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2020 Q1

JAS Mexico Welcomes New Air Freight Director
March 19, 2020

​JAS is proud to announce that Hugo Cardenas has joined the JAS Family as the JAS Mexico Air Freight Director this past December.

Mr. Cardenas has an Industrial Engineer degree with almost 30 years of career experience, 15 years with a global technology company where he managed different positions in engineering, finance planning, domestic logistics, warehousing, corporate audit and import/exports operations. Hugo has 15 years of experience in global forwarding, leading in positions such as Branch Manager, flight operations, perishables development, global accounts, and country head of Air Freight.  Additionally Cardenas has managed air freight trade and trade lane development for global and regional accounts throughout his career in Mexico.

JAS is excited to have Hugo Cardenas join the team. Please join us in welcoming him to the JAS family!

JAS Appoints New CCO
March 9, 2020

​JAS Worldwide is pleased to announce the appointment of Carol Kijac as Chief Commercial Officer.

With more than 25 years of industry and management experience, Carol has increased sales performance by creating and implementing programs that focus on the development of business acumen and client solution design.  An effective team builder adept at fostering top performance, her approach includes identifying individual and team capabilities and optimizing their strengths through continuous coaching, training and customized development plans.

She has held positions with increasing responsibility throughout her career, providing extensive field support to build market presence and drive revenue growth throughout domestic and international markets.  The programs she’s led consistently produced double digit growth annually, both as a sales executive and in management, throughout her impressive career.   JAS is excited to have her expertise and talents joining the team.

Carol previously worked with JAS as a consultant in 2015 on projects related to delivering the best solutions to our clients. Our business relationship developed into a strong partnership and eventually led to Carol joining JAS to work more closely with the team.

​Please join us in welcoming Carol to the JAS family!

JAS at Kyalami
February 27, 2020

​JAS Motorsport Logistics in collaboration with JAS South Africa were nominated as lead logistics providers for the Kyalami 9 Hour event held as part of the Intercontinental GT Series which visited our shores in November 2019. Our teams were revved up to be involved in this iconic event, which last took place at Kyalami in 1982, and surely will once again become a key event in the South African Motorsport calendar.

A few key statistics on what JAS was tasked to handle for the event:

  • A total of 41 containers carrying race cars, spares and timing equipment forwarded via ocean freight by JAS from various countries to South Africa, entering through various ports. Then exported again onward to different countries for the next events in the series.
  • Airfreight import & export of complete race cars, spares, accessories and equipment from and to various parts of the globe leading up to and after the event.
  • Obtaining embargo release from the customs authorities so that all containers would be inspected in one location, which would be the lay down area managed by JAS in the Kyalami track precinct. This for both imports, as well as export inspections.
  • Successfully managing a mix of customs requirements, some teams shipping under ATA Carnet, others with commercial invoices, for which provisional payments had to be made as well as acquitted with customs, all done in record time.
  • On site operations included 4 x crane trucks and multiple tridem axle truck tractor combinations to move a total of 54 containers from the lay down area to various points around the pit lane and behind the main building for teams to be present and unload their containers.
  • All containers were moved, placed, unpacked and operations set up completed within 2 days, and the same applied for loading out again.
  • Senior representatives from JAS Motorsport Logistics were on site for the full duration of the lead up to, as well as during and strike down of the event to provide support services from a logistics perspective to the teams as well as for the organizers.

The entire event went off smoothly, something JAS is extremely proud of.  People continue to make the difference.

JAS Offers Air-Sea Solutions to/from China
February 26, 2020

​JAS Worldwide, together with their business partner Global Airlift Solutions, has managed another successful and urgent charter operation from the USA to China carrying important medical and Coronavirus outbreak relief goods.

The Boing 747-400 departed on Saturday Feb 21 2020 from the Chicago O' Hare International Airport and arrived at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport on Sunday Feb 23rd at 16:51 local time. The plane carried 100 tons of freight, of which 50% were relief goods such as facial masks and disinfectants.

“JAS is proud to be a able to provide a quick and reliable solution for our customers that want to support their employees and business partners during a difficult time”, said Senior Director for Air Freight for JAS USA,

Dirk Ravensteiner. Capacity is extremely tight and flight cancellations after the outbreak of the Coronavirus have reduced available cargo capacity from and to China by more than 40%. Making shipping solutions more complicated.

JAS Worldwide is now also offering unique Sea/Air solutions to/from China. JAS Worldwide hopes to ensure that this is a suitable and alternative solution for shipments to cities in the Northern & Central part of China like Qingdao, Beijing, Tianjin & Dalian, Shanghai and Ningbo.

For more details about our charter services & Sea/Air solutions, please contact your local JAS Worldwide representative.

JAS APAC Announces Trade Lane Manager
February 12, 2020

JAS APAC is excited to announce Marco Pinzani as the new Trade Lane Manager from Italy to South East Asia, a new role created to enable JAS to better serve the needs of our customers shipping between Italy and SE Asia.

JAS is excited to continue to have Marco Pinzani and his extensive experience as part of the JAS Team. Mr. Pinzani previously served as Route Development Manager for Italy in Hong Kong and Trade Lane Manager for Italy based in Dubai.

From Marco "I’m Marco from JAS Singapore regional office. I’m very excited to be here and ready for this new challenge. Looking forward to work with all of you.  My motto: See the big picture. "

Marco's current area of coverage is Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam.  

Please join us in congratulating Marco on this new position and opportunity.

JAS Leading into the Future
February 11, 2020

JAS is excited to announce the graduates of the 2nd Edition, 2019, Leading Into The Future Management Program. in Latin America.

This program lasts several weeks and puts participants through simulations, experiential activities, and case studies. These experiences enable our leaders to flourish and reach their full leadership potential, giving them guidelines to operate within while solving problems and thinking on their feet.

This program not only teaches real life scenarios, but also enables our team members to self-analyze themselves and discover more about how their leadership styles impact others and their team. This helps leaders to better understand others needs and improve upon their style of management. This self evaluation leads to better synergy within and throughout departments as well as greater successes over time.

JAS Leading Into the Future - Management Program, has 4 modules that each participant must complete before graduating. They are You as a Leader,  My team, Our Organization, and  Integrated View. Congratulations to our new program graduates as we look forward into 2020, ready to take on new challenges.

Projects for Mozambique
February 10, 2020

JAS Projects Italy is proud to announce that they have successfully performed shipments for approx. 10.000 FRT. in 2019. The majority of these shipments came from Italy to Mozambique.

All cargo has been moved via regular FCL service by dry containers and special equipment, in particular, open top and flat rack out of gauge. Many shipments consist of on ro-ro cargo such as Terex Cranes and Merlo Machines.

​These shipment contracts are related to the Mozambique LNG Projects, for the construction of 2 onshore LNG trains in Afungi (Palma).

With the success of these many shipments JAS is excited to see JAS Projects continue to assist in Afungi projects in the future. There will be new and interesting perspectives for 2020 as JAS Projects Italy plans to bid for the main Tender for another Afungi Project.

JAS Peru Welcomes New Sales Manager
February 1, 2020

Starting February 1st 2020, Jetsys Lavado assumed the position of National Sales Manager for JAS Peru. Jetsys has been working in JAS as Customs Broker Manager for the last 3 years, growing this product exponentially.

​Jetsys Lavado  has been a logistics professional since 2001 where she started work at PESQUERA PIZARRO (Seafood Exportation – perishables cargo) when she was 19 years old, as a Management Assistant, her main function was to support the sales team in purchase order generation, developing quoting and negotiation skills with the Logistics suppliers to improve rates whit in supply chain. Then she started working at GLOBAL PHOENIX TRADE, a trading company that operates in China (where the head office is) and Perú, dedicated to the sale of steel coils and plates, her main achievement was the acquisition of top customers for the company.

The conjuncture of the changes in customs regulations and being in the last cycles of her studies in Foreign trade and Customs at ADEX (Institute of the Exporters Association) made her interested in knowing more about that process, it was then in 2005 she started working at AUSA ADUANAS S.A, the first in the ranking of customs agencies nationwide in Perú, where she started as a commercial assistant and made that a professional career until becoming the Commercial Chief and having a team of 20 people under her leadership, her main achievement was the development and implementation of the integral Logistic Service department, services implemented for TIENDAS PERUANAS & SUPERMERCADOS PERUANOS, (HOME CENTER), COMPAÑÍA INTERNACIONAL DEL CAFÉ and PERHUSA- ALTOMAYO putting into practice her knowledge of management development and applied Logistics acquired from her studies in Business Administration at the Private University SJB, and also Supply Chain Managment program at CENTRUM, consolidating her knowledge in Door-to-door service, warehousing, distribution and 4PL.

After 10 years in AUSA, she was hired by Antares Logistics (NYK Carrier Network) as Senior Sales Executive, where she managed the APAC trade lane and obtained important results such as the acquisition of the back to school campaigns, after that she was hired by MIQ Logistics (now Noatum Logistics, it was Complete Acquisition of the Multinational MIQ Logistics) as Business Development Manager, having as main responsibility be the implementation of the integral logistics department.

Jetsys has been part of the JAS team since 2017, developing door-to-door services, consolidating local negotiations and managing cross-selling with the sales team. JAS is proud to have Jetsys as the new Sales Manager for Peru. Please join us in welcoming her.

JAS Update on Coronavirus Outbreak in China
January 30, 2020

Dear valued customer:

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the new Coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency of international concern now.
More than 7700 cases have been confirmed in China. There have cases been reported now also in 18 other countries.

We would like to share the latest update on the spread of the coronavirus in the city of Wuhan, and our operational plans and guidelines in response to this crisis. We are monitoring the situation very closely to ensure the safety of our employees whilst working towards minimizing any possible impacts on our operations and our customers’ shipments.

Acknowledging the potential threats to the health and safety of our employees, we are taking all necessary precautions and preventive measures by accepting all governmental regulations and guidelines The safety of our employees is our top priority. We therefore ask for your kind understanding on our limited in-office operations under this emergency situation.

Holiday Extension of China Branch Offices
In accordance to the announcements of China State Council and Provincial Governments, as of the latest update on 31st January, JAS China and HKG offices will resume operation on the following dates:


​Branch - Date of Office Operation Commencement

​SHA​ - Monday, 10 February 2020

NGB - ​Monday, 10 February 2020

SZX - ​Monday, 10 February 2020

CAN - ​Monday, 10 February 2020

XMN - ​Monday, 10 February 2020

DLC - Monday, 10 February 2020

BJS - ​Monday, 10 February 2020

TSN - ​Monday, 10 February 2020

TAO - ​Monday, 10 February 2020

HKG - Monday, 3 February 2020


​Flexible Working Arrangement of China and Hong Kong on 3rd to 7th February
To scale down the number of staffs in office and reduce the spread of novel coronavirus in the community, we have planned work-from-home flexible arrangement for all offices during 3rd to 7th February.

During 3rd to 7th February, all China branches (including those which will commence operation on 10th February) will arrange skeleton staff team to work in office to support business operation, while the rest of the staff will work from home. In Hong Kong Branch, operation teams will be split into two teams and work on rotation basis, while Logistics team will remain full support on site.

Following the flexible working arrangement, Sales team members in China and Hong Kong will work from home with 100% connectivity to business mails and can be reached via mobile shall there be any urgent business enquiries from customers.  All staffs have the connectivity to business mail, we will try our best endeavors to maintain our business service to make sure clients’ needs will be fulfilled in due course..

China Market Updates on Air and Ocean Operation
We are carefully monitoring the situation in regard to all carriers, terminals, customs, warehouse, trucking service and booking agents of cities where JAS offices are presented.

OCEAN:
In Greater China (except Hubei province ports, including Wuhan), the majority of container operations, including those at the terminals, depots, and other facilities, continue to operate as usual over the Lunar New Year holiday period. For ports other than Hubei province ports, vessels are still maintaining their normal port calls and operations. New bookings to/from all ports in Hubei province are temporarily suspended, and our staff will continue to liaise with customers who have shipments already in progress to discuss the most appropriate course of action for these.

AIR:
At time of writing, the majority of passenger airlines have suspended flights to and from China (mainland without Hong Kong) during February and March with further updates to follow during the weeks to come. The freighter carriers have cancelled several flights but will be operating on a special flight schedule after the extended Lunar New Year period. Until further notice, live animals (AVI) will no longer be accepted for carriage on routes to and from China (mainland).

Air and Ocean Carriers:
Both Air and Ocean Carriers continue to monitor the situation and assess the need for potential network capacity adjustments to cater for any short-term changes in demand out of China. We will update you as soon as information becomes available


Business Support for Clients
JAS China Sales team have closely communicated with clients during CNY holidays to identify their business needs during week of 3rd February, especially for clients with manufacturing sites in China. The team will continue to work both internally and externally to ensure clients’ requirement will be fulfilled.

For additional information, we ask you to please contact your local JAS Office.

Sincerely.
JAS Worldwide Management

JAS India is AEO Certified
January 23, 2020

JAS is proud to announce that JAS India is now certified as an AEO - Authorized Economic operator.

The certificate was conferred to JAS by Dr. John Joseph, Hon’ble Chairman – CBIC (The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs) during a commemoration ceremony held at the Customs House in New Delhi.

AEO certification provides businesses with an internationally recognized security standard and certifies an entity as a secure and reliable trade partner.

Globally, AEO certification is gradually evolving into an industry standard for claiming eligibility to any administrative and governmental discretions, priority and facilitation. JAS India is on the forefront of this movement, ready to provide customers the best possible service in a secure environment.

Congratulations to the JAS India Team!

JAS India Moves Airbus H-125 Helicopter
January 17, 2020

After a month of precision planning and coordination, JAS India and JAS Spain synchronized their efforts and moved an Airbus H-125 helicopter from the Barcelona airport to the Delhi airport.

The Helicopter is the Eurocopter AS350 Écureuil, now known as Airbus Helicopters H-125, is a single-engine light utility helicopter which was originally designed and manufactured in France.

The customer in India was very happy with the service and were delighted with the on time delivery of the helicopter on schedule and with no issues. This was a result of the detailed planning and coordination of the JAS India team with the JAS Spain team as well as with the local service providers like the client's customs broker, transporter, and customs authorities. All the necessary documentation was processed in accordance to the local laws and well in advance of deadlines so that there was no room for any delay at any point.

Because of this detailed and precise planning, JAS India delivered the helicopter to their customer on time as indicated at the time of delivery at the time of quotation which was almost 20 days prior to the execution date.

JAS China Provides Green Store Delivery Service
January 16, 2020

JAS China is pleased to announce its partnership with two of the world's top fast fashion groups. Fast fashion refers to fashion retailers who are able to move from the catwalk to retail market quickly.

Starting in 2019 JAS began providing green store delivery using electric vehicles for these businesses, covering more than 40 shops in 5 cities including Beijing, Tianjin, Shijiazhuang, Langfang, and Tangshan in North China. The estimated volume being transported is currently at 20,000 CBM/year, with the the store delivery service in Beijing having an on-time delivery performance of 99% specifically.

All by means of electric vehicles, JAS China picks up the replenishment from the warehouse, delivers to the stores across Beijing city, and sends back the empty recycling boxes to the warehouse.

The service is offered non-stop, year-round, with a maximum of 3-4 deliveries per day for each shop. This model helps our clients to reduce warehouse space in their retail space and receive replenishment of inventory quick enough to support their sales, all while reaching the carbon dioxide reduction target.

Starting in October 2019, JAS China started the second wave of the green energy vehicle store delivery service. JAS picks up cargo from the client at the PEK airport area and then extended the delivery from just Beijing to the client’s additional shops in Tianjin, Shijiazhuang, Langfang, and Tangshan.

Thanks to the fast development of electric vehicle technology, JAS China is helping our clients switch delivery service to a green model in order to protect our environment not only in North China, but also in the whole country.

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