from traditional air freight, sea freight, warehousing, and logistics to rail freight between China and Europe, which is driven by strong consumer demand and limited air freight space in the market.
JAS China provides door-to-door FCL and LCL rail services on both Eastbound and Westbound, transporting light industrial goods, electronics, mechanical, and automotive parts. Eastbound shipments will be consolidated at Hamburg or Duisburg hubs operated by JAS Germany, and devanned at Zhengzhou, Wuhan or Chengdu hubs for further local trucking distribution. On the other hand, shipments going Westbound will be handled in JAS’s CFS service hubs in Wuhan or Hefei in China, and Hamburg or Warsaw in Europe. Rail freight service is a perfect solution if customers seek cost-effect transportation compared to air freight, and at the same time, with shorter transit time compared to ocean freight.
In addition, as JAS China is actively involved in logistics and freight forwarding services for Italian companies in China, Mario Tasso is pleased to be appointed as the coordinator of CICC’s Logistics Working Group in 2018.
To find out more about JAS China and Europe Rail Freight service, please contact our Ningbo Branch
JAS TAILORED WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTION SERVICE IN MACAU
A prestigious Italian fashion conglomerate listed in Hong Kong entrusted JAS for a one stop shop supply chain solution from Europe to Hong Kong and Macau. Thanks to the close connections of the IT systems of the two companies, visibility of the supply chain can be seen by our customer in a timely manner.
The journey of the garment on hanger, flat packs, handbags, accessories and CITES items start in Italy and other European countries, with a JAS office handling the air freight and documentation for importation into Hong Kong and Macau.
Shipments then arrive into the JAS Hong Kong logistics center in Tsing Yi for piece level picking and packing, scanning and system update. Macau local orders are then sent as cross-dock shipments by feeder.
Strategically and efficiently located, the JAS warehouse in Macau is 2km from the pier, 3km from Wynn Macau and 12km from Cotai. With a total area of 5,000 sqf, fully air-conditioned and state-of-the-art security systems including web-enabled CCTV monitoring system, security card access system, motion detectors and 7x 24 security patrol installed, we are proud of the lead time we can achieve for our customers. Good receiving record will be in the customer’s SAP system by 11:00 p.m. the next day, and next day local shop delivery is accomplished from the delivery order put into the customer’s system before 1:00 p.m. the previous day.
Window display items are arranged via special night local delivery services in order to not affect any day time sales activities in retail shops. JAS is ready to provide flexible and tailored services to fashion customers as we have experience in serving most high-end fashion brands for more than 35 years and we can proudly say that “fashion is in our DNA”.