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Who We Are

Established in Brazil in 1990, JAS Brazil is headquartered in São Paulo, the tenth largest city in the world and South America’s main economic center. Our locations take care of your imports and/or exports with the high efficiency for which JAS is known.

JAS growth in the Brazilian market is owed mainly to the high performance of its people, offering our clients logistics solutions which meet deadlines, costs, and market demands using streamlined and efficient systems and communication.

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Planning ahead for the upcoming holidays in Brazil and China is key to maintaining operational efficiency.
JAS Customer Advisory: Planning Ahead for Chinese New Year and Carnival 2024

As we enter 2024, businesses must be aware of two upcoming holidays that may impact operations. Two major events, Chinese New Year and Carnival, are set to coincide, affecting supply chains across the globe. 

Chinese New Year, a traditional Chinese holiday marking the start of a new year in the Chinese Lunar Calendar, begins on February 10 and is observed across many Asian countries. During this week factories and businesses will close as the public holiday brings a week off for employees to travel to celebrate the start of a new year with their families. However, factory slowdowns are expected to being in early to mid-January with normal operations resuming at the end of February. 

Simultaneously, the Carnival festival will be in full swing, particularly in Brazil, where festivities will take place from February 9 to 17. Like with Chinese New year, the consequences of the celebrations can be felt throughout supply chains both in Brazil and abroad as many manufacturers and suppliers will reduce hours or cease activities as employees take time off to celebrate.  

With two large economies, observing major holidays concurrently, it is key that businesses plan and prepare accordingly as the overlap of these festivities is expected to impact global supply chains.  

To effectively mitigate the impact of these celebrations on your supply chain, we recommend the following proactive measures: 

  • Plan Early: Anticipate increased demand for logistics services and plan shipments well in advance to mitigate potential delays. To avoid unnecessary disruptions and price increases, it is recommended to place bookings well in advance—ideally four to six weeks before the holidays. 
  • Diversify Routes and Shipping Methods: Explore alternative shipping routes to avoid congestion and potential disruptions in traditional routes. In addition, consider using multiple forms of transportation in case one method experiences disruption during this time. 
  • Adjust Schedules: Be flexible with production and delivery schedules to accommodate the temporary slowdown in operations during the holidays. 
  • Stay Informed: Regularly monitor updates and advisories from relevant authorities and industry sources to stay informed about any changes or developments that may impact operations. 

The simultaneous occurrence of Chinese New Year and Carnival this year underscores the importance of proactive measures and a well-coordinated approach. By integrating these insights into your planning strategy, businesses can ensure a smoother transition through this period and maintain operational efficiency. For more information, reach out to your local office or contact your JAS representative. 

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Assessoria ao cliente JAS: Planejamento antecipado para o Ano Novo Chinês e o Carnaval de 2024

Ao entrarmos em 2024, é fundamental que as empresas estejam cientes de dois feriados que podem afetar as operações. Dois grandes eventos, o Ano Novo Chinês e o Carnaval, estão programados para coincidir, afetando as cadeias de suprimentos em todo o mundo.  
 
O Ano Novo Chinês, um feriado tradicional chinês que marca o início de um novo ano no calendário lunar chinês, começa em 10 de fevereiro e é observado em muitos países asiáticos. Durante essa semana, fábricas e empresas fecharão, pois o feriado traz uma semana de folga para os funcionários viajarem e comemorarem o início de um novo ano com suas famílias. No entanto, espera-se que a desaceleração das fábricas ocorra no início ou em meados de janeiro, com a retomada das operações normais no final de fevereiro.  
 
Simultaneamente, o festival de Carnaval estará em pleno andamento, especialmente no Brasil, onde as festividades ocorrerão de 9 a 17 de fevereiro. Assim como no Ano Novo Chinês, as consequências das comemorações podem ser sentidas em todas as cadeias de suprimentos no Brasil e no exterior, pois muitos fabricantes e fornecedores reduzirão as horas de trabalho ou interromperão as atividades, já que os funcionários tirarão folga para comemorar.  
 
Com duas grandes economias, a China e o Brasil, comemorando feriados importantes simultaneamente, é fundamental que as empresas planejem e se preparem adequadamente, pois a sobreposição dessas festividades deverá impactar as cadeias de suprimentos globais.  
 
Para mitigar efetivamente o impacto dessas comemorações em sua cadeia de suprimentos, recomendamos as seguintes medidas proativas:

  • Planeje com antecedência: Antecipe o aumento da demanda por serviços de logística e planeje as remessas com bastante antecedência para reduzir possíveis atrasos. Para evitar interrupções desnecessárias e aumentos de preços, é recomendável fazer as reservas com bastante antecedência, de preferência quatro a seis semanas antes do Ano Novo Chinês.  
  • Diversifique as rotas e os métodos de remessa: Explore rotas de remessa alternativas para evitar congestionamentos e possíveis interrupções nas rotas tradicionais. Além disso, considere o uso de várias formas de transporte caso um método sofra interrupções durante esse período.  
  • Ajuste os cronogramas: Seja flexível com as programações de produção e entrega para acomodar a desaceleração temporária das operações durante os feriados.
  • Mantenha-se informado: Monitore regularmente as atualizações e avisos de autoridades relevantes e fontes do setor para se manter informado sobre quaisquer mudanças ou desenvolvimentos que possam afetar as operações.  

A ocorrência simultânea do Ano Novo Chinês e do Carnaval este ano ressalta a importância de medidas proativas e de uma abordagem bem coordenada. Ao integrar esses insights à sua estratégia de planejamento, as empresas podem garantir uma transição mais tranquila durante esse período e manter a eficiência operacional. Para obter mais informações, entre em contato com o escritório local ou com o representante da JAS.

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UPDATED Customer Advisory: Red Sea Attacks and Suez Canal Bypass

Current Situation  

Two and a half months into the crisis, the immediate risk situation in the Red Sea has not improved, and multiple new attacks with high frequency have been witnessed in the region this past week. The long-term impact on container shipping remains uncertain. Continued geopolitical tensions, logistical challenges, and potential for disruptions contribute to an environment of volatility. Shippers and industry stakeholders are advised to remain informed and adjust their strategies accordingly. 

Industry Insights, Facts & Market Developments 

Below are some additional key facts and market developments surrounding the situation, including a timeline of major events.  

  • Drewry’s WCI composite index, indicates a further 2% decline compared to last week. It is important to note that although the Index has decreased, it is still significantly higher than pre-pandemic levels and the 10-year average.  
  • Spot rates from the US East Coast to Asia begin to rise, mirroring the earlier increases observed on European and Mediterranean routes reported last week.  
  • Both MSC and Maersk announced additional vessels to be deployed on their Transpacific service due to the extended Cape of Good Hope route. 
  • Hapag Lloyd reported two days ago that the Red Sea and Suez Canal routes continue to be avoided. A shuttle service connecting Red Sea cargo via Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to Europe, North America, and Latin America has been implemented.  
  • CMA-CGM had one 16,000 TEU vessel complete its southbound transit two days ago with others clearly intending to plan to transit in the coming week. The same information seems to be reflected in the carriers’ official schedules.  
  • Industry experts again urge shippers to review their insurance coverage for transit, cargo loss and General Average.  
  • US CENTCOM successfully continued to conduct strikes against missile launchers on land, preventing use this past week. Counter activities included intercepting a drone submarine launched by the Houthis. 

Our commitment 

JAS Worldwide will continue to monitor the situation and keep you duly updated. Our public website update will occur once per week, every Friday.  

For any more detailed and/or shipment specific information, or alternative solutions, please contact your local JAS office.

JAS UK proudly announces its Wholesale Distribution Authorisation (WDA(H)) license from the MHRA, reinforcing its commitment to innovative solutions for global healthcare delivery.
JAS UK Expands Pharma and Healthcare Division with WDA(H) Licence

JAS UK proudly announces that it has been granted its Wholesale Distribution Authorisation (WDA(H)) license from the UK's Medicine and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) for its Pharma and Healthcare Division.  

In addition to the GDP certified network JAS has developed, this achievement marks a significant milestone for JAS as it reinforces its commitment to providing innovative solutions for the international delivery of pharmaceutical products. With more operations spanning over 100 countries and a team of more than 7,000 professionals, JAS is known for its comprehensive logistics solutions and dedication to customer satisfaction.

Adrian Frodsham, Regional Director for JAS, said: "We are pleased to have been granted our WDA(H) license after a stringent audit process. JAS UK's Pharma and Healthcare division prides itself of offering innovative solutions for the international delivery of pharmaceutical products, further enhancing the growth of our pre-established healthcare division."

While boasting an established healthcare division across its global network, the acquisition of the WDA(H) license empowers the UK division to seamlessly connect with its more than 40 GDP (Good Distribution Practice) certified overseas stations, enhancing its capabilities for handling pharmaceutical shipments.

Committed to adhering to the highest standards of quality and compliance, JAS UK has developed a purpose-built healthcare and pharmaceutical Electronic Quality Management System (QMS). This system, coupled with the WDA(H) license, further solidifies JAS's position as a trusted operator within the logistics industry.
In line with its expansion efforts, JAS UK's Pharma and Healthcare Division recently inaugurated a state-of-the-art temperature-controlled storage facility in London. Spread across 5000 square feet, this facility features two CRT rooms designed to accommodate products requiring temperatures of 15°C to 25°C. Strategically located near London Heathrow Airport, the facility ensures the integrity of pharmaceutical products throughout the supply chain, providing customers with a safe, secure, and efficient door-to-door service.

JAS UK remains committed to delivering exceptional services to its Pharma and healthcare customers, leveraging its expertise, infrastructure, and technological capabilities to meet evolving industry demands.

For more information email GB-Pharma@jas.com.

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Setting Sail Towards Sustainability: The Impact of California's Vessel Speed Reduction Program on Blue Whales and Beyond

Protecting Blue Whales and Blue Skies is a voluntary Vessel Speed Reduction (VSR) Program along the coast of California which incentivizes companies to incorporate sustainable shipping practices across their global supply chain. By creating seasonal and predictable slow speed zones, this program helps companies protect endangered whales, reduce fuel use and regional greenhouse gas emissions, and improve air quality and human health outcomes.

The program runs each year from mid-May to December to coincide with peak ozone and whale feeding and migration. The program covers two geographic regions, one along the Southern California coast and one outside the San Francisco Bay Area.

Since 2014, the program has achieved an estimated 44% decrease in the risk of whale strikes. 

As an ambassador, JAS engages with its shipping partners operating in the area, recognizes the shared vision and commitment with those already involved in vessel speed reduction, and further encourages other ocean carriers to participate in the program. 

“What makes the BWBS initiative stand out is that it not only addresses carbon emissions, but also safeguards biodiversity. By voluntarily reducing vessel speed (VSR) along the California coast, ocean carriers commit to protecting blue whales and raising industry awareness. JAS supports this initiative and will further engage its logistics partners on the key role whales play in the environment and our responsibility to improve the ocean ecosystem.” -Andrea Goeman, SVP QHSE & Sustainability, JAS Worldwide
“Being an ambassador for the BWBS Program is a great initiative towards more sustainable ocean freight solutions. It is a way to further engage with our carriers, with whom we share values towards a sustainable transformation, and an example of how collaboration can be beneficial for the logistics ecosystem, our customers, and the environment.” -Lars Huebecker, EVP Global Head of Ocean Freight
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UPDATED Customer Advisory: Red Sea Attacks and Suez Canal Bypass

Completing nine weeks of the Red Sea crisis, a tentative new normal emerges. While the timeline for re-routing through the region remains unclear, ocean carriers have largely adapted their schedules and ports of call, suggesting fewer operational disruptions on both primary and backhaul routes going forward. However, experts urge caution, emphasizing the inherent volatility of the situation and the potential for future flare-ups. 

Industry Insights, Facts & Market Developments 

Below are some additional key facts and market developments surrounding the situation.  

  • Leading analysts predict a prolonged Red Sea closure, which could last through 2024. Shippers should remain vigilant for further supply/demand disruptions. The only remaining carriers who traverse the Red Sea are smaller Asian carriers. 
  • The Houthi claim to be attacking only US, UK, and Israeli ships, but experts state this is rather subjective, and all ships are at risk in the Red Sea. 
  • US CENTCOM successfully intercepted missiles launched by Houthis in the past week, as well as launching several counterattacks.  
  • All major carriers continue to go around the Cape with extended Transit time and higher costs to follow. The supply chain has started to adjust to the new reality.  
  • More information has come out on EU Operation Aspides, which is set to last for one year, be purely defensive in nature with no attacks on Yemeni soil, and based on Greece.  
  • Hapag Lloyd is reducing their Operational Recovery Surcharge from US East and Gulf Coast to Asia effective February 16th, today, which was initially implemented February 5th only. While back haul related, a sign of relief. 
  • Drewry’s WCI, released yesterday, indicated that from Asia to Europe and the Mediterranean, it continued to decline, but the pace of decline slowed compared to the past week.  
  • Backhaul rates from Europe and the Mediterranean to Asia seem to be catching up, reacting to the crisis. Xeneta reported a 68% rise in North Europe to Asia and a 45% increase in Mediterranean rates since December 31st, 2023.  

Our Commitment 

JAS Worldwide will continue to monitor the situation and keep you duly updated. Our public website update will occur once per week, every Friday.  

For any more detailed and / or shipment specific information, or alternative solutions, please contact your local JAS office.  

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Brazil

JAS Customer Advisory: Planning Ahead for Chinese New Year and Carnival 2024

January 8, 2024

Planning ahead for the upcoming holidays in Brazil and China is key to maintaining operational efficiency.

As we enter 2024, businesses must be aware of two upcoming holidays that may impact operations. Two major events, Chinese New Year and Carnival, are set to coincide, affecting supply chains across the globe. 

Chinese New Year, a traditional Chinese holiday marking the start of a new year in the Chinese Lunar Calendar, begins on February 10 and is observed across many Asian countries. During this week factories and businesses will close as the public holiday brings a week off for employees to travel to celebrate the start of a new year with their families. However, factory slowdowns are expected to being in early to mid-January with normal operations resuming at the end of February. 

Simultaneously, the Carnival festival will be in full swing, particularly in Brazil, where festivities will take place from February 9 to 17. Like with Chinese New year, the consequences of the celebrations can be felt throughout supply chains both in Brazil and abroad as many manufacturers and suppliers will reduce hours or cease activities as employees take time off to celebrate.  

With two large economies, observing major holidays concurrently, it is key that businesses plan and prepare accordingly as the overlap of these festivities is expected to impact global supply chains.  

To effectively mitigate the impact of these celebrations on your supply chain, we recommend the following proactive measures: 

  • Plan Early: Anticipate increased demand for logistics services and plan shipments well in advance to mitigate potential delays. To avoid unnecessary disruptions and price increases, it is recommended to place bookings well in advance—ideally four to six weeks before the holidays. 
  • Diversify Routes and Shipping Methods: Explore alternative shipping routes to avoid congestion and potential disruptions in traditional routes. In addition, consider using multiple forms of transportation in case one method experiences disruption during this time. 
  • Adjust Schedules: Be flexible with production and delivery schedules to accommodate the temporary slowdown in operations during the holidays. 
  • Stay Informed: Regularly monitor updates and advisories from relevant authorities and industry sources to stay informed about any changes or developments that may impact operations. 

The simultaneous occurrence of Chinese New Year and Carnival this year underscores the importance of proactive measures and a well-coordinated approach. By integrating these insights into your planning strategy, businesses can ensure a smoother transition through this period and maintain operational efficiency. For more information, reach out to your local office or contact your JAS representative. 

Setting Sail Towards Sustainability: The Impact of California's Vessel Speed Reduction Program on Blue Whales and Beyond

February 18, 2024

Blue Whale with Cargo Ship in the Background

Protecting Blue Whales and Blue Skies is a voluntary Vessel Speed Reduction (VSR) Program along the coast of California which incentivizes companies to incorporate sustainable shipping practices across their global supply chain. By creating seasonal and predictable slow speed zones, this program helps companies protect endangered whales, reduce fuel use and regional greenhouse gas emissions, and improve air quality and human health outcomes.

The program runs each year from mid-May to December to coincide with peak ozone and whale feeding and migration. The program covers two geographic regions, one along the Southern California coast and one outside the San Francisco Bay Area.

Since 2014, the program has achieved an estimated 44% decrease in the risk of whale strikes. 

As an ambassador, JAS engages with its shipping partners operating in the area, recognizes the shared vision and commitment with those already involved in vessel speed reduction, and further encourages other ocean carriers to participate in the program. 

“What makes the BWBS initiative stand out is that it not only addresses carbon emissions, but also safeguards biodiversity. By voluntarily reducing vessel speed (VSR) along the California coast, ocean carriers commit to protecting blue whales and raising industry awareness. JAS supports this initiative and will further engage its logistics partners on the key role whales play in the environment and our responsibility to improve the ocean ecosystem.” -Andrea Goeman, SVP QHSE & Sustainability, JAS Worldwide
“Being an ambassador for the BWBS Program is a great initiative towards more sustainable ocean freight solutions. It is a way to further engage with our carriers, with whom we share values towards a sustainable transformation, and an example of how collaboration can be beneficial for the logistics ecosystem, our customers, and the environment.” -Lars Huebecker, EVP Global Head of Ocean Freight

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JAS UK proudly announces its Wholesale Distribution Authorisation (WDA(H)) license from the MHRA, reinforcing its commitment to innovative solutions for global healthcare delivery.

JAS UK Expands Pharma and Healthcare Division with WDA(H) Licence

JAS UK proudly announces that it has been granted its Wholesale Distribution Authorisation (WDA(H)) license from the UK's Medicine and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) for its Pharma and Healthcare Division.  

In addition to the GDP certified network JAS has developed, this achievement marks a significant milestone for JAS as it reinforces its commitment to providing innovative solutions for the international delivery of pharmaceutical products. With more operations spanning over 100 countries and a team of more than 7,000 professionals, JAS is known for its comprehensive logistics solutions and dedication to customer satisfaction.

Adrian Frodsham, Regional Director for JAS, said: "We are pleased to have been granted our WDA(H) license after a stringent audit process. JAS UK's Pharma and Healthcare division prides itself of offering innovative solutions for the international delivery of pharmaceutical products, further enhancing the growth of our pre-established healthcare division."

While boasting an established healthcare division across its global network, the acquisition of the WDA(H) license empowers the UK division to seamlessly connect with its more than 40 GDP (Good Distribution Practice) certified overseas stations, enhancing its capabilities for handling pharmaceutical shipments.

Committed to adhering to the highest standards of quality and compliance, JAS UK has developed a purpose-built healthcare and pharmaceutical Electronic Quality Management System (QMS). This system, coupled with the WDA(H) license, further solidifies JAS's position as a trusted operator within the logistics industry.
In line with its expansion efforts, JAS UK's Pharma and Healthcare Division recently inaugurated a state-of-the-art temperature-controlled storage facility in London. Spread across 5000 square feet, this facility features two CRT rooms designed to accommodate products requiring temperatures of 15°C to 25°C. Strategically located near London Heathrow Airport, the facility ensures the integrity of pharmaceutical products throughout the supply chain, providing customers with a safe, secure, and efficient door-to-door service.

JAS UK remains committed to delivering exceptional services to its Pharma and healthcare customers, leveraging its expertise, infrastructure, and technological capabilities to meet evolving industry demands.

For more information email GB-Pharma@jas.com.

Port Logistics

Port Worker

Seaports are critical components of the global transport system. JAS is present with our own port terminals at every port in Norway as well as via our partners in countries around the globe. This provides a global network of opportunities for our customers with the ability to meet all types of international inquiries. With convenient port locations, it is only a short distance from ships to land-based logistics functions.

Loading and discharging of bulk loads, tankers, and container vessels

We have a close relationship with large industrial suppliers and ship owners and operate as agents for the largest feeder companies. We offer loading and discharging of bulk loads, tankers, and container vessels, and quayside storage provides direct access to container ships and marine vessels. This is available from both our own and our clients’ quays. In addition, our experienced team members can provide all services related to the stuffing, stripping, securing, and packaging of goods in containers.

Container depots in all Norway ports and experienced engineer teams onsite

All Norway ports have container depots and dedicated staff with broad experience in terminal operations. Our teams of qualified service engineers oversee the maintenance and repair of all containers, ensuring they are ready to be loaded and shipped. We provide daily stock- and movement-reports, and always have the right equipment available at the right time.

Cross-docking solutions keep your goods moving

Port Workers

We offer a cross-docking solution that keeps your goods moving. The storage time is significantly reduced, or eliminated, as the goods are distributed directly to the customer. The goods are received through an inbound dock, separated, mixed as required, and directly transferred to the outbound dock. This is a convenient solution for temperature-controlled goods that must be transported quickly or already packaged and sorted goods.

Your complete port logistics provider

One of the most important things in port logistics is personal service. We put the customers first, solving their problems by providing customized solutions and around-the-clock customer service with flexible and reliable processes. No matter the size of your shipment or the needs you may have, we are your complete port logistics provider.

Expertise You Can Trust

As with all of JAS Worldwide's country-based operations, JAS Brazil specializes in the complex world of freight forwarding. Our people are intimately familiar with the process of moving cargo throughout the globe. We're beside you to navigate the logistical maze of carrier relationships, customs & regulatory challenges, risk management, and the hundreds of other issues that face companies seeking to move their goods by air, sea, or land.

JAS Brazil is proud to stand alongside JAS team members strategically positioned around the world. When you choose JAS, you gain the tremendous value of a company that offers high-level forwarding expertise - a company that operates with one of the most advanced information management systems of any forwarder in the world. To find out why JAS is a best-in-class company, contact us through the form at the bottom of this page.

Leverage the expertise we've built for companies like yours. We prove ourselves every day.

Having more than 25 years of experience in the Brazilian market as well counting with a qualified  and professional team, who are able to manage all operational and documental steps related to the Internal Logistics to and from this country, allows us to deliver to our customers a  “State of the Art” service level. Our services are rendered under strict compliance rules at competitive and fair prices.

The combination of these factors, added to our JAS Worldwide capabilities as well as JAS Brazil's operational systems, allow us to contribute to, and be part of, our customer's growth plans.

In our case, people really do make the difference!

-Elder Apolinario

Managing Director of JAS Brazil

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