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2020 Q3

JAS Mexico Announces Expansion into Perishables
October 9, 2020
Luis Chavez, JAS Mexico Head of Perishables
Luis Chavez, JAS Mexico Head of Perishables

JAS Mexico is excited to announce the appointment of Luis Chavez as the JAS Mexico Head of Perishables.  

With rapid growth occurring in the Perishables sector in Mexico, JAS has decided to retake and pursue this industry by offering more diverse options for our customers with new destinations available around the world.

Starting in September Luis Chavez joined JAS Mexico in the new role as Country Head of Perishables, reporting to Hugo Cardenas, Head of Airfreight for the organization, both being located at JAS Mexico Headquarters in Guadalajara.

Luis brings over 30 years of experience to the company with a degree in International Commerce. He started very early on in the forwarding industry with his career and now has 32 years of experience, specializing in Air Operations. Luis has experience with the operation & administration of charter flights and ACMI (27 years of experience/aircrafts:  727/DC-8, 747-4F and 747-8F). He has managed country operations for global accounts, including air, ocean, cross dock, and logistics. He specifically has 11 years of experience with Air Perishables, handling a diversified product portfolio; berries, avocados, limes, mangos, asparagus, etc to Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Luis also has 15 years of experience with the overland local and USA, to build up business demands, as well as 7 years of ocean experience.

With Luis's background and other related business strengths, JAS is very excited to have Luis joining the team.

Please join us in welcoming Luis to the JAS family!

JAS Recognized by a Valued Customer
September 25, 2020

JAS is internationally recognized by our customers as a leader in customer service. While JAS leverages some of the most advanced technological solutions in the forwarding and logistics industry, we continuously make sure that the technology is handled by highly skilled and conscientious people dedicated to our customer base.

JAS Introduces Blue World Atlantic
September 22, 2020

The current pandemic has caused shipping disruptions across the globe.  

With a 70% reduction in passenger flights since February 2020, the overall global air freight capacity is down about 25% from this time last year.  Limited space on limited flights means frequent delays and interruptions of supply chains globally.

With the unpredictable availability of cargo space, how do we regain control of air freight to ensure service in such a critical time?  

The traditional air freight model is no longer a realistic option, instead Flight Operations are the key for maintaining a reliable and uninterrupted supply chain by providing door-to-door control of the shipping process. With a Flight Operation, every step of the process - from the time the cargo is picked up to its final delivery - is meticulously managed by the service provider.  

Shipments are processed through facilities controlled by the service provider, both at origin and destination. This system avoids the typical congestion at airport hubs, reduces overall transit time, and increases control.

The aircraft themselves offer unmatched flexibility to meet all cargo needs. Freighters have the capability to move normal and specialized cargo such as dangerous goods, oversized pieces, and shipments requiring refrigeration such as perishable and pharma.  

Lastly, a prime network of delivery options carries the cargo to its ultimate destination.

In early August JAS introduced BLUE WORLD ATLANTIC, a weekend roundtrip Flight Operation between Chicago and Frankfurt, utilizing B 747 – 400 F Nose-Load for optimum loading capabilities. The BLUE WORLD ATLANTIC prime schedule is the best solution for supporting customers in the transatlantic air freight corridor!

If your business could benefit from a regular flight operation in the transatlantic corridor contact a local JAS representative for more information.

Sales & Marketing Director Joins JAS Chile
September 1, 2020
Ricardo Ortiz, JAS Chile Sales & Marketing Director
Ricardo Ortiz, JAS Chile Sales & Marketing Director

We are glad to announce that Ricardo Ortiz has joined the JAS family as Sales & Marketing Director JAS Chile.

Ricardo had more than 16 years of experience in the freight forwarding industry in Chile and the Latam region. He has a strong background on Sales Development, Product and P&L management. During the last 6 years held the role of Country Head of Ocean Freight and previously had several positions on the Sales area.

We are sure that Ricardo will be key to generate a boost on Chile growth.

Please join us in welcoming Ricardo to the JAS family!

Biagio Bruni Keynotes Agora 2020 Conference
August 25, 2020

Per il terzo anno di fila CONFETRA organizza il prestigioso evento Denominato AGORA’ 2020 e JAS, presente sin dalla prima edizione del 2018, NON potrà mancare con l’ importante partecipazione del nostro Keynote Speaker Mr. Biagio Bruni.

Sarà un momento di confronto importante e sarà l’occasione per fare il punto sulle grandi dinamiche del commercio globale che sta generando mutamenti profondi non solo nel mondo dell’Industria, ma anche nei settori della Logistica e nel Trasporto Internazionale, il tutto fortemente “modificato” anche in conseguenza alle sfide che il “Mondo Post Covid” potrà determinare per l’Italia e per le nostre Imprese.

Infatti a causa dell’emergenza sanitaria causata dal COVID-19, anche il settore dei Trasporti Aerei ha subito dei fortissimi mutamenti sin dai primi giorni di Marzo 2020, causando pesanti contraccolpi sulla continuità della Supply Chain.  

Nonostante questo difficile momento, siamo fieri di affermare che ancora una volta JAS ha avuto una “Market Vision” offrendo servizi JAS CHARTER FLIGHTS in grado di fornire continuità alla Supply Chain della Clientela e di Istituzioni Nazionali ed Internazionali.

JAS ha deciso deciso di continuare con l’investimento effettuato nei mesi precedenti, puntando sull’ organizzazione di vere e proprie «JAS FLIGHT OPERATIONS» su alcune delle Trade Lanes principali.

Il Servizio proposto da JAS  e’ gia’ operativo su uno dei piu’ importanti corridori per il traffico aereo che resta anche uno dei piu’ colpiti dalla cancellazione dei voli passeggeri:

NORTH AMERICA – EUROPA - NORTH AMERICA

Gli altri corridoi continuano ad essere serviti tramite voli charter organizzati in base alle esigenze del momento.

Per maggiori dettagli in merito allo schedule dei voli contattate l’ ufficio JAS piu’ vicino

For the third year in a row, CONFETRA is organizing AGORA’ 2020.   JAS will be contributing to this important event with the Keynote Speaker Mr. Biagio Bruni.

This is the ideal forum for exchanging ideas and to discuss the current turmoil in the world of commerce which will cause deep changes for all industries and their supply chains, particularly for the international transportation of goods. Everything will be affected, the POST COVID-19 world will be full of challenges and opportunities for Italy and its Industries.

The health crisis caused by COVID-19, greatly affected the whole Air Transportation sector starting from the first few days of March 2020. Supply Chains around the world were completely disrupted.

Despite the very difficult moment, JAS was able to anticipate the market needs quickly establishing a series of JAS CHARTER FLIGHTS to cover any supply chain gap for its clients, as well as Italian and International institutions.

JAS recently decided to expand the investment creating what we now call “JAS FLIGHT OPERATIONS” on the most important Trade-Lanes.

The service is already operational in one of the most important air freight corridors which is also one of the most impacted by the cancellation of many passenger flights:

NORTH AMERICA – EUROPE – NORTH AMERICA

Other flight corridors will be served with Charter Flights which will be organized depending on the market needs.

For more information and schedule details, please contact your closest JAS office.

Appointment of Regional Account Director for Latin America
August 19, 2020

JAS is proud to announce that Ariel Kraft has joined the JAS Family as REGIONAL ACCOUNT DIRECTOR – LATAM, starting July 1st.

Mr. Ariel Kraft has Business Administration degree and  MBA in Customer Experience Management,  with 18 years’ experience in global  forwarding. He started his professional career in Air & Sea Operations, Customs Clearance  and moved to sales  to develop Trade Lane Germany to South America  before he took  the responsibility to  manage the automotive vertical  and National  sales structure in Brazil  in two different Germany freight forwarders during the last 10 years.

Mr. Kraft started his career in Brazil in 2003 and left 11 years later after being responsible for the Automotive Vertical and Sales Management of the subsidiary. On his last company prior to joining JAS, he had the role of National Sales Manager and Key Account Manager for the Americas, their most relevant Automotive clients.

Ariel is going to be based in our office in Sao Paulo, Brazil and will be working on business development of large accounts in the region, with focus mainly on new logos.

JAS is excited to have Ariel Kraft Join the team. Please join us in welcoming him to the JAS family!

JAS Brazil Announces Sales Director
August 19, 2020
Marcus Harwardt, JAS Brazil Sales & Marketing Director
Marcus Harwardt, JAS Brazil Sales & Marketing Director

JAS is proud to announce the appointment of Marcus Harwardt as Sales & Marketing Director JAS Brazil. Markus is joined us on July 6, 2020 and will be based in the Sao Paulo Corporate Office.

Marcus was born and raised in Brazil, with German parents, and graduated in International Transport with a Master Degree in Foreign trade. Has 25 years’ experience in the Logistics market, and has held different leadership positions as District Manager and Head of Sales, in companies such as Hamburg Sud, Kuehne+Nagel, Itapoa Port Terminals, and most recently at Panalpina.

His expertise and vision on strategic development, business planning and sales management will certainly be great value added for JAS Brazil in the future.

Please join us in welcoming Marcus to the JAS family!

In Times of Crisis, Customers Turn to the Agile and Responsive Expertise of JAS
August 18, 2020

Reduced global air cargo capacity, blank sailings, carrier solvency, increasing port congestion, and last-mile delivery delays are adding to an ever-growing riskier global environment that threatens supply chains.

Uncertain times often require creative measures. As shippers look to replenish inventory levels as well as budget logistics costs in such an unpredictable environment, partnering with a freight forwarder such as JAS helps to reduce such risks and cost concerns.

JAS has always worked closely with shippers to offer solutions that balance planning with responsiveness and agility. The COVID-19 pandemic highlights this need as shippers continue to benefit from the expertise of JAS during this crisis.

For several years, JAS Italy has worked with several Italian Government institutions by serving their logistics requirements. The relationship has become even closer during the pandemic as JAS took charge of a certain Italian Government institution’s import/export distribution process to obtain and distribute Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) commodities.

JAS initially arranged shipments from China, Brazil, and South Africa mainly through general cargo urgent flights. However, as demand dramatically increased, JAS recognized that the available market capacity was not meeting the needs of its customers. As a result, JAS ramped up the use of charter flights to better meet customer requirements.  

Since February, JAS has moved millions of masks along with protective suits, visors, gloves, respirators, pulmonary ventilators, test tubes, and swabs.

By chartering flights, JAS was able to help other customers as well. For example, a German-based provider of medical and hygiene products turned to JAS to supply N95 masks to the governments of Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. JAS utilized multiple chartered flights from Shanghai to Frankfurt to distribute not only to the governments involved but also to pharmacies for wider distribution to non-governmental organizations and the public at large.

JAS was able to support customers in Peru, Colombia, and Mexico building southbound connections with the charter flights arriving to the USA from Asia.

The ability to rapidly charter flights between countries could not have been accomplished in such a quick and efficient manner without the expertise of the JAS World Air Freight Team (WAT) whose close relationship with a number of aircraft owners allowed JAS to find the right equipment, mostly 747-8 and 747-4 cargo planes, at the right time and in the right location for its customers.

Collaboration with JAS China was crucial as requirements for moving Personal Protection Equipment changed almost on a daily basis. Communication was a key success factor with JAS China establishing a daily communication channel to keep the whole JAS network up to date with the latest information.

JAS has now implemented full scheduled flight operations in the transatlantic corridor. Offering weekend flights from Chicago to Frankfurt and back.

JAS is also continuing special charter flights both with cargo aircraft or ghost flights from Shanghai to Chicago and from Hong Kong to Los Angeles.

JAS Places First Booking With Qatar Airways Cargo's We Qare Program
August 17, 2020

Through the We Qare program, the airline is donating 1 million kilos of freight space on its airplanes to selected customers around the world to give to the charities of their choice.

JAS Worldwide took advantage of this fantastic program on behalf of the World Food Program and moved almost 50 tons of Personal Protective Equipment and supplies from Shanghai, China to Dhaka, Bangladesh at the end of July, free of charge.

“This was a great opportunity for JAS to support the World Food Program” says Salvatore Lauro the head of JAS Aid & Relief division.

The whole JAS organization is thankful to Qatar Airways Cargo for the initiative, together we made the difference!

JAS Thailand Offers Perishable Goods Service By Air from Italy
August 3, 2020
Milan to Bangkok Perishables Flight Service Map
Milan to Bangkok Perishables Flight Service Map

Located in the center of southeast Asia, Thailand is the second-biggest economy in ASEAN and a major global tourism destination. This dynamic and consumer-driven market is increasing its demand for imported food and beverages, offering many opportunities for Italian exporters. JAS Thailand is proud to launch a weekly air freight consolidation for perishable goods from Italy, catering to the demanding needs of the most reputable hotels and restaurants of the country. We carry perishable goods such as fresh fish, meat, cheese, vegetables, and also ‘super’ fresh cheese (like mozzarella or burrata) and frozen foods to Bangkok.

This JAS AIR Service features the following benefits:

  • Weekly departure on world class carrier
  • Airport to Airport transit time : 11 hours
  • Flexible processes oriented to provide customers tailor-made solutions
  • Integral/integrated : JAS can complement air portion with Origin (pick up/warehouse/consolidation/customs brokerage) value added service solutions to ensure the smoothest release at destination.

Please visit JAS Thailand country website and / or reach out to thsales@jas.com for more information.

JAS Aerospace Mexico Transports Helicopters
July 21, 2020

In late June and early July 2020 JAS Aerospace Mexico transported 3 Helicopters from a Helicopter School located in Veracruz Airport (General Heriberto Jara) to Mexico City, Benito Juarez Airport, Terminal 2.

This moved took place between June the 30th 2020 & July the 1st 2020. This transport required 2 flat bed trucks to be used to transport the 3 Helicopters. Besides managing logistics of the domestic trucking required to make this transport possible, JAS Aerospace Mexico was also in charge of handling the crane required to load the cargo at the origin as well as unload at the destination. The loading took around 4 hours of operation time, plus 3 hours for unloading.

The mission was a total success, the 3 Helicopters were delivered on time and without any issue. These Helicopters are used for training and have 2 passengers cabin seating in each. With maximum take off gross weight of 794kg, empty weight (standard configuration) 500kg, with a useful load of 294kg. They are 6.76mt long, 1.99mt wide, and have a height of 2.65mt.

"Supplying this type of service is always a challenge. We can´t afford any damage to the Helicopters. We must do things slow, with all the planning done in advance, making sure to have the right vendors, and we  always have JAS personnel on site to make sure we do everything in the safest manner possible. Failure is not an option." Francisco Robles, National Aerospace Manager, JAS Mexico

These type of shipments are part of the Aerospace services JAS Mexico have been promoting since August 2019. Allowing JAS customers to achieve their goals, on time, and without concern. These are some of the characteristics of the Helicopters:

JAS South Africa Aids in Critical JAS Italy PPE Shipment
July 1, 2020

During the peak of the Italian Covid-19 crisis, JAS South Africa received instructions from JAS Italy to handle an urgent PPE shipment for the PROTEZIONE CIVILE ITALIANA. 11,343 cartons containing surgical masks needed to be uplifted from Durban, transported to Johannesburg and sent by airfreight to Italy.

The necessary arrangements with JAS South Africa’s transporter were swiftly made and all of the cargo was uplifted on 12 trucks and moved up to Johannesburg. Upon arrival, the merchandise was palletized into two shipments, respectively of 251 and 154 Pallets. Simultaneously, negotiations were taking place with various airlines for Charter options and our long-term partner, Cargolux, was chosen as the airline of choice. The two shipments were then booked on two Charters, the first one departing on the 21st of March and the second on the 28th of March. Arrangements with Cargolux continued being processed as relevant traffic rights were needed to be obtained in order for the Charters to move directly into Italy from South Africa.

The first shipment was delivered to Cargolux on the 19th of March, and the flight departed as scheduled. The second shipment proved to be more challenging, as South Africa was on the verge of a Nationwide lockdown, which began on the 27th of March. However, thanks to JAS South Africa’s efforts, the shipment made it out on time and was successfully loaded on board the flight which departed on schedule. This second shipment was on the last Cargolux flight out of South Africa, which was Day 1 of the South Africa lockdown.

Job well done and congratulations to the JAS South Africa Team! People continue to make the difference!

JAS Korea, a Specialized Solution in the Pharma Industry
June 23, 2020

As economies around the world are suffering from the impact of Covid-19, businesses are experiencing losses, workers are without jobs, and many face the challenge of a complete upheaval of lifestyle. However, pharmaceutical companies are taking center stage in the Covid-19 fight, and one of these is a Korean conglomerate, SK Group, is seeing growth on the stock market and a new burst of innovation in the infectious disease landscape as the race for treatment approval for a Covid-19 therapy takes off.

SK Group, the 2nd largest group in Korea after Samsung with an annual revenue of $213.6B in 2018, has two arms of pharmaceutical subsidiaries, SK Pharmteco, the pharmaceutical intermediate, and API manufacturer & SK Biopharmaceuticals, the new drug development.

With support from JAS APAC & JAS Worldwide, JAS Korea has become a contracted freight forwarding business partner for SK Biotek as of last December, then after months of implementation period, JAS has been handling various types of Pharmaceutical export shipments by Air & Ocean to additional International Pharmaceutical companies in Europe.

Due to the nature of the cargo, pharmaceutical products, they must be mostly carried by air freight, using special equipment such as dry ice gel/ ice pack, cool/ reefer truck, temperature-controlled storage, and even RKNs which require thorough knowledge and experience to handle such a commodity properly and in a timely manner.

The RKN e1 is a one pallet size container, based on a second-generation active temperature control system and utilizes compressor cooling and electric heating technology, to meet the requirements of the pharmaceutical industry for smaller air shipments.

The RKN e1 container maintains product temperatures in the +2 to +8 °C range, controlled room temperature (+15 to +25 °C) range,  JAS Korea has successfully arranged 11 RKN e1 for its door to door delivery to a Spanish Pharmaceutical consignee with Dap term in March, when the Pandemic was in the peak.

SK Pharmteco’s subsidiary, AMPAC is one of the strategic partners to a U.S. public benefit drug manufacturing corporation, which recently received federal government funding of $354 million for advanced manufacturing of America’s most essential medicines at risk of shortage, including those for the COVID-19 response. With its strategic partners, it has initiated manufacturing chemical precursor ingredients, active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), and finished dosage forms for over a dozen essential medicines to treat hospitalized patients with COVID-19-related illnesses.

SK Biotek will supply pharmaceutical intermediates to AMPAC and has appointed JAS Korea as the logistics provider for this project. The 1st air shipment was exported to AMPAC in California, USA by suing 5 x RKN e 1 in close cooperation with JAS San Francisco on June 15th, all 5 x RKNs were successfully delivered to AMPAC on the next day. After the ingredient’s analysis main orders will be placed shortly and JAS will continue to handle this business. Next opportunity will be export business out of AMPAC to overseas with the finished products.

JAS Korea is continuing to expand their reputation as the perfect solution for the transportation of pharmaceutical products in the market with these continued efforts excellent team-work. We are sure JAS will be leading the market in a near future.

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