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JAS Trade Lane Development Between Germany & USA

By
July 5, 2016

JAS Forwarding is pleased to present the new management team for our important Trade Lane Germany – USA. Benjamin Gundlach, based in Munich, just joined JAS Germany as the new Trade Lane Director for the US beginning in May, 2016. Before he joined JAS Germany, Benjamin worked as Trade Lane Manager in Munich for the last year, right after returning from Atlanta, GA, where he worked as a Trade Lane/Sales Manager also with focus on Germany.

His counterpart, Bjoern Wiede, Trade Lane Director for Germany and based in Atlanta, GA, is a German-educated freight forwarder and has been living in the US for 13 years. Bjoern joined JAS in the beginning of February and most recently worked as Trade Lane Manager for the USA and Europe with a major forwarder.

With Germany being one of the top five trading partners for the USA and the USA being the number one trading partner for Germany, “Made in Germany” as a seal of quality is highly recognized amongst US companies driving exports and imports between both countries. Most German companies have since long established a foothold in the US market and are supplying American companies and consumers with their products and vice versa. The main industries that drive the trade between these economic powers have for several years remained but are not limited to manufacturing, healthcare and chemical, and of course, the automotive industries.

Benjamin’s and Bjoern’s focus will be to intensify JAS customer relations with German and American prospects, develop new business initiatives, and expand the current business relationship with our local and global JAS customer base geared towards their trade lane.

The current customer service oriented setup in both countries, with Air and Ocean services as well as Brokerage solutions, is making JAS a strong and reliable partner for any customer needing freight forwarding services. Besides JAS' own weekly consolidated ocean container, which is routed through our gateway in Hamburg to Charleston, SC we have regular air freight consolidations in place with two or more uplifts per week from the gateway in FRA to IAH, ATL, SFO, ORD and JFK.

Next to intensifying new and current customer relations, the team’s goal is also to increase the existing range of services. The plan is to also implement consolidation services in the USA with regular air freight schedules to Frankfurt and additional consolidated ocean containers to the USA and vice versa.

JAS Germany and JAS USA have committed themselves to push the growth and the customer satisfaction on the USA – Germany trade lane and we are excited to welcome Benjamin and Bjoern to the team to spearhead this initiative.

JAS USA Welcomes New Trade Lane Director

By
Bjoern Wiede
March 16, 2016
Bjoern Wiede poses in front of JAS logo
Bjoern Wiede poses in front of JAS logo

Hello JAS colleagues,

My name is Bjoern Wiede and I recently joined JAS USA as the new Trade Lane Director for our focus trade lane in Germany.

Born and raised in Germany, I have now been living stateside for the last 13 years and in the last five years, I have worked primarily in the Germany trade lane for a German based forwarder and was also involved within the Automotive market.

I am excited to join a young and dynamic team here at JAS that pushes healthy growth and is interested in expanding its service offering and customer base, specifically with my homeland.

Germany is more than beer, brats and autobahn, right? Depending on one's priorities, these are the major attributes of the small country in the heart of Europe, spanning a little more than the size of Texas. However, from a business point of view, Germany has so much “more” to offer.

Being one of the top five trading partners for the USA for many years, “Made in Germany” as a seal of quality is highly recognized amongst US companies driving exports and imports between both countries. Most German companies have since long-established a foothold in the US market and are supplying American companies and consumers with their products. Just last year, the USA became the number one trading partner for Germany whose main markets remain but are not limited to manufacturing, healthcare, chemicals and, of course, automotive. Given these attributes, JAS Germany and JAS USA have committed themselves to push the growth on the Germany trade lane and I am excited and happy to be spearheading this initiative in 2016 and going forward.

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started." - Mark Twain

Thanks!

Bjoern Wiede

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