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JAS

United States

Serving the Americas Region and Beyond

Serving the Asia Pacific Region and Beyond

Serving EUROPE and Beyond

Serving THE MIDDLE EAST and Beyond

Serving Africa and Beyond

WHO WE ARE

In 2015, JAS USA celebrated its 20th year as one of the premier forwarding operations in the world!

JAS office Atlanta

JAS USA's corporate headquarters is located in Atlanta, GA with branch offices in 23 cities across the USA.  Our dedicated team members support any transportation need you may have.

We take care of our customer's transportation from door-to-door; Imports & Exports via Air and Ocean Freight.  We offer consolidation services as well as Full Container loads, and Ship & Aircraft chartering.

​Our office in Houston is dedicated to project logistics. We also have dedicated staff looking after our Government Logistics and Live Animal Forwarding divisions.

Please contact one of our branch offices near you for more information.  

You'll be pleasantly surprised what we can do for you!

NEWS FROM JAS

United States

JAS Helps Customers Navigate Screening Mandate

JAS Aids Customers with their air cargo despite new screening mandate

July 19, 2021

JAS ORD, Dog screening demonstration in 2019

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.

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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Care and Follow-Up Key to Successful Engine Transport

Transporting an engine is a delicate operation. Moving an engine via aircraft adds a layer of difficulty that requires expertise, reliability, and commitment to the aerospace sector.  

Teams at JAS Mexico and JAS Spain recently partnered to complete the secure transport of an aircraft engine from Mexico City to the Madrid Airport Terminal in Spain. Engine dimensions were 450x250x255 cm. The total weight of the engine was 4,920 kgs. An engine this size required special transport arrangements and supervision during lashing to ensure the cargo’s safe arrival at its destination.  

Ricardo Molinero, Operations Manager for JAS Madrid, said the teams followed a strict procedure designed to avoid damage to the engine’s inner beadings. “They are very prone to damage if lashing is not done correctly since the engine cradle must, on one hand, be firmly secured to the truck bed but allowing as well some movement, so the inner beadings won’t break,” he said.  

To safeguard the engine’s delicate inner beadings, the teams adhere to the following protocol:

  • The engine was installed lengthwise in the transport vehicle.  
  • The stand base was laid on the truck bed, with the caster wheels and tow bars locked in a stored position.  
  • The engine/cradle and cradle/base fastenings were put in place and checked for secureness.  
  • The engine installed on the cradle was attached to the shipping base and equipped with shock insulators.  
  • The minimum required clearance of 4 inches between the cradle and the truck bed was verified. If clearance space is not confirmed, wood shoring must be placed beneath the transportation base side rails and nailed to the trailer bed to prevent movement that can damage the engine.
  • The shoring was secured to keep it from protruding inboard of the side rails, which can interfere with the vertical movement of the shock mounts or engine cradle.  
  • The base only was attached to the trailer bed using tie-down points.

This is the third engine JAS Mexico has transported this year. It is the first time JAS Spain’s team has collaborated on a logistics job involving an engine. The engine left Mexico City on July 4 and arrived in Madrid on the afternoon of July 7. Delivery was made on July 8 per the customer’s request. “The engine was delivered timely, fulfilling our client’s tight deadline,” said Molinero.


El transporte de un motor de aeronave siempre conlleva una operativa muy delicada.Si además, hablamos de un transporte aéreo,  se añade una capa dedificultad que requiere de amplia experiencia ,fiablidad y compromiso con el sector aeroespacial.

Los equipos de JAS México y JAS España seasociaron recientemente para  organizar el transporte aéreo de un motor deavión desde la Ciudad de México hasta la Terminal del Aeropuerto de Madrid enEspaña. Las dimensiones del motor fueron de 450x250x255cm, con un peso total de 4.920 kg. El transportede un motor de este tamaño requiere de lacoordinación organización de recogidas y entregas dedicadas con personal especializado y  de una supervisión estricta de la operativa de trincado paragarantizar la llegada segura de la carga a su destino.

Ricardo Molinero, Directorde Operaciones de JAS España, indicó que los equipos de trabajo involucrados siguieron unprocedimiento estricto diseñado para evitar daños en los rodamientos del motor. "Son muy propensos a dañarsesi el trincado de la pieza  no se hacecorrectamente, ya que la cuna del motor debe,por un lado, estar firmemente asegurada a la plataforma del camión, peropermitiendo la sujeción, al mismo tiempo, elfuncionamiento del muellaje del motor, para que rodamientosno se vean afectados", dijo.

Para la protección durante el transportede los delicados rodamientos del motor, los equiposse adhieren al siguiente protocolo:

  • El motor se instaló longitudinalmente en el vehículo de transporte.
  • La base del soporte se colocó sobre la plataforma del camión, con las ruedas giratorias y las barras de remolque bloqueadas en una posición de almacenamiento.
  • Se colocaron las fijaciones del motor / soporte y del soporte / base y se verificó su seguridad.
  • El motor instalado en la base se adjuntó a la base de envío y se equipó con aislantes de choque.
  • Se verificó el espacio libre mínimo requerido de 4 pulgadas entre la base y la plataforma del camión. Si no se confirma el espacio libre, se deben colocar apuntalamientos de madera debajo de los rieles laterales de la base de transporte y clavarlos en la plataforma del remolque para evitar movimientos que puedan dañar el motor.
  • El apuntalamiento fue asegurado para evitar que sobresalga hacia el interior de los rieles laterales, lo que puede interferir con el movimiento vertical de los amortiguadores o el soporte del motor.
  • La base solo se fijó a la plataforma del remolque mediante puntos de amarre.

Este es el tercer motor que JAS Méxicotransporta este año, siendo la primera vez que elequipo de JAS España colabora en la operativa de transporte .  Elmotor embarcó desde la Ciudad de México el 4 de julio , llegando a Madrid en latarde del 7 de julio. La entregó se realizó el 8 de julio según solicitado por el cliente.  “El motor seentregó a tiempo, cumpliendo con el ajustado plazo deentrega nuestro cliente”, dijo Molinero.

EXPERTISE YOU CAN TRUST

As with all of JAS Worldwide's country-based operations, JAS USA 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 USA 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. At JAS USA we prove ourselves every day.

COMPLIANCE SERVICES

The JAS USA Compliance team has extensive experience in the arena of regulatory compliance which is an invaluable asset to our valued clients. Our team is dedicated to the true success of our clients and are always reachable. Our clients are our partners and our partner’s success is paramount to our own. Contact us using the form at the bottom of this page and let’s start our partnership together.

FACILITIES

UNITED STATES

WAREHOUSING & SECURITY

  • TSA (Transportation Security Administration) Approved
  • CCSF (Certified Cargo Screening Facility)
  • IACSSP (Indirect Air Carrier Standard Security Program) Approved
  • C-TPAT (Customs Trade Partner against Terrorism) in USA validated as a Consolidator & Customs Broker. C-TPAT SVI #: bac9b476-f34d-4966-96b1-ed54b3c2a27.
  • Bonded warehouse with CCTV


Atlanta Warehouse

  • Warehouse - 80,000 sq. ft.
  • CFS/CCSF
  • 30 Dock Doors
  • Four 5000 lb. Forklifts
  • Pick and pack, quality control, inventory control solutions.

Charleston Warehouse

  • Warehouse - 78,000 sq. ft.
  • 26,000  sq. ft over flow site available
  • Customs CFS Station
  • CTPAT & TSA Approved
  • Active Foreign Trade Zone
  • 18 Dock Doors
  • Fully serviced facility (CCTV, Alarm & 24/7 monitoring)

Charlotte Warehouse

  • Warehouse - 12,000 sq. ft.
  • CFS
  • 9 Dock Doors
  • Two 5000 to 8000 lb. Forklifts

Chicago Warehouse

  • Warehouse - 75,000 sq. ft.
  • Bonded, CFS/CCSF
  • 26 Dock Doors
  • Three 5000 lb. Forklifts
  • Fully serviced facility (CCTV, Alarm & 24/7 monitoring)
  • Pick and pack, quality control, inventory control solutions.

Dallas Warehouse

  • Warehouse – 68,000 sq. ft.
  • Bonded CFS
  • 19 Dock Doors + 2 loading ramps
  • 24/7 Video Surveillance
  • Current Available Floor Space – 20,000 Sqft
  • Current Available Rack Space – 400 pallet positions

Houston Warehouse

  • Warehouse - 65,000 sq. ft.
  • Bonded CFS
  • 18 Dock Doors
  • 2 Dock Ramps
  • Full Packing / Crating
  • 4 acres of secured laydown yard
  • 24/7 Video Surveillance
  • Three 5000 lb. Forklifts

Los Angeles Warehouse

  • Warehouse - 80,000 sq. ft.
  • CFS/CCSF
  • 20 Dock Doors
  • Three 5000 lb. Forklifts

Memphis Warehouse

  • Warehouse – 65,000 sq. ft.
  • Bonded CFS
  • 9 Dock Doors
  • Five 5000 lb. Forklift

Miami Warehouse

  • State of the Art Office space
  • Warehouse – 90,000 sq. ft.
  • 34 Dock Doors
  • Bonded, CFS, IBEC, DGR, HIGH VALUE CAGE
  • Fully serviced facility (CCTV, Alarm & 24/7 monitoring)
  • Certified forklifts

Newark Warehouse

  • Warehouse – 46,000 sq. ft.
  • 8 Dock Doors
  • 35 foot ceilings
  • One 5000 lb. Forklift

Seattle Warehouse

  • Warehouse – 38,000 sq. ft.
  • Bonded CFS
  • 9 Dock Doors
  • Two 3000 lb. Forklifts


Account Management
Account Management
Advanced Reporting  Functions
All risk cargo insurance
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ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Account Management
Advanced Reporting Functions
Assembly Groupage Service Cartage and Trade Facilitation
Barge Transportation - Inland Water and Ocean
Bonded Warehouses
Chartering Air and Sea
Compliance Services
Computerized Documentation Services
Customer Service
Customs Consultancy
Door to Door Services GOH (Garments on Hangers)
E-commerce
Emergency Air/Ocean Charter Desks
Flexible Routing for Deferred, Lower-Cost Programs
Full Integration with JAS ORBIS System for Value-Added Solutions
Handling of Valuable Goods, LIve Animals and Special Commodities
Handling of Dangerous and Perishable Goods
Heavy Lift Transportation and Handling
Inspection, Testing and Repair, QC, Kitting
Internet Tracking & Tracing
Logistics Studies
On-Time Solutions
Order Fulfillment
Oversized and Dangerous Goods Operations
Pick and Pack
P.O. Management/Technology
Projects: Oversized, Temp-Controlled
Project-Specific Field Offices
Rail Transport
Reverse Logistics
Risk Management
Road Surveys
Security Check: X-Ray Machines at Main Gates
Specialized and Dedicated Customer Service Agents
Subcontractor Management, Subassembly
Training, Trade Consulting
Transport Engineering
Trucking and Barging
Vendor Expediting and Documentation

A WORD FROM THE CEO, JAS USA

I hope this message finds you well.


One brilliant suggestion that came from our first Virtual Branch Managers Meeting, is the desire for enhanced knowledge sharing. As the management team, we agree it is important to create more visibility when it comes to achievements across the whole subsidiary and to support that, we have created this new initiative “Branch Spotlight” each month a branch will be chosen highlighting their achievements, we aim to inspire and develop relations.This month I have chosen JAS Chicago!

Patrik Gaehwiler RVP, Midwest Region & Chicago Branch Manager Jordy Romeijn


I would like to share with you some of the advancements taking place in JAS Chicago, since January 2017 our Chicago Branch has grown immensely, we are now operating with over 65 full-time employees. I am very happy with the fact that, the majority of our managers started off as operators and have grown and developed into excellent department managers whom we rely on as an essential part of the JAS USA organization.  


Early 2019, we made the decision to focus on Talent Management & Training, making it a key objective for our subsidiary, across all levels. This development has gone hand in hand with our desire to restructure the responsibilities of our department managers especially those in larger branches, no longer handling files but focusing on Operator Training and improving the quality of our service, with this alteration we are able to provide our customers with just one point of contact for each shipment, thus providing a fully comprehensive service.


Nonetheless, one of the largest developments took place this year as a result of striving to provide a quality service for our customers through the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, our weekly Charter Flight Operations.


March 2020, the Chicago Branch developed from a mid-size branch into a major JAS hub, the Chicago Team plays an essential role in breaking down our transatlantic flight cargo and distributing within our network. I believe offering this new service has strengthened the Chicago Team and improved the way in which we operate as a subsidiary, I have observed some of the finest alignment between Sales and Operations, truly working in a cohesive and committed manner.


October 2020, we announced additional weekly Flight Operations, Chicago – Atlanta & Miami, this new service will further support customers in the Americas Region, including mid-week departures to LATAM.


With this surge in volume, we have invested in increasing our efficiency, with many suggestions coming directly from our dedicated warehouse team, which happens to be my preferred approach, Bottom-up communication. We value innovative thinking and work hard to implement where possible, optimizing our Chicago warehouse space has significantly enhanced our efficiency.

Chicago Warehouse, October 2020

We used standard gaylord boxes to pre-sort, scan and organize cargo, which consumed much of the warehouse floorspace. With increases in volumes it became necessary to optimize our warehouse space and Luis Delvalle came up with the idea of using collapsible wire containers which are lightweight, stackable, and easy to roll around. This largely reduces the need for gaylord boxes which further supports our environmental efforts as an organization.


We also had the opportunity to further invest by hiring three new salespeople, who are able to develop and support new business through our Chicago hub.
The Chicago Team is an exceptional example of a proactive Branch Manager, with a team that is dedicated, working 7 days a week to meet the needs of our customers during these trying times.


I send my deepest gratitude to you all.    


A challenging year for sure, yet we cannot take for granted the knowledge and development gained, I remain optimistic for the future always, we cannot escape from the reality we live in, however I am pleased with the work we are doing, we must continue aggressively protecting and pursuing new business while remaining extremely vigilant.


I look forward to sharing in the coming months many devoted teams, working together, and committed to investing in our vision despite the ongoing pandemic, which is a true sign of greatness.

At JAS People Make the Difference!



Eugenio Fumo
CEO, JAS Forwarding (USA)

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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