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South Africa

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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”.


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Building The Green Way

JAS Stays Committed to Sustainability Year Around

June 5, 2021

While every June the world celebrates World Environment Day, at JAS, we are committed to sustainability year around. One way JAS does this is through our eco-friendly buildings and warehouses located throughout the world.

JAS Germany’s Extensive Green Roof:

Located just 5 minutes from the Frankfurt Airport, JAS’ multi-user warehouse in Frankfurt, Germany, is JAS’ first to feature an extensive green roof system. The green roof spans close to 11,000 sqm and is characterized by its shallow-rooted and hardy plants such as grasses and succulents. The green roof also helps with energy savings by protecting the warehouse from direct solar heat when it is hot and minimizing heat loss through the roof due to the extra insulation provided by the plants on the rooftop when it is cool.

JAS Italy Roof Top Solar Power: 

When constructing the JAS Segrate site, sustainability was of high importance. Therefore, solar panels to harness sunlight and generate electricity were installed. The solar panels allow the office to replace most of its electricity usage with renewable energy, creating a more sustainable energy solution. By utilizing this energy-efficient renewable energy source, JAS is able to combat greenhouse gas emissions and reduce our collective dependence on fossil fuels such as coal and natural gas, from which traditional electricity is sourced.

As the world comes together to celebrate Earth Day this week, JAS is continuing its commitment to promote environmental sustainability by creating an environmentally friendly atmosphere within every aspect of our organization. We believe that with the implementation of sustainability globally, we can work together to effectively reduce concerns such as pollution, the use of natural resources, and harmful greenhouse gasses.

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JAS Worldwide Expands its Footprint with the Acquisition of Tigers

JAS Worldwide, the global freight forwarding services provider headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of Tigers Limited, a freight forwarding and supply chain management company headquartered in Hong Kong.

Marco Rebuffi CEO of JAS Worldwide says “We are pleased to have completed the acquisition of Tigers and welcome these new clients and talented colleagues to JAS Worldwide. We look forward to the new opportunities which have been created by the combined resources of our larger organization”.

The transaction allows JAS Worldwide to further reinforce its freight forwarding activities, and to broaden its service offering to omni-channel supply chain logistics.

About JAS

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, JAS covers 90+ countries with 335 offices and official agents and has over 4,000 employees globally.

About Tigers

Tigers has developed a suite of tech-enabled integrated logistics services, from freight forwarding to omni-channel supply chain management, for corporate clients around the globe. Tigers operates through 70 offices in 10 countries, including 32 state-of-the-art omni-channel distribution hubs, and has 935 employees.

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JAS Helps Customers Navigate Screening Mandate

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:

  • Screenings taking more time than initially expected.    
  • Shipments being left behind by carriers due to incomplete screenings.    
  • Some carriers only accepting pre-screened cargo.    
  • Full terminals and airport facilities resulting in rejected cargo.    
  • Lack of warehouse space for storing cargo as it goes through the screening process.

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.


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.

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

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

Accredited with SARS.

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




  • 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


  • 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
Account Management
Account Management
Advanced Reporting  Functions
All risk cargo insurance
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Projects: Oversized, Temp-Controlled
Road freight
Customs Consultancy
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



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

Mathilda S.


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.



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

Mayuko I.

Fashion Importer


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

Takamasa O.

Print Media Supplier


"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.



“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.”

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