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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.

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.

NEWS FROM JAS

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JAS Chile successfully exported more than 550 tons of premium fresh cherries to the Chinese market this cherry season.
JAS Chile Celebrates Milestone in 2023 Cherry Season with Over 550 Tons Exported to China

JAS Chile proudly announces a significant milestone in the 2023 cherry season, having successfully exported more than 500 tons of premium fresh cherries to the Chinese market.

Key to this accomplishment was JAS Chile's strategic approach, built on the pillars of quality, speed, and reliability. The collaboration and trust placed in us by partners Ocho Fuegos and Harvest Time played a pivotal role in achieving this milestone, and we express our gratitude for their support.

Facilitating the seamless transportation of our cherries, JAS Chile engaged in a critical partnership with Qatar Airways Cargo. The utilization of two full Boeing 777 freighters, each loaded with over 120 pallets and 96 tons of cherries, was instrumental in ensuring the swift and secure delivery of the produce to China. This collaboration underscored JAS's commitment to meeting the high standards demanded by the market.

“We are proud of our achievement, and we anticipate new challenges and opportunities in the future,” said Phillip Reid Air Freight Manager for JAS Chile.  

As JAS Chile reflects on the success of the 2023 cherry season, it looks forward to embracing new challenges and opportunities on the horizon. This accomplishment serves as a testament to JAS Chile's dedication to quality service and its commitment to being a reliable partner in the global supply chain.

Join us for LogiPharma 2024 in Lyon, France.
JAS Worldwide Gears Up for LogiPharma 2024

JAS Worldwide, a global leader in freight forwarding and logistics, is thrilled to announce its participation in LogiPharma 2024, the premier supply chain event for the life sciences industry, in Lyon, France, from April 16th to 18th, 2024.

As a key player in the logistics ecosystem, the JAS team is excited to engage with industry leaders, share insights, and explore collaborative opportunities to help drive the future of pharma & healthcare supply chain management. Attendees are invited to visit booth #53 to connect with JAS representatives and discover how its innovative solutions can optimize their supply chains and drive efficiency.

 JAS Worldwide is also delighted to host a special event that embodies its commitment to community and wellness. On April 17th, 2024, from 7:00 to 8:00, JAS will host a 5K run through the beautiful city of Lyon, JAS will host a 5K run through the beautiful city of Lyon– giving participants the opportunity to experience the city's charm while networking with industry professionals.

 In a second initiative to give back to the community, JAS Worldwide and the Bruni Foundation are partnering with Hoops Relief, a charitable organization “dedicated to improving the lives of young people in Haiti and Senegal” through the power of sports. JAS encourages attendees to bring basketball shoes to its collection box at the start and finish of the 5K run that will be donated to Hoops Relief. JAS will handle the collection, labeling, and shipping of the donated shoes, contributing to the mission of Hoops Relief and making a meaningful impact in communities in need.

"We are excited to be sponsoring and attending LogiPharma 2024 and the opportunity to share more about JAS SmartHub. For the first time this year, we are also doing virtual reality experiences of our Pharma & Healthcare warehouses around the world," said Laetitia Chery, Vice President of Pharma & Healthcare Sales EMEA . "We’re just as excited for our 5K and partnership with Hoops Relief. LogiPharma brings brilliant mind and ideas together, making it an ideal place to make a positive impact even beyond life sciences and logistics.”

Don't miss the opportunity to engage with JAS Worldwide at LogiPharma 2024 and join the 5K run for a memorable experience combining networking, wellness, and philanthropy.

JAS welcomes Christian Heinze as Global Head of the Technology Vertical.
JAS Welcomes Global Head of the Technology Vertical, Christian Heinze

JAS Worldwide is excited to welcome Christian Heinze as Global Head of the Technology Vertical, effective April 2, 2024. With this strategic addition to the leadership team, JAS reaffirms its push to expand its presence and expertise in the Technology and Semiconductor sector.  

Christian brings over two decades of success serving in senior operational and commercial roles within the global logistics industry. His deep knowledge of the semiconductor and solar industries has shaped critical supply chain transformations for clients across all modes of global transportation.  

Throughout his career, Christian has been instrumental in developing and implementing innovative commercial strategies that have contributed to significant business growth and fostered customer collaboration. His innate understanding of the industry landscape and proven track record of driving operational excellence make him a valuable asset to JAS’s growing technology vertical.

"Christian’s wealth of experience and passion for innovation aligns perfectly with our mission to deliver exceptional services to our Technology clients. His leadership will play a crucial role in expanding our service portfolio and solidifying JAS's position as a key player in the dynamic and fast-evolving semiconductor industry," Manuele Mazzacurati, EVP, Sales & Marketing, JAS Worldwide, expresses with enthusiasm.  

Christian Heinze's appointment comes at a key time as JAS continues its focus on operational excellence, offering innovative solutions, and adopting a sustainable approach to drive growth and create value for its customers globally.

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FORCE MAJEURE: Customer Advisory: Baltimore Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapse

Dear Valued Customer, 

Due to the recent collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, we are raising awareness that our services and contracts are affected by this situation.  

Therefore, in conjunction with similar actions taken by ocean carriers, Blue World Line hereby provides this notice, in accordance with the clauses 11 and 12 of its bill of lading, of the necessary re-routing of some vessels currently sailing to and from the Port of Baltimore. 

Cargo currently at the terminals in Baltimore will remain at the port until further notice and imports originally set to call the port of Baltimore have been rerouted to other US East Coast ports.  

JAS Worldwide, as agent for Blue World Line, is taking all necessary steps to preserve its transportation services for our customers and to mitigate the impact of this situation on your shipments. 

Lastly, this disruption will continue to impact our services along the east coast of the United States and drive booking and routing changes on both imports and exports calling the port of Baltimore.  We will continue our best efforts to keep you updated on the status of your shipments and any developments as they happen.  

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this difficult situation, and we will keep you updated on any additional developments. Please check back often at www.jas.com for the latest news. 

For any questions and concerns, please contact your local JAS office.  

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UPDATED Customer Advisory: Red Sea Attacks and Suez Canal Bypass

Current Situation  

The ongoing Red Sea container shipping crisis, now in its fifteenth week, has not changed much since the last update, and a clear normalcy timeline remains uncertain; as we have witnessed, attacks have continued throughout this past week. Shippers and industry stakeholders should brace for continued disruptions and higher costs and adapt strategies accordingly. The coming weeks will be crucial for interpreting the outcome of the IMO meeting and its potential impact on the situation. 

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 Spot Index shows a continuing decline in rates week over week. However, Asia to Europe rates have not decreased as fast as in previous weeks. 
  • US CENTCOM continues to report successful engagement and destruction of a variety of drones, missiles, and drone boats, as well as drones on land before they are ever utilized. In the last few days, four more drones have been shot down. 
  • Houthis claimed attacks on multiple vessels during the last week; however, vessel operators have refuted these claims from the Houthis and said no container vessels have been attacked directly.  
  • Sea-Intelligence is showing a small improvement in schedule reliability and delays, however performance is still poor. The new normal of transiting around the Cape of Good Hope is becoming more stable, and further improvements are expected in the coming months. 
  • As per the IMO’s Maritime security update on the Red Sea crisis and international response efforts dated March 29th, the IMO continues down the path of diplomacy to help stabilize the situation. The IMO reports they are actively involved in a long-term capacity building project in the Red Sea and that the EU is funding a 4-year project aimed at enhancing port security and fostering regional dialogue to address the underlying security concerns.  

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

Food & Beverage

JAS Chile Celebrates Milestone in 2023 Cherry Season with Over 550 Tons Exported to China

January 11, 2024

JAS Chile successfully exported more than 550 tons of premium fresh cherries to the Chinese market this cherry season.

JAS Chile proudly announces a significant milestone in the 2023 cherry season, having successfully exported more than 500 tons of premium fresh cherries to the Chinese market.

Key to this accomplishment was JAS Chile's strategic approach, built on the pillars of quality, speed, and reliability. The collaboration and trust placed in us by partners Ocho Fuegos and Harvest Time played a pivotal role in achieving this milestone, and we express our gratitude for their support.

Facilitating the seamless transportation of our cherries, JAS Chile engaged in a critical partnership with Qatar Airways Cargo. The utilization of two full Boeing 777 freighters, each loaded with over 120 pallets and 96 tons of cherries, was instrumental in ensuring the swift and secure delivery of the produce to China. This collaboration underscored JAS's commitment to meeting the high standards demanded by the market.

“We are proud of our achievement, and we anticipate new challenges and opportunities in the future,” said Phillip Reid Air Freight Manager for JAS Chile.  

As JAS Chile reflects on the success of the 2023 cherry season, it looks forward to embracing new challenges and opportunities on the horizon. This accomplishment serves as a testament to JAS Chile's dedication to quality service and its commitment to being a reliable partner in the global supply chain.

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Join us for LogiPharma 2024 in Lyon, France.

JAS Worldwide Gears Up for LogiPharma 2024

JAS Worldwide, a global leader in freight forwarding and logistics, is thrilled to announce its participation in LogiPharma 2024, the premier supply chain event for the life sciences industry, in Lyon, France, from April 16th to 18th, 2024.

As a key player in the logistics ecosystem, the JAS team is excited to engage with industry leaders, share insights, and explore collaborative opportunities to help drive the future of pharma & healthcare supply chain management. Attendees are invited to visit booth #53 to connect with JAS representatives and discover how its innovative solutions can optimize their supply chains and drive efficiency.

 JAS Worldwide is also delighted to host a special event that embodies its commitment to community and wellness. On April 17th, 2024, from 7:00 to 8:00, JAS will host a 5K run through the beautiful city of Lyon, JAS will host a 5K run through the beautiful city of Lyon– giving participants the opportunity to experience the city's charm while networking with industry professionals.

 In a second initiative to give back to the community, JAS Worldwide and the Bruni Foundation are partnering with Hoops Relief, a charitable organization “dedicated to improving the lives of young people in Haiti and Senegal” through the power of sports. JAS encourages attendees to bring basketball shoes to its collection box at the start and finish of the 5K run that will be donated to Hoops Relief. JAS will handle the collection, labeling, and shipping of the donated shoes, contributing to the mission of Hoops Relief and making a meaningful impact in communities in need.

"We are excited to be sponsoring and attending LogiPharma 2024 and the opportunity to share more about JAS SmartHub. For the first time this year, we are also doing virtual reality experiences of our Pharma & Healthcare warehouses around the world," said Laetitia Chery, Vice President of Pharma & Healthcare Sales EMEA . "We’re just as excited for our 5K and partnership with Hoops Relief. LogiPharma brings brilliant mind and ideas together, making it an ideal place to make a positive impact even beyond life sciences and logistics.”

Don't miss the opportunity to engage with JAS Worldwide at LogiPharma 2024 and join the 5K run for a memorable experience combining networking, wellness, and philanthropy.

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FORCE MAJEURE: Customer Advisory: Baltimore Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapse

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FORCE MAJEURE: Customer Advisory: Baltimore Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapse

Dear Valued Customer, 

Due to the recent collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, we are raising awareness that our services and contracts are affected by this situation.  

Therefore, in conjunction with similar actions taken by ocean carriers, Blue World Line hereby provides this notice, in accordance with the clauses 11 and 12 of its bill of lading, of the necessary re-routing of some vessels currently sailing to and from the Port of Baltimore. 

Cargo currently at the terminals in Baltimore will remain at the port until further notice and imports originally set to call the port of Baltimore have been rerouted to other US East Coast ports.  

JAS Worldwide, as agent for Blue World Line, is taking all necessary steps to preserve its transportation services for our customers and to mitigate the impact of this situation on your shipments. 

Lastly, this disruption will continue to impact our services along the east coast of the United States and drive booking and routing changes on both imports and exports calling the port of Baltimore.  We will continue our best efforts to keep you updated on the status of your shipments and any developments as they happen.  

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this difficult situation, and we will keep you updated on any additional developments. Please check back often at www.jas.com for the latest news. 

For any questions and concerns, please contact your local JAS office.  

UPDATED Customer Advisory: Red Sea Attacks and Suez Canal Bypass

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UPDATED Customer Advisory: Red Sea Attacks and Suez Canal Bypass

Current Situation  

The ongoing Red Sea container shipping crisis, now in its fifteenth week, has not changed much since the last update, and a clear normalcy timeline remains uncertain; as we have witnessed, attacks have continued throughout this past week. Shippers and industry stakeholders should brace for continued disruptions and higher costs and adapt strategies accordingly. The coming weeks will be crucial for interpreting the outcome of the IMO meeting and its potential impact on the situation. 

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 Spot Index shows a continuing decline in rates week over week. However, Asia to Europe rates have not decreased as fast as in previous weeks. 
  • US CENTCOM continues to report successful engagement and destruction of a variety of drones, missiles, and drone boats, as well as drones on land before they are ever utilized. In the last few days, four more drones have been shot down. 
  • Houthis claimed attacks on multiple vessels during the last week; however, vessel operators have refuted these claims from the Houthis and said no container vessels have been attacked directly.  
  • Sea-Intelligence is showing a small improvement in schedule reliability and delays, however performance is still poor. The new normal of transiting around the Cape of Good Hope is becoming more stable, and further improvements are expected in the coming months. 
  • As per the IMO’s Maritime security update on the Red Sea crisis and international response efforts dated March 29th, the IMO continues down the path of diplomacy to help stabilize the situation. The IMO reports they are actively involved in a long-term capacity building project in the Red Sea and that the EU is funding a 4-year project aimed at enhancing port security and fostering regional dialogue to address the underlying security concerns.  

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. 

March 29 Update on the Baltimore Bridge Collapse

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March 29 Update on the Baltimore Bridge Collapse

After a cargo ship collided with the Francis Scott Key Bridge on Tuesday, leading to its subsequent collapse, efforts to clear the debris have begun.

As of today, March 29th, the operational situation at the port is as follows: a crane has arrived at the site of the collapse to begin removing debris and clearing the wreckage from the channel, with another expected to arrive tomorrow. Additionally, three heavy lift vessels are routed to the site to assist in debris removal. Opening the port is a priority for workers; however, the timeline for clearing the area between the two pillars that supported the bridge’s main span, necessary for reopening vessel traffic, remains unclear.

While vessel traffic remains suspended, truck processing at marine terminals is still operational. Any new cargo arrivals scheduled for the terminal are being redirected through alternative ports in the region, primarily Norfolk and New York.

The Port of Baltimore reports that the ships unable to leave include three bulk carriers, one car carrier, two general cargo ships, one oil/chemical tanker, and three logistics naval vessels.

One Ocean Carrier has declared Force Majeure, CMA CGM, while the remaining advised they have stopped accepting bookings From, to/via Baltimore, and all cargo in transit will be re-routed. Information regarding active bookings via Baltimore will come from your local JAS offices, and all new bookings will be handled via alternative ports. For more details, please reach out to your JAS local office.  

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

Customer Advisory: Port of Baltimore

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Customer Advisory: Port of Baltimore

The collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Maryland—the fifth busiest container port on the US East Coast—will cause significant disruptions for US importers and exporters. Due to the hazardous and unstable conditions of the bridge the number of casualties remains indeterminate. However, more important than the obvious business disruptions are the lives affected by this unforeseen tragedy. JAS’s thoughts are with the people, families, and companies impacted as rescue teams work to secure the hazardous and unstable conditions of the bridge.

According to the Maryland Port Administration, “vessel traffic into and out of the Port of Baltimore is suspended until further notice.” As such, multiple merchant vessels, bulk carriers, and a vehicle carrier are now stuck in limbo within the Port of Baltimore. Cargo already gated into Baltimore terminals must be shifted to alternative ports, where possible, or await the uncertain reopening of the Port.

The next vessels currently scheduled to call the port are for Thursday, March 28th. This information should be seen as dynamic, with high possibilities to change. Shippers with cargo tied to these vessels will need to make alternate arrangements for cargo handling and discharge. Operational restrictions by carriers may impact cargo owners request for diversion and / or termination. Carriers may equally choose offloads at ‘next port of call’ which may be instituted based on terms and conditions in the governing bill of lading.

Due to the indefinite closure of the Baltimore port, a shift to Norfolk, Philadelphia, and / or New York/New Jersey might be an option. The sudden shift of cargo to neighboring ports, primarily Norfolk and New York/New Jersey, will likely lead to increased volume handling in these ports. While there will be bottleneck effects and delays in cargo processing, historical volume data suggests that Norfolk and New York/New Jersey have sufficient capacity to handle the spill-over from Baltimore.

JAS Teams are available to drive collaboration, swift adaptation, and transparent communication among all stakeholders impacted to minimize disruptions and ensure the smooth flow of goods. Stay tuned for further updates and guidance as the situation develops. For any more detailed and / or shipment specific information, or alternative solutions, please contact your local JAS office.

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SERVICES

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 offers risk management solutions

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

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

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PROCEDURES & EXPERTISE

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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.

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.

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