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JAS China Meets Rapid Growth for Pharma Logistics Services

By
Hans Li
October 18, 2021
JAS China meets the rapid demand for pharma
JAS China meets the rapid demand for pharma

Since the pandemic began, the pharmaceutical industry has experienced rapid growth. As the need for quality pharmaceuticals to treat diseases of all kinds continues to increase, logistics services and solutions also must keep up with the rapid pace. According to market data, China’s temperature-controlled expert increased 16 percent on a year-over-year basis between January and July 2021.  

In partnership with one of the leading developing, manufacturing, and repair service companies for air cargo equipment, JAS China has positioned itself to serve pharma’s expanding needs through the launch of a new successful logistic project managing airfreight temperature-controlled containers in Beijing. Thanks to the recent service expansion, JAS China can confidently provide full domestic services. Customers can request warehousing, trucking and container management, and air freight services to cover the entire pharmaceutical supply chain to benefit global consumers.  

JAS China’s pharmaceutical logistics team received training on temperature-controlled container transport with its partner company. The collaboration provides an excellent opportunity for JAS China’s team to share the new service with potential pharmaceutical customers in need, adding extra value to its customers in the future.  

In addition to the official training from its new partner, JAS China’s staff completed additional training on temperature-controlled cargo to fortify its understanding of the general process involved with transporting temperature-controlled containers. JAS China’s leadership plans to continue professional development to help the team stay abreast of industry trends for temperature-controlled container logistics.  

Pharmaceutical companies interested in learning how JAS China can meet their rapid growth needs can reach out to the team today for more information.

JAS NEWS ADVISORY: IMPACT OF TYPHOON CHANTHU

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September 13, 2021
Typhoon Chanthu - JAS Advisory
Typhoon Chanthu - JAS Advisory

Due to Typhoon Chanthu, as of September 13th and until further notice, some activities at port and airport terminals in the typhoon's path have been canceled.

All flights at Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG), and Shanghai Hongqiao Airport (SHA), and Ningbo Lishe International Airport (NGB) have been canceled until further notice.

Container import and export services at Ningbo and Shanghai port terminals have also been canceled until further notice.

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JAS Responds to Disruptions at Shanghai Airport

On Friday, August 20, 2021, five cases of COVID were detected among personnel at Shanghai Pudong International Airport (SHA) leading to the temporary suspension of air cargo flights. While operations have begun to slowly resume, a reduced workforce means lengthy cargo delays and reduced capacity, which is leading to serious backlog. The ramifications of the temporary suspension of flights will continue to ripple throughout the market for weeks to come.

In an effort to help customers ensure continuity in their supply chain, JAS has secured additional LCL capacity out of Shanghai. Sea/Air services via Seoul also continue to be offered, providing cost-effective options to air freight.

For more information, contact your local JAS office.

Cleber Oliveira, JAS LATAM Director of Ocean Consolidation Services
Four Reasons to Consider LCL Ocean Freight

With ocean freight space at a premium, less-than-container-load (LCL) cargo makes sense now more than ever. We continue to experience never before seen levels of demand while facing a reduced availability of space onboard ships, severe congestion in ports, and a shortage of empty containers. This unprecedented environment demands the effectiveness of LCL to keep your supply chain moving. 

LCL shipping, with its numerous moving parts and complex processes, can seem overwhelming and not worthwhile. However, JAS has a global network of dedicated LCL specialists who can provide you with a complete understanding of the process and peace of mind throughout.

Choosing JAS means choosing: 

  • Sailing Integrity: With our less than container load (LCL) services, we offer weekly departures to over 40,000 CFS (Consolidated Freight Stations) pairings around the world, ensuring schedule integrity and some of the fastest transit times in the market to help you keep your supply chain moving. 
  •  Reliability & Allocation Management: At this time, market demand exceeds supply, and the ocean market is suffering from blank sailings, rolled cargo, and a lack of available containers and equipment. However, our global and regional teams are taking proactive actions such as pre-bookings and contract agreements with a guarantee of space, equipment, and loading.
  •  Security & Compliance: Security and confidentiality are ensured. Our experienced consolidation and deconsolidation teams, working from 100% security compliant facilities at both origin and destination. This ensures secure loading, bracing, and blocking, all occur under JAS supervision.
  • Visibility: Visibility is key to your just-in-time supply chain, and through JASTrack you can have visibility and control of your shipments from the time you place your order with the supplier to the final destination. 

JAS LCL experts across the globe bring all these pieces together to provide best-of-class service combined with local knowledge and personal service. Your LCL cargo will travel as safely and reliably as your full-container load (FCL) cargo while still providing economies of scale, and the cost benefits of FCL shipments. 

For more information about our LCL services, reach out to your local JAS office or visit our global LCL schedules.

JAS Xiamen Rises to the Challenge of Oversized Ocean Freight

JAS Worldwide offers innovative solutions to meet the needs of its logistics and transportation clients. Safe and secure shipping for ocean freight that exceeds standard-size shipping containers and cargo bins is one of our specialties.  

JAS Xiamen is pleased to announce its successful first arrangement of a break-bulk vessel. This ocean shipping method was necessary to accommodate a professional offshore technical services enterprise in China. The solution is one of the many ways JAS Worldwide rises to the challenge of today’s complicated logistics environment.  

The safe and secure passage was provided courtesy of a charted vessel outfitted to carry the 290,000-plus kilograms of 300mt Pedestal Mounted Cranes (PMC). The cargo departed from the Port of Zhangzhou, Fujian, with a destination of Qidong, Jiangsu.  

“It is a mark of great success for our team,” said Steven Su, JAS Xiamen branch manager. “They will use the experience gained from this project to develop further logistics businesses in related vertical markets.”  

JAS Projects is First to Successfully Operate Through New Port in Singapore

JAS Projects is excited to start the new year with a successful delivery of 8,800 FRT incl. heavy lifts, up to 300 metric tons, to Singapore. On behalf of a valued customer, a customized transportation solution was developed by JAS Projects Germany in collaboration with the JAS Projects' teams in Singapore, Shanghai, and Seoul. Utilizing the vast JAS network and using the collaboration and expert teamwork that JAS is known for to make sure our customers are successful.  

JAS  is proud to be the 1st logistics service provider operating via the newly built Chawan jetty in Jurong Port Singapore. The complete scope involved in the ocean freight shipments from four different loading ports, including barging and roll off in Singapore, is complicated and involved intricate teamwork, planning, and an advanced understanding of freight forwarding.

JAS Projects was more than happy to meet and exceed those requirements. With shipping becoming more complicated everyday, having a team of experts on your side makes all the difference, and at JAS People Make the Difference.

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 Tokyo Goes Ocean CHB

JAS Japan is happy to announce that our Customs Brokerage License for Ocean Freight in Tokyo has been granted this past summer in 2020 and has started offering these services to valued customers with a dedicated team located right in the capital of Japan.

JAS Japan's own local experts provide prompt & accurate customs clearance services through their ample knowledge & experience which ensures a smooth process according to the highest Japanese standards & laws such as e.g. the Food Sanitation & Pharmaceutical Affairs Law.

Additional services such as container drayage, handling, truck arrangements & deliveries allow JAS Japan to truly provide full services to/from our customer’s door for both air & ocean freight solutions.

After having successfully implemented the same systems in the Osaka market for 2 years, this step marks another milestone in the expansion & capability upgrades of JAS in the land of the rising sun.

JAS Thailand Revamps Shopping Mall in Bangkok

Over the last several months JAS Thailand, in conjunction with JAS Italy, has been partnering with Schweitzer Project as they update one of the most popular and largest shopping malls in Bangkok. Schweitzer engaged JAS to ship furniture and refrigerators to the mall location starting in October.

Orathai Jitithikulchai, working out of Bangkok, led the JAS team that coordinated the necessary FCL shipments from Italy, Hungary, Poland, and China. The containers were unloaded in Bangkok and their contents meticulously delivered to the shopping mall based on detailed orders from the client. Considering the fragile nature of the goods, JAS performed the delicate process of delivery to the mall after-hours, usually from 10 pm until late in the night.

The JAS team put in substantial effort to carefully monitor the proper handling of the delivery, unpacking, and assembling of the furniture and refrigerators at the site. The attention to detail paid by JAS was praised by the client who qualified our overall performance as “great teamwork”.

Schweitzer was counting on JAS' expertise and experience to import and install the furniture and refrigerators. JAS Thailand is proud to accomplish such a comprehensive scope of service, from door-to-door. The results of the effort now allow mall visitors to enjoy an enhanced shopping experience.

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.

JAS China Receives "Silk Road Panda Award"

Organized by the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce (as “CICC”), Panda d’Oro Award 2018 and Annual Gala Dinner was hosted in Shanghai on June 9th, 2018. The award ceremony commended Italian and Chinese enterprises that have made excellent achievements in promoting bilateral trade between China and Italy. JAS China was honored with the “The Silk Road Panda Award" for its contribution and engagement in projects aimed at increasing connectivity along the new Silk Road. Bruce Ning, General Manager, and Mario Tasso, Head of Logistics of JAS Forwarding (China) Co., Ltd., attended the ceremony and received the award on JAS’s behalf.

Benefited by the promotion of ‘One Belt One Road’ policy by the Chinese Government, there has been significant development of rail infrastructures between China and Europe. Therefore, JAS China has now also extended its scope of business from traditional air freight, sea freight, warehousing, and logistics to rail freight between China and Europe, which is driven by strong consumer demand and limited air freight space in the market.

JAS China provides door-to-door FCL and LCL rail services on both Eastbound and Westbound, transporting light industrial goods, electronics, mechanical, and automotive parts. Eastbound shipments will be consolidated at Hamburg or Duisburg hubs operated by JAS Germany, and devanned at Zhengzhou, Wuhan or Chengdu hubs for further local trucking distribution. On the other hand, shipments going Westbound will be handled in JAS’s CFS service hubs in Wuhan or Hefei in China, and Hamburg or Warsaw in Europe. Rail freight service is a perfect solution if customers seek cost-effect transportation compared to air freight, and at the same time, with shorter transit time compared to ocean freight.

In addition, as JAS China is actively involved in logistics and freight forwarding services for Italian companies in China, Mario Tasso is pleased to be appointed as the coordinator of CICC’s Logistics Working Group in 2018.

To find out more about JAS China and Europe Rail Freight service, please contact our Ningbo Branch

JAS LCL Services from Shanghai

Situated in the Yangtze River Delta in China, the unique and modern city of Shanghai is a global transport hub and financial center, home to the world's busiest container port and the world' most populous city.

JAS is proud to be a part of this booming city and is now offering more Ocean LCL services than ever, originating out of Shanghai, giving our customers more choices and better opportunities to meet their business needs.

Introducing JAS Shanghai to Singapore LCL services and JAS Shanghai to Houston LCL services. These are the two newest service offerings for the JAS LCL Services out of Shanghai.

Other JAS LCL services out of Shanghai include service offerings to Busan, South Korea; Charleston, USA; Chicago, USA; Felixstowe, United Kingdom; Genoa, Italy; Hamburg, Germany; Los Angeles, USA; Manzanillo, Mexico; Melbourne, Australia; Memphis, USA; Nhava Sheva, India; New York City, USA; and Santos, Brazil.

Find out all about our JAS LCL Services and specifically our newest LCL offerings below.

Map of JAS USA Focused Market
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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