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JAS Italy Specializes in Wine and Spirits
June 29, 2020

JAS Italy has been active in the alcoholic beverages industry for decades and has demonstrated its ability to deliver superior logistic solutions to exporters and importers during that time.

Overseas market specialists, together with the JAS Florence Wine & Spirits team, along with colleagues deployed at JAS offices in wine producing regions provide dedicated competitive services to suit customers’ demands in Italy and various continents.

JAS offers state of the art airfreight services for wine, dry & reefer buyers consolidations at optimized costs, temperature management expertise, insulation services for air and sea consignments, and JAS' own LCL/LCL containers to selected destinations.

From Veneto, Tuscany, Refosco, Piedmonte, Abruzzo, Calabria…from all producing regions…Prosecco, Chianti, Barolo, Barbera, Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Aglianico, Fruili, and all other Italian wines are shipped with care for our customers.

JAS Italy together with destination offices colleagues ensure that the Italian flag for Wine & Spirits services solutions is raised on selected markets.

Get to Know More about JAS Wine & Spirits
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Charles Cattin & Stefano Castellazzi
JAS Supports Countries Reopening Around the World
May 22, 2020

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.

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JAS Italy Demonstrates Logistics Expertise in Covid Crisis

For nearly 10 years JAS Italy has cooperated with primary Italian Government Institutions, chief among them, the Civil Protection Department for which JAS has been engaged for the last 6 years. Prior to the current situation, JAS Italy supported the Department during the last earthquake emergency in central Italy in 2017.

JAS continues to support Italian institutions during the current COVID-19 emergency, having once again been identified as one of their reliable suppliers of transportation and logistics on behalf of the Civil Protection Department. As a result, JAS has taken charge of their import/export distribution process, focusing its efforts on domestic destinations and regions.

Urgently needed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) commodities are being moved on behalf of the Civil Protections Department to address the health crisis in Italy. Starting in February and continuing through today, JAS has thus far moved more than 50 million masks along with protective suits, visors, gloves, respirators, pulmonary ventilators, test tubes, and swabs. When the Covid-19 emergency surfaced, JAS initially arranged shipments from China, Brazil, and South Africa mainly via general cargo urgent flights. However as demand dramatically increased, JAS recognized that available volumes were not meeting the needs of its customers. As a result, JAS ramped up the use of charter flights to better meet customer requirements.

JAS works closely with all of its customers to meet their specific needs. The Civil Protection Dept supplies detailed distribution plans to JAS on daily basis for all deliveries throughout Italy, including the islands. All shipments arrive at Malpensa and Fiumicino warehouse hubs which are then sorted and labelled before sending on to their final destinations. Starting in February JAS has arranged more than 1200 of these dedicated overnight deliveries. JAS Italy also supervises and coordinates daily military flights from Milano and Rome, destined to north and southbound destinations in addition to on-wheels shuttles.

JAS is publicly recognized in the transportation market as a company able to handle medical supplies shipments with high professionalism on Covid-19 contrast.

Lombardy Region, as example, contacted and awarded JAS a contract for their shipping needs for the brand new FIERA MILANO hospital preparation; from beds to respirators, and everything else that was needed.

In other Covid-19 efforts, on April 9th, JAS Italy operated a dedicated charter flight from PVG to MXP for a private customer who had an urgent need to move in excess of 5 million masks and 20.000 protective suits. Despite the complexities, within a few short hours of the 747F landing, all the commodities were delivered to the customer’s warehouse.

Among its many capabilities during this pandemic, JAS has received and stored foreign country donations to It.GOV, often hosting a brief ceremony of goodwill, usually presided over by the local Ambassador of the donating country.

Additionally, JAS receives and stores PPE orders directly from national contracted suppliers of IT.GOV.

JAS Supports the Medical Industry in the Midst of Pandemic
Utilizing responsive chartered flight operations, JAS does its part to support the medical supply chain.

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 at Kyalami

​JAS Motorsport Logistics in collaboration with JAS South Africa were nominated as lead logistics providers for the Kyalami 9 Hour event held as part of the Intercontinental GT Series which visited our shores in November 2019. Our teams were revved up to be involved in this iconic event, which last took place at Kyalami in 1982, and surely will once again become a key event in the South African Motorsport calendar.

A few key statistics on what JAS was tasked to handle for the event:

  • A total of 41 containers carrying race cars, spares and timing equipment forwarded via ocean freight by JAS from various countries to South Africa, entering through various ports. Then exported again onward to different countries for the next events in the series.
  • Airfreight import & export of complete race cars, spares, accessories and equipment from and to various parts of the globe leading up to and after the event.
  • Obtaining embargo release from the customs authorities so that all containers would be inspected in one location, which would be the lay down area managed by JAS in the Kyalami track precinct. This for both imports, as well as export inspections.
  • Successfully managing a mix of customs requirements, some teams shipping under ATA Carnet, others with commercial invoices, for which provisional payments had to be made as well as acquitted with customs, all done in record time.
  • On site operations included 4 x crane trucks and multiple tridem axle truck tractor combinations to move a total of 54 containers from the lay down area to various points around the pit lane and behind the main building for teams to be present and unload their containers.
  • All containers were moved, placed, unpacked and operations set up completed within 2 days, and the same applied for loading out again.
  • Senior representatives from JAS Motorsport Logistics were on site for the full duration of the lead up to, as well as during and strike down of the event to provide support services from a logistics perspective to the teams as well as for the organizers.

The entire event went off smoothly, something JAS is extremely proud of.  People continue to make the difference.

Projects for Mozambique

JAS Projects Italy is proud to announce that they have successfully performed shipments for approx. 10.000 FRT. in 2019. The majority of these shipments came from Italy to Mozambique.

All cargo has been moved via regular FCL service by dry containers and special equipment, in particular, open top and flat rack out of gauge. Many shipments consist of on ro-ro cargo such as Terex Cranes and Merlo Machines.

​These shipment contracts are related to the Mozambique LNG Projects, for the construction of 2 onshore LNG trains in Afungi (Palma).

With the success of these many shipments JAS is excited to see JAS Projects continue to assist in Afungi projects in the future. There will be new and interesting perspectives for 2020 as JAS Projects Italy plans to bid for the main Tender for another Afungi Project.

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.

JAS Wine & Spirits Expands to France

Did you know that JAS has been active in the alcoholic beverages industry for decades? JAS has been providing tailor-made services for Wine & Spirits exports from Italy for many years. One such service includes multi temperature (+4 and +14 C) service. Based on this strong history within the wine & spirits industry JAS Italy then launched specialized offices in Shanghai and Hong Kong, enabling JAS to continue to be a leader in the industry.

An office has now opened in Bordeaux, France, on October 1st, 2018, and recruited specialized professionals with a wide experience in the wine & spirits industry.

JAS offers specialized solutions for the Wine & Spirit market, such as dry, insulated, or reefer BOC-A/F-FCL services from most WW producing countries. JAS also develops LT warehousing solutions and has its own LCL boxes from high value wines.

JAS Wine & Spirits looks forward to hearing from you and seeing what they can do you help you within the Wine & Spritis industry! Cheers, salute, gambei, kampaï, santé, salud, prosit… !

JAS Spain Digs into the Fruit & Vegetable Industry

A few years ago JAS endeavored to create a division for the export of vegetables from the thriving vegetable market industry in Spain. This endeavor flourished and now supports heavy export traffic through the help of experienced JAS personnel who share the best air trade options available to customers.

At JAS people make the difference, and the JAS Spain Vegetable Division is a prime example of that. When our customers succeed, we succeed, and therefore an emphasis is put on aiding our customers develop the best possible practices within their own businesses. Creating value for them that is above and beyond freight forwarding.

​The JAS Spain vegetable division moved 2,000 TN of airfreight in 2018 and expects to move almost 3,000 TN of airfreight in 2019.  

JAS maintains good relationships with airlines lending to a strong presence in the market. This strong market presence allows JAS to offer import and export customers the most efficient services available. Along with our expert  personnel JAS is focused on building strong and lasting relationships with customers.

Currently JAS Spain works with the top five largest fruit and vegetable cooperatives located in Almeria, Spain, which also is the largest producing area of fruits and vegetables in Spain. From start to finish JAS Spain supports the entire logistics chain for our customers, picking up cargo, delivering it to airports, and finally delivering it to it's final destination.

JAS Spain looks forward to another year of providing exemplary service to the the Fruit and Vegetable industry in Spain and around the world.

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.

JAS Aid & Relief Delivers Vaccines to Uganda

The JAS Aid & Relief Logistic office based in Rome, IT, recently delivered an urgent supply of ebola vaccines to a high profile humanitarian agency in Entebbe, Uganda. This shipment is a fundamental step for the vaccination campaign aimed to defeat ebola in the D.R. Congo and will cover the needs of thousands of people.

The transportation carried 345 pallets for a total of 65,50 tons and 320 CBM. JAS Aid & Relief Logistics had to move the medications from Germany to Uganda in the fastest possible way. This was achieved by reaching Liege airport, Belgium, where a dedicated hired charter B747-400F aircraft was ready to fly directly to Entebbe airport, Uganda.

Vaccines were successfully delivered in less than a couple of days from origin warehouse to destination, providing a punctual service, crucial in these situations.

JAS / JAS PO&G Italy Take on a New Challenge

​JAS / JAS Projects Oil & Gas Italy successfully performed a critical shipment for one of the main EPC Italian companies. Transport consisted of Managed Pressure Drilling Equipment for a total quantity of 25 items – totalling 105.000 kgs. Shipped via AN-124 from HOU Airport US to the LCA Airport in Cyprus for the MPD Project.

JAS is proud to be able to offer our customer a high level of service in a short period of time, considering an overall time schedule of 5 days from the date of collecting the cargo in Humble – Texas to the date of arrival of the aircraft in Cyprus (17/08).

Integrated Logistics to Remote Destinations

With road conditions and the situation continuing to remain volatile in the eastern part of the Central African Republic, the flow of relief cargo to the area has been steadily hampered.

Mali, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Southern Sudan are destinations where the need of relief cargo is dire, and difficult to traverse.  

The Yemen war has been defined as the world's worst humanitarian crisis, with the conflict continuing on since 2015. This war creates limited logistic availability when it comes to relief cargo getting to the locations where it is most needed.

At JAS Aid & Relief we strive to deliver relief cargo to those in need, to remote locations, and hard to get to areas.

We are available 24/7 to support any demand in emergency logistics. Contact us today to discuss how we can help you reach those in need.

JAS Aid & Relief Supports Refugees in Bangladesh

Since August 2017 the Rohingya population in Myanmar has been subjected to extreme violence that has led to 500,000 Rohingyas fleeing from their homes in Myanmar and seeking refuge across the Bangladeshi border.

JAS Worldwide, Aid & Relief has been supporting International Organizations to deliver humanitarian cargo from the Far East and Europe to those areas affected  in Bangladesh.

Shipments consist in pharmaceutical, blankets, food and other first emergency kits. JAS is proud to be a part of the relief effort of the Rohingya refugees and hopes to continue to support them.

Following Our Fashion Customer's Footprints

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”.

King of Cashmere Entrusts JAS

A luxury Italian fashion brand with the nickname “King of Cashmere," which was chosen by a member of the royal family, has entrusted JAS to provide top quality logistics services from Italy to one of the most important and rising consumer markets for the brand in China and Macau.

The journey of the garment on hanger, flat packs, handbags, accessories and CITES items start in Italy with JAS offices handling the air freight to Hong Kong, Shanghai and Macau.

With an extensive China network, JAS also handles delivery into nine shops in China and direct shipments to other China cities like Beijing, Changchun, Chengdu, Dalian, Harbin and Nanjing.

Shipments arriving into JAS Hong Kong logistics center in Tsing Yi will be pick and packed and then delivered into three local shops in Hong Kong.

In Macau, local orders will be 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 achieve for the customer. Next day local shop delivery can be achieved for delivery order put in customer’s system before 1:00p.m. the previous day.

JAS Projects - Oil & Gas Has a Break-Bulk Movement
JAS NGO Logistics Division Exhibits at AIDEX 2016

JAS NGO Logistics Division proudly presented its services by exhibiting at the Aidex, a two-day events held in Brussels on November 16-17, 2016.

Salvatore Lauro Division Manager and Federico Delvo’ Operation Manager presided over the stand, interacted with clients, visitors and stakeholders.

Representatives from JAS Forwarding UK, JAS Forwarding Belgium and Necotrans were also present.

JAS NGO Logistics Division is a dedicated vertical within the JAS network.

Our mission is to bring support to populations in distress by delivering relief cargo securely and on time. JAS NGO Logistics has a dedicated team of experts that operate under challenging conditions: conflicts, past conflict territories, areas struck by natural disaster or famine.

JAS NGO Logistics Division offers freight forwarding and logistics services to humanitarian agencies, organizations and Governments.

JAS PO&G Expanding Customers Reach : Israel

Since 2003, as part of the JAS global network, we have serviced the Israel market.  We have been working with our exclusive agent structure, Krief Albatros, who has been our partner in Israel since the beginning.  Specializing in the Projects - Oil & Gas vertical, we have the service capabilities to provide turnkey solutions that include customs brokerage into Israel, as well as cargo insurance and inland transport.  JAS understands the importance of the Israel marketplace and wants you to know we have the experience, people, and resources to help.

With offices in Israel that include Tel Aviv, Ben Gurion, Haifa, Rishon LeZion, TLV airport and Ashdod, we have access to the specialized equipment to manage any size project. JAS also has partnered with Krief Albatros as they are the only Israeli logistics provider certified for ISO 9001:2009 in the domain of Oil and Energy.

Services Include:

  • Air and Ocean freight forwarding
  • Project Logistics Management
  • Transport Engineering
  • Air and Marine Charter
  • Inland Transportation
  • Warehousing
  • Packing/Crating
  • Emergency Logistics
  • Customs Clearance
  • Maritime Insurance
  • Courier
  • Visa Facilities

With an entire division dedicated to Projects – Oil & Gas, we have proven experience with logistics services such as shore-base inventory management, local purchase and complete warehouse management.  Our Israeli footprint works in conjunction with our Israel desk in New Jersey.  Our NJ desk is dedicated to the U.S.- Israel trade lane with weekly consolidated shipments, as well as the ability to prepare the necessary export documents which are an Israeli Authority requirement.

Completed projects from 2009 to 2016 include industry specific projects such as Oil & Gas, Mining, Power and Infrastructure that involved charter vessels and aircrafts, warehouse management, and inland out of gauge transportation. Often times our industry specific clients require our knowledge of Ministry of Energy Licensing, Petroleum laws, and require use of cranes and forklifts in addition to supply management. If implant employees are required for base management to real estate use of an office, yard and warehouse, we can oblige with our 24/7 English speaking staff.

Specialized services include working Saturdays and Holidays where a fleet of vans, trucks and various forklift types are available for use. With offices at both Ashdod and Haifa Ports, we can easily execute because of our proximity for same day delivery, after customs release.

Understanding the needs of our Projects – Oil & Gas and related clients is key. Reach out to either Michael Onorato or Carmen Perez with your Israel inquiry. We can help.

JAS Project - Oil & Gas Moves Large Modules

The JAS Projects - Oil & Gas (JAS PO&G) scope of work on this large project was to arrange pre-carriage from the FCA( Free Carrier) Supplier in Italy, arrange full charters to Port Antwerp, and then receive cargo under hook up to the final job site.

This project consisted of several large modules. A few of the largest ones were L31 m x W6.3m x H 6.7m and GWT 170 Metric Tons. To ensure smooth planning and execution of the project, JAS PO&G flew our Project Manager and Transportation Engineer in for a pre-operations meeting and inspection of the freight. JAS PO&G Houston performed a detailed route study to determine the most feasible route, identifying civil work, route improvement, height barriers and permit requirements. JAS PO&G Houston pre-planned and closely coordinated with the Department of Transportation and utility/electrical companies to remove all the barriers and obstructions, in order to expedite permits within a reasonable time frame to meet the project delivery deadline.

All oversized cargo was self-unloaded on stands at Port Chioggia, for safe handling of the cargo and to avoid the high costs of hiring a crane. The JAS client's requirement was to stow all cargo under deck, considering the dimensions and height of the cargo JAS PO&G Houston narrowed down their choice to three carriers who would have suitable ships to accommodate all of this freight under deck. JAS PO&G Houston obtained specifcations of the ship and prepared detailed stowage plans along with the lifting, securing and lashing drawings on the nominated vessel. Our team, including the Transportation Engineer, Project Manager, and Surveyor were in attendance to supervise the loading, securing and lashing operation to ensure it met all safety standards both at the origin and discharge point in Antwerp.

JAS South Africa : A Gateway to Space

JAS in Johannesburg was recently awarded the transportation and logistics contract for the Gateway to Space exhibition at the Johannesburg Convention Centre in South Africa.

Quick facts about the exhibition

  • It was created with input from NASA and the US Space & Rocket Centre, as well as archeologists and geologists.
  • It changes cities around the world every two to three months
  • Contains 60 space artifacts.
  • It covers about 3.400 m² of floor space.
  • Space suits are transported in atmosphere-controlled boxes.
  • Some 40 short videos explaining the various exhibits are included.
  • It boasts an interactive space area.

Some of the articles you will see at the exhibition

  • Sputnik 1: The first space satellite
  • Lunar rover model: The battery-operated space exploration vehicle that can move around and transport people on the surface of the moon.
  • Sokol SK-1 Space suit: The space suit designed for Yuri Gagarin for the first manned space launch in 1961.
  • A Space Shuttle cockpit: This flight deck, with controls for life support, landing and steering, was the heart of the Space Shuttle.
  • Space food: Most space food simply requires hot water to prepare, see what they eat in space!
  • Orion: It’s destined to be the safest, most advanced spacecraft built and earmarked to be suitable to take humans to a variety of destinations.
  • Moon rock: Between 1969 and 1972 six Apollo missions brought back 382 kilograms of moon rock. Come and touch one of these rocks.
  • Vostok rocket: The Soviet rocket that launched the first human in space.

Scope of work handled by JAS South Africa

Timing was critical as the exhibition started on the 1st June 2016, and time was not on our side.

20 x 40’cntrs were shipped ex Amsterdam to Johannesburg under a Carnet ATA. These containers had to be delivered in specific sequential order at specific times to facilitate the off-loading and unpacking on site.

Due to the fragility of the material, the Contractor Media 24 had to fly in a professional team to co-ordinate and facilitate the unpacking and assembling of the artifacts.

The exhibition will run for two months and then has to be re-exported to a country still to be determined in Europe. JAS will be appointed for the export.

The delivery fortunately went without any incidents and in true JAS fashion, we applied a personal touch to ensure service excellence.

Congratulations to the job well done by the JAS South Africa team, our Gateway to Space!

JAS Assists Finnish Air Force

With the help of JAS’ Government Logistics Services team, the Finnish Air Force was able to temporarily import aircraft equipment to conduct an 18 month training mission at China Lake Naval Air Station, CA. First, aircraft and crew equipment cleared Customs on the flight line of Scott Air Force Base, the initial tech stop in the US. Special thanks to Indira Coomar and Ihab Nakhla for their detailed planning and execution; the process went off without a hitch.

In order to ensure that the naval expeditionary forces stay in the air collaborative effort between the Navy ATAC Program, Marine Corps, and JAS Government Logistics, the team needs to work together and focus on getting the job done the right way.

The Finnish Air Force's main combat fleet consists of Boeing F/A-18C and F/A-18D Hornet multi role fighters. In addition to aircraft, air surveillance radars and a range of simulators are included in the service's inventory.

The training mission runs through December, 2017, so AOG shipments will be a regular occurrence in addition to the routine maintenance activity involved with supporting four fighter jets.

JAS Government Logistics Services include:

  • High value assets handled with the greatest possible care
  • Time Definite Delivery
  • Seven Day, Door to Door Delivery
  • Five years in a row of 95% on-time rating
  • Real time in-transit Visibility
  • Proactive tracking provided by scheduled EDI feeds  

Comprehensive & detailed Standard Operative Procedures for safe control of all aircraft assets

“Wheels Up” Customs Clearance to ensure that all Aircraft on Ground (AOG) shipments are not delayed  

Dedicated Aircraft Logistics staff available 24/7 to react to the customers needs worldwide

Serving US Naval nodes around the Globe:

  • US Navy supports 17 nodes on five different continents

Marit Stromoy Wins F1 World Cup Event

​JAS Motorsports is proud to be a sponsor of Marit Stromoy, the first and only woman in history to thus far win an F1 World Cup Event!

The tidal wave of interest generated by Marit Stromoy following her epic win in the Grand Prix of Sharjah last year continues, with the first woman in history to win an F1H2O Grand Prix being understandably recognized for her outstanding achievement back home in Norway.

The 39-year-old received the accolade of athlete of the year at a glittering awards gala in Sandefjord,  ahead of a host of national and international sporting stars. “The award is a great recognition [for] the sport, in competition with other more well-known sports in Norway. It's not often a motorsport, especially powerboats, is even mentioned in these contexts.”

Stromoy has been in demand in the sport press and on national TV but has also crossed the sporting divide, guesting on prime time TV on Scandinavia’s number celebrity talk show appearing alongside Abba’s Bjørn Ulvaeus. “It’s been hectic to say the least. We've had a lot of nationwide media exposure and hopefully, it will help us in the very important chase for sponsorship that we're facing these days.”

The next show after receiving the award for Marit was the F1H2O season-opener in Dubai on March 2-4.

JAS is a proud sponsor and the logistics provider for Marit, and handles the logistics and transportation of all of her racing equipment for her races all over the world.

India to Saudi Arabia - JAS PO&G Does the Lifting
JAS PO&G Transport CO2 Stripper Column

​JAS PROJECTS – OIL & GAS recently transported a CO2 Stripper column from a fabricator yard in Jubail, Saudi Arabia, to a petrochemical project site located in Jubail Industrial City 2.

THE CHALLENGE?

​Transport the oversize column approximately 20 KM from yard to site for our EPC customer who was working on five different packages for this massive capital project.

Size of cargo - 92 M x 7.90 M x 7.20 M / 590 MT

TO CONSIDER: Safety in movement and equipment maneuverability after entering the project location - overcoming two critical turnings points to reach Chem-III Project site inside the Sadara Chemical Complex.

THE JAS SOLUTION

Due to the abnormal size, a comprehensive route study was done prior to transport to determine any restrictions on route. With the coordination and physical presence of JAS PROJECTS – Oil & Gas Engineering Department’s Head, we were able to ensure all transportation risks and safety aspects were covered.

​Special ground work was done to prepare the travel surface to withstand the weight of the load and clearance of all other obstructions and fixtures were dealt with. Maximum ground bearing pressure while transporting this piece was 4.56 t/m2 and load per axle line / trailer was 30.37. Specialized total of 42 axle lines were used to transport this CO2 stripper to site on time, safely and successfully.

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