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Over a decade ago JAS decided to set up a team of people dedicated to the handling of food products. Since that first idea was implemented we managed to grow substantially our presence in this very important market and now we handle thousands of ocean and airfreight shipments yearly.  

Food sales are constantly exceeding previous records and have been growing steadily through these years of international economic crisis. All the statistics show that the demand for fresh or gourmet products is strong and will continue to expand. For this reason JAS has been developing special services for this industry and is now in position to offer a broad ​variety of unique services that range from the shipment of dry and canned food to fresh and frozen FCL and LCL orders, to the handling of fresh fruits coming from various origins. We handle also daily air shipments of fresh and super-fresh products to many worldwide destinations.

JAS also focuses on providing safety, reliability, competitiveness, and innovation in alcoholic beverages international logistics to support you in growing your business.

In business with importers and exporters for several decades, we are used to providing special care to the your delicate products. Our wine and spirits dedicated service list includes air and sea door-to-door temperature controlled services, specialized teams in export and import countries, state-of-the-art order tracking, a worldwide presence, and passion to serve you in the best manner possible.


Food & Beverage

Green Solutions for Wine Logistics

July 8, 2022

As a part of the larger move towards more sustainable wine production, JAS offers short sea shipping services as an innovative transportation alternative to road freight.

Wine has been produced in the Iberian Peninsula for many centuries.

Throughout Portugal, there are fourteen Delimited Wine Regions. Due to unique geography of the area, a variety of quality wines such as sparkling wines, white wines, red wines, rosé wines, and different kinds of vinegar can be found.

In 2015, Portugal’s Alentejo Region launched its award winning “Alentejo Wine Sustainability Program” (PSVA) in the region’s vineyards, in part, to promote more sustainable wine production environment.

As part of this move towards more sustainable wine production, JAS offers short sea shipping services as an innovative transportation alternative to road freight.

The service operates from Porto in Portugal to the Nordic region. Cargo for the Nordic market is consolidated from all over Spain and Portugal, where it is then shipped to Gothenburg for further distribution in the Nordics.

“This sustainable service option is a way for shippers to reduce direct emissions but also mitigate congested roads and shortage of drivers. It is our ambition to make it simple for our clients to switch to sustainable alternatives without having to recreate their entire supply chain, says Ari Malvela, Head of Road Freight.

Less than container load (LCL) allows you to ship smaller quantities more frequently. With weekly departures and fast transit times it is easier than ever to build supply chains that are both efficient and sustainable.

“Can we afford not to become more sustainable? This logistics solution is part of our initiative “Green Solutions” and reduces your environmental footprint up to 80% when compared to using road freight. One feeder vessel carries the equivalent of 500 truckloads, reducing the pressure on congested roads as well as the environment,” says Stefan Larsen, Ocean Freight Manager.

For more information about the Portugal Nordics Short Sea LCL Service, contact your local representative.

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Celine Lachevre, National Account Director; Sueli Oliveira, Customs Broker Manager; and Roberto Araujo Pint, Partner at JAS Agent

JAS Brazil Energy Solutions Team Moves Photovoltaic Modules

JAS takes pride in making a difference for our customers. Therefore, when a customer reached out to our team needing to move photovoltaic modules for aircraft the JAS Energy Solutions team in Brazil created a customized solution for this unique shipment.

Photovoltaic modules provide a sustainable energy source for powering aircraft. The team, with the support of the JAS Logistics Agent in Fortaleza, began moving the modules in November 2022 and has since cleared over half of the shipment.

In total, there will be 57 shipments (615 containers), totaling 10,421 pallets of solar panels destined for new solar plants in the state of Ceará.  

Brazil added more than 9 GW of solar power in 2022, which is the best year in the history of the sector, with a growth of more than 80% compared to 2021. Today, Ceará is the second largest energy producer in Brazil.

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JAS Strengthens APAC High Tech Vertical with New Leadership Appointment

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JAS Strengthens APAC High Tech Vertical with New Leadership Appointment

JAS APAC is pleased to share that Win Wing Foo has been named Regional Account Manager APAC for the High Tech vertical.

Wing has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the National University of Singapore (NUS). He brings with him over 20 years of experience in Logistics and Freight Forwarding, along with extensive knowledge of the High Tech industry.

Starting as a Duty Manager for cargo at Singapore Airport Terminal Services (SATS), he progressed to Marketing Manager – Ground Handling before joining DGF as Trade Lane Manager for Austria, Switzerland, and Iberia markets. He then moved on to Damco as Global Head of Pricing – Air Freight Centre (including a 3-year stint in Copenhagen), followed by CEVA Logistics, first as Head of Field Sales and Route Development, and then as Head of Program Management – SEA Cluster. His last stop before JAS was at Nippon Express as Regional Account Manager for large MNC accounts.

Please join us in welcoming Wing to our team.

JAS Names Vice President of Airfreight, APAC

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JAS Names Vice President of Airfreight, APAC

JAS is pleased to announce that as of January 3rd, 2023, Patrick Senn has joined JAS as the VP of Airfreight for APAC based in Singapore.

Patrick brings over 20 years of industry experience with him, having started his apprenticeship in Switzerland specializing in Freight Forwarding in 1999.

After many years in Switzerland, Patrick had the opportunity to move to Hong Kong, where he worked for seven years in various managerial roles, followed by four years in Vietnam as the Head of Air Freight – South East Asia for DB Schenker. During his time in Asia, Patrick has developed a solid affinity with Asian culture and a strong network across the air freight industry.

In his new position, Patrick reports directly to Tomas Sonntag, Regional Executive Vice President, APAC and with a dotted line to Gregor Vrhunc, EVP Global Head Air Freight, as the newest member of the World Airfreight Team (WAT).

Head of Account Management for Asia Named

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Head of Account Management for Asia Named

JAS is pleased to announce the promotion of Yong Wee Yap to Head of Account Management Asia.

Since joining JAS in 2014, Yong has been instrumental in developing Strategic Accounts in the High Tech and Aerospace verticals in Asia and globally.

In his new role, Yong’s focus will shift to Program Management, leading a team of ten National Account Managers (NAMs) across nine countries (AU, ID, KR, JP, MY, SG, TH, TW, VN). The Asia NAMs will functionally report to Yong and directly report to the respective National Sales Managers (NSMs).

Yong will be responsible for implementing program methods, tools, and scalable solutions to support the commercial strategy within Asia by driving accountability for the effective management of our client’s business. In addition, he will lead, develop and coach a team of high-performing account managers that fully understand the accounts’ business strategies/objectives while continually focusing on providing solutions to achieving goals and mitigating risks/constraints.

JAS Panama Gives Back to Local Community

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JAS Panama Gives Back to Local Community

JAS Panama recently teamed up with the National Children's Hospital to help Sponsor its Burn Awareness and Prevention Week.

Through this partnership, the team was able to provide gifts along with a day full of laughter and entertainment to those in the burn unit.

“At JAS we know that people make the difference. This extends beyond the professional services the team provides and into the communities in which we serve,” explained Angelo Simpson, Managing Director, JAS Panama. “We are thankful for everyone who joined us in making this day possible for the kids.”

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JAS takes care of your food and beverage requirements

  • Shipping of FCL and LCL of dry foods of any kind
  • Shipping of FCL and LCL of fresh foods of any kind
  • Air shipments of dry and fresh products with use of proper packing and insulating material upon request.
  • Air shipping of food samples dry ,Fresh and frozen
  • Custom clearance export and import
  • Short time storage of dry and fresh food in our temp. controlled w/house
  • Supply of TEMP loggers and boxing/insulating material.
  • Supply of dry ICE for frozen air shipments.

JAS takes care of your wine and spirits urgent orders by air

  • Specialized teams for you at origin and destination countries
  • Competitive and safe worldwide own consolidations
  • Door-to-door control of your valuable orders
  • Use of dedicated wine insulation devices or reefer service to respect your wine's needs

JAS ships your wine and spirits with dedicated ocean freight services

  • Specialized teams for you at origin and destination countries
  • Competitive Full Container Loads service to support your business
  • Protected capacity during peak times to ensure on time shipping
  • Temperature controlled services available from door-to-door
  • Use of dedicated wine insulation devices to protect your orders
  • Multiple own dry and temperature controlled consolidations to ensure safety to your orders

Integrated global platform for wine and spirits orders

  • Order management
  • Information management solutions  including integration, reporting, and online tracking

JAS offers risk management solutions

  • Insurance, trade consulting, secure shipping
  • Temperature controlled management and case studies

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


Temperature can be registered at each handling stage through temperature recorders, thanks to a wide fleet of temperature controlled trucks, we can collect your cargo anywhere in Italy.

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Once the cargo arrives in our main warehouses located in Segrate (Milan) and Fiumicino (Rome), it is promptly

stowed inside capacious, clean and dry temperature controlled rooms. Each parcel is properly checked to

ensure that nothing could damage your goods and therefore certify that they are in perfect conditions.

As soon as the air booking is confirmed and your shipment approval received, we bring your products to the agreed airport with our temperature controlled trucks. We ensure

prompt storage inside cool rooms and careful handling by the air terminal staff until flight departure.

We exclusively use aircraft provided with temperature controlled holds. By using  the best worldwide airlines, which ensure the highest quality service to our customers and guarantee the prompt storage in cool rooms right after landing.

JAS is an international company. We have branches in 80+ Countries and our 300+ offices support our customers until the very final stage of the shipment, including pick up at the destination airport and import clearance operations.​

Wine & Spirits expertise

  • Passion for the wine and spirit industry
  • Specialized teams who understand wine and spirits-specific logistics requirements
  • Global wine and spirits air and sea services
  • Wine and spirits order management
  • Dedicated air and ocean dry and temperature controlled consolidations
  • Dedicated insulation services to protect against temperature fluctuation and humidity
  • Data registering and control

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People are talking about JAS*

*Actual Customer Comments
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“ 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

Surgical Pharmaceuticals

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


Mathilda S.


South Africa

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


Annie L.



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


Mayuko I.

Fashion Importer


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


Takamasa O.

Print Media Supplier


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


Jo M.

Heavy Equipment

United Kingdom

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


Renato Z.



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“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.”


Mihyeun Ko



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People are talking about JAS*

*Actual Customer Comments
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“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.”


Hideo K.

Oil & Gas

Saudi Arabia

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“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.”​


Danny B.



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


Annie L.



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