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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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To minimize the impact of Golden Week on your supply chain it is important to plan ahead.

JAS News Advisory: Golden Week

This notice serves as a reminder of the yearly Golden Week holiday in China.

What is Golden Week?

October 1-7, 2022 is the annual Golden Week in China, China's National Day Holiday week, to celebrate the birth of the People's Republic of China. During this week ceremonies, and other events take place throughout China.

During this time, factories typically close, and production is halted or limited. In addition, airlines, shipping companies, railway, and commercial operators also typically limit their activities or run-on skeleton crews during these days.

How can I reduce the impact of Golden Week on my Supply Chain?

  • Maintain clear and open communication so that we can work with you to find the solution that best fits your needs
  • Book as early as possible. the earlier you book, the greater the chance that you can secure shipping space.
  • Note what shipments are most urgent so they can be given priority.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your JAS representative.

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JAS USA to Help Sponsor TSA Cargo Consortium

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JAS USA to Help Sponsor TSA Cargo Consortium

JAS USA invites you to join them for the AFIBA TSA Cargo Consortium in conjunction with NCBFAA Airfreight Subcommittee iSAC Workgroup.

TSA, CBP, BIS-OEE and others will be on-site to meet with you, share updates, and answer questions.

Speakers include:

  • Tom Friedman (TSA HQ Industry Engagement Manager)
  • Ronoy Varghese (TSA HQ Air Cargo Policy)
  • Klint Walker (DHS-CISA Cyber Security)
  • Cartice Dye (FAA Hazmat Aviation Inspector)
  • Yvette Mercado-Rehm (PSI 3PK9 TSA)

The event will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, check-in begins at 7:30 at the Morrow Center in Morrow, GA.

“JAS USA is pleased to help sponsor the TSA Cargo Consortium. It is an important event for export compliance professionals to network with government officials and industry colleagues while getting their questions answered by government representative and local air cargo inspectors all in one place,” said Sommer Sampson, Corporate TSA IAC Security Coordinator (IACSC) for JAS USA.

For more information or to register, please use the link below.

JAS Asia Pacific Welcomes Frederic Ribac

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JAS Asia Pacific Welcomes Frederic Ribac

It is with great pleasure that JAS APAC announces the appointment of Frederic Ribac as Manager, Regional Tender Management - APAC, effective 12th September, 2022.

Frederic brings with him more than 17 years of experience in international logistics and freight forwarding. Prior to joining JAS, he worked for several large freight forwarders in customer service, key account management, and tender management at both the country and regional levels. As head of Tender Management, Frederic will lead the APAC regional and country Tender Management teams toward further enhancing RFQ response quality and success rate.

Frederic’s first-hand experience in the development and implementation of tender management applications, reporting, and analytics will no doubt prove instrumental as the team continues to improve its software to help enhance the customer experience.

Frederic is based out of Singapore.  

Please join us in welcoming Frederic to the JAS’ family and wishing him success in his role.

JAS France Visits EuroFos terminal

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JAS France Visits EuroFos terminal

Recently, JAS France organized a visit of the Fos port in Marseille with some customers. More than 30 people were welcomed on site by the JAS France sales team to learn more about the port setup and operations.

Fos port is France’s main port on the Mediterranean sea, gateway to the southern part of France. It currently handles 1.5 million TEU yearly while its capacity was recently increased to 3 million TEU, anticipating a fast growth in the coming years.

Being able to actually experience the activity of the port provides a better understanding of the current shipping environment. The fast-paced environment continues 24/7 as workers strive to meet the many demands. Despite the pressure the top priorities remain meeting schedules while observing safety guidelines both at dock and at sea.

As the team watched the vessel mooring, the dock became an anthill of activity with a dozen of straddles carrying containers back and forth. It was impressive to see all the effort and coordination required to help the goods reach their final destination on time.

JAS France would like to thank The Port of Marseille Fos and Port Synergy – EuroFos for arranging this visit! Many thanks as well to our esteemed customers who joined us for this day together!

JAS Italy Holds Midyear Management Meeting

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JAS Italy Holds Midyear Management Meeting

After two years of social distancing imposed by the pandemic, Mr. Leonardo Baldi, JAS Italy CEO, organized the 2022 Annual Mid-Year Management Meeting.

At this meeting, the JAS Italy Management Team was provided with further results and directions, along with highly detailed market updates, thanks to the incredible participation of our Airline and Steam Ship Line Partners.

During the meeting the team also celebrated the retirement of JAS Italy colleagues: Franco Pinzani (Ocean Freight Director) and Maurizio Pedrinazzi (Airfreight Director). Together with two very special guests Mr. Biagio Bruni, JAS Chairman & Founder, and Mr. Graeme Robinson, EVP Operations of JAS Worldwide, we all congratulated with them on this important milestone.

Such a special occasion required a prestigious location. The FERRARI Maranello Museum was selected not only because of its beautiful location, but because it exemplifies the spirit and message given from Mr. Baldi to the entire management team: “Teamwork and continued improvement to achieve our goals.”

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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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