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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.


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Italy-American Chamber of Commerce Digital Event

JAS Participates in the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast digital event

April 9, 2021

The Italy-American Chamber of Commerce Southeast is promoting a digital event that aims to provide valuable information to Italian PMI in the Region. Specifically, this event is geared for companies interested in exploring new opportunities in the United States, related to either the Interior Design market or the Food & Beverage industry.

The event is in Italian and free of charge.

JAS couldn't miss this event, so please join our experts Stefania Poli and Giuseppe Roberto, Route Development Managers dedicated to the American Market, and  Stefano Noè, Product Manager for the Food & Beverage Division.

Our team will explain in detail how JAS reacted to the consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak, that affected the Supply Chain of our respective industries.

Furthermore, on April 23rd, Companies will have the opportunity to inquire about any specific needs through a speed-meeting session, where our experts will be available to answer to any questions.

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JAS and Greencarrier

JAS to Acquire Greencarrier Freight Services International

Atlanta, USA

JAS Worldwide, the global freight forwarding services provider headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is pleased to announce that it has signed a Share Purchase Agreement to acquire Greencarrier Freight Services International AB, the freight forwarding, logistics, and supply chain management division of Greencarrier Group, once all regulatory approvals have been obtained from the relevant authorities.

Headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, Greencarrier Freight Services International operates through offices in 11 countries with 800 employees. Greencarrier offers smart and sustainable logistic solutions and supply chain management services.

Marco Rebuffi, CEO of JAS, said, "Through the acquisition of Greencarrier Freight Services, JAS is making a strategic acquisition to add to its position in the Nordic, Baltic, and Eastern European regions and strengthen existing operations in UK and China. Our respective organizations have enjoyed a longstanding partnership, and we fully expect this to be a continuation of that great atmosphere of cooperation and shared entrepreneurial spirit."

The completion of this acquisition will close an important phase in the history of JAS - a phase that has seen the company make four acquisitions in one year, each in a different region and each designed to enhance JAS’ presence and ability to serve its clients. Following the anticipated closing of the deal, the company will focus on bringing all of the acquired companies into the JAS family.

Mikael Forsberg, CEO of Greencarrier Freight Services remarked, “This is a great match of businesses, and we are excited to continue the journey with our long-term partner, JAS Worldwide. The two networks combined will enable us to offer our customers an even higher service level, broader solutions and access to a truly global network.”

Stefan Björk, owner of Greencarrier AB said of the transaction, “In an ever-evolving freight market it is my true belief, that scale, resilience and a multi-market approach will be key to more success in the future. That is why I am sincerely happy about handing over the torch to JAS Worldwide and the Greencarrier Freight Services leadership team to continue the good work and take care of our customers and employees.”

JAS is advised by BNP Paribas and Gorrissen Federspiel. Greencarrier AB is advised by Pricewaterhouse Coopers and Wistrand Advokatbyrå.

About JAS Worldwide

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, the company covers 100+ countries between JAS offices and official agents, and has over 5,000 employees globally.

About Greencarrier Freight Services International AB

Greencarrier Freight Services is a freight forwarding company that offers smart and sustainable logistics solutions and supply chain management services. It has offices in 11 countries and with 800 employees. From their offices in the Nordic and Baltic countries, UK, Eastern Europe, and China, they offer global logistics solutions. The company uses all modes of transport including ocean, air, road, and rail. Their employees are the most dedicated professionals in the business, inspired by a genuine love of their work and equipped with a hefty serving of ambition. The company is headquartered in Gothenburg, where it was also founded in 2000.

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Supplying the Future of Pharma

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Supplying the Future of Pharma

Since the pandemic began, the pharmaceutical industry has experienced rapid growth. As the need for quality pharmaceuticals to treat diseases of all kinds continues to increase, logistics services and solutions also must keep up with the rapid pace. According to market data, China’s temperature-controlled expert increased 16 percent on a year-over-year basis between January and July 2021.  

In partnership with one of the leading developing, manufacturing, and repair service companies for air cargo equipment, JAS China has positioned itself to serve pharma’s expanding needs through the launch of a new successful logistic project managing airfreight temperature-controlled containers in Beijing. Thanks to the recent service expansion, JAS China can confidently provide full domestic services. Customers can request warehousing, trucking and container management, and air freight services to cover the entire pharmaceutical supply chain to benefit global consumers.  

JAS China’s pharmaceutical logistics team received training on temperature-controlled container transport with its partner company. The collaboration provides an excellent opportunity for JAS China’s team to share the new service with potential pharmaceutical customers in need, adding extra value to its customers in the future.  

In addition to the official training from its new partner, JAS China’s staff completed additional training on temperature-controlled cargo to fortify its understanding of the general process involved with transporting temperature-controlled containers. JAS China’s leadership plans to continue professional development to help the team stay abreast of industry trends for temperature-controlled container logistics.  

Pharmaceutical companies interested in learning how JAS China can meet their rapid growth needs can reach out to the team today for more information.

“One-Size-Fits-All” Not a Good Fit at JAS

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“One-Size-Fits-All” Not a Good Fit at JAS

Simultaneously moving charters from Jakarta, Indonesia to Chicago, Illinois (USA) takes solid coordination skills. JAS Hong Kong put its expertise to the test in recent weeks via a collaboration with the logistics teams from JAS Indonesia and JAS USA (Chicago). The task at hand involved moving a tailor-made charter solution for moving ready-made garments between the two countries for a valued client.  

After much consideration on the best way to move the product, the teams decided to transport via a Boeing 777 commercial freighter. A combination of belly and cabin loading was used to optimize the shipment, which included 3,100 cartons of garments. Configuring the load this way helped prevent the cargo from scattering during transport, which was a requirement of the customer.  

Since the start of the pandemic, securing fleets and aircrew for commercial freighters can be challenging. With a little brainstorming and ingenuity from the JAS Hong Kong, Indonesia, and USA teams, they acquired the charter transport needed to provide a smooth move from the APAC region to the US.  

Customers can benefit from the solid coordination demonstrated by the JAS Hong Kong procurement team. The crew will handle two more charter requests before the end of October and looks forward to serving more customers through its solid coordination and cooperation efforts with JAS teams around the globe.

JAS Japan Opens its New Office in Nagoya

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JAS Japan Opens its New Office in Nagoya

JAS Japan is pleased to announce that it relocated its Nagoya branch to a larger and more modern office space to accommodate its business growth at the end of August.

Established in 2001, the Nagoya office began as a small sales branch. However, by 2014, the Nagoya branch became fully operational. It expanded its services with an office at Nagoya Centrair Airport to offer in-house air freight consolidation and customs clearance services to clients.

With the opening of the new location, the Nagoya branch will be serving as a platform for investment and growth with the addition of a brand-new ocean freight export operations team.

The Nagoya branch also offers a strategic connotation due to its geographic location in the Aichi prefecture, the fourth largest metropolis in Japan. As a manufacturing powerhouse, the city represents just over 11% of Japan’s GDP and is the center of the Japanese automotive, aerospace, and machinery industries.

Please note our new address.

JAS Forwarding Japan Co, Ltd,
Nagoya Branch Office ORE
Nishiki 2-chome Bldg. 5F #
1 2-4-15 Nishiki, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi 460-0003
Phone: +81-52-218-5112
Fax : +81-52-218-5115


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JAS USA is happy to announce the hiring of Jun Inomata as Director, Warehouse Operations - Pharma & Healthcare.

With responsibility to align and unify handling procedures for JAS USA’s warehouses, including a special focus on Pharma & Healthcare processes, Jun brings more than 25 years of logistics industry experience and numerous impressive professional operations, compliance, and temperature-controlled handling certifications.

As a member of the USA Corporate team, Jun will work out of the Chicago branch office.

JAS is thrilled to welcome Jun and is confident he will play a key role in upholding and continuously improving the service quality provided to our valued clients.

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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

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.

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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."


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