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2021 Q2

JAS Designs a Multi-Modal Airfreight Solution for an Urgent Shipment
July 6, 2021

At JAS, we know people make the difference, so when a customer contacted us needing to move a specialized mining tool from India to Mexico via airfreight, team members across the world collaborated to design a tailor-made solution.

The oversized and overweight tool was too large for regular air freight, weighing over 3,600 Kgs and measuring more than 19.00 CBM, and needed to be moved quickly so that the customer could maintain business continuity. Without it, the customer risked needing to stop operations which could cost them thousands of dollars.

Realizing the time-sensitive nature of the project, JAS logistics engineering experts quickly worked to develop a unique multi-modal routing plan that allowed the Out Of Gauge (OOG) piece to be moved from India via Europe to Texas, USA, and to its final destination in Mexico in a very short period of time.

Thanks to the collaboration of our team members, the OOG tool was delivered to the customer in 6 days allowing for complete business continuity.

JAS is dedicated to our customers and often has the opportunity to help clients overcome challenges when immediate shipments are needed. We have a passion for finding solutions to these kinds of problems and acting as a reliable partner for our clients.

Congratulations to all of our team members, whose hard work and dedication made this happen. We are proud to continue to make a difference for our customers!

Ever Given Agreement Reached
June 24, 2021

The Ever Given was successfully refloated within the Suez Canal on March 29 2021. Unfortunately, until now, The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) had the Ever Given formally under arrest, seeking compensation of US$916 million in damages.

It now appears that an agreement has been reached that will allow the Ever Given to continue its journey and as a result, shippers with cargo on board could soon see their shipments moving again.

According to the representatives of the vessel, owner Shoei Kisen Kaisha and its insurers, have agreed to a settlement to free the vessel, currently anchored in the Bitter Lakes region of the canal while the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) continues to demand compensation for the six-day blockage of its waterway.

According to the vessel’s insurer, the UK P&I Club, the parties have agreed a settlement in principle, with formal agreement on compensation due to the SCA now nearing completion.

It added: “Together with the owner and the ship’s other insurers, we are now working with the SCA to finalize a signed settlement agreement as soon as possible. Once the formalities have been dealt with, arrangements for the release of the vessel will be made.”

The UK P&I Club indicated at the beginning of the week that it thought a settlement was near when it revealed it had made a new offer over the weekend – which led to an adjournment of a court in Egypt which was due to rule on the arrest – which it believed “satisfies all the requirements of the SCA”.

JAS organizza treno blocco dalla Cina all’Italia
June 14, 2021

In seguito al nuovo focolaio COVID-19 divampato nell’area di YANTIAN causandone la chiusura, molte navi stanno omettendo o gravemente ritardando le operazioni in questo porto, provocando a cascata un grave congestionamento su tutti gli approdi del Sud Cina (Shekou, Chiwan ecc…).

JAS Italia in collaborazione con Mercitalia Rail – Gruppo Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, procederà a breve con un primo TRENO BLOCCO in partenza dalla CINA con arrivo in ITALIA, dedicato INTERAMENTE a JAS e ai nostri spettabili CLIENTI.

La prima partenza programmata a inizio luglio ha già catturato l’attenzione di molti importatori, che hanno provveduto a prenotare lo spazio per le proprie merci. Sono previste diverse altre partenze e siamo certi che questo servizio costituisca una valida alternativa al tradizionale trasporto marittimo, che attualmente presenta gravi criticità negli imbarchi, nel reperimento degli equipment e nei transit time che progressivamente deteriorano.

Il servizio TRENO BLOCCO ha almeno tre indiscutibili vantaggi:

  • garanzia di equipment
  • transit time più veloce rispetto agli attuali trasporti marittimi
  • basso impatto ambientale e ridotte emissioni di CO2.

Con i noli marittimi alle stelle e le generali difficoltà d’imbarco, il servizio treno è sicuramente competitivo. Come accennato, le partenze previste sono svariate e provvederemo ad aggiornare l’operatività in sintonia con quanto avverrà nel mercato nel prossimo periodo.

Attualmente i porti di partenza sono Shanghai, Ningbo, Qingdao e Shenzhen, ma stiamo già valutando di ampliare l’offerta includendo altre origini.

I container arriveranno direttamente al terminal di Milano e avremo a nostra disposizione 41 container treno blocco.

Per maggiori dettagli e informazioni non esitate a contattare il Vs. referente commerciale, oppure scrivete a IT-Tradelane@jas.com e sarete prontamente contattati.

Strategic Laredo Branch Provides Cross-Border Advantage
June 11, 2021

JAS Laredo opened in 2015 as a sales office dedicated to increasing the JAS cross-border traffic. Laredo offers JAS Worldwide a solid strategic location where the company can grow and increase its presence on both sides of the U.S. - Mexican border. This branch also creates solutions and acts as additional support for the JAS Worldwide network.  

JAS Laredo started as part of the JAS Houston Branch before becoming a satellite office. The move was made in conjunction with JAS McAllen, where their significant efforts contributed to JAS McAllen receiving a nomination for branch of the year in 2019. JAS Laredo focuses on selling cross-border business. Their specialties include transportation and US-Mexico customs brokerage, with a strong footprint in distribution and warehousing services.  

With much operational growth in 2017, Customs Entry Specialist Laura “Rocio” Enriquez joined the team.  She brings with her more than 10 years of experience in US/MX customs brokerage. With the support of JAS Compliance and Enriquez’s natural drive, the team has excelled in this area, building valuable and trusting relationships.  

In February 2021, the Laredo team moved into a state-of-the-art facility with direct access to third-party warehouses. JAS Laredo has two warehouses at its disposal, each one with about 60,000 square feet with 1,000 pallet positions. Under the leadership of Antonio Pastrana, Branch Manager, the Laredo team adopted an admirable understanding of the market and the intricacies of dealing with the United States and Mexican governments. The boutique concept to selling along the southern border and the consultancy approach with JAS Laredo’s customers has brought on new business and a newfound demand for the products and services offered.  

The Laredo team has proven expertise and true skill in establishing cross-border solutions, which has enabled JAS to stand out against its competitors, particularly in this volatile market. The Laredo team currently operates a distribution model for two of its key global customers, utilizing the customers’ systems and acting as an extension of their operations.  

Monica Ortiz, the Operational Supervisor, brings more than 20 years of experience in freight forwarding to the team. She specializes in 4-wall distribution and logistics, which supports JAS Laredo’s efforts in providing these additional services in Laredo while maintaining an impressive 98.5 percent inventory accuracy.  

Tracy Garcia, Transportation Supervisor, was JAS Laredo’s first hire, with years of experience in trucking and ground transportation from the carrier and broker/forwarder side of the business. Tracy’s impact on the JAS Laredo operation became clear immediately. Her level of dedication and enthusiasm is commendable. Regularly going the extra mile to ensure that our internal and external customers are satisfied, she provides a level of contagious positivity. Garcia is a team member who makes a difference.  

The JAS Laredo team is incredibly pleased with the developments taking place within the branch. JAS Laredo handles a vast customer portfolio of locally controlled and developed businesses. JAS Laredo provides trucking services, together with US and MX customs brokerage via multiple border crossings.  Similarly, JAS Laredo provides ground transportation services from multiple pick-up points in Mexico.

Like JAS Miami, the Laredo team has access to an FTZ (Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc.). This activation also allows JAS Laredo to provide specialized services related to FTZ operations. For legal purposes, this space is outside the customs territory of the United States, which provides the opportunity to offer weekly entry services, duty deferral for import goods, and duty eliminations for some export goods while also providing cost-saving measures. These are major benefits when operating along the border.

The Laredo team has gained a unique perspective from our Mexican brokerage side, truly operating in a cohesive manner, which has certainly allowed for the development of detailed and targeted solutions for our clients. The Laredo team is expanding by exceeding the industry standard. I am grateful to the team for their efforts in continuously remaining innovative and committed to our customers.
Congratulations JAS Laredo, what an inspiring branch! At JAS People Make the Difference!" Eugenio Fumo, CEO JAS USA

Superior Customs Brokerage Services with JAS Peru
June 11, 2021
Tatiana Flores, JAS Peru Customs Broker Manager
Tatiana Flores, JAS Peru Customs Broker Manager

JAS Peru is the main provider of freight forwarding and logistics solutions in Peru. As part of JAS Worldwide, JAS Peru is committed to continuous improvement and integration of services.

Customs brokerage services are a specialty and include resources for providing personalized solutions under a single contract that manages end-to-end operations. The JAS Peru team uses custom technology solutions designed for flexibility, with a focus on sustainable operational development.  

JAS Peru’s first-class service includes:

  • Global operations expertise.
  • Extensive portfolio of products aligned to meet client needs.
  • Service integration.
  • Dedicated staff.
  • Customs, tax, and legal advice.
  • Permanent security advice.
  • Cost optimization and added values.
  • Standardization of processes and management indicators.

JAS Peru provides enhanced customs brokerage services under the guidance of Tatiana Flores, the branch’s Customs Broker Manager. She joined the JAS Peru team on April 1. A lawyer by profession, Flores graduated from the Catholic University and is a titled Agent from the National Customs School. She earned a master’s degree in law with a mention in international economic law and holds a post-graduate degree in taxation.  

Before joining the JAS Peru team, Flores served as general manager of the Association of Customs Agents of Peru. She also served as a customs manager at AUSA Solutions Logistics, Panalpina Aduanas, and Bertling Logistics. Flores has extensive experience in customs, foreign trade, legal, and operations.

JAS Brazil Collects a Ton of Food
June 10, 2021

JAS Brazil thanks all collaborators that participated in the planning and successful mobilization of the “JAS Solidaria – Food Collection” campaign, held from May 3-28, 2021. Thanks to our collective efforts, the JAS team amassed close to 1 ton of food in its fight against global hunger. With the amount of food gathered during the drive, we can feed 1,550 people for one day, 220 people for one week, or 50 people for one month.  

Our drive was not limited to food items. Much-needed clothing items also were collected for men, women, and children. JAS Brazil plans to donate all clothing and food items to philanthropic associations for distribution where needed. Low-income families who live in JAS Brazil branch regions benefit from direct distribution.  

JAS Brazil is part of JAS Worldwide, the international forwarding and logistics group, offering its customers a personal level of care. JAS is a firm believer in providing a custom level of attention to its clients. This commitment to care extends beyond the professional services JAS Worldwide delivers and into the communities in which its branches serve.  

Since 1990, JAS Brazil has partnered with local and international organizations to make a difference through community service. The JAS Worldwide team believes in paying it forward to make the world a better place.

              

AJAS Brasil agradece a todos os colaboradores que semobilizaram para osucesso da campanha “JAS Solidaria - Arrecadação de Alimentos”, realizada de 3 a 28 de maio de 2021. Com  esforço coletivoa EquipeJAS arrecadou aproximadamente 1 tonelada de alimentos em sualuta contra a fome global. Coma quantidade de alimentos recolhida durante acampanha, podemos alimentar 1.550 pessoas por dia,220 pessoas por uma semana ou50 pessoas por um mês.  

Nossaação não se limitou a alimentos. Itens de roupas e higiene pessoaltambém foram coletados para homens, mulheres e crianças.A JASBrasil planeja doar todas as roupas e alimentosarrecadados para associações filantrópicas epara famílias de baixa também nas regiões onde a JAS Brasil possui filiais.  

A JAS Brasil faz parte da JAS Worldwide, nossa missão éoferece aos seus clientes um nível de atendimento dedicado e personalizado.

Este compromisso como cuidado se estende além dos serviços profissionais quea JASWorldwide oferece e nas comunidades em que suas filiais atendem.

Strengthening the JAS Sales Team
June 10, 2021

JAS Peru is pleased to announce Johana Rodriguez as the new National Account Manager for the commercial department. She is not a new member of the JAS Peru family. Before her new appointment, Ms. Rodrigues served as JAS Peru’s Business Development Manager. In that role, she exponentially grew her portfolio and developed JAS Peru’s main accounts.  

With more than eight years of experience in the freight forwarding industry, Ms. Rodriguez spent most of her time in sales. In her new role, she is focused on strengthening the JAS Peru sales team. Under her guidance, the sales team will grow the country’s main account and build JAS Peru’s regional and global accounts, with a focus on vertical integration.  

Ms. Rodriguez has extensive qualifications and professional experience to lead JAS Peru and its sales team to the next level:

  • She studied International Business at the Institute of the Association of Exporters (ADEX), where she earned an Administration in International Business.  
  • She holds a Certificate in Foreign Language – Advanced English – from CIVIME.
  • She completed two international seminars with the ESAN Executive Bootcamp: “Agile Approaches in Uncertain Times” and “Post COVID Digital Marketing.”  

She is working toward earning her master's degree at ESAN Graduate School of Business. The program is certified by the ESAN University in PADE International in Business Management. Ms. Rodriguez also earned double international certification from the Tecnologico de Monterrey – University of Mexico.  

JAS Peru is the main provider of logistics solutions in Peru and is part of JAS Worldwide, an award-winning global freight forwarding and logistics provider.

USA TSA Changes to Air Cargo Screening Mandate
June 8, 2021

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has mandated that, by June 30th, 100% of international all-cargo aircraft flights receive the same level of security screening and scrutiny that cargo shipments on passenger fights undergo now. This means international air cargo moving with charters/freighters, including cargo moving in with JAS Flight Operations (Blue World Atlantic) from the USA, will be subject to mandatory security screening by June 30th, 2021.

Challenges caused by the new mandate:

  • Cargo arriving at the airport is often already palletized. This can make it impossible to screen completely without breaking up the pallet.
  • Some cargo is too large for the x-ray screening systems most common at airports.
  • Some cargo requires specific methods and/or multiple screening methods that may not be available at the airport.
  • There is only a brief window of time when loading aircraft for departure and often too much cargo to screen efficiently.
  • ADDITIONAL COSTS

Is JAS prepared?

  • JAS has put in place the necessary procedures to implement the new requirement by June 30th.

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What is ICAO:

  • In 1944, The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) was created by the Convention on International Civil Aviation also known as the Chicago Convention. This agency of the United Nations was created to promote civil aviation security around the world, and is a forum for setting “… standards and regulations necessary for aviation safety, security, efficiency and regularity, as well as for aviation environmental protection.”
  • “Provisions for international aviation security were first disseminated as Annex 17 to the Chicago Convention in 1974, and since then have been improved and updated 16 times.”
  • The U.S. is a Member State of the ICAO.

Building The Green Way
June 5, 2021

While every June the world celebrates World Environment Day, at JAS, we are committed to sustainability year around. One way JAS does this is through our eco-friendly buildings and warehouses located throughout the world.

JAS Germany’s Extensive Green Roof:

Located just 5 minutes from the Frankfurt Airport, JAS’ multi-user warehouse in Frankfurt, Germany, is JAS’ first to feature an extensive green roof system. The green roof spans close to 11,000 sqm and is characterized by its shallow-rooted and hardy plants such as grasses and succulents. The green roof also helps with energy savings by protecting the warehouse from direct solar heat when it is hot and minimizing heat loss through the roof due to the extra insulation provided by the plants on the rooftop when it is cool.

JAS Italy Roof Top Solar Power: 

When constructing the JAS Segrate site, sustainability was of high importance. Therefore, solar panels to harness sunlight and generate electricity were installed. The solar panels allow the office to replace most of its electricity usage with renewable energy, creating a more sustainable energy solution. By utilizing this energy-efficient renewable energy source, JAS is able to combat greenhouse gas emissions and reduce our collective dependence on fossil fuels such as coal and natural gas, from which traditional electricity is sourced.

As the world comes together to celebrate Earth Day this week, JAS is continuing its commitment to promote environmental sustainability by creating an environmentally friendly atmosphere within every aspect of our organization. We believe that with the implementation of sustainability globally, we can work together to effectively reduce concerns such as pollution, the use of natural resources, and harmful greenhouse gasses.

Flight Operations Utilized for Industrial Client
June 4, 2021

JAS prides itself on the ability to make a difference for their customers. So, when an industrial sector client reached out to them about moving a 650 CBM piece of machinery from the USA to Italy, JAS was able to quickly mobilize and find the most efficient solution, in the most challenging market.

The shipment was coordinated by the JAS Como branch in Italy in cooperation with the JAS Memphis branch in the USA.

Due to its nonstandard dimensions, the shipment required five Blue World Atlantic flights from Chicago to Frankfurt. Once the cargo arrived in Frankfurt, a total of 15 trucks were used for its final delivery to the client in Italy.

JAS offers weekly flight operations on the transatlantic trade lane with predictable lead times to and from the USA and Europe. These flights provide guaranteed capacity and control and each flight offers a hub solution so transfers can be arranged to and from multiple origin and destination points.

Thanks to the collaboration of both the JAS USA and JAS Italy teams, the customers' demands were successfully met and the shipment arrived safely and on time.

Pharma & Healthcare Team Continues to Expand at JAS Worldwide
June 1, 2021
Dina Bunn, JAS Vice President Customer Experience, Pharma & Healthcare
Dina Bunn, JAS Vice President Customer Experience, Pharma & Healthcare

JAS Worldwide is pleased to announce the appointment of Dina Bunn as Vice President Customer Experience, Pharma & Healthcare. The addition of Bunn will further strengthen the JAS Pharma & Healthcare leadership team. Holding leadership roles in the air cargo and freight forwarding industries for more than thirty years, Bunn brings to JAS a broad international background in finance, quality management, customer service, and IT service delivery – with particular expertise in logistics for temperature-sensitive healthcare products.

Some of Bunn’s notable successes include spearheading the development of an industry-leading cold chain logistics platform, as well as managing a global project to implement a newly established temperature control service offering for a large logistics provider. A certified IATA instructor and quality auditor, Bunn is passionate about customer experience, employee engagement, and operational efficiency.

Bunn’s joining JAS further solidifies the company's strategic direction for the pharma and healthcare industry, which is very well rooted in its mantra, ‘People Make The Difference.’

We are happy to welcome Dina to JAS Pharma & Healthcare. Her digitally-driven and yet all-about-people leadership to connect our people’s expertise and processes to customer experience excellence will empower JAS people in key markets servicing Pharma and Healthcare customers with strong knowledge, greater transparency, and data intelligence." said David Bang, EVP Pharma & Healthcare.

JAS Germany Welcomes Berlin Branch Manager
June 1, 2021

JAS Germany is excited to announce the arrival of Steffen Kraus, as the new JAS Berlin Branch Manager.

Steffen brings 20+ years’ experience within the shipping and logistics industry with him. He has primarily worked in senior sales positions, for known forwarders like Ceva, Logwin, and Hartrodt. His main objective will be to drive the development of the JAS Berlin branch with a focus on sales.

JAS welcomes Steffen to the family and looks forward to partnering with him. At JAS, people make the difference.

Preparing for Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Monsoons
May 31, 2021

Under the best of circumstances, supply chain management can be a complex process. It can be even more complicated during the tropical storm season when the risk of monsoons, typhoons, and hurricanes peaks. These tropical storms create high winds and flooding, disrupting and delaying freight transportation, which can potentially cause supply chain failures and revenue loss. While severe weather is not something that can be controlled, there are several ways that you can ensure a resilient supply chain and minimize potential disruptions.

  1. Know How to Prioritize Your Freight: The severe weather associated with tropical storms can shut down ports and airports. When they do open back up, capacity and may be limited, and there may also be extensive backlogs. By knowing what freight is most important, you can help prevent further disruptions downstream.  
  2. Plan for Inventory Disruptions: During the peak of tropical storm season, it can be wise to plan for additional inventory to be on hand if your supply chain is disrupted due to significant port and airport closures and delays.  
  3. Watch the Weather: Taking a proactive approach to monitoring the weather during tropical storm season is vital. It allows you to stay well-informed of impending severe weather that might impact shipment delivery. While forecasts change at a moment’s notice, it is essential that you are aware of the weather forecast and any precautionary measures taken locally, such as port and airport closures and shelter-in-place orders.
  4. Utilize Technology to Increase Supply Chain Visibility: In the event of severe weather, maintaining supply chain visibility and real-time access to information about paused and canceled shipments is vital. By maintaining supply chain visibility, you can more easily identify potential problems, allowing you to make early and informed decisions that can help keep your supply chains running smoothly.
  5. Maintain a Line of Communication: When severe weather occurs, it is important to maintain a clear line of communication with your service providers. This means ensuring that your provider knows which cargo is of the highest priority and giving as much warning as possible about a needed shipment as canceled flights and closed ports can delay shipment and reduce capacity.

With tropical storm season upon us, it is important to be prepared for whatever disruptions severe weather might bring. Whether it is developing a contingency plan long before severe weather hits or rerouting cargo and utilizing air cargo options when severe weather occurs, JAS can help keep your supply chain running smoothly. To make sure you are ready for the upcoming season, contact your local JAS office.

JAS Brazil Strengthens and Expands
May 31, 2021

With over 30 years of solid credibility, 12 branches, and 3 gateways at the main airports in the country, JAS has been expanding its operations throughout the Brazilian territory. By improving their services and processes as well as spending the time on training and qualifying the entire JAS Brazil team to be able to handle a multitude of customer needs the JAS Brazil team intends on building initiatives that align with the JAS mission.

As with all national operations at JAS Worldwide, JAS Brazil is a key network country in the complex world of freight forwarding. They also have the competitive advantage of being OEA, ISO 45001, ISO 14001, and ISO 9001 certified, having a team of dedicated professionals, and perfecting the technology for data collection and systems in order to provide the best in market service to customers. JAS Brazil also boasts specialists in air freight, sea freight (FCL and LCL), and customs clearance, with expertise to serve the main market sectors including Industrial, Automotive, Electronics, Food and Beverage, Manufacturing, Pharma, Oil and Gas, and Chemical.

In addition to their excellence in service and certifications, JAS 'growth in the Brazilian market is also due to data quality and process management.
The JAS team is prepared to offer logistic solutions that meet deadlines, costs, and market demands through management systems and visibility. Additionally, JAS Brazil is able to run detailed performance reports by combining these abilities with the team's efficient communication throughout the JAS network.

JAS Brazil knows that supporting and strengthening their network means supporting and strengthening their team. Aiming to provide customers with the best service available, JAS looks forward to continuing to grow in Brazil.


Com mais de 30 anos de solidez e credibilidade, 12 filiais e 3 Gateways nos principais aeroportos do país, a JAS Brasil vem ampliando sua atuação em todo território brasileiro aperfeiçoando os serviços e processos, capacitando e qualificando nossa equipe, além de  construir  iniciativas que alinhem nossa performance com nossa missão.

Tal como acontece com todas as operações nacionais da JAS Worldwide, a JAS Brasil é referência no complexo mundo do agenciamento de carga, com o diferencial competitivo de ser certificada OEA, ISO 45001, ISO 14001, e ISO 9001, um time de profissionais dedicados, aperfeiçoamento da tecnologia para coleta de dados e sistemas.  Especialistas nas operações de Frete Aéreo, Frete Marítimo (FCL e LCL) e Desembaraço Aduaneiro, com expertise para  atender os principais setores do mercado, entre eles: Indústria, Automobilístico, Eletrônico, Alimentos e Bebidas, Manufatura, Pharma, Óleo e Gás e Industria Quimica.

Somado  a excelência no atendimento e certificações, o crescimento da JAS no mercado brasileiro deve-se também a qualidade dos dados e gestão dos processos.

Nossa equipe está preparada para oferecer  soluções logísticas que atendem a prazos, custos e demandas do mercado por meio de sistemas gerencias, visibilidade, além dos  relatórios de performance  combinando  isso  com uma comunicação ágil e eficiente.  

A JAS Brasil, acredita que o comprometimento com o nossa equipe e com nossos clientes e parceiros nos leva ao sucesso, aqui as pessoas fazem a diferença!

JAS Charters Go Beyond the Usual Trade-Lanes
May 26, 2021
JAS and LATAM Cargo
JAS and LATAM Cargo

On May 13th, 2021 JAS Uruguay organized three air charters from Montevideo to Guatemala.  JAS offers routine flight operations to many key trade-lanes utilizing the extensive JAS network of air gateways. These gateways along with the teams’ expertise in the air market, enabled JAS Uruguay to find and create the best possible combination of locations for the freight to travel through to reach its destination.

The project had to be coordinated very quickly, as the customer required the cargo to be delivered within 7 days of placing the request with JAS to find a solution. JAS immediately began working and coordinating with LATAM Cargo, the carrier of JAS’ choosing to handle this delivery. The LATAM Cargo operational team has worked with JAS in the past and has always provided the best accommodations possible. Strong relationships with carriers such as LATAM Cargo are a part of what gives the JAS team the ability to achieve seemingly impossible tasks, with accuracy and efficiency.

The charter was organized using a B767-300 freighter, which is the more fuel-efficient of the medium-widebody freighters available currently on the market. The aircraft departed the MVD airport in Uruguay at 22:30 HRS after having the loading operation supervised by the JAS Uruguay team. The JAS team coordinated the cargo drop off, documentation, receipt at the terminal, labeling & repacking, compliance checks, and loading procedures, all while providing the customer with real-time updates and tracking of the departures and arrivals via satellite follow-ups once the cargo was in the air. The air charter then arrived at the La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala on Friday the 14th at 06:02 HRS local time.

The last 2 charters included an average of 48 tons per flight. Each flight containing both hazardous and non-hazardous materials that required IATA DEG regulation labeling and repack work for the extra protection of the cargo. JAS can evaluate and handle all different types of HAZMAT materials in compliance with IATA regulations. JAS is also not limited to dangerous goods or general cargo and regularly handles perishable goods and pharma products that require temperature control.

With JAS' expertise in both air charters and hazardous goods transport, the customer knew they could turn to JAS to accomplish their goals. JAS’ team of experts can ensure the safe, efficient, and successful arrival of a variety of goods through the extensive JAS network. JAS knows that people make the difference, and JAS Uruguay's success is another testament to that slogan.

JAS Moves Critical Covid Relief Equipment
May 25, 2021

JAS USA and JAS India recently tackled a significant humanitarian Covid Aid relief project on behalf of an important customer. JAS moved a large air shipment of Oxygen concentrators & accessories for distribution/donation to government hospitals in India.

These facilities are treating Covid patients in socioeconomically weaker areas of the country. The Indian population of low income and migrant laborers have little or no access to medical health benefits from an affordability standpoint. JAS is proud to support in helping to meet the needs of this portion of the population.

The JAS USA Los Angeles team arranged collection from the supplier of 5 pallets of O2 concentrators and accessories, each weighing 1,000lbs. The LA team reconfigured the incoming pallets to allow for the needed flexibility required to place the shipments on various air freight carriers.

Our JAS India team at the destination was able to clear customs and deliver the medical equipment the same day.

JAS Focuses on the Asia Pacific - Latin America Trade Lane
May 25, 2021
Vivian Brunialti - JAS APAC x LATAM Trade Lane Director
Vivian Brunialti - JAS APAC x LATAM Trade Lane Director

JAS is continuing to grow with the addition of Vivian Brunialti as the new Trade Lane Director for APAC x LATAM.

Brunialti has over 20 years of experience in the freight forwarding and logistics industry, working for important global logistics providers as well as shippers, with a particular focus on Asia and the high tech sector.

She will be based at Campinas, Brazil (office) and from there she will be supporting the 9 JAS Latin American subsidiaries.

In her role she will be responsible for the overall growth of this extremely important trade lane, working in very close coordination with the product (both air and ocean), sales, and overseas colleagues.

At JAS people make the difference, and JAS is excited to welcome Vivian to the JAS family.

"Up Leaders" at JAS Brazil
May 21, 2021
JAS leadership program virtual meeting
JAS leadership program virtual meeting

JAS Brazil believes that training is one of the best ways to continuously encourage team members individual growth as well as team growth. Training also encourages synergy throughout the team. To continue this focus on training, in May the 'Up Leaders' development program was launched and focused on strengthening the skills of JAS Brazil leaders. The first meeting was attended by managers and directors, the next round of meetings will include supervisors and coordinators.

With the expertise of Omeltech Desenvolvimento to guide JAS Brazil on this journey, the team is confident and looking forward to learning and growing together. The team is eager to continue on with the program's schedule and looks forward to a successful completion of the training soon.

JAS Brazil Gains Trade Lane Manager
May 20, 2021
Juliana Val, Trade Lane Manager for South Europe to ECSA
Juliana Val, Trade Lane Manager for South Europe to ECSA

In March, the JAS Brazil Team was pleased to announce the appointment of Juliana Val as Trade Lane Manager for South Europe to ECSA (East Coast South America / Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay). Juliana is located in the Campinas Branch and is responding directly to Ariel Kraft, Sales Director, JAS Brazil.

Juliana had previously worked for DHL as Europe's Trade lane Manager for Brazil since 2015 before joining the JAS Brazil team.

As the new Trade Lane Manager, Juliana will be responsible for managing the pipeline on the runways provided with the aim of growing the business in coordination with the local sales forces and both JAS product leaders (air / sea). She will also actively participate in the RFQs by touching the designated range with in-depth knowledge of the market and pricing strategy.

JAS welcomes Juliana to the family and looks forward to growing and working with her. At JAS, people make the difference.

JAS Brazil does the Heavy Lifting
May 12, 2021

JAS Brazil completed five charter flights for an automotive customer, successfully delivering more than 200 tons of parts and equipment.

This 5-day operation from pickup to delivery involved many members of the JAS team, including air specialists and import and export specialists. To distribute the heavy load safely, the cargo was divided between three chartered aircraft: a Boeing 777, a Boeing 767-300F, and an Airbus A339-900. This expertise of the team ensured a safe and successful, on-time delivery for the happy JAS customer, once again demonstrating that at JAS, people make the difference.


Mais 5 Charters finalizados com sucesso!

A JAS Brasil, realizou com tempo recorde um embarque em 5 etapas carregando mais de 200 toneladas de peças e equipamentos do setor Automobilístico. Da coleta na origem ao ponto final de entrega foram 5 dias de operação, envolvendo nossos especialistas e analistas aéreos da JAS. Para distribuir bem esse peso, a carga foi dividia em  cinco aeronaves sendo três Charter Boing 777, um Boing 767-300F e  um Airbus A339-900 próprios para cargas pesadas os quais cumprem com excelência, agilidade e segurança para garantir a entrega ao cliente!

A Equipe JAS Brasil opera com charter semanais  , para as rotas de  Shanghai, Hong Kong e Frankfurt.

Conte com a JAS para otimizar os seus processos logísticos!

JAS RIO is Ready
May 11, 2021
From left to right: Karina Mayeta - Operations Specialist, Bruno Lacerda - Business Development Manager, Eriene Fonseca- Operations Specialist
From left to right: Karina Mayeta - Operations Specialist, Bruno Lacerda - Business Development Manager, Eriene Fonseca- Operations Specialist

The JAS RIO Branch, located in the heart of the city of Rio de Janeiro, has been improving its processes every day. They are doing this by expanding the team and structure, and qualifying to serve with excellence on all levels of the logistics chain. JAS RIO have a trained and experienced team for air, sea, and road freight operations. One of the distinguishing features of the JAS RIO Branch is their expertise in, and ability to serve the oil and gas industry segment. In addition to being AEO certified, the JAS RIO Customs Brokerage team specializes in Repetro-Sped (special customs and tax systems related to the oil and gas sector), which guarantees JAS more assertiveness in the process, optimizing time and costs for customers.

A further strength of the JAS Rio team is the in-depth know-how to serve the pharma industry with extensive knowledge of the processes and specific industry certifications required providing high performance in operations. JAS Brazil believes that a qualified team who is committed to the customers leads to success.

Here people make the difference! The RIO Branch is ready to assist you, count on JAS as your international logistics partner.


A Filial JAS RIO localizada no coração da cidade do Rio de Janeiro vem melhorando a cada dia seus processos, ampliando a equipe e estrutura e se qualificando para atender com excelência todos os níveis da cadeia logística. Temos uma equipe capacitada e com expertise para as operações de frete aéreo, marítimo e rodoviário.

Um dos diferencias do nosso atendimento são as nossas especializações para atender com empenho o Segmento de Óleo e Gás. Além de sermos OEA, nossa equipe de Desembaraço se especializou em Repetro-Sped (regimes aduaneiros e tributários especiais relativos ao setor de Óleo e Gás), o que nos garante mais assertividade no processo, otimizando tempo e custo para os clientes. Outro ponto forte do nosso time é o grande know-how para atender a Industria de farmacêutico, com largo conhecimento nas particularidades do processo e Certificações Especificas do setor que nos garante alta performance nas operações.

A JAS Brasil, acredita que uma equipe treinada, capacitada e comprometida com o cliente nos leva ao sucesso, aqui as pessoas fazem a diferença! A Filial do RIO está pronta para te atender, conte com a JAS como seu parceiro logístico!

JAS USA Spotlights Chicago Branch
May 3, 2021
JAS Chicago Warehouse
JAS Chicago Warehouse

Over the course of the past few years, JAS Chicago has been one of the fastest growing and top performing branches within the global JAS organization. Then, in March 2020, the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting disruptions threatened to derail the results and momentum: the culmination of many years of hard work.  Business continuity, especially consistency in high levels of customer service, was always goal number one, but shifting an entire office staff to a virtual work environment overnight while ensuring the safety of essential warehouse personnel was an incredible challenge.

While the immediate challenge was met head on, and successfully so, by the entire JAS organization, anxiety regarding the lingering economic impacts of the pandemic was ever-present. The challenge was now how does JAS adapt to a global industry that had essentially changed overnight.  Based on the feedback of customers, JAS invested immediately into an own-controlled flight network with additional adhoc charter space to inject much needed air capacity on key trade lanes.  Due to its strategic geographic location, warehouse, and airport infrastructure, Chicago became the US hub for both the trans-Pacific and trans-Atlantic flight operations.

In one month’s time, the uncertainty had begun to fade and the excitement about a new direction was taking hold.  By the end of April 2020, the Chicago branch had transformed from a successful large local branch into a key strategic global gateway servicing the entire JAS network.  This held its own challenges and many lessons were learned from issues that arose, but every challenge was met with hard work, determination, and an eye towards the future.  

Over the following months, a continual drive to find efficiencies and improve the process and structure around the flight operations was a central focus.  The JAS Chicago team knew that this would ultimately bring value to their customers while offering a differentiator in the market for future growth.  Efficiencies in the warehouse were implemented in order to accommodate incredible volume growth in a limited space.  Warehouse efficiencies resulted in faster turn-around times from flight arrival to final-mile delivery. High performing staff were given opportunities to grow into newly created gateway leadership roles, while no less than six other promotions within the branch were executed.  New high-level talent was recruited and on-boarded that will one day grow into the future leaders within the Chicago branch and beyond.

In March of 2021, the annual USA Executive/Branch Manager meeting was held virtually.  As a result of their incredible performance and impact to the JAS global network over the course of a most challenging year, it was announced that Chicago was named the JAS USA Branch of the Year for 2020.  In the same meeting, it was announced that JAS Chicago would be expanding its footprint with plans to acquire additional warehouse space in the Chicago area in the very near future.  These two announcements illustrate what has made JAS Chicago a true success story: utilizing the success of the past to invest in the future.    

In the face of all challenges, thanks to the continued dedication and innovation of team members, JAS Chicago is able meet the needs of their customers.  Especially over the last year, it is more apparent than ever, at JAS, people make the difference!

JAS Worldwide Expands its Footprint with the Acquisition of Tigers
May 3, 2021

JAS Worldwide, the global freight forwarding services provider headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of Tigers Limited, a freight forwarding and supply chain management company headquartered in Hong Kong.

Marco Rebuffi CEO of JAS Worldwide says “We are pleased to have completed the acquisition of Tigers and welcome these new clients and talented colleagues to JAS Worldwide. We look forward to the new opportunities which have been created by the combined resources of our larger organization”.

The transaction allows JAS Worldwide to further reinforce its freight forwarding activities, and to broaden its service offering to omni-channel supply chain logistics.


About JAS

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 Tigers

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.

Nose Knows Best
May 1, 2021

Air cargo security is constantly evolving. The latest regulations from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) require that, by June 30 2021, all air cargo on international all-cargo flights be screened at the same level of scrutiny given to cargo flying on passenger planes.

Therefore, freight forwarders such as JAS must adapt to find ways to screen air cargo safely and efficiently. While X-Ray technology, Explosive Trace Detection (ETD), and physical screenings can be used to help ensure the safety and security of air cargo, these processes can be inefficient as the cargo must be screened at an individual piece level. This requires palletized cargo be taken apart, screened, and put back together, which can slow down a Certified Cargo Screening Facility (CCSF) and add unnecessary labor and time to the screening process. While technology still serves a purpose, one of the most effective and efficient ways to screen cargo has a fur coat, four paws, and a powerful nose.

For years canines have been used as a part of the passenger-cargo screening process due to their natural ability to identify individual odors and their source. With over 300 million sensory receptors in their nose, the canines can use their powerful sense of smell to serve as bio-sensors to detect the presence of explosives.  If a threat is detected, the dog alerts its dedicated handler to assess the cargo further.  

Due to this powerful sense of smell, the canine teams can add efficiency to the cargo screening process by screening cargo that is too big for machine screening. Furthermore, the canine teams can screen palletized cargo without the cargo having been taken apart to screen, therefore cutting the cargo screening process from hours to minutes. This minimizes the potential for backlogs and delays, all while maintaining freight integrity from start to finish.

Behind these amazing dogs is the company Global K9 Protection Group. They ensure each canine and handler team is well trained and able to pass the TSA certification each year which allows them to provide screening in a variety of environments. Sommer Sampson, JAS USA Corporate TSA PSC (Primary Security Coordinator), notes “We have been extremely pleased with Global K9‘s unparalleled customer service.  We are a happy client and look forward to our continued working relationship with their team as the ICAO mandate approaches!”

As we move towards meeting the requirement of screening 100% of international all air-cargo flights, we are thankful for our canine friends who help us ensure that air cargo is screened efficiently without sacrificing security.

JAS Spain is Growing
April 30, 2021
Left side Mr. Javier Riera ( MD JAS SPAIN), Mrs. Karla Herrero (Overseas & Customer Service) Asier Ibarnia (Branch Manager) & Pablo Talledo (Sales Director JAS Spain)
Left side Mr. Javier Riera ( MD JAS SPAIN), Mrs. Karla Herrero (Overseas & Customer Service) Asier Ibarnia (Branch Manager) & Pablo Talledo (Sales Director JAS Spain)

JAS Spain announced the opening of its newest branch in Bilbao.  

JAS’ new office in Bilbao is strategically placed due to its geographic location near the Port of Bilbao, which is among the top five busiest ports in Spain and has an annual container volume of close to 1 million TEUs. The port is well connected by both road and rail, with long-distance trains providing railway connections to its dry dock network, including Guadalajara, Madrid, and Burgos.  

The Bilbao office is fully operational, offering full container and consolidation loads, ship and aircraft chartering, and other logistic services such as project logistics, cargo insurance, and supply chain optimization. The office is also ISO 9002 and 14,001 certified, IATA agent certified, and Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) certified, among others.  

JAS Bilbao has the people and tools needed to provide logistics and supply chain support across various verticals and provide tailor-made solutions for all shipping needs from booking through delivery. As customer demands continue to evolve in this increasingly complex shipping environment, our team is ready to meet these ever-changing needs. JAS looks forward to utilizing the advantages this new branch offers the entire company network and, most importantly, to the JAS client base as we continue to show why at JAS, our people make the difference.

JAS Expands Pharma & Healthcare Leadership Team
April 30, 2021

JAS Worldwide is pleased to announce the appointment of Frank Cascante as Senior Vice President Global Sales, Pharma & Healthcare.  As a passionate customer advocate and expert in temperature controlled logistics for pharma and healthcare in all major markets, Cascante has built a reputation for successful implementation of responsive and reliable international supply chains for many global customers.

Over the last 2 decades, Cascante has developed an impressive track record of leading logistics, air freight, and ocean freight teams for companies like DAMCO, Maersk, and DHL. Most recently, he served as the regional head in the Americas for a leading temperature controlled packaging solution provider trusted by many top pharma & healthcare customers. His efforts drove their cold chain operations, network expansion, as well as operational and commercial implementation in the Americas.

Cascante’s expertise in the fields of temperature management and cold chain operations specific to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry helps further solidify JAS Worldwide’s commitment to the pharma and healthcare industry.

Frank’s diverse and broad leadership, deeply rooted in the Pharma & Healthcare industry, makes him a perfect selection. - David Bang”  

EVP Pharma & Healthcare, David Bang said, “We are happy to welcome Frank to JAS Pharma & Healthcare to lead its sales and customer advocacy for all regions. With the clear investment path to become a quality-driven and customer-centric logistics provider in Pharma & Healthcare, everything starts with the right people in the right culture.  Frank is passionate about building the competent, consultative, and result-driven commercial teams within countries and regions”.

JAS Exec to Speak at Euro 2021
April 22, 2021

JAS Worldwide announced that their EVP Pharma and Healthcare, David Bang, is slated to speak at the Rx-360 Euro 2021 conference to be held May 5th and 6th.  The virtual conference this year will focus on pharmaceutical supply chain integrity and patient safety as well as how things have changed in light of COVID-19.

Rx-360's mission is to “protect patient safety by sharing information and developing processes related to the integrity of the healthcare supply chain and the quality of its materials." Covid-19 has impacted pharma & healthcare supply chain in many profound ways.

Bang said, “The only way to slowly but surely to get out of this deep pit and to come out stronger is to think and act totally differently and boldly with full collaboration. JAS Worldwide’s decision to get into pharma & healthcare globally is a serious one because JAS can become a part of the solution to protect patient safety.  As long as we are always reminded of that, customer loyalty and financial rewards will follow."

Visit the Rx-360 website at www.rx-360.org.


About David Bang

David Bang is an innovative and passionate executive, entrepreneur and thought leader with more than 20 years of global success across the logistics, forwarding, specialty courier, supply chain, healthcare, and life sciences industries. Bang is a podcast host of Wonder of Logistics, recently named as a Top 30 podcasts for Transportation and Logistics Industry.  He is an active contributor in numerous trade and technical publications, and frequently speaks at various world-renown conferences advocating for reduction of risk, elevated ROI, and ultimate patient safety while connecting technology advancement with people’s daily lives.

Every Day is Earth Day at JAS Worldwide
April 20, 2021

JAS Worldwide, a leading international freight forwarding and logistics company, is proud to announce that it has successfully achieved the silver certificate by the rating agency EcoVadis, placing JAS in the 78th percentile of those companies evaluated.

EcoVadis, an internationally recognized and independent rating agency, evaluates companies' performance and their supply chains on environmental, social, and ethical topics. The award recognizes JAS's longstanding commitment to corporate social responsibility.

Moving forward, JAS is committed to the ongoing improvement of its corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability. We look forward to continued improvement in all CSR areas throughout 2021.

JAS Brazil Porto Alegre Team Expands Expertise
April 19, 2021

The team at the Porto Alegre branch of JAS Brazil is continuing to grow its position in the southern market. Every day the team expands their expertise in air, overland, and sea transport. JAS' dedicated team has the know-how to serve customers from all industries and assist with any demand. The JAS team at Porto Alegre has the necessary resources, knowledge, and technology to help you navigate the highly complex logistics and supply chain processes.

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

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

JAS understands all stages of the process are critical in achieving the best outcomes.

Count on JAS, where people make the difference!


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 atingir os melhores resultados.

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

Ever Given Seized
April 15, 2021
Ever Given re-floated in Suez Canal
Ever Given re-floated in Suez Canal

The Ever Given was successfully re-floated within the Suez Canal at 15:04 local time on March 29th.

Yesterday it was revealed that the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) formally arrested the Ever Given pending settlement of around $916 million. An Egyptian judge granted permission for the SCA to seize the vessel after it lodged the compensation claim against its Japanese vessel owner, Shoe Kisen.

The SCA says it intends to maintain the vessel’s arrest until the claim is paid, a position that has caused fury among the ship’s insurers and ship managers, and led charterer Evergreen to investigate whether it could use a court order to treat vessel and cargo separately.

The SCA claim includes $300m for salvage and $300m for “loss of reputation”, which appears set to be rejected by the vessel’s insurer, the UK P&I Club, which revealed it had already made a compensation offer to the SCA this week.  

Release from the UK P&I Club:

“Despite the magnitude of the claim, which was largely unsupported, the owners and their insurers have been negotiating in good faith with the SCA.
“On 12 April, a carefully considered and generous offer was made to the SCA to settle the claim. We are disappointed by the SCA’s subsequent decision to arrest the vessel today. We are also disappointed at comments by the SCA that the ship will be held in Egypt until compensation is paid, and that its crew will be unable to leave the vessel during this time. The SCA has not provided a detailed justification for this extraordinarily large claim.
“The grounding resulted in no pollution and no reported injuries. The vessel was re-floated after six days and the Suez Canal promptly resumed its commercial operations.
“The claim presented by the SCA also does not include the professional salvor’s claim for salvage services, which owners and hull underwriters expect to receive separately. The P&I aspects of the claim are relatively modest, with the exception of a claim for loss of reputation, which is disputed.”

Ian Beveridge, CEO of the vessel’s manager, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM), also voiced his concern over the arrest.

“The SCA’s decision to arrest the vessel is extremely disappointing. From the outset, BSM and the crew on board have cooperated fully with all authorities, including the SCA and their respective investigations into the grounding.

“This included granting access to the voyage data recorder and other materials and data requested by the SCA,” Mr Beveridge added.

Evergreen said it had begun to look at other ways to free cargo trapped on board, adding: “In order to lift the arrest order as soon as possible, Evergreen is urging all concerned parties to facilitate a settlement agreement to be reached.

“Meanwhile, Evergreen is investigating the scope of such a court order and studying the possibility of the vessel and the cargo on board being treated separately,” it said.

BMS said the Ever Given’s classification society, the American Bureau of Shipping, had completed its inspection following the incident and it had “been declared suitable for onward passage to Port Said, to be assessed again before departing for Rotterdam”.

Canadian Port Union Send Notice to Call Partial Strike
April 13, 2021

March 21, 2021, marked the end of the 7-month truce period between the employer of the longshore men working at Canada's Port of Montreal and the Union representing its longshoreman. Once the truce period ended, a strike could be called at any time with only 72 hours pre-notice. This weekend, the Union sent a notice to call a partial strike.

The union management has stated that as of April 13, the longshoremen will no longer work overtime or participate in any training activities. If no agreement or truce is reached by April 17, union members will no longer work on the weekends.

This comes after the port, which is the largest in Eastern Canada, saw a substantial drop in volume reduction after many businesses began to divert cargo to other ports such as the Port of Halifax due to fears that a strike would occur.

The looming strike threatens to put further pressure on ports that are already under stress due to a global container and equipment shortage.

As the situation continues to develop, please do not hesitate to contact your local JAS representative to discuss alternative options and raise any questions you might have.

Italy-American Chamber of Commerce Digital Event
April 9, 2021

The Italy-American Chamber of Commerce Southeast is promoting a digital event that aims to provide valuable information to Italian PMI in the Region. Specifically, this event is geared for companies interested in exploring new opportunities in the United States, related to either the Interior Design market or the Food & Beverage industry.

The event is in Italian and free of charge.

JAS couldn't miss this event, so please join our experts Stefania Poli and Giuseppe Roberto, Route Development Managers dedicated to the American Market, and  Stefano Noè, Product Manager for the Food & Beverage Division.

Our team will explain in detail how JAS reacted to the consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak, that affected the Supply Chain of our respective industries.

Furthermore, on April 23rd, Companies will have the opportunity to inquire about any specific needs through a speed-meeting session, where our experts will be available to answer to any questions.

Navigating Port Congestion After the Suez Canal
April 5, 2021

Even before the Suez Canal blockage the shipping industry was facing extreme congestion levels in many ports across the globe, including those in the USA, Canada, South Korea, China, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. With demand remaining high, port congestion challenges will continue for months to come with increased volumes, restrictions due to COVID-19 requirements, and missed berthing windows.

Even if the Suez Canal is now open, the operational impact of a week blockage will have a ripple effect lasting for weeks:

  • A further deterioration of schedule reliability and additional equipment unbalance is to be anticipated even on Trade-Lanes not directly related to the Suez Canal.
  • Some steamship lines have stopped accepting new bookings from Europe to USA until end of April.

Marine terminals at the U.S. ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are experiencing some of the worst congestion, with anchorage times often exceeding a week. In March, the United States passed another stimulus bill, while at the same time, COVID-19 infection rates are decreasing, multiple states are relaxing COVID-19 restrictions, and the number of people vaccinated continues to grow. Consumer spending and retail imports are predicted to remain high, and even increase, throughout the spring and summer months, providing the ports with no relief when it comes to congestion.

While it can be challenging to avoid port congestion, there are some ways to minimize the impact of port congestion and plan for success.

  1. Explore alternative gateway ports that face less congestion. With the congestion on the U.S West Coast, many are exploring other port options such as the Port of Seattle. Alternatively, some are choosing to bypass the U.S. West Coast altogether in favor of going through the Panama Canal and up the East Coast.
  2. Plan ahead. At this time, planning ahead is key and booking shipments as soon as possible can help keep your supply chain moving. With the current equipment shortages and severe congestion at ports, some levels of delays are almost unavoidable. Therefore, it is important to build extra time into your schedule to account for the current conditions.
  3. Consider utilizing other shipping methods. As in non-pandemic times, ocean freight affords the opportunity for cost reductions when compared to airfreight. However, the lead time is much longer than airfreight. When facing time constraints, air freight may be a more viable option. Another option to consider is LCL Ocean freight, smaller but more frequent shipments can keep your supply chain moving. While LCL also faces congestion issues it is much easier to be flexible and by splitting product on more vessels, better chance that cargo gets moved using multiple vessel/ports to get product through. Talk to your JAS representative for options on alternative shipping methods that fits your needs.
  4. Stay in contact with your JAS representative. With the increased port congestion, it is more important than ever to stay in contact with your local representative so that you are aware of arrival times, equipment availability, and market conditions.

For more information on how to navigate the current port congestion, contact a JAS representative.

For more information about current ocean market conditions, read our most recent ocean market update: https://www.jas.com/market.

JAS Blue World Atlantic Service Performs Import Project
April 5, 2021

Sometimes it just happens. In this case, there was a production delay for two complete extrusion lines for plastic pipes. Our Italian customer needed the pipes immediately in order to fulfill a contract.

With the help of JAS and Atlas Air, on-time delivery was no problem! JAS Bergamo and JAS New York immediately organized seven full truckloads and delivered them directly to the JAS Chicago HUB. Upon arrival, they were immediately loaded onboard a JAS Blue World Atlantic charter flight and arrived at the destination in time to fulfill the contract. Just another example of customized solutions saving our customers time and money while meeting their complex needs. Our people and services, such as Blue World Atlantic, really do make the difference!

From Poland to Brazil : JAS Delivers
April 5, 2021

Another successful JAS charter flight has taken place. This challenging delivery was coordinated by JAS Brazil.

The transportation load included 80 cubic meters with more than 30 tons in total volume. There were 3 collection points from the various shippers in Poland. In additon to the usual complexity shipments such as these require, all the drivers at each and every border crossing were covid-19 tested up until the final drop off destination at Milan.

The flight departed from Milan headed to the Recife airport. From the pick ups in Poland to the arrival to Recife, within 120 hours, JAS organized the operation time attending our customer needs, so customer factory have not stopped. Our team was extremelly engaged to show that in JAS People Make The Difference in a daily basis, and that is why we have been getting good results. The whole process was closely followed up by JAS team, from fiscal documents check, fumigation of the pallets, cargo labeling, storage, ground transportation, aircraft loading and unloading.

JAS Aids Oil & Gas Partner Move Critical Shipment
April 1, 2021

JAS takes pride in making a difference for our customers. Therefore, when a major oil and gas customer in Saudi Arabia reached out to our team needing to move an oversized and critical shipment from Spain to Jeddah, JAS was able to help with the urgent request.

Working together, the Saudi and Spain teams created a solution to help the customer get the urgently needed cargo on short notice. The teams arranged the load and placed the earliest possible booking utilizing a JAS partner with a sailing from Spain to Jeddah.

Thanks to the collaboration of our teams across the world, JAS safely and quickly moved the critical shipment to the customer's complete satisfaction. At JAS, our people really do make the difference.

JAS Brazil Campinas Office Welcomes Branch Manager
March 31, 2021

JAS Brazil is excited to announce the appointment of Mr. Guilherme de Oliveira as the Branch Manager at our JAS CPQ Branch - Campinas / SP office, adding his expertise to the JAS team.

Oliveira is 37 years old and joins us with a 15-year career in Supply Chain Management, with experience in air, sea, and road transport; budget management, P&L, and strategic control; competencies of operational innovation and competitive market intelligence.

Oliveira graduated with an MBA in Business Administration, Logistics and Supply Chain and also a Black Belt in the Six Sigma program during his performance in the Electronic Industry segment, in addition to participating in logistics and consolidation projects in the USA, at the bases of Miami, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

JAS welcomes Oliveira into the team with great expectations, and believes that together we will make a difference.


Com grande satisfação divulgamos a vocês que nomeamos neste mês de março o Sr. Guilherme de Oliveira como o Branch Manager em nossa Filial JAS CPQ- escritório de Campinas/SP, somando forças e sua expertise na equipe JAS!

Oliveira tem 37 anos e se junta a nós com uma trajetória de 15 anos em Supply Chain Management, com experiência no modal aéreo, marítimo e rodoviário; gestão de budget, P&L e controle estratégico; habilidades de inovação operacional e inteligência competitiva de mercado.

Formado com MBA em Administração de Empresas, Logística e Cadeia de Suprimentos e também Black Belt no programa Six Sigma obtido durante sua atuação segmento de Indústria Eletrônica, além da participação em projetos de logística e consolidação nos EUA, nas bases de Miami, Chicago, San Francisco e Los Angeles. Recebemos Oliveira em nossa equipe com grande expectativa, e acreditamos que juntos faremos a diferença.

Desejamos ao Oliveira boas-vindas à Família JAS e sucesso em seus novos desafios conosco.

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