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JAS Places First Booking With Qatar Airways Cargo's We Qare Program

By
Stefano Redditi
August 17, 2020

Through the We Qare program, the airline is donating 1 million kilos of freight space on its airplanes to selected customers around the world to give to the charities of their choice.

JAS Worldwide took advantage of this fantastic program on behalf of the World Food Program and moved almost 50 tons of Personal Protective Equipment and supplies from Shanghai, China to Dhaka, Bangladesh at the end of July, free of charge.

“This was a great opportunity for JAS to support the World Food Program” says Salvatore Lauro the head of JAS Aid & Relief division.

The whole JAS organization is thankful to Qatar Airways Cargo for the initiative, together we made the difference!

Learn More About JAS Aid & Relief
JAS Korea, a Specialized Solution in the Pharma Industry

By
Yousuk Kim
June 23, 2020

As economies around the world are suffering from the impact of Covid-19, businesses are experiencing losses, workers are without jobs, and many face the challenge of a complete upheaval of lifestyle. However, pharmaceutical companies are taking center stage in the Covid-19 fight, and one of these is a Korean conglomerate, SK Group, is seeing growth on the stock market and a new burst of innovation in the infectious disease landscape as the race for treatment approval for a Covid-19 therapy takes off.

SK Group, the 2nd largest group in Korea after Samsung with an annual revenue of $213.6B in 2018, has two arms of pharmaceutical subsidiaries, SK Pharmteco, the pharmaceutical intermediate, and API manufacturer & SK Biopharmaceuticals, the new drug development.

With support from JAS APAC & JAS Worldwide, JAS Korea has become a contracted freight forwarding business partner for SK Biotek as of last December, then after months of implementation period, JAS has been handling various types of Pharmaceutical export shipments by Air & Ocean to additional International Pharmaceutical companies in Europe.

Due to the nature of the cargo, pharmaceutical products, they must be mostly carried by air freight, using special equipment such as dry ice gel/ ice pack, cool/ reefer truck, temperature-controlled storage, and even RKNs which require thorough knowledge and experience to handle such a commodity properly and in a timely manner.

The RKN e1 is a one pallet size container, based on a second-generation active temperature control system and utilizes compressor cooling and electric heating technology, to meet the requirements of the pharmaceutical industry for smaller air shipments.

The RKN e1 container maintains product temperatures in the +2 to +8 °C range, controlled room temperature (+15 to +25 °C) range,  JAS Korea has successfully arranged 11 RKN e1 for its door to door delivery to a Spanish Pharmaceutical consignee with Dap term in March, when the Pandemic was in the peak.

SK Pharmteco’s subsidiary, AMPAC is one of the strategic partners to a U.S. public benefit drug manufacturing corporation, which recently received federal government funding of $354 million for advanced manufacturing of America’s most essential medicines at risk of shortage, including those for the COVID-19 response. With its strategic partners, it has initiated manufacturing chemical precursor ingredients, active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), and finished dosage forms for over a dozen essential medicines to treat hospitalized patients with COVID-19-related illnesses.

SK Biotek will supply pharmaceutical intermediates to AMPAC and has appointed JAS Korea as the logistics provider for this project. The 1st air shipment was exported to AMPAC in California, USA by suing 5 x RKN e 1 in close cooperation with JAS San Francisco on June 15th, all 5 x RKNs were successfully delivered to AMPAC on the next day. After the ingredient’s analysis main orders will be placed shortly and JAS will continue to handle this business. Next opportunity will be export business out of AMPAC to overseas with the finished products.

JAS Korea is continuing to expand their reputation as the perfect solution for the transportation of pharmaceutical products in the market with these continued efforts excellent team-work. We are sure JAS will be leading the market in a near future.

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JAS Ensures Safety of Live Chicks

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 Supports Countries Reopening Around the World

In today’s environment, shippers are faced with numerous challenges, from the immediate need to replenish drastically reduced inventory levels to budgeting logistics costs in a highly unpredictable environment. Blank sailings, carrier solvency, and steadily building port congestion is resulting in increased supply chain risk and lead time fluctuations. Global air cargo capacity has been reduced by over 25% making access to space more constrained due to overall demand and increased dwell time due to testing and customs inspections of PPE goods.

JAS is working closely with our customers to offer solutions that balance planning with responsiveness and agility, while working to provide service options that mitigate the increased costs and risks that exist with current market conditions.

Our Flight Operations solutions address the immediate and urgent needs of our customers. We have scheduled weekly flights from the following areas:

China to the USA with connections to Latin America

Europe to the USA with connections to Latin America

USA to Europe

China to Europe

Additional flights will be added as needed.

JAS SEA-AIR services provide an alternative solution to customers requiring shorter lead times than traditional ocean freight while providing a lower cost option to air freight. We currently offer hubs in Singapore and Korea that connect Asia with the rest of the world.

​For traditional ocean FCL and LCL services, our ocean team aligns our carrier allocations and schedules with our customers’ forecasts. Services such as container and order management offer additional value to our standard ocean freight services.

​While our current priority is to work with your immediate needs, we do not want to lose sight of the need for long-term planning strategies so please contact us at info@jas.com or reach out to your local JAS representative for more information.

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 Thailand Puts Emphasis on Automotive

As of 2017, the Thailand automotive industry was the largest in Southeast Asia and the 12th largest in the world. The Thailand industry has an annual output of near two million vehicles (passenger cars and pickup trucks), more than countries such as Belgium, the United Kingdom, Italy, Czech Republic, and Turkey.

Most of the vehicles built in Thailand are developed and licensed by foreign producers, mainly Japanese, American, and Chinese but with several other brands as well for CKD production, notably BMW and Mercedes. The Thai car industry takes advantage of the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) to find a market for many of its products. Thailand is one of the world's biggest markets for pickup trucks with over 50 percent market share for one-ton trucks.

Within this favorable context, our VP Automotive Vertical, Jim Ryan and our Global Account Director – Automotive Vertical APAC, Shane Ravel joined the first Automotive Sales Campaign in Thailand in March 2019, where they met with first/second tier suppliers such as LEAR, BorgWarner, Faurecia, CNH, IHI Turbo, American Axle, Continental, etc. The initiative has been managed and coordinated by Franck Portet (NSM for JAS TH) and his team members Mr. Kiattikhun Vunthong and Ms. Anong Chaliawsin.  

In order to mirror the vertical global initiative, JAS Thailand has assigned Kiattikhun Vunthong as National Account Manager – Automotive Vertical, who will be focusing on the development of automotive accounts in the “Detroit of the East” (Rayong area). JAS Thailand has already had a very productive year with Jim, Shane and the JAS TH team and are looking forward to having Shane in Thailand again to explore the huge potential available.

With Kiattikhun’s experience and the sales effort of our BDM – Anong Chaliawsin, from our Laem Chabang office, we are adding additional focus on the Automotive vertical.

With the expertise of the JAS TH team and the support from the global JAS Automotive industry, JAS Thailands looks forward to expanding and enabling their customers to have the best support available!

JAS Motorsport Logistics Races into Asia

​JAS Motorsport Logistics, based out of Europe, has been providing services for more than ten years for well-known car brands, acting as the logistics supplier for cars and car parts to a variety of race events around the globe.

This year, JAS Motorsport Logistics is handing services for the Blancpain World Challenge Series in Asia, for the Sepang Intl Circuit, Buriram Chang Intl Circuit, Suzuka Circuit, Fuji Speedway, Yeongam Intl Circuit, and finishing the season at Shanghai Intl Circuit. JAS Motorsport Logistics moved 30 containers (40’ each) to the race sites in Asia, to each of the circuits.

Get to Know JAS Wine & Spirits

JAS is proud to be serving the alcoholic beverages industry. It is a global marketplace that ships hundreds of thousands of containers per year. JAS has been active in the alcoholic beverages industry for quite some time, working with customers on all continents to provide tailored services unique to their needs.

While already among the leaders in markets such as Italy, Hong Kong, and the Middle East in the Wine & Spirits industry, on October 1, 2018 JAS opened a new office in Bordeaux, France that is dedicated to the specialized needs of Wine and Spirits clients. Along with this new office, JAS also recruited a team of experts to better understand and aid customers.  JAS Wine & Spirits provides dedicated air and sea services to shippers and consignees in most world origin and destination markets.

JAS Wine & Spirits is competitive, agile, global, professional, and looks forward to providing clients with the best support available.

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.

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JAS Hong Kong Provides Insight to COOP

Established in 1980, JAS Hong Kong is an expert in offering professional freight forwarding service for clients in various business fields. One of those fieldS is food and beverage, one of the verticals in which JAS excels among others in the industry. COOP is a system of Italian consumers' cooperatives which operates the largest supermarket chain in Italy. Buying products directly from associated companies – mainly for food,  and sourcing all household items/ accessories from the Far East to Italy (approximately 5,000/ TEUS per year). In November 2017, the Members of the Boards from COOP Italy decided to arrange a tour, visiting in China and Hong Kong to better understand the supply chain process and export logistics procedure. JAS Hong Kong was honored to be appointed by COOP Far East to arrange onsite port visits, as well as provide market insights on the Chinese freight forwarding business.

To allow our COOP visitors from Italy to have a real vision on our industry capabilities, an onsite visit to Hong Kong MTL terminal was arranged by JAS Hong Kong, which provided them with a detailed idea of how our local process works, e.g. vessel loading/unloading procedure, terminal workflow and timing. In addition, Mr. Gabriele Benedetti, CEO of JAS China and Hong Kong, was also invited by COOP to be one of the spokespersons in a conference co-organized by COOP and the  Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong on the 13th of November 2017. The audience was inspired by Mr. Benedetti’s professional overview on the current Chinese freight forwarding system, and also his insight on the future development of China, especially the One Belt One Road System.

Going forward, JAS Hong Kong and China will continue to strive to explore business opportunities in the food and beverage market, and are happy to answer any questions you may have!

JAS Hong Kong is Proud to be a Partner to Prada

The Italian heritage of JAS has equipped the JAS team with profound understanding on the unique nature of luxury fashion logistics, and JAS Hong Kong has successfully extended its services from GOH (Garment On Hanger), inventory control, pick & pack services, etc. to marketing showcase projects for luxury fashion brands.

Prada, one of the top Italian luxury fashion brands, sees JAS as the trustworthy partner, and JAS Hong Kong has carried out Prada’s itinerant marketing project, which involves both the freight forwarding and installation service of a Pop-up Showcase in several major Far Eastern countries, including Korea, Hong Kong, China and Singapore.

The Prada Pop-up Showcase project involves 53 cargo loads of total 230cbm, completely made in Italy. The showcase cargos were shipped by air to Hong Kong and then transferred to Macau for the first stage of the installation. The shipment, as soon as it arrived at Hong Kong International Airport, was transferred to JAS Hong Kong’s Ocean Freight Warehouse for loading onto containers and flat rack platforms, and then transferred to Macao.  

The main structure of the Prada Pop-up Showcase – a full-size railway wagon with window display and marketing areas – was handled by JAS Hong Kong with night deliveries to facilitate unloading and installation operation as per the installation plan provided by Prada. After the Macau showcase, JAS will continue the itinerary of Prada Pop-up Showcases in the Far East touching Korea, Hong Kong, China and Singapore until September 2018.

JAS is a Proud Sponsor of Taiwan Ducati Week

Ducati is a famous Italian motorcycle manufacturer and has 90 years of history. Passion represents the Ducati spirit. The biggest global Ducati event, World Ducati Week, also known as WDW, is the only international event to attract Ducatists from all over the world. The annual event is held at the historic racetrack of Misano Adriatico (RN), and creates three days of pure "RED" passion, including conferences, moto-shows, parties and races.

Ducatists in Taiwan also experience the same “RED” passion and team spirit during the Taiwan Ducati Week. KEVIN IND & AGRI CO., LTD, the sole agent of Ducati, held the 2017 Taiwan Ducati Week on October 21st- 22nd, a high-profile and unmissable event for Ducatists, and saw more than 300 bikes from all over Taiwan join the event. This annual family-friendly event started in 2004 and has continued being more interesting and better every year. Rousing more interest this year was Ducati Headquarters shipping one Desmosedici GP14 to Taiwan, the Ducati Racing Team’s MotoGP racing bike of 2014, offering Ducatists a chance for close contact with this moving art piece during the event.

The 2017 Taiwan Ducati Week program included a Ducati themed banquet, amazing show and multiple lucky prize winners from drawings for Ducatists. JAS Worldwide (Taiwan) Ltd. as the exclusive forwarder of Ducati Taiwan and one of the 12 sponsors of this event offered two gifts up for lucky drawers. It made Ducatists high in “Red Party”.

Potato Chips in South Korea

Do you like potato chips? Potato chips are one of the favorite snacks in South Korea, which require approximately 130,000 Tons of potatoes a year for production.

One important requirement to make good potato chips is to have the potatoes as fresh as possible or else it will not be delicious. During summer time from June to October, South Korea alone can produce approximately 100,000 Tons of potatoes locally, but it is difficult to produce sufficient a quantity of potatoes during winter.

In order to meet market demands and fulfill customer satisfaction in the winter, they must first import and store potatoes from West USA in November and later on import fresh potatoes from Australia, which has summer from December onwards. Due to several reasons, Australia's export for potatoes are increasing rapidly. From January to May of 2016, USA exports were down 65 percent, compared to the same time last year, while Australia exports went up 69 percent.

Potatoes from Australia to Korea require a very special handling process & know-how. Transportation from an Australia Farm to a Korean manufacturers’ plants have to be done by reefer containers, as the potatoes require certain temperature control & ventilation throughout the journey. It is estimated about 1,000 – 1,200 of 40-feet reefer containers were moved in 2016 and same is projected for 2017.

In 2016, JAS Australia and Korea successfully stepped into this business by handling 163 of the 40-feet reefer containers for one of South Korea's major potato chip manufacturing companies. Subsequently, JAS has also secured approximately 400 of the 40-feet reefer containers in 2017 with all three manufacturers. The 2017 business contract was signed at the JAS Sydney office in December 2016 with Australian Supplier, Shingreen Fresh and  JAS Australia and Korea.

With Potato Logistics, JAS is not only offering a pure transport service, but also a wide range of associated logistics services, extending from professional ocean shipment to destination storage and other activities specific to the agricultural sector.

JAS will continue to deliver quality potatoes punctually and in good condition so that everyone is able to enjoy their potato chips even in the winter time in South Korea.

Country Spotlight : India

India is one of the well-known emerging markets in the global economic scenario. Since the economic liberalization policies commenced in the 1990s, India has prospered which has helped to boost the Indian economy to a great extent.

The main factors behind this booming market are the economic liberalization and the perfect competition market. There has been a significant growth of the Indian market which has resulted in a high Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The average annual growth rate ranges between 6 to 7 percent. The growth rate of GDP was around 6.7 percent during the financial year 2008-09.

To further boost the market, the government is taking some positive steps with the main aim to increase the growth rate to approximately 9 percent. Due to the favorable market, more and more industries are being set up, which leads to more customer bases. At the moment, India is the fourth largest economic system in the world in terms of the purchasing power parity.

In 2005, JAS India was operating as a fully owned subsidiary of JAS Worldwide Inc. with four offices and a total of 36 employees. Over the years, we have been growing progressively in both size and stature and now we boost a network of 14 offices with over 152 employees, spreading across all major cities. We are strategically located near our customers in key vertical markets such as automotive and industrial, offering both full-fledged services and satellite sales offices.

Our team is made-up of young, dynamic and dedicated professionals with a combined work experience in the logistics industry of over 125 years, having made a 100 percent commitment to customer satisfaction and ops excellence.

Our Air Freight team is a highly motivated and competent group of professionals who are extremely innovative and capable of providing out of the box solutions. A combination of multi-model transportation complimented by a strong ground network of bonded & non-bonded trucking capabilities is one of the solutions we are able to offer our customers. With proven success at being both cost competitive and able to satisfy critical lead time deliveries it is our aim to reach customer requirements and exceed expectations.

Our ocean capability has grown and evolved year after year by leveraging upon our global core carrier partner strategy. In addition, our Ocean Freight team are adept at customizing solutions to tackle all sorts of customer requirements and to better manage their in and outbound freight movements such as multi-country consolidate programs and LCL groupage boxes that are primarily targeting fashion, retail, and automotive businesses with access to track by PO order #, line item, part #, etc…

We have significantly ramped up our sales team and hired the best talent in the market. This is aligned with our global account management sales matrix structure with focus on targeting global MNC to increase our valet share in key vertical markets like Automotive, Technology, Industrial and Stone.

JAS India Success Stories:

Industrial Sector
ThyssenKrupp Elevator (India) has set up a green field project in Chakkan an Indl suburb near Puna to manufacture their new contemporary and flexible MRL solution named 'Synergy1000'. An Indian adaptation of it’s global product line, Synergy1000 is code compliant with the Indian market requirements and it brings the paired benefits of safety and reliability.
Some of its key benefits are as follows :
Available application range from 5pax to 15pax and speed of 1.00mps.
Availability of numerous car interior design finish (24 Choices), elegant ceiling options.
Field friendly design with reduced customer interface on civil work such as Pit Buffer Blocks and Landing Push Button boxes.
Enhanced safety features with Progressive Safety gear offered as standard feature.
Optimized shaft efficiency with best in class pit and overhead space.
Green approach – Environment friendly materials and energy efficient LED Lighting options.

JAS India was appointed to handle the capital goods imports from various ThyssenKrupp world-wide subsidiaries and approved vendors. The scope of work included Ocean freights imports, customs brokerage and door delivery to site. Following the flawless execution of the project by our Mumbai team along with good coordination with JAS Puns customer service support, JAS was awarded the following incremental business opportunities:
Raw material (RM) and components sea/air imports from China, Germany & Spain for the Puna plant
Finished goods (FG) imports from ThyssenKrupp subsidiaries to direct end-users

The scope of work included:
Insurance
Ocean freight imports
Import Customs brokerage
Door delivery

Aerospace sector:
UTC Aerospace India Bangalore (formerly Goodrich Aerospace) is a fully owned 100 percent subsidiary of United Technology Corp (UTC)., U.S conglomerate. They specialize in manufacturing aircraft sub-assemblies like fuselage, landing gears, evacuation systems, aircraft interiors and other avionics. They are 100 percent EOU (export oriented unit), which means that all items manufactured are exported directly to OEM’s like Boeing, Airbus and other tier one & two aerospace companies. The raw material & components are 90 percent imported from inter-company UTC subsidiaries mainly in the US, Germany, Spain, Czech and UK and other approved UTC suppliers based in Asia like Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Japan & Korea.

JAS India signed a local agreement to handle their imports from three major locations into Bangalore airport. The business awarded based on rigorous vendor scrutiny process to evaluate our local operation capability and ensure that they have appointed the suitable vendor is handling their business, one portion of the process is conducting a site visit at JAS Bangalore office. During the visit, they have met up with the team who will be managing their business along with an introduction of JAS infrastructure and capability such as the office infrastructure, Operating Systems, core carrier relationships and etc.

After the evaluation, UTC Aerospace India is convinced of our capability and decided to award this business to us.

Garment on the Go

For the past four decades, fashion has always been in the blood of JAS. Due to our extensive knowledge of this industry, we fully understand the unique and complex nature of the luxury fashion industry logistic, which enables us to offer a reliable and quality one-stop solution.

One of the renowned Italian luxury fashion brands regards JAS as a trust-able Global Supply Chain partner and decided to entrust JAS China to handle their SS2017 collection from Hong Kong and Shanghai to Modena, Italy via Air Garments-on-hangers (GOH) consolidation service.

Even though JAS has been working closely with the client in various parts of the world, it is not an easy feat to secure this type of business. With a strong display of our knowledge of the client's requirements and demands, along with the successful showcase of prior Air GOH consolidations, JAS managed to outperform the other competitors. In addition, with JAS Milan's eco-friendly initiative of recycling the GOH equipment (paper-made C05) for other shipments, this enabled our clients to enjoy a more competitive rate while not compromising the quality of the service standard.

From Q4 2016 onward, JAS Hong Kong and Shanghai have weekly Air GOH consolidation service to Modena, with an average of 2,000 pieces to 4,000 pieces per consolidation per week.

By displaying our capability in GOH consolidation service from Hong Kong and Shanghai, we aim to expand our footprint to be the global nominated partner for our loyal fashion client. We also believe the success brought by this business will further strengthen the JAS position in the luxury fashion market.

JAS Shanghai Warehouse Chosen

JAS China has strived to develop warehousing services that offer a flexible, one-stop solution for all types of clients. The latest achievement can be found in Shanghai, where JAS has been chosen to handle the warehousing service for Completely Knock Down (CKD) parts and finished goods, one of the world’s top tier automotive suppliers.

The warehouse is strategically located at Chuansha Town, Pudong New District in Shanghai, which is close to both the Pudong Airport (17 km) and Waigaoqiao Port (24km). It provides non-bonded logistics services with a storage capacity of 4,850 sqm. The automotive client has occupied 2,600 sqm with 3,400 pallet positions set up for the client.

This is equivalent to more than 50 percent of the warehouse space.

The scope of service provided to the automotive client includes the following:

  • 24 hour x 7 days Operation
  • Inbound CKD receiving
  • Inventory Management (CKD Parts)
  • Pick & Pack Service (on Store Keep Unit (SKU) level)
  • Minimum 6 pulls (deliveries) on daily basis
  • JIT Delivery to Production Line
  • SOS pull (order) Fulfillment
  • Finished Goods Pickup from Production Plant
  • Inventory Management (for Finished Goods)
  • Repacking Service (for Finished Goods)

During the implementation of the warehousing service for this client, JAS had to simultaneously receive the CKD parts and replenishment from the client's previously owned in-plant warehouse and relocate the parts and finished goods to the JAS Warehouse. Even though this implementation is more complex than usual with the organized effort of the JAS China warehouse team, the relocation was smoothly accomplished in two months and now the service is extended to full operation of Pick & Pack services and JIT delivery to the production line.

Recently, the client has completed a 2016 annual stock take and external audit at the JAS warehouse, the results were positive and proved the success of the JAS China warehousing service. Warehousing is always one of the most important elements in the one-stop service solution, and we look forward to expand our warehousing service to more clients in China.

GP2 2016 Begins

The twelfth season of the GP2 Series, a motor racing feeder series that is run in support of the 2016 FIA Formula One World Championship, is officially underway. The 2016 series kicked off in Barcelona, Spain on May 14-15, 2016. JAS is proud to continue the sponsorship of GP2 driver Raffaele Marciello. Raffaele will be driving for the Russian Time team this season!

A typical race weekend is composed of one 30 minute practice session and then another 30 minute qualifying session, which is followed by two races that typically take place the following two days after the qualifying race. Raffaele qualified 12th before the official races on May 14 & 15 stating "After a really long break, a new GP2 season has started. What can I say about my performance in Barcelona? All in all, I am satisfied. During qualifying [race] the car was well-balanced but I lacked a bit of speed, so I had to settle for 12th place." Raffaele placed 8th on the 14th in race one and then placed 5th the following day in race two! Raffaele took home a total of 10 points! He continued in his statement about the races, saying, "I knew I could do better in race one, and I did. When I found myself in 14th place I decided to increase the pace and attack with more confidence. It went well, and thanks to a series of overtakings – a few of which were really nice – I climbed to 8th place, and managed to take home four points. On Sunday I started in pole position and tried as hard as I could to stay in front, but at the moment there [were] a few drivers who [were] one step ahead. Still, I obtained a good fifth placement and six more points."  In the GP2 series, the driver with the most points at the end of the season is awarded the championship.

Raffaele concluded his statement by saying, "Considering that it was my first official race with my new team (Russian Time), I cannot complain. In about 10 days, in Monte Carlo, I aim to do even better."

JAS is proud to sponsor Raffaele and they, like him, are excited to see him continue to improve and gain points!  Watch the GP2 series to keep up with Raffaele and cheer him on!

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.

JAS PO&G Participates in BreakBulk

​JAS Projects – Oil & Gas is proud to announce that we will participate in several exhibitions in April and May 2016. We will have exclusive booths at Breakbulk Africa in Johannesburg, OTC in Houston, as well as Breakbulk Europe in Antwerp, where we will also be the official Lanyard Sponsor.

As an independent business unit of JAS Forwarding, JAS PO&G is providing tailor-made logistics services to EPC and power clients, mining and O&G companies, rig operators, and service and supply companies engaged in drilling and exploration. JAS PO&G offers complete turnkey logistics solutions for plant and infrastructure construction projects of any scale.

Please stop by and visit us at the Breakbulk Africa Exhibition Johannesburg April 6-7, 2016 – Booth No. 307, at the OTC in Houston May 2-5, 2016 – Booth No. 4751 and at the Breakbulk Europe Exhibition in Antwerp May 24-26, 2016 – Booth No. 934H4 for the opportunity to meet our global team.

JAS Handles 5 Unties of Towable X-Ray Machines

The operation took place in December 2015 and involved three airplane charters from France to Jakarta. The project involved five units of towable X-ray systems as well as four large crated X-ray machines.

The trailer chassis had a weight of approximately 28,000 kilograms each and these units are designed in a way that they can be towed by a standard prime mover from one site to the other.

The first Antonov AN124 was arranged from France in mid-December and the last two during the Christmas season. All units were delivered on time due to the excellent partnership and cooperation within the JAS network.

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