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The JAS Natural Stone Division specializes in the support of the ornamental stone sector. We are dedicated to the management of international carriage by air, sea, and multi-modal.

Marble, quartz, granite, and other quarried material are transported as one solid piece. For this reason, special equipment must be utilized to ensure the slabs don’t crack. Transporting this type of material is difficult because it is notorious for its delicate nature. Carrying the slab incorrectly can result in catastrophic damage.

JAS has offices strategically positioned throughout the world set up to expertly handle the stone commodity.

As the biggest stone consumer in the world, with total consumption of over $30 billion, the US market is of the highest importance to many stone processing factories all over the world, including those in Brazil, Italy, Spain, India, China, Turkey, Greece, Vietnam, and Indonesia.

The JAS Natural Stone Division is staffed with experts who are able to skillfully leverage these global sources of supply.

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JAS has built a new GDP certified Pharma & Healthcare warehouse in Chicago.

JAS Constructs Pharma & Healthcare Facility in Chicago

JAS Worldwide has built a new pharma and healthcare warehouse outside of Chicago to further expand its offerings to customers in the pharma and healthcare industry.

The new 83,650-square-foot facility includes a temperature-controlled receiving dock with three dedicated dock doors leading directly into temperature-controlled areas. Within this space, there is a roughly 8,000 square foot CRT (controlled room temperature) chamber maintained at +15 to +25°C, as well as a 4,300 square foot cold room designed to handle temperature requirements of +2 to +8°C. To meet the needs of customers requiring even more specialized storage, a -20°C super freezer is available within the cold room.

Arnon Lopes, Sr. Director of Customer Experience, Americas Pharma & Healthcare states, "With 24/7/365 operations led by experienced staff who are GDP trained, our customers have access to the expedited and robust cold chain handling necessary to meet even the most stringent requirements of the pharma and healthcare industry. Our Chicago facility is also the Americas hub for our own freighter network seamlessly connecting Europe and USA."

The strategically located site is only a short distance from O'Hare International Airport, one of the largest U.S. airfreight gateways for cargo, allowing the team to keep supply chains moving. In addition, its geographic position near one of the largest interstate highway systems in the United States is only a 1- or 2-day truck drive away from most of the country's residents.

The facility underscores JAS' dedication to this rapidly growing industry and the customers it serves. "This new GDP-certified facility's close proximity to customers, capacity, and ability to serve a wide range of different temperature needs for our pharma and healthcare client's sensitive products forms a strong foundation for continued strategic growth. We continue to strengthen our global network and connect our valued clients with the services and solutions they need,” comments Giancarlo Rosselli, Vice President, Pharma & Healthcare Sales, Americas Region.

With a growing network of 35 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.

About JAS Worldwide

JAS was founded in 1978 in Milan, Italy, and its global headquarters is located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Over the last four decades, JAS has grown from regional roots to a global force in logistics covering all modes of transportation, including contract logistics and other sophisticated and digital-driven supply chain solutions. Today, JAS covers 100+ countries with over 7,000 employees globally and continues to expand with its core culture, “People make the difference.”

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JAS Trade Lane Director Elected President of the CBFFAC for 2023

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JAS Trade Lane Director Elected President of the CBFFAC for 2023

Silvia Judy, Trade-Lane Manager for JAS USA was elected as the President of the Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association of Charleston, SC Inc. (CBFFAC) for 2023.

The CBFFAC was organized in 1961 and is a local chapter of the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, Inc. (NCBFAA). The mission of the CBFFAC is heavily focused on educating the next generation of leaders in global supply chain and logistics management.

Silvia served as President of the CBFFAC in 2022 as well working with the Association to forge even closer relationships between Custom Brokers, Freight Forwarders, NVOCC’s, Indirect Air Carriers, and their trade affiliates as they work to promote their joint interests. Silvia is looking forward to continuing to serve in her role in the coming year.

JAS Brazil Appoints Natália Araujo as Operations Director

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JAS Brazil Appoints Natália Araujo as Operations Director

JAS Brazil, a global freight forwarding services provider, is pleased to announce the hiring of Natália Araujo as Operations Director. Natália brings with her more than 20 years of experience working in the international logistics and freight forwarding business along with expertise in Cargo Wise Implementation and other activities.

Natália succeeds Frederic Bismark, who has assumed the role of LATAM Regional Process Owner and will be responsible for Central Americas, Mexico, and Canada. He will be transitioning from his current position until December 31 and will join JAS Worldwide at its global headquarters in Atlanta beginning in January 2023. 

About JAS Brazil 

Established in Brazil in 1990, JAS Brazil is headquartered in São Paulo. Over the years, JAS has expanded its network to include 13 branches and three gateways at the main airports across the Brazilian region. Today, it provides a wide range of supply chain and logistics solutions, all backed by people expertise.

JAS PHARMA & HEALTHCARE VERTICAL STRENGTHENS AMERICAS LEADERSHIP TEAM

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JAS PHARMA & HEALTHCARE VERTICAL STRENGTHENS AMERICAS LEADERSHIP TEAM

JAS Worldwide Americas is pleased to announce the appointment of Roberta Perna as Sr. Director Quality and Compliance, Pharma & Healthcare Americas. Roberta will work closely with Americas team, including countries, branches and other regions, to champion pharma & healthcare quality and compliance topics to make them day-to-day cultural norms, and joins JAS Pharma & Healthcare Quality and Compliance Leadership team led by Alexandra Davin, VP Global Quality and Compliance, Pharma & Healthcare.

Coming from a world-wide Fortune 10 company that specializes in pharmaceutical distribution solutions, Roberta is a long-time veteran in quality assurance, global-scaled training management for all levels of organizations and compliance to pharma & healthcare regulations.  “

Under Roberta’s leadership, JAS Americas has access to the unprecedented support to invest more in our quality-driven culture to be the best quality logistics company in pharma and healthcare industry,” said Adrian Emmenegger, EVP Americas.
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SERVICES

  • Air
  • Ocean
  • Sea/Air
  • Customs Brokerage
  • Projects
  • Logistics: door-to-door
  • Supply Chain Management
  • PO Management Activities
  • National/International Road Transport

LOCATIONS

  • Brazil Rio de Janeiro
  • Italy - Modena & Florence
  • Spain – Madrid
  • USA – Atlanta & Houston

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Mr. Biagio Bruni

Founder & Chairman

“To be an organization that is committed to providing service at a level of excellence that exceeds every industry standard, at a price that is fair.”

Mr. Biagio Bruni

Founder & Chairman

“To be an organization that is committed to providing service at a level of excellence that exceeds every industry standard, at a price that is fair.”

EXPERTISE

JAS Italy:
  • Tile: Steady increase in volume over 2019/2020
  • JAS Modena: Control Tower for JAS Italy for tile business. This team has many years of experience in the sector.

JAS Spain:
  • Main Destinations: USA, far east (China & Vietnam), and LATAM
  • Exports from Vigo port (Northwest Spain) for granite slabs of exporters in northern region and the north of Portugal
  • Exports from Valencia (eastern Spain) for tiles & marble
  • Door-to-port services.
  • Spanish office established in 2010, therefore has excellent knowledge of the market, the commodities, and the customer-base.
  • JAS Spain maintains its own in-house customs broker
JAS USA:
  • JAS Atlanta Branch acts as the control tower
  • Coverage across all US ports
  • Brokerage and insurance expertise
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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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