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2021 Q1

Spotlight on JAS Porto Alegre
March 29, 2021
Pictured left to right : Julio Dorneles - Business Development Manager, Alfredo Rodrigues - Operations Supervisor, Luana Franceschi - Business Analyst
Pictured left to right : Julio Dorneles - Business Development Manager, Alfredo Rodrigues - Operations Supervisor, Luana Franceschi - Business Analyst

The team at the JAS Porto Alegre branch are continuing to grow their position in the southern market daily, as they expand their expertise in air, land, and sea transport. The dedicated JAS team has the know-how to serve customers from all industries and assist with any necessity. JAS has the necessary resources, knowledge, and technology to help your company navigate the highly complex logistics and supply chain processes.

This JAS office is located in the center of Porto Alegre, the state capital, which is considered the fifth largest economic hub in Brazil, with various industries including auto companies, and footwear manufacturers.

The difference in JAS' ability to meet the expectations of the Rio Grande do Sul market are the customized service offerings and the teams’ dedication to meeting the needs of the current market while ensuring excellent results, as well as cost reduction, and optimization of deadlines.


A equipe JAS da filial de Porto Alegre vem aumentando a cada dia o seu posicionamento no mercado sulista e ampliando sua expertise no transporte aéreo, rodoviário e marítimo. Temos um time dedicado com know-how para atender clientes de todos os seguimentos. Nosso time atualmente está posicionado como consultor para ajudá-los em qualquer demanda com total capacidade de executar processos de alta complexidade em todos os modais da cadeia logística.

O escritório da JAS é localizado no centro de Porto Alegre, capital do estado, considerada o quinto polo econômico do Brasil com a presença de grandes empresas automobilísticas, calçadistas e diversas indústrias. Um território atrativo e com grandes oportunidades de negócio.

Nosso diferencial para atender as expectativas do mercado do Rio Grande do Sul está no atendimento customizado, a dedicação do nosso time garante resultados excelentes com redução dos custos e otimização dos prazos diante do atual momento desafiador do mercado.

A JAS entende que todas as etapas do processo são importantes para uma boa performance final.

Conte com a JAS, aqui as pessoas fazem a diferença!

JAS Indonesia Appoints Ocean Freight Manager
March 22, 2021
Novi Indrayanti, Ocean Freight Manager for JAS Indonesia
Novi Indrayanti, Ocean Freight Manager for JAS Indonesia

Please join the JAS family in welcoming Novi Indrayanti to the PT JAS Worldwide Indonesia team.

Indrayanti comes with a wealth of experience from a variety of forwarding companies spanning more than 20 years. She is now the new Ocean Freight Manager for JAS Indonesia.

Indrayanti will be based at the Jakarta Branch, but will also help the JAS Surabaya branch to develop and increase the performance of import and export operations as well as shipments to help our customers reach their goals. She will be directly reporting to Franceschino Menconi, Managing Director for JAS Indonesia.

With her experience, JAS is confident that she will bring great value to JAS clients.

JAS Brazil Gains Branch Manager
March 16, 2021

JAS is pleased to announce that effective March 1st, Giuliano Alfredo will be joining the JAS team as Branch Manager of the JAS SJK office

Giuliano Alfredo has more than 25 years of experience in the Industry where he has held several management positions in different companies, and also has a long history within JAS BRASIL, acting as Operational Manager at the SAO branch (1999-2002), responsible for managing automotive accounts in the KAM, SAO E SJK region and Branch Manager at the JAS MANAUS office (2010-2016).

Now Alfredo, returns to JAS to synergize with the current team and build new opportunities for the SJK Branch, he has purpose and knows that at JAS people make the difference!

Join us in welcoming Giuliano Alfredo to the JAS family!


No início de Março a Filial da JAS SJK recebeu com satisfação Giuliano Alfredo como Branch Manager no escritório de São José dos Campos/SP.

Giuliano Alfredo tem mais de 25 anos de experiência na Indústria onde assumiu diversos cargos de gestão em diferentes empresas, e também tem uma grande trajetória dentro da JAS BRASIL, atuando como Gerente Operacional na filial de SAO (1999-2002), responsável pela gestão de contas automotivas na região de KAM,SAO E SJK e Gerente de Filial no escritório da JAS MANAUS ( 2010-2016).

Agora Giuliano, retorna a JAS para somar forças com a nossa atual equipe e construir novas oportunidades para a Filial de SJK, ele conhece o nosso propósito e acredita que aqui as pessoas fazem a diferença!

Vamos juntos desejar boas-vindas a Giuliano Alfredo à Família JAS!

JAS London Transitions to New Facility
March 12, 2021
JAS UK Facility at Heathrow
JAS UK Facility at Heathrow

Due to dramatic growth last year, JAS UK had to quickly find a location that could accommodate its expanding business. A new facility was located in a perfect location to deliver & retrieve cargo at Heathrow.


To aid productivity JAS UK procured a 2nd X-ray machine & invested in a powered roller bed ULD system which will allow a much quicker transfer of build and empty equipment, allowing for a fast turnaround of the 90-100 units it is building on a daily basis . The operation is a true 24/7 service with three warehouse shifts in operation. The Heathrow facility now sets the stage for optimal operation for a minimum of ten years growth with the ability to add a mezzanine floor should demand dictate. JAS UK now has eight dock leveled doors at Heathrow to facilitate quick loading and de-vanning of ocean containers, which represents 50% of JAS UK's business.

Facility Specifications:

  • 110,000 square feet (warehouse 90k, offices 20k)
  • 50m fenced secured yard
  • 12 loading doors ( 8 dock leveled)
  • 3 miles to Heathrow Cargo Village /Terminals 4&5
  • Powered ULD roller bed system with side shift capability
  • 2 Smiths Detection 180cm(h) X-ray machines
  • CCTV throughout building with access control
  • Electric height adjustable work stations for staff wellbeing
  • Solar Panels & rainwater harvesting aiding our green credentials
  • Fully bonded, CAA & AEO Approved

JAS USA Expands Reach to Cincinnati
March 10, 2021

JAS USA is pleased to announce the opening of its newest office in Cincinnati, Ohio.

JAS USA's new Cincinnati branch has a strategic connotation due to its geographic location at the center of the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana region. It is an ideal location for freight movement as it offers an extensive network of roads, airports, waterways, and rail. Interstate 75, which runs through Cincinnati, is one of the United States' busiest truck routes. Additionally, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) in Hebron is one of the busiest airports in the United States for total cargo operations. Of further importance, the nearby Ports of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky move close to 50 million tons of cargo each year. Each day, hundreds of trains come through the region's intermodal terminals and classification yards.

The city also presents new e-commerce opportunities with the recent completion of a massive Air Hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG).  

As a part of this expansion, Tony Masternak joins as the JAS Cincinnati Branch Manager and Bryan Perdue joins as Regional Business Development Manager. Masternak has experience in launching and opening offices in the CVG market and has grown offices to become needle-movers within their respective networks. Perdue has an extensive background in operations, most recently in a commercial role.  

JAS looks forward to utilizing the advantages this new branch offers the entire company network and most importantly, to the JAS client base.

Happy International Women's Day 2021
March 8, 2021

The JAS commitment to equality for women throughout our organization has never been stronger. From the warehouse teams to the C-Suite, JAS women truly make the difference. This year, JAS continues to recognize the instrumental value of women’s contributions not only within the company but of its many women-owned and managed customers around the globe. We celebrate the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day, Choose To Challenge as JAS women continue to make the difference.

JAS UK Prevents Line Stop in Production
March 8, 2021

JAS is dedicated to our customers, and often has the opportunity to help clients overcome challenges when immediate shipments are needed. On Monday, the 22nd of February, a large automotive customer requested that JAS UK move an urgent air freight shipment from China to the UK.

As of Monday afternoon, this shipment was in a free trade zone warehouse (FTZ) in Wuxi, China, awaiting outbound bonded clearance.  JAS Shanghai received the shipment at the airport warehouse at 2130 Monday. The flight left Tuesday with an ETA of 1600 at Heathrow Airport (LHR). JAS delivered the needed materials to the customer, located approximately 150 miles outside of Heathrow Airport (LHR), at 2330 on Tuesday.

The customer avoided a line stop in production due to the efficient delivery of the critical shipment and prevented the extra costs associated with line stoppage. Thank you, JAS UK, for your commitment to our customers! At JAS, our people really do make the difference!

JAS Appoints New EVP Global Pharma & Healthcare Vertical
March 5, 2021
David Bang, Executive Vice-President, Global Pharma & Healthcare, JAS Worldwide
David Bang, Executive Vice-President, Global Pharma & Healthcare, JAS Worldwide

Atlanta, GA. JAS Worldwide is pleased to announce the appointment of David Bang as Executive Vice-President, Global Pharma & Healthcare.  An innovative thought leader with more than 20 years of experience across logistics, supply chain, healthcare, and life sciences industries, Bang has held various leadership positions throughout his career.  In 2005, he co-founded LifeConEx, a joint venture between DHL and Lufthansa Airlines for bio-pharma international logistics. He became the CEO of the company in 2006, substantially expanding the network to more than 100 stations in 65 countries.  Under Bang's leadership, the company became a globally recognized premier provider of end-to-end temperature-sensitive logistics management solutions with more than a half billion-dollar annual sales serving the pharma and healthcare industry.  

Most recently, Bang was Global VP Strategic Development for Hellmann where he spearheaded the global development of their healthcare network. He has also served as a Member of the Board of Rx-360, a patient safety and product integrity advocacy group for two years, and in 2019 was named as a Member of the Board at MaxQ Research, a leader in revolutionary shipping systems for sensitive biologics.

“David’s extensive accomplishments and leadership in the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare sectors, along with his vision and passion for developing programs that deliver value to pharma and healthcare manufacturers and distributors, makes him the perfect candidate to build and lead this vertical”, said JAS Chief Commercial Officer, Carol Kijac.  “We are very excited to have someone with his talents and skills join our team.”

“JAS will be making significant investments in resources, infrastructure and product development in this vertical and with David at the helm, we are confident we will have a strong, compliant service offering to support clients in this vertical”, added CEO Marco Rebuffi.

JAS Projects is First to Successfully Operate Through New Port in Singapore
February 16, 2021

JAS Projects is excited to start the new year with a successful delivery of 8,800 FRT incl. heavy lifts, up to 300 metric tons, to Singapore. On behalf of a valued customer, a customized transportation solution was developed by JAS Projects Germany in collaboration with the JAS Projects' teams in Singapore, Shanghai, and Seoul. Utilizing the vast JAS network and using the collaboration and expert teamwork that JAS is known for to make sure our customers are successful.  

JAS  is proud to be the 1st logistics service provider operating via the newly built Chawan jetty in Jurong Port Singapore. The complete scope involved in the ocean freight shipments from four different loading ports, including barging and roll off in Singapore, is complicated and involved intricate teamwork, planning, and an advanced understanding of freight forwarding.

JAS Projects was more than happy to meet and exceed those requirements. With shipping becoming more complicated everyday, having a team of experts on your side makes all the difference, and at JAS People Make the Difference.

Introducing Blue World Pacific
February 16, 2021

With a 56% reduction in passenger flights since this time last year, the overall global air freight capacity is down about 13% from this time last year.   

Limited space on remaining 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, alternative approaches are the key to maintaining a reliable and uninterrupted supply chain by providing door-to-door control of the shipping process.  It is crucial that every step of the process - from the time the cargo is picked up to its final delivery - is meticulously managed by the service provider with shipments processed through facilities controlled by the service provider, both at origin and destination, avoiding the typical congestion at airport hubs, reducing overall transit time, and increasing control.  

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

In late 2020 JAS introduced BLUE WORLD PACIFIC, weekly flights between Shanghai and Chicago and a second route from Hong Kong to Los Angeles. The BLUE WORLD PACIFIC prime schedule is the best solution for supporting customers in the Asia – North America air freight corridor!  

If your business could benefit from a regular service in the Transpacific corridor contact a local JAS representative for more information.

JAS Saudi Arabia & JAS Netherlands Partner Together
February 15, 2021

JAS takes pride in always making the difference for our customers. Therefore, when an industrial partner contacted JAS with the need to make an urgent shipment of 9 tons of sensitive and critical cargo from the Netherlands to South Africa, the teams in Saudi Arabia and South Africa created a plan.

Since the cargo required special packaging to ensure that it was safely transported safely, the team in the Netherlands found a way to complete the packaging at shipper premises thanks to the collaboration between Shipper and Consignee on the process and documentation. At the same time, the team worked to book and confirm the arrangements with the airline.  

Thanks to the teams' collaboration, JAS successfully packaged and moved the cargo to the customer's complete satisfaction. Congratulations, JAS Saudi Arabia and JAS Netherlands!

Happy Chinese New Year of the Ox from JAS HKG
February 12, 2021
Andrea Azzimonti, Vice President Sales & Marketing, and Wing Chan, JAS Hong Kong Branch Manager & Director of Supply Chain of China including Hong Kong, represented JAS China and Hong Kong in the pig-cutting ceremony.
Andrea Azzimonti, Vice President Sales & Marketing, and Wing Chan, JAS Hong Kong Branch Manager & Director of Supply Chain of China including Hong Kong, represented JAS China and Hong Kong in the pig-cutting ceremony.

Chinese roast pig-cutting ceremony is one of the most iconic traditions in Chinese culture. As the tradition goes, if you are able to cut through the pig in one strike (remember, there are bones in the way), you will enjoy a smooth and prosperous year. Thus, the pig-cutting ceremony can be often seen at the beginning of the year, or at the opening ceremony of new companies, etc. in China.

Of course, the JAS Hong Kong team is not an exception in following this tradition. Thanks to the support and trust from customers, JAS has overcome the unprecedented challenges faced by last year and successfully reached our business goals in 2020! In order to send gratitude to and thank customers for such a good year of the Rat and to also welcome the year of the Ox, a Chinese thanks-giving ceremony was hosted at the JAS Tsing Yi Warehouse. Andrea Azzimonti, Vice President Sales & Marketing, and Wing Chan, JAS Hong Kong Branch Manager & Director of Supply Chain of China including Hong Kong, represented JAS China and Hong Kong in the pig-cutting ceremony. In the world of freight forwarding and logistics, speed and smooth delivery are one of the key goals to hit. Hence, the belief that the smooth one-strike of the cutting ceremony will bring smooth traffic in air, water, road, and so forth to the continued journey to success!

JAS takes this opportunity, to wish you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous Year in the Year of the Ox!

JAS Introduces Blue World Orient
February 8, 2021

With a 57% reduction in passenger flights since this time last year, the overall global air freight capacity is down about 17% from this time last year.  

In the China to Europe lane capacity is down about 18% from the same period last year.

Limited space on remaining 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, alternative approaches are the key to maintaining a reliable and uninterrupted supply chain by providing door-to-door control of the shipping process.  It is crucial that every step of the process - from the time the cargo is picked up to its final delivery - is meticulously managed by the service provider with shipments processed through facilities controlled by the service provider, both at origin and destination, avoiding the typical congestion at airport hubs, reducing overall transit time, and increasing control.  

Selecting the right aircraft is particularly important. Freighters offer unmatched flexibility to meet all cargo needs. They 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 January JAS introduced BLUE WORLD ORIENT, a weekend freighter flight between Shanghai and Frankfurt. The BLUE WORLD ORIENT prime schedule is the best solution for supporting customers in the Asia - Europe air freight corridor!  

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

JAS USA Puts the Spotlight on Miami
February 8, 2021
JAS Miami warehouse December 2020
JAS Miami warehouse December 2020

March 2020, Miami, and many of the surrounding counties in Florida (USA) faced new mandates and government regulations due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which posed a difficult challenge for JAS Miami. Like many JAS branches the work environment changed suddenly- as did the needs of customers. With some adjustments, endless enthusiasm and positive karma, JAS Miami was able to grow considerably in 2020, gaining more business through some major existing clients, as well as launching new projects and strengthening the JAS network into Latin America (LATAM). That network is important for JAS overall because JAS Miami is the main access point into LATAM and through this JAS USA Gateway almost 4.5 million kilos of cargo are moved from APAC (Asia Pacific) and Europe to LATAM and the Caribbean.

In October 2020, JAS announced additional weekly Flight Operations, Chicago – Atlanta & Miami. This new service is provided to further support customers in the Americas Region, which also includes mid-week departures to LATAM. JAS Miami operates diligently with JAS Chicago, as they are both official HUBS for JAS, receiving weekly trucks of consolidated freight destined for many LATAM locations. This process is rather complex and requires some of the finest positioning between all areas, requiring the customer service team to closely monitor freight through C1, where shipments are processed from origin. The warehouse team then receives, segregates, and repacks as needed in preparation for the destination country.

A long time JAS Miami customer approached JAS to handle the deployment & retrieval of all voting machines in Los Angeles County, this task was completed thanks to the support of JAS LAX; additionally, JAS Miami coordinated the logistics for two overseas elections in 2020. These projects were of great significance and importance for JAS USA, and JAS is proud to be a part of this process.

JAS Miami also coordinated the logistics of a major mobile phone launch for LATAM, supporting one of the largest distribution groups in the region. These are the same visionaries who made the Colon Free Zone a reality, the world’s second largest free trade zone.

JAS Miami’s dedication to our customers and capability to meet their growing needs, while operating meticulously to aggressively expand our network is remarkable and receives my utmost appreciation." Eugenio Fumo, CEO, JAS USA

The JAS Miami Branch has recently been activated as an FTZ (Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc.). This activation gives JAS Miami the opportunity to provide specialized services related to FTZ operations.  As an active FTZ, the JAS Miami facility has a section of floor space which is for legal purposes outside the customs territory of the United States, this allows JAS Miami to offer weekly entry services, duty deferral opportunities for import goods and duty eliminations for some export goods.  Weekly entry services may provide significant opportunities for clients to reduce costs and streamline their supply chain. FTZs offer the broadest flexibility for all bonded type facilities in the US.

During the last 3 years, under the guidance and leadership of Maria Emilia Davila (aka MED) JAS Miami continues to advance and evolve, often recognized, and valued by other JAS offices in LATAM as instrumental leaders they can rely on daily. JAS Miami’s collaboration and efforts within the region are exceptional, JAS envisions much success in 2021 from the Miami team!  

At JAS People Make the Difference! #JASTRONG

JAS India Signs On Managing Director
February 8, 2021
Sonal Singhal, Managing Director JAS India
Sonal Singhal, Managing Director JAS India

We are delighted to inform you that Sonal Singhal has been appointed as the Managing Director of JAS India, effective immediately.

Singhal comes with a wealth of experience, over 20 years, managing Key and Global accounts. Singhal had previously joined JAS in April of last year to lead the JAS India Sales team. With her strong background in sales, Singhal's focused approach towards building up an aggressive new sales team, as well as her keen interest and holistic approach towards JAS India becoming a more highly successful subsidiary with increased locally controlled business, JAS is confident to have found the right person in Singhal to lead JAS India into a promising future.

Tigers Acquired by JAS Worldwide
January 28, 2021

JAS Worldwide, the global freight forwarding services provider headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is pleased to announce that it has signed a Share Purchase Agreement with Geopost, the international parcel division of French group La Poste, whereby JAS will acquire Tigers, a freight forwarding and supply chain management subsidiary of Geopost, once all regulatory approvals have been obtained from the relevant authorities.

Since its creation in Hong Kong in 2011, Tigers has developed a suite of tech-enabled integrated logistics services, from freight forwarding to omni-channel supply chain management, for corporate clients around the globe. Tigers operates through 70 offices in 10 countries, including 32 state-of-the-art omni-channel distribution hubs, and has 935 employees.

Marco Rebuffi, CEO of JAS, says: "Through the acquisition of Tigers, JAS is broadening its range of logistics services, adding omni-channel supply chain management capabilities, supported by advanced digital solutions, to help our customers ramp up their B2C e-commerce operations. JAS' and Tigers' teams share the same entrepreneurial spirit which has underpinned the success of both companies and will ensure the continuous development of the enlarged group".

Olivier Storch, Geopost Executive Vice President for Asia-Pacific & Americas, says "Geopost has, at an early stage, identified the development potential in Tigers' innovative approach to logistics. Under the Geopost parentage, Tigers has delivered an impressive growth on the back of booming e-commerce. With its global footprint and vast experience in solving the logistics challenges of its customers, JAS is the ideal partner to bring Tigers to the next step in its successful journey".

JAS is advised by BNP Paribas and Eversheds Sutherland. Geopost is advised by OCFA and RHTLaw Asia.

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, JAS covers 90+ countries with 335 offices and official agents, and has over 4,000 employees globally.

About Geopost

Geopost, owned by the French group La Poste, is the holding company of DPD Group, the largest international parcel delivery network in Europe, whose 77,000 experts deliver every day 5.3m parcels to clients around the globe.

Happy International Customs Day 2021 from JAS USA
January 26, 2021

Happy International Customs Day! We at JAS are thankful for our customs compliance team, and its adaptability as regulations have changed throughout the pandemic. Despite these constant changes and the new challenges that came with COVID-19, the implementation of USMCA, and the China 301 exclusions, the team has continued to stay up-to-date as they have navigated customers through the ever-changing regulations.  

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increased focus on importing and exporting items such as PPE, thermometers, and sanitizers. Our customs compliance team quickly gathered information about these items and it was able to help customers import large volumes of these goods under the updated FDA guidelines required under the Emergency Use Authorization. To better guide our clients through these changes, the team hosted a well-attended webinar focusing on these requirements.

Seeing the positive response to the previous webinar, a few months later, JAS hosted another popular webinar on USMCA which replaced NAFTA. This webinar provided training and discussed key points about the new requirements of USMCA.

Additionally, at least ten clients received individualized training on various topics from USMCA to how to classify their goods. JAS issued a record number of client advisories this past year to assure that our clients were up-to-date on the latest changes to the regulatory environment. To help clients avoid paying additional duties on imports to the USA, we advised them about the 301 China Exclusions.  

We are thankful for our customs compliance team's efforts in making sure our clients have the latest information. Together we are making a difference!

Happy International Customs Day From JAS Italy
January 26, 2021

Happy International Customs Day from the JAS Italy team.  While 2020 was unprecedented in many ways, we are proud of our team and its ability to adapt as they navigated through many changes while maintaining high professionalism levels.  

JAS has always worked closely with all of its customers to meet their specific needs and help navigate them through regulations, and this past year was no different. When the COVID-19 situation emerged, regulations were changing rapidly. One customer approached the JAS Italy team needing to import two large "modules for setting up field hospitals." As JAS guided the customer through the import process and reviewed all of the paperwork for the shipment, they realized that the goods had duties on them. The customer was unaware that these goods were duty-free under the "emergency duty-free operation" as they were going to be used to help fight the pandemic. Thanks to our customs operators and our team's expertise, the client declared the goods duty-free, thus saving them money.

In other COVID-19 efforts, the JAS Rome branch cleared more than 2,000 AWBS containing urgently needed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) commodities that were used to help address the health crisis in Italy. Thanks to JAS Customs Partners and the supervision and support of the Italian Customs Agency, these goods were quickly cleared so they could be delivered wherever needed.  

We are thankful for the JAS Italy team's efforts as they helped guide customers through the rapidly evolving regulations. We are passionate about giving our customers the best service available and we know that People Make the Difference!

Happy International Customs Day from JAS China
January 26, 2021

Happy International Customs Day from all of us at JAS Worldwide! As we recognize International Customs Day, we would like to thank our JAS China Logistics team for all that they have done this past year to help customers navigate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) regulations and become Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) authorized.

Since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, countries worldwide saw an increased demand for PPE. With China being the world's largest PPE manufacturer, many customers needed to know how to navigate PPE export regulations from China.

The JAS China Logistics team understood these concerns and helped customers navigate the regulations by preparing a PPE Export-related Operational Manual. This covered the detailed requirements related to suppliers' qualifications, certifications, packaging, and cargo description based on China's official regulations. These requirements changed day-by-day when the demand initially emerged in the market. Therefore, the JAS China Logistics Team closely monitored the latest changes and created a total of 8 versions of the Operational Manual for customers between March and May 2020. This ensured the latest updates were provided to customers so that they would have access to the most up-to-date information.

Throughout this time, JAS managed customs declaration documents for customers to ensure shipments reached their destinations on time. In addition, the JAS China Logistics Team provided a critical service for customers dealing with PPE export cargo by ensuring all documents were in order, as any mistake in customs declaration documents could result in delays of customs clearance, cargo space booking, and cargo departure. The JAS China Logistics Team consistently provided this important document-checking service before customs declaration, and this extra measure helped customers avoid any potential cargo delays.

The PPE export regulations provided a list of approved PPE suppliers, often called a 'white list.' Any suppliers outside the 'white list' cannot export PPE overseas. Based on our overseas customers' requirements, the JAS China Logistics Team went the extra mile by verifying the PPE supplier's qualifications, documents, and packaging to ensure all regulations were met and there were no delays in the export process.

While guiding customers through the complex PPE export requirements, the JAS China team became certified as an Authorized Economic Operator – AEO. The certificate covers all of Mainland China, and its accreditation reflects the high level of security and legality in our trade compliance. It is recognized globally as a mark of quality, strengthening JAS' capability to offer a full range of premium Value-Added Services to our clients in China.

This International Customs Day, we are thankful for all of the ways that the JAS China team has gone above and beyond in guiding our customers through the customs process. Our people truly do make the difference!

New Sales Director Joins JAS Netherlands
January 21, 2021

It is a great pleasure to announce the arrival of Diedrich ten Caat as the new National Sales Director for JAS Netherlands, effective January 4th 2021.  

Caat brings a vast experience and sales leadership in the Dutch freight forwarding industry, including a Country Sales Management and Key Accounts Management positions in Expeditors, CEVA and DHL. His skills and market knowledge will certainly better align the subsidiary structure with our company goals and ambitions, so his arrival at the beginning of this new and challenging year could not be better.

JAS China is AEO Certified
January 20, 2021

We are delighted to announce that JAS China is now certified as an Authorized Economic Operator – AEO.

The certificate covers the whole Mainland China and its accreditation encompasses a high level of security and legality in trade compliance. It is recognized globally as a mark of quality which strengthens JAS' capability in offering a full range of premium Value-Added Services to our clients in China.

A well-deserved accreditation for the excellent work that the JAS China professional Customs Solution Team has worked so hard to achieve.

If you would like any further information, please contact us!

JAS Indonesia Gets New Branch Manager
January 20, 2021
Candida Hastuti, JAS Surabaya Branch Manager
Candida Hastuti, JAS Surabaya Branch Manager

Please join us in welcoming Candida Hastuti to the PT JAS Worldwide Indonesia team.

Hastuti joins the JAS team with a wealth of experience, with over 22 years experience working in forwarding companies prior to joining the JAS Team. She comes with the vast and crucial knowledge of the intricacies involved in the forwarding industry that will serve her well as she takes on the role of Surabaya Branch Manager for JAS Indonesia.

Prior to joining JAS Indonesia, she was associated with DAS Cargo, DHL Global Forwarding Indonesia, and Panalpina Indonesia in various capacities.

Hastuti will be vital to helping the JAS Indonesia in Surabaya Branch to develop and increase the performance of the branch. She will be also a part of sales team and will help to growth the network in that capacity as well.

With Hastuti's experience, we are confident that she will bring great value to JAS and help us to continue growing our business positively.

JAS Luxembourg Meets the Challenge
January 10, 2021

JAS is proud to keep the world moving and to always be there for our customers. When a customer was faced with the challenge of moving a Rapid Fire Fighting Intervention Vehicle, they knew that they could turn to JAS to get the job done effectively, efficiently, and on time.

To successfully handle the vehicle's movement the team loaded the vehicle, which weighed approximately 7500Kgs, onto a 1 x 20ft main deck pallet where it then flew from Luxembourg to Dubai.

JAS handles challenges like this one daily, keeping a team of experts ready to utilize the vast JAS Network to handle any situation that comes about for customers.

This project was implemented and executed successfully by JAS Germany to the highest standard in quality and to the satisfaction of the client. Great job, JAS Germany!

JAS Brazil Acquires Sonave Logistica
January 4, 2021

Atlanta, USA. JAS Worldwide today announced that its subsidiary, JAS Brazil, has acquired 100% of the shares of Sonave Logistica. The acquisition closed on Jan 1st, 2021.

Sonave has been JAS Brazil’s exclusive Agent in Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais) and Curitiba (Parana) for the past 10 years, providing freight and logistics services.  The two companies have successfully expanded their global business during the ensuing years. Sonave Logistica, founded in 1983, has been owned and managed by Leonardo Abreu and Ricardo Nunes, both of whom will remain with the company in executive functions.

“Joining JAS Worldwide is the logical outcome of a successful relationship, opening new opportunities for our employees and customers”, said Leonardo Abreu, President of Sonave Logistica.

“The integration into JAS Worldwide, especially as we take advantage of JAS’ strong suite of global IT solutions, will bring better visibility and reporting capabilities for our clients and increase our competitiveness in the market”, said Ricardo Nunes, President of Sonave Logistica.

The two companies have similar values and complement each other in their geographical footprint.  

Of the acquisition, Adrian Emmenegger, Executive Vice President of the Americas at JAS Worldwide said, “We are pleased to welcome the Sonave team to the JAS family and look forward to the growth the combined company will bring - because people do make the difference.”

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. Today, JAS covers 90+ countries with 335+ offices and official agents and has over 4,000 employees globally.

www.JAS.com

JAS Argentina Certified as "Great Place to Work"
January 4, 2021

JAS Argentina is proud to announce that it has been certified as a "Great Place to Work" for the December 2020 to December 2021 period.

Great Place to Work is an independent research and consulting company that evaluates an organization's company culture and team members' experiences while at work through an annual survey.

The Great Places to Work certification shows that JAS Argentina has a strong commitment to teamwork and is continuing to develop a strong work culture based on values and purpose.

Patricio Pranzetti, managing director of JAS Argentina, said about the certification, "I am very proud to be part of this journey, and we are all looking forward to continuing to grow and contributing to the amazing JAS Americas team."

Congratulations, JAS Argentina!

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