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JAS •
South Africa

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Serving THE MIDDLE EAST and Beyond

Serving Africa and Beyond

WHO WE ARE

JAS South Africa opened its first office in Johannesburg in March of 1982 with offices in three other major cities, Cape Town, Durban, and Port Elizabeth. The headquarters in Johannesburg is strategically located close to one of the largest airports in Africa; O.R. Tambo International.

JAS is one of the largest SME logistic companies in South Africa, offering our services to a wide variety of internationally and locally based clients. We are part of an international network of air, sea, road transport -  import and export - and warehousing, allowing us to operate and negotiate on a global scale.

JAS handles a complete end-to-end logistics solution and one of the few freight forwarders able to offer complete shipment visibility via our integrated live operation system – JASTrack. Our team of highly skilled and dedicated staff will take care of your logistic needs, providing top quality service at all times, proving “people make the difference”.

Proudly JAS is a verified Level 2 B-BBEE contributor;

Certified in ISO 9001:2015, ISO 45001:2018 and ISO 14001:2015.

Member of the SAAF South African Association of Freight Forwarders,  Chamber of Commerce and IATA International Air Transport Association.

Accredited with SARS.

NEWS FROM JAS

South Africa

JAS South Africa Aids in Critical JAS Italy PPE Shipment

July 1, 2020

During the peak of the Italian Covid-19 crisis, JAS South Africa received instructions from JAS Italy to handle an urgent PPE shipment for the PROTEZIONE CIVILE ITALIANA. 11,343 cartons containing surgical masks needed to be uplifted from Durban, transported to Johannesburg and sent by airfreight to Italy.

The necessary arrangements with JAS South Africa’s transporter were swiftly made and all of the cargo was uplifted on 12 trucks and moved up to Johannesburg. Upon arrival, the merchandise was palletized into two shipments, respectively of 251 and 154 Pallets. Simultaneously, negotiations were taking place with various airlines for Charter options and our long-term partner, Cargolux, was chosen as the airline of choice. The two shipments were then booked on two Charters, the first one departing on the 21st of March and the second on the 28th of March. Arrangements with Cargolux continued being processed as relevant traffic rights were needed to be obtained in order for the Charters to move directly into Italy from South Africa.

The first shipment was delivered to Cargolux on the 19th of March, and the flight departed as scheduled. The second shipment proved to be more challenging, as South Africa was on the verge of a Nationwide lockdown, which began on the 27th of March. However, thanks to JAS South Africa’s efforts, the shipment made it out on time and was successfully loaded on board the flight which departed on schedule. This second shipment was on the last Cargolux flight out of South Africa, which was Day 1 of the South Africa lockdown.

Job well done and congratulations to the JAS South Africa Team! People continue to make the difference!

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JAS Introduces Blue World Atlantic

The current pandemic has caused shipping disruptions across the globe.  

With a 70% reduction in passenger flights since February 2020, the overall global air freight capacity is down about 25% from this time last year.  Limited space on limited flights means frequent delays and interruptions of supply chains globally.

With the unpredictable availability of cargo space, how do we regain control of air freight to ensure service in such a critical time?  

The traditional air freight model is no longer a realistic option, instead Flight Operations are the key for maintaining a reliable and uninterrupted supply chain by providing door-to-door control of the shipping process. With a Flight Operation, every step of the process - from the time the cargo is picked up to its final delivery - is meticulously managed by the service provider.  

Shipments are processed through facilities controlled by the service provider, both at origin and destination. This system avoids the typical congestion at airport hubs, reduces overall transit time, and increases control.

The aircraft themselves offer unmatched flexibility to meet all cargo needs. Freighters have the capability to move normal and specialized cargo such as dangerous goods, oversized pieces, and shipments requiring refrigeration such as perishable and pharma.  

Lastly, a prime network of delivery options carries the cargo to its ultimate destination.

In early August JAS introduced BLUE WORLD ATLANTIC, a weekend roundtrip Flight Operation between Chicago and Frankfurt, utilizing B 747 – 400 F Nose-Load for optimum loading capabilities. The BLUE WORLD ATLANTIC prime schedule is the best solution for supporting customers in the transatlantic air freight corridor!

If your business could benefit from a regular flight operation in the transatlantic corridor contact a local JAS representative for more information.

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JAS-SONAVE RECOGNIZED BY FCA

[BETIM, BRAZIL, Sept. 29, 2020] JAS has announced that its Brazilian partner, JAS-SONAVE, has been given the top award for Supply Chain Management, IRF by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). The award was presented during the Annual Suppliers Conference and 2020 Suppliers Awards Ceremony, held at its facility in Betim, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

The annual event is hosted by FCA to award the Best Suppliers of the Latin America Division. The event considered the partners of the year 2019/2020. More than 100 companies competed in the category: SCM IRF (Supply Chain Management Inter-Regional Flow). Of those, JAS-SONAVE rose to the top spot.

JAS-SONAVE has been closely collaborating with JAS Worldwide since 2010 as the two companies have worked together to accomplish FCA needs. This strong relationship made it possible to bring cost reductions and logistic solutions to FCA.

The factors that led JAS-SONAVE to receive this award were several. According to FCA, JAS-SONAVE was responsible in 2019/2020 for the implementation of an innovative global import data management platform, which contributed to the improvement of logistic processes, identification of opportunities to reduce commercial and operational costs, and sharing of best practices for the assessment of sea and air flows. It was essential for an improvement in risk management, anticipating problems, and proposing robust action plans to avoid major impacts to the FCA group.

JAS-SONAVE CEO - Leonard D.M. Abreu, accepted the award at the event. Said Abreu, “I would like to thank the entire JAS-SONAVE team. Their dedication and sense of responsibility, combined with expert knowledge, offered the FCA Group cost reductions and added supply chain efficiencies. FCA, thank you for recognizing JAS-SONAVE as one of your best logistics partners. Count on us to continue improving our processes to bring innovation to future challenges.”

Watch the event (with interpreters) HERE. JAS-Sonave's award is presented during second part of the award ceremony at the 1:30:10 mark).

EXPERTISE YOU CAN TRUST

Being strategically located in all major South African cities, JAS is well positioned to offer full supply chain solutions which can be tailor made as a result of our advanced information management systems being utilized globally.

​Our professional, efficient, and friendly staff are beside you each step of the way 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 sea, air or land.

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

Vision
Our objective is to create lasting value to our clients and shareholders  by repeatedly and transparently delivering the client’s products safely  and on time, and doing so in an atmosphere of integrity and honesty  that still allows our company to prosper in the long term.

-Bruce Gerber

Managing Director, JAS South Africa

FACILITIES

SOUTH AFRICA

JOHANNESBURG

  • Space - 8000 m²
  • Yard - 5000 m²
  • Bulk Storage - 500 m²
  • Racking - 4400 pallet spaces x 4 high
  • Storage Cage - 1 cage
  • Shutter Door for Receiving and Dispatch - 16
  • Shutter Doors with Dock Levelers - 14
  • Refrigeration - 4 units at 5°deg

Calibration certificate

Food acceptability certificate

CAPE TOWN

  • Space - 1057 m²
  • Yard - 300 m²
  • Racking - 100 pallet spaces x 2 high
  • Storage Cage - 1 cage
  • Shutter Doors for Receiving and Dispatch - 1
  • Shutter Doors with Dock Levelers - 3

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Projects: Oversized, Temp-Controlled
Road freight
Customs Consultancy
Warehousing
Account Management
Advanced Reporting Functions
Internet Tracking & Tracing
On-Time Solutions
Order Fulfillment
Oversized and Dangerous Goods Operations
Pick and Pack
P.O. Management/Technology

People are talking about JAS*

*Actual Customer Comments

“ I thank you for all your dedication on our business! Trust a long term Business partnership between the two companies are ahead of us.”

SangGu Lee

Pharmaceuticals

Korea

"Many thanks for your reporting on a daily basis - excellent service'

Mathilda S.

Mining

South Africa

"I want to thank you for the past support and thankful for having you as supplier. Wish you all the best."

Annie L.

Electronics

Taiwan

"I am satisfied with your trouble-free and appropriate work at all times."

Mayuko I.

Fashion Importer

Japan

"I am very satisfied with JAS Sales and Service in charge. We are considering another new import shipment."

Takamasa O.

Print Media Supplier

Japan

"Once again JAS has given an outstanding level of support in all areas and I would be grateful if you could pass on our sincere thanks to the whole JAS team for their patience and diligence."

Jo M.

Heavy Equipment

United Kingdom

"You and your team did a great job.  We really appreciate your professionalism and reliability."

Renato Z.

Electronics

Italy

“We’ve been working with JAS for more than a year now, and have always found their service and quality of work to be excellent. We look forward to working together for many more years to come.”

Mihyeun Ko

Energy

Korea

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