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JAS • LIVE ANIMAL FORWARDING

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Established in 2008 when JAS began transporting regular shipments of newly hatched chicks, JAS Live Animal Forwarding offers a unique service to a unique market. Our reputation has grown tremendously in this niche segment and JAS is a trusted provider for the transport of live animals industry-wide.

We are proud to be a leader in the poultry transport field offering a vast list of services to meet our customer's vast and varied needs, including palletizing the product and non-stop follow up at the transit point and final destination. Our expert team has also handles the transport of horses into and out of the USA, as well as shipments of tropical fish and other species.

JAS Live Animals Forwarding has a dedicated, expert team committed to the safe and humane transport of animals, whether they are moving for zoological or agricultural purposes. We tailor special routings and customize our services based on animal needs and behaviors. JAS Live Animals Division has a thorough understanding of unique container needs and can offer solutions for all live animal cargo. Our team and trusted service providers are trained to recognize emergency situations and act appropriately if and when they arise to protect the safety and welfare of animals both in the air and on the ground. ​

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JAS Netherlands and Aviagen Get Creative

December 16, 2020

Since the beginning of the first Covid-19 wave, freight forwarders in the Netherlands faced issues with finding space within limited flights capacities from and to Amsterdam. JAS Amsterdam dedicated themselves to be flexible and creative to find the best solutions for their clients. Utilizing our extended JAS network and with the help of other offices in Europe like JAS Frankfurt, have arranged a weekly charter to provide our clients with the service they required throughout these difficult times.

One of our clients, Aviagen Limited, for whom JAS AMS builds specialty aircraft pallets containing day-old chicks, had a peak in shipments during the first half of the year. During that period, JAS Amsterdam handled more than 10,000 boxes and over 700,000-day-old chicks. All served with options through the BENELUX region.

This peak was almost parallel with the peak of Covid-19. The JAS Amsterdam team faced two major challenges. First, to find the required space, and second, to travel within the region while the travel restrictions were the strictest. Negotiations were taking place on a continuous basis with all airlines that are able to handle life animals such as day-old chicks.

In the middle of the restrictions in March, JAS had our first shipment for this peak from Belgium, Liege airport. JAS AMS went with a team to build up the ULD’s with one purpose, to deliver this shipment safely, and in time.

A couple of days later, the JAS team had to head to the south of the Netherlands for a full charter flight from Maastricht (MST), The Netherlands to Abidjan (ABJ), Côte d’Ivoire. This flight contained 7 ULD positions that were built into a Boeing 737F. 749 boxes and over 50.000 chicks. Which was again, safely delivered to the client.

This marked the beginning of a successful period, in which the JAS team made the impossible possible, and went above and beyond to fulfil our responsibility to our client. Today we continue these efforts through a wave of the avian influenza affecting the region and through the second wave of the pandemic. Nevertheless, we will continue providing the support and dedication our clients require. At JAS, people make the difference!

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JAS Worldwide Enhances its Pharma & Healthcare Logistics Services in Germany

JAS Worldwide, a global logistics provider headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, has signed an exclusive, long-term agreement with Swissport Cargo Services, a leading provider of air cargo handling and airport ground services. Effective 01 January 2022, Swissport will handle JAS Pharma and Healthcare freight in its multi-purpose warehouse in Cargo City South at Frankfurt am Main airport, Germany.

“Our Pharma and Healthcare customers will have access to more than 1000 square meters (10,765 square feet) of IATA CEIV certified temperature-controlled space in one of the newest and most sustainable buildings constructed” says Volker Werner, Managing Director of JAS Germany. Dedicated dock doors lead directly into temperature-controlled areas with build-up capabilities for various temperature-controlled packaging types and value-added service options, so JAS customers can enjoy precise and predictable temperature control, quality handling and cost efficiencies.

In addition, the facility will be seamlessly integrated with the JAS dedicated freighter network Blue World Atlantic, pairing secured capacity with end-to-end cold chain handling.

Lukas Bogie, Pharma & Healthcare Management JAS Germany states, “Through this exclusive partnership with Swissport, we are very proud to provide our Pharma & Healthcare customers with innovative cold chain solutions here in Frankfurt. With 24/7/365 operations in the heart of Germany’s cargo operations, our customers will benefit from several advantages all resulting in expedited and robust cold chain handling for temperature sensitive goods.”

Segregated from JAS activities in the warehouse, Swissport’s current ground handling business will continue without interruption.

With a growing network of 27 GDP certified branches across the globe, JAS has made significant investments in people, digital technology, and infrastructure in support of its strategy to provide the best quality logistics services for customers of the Pharma and Healthcare industry.

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JAS Motorsports Team Moves High-Tech Vehicles for 2022 Dakar Rallye

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JAS Motorsports Team Moves High-Tech Vehicles for 2022 Dakar Rallye

Racing teams worldwide rely on the JAS Worldwide Motorsport Logistics team based in Luxembourg to meet the demanding deadlines faced by a championship motorsport organization.

This past December, JAS organized the movement and transport of four RS Q e-tron cars and a bit more than 7 tons of accessories and equipment from Luxembourg to Riyadh for the account of AUDI Sport & Q Motorsport Gmbh. The high-tech electric prototype vehicles were used as a part of the 2022 Dakar Rallye, which was held in Saudi Arabia from January 1–14, 2022.  

The team is currently in the process of transporting several of the cars back to Luxembourg now that the event is over.

Congratulations to the JAS Motorsports team! People continue to make the difference.

Strong Demand for Renewables Drives JAS Collaboration

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Strong Demand for Renewables Drives JAS Collaboration

The oil and gas and renewable energy sectors in China continue to experience sustained and strong growth moving into 2022. In response to this growing market, the JAS Energy Solutions team innovates end-to-end solutions for clients within these industries.  

As part of its commitment to providing the highest level of customer service, the JAS Energy Solutions team successfully arranged four chartered flights of chemical goods of Xanthan gum on the urgent request of a client. The December 2021 flights originated in Tianjin, China, with a destination of Saudi Arabia. The JAS team was responsible for safely and quickly transporting 384 pallets.  

It was the quick thinking and fast-acting of the JAS China Energy Solution team members that allowed for these flights to advance from a client request to a completed task. Upon notification of the urgent request, the team brainstormed to formulate the best solutions. Careful attention was taken to match the special requirements of the customer with any proposed solution.  

JAS firmly believes it provides the best service to customers – regardless of the level of urgency or difficulty – because of the dedication of its team members. It is the JAS people who make the difference, providing an excellent customer experience with every logistics task handled. Inquiries for our oil and gas and renewable energy sector logistics solutions can be made directly to the JAS Energy Solutions team in your region. We are always here to help.

High Demand, Low Availability Challenges Linger in 2022

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High Demand, Low Availability Challenges Linger in 2022

As 2022 begins, the global maritime market is continuing to experience high levels of demand while facing a reduced availability of space onboard ships, severe port congestion, and a shortage of empty containers. Today’s challenging shipping environment means that customers are turning to LCL services more than ever before to keep goods in their supply chains moving. 

These challenges are nothing new to the global maritime market, which has been struggling with supply chain disruptions since the pandemic began. JAS is uniquely positioned to handle these and other ongoing marketplace stressors. Our Less-Than-Container-Load (LCL) services are designed to fill the need and keep goods in the supply chain moving.  

Due to high customer demand and the current logistics environment, JAS is pleased to announce the launch of its new LCL strategic HUB connecting the LCL Asia Pacific cargos via Busan to the Latin American West Coast. The Busan HUB officially was announced on Dec. 20, 2021, with the first LCL console box to Manzanillo-Mexico. Thanks to high customer demand and the cost-savings benefits of implementing this LCL service, the team has begun the process of establishing a second weekly sailing from Busan to Manzanillo. Next steps include connecting Asia Pacific cargos via Busan to other Latin American countries, including Chile, Columbia, Panama, and Peru.  

Advantages JAS’ LCL Import Services via Busan include:

  • Cargo availability at our own JAS container freight station (CFS).
  • In-house custom experts at origin and destination.
  • Dedicated customer service with LCL expertise.
  • Visibility into every step of product flow with JASTrack.  
  • Exposure/risk reduction.  
  • Door-to-door solutions available.  
  • Weekly departures.
  • JAS controlled from end-to-end.
  • Easy In & Out connection. Cargoes are de-consolidated and consolidated in the same CFS managed by JAS.
  • Busan port is the last port connection from Asia to Latin America West Coast with the shortest transit time.
  • Reduction of CO2. JAS converts light 20-foot containers into LCL service using our strategic console product with containers of 40 feet well utilized.

JAS Receives Freight Forwarder of the Year Award from Johnson Controls

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JAS Receives Freight Forwarder of the Year Award from Johnson Controls

JAS Worldwide is pleased to be recognized by the Johnson Controls Company as its 2021 Freight Forwarder Carrier of the Year. Johnson Controls is the global leader in smart, healthy, and sustainable buildings and has partnered with JAS to reach its customers around the world.  

JAS’ global JCI team received this award in November 2021 on behalf of JAS Worldwide as well as the JAS USA offices, specifically Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, and Nashville branches. Johnson Controls recognized JAS for its unique solutions throughout 2021 and for helping to routinely meet revenue recognition goals.  

JAS looks forward to growing its partnership with Johnson Controls in the years to come.    

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.

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SERVICES

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Specialized Export handling for
  • Day Old Chicks
  • Hatching Eggs
  • Poults
  • Live Porcine
  • Tropical Fish
  • Import and Export of Live Horses

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

-Carlo Rebuffi

Manager, Live Animal Transport Division

I feel very proud to have started this division of Live Animals in 2008 and over the last decade have seen it bloom and expand. Building my team through the years has produced solid relationships with our customers, based on trust, knowledge, and above all superior customer service.

Being passionate and loving what we do is a key to our success. Our commitment and dedication to our customers have elevated JAS beyond the level of our competitors in this field.

-Carlo Rebuffi

Manager, Live Animal Transport Division

I feel very proud to have started this division of Live Animals in 2008 and over the last decade have seen it bloom and expand. Building my team through the years has produced solid relationships with our customers, based on trust, knowledge, and above all superior customer service.

Being passionate and loving what we do is a key to our success. Our commitment and dedication to our customers have elevated JAS beyond the level of our competitors in this field.

EXPERTISE

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We are proud leaders in Poultry Export Transports Worldwide, experienced in all phases from initial quote request, best carrier options for the logistics and rates, 24/7 follow up reports weather be in the drop at the airlines nationwide tendering the precious cargo, plus transit reports, and confirmation plus arrival supervision by our overseas offices with pictures and mortality reports at final destination airports.

The team of dedicated professionals In Live Animal Forwarding:

Carlo Rebuffi- Manager

Diana Berdote- Supervisor/Equine Specialist

Kelvin Suen- Export Specialist

Rafael Diaz- Export Specialist​

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Members of the ATA (Animal Transport Assoc) and of US Poultry and Egg Assoc.

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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.”

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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.”​

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