JAS Hong Kong, incorporated in 1980, quickly became the leader of Italy Far East trade in air and ocean freight forwarding. The business scope was soon expanded to China with its first office setup in Shanghai. Today, it has strategic presence in major cities across China.
JAS China, with its head office in Hong Kong, handles the ever-increasing logistics needs in all industries. The organization has over 600+ specialized staff and offers consolidation and logistics warehousing services in dozens of locations throughout mainland China.
Over time, the volume of goods being transported on European roads has steadily increased, leading to congested roads, delays, and unnecessary costs. As shippers look to avoid these issues, many are considering short sea shipping as a viable solution.
What is short sea shipping?
Short sea shipping is essentially container movement within Europe, but with a short time on the sea. Short sea shipping is an excellent alternative to road freight. However, it is not a matter of dismantling road transport. It is about environmentally smart alternatives that improve existing supply chains.
What are the advantages of short sea shipping?
For more information about short sea shipping solutions, contact your local sales representative.
Cost savings is no longer the only top priority for companies looking for outsourcing partners. More so, they want a partner who can provide the expertise and knowledge not found in-house. Logistics is a core competency, and also the biggest reason companies choose to outsource their logistics activities: It allows them to focus on their core business. This is precisely what one of our customers did.
In need of a qualified and experienced customs broker
In 2007, an international company, best known for its leading technology in the power, renewable energy, aviation, and healthcare industries, reached out to us. The company was struggling with custom formalities for shipments from China to Latvia. They were in need of a qualified and experienced customs broker that could handle the complex procedures and formalities for their large goods volumes. Together with the company, we looked into the possibilities, and a collaboration was initiated that would turn into a long-lasting relationship.
Logistics as a core competency
In 2018, the company re-nominated us as their customs broker. This time, the scope was a bit wider. Our customer is a large international company with businesses all over the world and large goods volumes that need to be moved across borders. Instead of employing their own logistics experts, they wanted to outsource their customs brokerage to us. Logistics being our core competency, this was a perfect match.
Providing our expert knowledge in customs brokerage
Two of our logistics experts would dedicate their resources exclusively to our customer’s account and work in their name. Thanks to our previous collaboration, we already knew the ins and outs of the company and its import and export requirements. After closing the agreement, including strict disclosure requirements and confidentiality rules, our logistics experts were ready to get to work.
Greencarrier Freight Services took care of customs procedures and formalities, making sure the shipments met all standards and regulations for import and export as well as requirements for customs clearance. We handled all the necessary documentation, duties, taxes, and payments.
Managing the cargo flow from A to Z
In 2020, the company reached out to us once again. They had a similar project in one of the CIS countries and needed our help. However, this time, they wanted us to handle customs procedures and formalities and manage their entire cargo flow from A to Z. This included all transport modes and multiple trade lanes. It also required logistics experts that could speak English and Russian fluently working in international teams.
The Greater Bay Area (GBA) is a significant contributor to China’s steady growth in manufacturing and shipping. With an economy larger than some countries it is seeing increased capital investments in a variety of areas.
Current projects that are preparing the region for the future include enhancements of Peral River Delta ports which will lead to the growth of high-end maritime services. Investments in the local air freight infrastructure will be critical to continued growth as well.
These projects set the stage for flexibility in the future as e-commerce continues to grow and customers needs evolve.
After entering into the local market more than 40 years ago, JAS currently has over 700+ specialized staff and offers consolidation and logistics warehousing services in dozens of locations throughout mainland China.
“JAS has fully leveraged these advantages by developing a closely connected network in Greater Bay Area (GBA), including Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Zhongshan to provide first-class, comprehensive, and customer-focused services. Our expertise in E-commerce logistics, Distribution and Warehousing service further complements Hong Kong’s high global connectedness and its role as a regional logistics hub in GBA.” - The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Macao.
JAS Worldwide is pleased to be recognized by the Johnson Controls Company as its 2021 Freight Forwarder Carrier of the Year. Johnson Controls is the global leader in smart, healthy, and sustainable buildings and has partnered with JAS to reach its customers around the world.
JAS’ global JCI team received this award in November 2021 on behalf of JAS Worldwide as well as the JAS USA offices, specifically Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, and Nashville branches. Johnson Controls recognized JAS for its unique solutions throughout 2021 and for helping to routinely meet revenue recognition goals.
JAS looks forward to growing its partnership with Johnson Controls in the years to come.
About JAS Worldwide
JAS was founded in 1978 in Milan, Italy. Over the last four decades, JAS has grown from regional roots to a global force in freight forwarding. Today, the company covers 100+ countries between JAS offices and official agents and has over 5,000 employees globally.
At JAS China and Hong Kong, we treat our customers as our business partners. The needs and business ambitions of our customers are all we focus on and we help their business grow and identify potential opportunities by delivering the best-fit supply chain solutions, both globally and locally. We are always here to answer any challenging questions on freight management or logistics services and leverage the expertise we have built for companies like yours.
We understand the complex needs of our customers in the evolving business world. In China and Hong Kong, JAS supports companies of all sizes in different sectors, including Automotive, High-Tech, Industrial & Manufacturing, Food & Beverage, Wine & Spirits, Luxury & Fashion, Aerospace, Oil & Gas, Chemicals, and Building Materials with all-round solution in air, ocean, road, and rail freight, as well as warehousing and e-commerce logistics solution.
Learn how JAS can enhance your business success and meet your strategic goals via our customized solutions by downloading our e-Brochure below.
JAS China & Hong Kong has successfully transformed ourselves from a pure freight forwarding provider to an all-around customized solution provider by offering more logistics services, including warehousing, distribution, and technology solution for our clients.
We understand and respect the long-term vision of our customers, and by virtue of working towards their goals, grow as they do.
-CEO, JAS China