Insights: The Pharma & Healthcare Blog

PROVIDING VISIBILITY TO THE
CHEMICAL SUPPLY CHAIN

Beakers

With global chemicals employing more than 20,000,000 people and an annual sales of almost $ 5 trillion, chemicals represents one of the largest interacting industries, delivering its products to many different sectors.

The chemical market is undergoing transformation so companies need to adopt. This, combined with predicted annual growth in all regions until 2023, will create challenges for supply chain management.

JAS is ideally positioned to provide the expertise and tools needed to successfully support its customers supply chain needs. With our industry leading IT tools we can help our clients with purchase order management as well as freight management on the export side.

We will ensure that your goods arrive in time and in full anywhere in the world. JAS has a global reach and is represented in all regions.

NEWS FROM JAS

Chemical

JAS Saudi Arabia Partnership Drives Growth

The JAS Saudi Arabia team commits to the successful progression of its partnership with petrochemical industry leader SABIC in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. As part of its dedication to providing the highest level of customer service, the team successfully chartered a flight to transport a turbine rotor from Tokyo, Japan, to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.  

With support from JAS Japan’s logistics and supply chain management staff, the door-to-door delivery was completed before SABIC’s requested timeline. The quick decision-making skills of the JAS Saudi Arabia team contributed to the success of their requested task.  

SABIC’s promise to build a better tomorrow extends to its collaborations with other companies across the globe. Its ongoing partnership with JAS Saudi Arabia has facilitated its mission and vision by ensuring timely access to the products it needs to achieve its goals.  

JAS Saudi Arabia’s dedicated team of logistics and supply chain experts can meet or exceed any expectations regardless of the level of difficulty or urgency. We look forward to continuing to fulfill our partnership with SABIC and others within the petrochemical industry who rely on our expertise to meet their needs.

Container Ship
UPDATED Customer Advisory: Red Sea Attacks and Suez Canal Bypass

Current Situation  

Two and a half months into the crisis, the immediate risk situation in the Red Sea has not improved, and multiple new attacks with high frequency have been witnessed in the region this past week. The long-term impact on container shipping remains uncertain. Continued geopolitical tensions, logistical challenges, and potential for disruptions contribute to an environment of volatility. Shippers and industry stakeholders are advised to remain informed and adjust their strategies accordingly. 

Industry Insights, Facts & Market Developments 

Below are some additional key facts and market developments surrounding the situation, including a timeline of major events.  

  • Drewry’s WCI composite index, indicates a further 2% decline compared to last week. It is important to note that although the Index has decreased, it is still significantly higher than pre-pandemic levels and the 10-year average.  
  • Spot rates from the US East Coast to Asia begin to rise, mirroring the earlier increases observed on European and Mediterranean routes reported last week.  
  • Both MSC and Maersk announced additional vessels to be deployed on their Transpacific service due to the extended Cape of Good Hope route. 
  • Hapag Lloyd reported two days ago that the Red Sea and Suez Canal routes continue to be avoided. A shuttle service connecting Red Sea cargo via Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to Europe, North America, and Latin America has been implemented.  
  • CMA-CGM had one 16,000 TEU vessel complete its southbound transit two days ago with others clearly intending to plan to transit in the coming week. The same information seems to be reflected in the carriers’ official schedules.  
  • Industry experts again urge shippers to review their insurance coverage for transit, cargo loss and General Average.  
  • US CENTCOM successfully continued to conduct strikes against missile launchers on land, preventing use this past week. Counter activities included intercepting a drone submarine launched by the Houthis. 

Our commitment 

JAS Worldwide will continue to monitor the situation and keep you duly updated. Our public website update will occur once per week, every Friday.  

For any more detailed and/or shipment specific information, or alternative solutions, please contact your local JAS office.

JAS UK proudly announces its Wholesale Distribution Authorisation (WDA(H)) license from the MHRA, reinforcing its commitment to innovative solutions for global healthcare delivery.
JAS UK Expands Pharma and Healthcare Division with WDA(H) Licence

JAS UK proudly announces that it has been granted its Wholesale Distribution Authorisation (WDA(H)) license from the UK's Medicine and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) for its Pharma and Healthcare Division.  

In addition to the GDP certified network JAS has developed, this achievement marks a significant milestone for JAS as it reinforces its commitment to providing innovative solutions for the international delivery of pharmaceutical products. With more operations spanning over 100 countries and a team of more than 7,000 professionals, JAS is known for its comprehensive logistics solutions and dedication to customer satisfaction.

Adrian Frodsham, Regional Director for JAS, said: "We are pleased to have been granted our WDA(H) license after a stringent audit process. JAS UK's Pharma and Healthcare division prides itself of offering innovative solutions for the international delivery of pharmaceutical products, further enhancing the growth of our pre-established healthcare division."

While boasting an established healthcare division across its global network, the acquisition of the WDA(H) license empowers the UK division to seamlessly connect with its more than 40 GDP (Good Distribution Practice) certified overseas stations, enhancing its capabilities for handling pharmaceutical shipments.

Committed to adhering to the highest standards of quality and compliance, JAS UK has developed a purpose-built healthcare and pharmaceutical Electronic Quality Management System (QMS). This system, coupled with the WDA(H) license, further solidifies JAS's position as a trusted operator within the logistics industry.
In line with its expansion efforts, JAS UK's Pharma and Healthcare Division recently inaugurated a state-of-the-art temperature-controlled storage facility in London. Spread across 5000 square feet, this facility features two CRT rooms designed to accommodate products requiring temperatures of 15°C to 25°C. Strategically located near London Heathrow Airport, the facility ensures the integrity of pharmaceutical products throughout the supply chain, providing customers with a safe, secure, and efficient door-to-door service.

JAS UK remains committed to delivering exceptional services to its Pharma and healthcare customers, leveraging its expertise, infrastructure, and technological capabilities to meet evolving industry demands.

For more information email GB-Pharma@jas.com.

Blue Whale with Cargo Ship in the Background
Setting Sail Towards Sustainability: The Impact of California's Vessel Speed Reduction Program on Blue Whales and Beyond

Protecting Blue Whales and Blue Skies is a voluntary Vessel Speed Reduction (VSR) Program along the coast of California which incentivizes companies to incorporate sustainable shipping practices across their global supply chain. By creating seasonal and predictable slow speed zones, this program helps companies protect endangered whales, reduce fuel use and regional greenhouse gas emissions, and improve air quality and human health outcomes.

The program runs each year from mid-May to December to coincide with peak ozone and whale feeding and migration. The program covers two geographic regions, one along the Southern California coast and one outside the San Francisco Bay Area.

Since 2014, the program has achieved an estimated 44% decrease in the risk of whale strikes. 

As an ambassador, JAS engages with its shipping partners operating in the area, recognizes the shared vision and commitment with those already involved in vessel speed reduction, and further encourages other ocean carriers to participate in the program. 

“What makes the BWBS initiative stand out is that it not only addresses carbon emissions, but also safeguards biodiversity. By voluntarily reducing vessel speed (VSR) along the California coast, ocean carriers commit to protecting blue whales and raising industry awareness. JAS supports this initiative and will further engage its logistics partners on the key role whales play in the environment and our responsibility to improve the ocean ecosystem.” -Andrea Goeman, SVP QHSE & Sustainability, JAS Worldwide
“Being an ambassador for the BWBS Program is a great initiative towards more sustainable ocean freight solutions. It is a way to further engage with our carriers, with whom we share values towards a sustainable transformation, and an example of how collaboration can be beneficial for the logistics ecosystem, our customers, and the environment.” -Lars Huebecker, EVP Global Head of Ocean Freight
Ships docked at the port during breathtaking sunset.
UPDATED Customer Advisory: Red Sea Attacks and Suez Canal Bypass

Completing nine weeks of the Red Sea crisis, a tentative new normal emerges. While the timeline for re-routing through the region remains unclear, ocean carriers have largely adapted their schedules and ports of call, suggesting fewer operational disruptions on both primary and backhaul routes going forward. However, experts urge caution, emphasizing the inherent volatility of the situation and the potential for future flare-ups. 

Industry Insights, Facts & Market Developments 

Below are some additional key facts and market developments surrounding the situation.  

  • Leading analysts predict a prolonged Red Sea closure, which could last through 2024. Shippers should remain vigilant for further supply/demand disruptions. The only remaining carriers who traverse the Red Sea are smaller Asian carriers. 
  • The Houthi claim to be attacking only US, UK, and Israeli ships, but experts state this is rather subjective, and all ships are at risk in the Red Sea. 
  • US CENTCOM successfully intercepted missiles launched by Houthis in the past week, as well as launching several counterattacks.  
  • All major carriers continue to go around the Cape with extended Transit time and higher costs to follow. The supply chain has started to adjust to the new reality.  
  • More information has come out on EU Operation Aspides, which is set to last for one year, be purely defensive in nature with no attacks on Yemeni soil, and based on Greece.  
  • Hapag Lloyd is reducing their Operational Recovery Surcharge from US East and Gulf Coast to Asia effective February 16th, today, which was initially implemented February 5th only. While back haul related, a sign of relief. 
  • Drewry’s WCI, released yesterday, indicated that from Asia to Europe and the Mediterranean, it continued to decline, but the pace of decline slowed compared to the past week.  
  • Backhaul rates from Europe and the Mediterranean to Asia seem to be catching up, reacting to the crisis. Xeneta reported a 68% rise in North Europe to Asia and a 45% increase in Mediterranean rates since December 31st, 2023.  

Our Commitment 

JAS Worldwide will continue to monitor the situation and keep you duly updated. Our public website update will occur once per week, every Friday.  

For any more detailed and / or shipment specific information, or alternative solutions, please contact your local JAS office.  

NEWS FROM JAS

Chemical

JAS Saudi Arabia Partnership Drives Growth

Team members in Saudi Arabia and Japan step up to serve petrochemical industry leader

February 1, 2022

The JAS Saudi Arabia team commits to the successful progression of its partnership with petrochemical industry leader SABIC in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. As part of its dedication to providing the highest level of customer service, the team successfully chartered a flight to transport a turbine rotor from Tokyo, Japan, to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.  

With support from JAS Japan’s logistics and supply chain management staff, the door-to-door delivery was completed before SABIC’s requested timeline. The quick decision-making skills of the JAS Saudi Arabia team contributed to the success of their requested task.  

SABIC’s promise to build a better tomorrow extends to its collaborations with other companies across the globe. Its ongoing partnership with JAS Saudi Arabia has facilitated its mission and vision by ensuring timely access to the products it needs to achieve its goals.  

JAS Saudi Arabia’s dedicated team of logistics and supply chain experts can meet or exceed any expectations regardless of the level of difficulty or urgency. We look forward to continuing to fulfill our partnership with SABIC and others within the petrochemical industry who rely on our expertise to meet their needs.

Our Top Story

JAS UK proudly announces its Wholesale Distribution Authorisation (WDA(H)) license from the MHRA, reinforcing its commitment to innovative solutions for global healthcare delivery.

JAS UK Expands Pharma and Healthcare Division with WDA(H) Licence

JAS UK proudly announces that it has been granted its Wholesale Distribution Authorisation (WDA(H)) license from the UK's Medicine and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) for its Pharma and Healthcare Division.  

In addition to the GDP certified network JAS has developed, this achievement marks a significant milestone for JAS as it reinforces its commitment to providing innovative solutions for the international delivery of pharmaceutical products. With more operations spanning over 100 countries and a team of more than 7,000 professionals, JAS is known for its comprehensive logistics solutions and dedication to customer satisfaction.

Adrian Frodsham, Regional Director for JAS, said: "We are pleased to have been granted our WDA(H) license after a stringent audit process. JAS UK's Pharma and Healthcare division prides itself of offering innovative solutions for the international delivery of pharmaceutical products, further enhancing the growth of our pre-established healthcare division."

While boasting an established healthcare division across its global network, the acquisition of the WDA(H) license empowers the UK division to seamlessly connect with its more than 40 GDP (Good Distribution Practice) certified overseas stations, enhancing its capabilities for handling pharmaceutical shipments.

Committed to adhering to the highest standards of quality and compliance, JAS UK has developed a purpose-built healthcare and pharmaceutical Electronic Quality Management System (QMS). This system, coupled with the WDA(H) license, further solidifies JAS's position as a trusted operator within the logistics industry.
In line with its expansion efforts, JAS UK's Pharma and Healthcare Division recently inaugurated a state-of-the-art temperature-controlled storage facility in London. Spread across 5000 square feet, this facility features two CRT rooms designed to accommodate products requiring temperatures of 15°C to 25°C. Strategically located near London Heathrow Airport, the facility ensures the integrity of pharmaceutical products throughout the supply chain, providing customers with a safe, secure, and efficient door-to-door service.

JAS UK remains committed to delivering exceptional services to its Pharma and healthcare customers, leveraging its expertise, infrastructure, and technological capabilities to meet evolving industry demands.

For more information email GB-Pharma@jas.com.

more news from jas

UPDATED Customer Advisory: Red Sea Attacks and Suez Canal Bypass

...Read More

UPDATED Customer Advisory: Red Sea Attacks and Suez Canal Bypass

Current Situation  

Two and a half months into the crisis, the immediate risk situation in the Red Sea has not improved, and multiple new attacks with high frequency have been witnessed in the region this past week. The long-term impact on container shipping remains uncertain. Continued geopolitical tensions, logistical challenges, and potential for disruptions contribute to an environment of volatility. Shippers and industry stakeholders are advised to remain informed and adjust their strategies accordingly. 

Industry Insights, Facts & Market Developments 

Below are some additional key facts and market developments surrounding the situation, including a timeline of major events.  

  • Drewry’s WCI composite index, indicates a further 2% decline compared to last week. It is important to note that although the Index has decreased, it is still significantly higher than pre-pandemic levels and the 10-year average.  
  • Spot rates from the US East Coast to Asia begin to rise, mirroring the earlier increases observed on European and Mediterranean routes reported last week.  
  • Both MSC and Maersk announced additional vessels to be deployed on their Transpacific service due to the extended Cape of Good Hope route. 
  • Hapag Lloyd reported two days ago that the Red Sea and Suez Canal routes continue to be avoided. A shuttle service connecting Red Sea cargo via Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to Europe, North America, and Latin America has been implemented.  
  • CMA-CGM had one 16,000 TEU vessel complete its southbound transit two days ago with others clearly intending to plan to transit in the coming week. The same information seems to be reflected in the carriers’ official schedules.  
  • Industry experts again urge shippers to review their insurance coverage for transit, cargo loss and General Average.  
  • US CENTCOM successfully continued to conduct strikes against missile launchers on land, preventing use this past week. Counter activities included intercepting a drone submarine launched by the Houthis. 

Our commitment 

JAS Worldwide will continue to monitor the situation and keep you duly updated. Our public website update will occur once per week, every Friday.  

For any more detailed and/or shipment specific information, or alternative solutions, please contact your local JAS office.

Setting Sail Towards Sustainability: The Impact of California's Vessel Speed Reduction Program on Blue Whales and Beyond

...Read More

Setting Sail Towards Sustainability: The Impact of California's Vessel Speed Reduction Program on Blue Whales and Beyond

Protecting Blue Whales and Blue Skies is a voluntary Vessel Speed Reduction (VSR) Program along the coast of California which incentivizes companies to incorporate sustainable shipping practices across their global supply chain. By creating seasonal and predictable slow speed zones, this program helps companies protect endangered whales, reduce fuel use and regional greenhouse gas emissions, and improve air quality and human health outcomes.

The program runs each year from mid-May to December to coincide with peak ozone and whale feeding and migration. The program covers two geographic regions, one along the Southern California coast and one outside the San Francisco Bay Area.

Since 2014, the program has achieved an estimated 44% decrease in the risk of whale strikes. 

As an ambassador, JAS engages with its shipping partners operating in the area, recognizes the shared vision and commitment with those already involved in vessel speed reduction, and further encourages other ocean carriers to participate in the program. 

“What makes the BWBS initiative stand out is that it not only addresses carbon emissions, but also safeguards biodiversity. By voluntarily reducing vessel speed (VSR) along the California coast, ocean carriers commit to protecting blue whales and raising industry awareness. JAS supports this initiative and will further engage its logistics partners on the key role whales play in the environment and our responsibility to improve the ocean ecosystem.” -Andrea Goeman, SVP QHSE & Sustainability, JAS Worldwide
“Being an ambassador for the BWBS Program is a great initiative towards more sustainable ocean freight solutions. It is a way to further engage with our carriers, with whom we share values towards a sustainable transformation, and an example of how collaboration can be beneficial for the logistics ecosystem, our customers, and the environment.” -Lars Huebecker, EVP Global Head of Ocean Freight

Caring Connections: JAS Colombia's Support for Indigenous Communities

...Read More

Caring Connections: JAS Colombia's Support for Indigenous Communities

The Emberá people are an indigenous community primarily residing in Colombia, with approximately 50,000 individuals identifying as part of this group. Due to factors such as armed conflict and mining exploitation in their ancestral territories, many Emberá have been forced to leave and migrate to major cities like Bogotá. Despite some support in the capital city of the country, the Emberá community faces discrimination, and efforts to provide basic necessities such as clean water and food are insufficient.


Women and children in the Emberá community are particularly affected by these challenges. Forced to leave their lands, they grapple with societal indifference, language barriers (as Spanish is not their native language), and the struggle to preserve their cultural identity.


Recognizing the need to support local communities, JAS Colombia collaborated with 'El Banquete del Bronx', a local NGO, to visit one of the Emberá settlements in Bogotá. The activity included providing food, hygiene kits and, above all, sharing moments of joy with the little ones by drawing and playing games. This initiative is part of the Bruni Foundation's 'Pay it Forward' program, which empowers JAS employees to become ambassadors of change by actively supporting social and environmental causes.


The event began with a presentation by the local NGO to JAS employees, aiming to raise awareness about the situation of the Emberá and other minority groups – and the reasons behind their migration to urban areas. The presentation underscored the role of every citizen in bringing some hope, aiding their adaptation process, and, more broadly, fostering respect for ethnic communities.


Addressing some of the challenges women and children face within the Emberá community is only one of the initiatives toward a more inclusive and sustainable future that the Bruni Foundation is committed to. Throughout the year, the Bruni Foundation will support various global projects, primarily focusing on these United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Quality Education, No Poverty, Clean Water and Sanitation, and Zero Hunger.

Chemical barrels and tanks.

SERVICES

  • Air & Ocean Global Transportation
  • Door to Door Services
  • IT Management Tools and Analytics
  • Customs Brokerage
  • On site Representation
  • Warehouse & Distribution
  • Projects (Capital Investments)
  • Key Account Management
  • Control Tower Concepts


Petrochemical Plant Extension Video (5:40 running time)

Short Version (2:40 running Time)

Petrochemical Plant Extension Video (5:40 running time)

Short Version (2:40 running Time)

Statistics reveal that the demand for fresh or gourmet​ products is strong and will continue to expand.

Thomas Ohle

Vice President, JAS Chemical Group

No items found.

No items found.

At JAS we understand the complex requirements placed on our customers' supply chains. The chemical industry is undergoing changes and it has become more difficult than ever to effectively manage the timely delivery of the goods. JAS, with over 40 years experience in the logistics field, is ready to support your needs through state of the art visibility and analytics tools, combined with the flexibility to adopt to our customer's requirement.

Thomas Ohle

Vice President, JAS Chemical Group

At JAS we understand the complex requirements placed on our customers' supply chains. The chemical industry is undergoing changes and it has become more difficult than ever to effectively manage the timely delivery of the goods. JAS, with over 40 years experience in the logistics field, is ready to support your needs through state of the art visibility and analytics tools, combined with the flexibility to adopt to our customer's requirement.

EXPERTISE

  • Health, Safety and Environment and Quality Management System
  • ISO Certification ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018
  • Global Regulatory, Safety, and Security Compliance
  • Freight Management
  • P.O. Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Industry Leading IT solutions
  • Hazmat Trained Staff in all Locations
  • ISO Tank management or procurement
  • Flexi Tank management or procurement
  • Demurrage and Detention Management
  • Customs & Regulatory Support and Training
  • Buyer's Consolidations
  • Flexibility​
Truck with chemical signage

No items found.
icon
No items found.
No items found.

People are talking about JAS*

*Actual Customer Comments
Test tubes

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

StarStarStarStarStar

SangGu Lee

Surgical Pharmaceuticals

Korea
Mining equiptment

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

StarStarStarStarStar

Mathilda S.

Mining

South Africa

Electronics board

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

StarStarStarStarStar

Annie L.

Electronics

Taiwan

Fashion show cat walk

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

StarStarStarStarStar

Mayuko I.

Fashion Importer

Japan

Colorful stack of magazines

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

StarStarStarStarStar

Takamasa O.

Print Media Supplier

Japan

Red engine

"JAS has given an outstanding level of support in all areas. Our sincere thanks to the whole JAS team for their patience and diligence."

StarStarStarStarStar

Jo M.

Heavy Equipment

United Kingdom

Clouds and Window graphic

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

StarStarStarStarStar

Renato Z.

Electronics

Italy

Room Interior

“We have always found the JAS service and quality of work to be excellent. We look forward to working together for many more years to come.”

StarStarStarStarStar

Mihyeun Ko

Energy

Korea

Previous arrow
Next arrow

People are talking about JAS*

*Actual Customer Comments
City skyline

“We express our sincere Appreciation for the proficiency of your good onshore team for Customs Clearance of Project Cargo under the Customs Duty Exemption basis in timely manner, and for keeping the proper Record and Reporting.”

StarStarStarStarStar

Hideo K.

Oil & Gas

Saudi Arabia

City skyline

“Thanks for JAS Projects extensive flexibility and in depth know how the shipments have been executed to our and our clients’ full satisfaction even though these were accompanied by circumstances beyond JAS Projects scope that could have had an adverse effect on the project. JAS Projects acted always in an excellent and professional way and proofed to be a reliable partner for our company.”​

StarStarStarStarStar

Danny B.

EPC

Germany

City skyline

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

StarStarStarStarStar

Annie L.

Electronics

Taiwan

Previous arrow
Next arrow

FIND US FAST

JAS CHEMICAL

6195 Barfield Road

Atlanta, Georgia 30328

Frequently asked questions

Our Sites use cookies for analytics purposes. For more information about the cookies we use on our Sites or how you can disable them, please see our Cookie Policy.