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JAS IN THE AMERICAS

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JAS Brazil Strengthens and Expands

More than 30 years of freight forwarding and logistics expertise in the Brazilian market

By
May 31, 2021

With over 30 years of solid credibility, 12 branches, and 3 gateways at the main airports in the country, JAS has been expanding its operations throughout the Brazilian territory. By improving their services and processes as well as spending the time on training and qualifying the entire JAS Brazil team to be able to handle a multitude of customer needs the JAS Brazil team intends on building initiatives that align with the JAS mission.

As with all national operations at JAS Worldwide, JAS Brazil is a key network country in the complex world of freight forwarding. They also have the competitive advantage of being OEA, ISO 45001, ISO 14001, and ISO 9001 certified, having a team of dedicated professionals, and perfecting the technology for data collection and systems in order to provide the best in market service to customers. JAS Brazil also boasts specialists in air freight, sea freight (FCL and LCL), and customs clearance, with expertise to serve the main market sectors including Industrial, Automotive, Electronics, Food and Beverage, Manufacturing, Pharma, Oil and Gas, and Chemical.

In addition to their excellence in service and certifications, JAS 'growth in the Brazilian market is also due to data quality and process management.
The JAS team is prepared to offer logistic solutions that meet deadlines, costs, and market demands through management systems and visibility. Additionally, JAS Brazil is able to run detailed performance reports by combining these abilities with the team's efficient communication throughout the JAS network.

JAS Brazil knows that supporting and strengthening their network means supporting and strengthening their team. Aiming to provide customers with the best service available, JAS looks forward to continuing to grow in Brazil.


Com mais de 30 anos de solidez e credibilidade, 12 filiais e 3 Gateways nos principais aeroportos do país, a JAS Brasil vem ampliando sua atuação em todo território brasileiro aperfeiçoando os serviços e processos, capacitando e qualificando nossa equipe, além de  construir  iniciativas que alinhem nossa performance com nossa missão.

Tal como acontece com todas as operações nacionais da JAS Worldwide, a JAS Brasil é referência no complexo mundo do agenciamento de carga, com o diferencial competitivo de ser certificada OEA, ISO 45001, ISO 14001, e ISO 9001, um time de profissionais dedicados, aperfeiçoamento da tecnologia para coleta de dados e sistemas.  Especialistas nas operações de Frete Aéreo, Frete Marítimo (FCL e LCL) e Desembaraço Aduaneiro, com expertise para  atender os principais setores do mercado, entre eles: Indústria, Automobilístico, Eletrônico, Alimentos e Bebidas, Manufatura, Pharma, Óleo e Gás e Industria Quimica.

Somado  a excelência no atendimento e certificações, o crescimento da JAS no mercado brasileiro deve-se também a qualidade dos dados e gestão dos processos.

Nossa equipe está preparada para oferecer  soluções logísticas que atendem a prazos, custos e demandas do mercado por meio de sistemas gerencias, visibilidade, além dos  relatórios de performance  combinando  isso  com uma comunicação ágil e eficiente.  

A JAS Brasil, acredita que o comprometimento com o nossa equipe e com nossos clientes e parceiros nos leva ao sucesso, aqui as pessoas fazem a diferença!

JAS RIO is Ready

JAS RIO Expands Expertise and Specializations

By
JAS Sonave
May 11, 2021
From left to right: Karina Mayeta - Operations Specialist, Bruno Lacerda - Business Development Manager, Eriene Fonseca- Operations Specialist
From left to right: Karina Mayeta - Operations Specialist, Bruno Lacerda - Business Development Manager, Eriene Fonseca- Operations Specialist

The JAS RIO Branch, located in the heart of the city of Rio de Janeiro, has been improving its processes every day. They are doing this by expanding the team and structure, and qualifying to serve with excellence on all levels of the logistics chain. JAS RIO have a trained and experienced team for air, sea, and road freight operations. One of the distinguishing features of the JAS RIO Branch is their expertise in, and ability to serve the oil and gas industry segment. In addition to being AEO certified, the JAS RIO Customs Brokerage team specializes in Repetro-Sped (special customs and tax systems related to the oil and gas sector), which guarantees JAS more assertiveness in the process, optimizing time and costs for customers.

A further strength of the JAS Rio team is the in-depth know-how to serve the pharma industry with extensive knowledge of the processes and specific industry certifications required providing high performance in operations. JAS Brazil believes that a qualified team who is committed to the customers leads to success.

Here people make the difference! The RIO Branch is ready to assist you, count on JAS as your international logistics partner.


A Filial JAS RIO localizada no coração da cidade do Rio de Janeiro vem melhorando a cada dia seus processos, ampliando a equipe e estrutura e se qualificando para atender com excelência todos os níveis da cadeia logística. Temos uma equipe capacitada e com expertise para as operações de frete aéreo, marítimo e rodoviário.

Um dos diferencias do nosso atendimento são as nossas especializações para atender com empenho o Segmento de Óleo e Gás. Além de sermos OEA, nossa equipe de Desembaraço se especializou em Repetro-Sped (regimes aduaneiros e tributários especiais relativos ao setor de Óleo e Gás), o que nos garante mais assertividade no processo, otimizando tempo e custo para os clientes. Outro ponto forte do nosso time é o grande know-how para atender a Industria de farmacêutico, com largo conhecimento nas particularidades do processo e Certificações Especificas do setor que nos garante alta performance nas operações.

A JAS Brasil, acredita que uma equipe treinada, capacitada e comprometida com o cliente nos leva ao sucesso, aqui as pessoas fazem a diferença! A Filial do RIO está pronta para te atender, conte com a JAS como seu parceiro logístico!

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JAS USA Spotlights Chicago Branch

Over the course of the past few years, JAS Chicago has been one of the fastest growing and top performing branches within the global JAS organization. Then, in March 2020, the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting disruptions threatened to derail the results and momentum: the culmination of many years of hard work.  Business continuity, especially consistency in high levels of customer service, was always goal number one, but shifting an entire office staff to a virtual work environment overnight while ensuring the safety of essential warehouse personnel was an incredible challenge.

While the immediate challenge was met head on, and successfully so, by the entire JAS organization, anxiety regarding the lingering economic impacts of the pandemic was ever-present. The challenge was now how does JAS adapt to a global industry that had essentially changed overnight.  Based on the feedback of customers, JAS invested immediately into an own-controlled flight network with additional adhoc charter space to inject much needed air capacity on key trade lanes.  Due to its strategic geographic location, warehouse, and airport infrastructure, Chicago became the US hub for both the trans-Pacific and trans-Atlantic flight operations.

In one month’s time, the uncertainty had begun to fade and the excitement about a new direction was taking hold.  By the end of April 2020, the Chicago branch had transformed from a successful large local branch into a key strategic global gateway servicing the entire JAS network.  This held its own challenges and many lessons were learned from issues that arose, but every challenge was met with hard work, determination, and an eye towards the future.  

Over the following months, a continual drive to find efficiencies and improve the process and structure around the flight operations was a central focus.  The JAS Chicago team knew that this would ultimately bring value to their customers while offering a differentiator in the market for future growth.  Efficiencies in the warehouse were implemented in order to accommodate incredible volume growth in a limited space.  Warehouse efficiencies resulted in faster turn-around times from flight arrival to final-mile delivery. High performing staff were given opportunities to grow into newly created gateway leadership roles, while no less than six other promotions within the branch were executed.  New high-level talent was recruited and on-boarded that will one day grow into the future leaders within the Chicago branch and beyond.

In March of 2021, the annual USA Executive/Branch Manager meeting was held virtually.  As a result of their incredible performance and impact to the JAS global network over the course of a most challenging year, it was announced that Chicago was named the JAS USA Branch of the Year for 2020.  In the same meeting, it was announced that JAS Chicago would be expanding its footprint with plans to acquire additional warehouse space in the Chicago area in the very near future.  These two announcements illustrate what has made JAS Chicago a true success story: utilizing the success of the past to invest in the future.    

In the face of all challenges, thanks to the continued dedication and innovation of team members, JAS Chicago is able meet the needs of their customers.  Especially over the last year, it is more apparent than ever, at JAS, people make the difference!

Canadian Port Union Send Notice to Call Partial Strike

March 21, 2021, marked the end of the 7-month truce period between the employer of the longshore men working at Canada's Port of Montreal and the Union representing its longshoreman. Once the truce period ended, a strike could be called at any time with only 72 hours pre-notice. This weekend, the Union sent a notice to call a partial strike.

The union management has stated that as of April 13, the longshoremen will no longer work overtime or participate in any training activities. If no agreement or truce is reached by April 17, union members will no longer work on the weekends.

This comes after the port, which is the largest in Eastern Canada, saw a substantial drop in volume reduction after many businesses began to divert cargo to other ports such as the Port of Halifax due to fears that a strike would occur.

The looming strike threatens to put further pressure on ports that are already under stress due to a global container and equipment shortage.

As the situation continues to develop, please do not hesitate to contact your local JAS representative to discuss alternative options and raise any questions you might have.

Spotlight on JAS Porto Alegre

The team at the JAS Porto Alegre branch are continuing to grow their position in the southern market daily, as they expand their expertise in air, land, and sea transport. The dedicated JAS team has the know-how to serve customers from all industries and assist with any necessity. JAS has the necessary resources, knowledge, and technology to help your company navigate the highly complex logistics and supply chain processes.

This JAS office is located in the center of Porto Alegre, the state capital, which is considered the fifth largest economic hub in Brazil, with various industries including auto companies, and footwear manufacturers.

The difference in JAS' ability to meet the expectations of the Rio Grande do Sul market are the customized service offerings and the teams’ dedication to meeting the needs of the current market while ensuring excellent results, as well as cost reduction, and optimization of deadlines.


A equipe JAS da filial de Porto Alegre vem aumentando a cada dia o seu posicionamento no mercado sulista e ampliando sua expertise no transporte aéreo, rodoviário e marítimo. Temos um time dedicado com know-how para atender clientes de todos os seguimentos. Nosso time atualmente está posicionado como consultor para ajudá-los em qualquer demanda com total capacidade de executar processos de alta complexidade em todos os modais da cadeia logística.

O escritório da JAS é localizado no centro de Porto Alegre, capital do estado, considerada o quinto polo econômico do Brasil com a presença de grandes empresas automobilísticas, calçadistas e diversas indústrias. Um território atrativo e com grandes oportunidades de negócio.

Nosso diferencial para atender as expectativas do mercado do Rio Grande do Sul está no atendimento customizado, a dedicação do nosso time garante resultados excelentes com redução dos custos e otimização dos prazos diante do atual momento desafiador do mercado.

A JAS entende que todas as etapas do processo são importantes para uma boa performance final.

Conte com a JAS, aqui as pessoas fazem a diferença!

It Will Never Happen to You, But What if it Does?

On November 30, 2020, the ONE APUS container ship encountered severe weather conditions while in route to California. As a result, at least 1,816 containers were lost overboard in one of the largest container losses on record and several more were damaged due to a significant stack collapse.

The World Shipping Council reports that every year an average of 1,382 shipping containers are lost at sea. While JAS and other service providers do everything possible to mitigate risk the situation with ONE APUS is just one of many events highlighting the unpredictable, and uncontrollable, disasters that can damage or destroy cargo while in transit. In these circumstances, cargo insurance can help protect against financial losses. JAS can provide insurance policies for both international and domestic shipments. Our experts can help guide you in finding the best protection fit for you and your needs.

Many shippers believe that the carriers' will cover any losses incurred. While in some cases this is a possibility, it is easier said than done. To recover the loss, you must prove the cause of the loss and that the carrier directly caused the loss. Losses caused by acts of nature frequently have no legal recourse against the carrier. Even when the carrier is proven liable, the maximum recoverable amount is limited to a fraction of the value of the freight. It rarely covers the cargo's full replacement value, or any damages incurred from losses in productivity.

Considering the number of containers displaced/lost, experts are of the view that this incident on the ONE Apus could be the worst ever containership disaster with potential loss and costs running into hundreds of millions."  Shipping and Freight Resource, Dec.5 2020

Beyond a carrier's liability limits, vessel owners can hold shippers liable for losses incurred to goods transported by claiming General Average. This is a maritime law principle whereby all stakeholders in a sea venture (shippers/consignees and shipowner) proportionally share losses resulting from a voluntary sacrifice incurred to save the vessel and cargo otherwise at risk. Suppose General Average is declared, and your cargo is neither damaged nor lost. In such cases, the marine insurer will cover the contributions you are due to pay before your cargo is released to make the onward journey, but this may be subject to an applicable deductible. Uninsured cargo owners must put up a cash bond before their cargo is released.

Through JAS, you can ship your cargo globally with a cost-effective Shipper's Interest insurance coverage, and in most cases, with zero deductible. In the event of a claim, JAS will administer the claim on your behalf, making reimbursement easy and headache-free. We produce the necessary paperwork, present the claim to insurers for efficient processing, organize and coordinate inspection surveys, and take any other steps required for the particular claim at hand. You need not be concerned with a General Average contribution because JAS's Shippers' Interest insurance also protects you and covers this extra cost without delay. JAS can therefore ensure that undamaged cargo is released to you as soon as possible.

JAS Offers Air-Sea Solutions to/from China

​JAS Worldwide, together with their business partner Global Airlift Solutions, has managed another successful and urgent charter operation from the USA to China carrying important medical and Coronavirus outbreak relief goods.

The Boing 747-400 departed on Saturday Feb 21 2020 from the Chicago O' Hare International Airport and arrived at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport on Sunday Feb 23rd at 16:51 local time. The plane carried 100 tons of freight, of which 50% were relief goods such as facial masks and disinfectants.

“JAS is proud to be a able to provide a quick and reliable solution for our customers that want to support their employees and business partners during a difficult time”, said Senior Director for Air Freight for JAS USA,

Dirk Ravensteiner. Capacity is extremely tight and flight cancellations after the outbreak of the Coronavirus have reduced available cargo capacity from and to China by more than 40%. Making shipping solutions more complicated.

JAS Worldwide is now also offering unique Sea/Air solutions to/from China. JAS Worldwide hopes to ensure that this is a suitable and alternative solution for shipments to cities in the Northern & Central part of China like Qingdao, Beijing, Tianjin & Dalian, Shanghai and Ningbo.

For more details about our charter services & Sea/Air solutions, please contact your local JAS Worldwide representative.

Now Offering Mexico to Brazil Consol Services

Located at the southern tip of the state of Tamaulipas, on the Gulf of Mexico, and immediately north of the municipalities of Tampico and Cuidad Madero is the municipality of Altamira, Mexico.  Altamira is considered to be the industrial and port center of the region, handling all the containerized cargo coming and going from the area. As well as being in a privileged geographical location, the port is easily accessible to the regions main shipping lines, connecting to any market on the continent.

JAS is proud to announce a new LCL service solution from the port of Altamira Mexico to the hub of Santos, Brazil. Enabling our customers more access to the Americas region and LATAM in particular.

This JAS LCL Service features the following benefits:

  • Reliable weekly service
  • Consistent, dedicated, staff from both Mexico and Brazil specifically assigned to this service route
  • Flexible processes oriented to provide customers tailer-made solutions
  • Integral/integrated; JAS can complement ocean portion with Origin (pick up/warehouse/consolidation/customs brokerage) value added service solutions to ensure the smoothest release at destination
  • Compliance; JAS is a 100% compliance driven company, people & processes.

JAS looks forward to continuing to better serve our customers needs.

JAS CEO Interviews with Mail International

To celebrate two decades of operations in the Colombian market, global CEO of JAS Worldwide, Marco Rebuffi, was in the country and sat down to speak with MAIL INTERNATIONAL on the business conditions of agencies in the cargo business and the future of logistics in the world.

What recommendations can you suggest?
One recommendation is to start replicating the good practices of the countries that already have efficiency in this industry, less bureaucracy, greater economic openings, investments in infrastructure and less barriers to foreign investment.

As for your own business, how do you define efficient logistics?
You can talk extensively about efficiency, but the fundamental best practices are presented in terms of moving cargo the best way possible and with the greatest economy from the supplier to the final customer. In addition to that, cost Logistics are essential because its weight percentage is high compared to the final price. We try to be integrator logistics specialists in how we perform. Finally, if each part of the chain is efficient, of course everything throughout  the process will be successful and will result in benefits to everyone.

Will the commercial conflict between China and the United States substantially modify World trade?
These commercial wars are going to be solved at some point is our wish as a global company. In the United States there are some tax rates like those of all countries, however, they are competitive and there are not so many barriers for players who want to have a portion of the import market. In China, however, the conditions are different, there are too many barriers, loads high tariffs, and unless you have direct presence with a logistics partner, doing business is difficult. I think that the governments are acting in a way that is suitable when sitting down and agreeing upon basic rules to get a compromise negotiated and China should agree to some competitive standards.

Do you attract projects like the so-called Silk Road?
For us it is important to be active and recognized in China. Our staff in China exceeds 700 people, we are a well-known company there and we operate with many diverse options of transport available for our clients distribution needs.

What does your company offer to clients that set you apart for the short and long term?
To compete in this market a series of indispensable elements is required. One is the price, ours are competitive, but beyond the traditional methods we have invested in a robust computer platform which is the way we generate value to our customers so that they can track their cargo, traceability, or measure the times of their operations. Although the fundamental thing that truly sets JAS apart is that our people make the difference, JAS staff are thoroughly trained to provide services to our clients according to the highest standards in the world.

JAS USA Partnerships in Chile and Peru

Three years ago, JAS USA made an official commitment to JAS Peru and JAS Chile promoting Southbound Traffic. With ongoing efforts from two Gateways, JAS has established weekly Ocean Consols from Miami in  JAS loaded Containers, and six Air Consols from Los Angeles and Miami averaging 30 tons per week combined.

In a short time, JAS Peru and JAS Chile have become market leaders, allowing JAS better buying power with Airlines and Ocean carriers, which creates larger consolidations and more attractive pricing options. These two countries have dedicated Sales Persons for JAS USA, serving as in house, market experts.

JAS Peru currently ranks sixth amongst Freight Forwarders, with 1.2M kilos of air freight and over 450 TEUs of ocean freight. JAS Chile is showing a steady 30% growth rate the last two years with 500 tons of airfreight and over 450 TEUs of ocean freight.
Get to know Chile and Peru below!

CHILE
Population 18 million    
​ECONOMY
•    Industry: Copper, other minerals, foodstuffs, fish processing, iron and steel
•    Agriculture: Wheat, corn, grapes, beans; beef; fish; timber
•    Exports: Copper, fish, fruits, paper and pulp, chemicals

Interesting Facts
1)    Chile is the longest country in the world from north to south at 2,647 miles (4,620 km) long and extends across 38 degrees of latitude. The Andes Mountain Range extends the entire length of the country north to south.
2)    Chile has the world’s largest reserves of copper—around one-quarter of the global supply—and is the number one exporter of copper in the world. Chile also has the second largest reserve of lithium and has substantial reserves of iron, silver, salt, zinc, manganese, molybdenum, gold, coal, and iodine.
3)    Chile began to export salmon in 1984 and is now the world’s second largest exporter of salmon after Norway. Chile is also the largest exporter of fishmeal in the world.
4)    With over 100 wineries in the country, Chile is now the 5th largest exporter of wine in the world.
5)    Divorce in Chile was legalized only in 2005, and the country has one of the lowest divorce rates globally.

PERU
Population 31 million    
ECONOMY
•    Industry: Mining of metals, petroleum, fishing, textiles, clothing, food processing
•    Agriculture: Coffee, cotton, sugarcane, rice; poultry; fish
•    Exports: Fish and fish products, gold, copper, zinc, crude petroleum and byproducts

Interesting Facts
1)    60% of Peru is jungle. Most of Peru's Amazon remains unexplored, and hence has some of the best untouched rain forests anywhere in the world.
2)    The finest cottons in the world, Pima and Tanguis are Peruvian.
3)    Peru is the sixth-largest producer of gold in the world. Peru produced 162 tons of gold, worth over US$6.3 billion in 2010. Fourteen percent of Peru’s government revenue is provided by gold.
4)    Second largest asparagus producer after China and Peru exports almost its entire crop yearly.
5)    In 1885, the Coca Cola Company in Georgia began making a wine with coca leaves that was converted into a soft drink known as Coca Cola. By 1903, public outcry over the ill effects of cocaine forced the company to remove the coca leaves from its recipe for the drink, and it became more or less the soft drink millions enjoy today.

U.S. Customers Offered Unique Product

For many importers who source from Asia, the Trans-Pacific FCL market remains unstable leading into peak season now that 7%-8% of capacity was recently removed due to the Hanjin bankruptcy situation. This has caused disruption in many supply chains and some have come to a screeching halt.

JAS has taken a proactive approach to mitigating this situation and addressing customer needs by establishing the first weekly LCL consolidation box from Qingdao to Memphis starting October 4th.  

This is a very unique product offered in the marketplace and will address some of the current pain points in today’s market amongst importers throughout the region.

Northern China sourcing region is primarily concentrated on the industrial and manufacturing sector. The co-loaders charge a premium for dense cargo either by inflating their per ton charges to double the standard market price or by applying additional charges on the IPI portion of the move by utilizing a much more expensive w/m ratio.

After doing the analysis, JAS found that its customers will be able to average an immediate 50% cost savings vs. the co-load market since JAS is able to apply the standard w/m ratio all the way through to the JAS Forwarding bonded facility in Memphis.  

The total transit time from Qingdao to Memphis is 25 days.  From Memphis, JAS can deliver to any customer in 20+ different states in the US within 1-3 days from arrival.

JAS' customers will also continue to benefit from the safety and security of having the goods move through the JAS network in JAS operated facilities.  If you are an importer who sources from any region in Northern China and would like to hear more, please reach out to the china-desk@jas.com or contact your local sales representative.

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