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The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) mandated that, by June 30th, 100% of international all-cargo aircraft flights receive the same level of security screening as cargo shipments on passenger fights.
JAS USA has been working closely with the TSA for several years to implement an in-house process for screening air cargo. As a result, JAS was one of the first freight forwarders approved to conduct trials in its major gateways using canine as a primary screening method. These canine teams can screen palletized cargo without the cargo being taken apart to screen, therefore cutting the screening process from hours to minutes.
Consequently, shipments move much faster through the supply chain with JAS taking control of the screening process and not having to rely on airlines and ground handlers who face some of the following challenges:
Over the past year, JAS USA has been working diligently to prepare for this new screening mandate and is excited to see those benefits passed on to its customers. JAS customers who need help navigating these new challenges should contact their local JAS office to learn more about how JAS keeps cargo moving.
Under the best of circumstances, supply chain management can be a complex process. It can be even more complicated during the tropical storm season when the risk of monsoons, typhoons, and hurricanes peaks. These tropical storms create high winds and flooding, disrupting and delaying freight transportation, which can potentially cause supply chain failures and revenue loss. While severe weather is not something that can be controlled, there are several ways that you can ensure a resilient supply chain and minimize potential disruptions.
With tropical storm season upon us, it is important to be prepared for whatever disruptions severe weather might bring. Whether it is developing a contingency plan long before severe weather hits or rerouting cargo and utilizing air cargo options when severe weather occurs, JAS can help keep your supply chain running smoothly. To make sure you are ready for the upcoming season, contact your local JAS office.
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!
On May 13th, 2021 JAS Uruguay organized three air charters from Montevideo to Guatemala. JAS offers routine flight operations to many key trade-lanes utilizing the extensive JAS network of air gateways. These gateways along with the teams’ expertise in the air market, enabled JAS Uruguay to find and create the best possible combination of locations for the freight to travel through to reach its destination.
The project had to be coordinated very quickly, as the customer required the cargo to be delivered within 7 days of placing the request with JAS to find a solution. JAS immediately began working and coordinating with LATAM Cargo, the carrier of JAS’ choosing to handle this delivery. The LATAM Cargo operational team has worked with JAS in the past and has always provided the best accommodations possible. Strong relationships with carriers such as LATAM Cargo are a part of what gives the JAS team the ability to achieve seemingly impossible tasks, with accuracy and efficiency.
The charter was organized using a B767-300 freighter, which is the more fuel-efficient of the medium-widebody freighters available currently on the market. The aircraft departed the MVD airport in Uruguay at 22:30 HRS after having the loading operation supervised by the JAS Uruguay team. The JAS team coordinated the cargo drop off, documentation, receipt at the terminal, labeling & repacking, compliance checks, and loading procedures, all while providing the customer with real-time updates and tracking of the departures and arrivals via satellite follow-ups once the cargo was in the air. The air charter then arrived at the La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala on Friday the 14th at 06:02 HRS local time.
The last 2 charters included an average of 48 tons per flight. Each flight containing both hazardous and non-hazardous materials that required IATA DEG regulation labeling and repack work for the extra protection of the cargo. JAS can evaluate and handle all different types of HAZMAT materials in compliance with IATA regulations. JAS is also not limited to dangerous goods or general cargo and regularly handles perishable goods and pharma products that require temperature control.
With JAS' expertise in both air charters and hazardous goods transport, the customer knew they could turn to JAS to accomplish their goals. JAS’ team of experts can ensure the safe, efficient, and successful arrival of a variety of goods through the extensive JAS network. JAS knows that people make the difference, and JAS Uruguay's success is another testament to that slogan.
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!
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!
March 2020, Miami, and many of the surrounding counties in Florida (USA) faced new mandates and government regulations due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which posed a difficult challenge for JAS Miami. Like many JAS branches the work environment changed suddenly- as did the needs of customers. With some adjustments, endless enthusiasm and positive karma, JAS Miami was able to grow considerably in 2020, gaining more business through some major existing clients, as well as launching new projects and strengthening the JAS network into Latin America (LATAM). That network is important for JAS overall because JAS Miami is the main access point into LATAM and through this JAS USA Gateway almost 4.5 million kilos of cargo are moved from APAC (Asia Pacific) and Europe to LATAM and the Caribbean.
In October 2020, JAS announced additional weekly Flight Operations, Chicago – Atlanta & Miami. This new service is provided to further support customers in the Americas Region, which also includes mid-week departures to LATAM. JAS Miami operates diligently with JAS Chicago, as they are both official HUBS for JAS, receiving weekly trucks of consolidated freight destined for many LATAM locations. This process is rather complex and requires some of the finest positioning between all areas, requiring the customer service team to closely monitor freight through C1, where shipments are processed from origin. The warehouse team then receives, segregates, and repacks as needed in preparation for the destination country.
A long time JAS Miami customer approached JAS to handle the deployment & retrieval of all voting machines in Los Angeles County, this task was completed thanks to the support of JAS LAX; additionally, JAS Miami coordinated the logistics for two overseas elections in 2020. These projects were of great significance and importance for JAS USA, and JAS is proud to be a part of this process.
JAS Miami also coordinated the logistics of a major mobile phone launch for LATAM, supporting one of the largest distribution groups in the region. These are the same visionaries who made the Colon Free Zone a reality, the world’s second largest free trade zone.
JAS Miami’s dedication to our customers and capability to meet their growing needs, while operating meticulously to aggressively expand our network is remarkable and receives my utmost appreciation." Eugenio Fumo, CEO, JAS USA
The JAS Miami Branch has recently been activated as an FTZ (Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc.). This activation gives JAS Miami the opportunity to provide specialized services related to FTZ operations. As an active FTZ, the JAS Miami facility has a section of floor space which is for legal purposes outside the customs territory of the United States, this allows JAS Miami to offer weekly entry services, duty deferral opportunities for import goods and duty eliminations for some export goods. Weekly entry services may provide significant opportunities for clients to reduce costs and streamline their supply chain. FTZs offer the broadest flexibility for all bonded type facilities in the US.
During the last 3 years, under the guidance and leadership of Maria Emilia Davila (aka MED) JAS Miami continues to advance and evolve, often recognized, and valued by other JAS offices in LATAM as instrumental leaders they can rely on daily. JAS Miami’s collaboration and efforts within the region are exceptional, JAS envisions much success in 2021 from the Miami team!
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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 email@example.com or reach out to your local JAS representative for more information.
As we move into the last part of the year and into a new year JAS Peru is staying committed to developing new products that can generate value-added services that can provide customers with better solutions and make them more profitable. That is why this year JAS Peru began the implementation of ILS or Integrated Logistic Service platform, this platform gives JAS customers absolute control of their operations at a local level.
The ILS platform's concept houses both service import and service export cost structures and logistic control under one roof. Allowing JAS clients to receive one single bill for multiple services, and allowing greater efficiency and more savings at the local supply chain level, as well as giving them more control over their shipments. This includes customs clearance, local transport, carriers fees, etc. Many JAS customers have taken advantage of this initiative and have been able to consolidate and gain better operational control over thier local supply chain, giving them better container flow.
This initiative in Peru has been spearheaded by Customs Manager, Jetsys Lavado, along with the commercial team, who have been a tremendous support as more clients have joined the program.
JAS Peru looks forward to the continued expansion of this program to give the most to their customers.
As of Monday March 20, 2018, JAS Forwarding (USA) is now assisting CBP and TSA on its initiative to provide enhanced security for air cargo coming into the United States.
The Air Cargo Advanced Screening (ACAS) initiative was created by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to gather data concerning the parties and commodities involved in air cargo prior to its loading on an aircraft at a foreign port. The initiative is currently in the pilot phase, allowing CBP to collaborate with the air cargo industry to determine the most effective means of achieving the desired regulatory results without affecting the speed of air cargo operations. CBP extended the ACAS pilot program last year in hopes of getting more participation. Government officials have stated that mandatory compliance with ACAS may be expedited due to a recent scare concerning an IED found on a plane headed for the United States. This prompted an emergency order requiring stricter scrutiny of air cargo by TSA Administrator David Pekoske. Growing terrorist concern has already prompted six airlines to comply with this requirement on all cargo originating from certain countries.
"Technology innovation remains a cornerstone of our mission to ensure worldwide transparency and an efficient supply chain for our customers by delivering their cargo on time and securely," said Laurie Arnold, Regulatory Compliance Officer at JAS Forwarding (USA). "As an early adopter and one of the few Forwarders participating in the ACAS pilot program, we are sharing information with CBP further back in the supply chain to help identify high-risk air shipments into the U.S. while accelerating the movement of low-risk shipments."
JAS Forwarding (USA) has partnered with Descartes Global Logistics Network to collect house bill information directly from its Cargo Wise enterprise system to file directly to CBP without any manual intervention, thereby; increasing data quality and velocity.
“The majority of ACAS pilot participants consists of airlines and express carriers, but has lacked forwarder participation. Representing the forwarding community, we have the chance to help write the rules before we are subjected to their requirements," says Sommer Sampson, Corporate IAC Security Coordinator at JAS Forwarding (USA). "We're excited to be an active part in the ACAS pilot and committed to enhancing readiness for the regulation when it is issued." Ms. Sampson is the lead 24hr contact with CBP NTS (National TargetingCenter), along with team member Fabienne Jolly Corporate Compliance Coordinator, CCS. Sampson states, “Getting on board with this initiative was no easy task and we could not have done it without the assistance of our IT Special Projects division...... It was truly a team effort.”
Recently-released data indicates that GDP in Brazil grew for the first time in over three years in quarter two (Q2), confirming that the economy has turned a corner.
The economy’s upturn was driven by a rise in consumer spending. Private consumption grew 0.7% annually, the best result since quarter four of 2014.
Also contributing to this growth was the increasing demand and stabilizing commodities prices that were boosted by overseas sales. Exports grew at the rapid pace of 2.5% annually in Quarter two (Q1: +1.9% year over year). Meanwhile, imports dropped 3.3%, reflecting the weakness of the domestic economy and falling investment.
On a quarterly basis, GDP expanded a seasonally-adjusted 0.2%, the second consecutive quarter of growth, meaning the economy exited technical recession (Q1: +1.0% quarter-on-quarter).
The recovery remains tentative despite the good news, and incoming data for Q3 is patchy: consumer confidence fell to a seven-month low in August, while the manufacturing PMI recovered some lost ground.
On the political front, developments have been mixed. In September, a critical reform to reduce subsidized lending for businesses from government-owned bank BNDES was passed, which faced heavy opposition from industry leaders, but should help correct government finances and improve the effectiveness of monetary policy.
While the reform is a win for the government, austerity measures are still facing an uphill battle, as underscored by the government’s easing of budget targets. Unable to convince legislators to support tax hikes, the government announced it would revise its primary deficit targets for all years through 2020.
As industries in the US are shifting to more “near” sourcing opportunities, companies who source from Asia are under pressure to shorten their supply chain in order to compete. Companies who were looking to shorten their lead time from Asia used to look at finding “faster” vessels with shorter transit time. Given the environment in the market today with carriers consolidating and shifting to larger vessels, it will leave less “fast” options available in the market and require importers to look elsewhere to shorten lead times and optimize their supply chains.
In comes Order Management which is the new hyped product offering in the market. JAS now sees Order Management not only as an operating system tool, but also as a concept. Certainly JAS highlights our Order Management tool as a resource, but before doing so we are also investing in training of the process itself first. Then we can identify our customers who could benefit from Order Management, and in some cases we may find out that there are other adjustments to the process itself that are necessary before we even consider setting up Order Management.
In the Trans-Pacific market, the gap from the time an order is placed with a vendor in Asia to the time the order actually gets loaded on a shipment vessel can feel like a moving target to most Buyers. Given the time difference and the language barriers, finding out what truly happens from order to sail is challenging. This is where Corp Trade-lane’s involvement in Order Management really sets JAS apart. JAS can collectively dive into the process, which not only helps us at JAS get to know our customer better but more importantly we can make more educated downstream improvement recommendations.
This concept has not only changed the type of conversations we are having with our customers but it is also changing how we operate internally. There is a greater sense of collaboration today because Order Management impacts all of our departments. Now when we are engaging clients, we are doing so as a team. Corp Trade-lane works with SCM to work through the upstream process, which in turn effects all downstream actives to where Product, Operations & Compliance have to take the ball and run with it. It helps in not only driving alignment, but also gives our customers multiple resources from different backgrounds of expertise that they can leverage which helps everyone.
Just like with online track and trace visibility, we believe Order Management will soon become a standard menu offering for the entire freight forwarding industry. At JAS we are not just making sure we have Order Management on the menu, but we are ensuring the ingredients going into it (people, knowledge & systems) are the best in the industry.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection automated systems electronically support the facilitation of importing and exporting goods. By the end of 2016, the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) will become the Single Window - the primary system through which the trade community will report imports and exports and the government will determine admissibility. Through ACE as the Single Window, manual processes will be streamlined and automated, paper will be eliminated, and the international trade community will be able to more easily and efficiently comply with U.S. laws and regulations. Customs and Border Protection has issued a date of February 28 for a large majority of Participating Government Agency entries to take place.
JAS USA has been working diligently for months on the ACE transition and was one of the first brokers to ever file using the ACE system. The new ACE platform will be a robust system when complete but it has had its share of ups and downs during the production process. It has been a difficult path getting ACE to fruition. There have been deployments that have not worked correctly and have caused major headaches for the industry, as well as delays in programming being delivered by CBP to the software providers. This then causes delays to the industry. Some programming will be delivered by CBP to the software providers the day before the cut over.
JAS will continue to work through these issues and is currently participating in several pilots with CBP such as FDA, DOT, and the Lacey Act. While U.S. Customs & Border Protection has until the deadline of February 28th, JAS Compliance is currently taking part in daily conference calls with CBP, participating in webinars, and attending meetings and classes regularly to ensure that JAS USA is ready.