JAS IN EMEA
JAS NEWS With a Focus on Europe, the Middle East, & Africa
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JAS IN EMEA
JAS NEWS With a Focus on Europe, the Middle East, & Africa
JAS EMEA HQ
Via Passeggiata, 4
JAS continued its commitment to expanding its customer base in sales meetings held the first week of February in Cassano D’ Adda, Italy. As the top management and sales team members from JAS Italy gathered at Fort Viscontea for the 2017 sales meeting, they were joined by JAS Worldwide President and CEO, Mr. Marco Rebuffi, and JAS Executive Vice President (EVP) of Sales and Marketing, Mr. Stefano Redditi, via live stream from the Global Administration Campus in Atlanta, USA. This important meeting was also joined and had representation on a global scale from all three JAS Regions ; Asia Pacific (APAC), EMEA (Europe, The Middle East, & Africa), and The Americas.
Representing JAS APAC was Mr. Tomas Sonntag EVP of APAC, Mr. Roderick Hoffman of Thailand, Mr. Christian Wolf Managing Director Japan, Mr Marc Michelmann of Singapore, Daniele Iussa of Thailand, Mr. Giuseppe Favrin of Japan, Andrea Azzimonti Sales in China, and Marta Masetto of Hong Kong.
Representing JAS EMEA was Mr. Stephane Jarmache President U.A.E., and Andrea Avitabile Sales U.A.E..
Representing JAS Americas was Mr. Claudio Testa President JAS Mexico and Ariel Vaccaro Managing Director Argentina.
The two days of meetings were focused on how to grow sales in JAS Italy, one of the most important areas of business for JAS. The meetings aid the entire team in growing, getting new ideas, and strategizing together. Collaboration is one of the most important ways that a team can grow, and these meetings aimed at facilitating that collaboration.
Mr. Stefano Redditi is quoted saying “JAS Italy did a fantastic job in organizing this meeting, the message was clear and I am sure the local sales team is ready to tackle 2017! I particularly liked the town hall style session when the colleagues from overseas were asked specific questions from the Italian colleagues audience” .
JPO&G UAE recently had a Break-Bulk movement on a part charter which called on Mussafah Port, Abu Dhabi.
The JAS client is Dodsal and the business was secured by our DXB office in Dubai. The cargo to be shipped was 12 units of Gas Floatation Skids, with a total of approx. 5200 CBM.
Dodsal had outsourced the manufacturing to Process Group International located in Abu Dhabi.
The terms of shipment was EXW PGI. JAS Projects - Oil & Gas (JPOG) in DXB had negotiated the vessel and its arrangements and JPOG AUH was responsible for the On Shore Operations.
The cargo was moved from the shipper yard on the 20th, & 21st night, and being OOG in nature it could be transported only during 1AM – 5 AM.
The vessel was initially expected to arrive at the port on the 27th, however it came into berth on the morning of the 22nd.
Loading operations were carried out on December 22nd and 23rd with success.
JAS NGO Logistics Division proudly presented its services by exhibiting at the Aidex, a two-day events held in Brussels on November 16-17, 2016.
Salvatore Lauro Division Manager and Federico Delvo’ Operation Manager presided over the stand, interacted with clients, visitors and stakeholders.
Representatives from JAS Forwarding UK, JAS Forwarding Belgium and Necotrans were also present.
JAS NGO Logistics Division is a dedicated vertical within the JAS network.
Our mission is to bring support to populations in distress by delivering relief cargo securely and on time. JAS NGO Logistics has a dedicated team of experts that operate under challenging conditions: conflicts, past conflict territories, areas struck by natural disaster or famine.
JAS NGO Logistics Division offers freight forwarding and logistics services to humanitarian agencies, organizations and Governments.
For any information, please contact:
O: +39.06.60236/F: 39. 06. 60236.380
Since 2003, as part of the JAS global network, we have serviced the Israel market. We have been working with our exclusive agent structure, Krief Albatros, who has been our partner in Israel since the beginning. Specializing in the Projects - Oil & Gas vertical, we have the service capabilities to provide turnkey solutions that include customs brokerage into Israel, as well as cargo insurance and inland transport. JAS understands the importance of the Israel marketplace and wants you to know we have the experience, people, and resources to help.
With offices in Israel that include Tel Aviv, Ben Gurion, Haifa, Rishon LeZion, TLV airport and Ashdod, we have access to the specialized equipment to manage any size project. JAS also has partnered with Krief Albatros as they are the only Israeli logistics provider certified for ISO 9001:2009 in the domain of Oil and Energy.
Air and Ocean freight forwarding
Project Logistics Management
Air and Marine Charter
With an entire division dedicated to Projects – Oil & Gas, we have proven experience with logistics services such as shore-base inventory management, local purchase and complete warehouse management. Our Israeli footprint works in conjunction with our Israel desk in New Jersey. Our NJ desk is dedicated to the U.S.- Israel trade lane with weekly consolidated shipments, as well as the ability to prepare the necessary export documents which are an Israeli Authority requirement.
Completed projects from 2009 to 2016 include industry specific projects such as Oil & Gas, Mining, Power and Infrastructure that involved charter vessels and aircrafts, warehouse management, and inland out of gauge transportation. Often times our industry specific clients require our knowledge of Ministry of Energy Licensing, Petroleum laws, and require use of cranes and forklifts in addition to supply management. If implant employees are required for base management to real estate use of an office, yard and warehouse, we can oblige with our 24/7 English speaking staff.
Specialized services include working Saturdays and Holidays where a fleet of vans, trucks and various forklift types are available for use. With offices at both Ashdod and Haifa Ports, we can easily execute because of our proximity for same day delivery, after customs release.
Understanding the needs of our Projects – Oil & Gas and related clients is key. Reach out to either Michael Onorato or Carmen Perez with your Israel inquiry. We can help.
The JAS Projects - Oil & Gas (JAS PO&G) scope of work on this large project was to arrange pre-carriage from the FCA( Free Carrier) Supplier in Italy, arrange full charters to Port Antwerp, and then receive cargo under hook up to the final job site.
This project consisted of several large modules. A few of the largest ones were L31 m x W6.3m x H 6.7m and GWT 170 Metric Tons. To ensure smooth planning and execution of the project, JAS PO&G flew our Project Manager and Transportation Engineer in for a pre-operations meeting and inspection of the freight. JAS PO&G Houston performed a detailed route study to determine the most feasible route, identifying civil work, route improvement, height barriers and permit requirements. JAS PO&G Houston pre-planned and closely coordinated with the Department of Transportation and utility/electrical companies to remove all the barriers and obstructions, in order to expedite permits within a reasonable time frame to meet the project delivery deadline.
All oversized cargo was self-unloaded on stands at Port Chioggia, for safe handling of the cargo and to avoid the high costs of hiring a crane. The JAS client's requirement was to stow all cargo under deck, considering the dimensions and height of the cargo JAS PO&G Houston narrowed down their choice to three carriers who would have suitable ships to accommodate all of this freight under deck. JAS PO&G Houston obtained specifcations of the ship and prepared detailed stowage plans along with the lifting, securing and lashing drawings on the nominated vessel. Our team, including the Transportation Engineer, Project Manager, and Surveyor were in attendance to supervise the loading, securing and lashing operation to ensure it met all safety standards both at the origin and discharge point in Antwerp.
July 18, 2016 – Cargolux Airlines International S.A. honors its top customers, including JAS Forwarding Worldwide, for their continued support and trustful cooperation by adding their name and logos to the livery of its aircraft with a ‘Powered By’ slogan.
The first three Cargolux 747 freighters now carry the added branding of a major customer, one being JAS Forwarding Worldwide, each logo along with the familiar, distinctive Cargolux colors. More company names will appear on additional members of the fleet in the near future and JAS is honored to be one of the first customers honored with a "Powered By" slogan. With this gesture, Cargolux underlines the importance of its successful long-term relations with the world’s freight forwarders who play an important role in the global supply chains and who continue to power Cargolux’s success. JAS knows that long-term partnerships with their carriers, like the one maintained with Cargolux, are paramount to long term success in the freight forwarding industry and we are excited to be part of this distinguished campaign.
"For JAS, the customer is everything," said Stefano Redditi, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for JAS. "To better serve our customers we need partners that will listen and respond to our needs fast! Cargolux has been one of those key partners for JAS for many years. We are happy to fly some of our cargo on an airplane which now carries our logo."
Cargolux has begun to apply the branding of its partners to its aircraft during festive celebrations in the presence of customers representatives and Cargolux management. The combined colors will appear throughout the Cargolux network on airports around the world. This was the case on Monday July 18, 2016 when JAS Forwarding Worldwide management and Cargolux management witnessed and celebrated the unveiling of the "Powered By JAS Forwarding Worldwide" insignia on one of their 747 freighters.
“For Cargolux, 2016 is the ‘Year of the Customer,'” says Niek van der Weide, Cargolux EVP Sales & Marketing. “We focus our efforts and energy on what our partners in the industry require from us and strive to offer perfect solutions for their needs. Working with our customers in a mutually beneficial partnership, it is an honor for Cargolux to carry their name and logos on its freighters as a sign of friendship and the strengthening of our common goals.”
About Cargolux Airlines International
Cargolux, based in Luxembourg, is Europe’s leading all-cargo airline with a modern and efficient fleet composed of 13 Boeing 747-8 freighters and 11 Boeing 747-400 freighters. The Cargolux worldwide network covers 90 destinations, some 70 of which are served on scheduled all-cargo flights. The company has more than 85 offices in over 50 countries, and operates an extensive global trucking network to more than 250 destinations as well as full and part-charter services. Cargolux also offers third- party maintenance at its modern two-bay maintenance hangar in Luxembourg. The company is specialized in B747 line and hangar maintenance up to and including C-Checks. It offers a range of specialized maintenance services and holds line maintenance approval for 777 aircraft. The Cargolux Group employs close to 1,900 staff worldwide.
JAS Forwarding is pleased to present the new management team for our important Trade Lane Germany – USA. Benjamin Gundlach, based in Munich, just joined JAS Germany as the new Trade Lane Director for the US beginning in May, 2016. Before he joined JAS Germany, Benjamin worked as Trade Lane Manager in Munich for the last year, right after returning from Atlanta, GA, where he worked as a Trade Lane/Sales Manager also with focus on Germany.
His counterpart, Bjoern Wiede, Trade Lane Director for Germany and based in Atlanta, GA, is a German-educated freight forwarder and has been living in the US for 13 years. Bjoern joined JAS in the beginning of February and most recently worked as Trade Lane Manager for the USA and Europe with a major forwarder.
With Germany being one of the top five trading partners for the USA and the USA being the number one trading partner for Germany, “Made in Germany” as a seal of quality is highly recognized amongst US companies driving exports and imports between both countries. Most German companies have since long established a foothold in the US market and are supplying American companies and consumers with their products and vice versa. The main industries that drive the trade between these economic powers have for several years remained but are not limited to manufacturing, healthcare and chemical, and of course, the automotive industries.
Benjamin’s and Bjoern’s focus will be to intensify JAS customer relations with German and American prospects, develop new business initiatives, and expand the current business relationship with our local and global JAS customer base geared towards their trade lane.
The current customer service oriented setup in both countries, with Air and Ocean services as well as Brokerage solutions, is making JAS a strong and reliable partner for any customer needing freight forwarding services. Besides JAS' own weekly consolidated ocean container, which is routed through our gateway in Hamburg to Charleston, SC we have regular air freight consolidations in place with two or more uplifts per week from the gateway in FRA to IAH, ATL, SFO, ORD and JFK.
Next to intensifying new and current customer relations, the team’s goal is also to increase the existing range of services. The plan is to also implement consolidation services in the USA with regular air freight schedules to Frankfurt and additional consolidated ocean containers to the USA and vice versa.
JAS Germany and JAS USA have committed themselves to push the growth and the customer satisfaction on the USA – Germany trade lane and we are excited to welcome Benjamin and Bjoern to the team to spearhead this initiative.
The biannual JAS Germany management meeting was held May 12 & 13, 2016 in Neu-Isenburg/Germany. 26 participants from all German branches met to evaluate current national and global programs to share best practices and to set priorities for the coming months.
One key topic was the successful roll out of our CargoWise One (C1) System in Germany, effective April 1, 2016. Our globally used software enables JAS Germany to now provide JAS Worldwide Service Standards to all of our customers. Juergen Erdt (JAS MD Germany) said: “To make this roll out a success, we had the full engagement of the JAS Germany employees, together with our overseas colleagues, supporting this important milestone!”
The stand out of the meeting was to welcome the Management teams of China and USA in Germany. The Chinese team was led by Mr. Gabriele Benedetti (CEO JAS China), Mrs. Lavinia Chan (Sales Director Southern China), and Mr. Andrea Azzimonti (Sales Director Northern & Central China), supported by Mr. Bernd Meyer (VP Sales Asia). The USA team was composed of Mr. Adrian Emmenegger (President & CEO of JAS USA), Mr. Tony Romano (VP Sales & Marketing USA), and Mr. Bjoern Wiede (Trade Lane Director).
This joined meeting was the ideal platform to present and strengthen two of the most important trade regions for JAS Germany. The encounter enabled German management to meet personally with key managers and allowed for very constructive conversations on our strategies, our best practices and our next actions to develop our services. With full commitment from all parties, this event will positively impact the development of the JAS Worldwide trade-lane strategy, and continue our reach for total customer satisfaction goals.
JAS in Johannesburg was recently awarded the transportation and logistics contract for the Gateway to Space exhibition at the Johannesburg Convention Centre in South Africa.
Quick facts about the exhibition
Scope of work handled by JAS South Africa
Timing was critical as the exhibition started on the 1st June 2016, and time was not on our side.
20 x 40’cntrs were shipped ex Amsterdam to Johannesburg under a Carnet ATA. These containers had to be delivered in specific sequential order at specific times to facilitate the off-loading and unpacking on site.
Due to the fragility of the material, the Contractor Media 24 had to fly in a professional team to co-ordinate and facilitate the unpacking and assembling of the artifacts.
The exhibition will run for two months and then has to be re-exported to a country still to be determined in Europe. JAS will be appointed for the export.
The delivery fortunately went without any incidents and in true JAS fashion, we applied a personal touch to ensure service excellence.
Congratulations to the job well done by the JAS South Africa team, our Gateway to Space!
Did you know Belgium was declared independent on October 4th, 1830, after a revolution that started August 25th that same year? JAS Belgium, as a fully owned subsidiary, was founded much later.
After an introduction meeting with Stefan Sigg, the executive vice president of the JAS EMEA Region, organized by René Kruse from JAS Netherlands, followed some time later by a meeting with JAS President and CEO Marco Rebuffi and Stefan Sigg, the foundations for the birth of JAS Forwarding Worldwide Belgium NV, were made.
With the official opening on April 1st 2011, JAS BE started its activities with a total staff of nine employees. Their primary task was to safeguard the customer base in to and out of Belgium, previously handled by a former agent, representing JAS in the area. Today, just after their 5th anniversary, they have a team of 24 professionals in place, out of which six run the Brussels airport office and the remainder are based in Antwerp. JAS Belguim also houses four JAS Projects - Oil and Gas colleagues in their Antwerp office.
JAS Belgium is proud to say that out of the nine pioneers who started up at JAS Belgium, only one employee is no longer with the team. The rest of the team is still fully on board today. Client retention is important, and therefore staff retention is even more important!
Business wise, JAS BE started off with 100 percent of its business controlled by overseas offices. Today, this number is around 67 percent control of our business in Belgium. This turn around was possible by offering customers more than just a rate. JAS Belgium offers full visibility, reporting and traceable communication, and 24/7 support at all operations and management levels. This approach has allowed JAS Belgium to convince major shippers & importers to trust JAS with their business. In fact, many clients awarded JAS Belgium more lanes than initially planned, thanks to our proactive and professional approach.
In 2015, JAS BE was also awarded the AEO-certification.
JAS BE was an unknown freight forwarder prior 2011 in Belgium. In fact, even today JAS is not yet commonly known in the BE market which by default is a great opportunity. We are the challenger and we can make the difference!
Now, as a new important milestone, JAS Belgium has acquired its own JAS-branded truck, which will cover the Belgium territory to handle pick-ups and deliveries. This brings JAS Belgium to another level to guarantee the best and timely services for our customers.
For any questions, requests or quotes, please do not hesitate to contact the JAS Belgium team!
With the slow streaming trend initiated by ocean carriers, coupled with unexpected congestion in some of the major ports, the JAS Sea/Air product has been a major cost-saving alternative for many customers across the globe.
When ocean freight becomes too late to supply its customers or factories, Sea/Air service is an alternative instead of paying high cost direct air freight transportation. Dubai is home to one of the world’s largest airports and its unique location makes it the earth’s natural hub.
All major carriers operate directly in and out of the United Arab Emirates, making it an ideal location with a unique cost savings advantage. Combining geographical advantage by linking Asia to the rest of the world, along with outstanding local infrastructure, both DXB and DWC cargo terminals are designed to meet the needs of customers with EFFICIENT AND COST SAVINGS SOLUTIONS.
Whether your cargo is destined for Europe, the Americas or Africa, JAS – through its Jebel Ali & DXB hubs can provide the best quality & price for Sea/Air services. Although limited to specific products, the service is used with great success for e-goods, mid fashion retail and from origins where uplift is scarce.
For more information, please contact your local JAS office in APAC, EMEA or North America.
With the help of JAS’ Government Logistics Services team, the Finnish Air Force was able to temporarily import aircraft equipment to conduct an 18 month training mission at China Lake Naval Air Station, CA. First, aircraft and crew equipment cleared Customs on the flight line of Scott Air Force Base, the initial tech stop in the US. Special thanks to Indira Coomar and Ihab Nakhla for their detailed planning and execution; the process went off without a hitch.
In order to ensure that the naval expeditionary forces stay in the air collaborative effort between the Navy ATAC Program, Marine Corps, and JAS Government Logistics, the team needs to work together and focus on getting the job done the right way.
The Finnish Air Force's main combat fleet consists of Boeing F/A-18C and F/A-18D Hornet multi role fighters. In addition to aircraft, air surveillance radars and a range of simulators are included in the service's inventory.
The training mission runs through December, 2017, so AOG shipments will be a regular occurrence in addition to the routine maintenance activity involved with supporting four fighter jets.
JAS Government Logistics Services include:
Comprehensive & detailed Standard Operative Procedures for safe control of all aircraft assets
“Wheels Up” Customs Clearance to ensure that all Aircraft on Ground (AOG) shipments are not delayed
Dedicated Aircraft Logistics staff available 24/7 to react to the customers needs worldwide
Serving US Naval nodes around the Globe:
Omida Sea & Air / Omida Group
JAS is proud of the partnerships made with agents around the world. Continuously expanding our network and gaining new insights into new markets with every new partnership is one of the many things that make JAS the company it is.
In Poland, JAS is proud to be partners with Omida Sea & Air / Omida Group, headquartered in Gdansk, Poland.
When asked about their relationship with JAS, Omida responded with the below:
"Thank you very much for the opportunity to be a part of the JAS Worldwide Team by Omida Sea & Air / Omida Group.
We welcomed the possibility of cooperating with a global corporation like JAS.
Your successful strategies and shared values make it head and shoulders above the randomly chosen competition. In the past, we needed to use unknown agents to assist us with moving cargo, with their service level unfamiliar to us. Having such a reliable partner like JAS, not only can we have access to the global JAS network and JAS countries and markets worldwide, but it [also] gives us a professional stability both in service and credit terms.
The netting system is a useful tool to assist in the handling [of] the cash flow among the group and that same tool lead us to partner with JAS. JAS has the financial stability and a sprawling network of global offices to assist us with our customers.
Furthermore, by partnering with JAS we can enter aggressively into new accounts and sell the JAS brand with its extensive knowledge of different commodities and act as a global company – especially now that we compete in a market overwhelmed by global corporations, the need for a strong partnership is of the utmost importance.
JAS also benefits from Omida, with it being the number one group in Poland in terms of dynamic growth in 2015 - (transport/forwarding/logistics profile)! Our consecutive development over the past years has allowed us to create one of the most recognized Polish forwarding brands, with over 300 employees in 10 branches across the country, as well as with around 50 of our own trucks and customs broker agency with AEO, FIATA, IATA accreditations.
In the last nine months, we nominated JAS to handle over 500 of our containers (around 640 TEU) and we are positive that the volume will keep on increasing year by year.
Each of these elements has contributed to JAS being an appealing partner for the long term in our business ventures!
We want to be part of your success!"
JAS is happy to be a partner to Omida and looks forward to working with them in the long term!
JAS Projects – Oil & Gas is proud to announce that we will participate in several exhibitions in April and May 2016. We will have exclusive booths at Breakbulk Africa in Johannesburg, OTC in Houston, as well as Breakbulk Europe in Antwerp, where we will also be the official Lanyard Sponsor.
As an independent business unit of JAS Forwarding, JAS PO&G is providing tailor-made logistics services to EPC and power clients, mining and O&G companies, rig operators, and service and supply companies engaged in drilling and exploration. JAS PO&G offers complete turnkey logistics solutions for plant and infrastructure construction projects of any scale.
Please stop by and visit us at the Breakbulk Africa Exhibition Johannesburg April 6-7, 2016 – Booth No. 307, at the OTC in Houston May 2-5, 2016 – Booth No. 4751 and at the Breakbulk Europe Exhibition in Antwerp May 24-26, 2016 – Booth No. 934H4 for the opportunity to meet our global team.
JAS Motorsports is proud to be a sponsor of Marit Stromoy, the first and only woman in history to thus far win an F1 World Cup Event!
The tidal wave of interest generated by Marit Stromoy following her epic win in the Grand Prix of Sharjah last year continues, with the first woman in history to win an F1H2O Grand Prix being understandably recognized for her outstanding achievement back home in Norway.
The 39-year-old received the accolade of athlete of the year at a glittering awards gala in Sandefjord, ahead of a host of national and international sporting stars. “The award is a great recognition [for] the sport, in competition with other more well-known sports in Norway. It's not often a motorsport, especially powerboats, is even mentioned in these contexts.”
Stromoy has been in demand in the sport press and on national TV but has also crossed the sporting divide, guesting on prime time TV on Scandinavia’s number celebrity talk show appearing alongside Abba’s Bjørn Ulvaeus. “It’s been hectic to say the least. We've had a lot of nationwide media exposure and hopefully, it will help us in the very important chase for sponsorship that we're facing these days.”
The next show after receiving the award for Marit was the F1H2O season-opener in Dubai on March 2-4.
JAS is a proud sponsor and the logistics provider for Marit, and handles the logistics and transportation of all of her racing equipment for her races all over the world.
JAS Projects - Oil & Gas MENA and JAS Projects - Oil & Gas India took on the challenge and are currently handing a Gas Processing Project in Saudi Arabia for a customer. Recently, two heavy lift shipments have been moved from the Hazira port in India to the Duba port of Saudi Arabia.
The Duba port is located in the northwest of Saudi Arabia on the coast of the Red Sea, about 180 km from Tabuk city, and approximately 1000 km from the city of Jeddah that is accessible by coastal highway that passes through the major port and industrial city of Yanbu. Transport out of Duba is quite challenging, not only because of the remote location but also because the port lacks the facilities to assist in a transport of this magnitude. Therefore, careful planning and strategy on behalf of the JAS PO&G team have been required to make sure the transports have been handled correctly each time, and continue to be handled properly.
JAS PO&G MENA & PO&G India have transported all of the cargo from the client’s yard to the deep-water port of Hazira located 20 miles southwest of Surat, India. From there, they loaded the cargo onto a self-geared vessel and moved to the Duba Port, 3518 nautical miles away. From the Duba port, the JAS PO&G team received the cargo under the hook and transported the shipment to the destination site, safely and on time, each time.
For this project, and all projects, the JAS PO&G team works hard to get the project done safely and correctly. Currently, approximately 4300 CBM have been moved for this project with 5200 CMB currently being loaded at the Hazira Port.
JAS PROJECTS – OIL & GAS recently transported a CO2 Stripper column from a fabricator yard in Jubail, Saudi Arabia, to a petrochemical project site located in Jubail Industrial City 2.
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