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2022 Q1

International Women’s Day: An Interview with Gisela Alaman
March 31, 2022
Gisela Alaman, Sales Manager, JAS Argentina
Gisela Alaman, Sales Manager, JAS Argentina

As the month-long recognition of International Women’s Day (March 8) comes to an end, we sat down to talk with one of our colleagues Gisela Alaman, Sales Manager, JAS Argentina. Together, we discussed what the day means to her and what it means to be a woman working in logistics.

What does International Women’s Day and its theme this year, #BreakTheBias, mean to you?

For me, it's to celebrate achievements. I celebrate all the women that had fought so we can be where we are now, how they faced all the many challenges more complex and more challenging than the one's today. I celebrate myself as a professional woman in this industry.

How do you #BreakTheBias?

Over the years I've learned that the best way to break the bias is by being empathetic, kindhearted, and by putting myself in the other ones' shoes. I learned that from experience, training, and most importantly, by recognizing my own bias. I would like to think I am one of many working towards a more equal future.

What advice do you have for other women entering the industry?

My advice is to find their purpose, what they really want, and plan how to achieve that; because along the way, there will be obstacles, but if you are true to yourself and your passion, you will overcome them.

How have female mentors/role models influenced your career?

My mentor was my mother. Her example was to always move forward and overcome any obstacle. I also have to say that I have seen others that I disagreed with, but that showed me how I don't want to be.

JAS Italy Sends Aid to Ukraine
March 30, 2022
JAS staff prepares humanitarian shipment bound for Ukraine.
JAS staff prepares humanitarian shipment bound for Ukraine.

People around the world have watched in dismay as the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine continues to evolve. JAS Italy decided they couldn’t just stand by without doing all they could to help, so all 20 Italian branches came together to launch an aid campaign.

Due to their generosity, JAS Italy team members collected 12 tons of basic necessities ranging from food to clothes to baby products and medicine were gathered to help those in need. In addition, monetary donations were gathered so products could be purchased in the areas where there was the greatest need.

The items were sent to the JAS warehouse in Segrate, where they were carefully prepared for transport. Under the direction of a local non-profit organization, the goods were then loaded and driven to Chisinau in Moldova before finally being transported to the final destination in Odessa, Ukraine.

The quick and compassionate response of JAS Italy reflects the company's commitment to the global community and the fact that at JAS, people really do make the difference. Biagio Bruni, founder and president of JAS stated, “It is the first expedition, but it will not be the last because the emergency is unfortunately destined to last; soon, we hope to be able to start a second trip.”

Expansion at JAS Rio
March 28, 2022
Priscilla Ferraz – Import Analyst, Alessandro Guimaraes- Inside Sales, Celine Lachevre - National Account Director, Alessandra Klayn- Operations Supervisor, Eriene Fonseca- Operations Specialist, Raquel Tavares – Import and Export Analyst
Priscilla Ferraz – Import Analyst, Alessandro Guimaraes- Inside Sales, Celine Lachevre - National Account Director, Alessandra Klayn- Operations Supervisor, Eriene Fonseca- Operations Specialist, Raquel Tavares – Import and Export Analyst

As a part of its customer centric approach, JAS Brazil has further invested in its location in Rio de Janeiro with completion of its expansion of its facilities.

The expansion of the Rio branch offers strategic connotations due to its geographic location which situates it near the Port of Rio de Janeiro, which is one the largest ports in Brazil. Furthermore, Rio de Janeiro is also home to Galeão International Airport, which is home to one of the largest logistics terminals in all of Latin America.

JAS began its operations in Brazil in 1990 with an office in Manaus. It has now expanded its network to include 13 branches and 3 gateways at the main airports in Brazil.

The JAS Rio team boasts specialists in air, sea (LCL and FCL), and road freight operations. They also have the competitive advantage of being AEO- Authorized Economic Operator certified.

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.

International Women’s Day: An Interview with Lizelle Britz
March 18, 2022
Lizelle Britz, Product Owner, JAS South Africa
Lizelle Britz, Product Owner, JAS South Africa

Throughout March, in honor of International Women's Day (March 8), we are celebrating some of the remarkable women at JAS. Today, we caught up with Lizelle Britz, Product Owner at JAS South Africa. Read how she breaks the bias and what this day means to her.

What does International Women's Day and its theme this year, #BreakTheBias, mean to you?

International Women's Day is all about challenging the norm and should be done not just on International Women's Day, but every day. People say we are in control of our future and if you work hard, you will be rewarded, but women don't always get the same opportunities as men. Often we are misjudged as being emotional while we are passionate. We often accept our "fate" that we will eventually hit the glass ceiling and be content with this. By breaking the bias, we spread the message to all the young ladies wanting to have a career in the IT industry you can be just as successful as anyone else.

How do you #BreakTheBias?

I refuse to give up and accept that "this is how things are." I am extremely independent, and this is how I am raising my two daughters as well. I had a few conversations with my oldest, who is ten years old, where she would comment, "Isn't that something dad needs to do?" I would ask her why and challenge her not to go with the status quo and be resilient.

What advice do you have for other women entering the industry?

Don't accept that your career means less than anyone else's or think you are not good enough or don't have the knowledge to succeed. Don't be afraid to speak up if you feel that something can be done differently. It’s super important to find that work-life balance as family, at the end of the day, is what matters most.

How have female mentors/role models influenced your career?

I've had one female mentor, and she is such a great role model. She has shown that it doesn't matter what gender you are. What matters is what you want to achieve in life. She set her goals, worked hard, and she achieved them.

Why is women's mentorship in the workplace important?

Up and coming women in their careers can sometimes feel lost and not sure what direction they would like to go. There is a very well-known saying, "Do what you love, and you won't work a day in your life." Guiding anyone into a career that they love is so rewarding.

JAS Japan Gains Key Pharma Certification
March 17, 2022
Airplane flying in the sky at sunset.
Airplane flying in the sky at sunset.

The JAS Kansai Airport (KIX) location (Osaka) has been awarded the IATA (International Air Transport Association) CEIV Pharma (Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics) certification for excellence in pharmaceutical and healthcare air transportation and handling in March of this year.

The JAS Pharma & Healthcare team in Japan completed comprehensive preparations and a rigorous audit process to achieve IATA CEIV Pharma certification in collaboration with the KIX Pharma Community. The CEIV Pharma certification addresses this important industry's need for specific and strict standards for safety, security, compliance, and efficiency when transporting biological and medical material by air.

"In addition to the current GDP certification status, the IATA CEIV Pharma certification furthers the team's commitment to delivering the highest quality services to our clients in the Pharma & Healthcare industry," explained David Bang, Executive Vice President, Pharma & Healthcare.

JAS Pharma & Healthcare comprises a dedicated core team covering key regions and countries supported by more than 450 trained and certified team members operating throughout the growing network of GDP-certified locations around the world.

JAS Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
March 14, 2022

Even the most remote areas can’t prevent the JAS Worldwide team from meeting delivery deadlines for clients. Case in point: Perth, Australia.  

Located in Western Australia, Perth is one of the most isolated capital cities in the world. Pre-pandemic, only 20 percent of flights serviced the city. As a result, importing and exporting supplies and other products from Perth requires superior logistics management skills.  

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Perth’s seclusion became even more detrimental because of border closures. Extreme weather conditions have further complicated matters, with flooding in South Australia washing out more than 186 miles of rail lines used to bring food and other supplies to the West Coast.  

As borders have begun reopening, a need arose to ensure Western Australia had sufficient personal protective equipment (PPE). A major Perth customer requested JAS Australia’s assistance moving nearly 6,000 cartons of PPE from a supplier in Wuhan, China, to Perth, Western Australia.  

Never one to turn down a logistical challenge, the JAS Australia team sought the assistance of their counterparts at JAS Shanghai to accomplish the task at hand. Between the two teams, they secured two Boeing 777 aircraft. The aircraft was scheduled to depart three days apart to ensure the product arrived within the requested timeframe.    

JAS Shanghai assisted with the coordination with the Wuhan PPE supplier and ensured both B777 charters were maximized with 3,000 cartons per flight. Both charter flights touched down at Perth International Airport at the scheduled time of 7:30 a.m. before transferring to the JAS Perth bonded warehouse. The PPE was then reloaded onto pallets and delivered to the customer by 1 p.m. the same day for a quick turnaround.

JAS News Advisory: Eastern Europe, Ukraine, and Russia Situation
March 11, 2022
JAS NEWS ADVISORY: EASTERN EUROPE, UKRAINE, AND RUSSIA SITUATION
JAS NEWS ADVISORY: EASTERN EUROPE, UKRAINE, AND RUSSIA SITUATION

UPDATE (MARCH 11, 2022) As the world has seen, the events in the Ukraine have worsened and our thoughts are with all the victims of this conflict. The developing humanitarian crisis is tragic, and the management and staff of several of our European organizations have launched independent initiatives to contribute foodstuffs and supplies for various charitable organizations inside Ukraine, with delivery already underway. We are grateful and moved by their actions.  

 In view of the situation, JAS Worldwide has decided to suspend services involving shipments to, from, or through Russia or Belarus. This includes shipments by air, road or ocean and includes the Rail Service between Asia and Europe. We are aware that this decision impacts our customers, and we will work diligently with them to try to reduce any negative impacts. Specifically, for the Asia-Europe rail service we will provide alternative routings via our FCL and LCL Ocean freight services, or via our Blue World Orient flight operations.

We will continue to review our position and will make adjustments once the situation improves.

(MARCH 2, 2022) The events in Ukraine are impacting trade with the countries involved and all modes of transport are deeply affected. Trade restrictions are still in the process of being implemented and more seems destined to come as we move through what is a rapidly developing situation. Adding to the turmoil, private industry, in the form of steamship lines and airlines, are also taking independent actions in the interests of protecting their personnel.

  • Air Freight: With airspace over Ukraine already closed and the EU/UK prohibiting Russian airlines from their airspace, already heavy traffic routes from Asia will worsen. Some airlines have indicated an unwillingness to traverse certain airspace outside of Ukraine and this will disrupt service schedules and transit times. Moreover, airlines are now beginning to introduce War Risk surcharges and with the major Russian cargo carrier Airbridge now suspended from landing within the EU, congestion from China to Europe seems likely. Fuel surcharges are also expected to rise and be passed along due to the cost of oil spiking. 
  • Ocean Freight: In response to closures and amid reports of attacks on civilian shipping, the Black Sea ports are largely being removed from port rotation by most major steamship lines. We see carriers beginning to discharge cargo at ports in Romania and elsewhere within the Mediterranean. Independent of regulatory concerns, Russia is now also being omitted by some of the very largest carriers, rendering bookings extremely difficult.
  • China/EU Rail freight via Russia: Northern routes remain open, while other routes, such as the ones that move via Chop in Ukraine, will switch to service via Malaaezwicze in Poland. The disruption will potentially create a backlog and while currently sanctions do not embargo use of the Russian Railroads, limitations on routes need to be considered prior to any bookings.  
  • Sanctions: At this time the EU, UK, and the US, along with others, have imposed sanctions on Russia, Russian banks, and specific individuals, all of which serve to heighten the tension in the region. In addition, sanctions are in place for the Crimea, Luhansk, and Donetsk regions of Ukraine currently under Russian control. Banking restrictions have also been imposed, increasing the difficulty for transportation companies. Expanded export controls are in place for many countries, especially the USA where new requirements target commodities in the hi-tech and aerospace industries.

Our Operational teams are monitoring the situation daily, assessing the impact and reviewing the inevitable delays. For the time being, under certain conditions and where possible, we will accept bookings to the impacted areas as the situation allows.

JAS EMEA Grows Automotive Team
March 3, 2022
Christian Haase, JAS EMEA Regional Sales Director for Automotive
Christian Haase, JAS EMEA Regional Sales Director for Automotive

JAS EMEA is pleased to announce the arrival of Christian Haase as EMEA Regional Sales Director for the automotive industry.

Christian joins JAS with 20 years of experience in the international supply-chain & logistics sector. He has gained experience working for renowned global competitors in positions ranging from operations to sales in past roles. Christian has also worked to elevate global business development in account management positions with a focus on the automotive sector.

This automotive vertical is one of the strongest verticals within the JAS organization, with long-term global participation and successful loyal global automotive customer partnerships.

Based in Stuttgart, Germany, Christian will report to François-Xavier Mollet, JAS EMEA Sales & Marketing Vice-President. He will also work closely with Jim Ryan, JAS Worldwide Automotive Vice-President, to strengthen the development of JAS’ activities and market-share.

International Women’s Day: An Interview with Lisa Simon
March 1, 2022
Lisa Simon, Regional Account Manager, JAS Germany
Lisa Simon, Regional Account Manager, JAS Germany

Throughout March, in honor of International Women's Day (March 8), we are celebrating some of the remarkable women at JAS. Today, we are honored to highlight Lisa Simon, Regional Account Manager at JAS Germany.

What does International Women's Day and its theme this year, #BreakTheBias, mean to you?

International Women's Day to me is a day to celebrate all the incredible woman around the world regardless of their professional status, personal success or nationality.

#BreakTheBias to me means that walls between certain people/ genders must be broken down. The truth is we all need each other, and we are all equal.

How do you #BreakTheBias?

We must all treat everyone equally. I teach my kids to be open-minded regardless of culture, color, language, or gender. It is important to foster an understanding that an individual’s background or personal success doesn't make them better than anyone else.

What advice do you have for other women entering the industry?

Stay true to yourself, and don't try to duplicate others. There are a lot of inspiring people within this industry, but everyone has to find their way to be credible.

How have female mentors/role models influenced your career?

Female mentors have always taught me how to balance my personal and professional life. Success is not about controlling things around us, it is about balance and the ability to combine personal and professional goals and living a happy life.

JAS Attends Career Fair
February 23, 2022

On Thursday, February 17, the JAS Worldwide and USA Corporate HR teams, enjoyed spending the day in Auburn, Alabama (USA) at the Auburn University Harbert College of Business Department of Supply Chain Management career fair!

The teams would like to give a big ‘Thank you!’ to all those who participated! They enjoyed getting a chance to meet all of you and look forward to collaborating with Auburn University later this year.

If you were unable to attend, visit our careers page to view all of our open career opportunities.

JAS Pharma & Healthcare Conducts Webinar
February 22, 2022

JAS’ webinar was one of the most anticipated webinar series for pharma and healthcare logistics.

Merck & Co (known as MSD outside of North America), Sonoco ThermoSafe, and JAS are all three very different companies, but they gathered together on February 22, 2022, to discuss the coming era of pharma and healthcare logistics. Moderated by David Bang, EVP Pharma & Healthcare at JAS, the panel consisted of David Komjati, Director Logistics Transformation at Merck & Co, Ben VanderPlas, Director of Engineering and R&D at Sonoco ThermoSafe, and Graeme Robinson, EVP Operations and Product at JAS.

Major disruptions are followed by an accelerated increase or decrease of specific policies, technologies, practices, and even human behaviors. As we are at the pivot point in between the last two years of pandemic and the next years of recovery, the panelists shared how they see the breakdown of the barriers to respond to lack of visibility into inventory status, location, and production process for pharma and healthcare products across the entire ecosystem. Also, practically speaking, we must deal with the upfront challenges such as congestion, capacity, labor shortage, supply shortage, etc. that are expected to continue in 2022 and well into 2023.

Merck & Co has been in the forefront of transformative development using IoT devices, clouds, and other technologies for some time and will share what the next evolution will be at Merck & Co. Sonoco ThermoSafe, from research and engineering perspectives, is working on numerous projects that have themes of sustainability, autonomy, real-time, and integration as well and added nicely how a company like Sonoco ThermoSafe has been navigating so far and is planning to adapt to a new norm.

JAS, as a global logistics provider connecting many dots with data and physical touches, has critical roles to play in the coming years and shared how it is preparing for future disruptions based on lessons learned and how it is reimagining the world of pharma and healthcare logistics in the next few years to come, closely collaborating with customers and partners.

PUMA Partnership Builds Trusted Results
February 16, 2022
From the left: Stefano Olmi, Tomas Sonntag, Helmut Leibbrandt, Kevin Ong, Stefano Battan
From the left: Stefano Olmi, Tomas Sonntag, Helmut Leibbrandt, Kevin Ong, Stefano Battan

During a special visit to the JAS APAC Regional Office, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Management and Logistics for PUMA North America Mr. Helmut Leibbrandt thanked the team for its ongoing support. As part of his acknowledgment for their efforts, Mr. Leibbrandt presented an award to APAC Executive Vice President Mr. Tomas Sonntag.  

The award also marked PUMA North America’s outstanding performance in 2021. During a time when other companies have struggled with supply chain disruptions and other pandemic-induced setbacks, PUMA North America posted strong growth. Brand momentum and operational flexibility contributed to the brand’s impressive performance. JAS APAC has been a vital part of that recipe for sustainability.

PUMA NORTH America has worked with JAS since 2009 when Kevin Ong joined JAS in that year.

JAS APAC Global Account Director Kevin Ong had a previous relationship with Mr. Helmut Leibbrandt that began in 1997.

Seventy percent of PUMA North America’s volume comes out of Vietnam. It is vitally important to have a logistics and supply chain management partner with strong APAC connections. Vietnam was a challenging market to manage, even before adding the complications of a global pandemic. JAS provides innovative solutions to PUMA to keep their products moving smoothly and on time.  

Congratulations to the entire JAS family for its contributions to PUMA NORTH America’s ongoing success!

Pharma & Healthcare Vertical Further Expands Americas Leadership Team
February 16, 2022
Arnon Lopes, Sr. Director Customer Experience, Americas
Arnon Lopes, Sr. Director Customer Experience, Americas

JAS Worldwide Americas is pleased to announce the appointment of Arnon Lopes as Sr. Director Customer Experience, Pharma & Healthcare Americas. In this newly-established position, Arnon will work closely with the region's Pharma & Healthcare teams to champion customer experience and operational excellence within the Americas.

Arnon has over 20 years of experience in the logistics industry, holding various management roles in operations, customer service, and process optimization in Brazil and the USA. In his most recent position, he was a key member of a large freight forwarder's specialist temperature-controlled pharmaceutical logistics team, driving network performance leading to pharma industry compliance and ultimately customer satisfaction.

Of his arrival, Dina Bunn, Vice President Customer Experience, Pharma & Healthcare, said "JAS is thrilled to welcome Arnon and is confident he will play a key role in upholding and continuously improving the service quality provided to our valued clients as we continue to invest in the pharma and healthcare logistics industry."

JAS Appoints New Vice President of Marketing
February 15, 2022

JAS Worldwide is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Jinadu-Wright as VP of Marketing.  Jennifer will be driving JAS’ global branding and marketing strategies by leveraging her 20 years of experience with building high performing teams and her philosophy of continuously seeking new ways to connect with customers, keeping the customer experience at the forefront.

Throughout her impressive career, Jennifer has held positions across various product and service sectors in Europe and the US, bringing a multidimensional perspective to her marketing strategies.  A leader in the brand management space, her accomplishments include the development of sales programs and new business initiatives, designing and launching websites, and implementation of digital ad strategies, all of which led to significant increases in revenue contribution and enhanced brand equity.  “While Jennifer’s achievements are very impressive, I am most excited about the energy and passion she brings for coaching, leading, and collaborating with teams to deliver exceptional results”, said JAS Chief Commercial Officer, Carol Kijac. “We know that with her extensive experience and creativity she will be a great asset to our team”.

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 100+ countries with 380 offices and official agent locations and has over 5,000 employees globally.

Pharma & Healthcare Vertical Expands APAC Leadership Team
February 10, 2022
Jackie Quah, JAS APAC Director Quality & Compliance, Pharma & Healthcare
Jackie Quah, JAS APAC Director Quality & Compliance, Pharma & Healthcare

JAS Worldwide APAC is pleased to announce the arrival of Jackie Quah as the new Director, Quality and Compliance, Pharma & Healthcare, APAC. Jackie has over 14 years of experience in quality management and compliance across a variety of technical and managerial roles. She has a wide breadth of pharmaceutical and medical device experience spanning from site operations to APAC functions, including extended experiences in the US.

She also has a strong technology background working with various analytics tools, system implementations, and technology automation. Her work experience includes manufacturing quality assurance, quality systems, compliance operations, quality improvement initiatives, deviation or non-conformance investigation, risk management, CAPA, change control, as well as managing regulatory inspections and client audits. Her quest for innovation also leads her to be at the forefront of the industry trends and the key drivers to meeting the customer requirements. Jackie is a certified ISO 9001, ISO 14971, and ISO 13485 auditor.

JAS is excited to have Jackie join the organization and strengthen its APAC organization to drive the development of our Pharma & Healthcare footprint. Her arrival is a part of JAS' ongoing and long-term investment in the pharma and healthcare logistics industry.

JAS Chile Names New Ocean Freight Manager
February 8, 2022
Nicolas Díaz, Ocean Freight Manager JAS Chile.
Nicolas Díaz, Ocean Freight Manager JAS Chile.

It is with great pleasure that JAS Chile announces the promotion of Nicolas Diaz to Ocean Freight Manager.

Nicolas was fundamental in the growth of LCL volumes over the course of the past year. Nicolas has a wealth of expertise and knowledge and has more than 10 years of experience in the freight forwarding industry. He is accomplished in building robust relationships with key carriers while remaining committed to advancing JAS’ presence in the Chilean market.

“We are confident Nicolas is the right individual to put our team in a position where they can truly make the difference!” said Cesar Gutierrez, LATAM Sales Coordinator.

About JAS Chile

JAS Chile, headquartered in Santiago, is proud to have served the local market for over 25 years. Our people are intimately familiar with the process of efficiently moving cargo throughout the world. We are here to help you navigate the logistical maze of carrier relationships, customs, risk management, and regulatory challenges, along with the hundreds of other issues that companies face when seeking to move goods by air, sea, or land.

LATAM Trade Lane Director Joins JAS Chile
February 8, 2022
Carolina Prieto Trade Lane Director LATAM JAS Chile
Carolina Prieto Trade Lane Director LATAM JAS Chile

JAS Chile is pleased to announce the appointment of Carolina Prieto as Trade Lane Director LATAM. in this position she will be responsible for developing and strengthening the performance of export volumes focused on LATAM business and supporting to all Sales Department.

Carolina brings with her 20 years of experience in Logistics Industry, NVOCC´s and Shipping Lines. In past roles she has held a variety of different positions in operational, product and sales areas giving her extensive knowledge of the ocean transport business and the local/regional market.

About JAS Chile

JAS Chile, headquartered in Santiago, is proud to have served the local market for over 25 years. Our people are intimately familiar with the process of efficiently moving cargo throughout the world. We are here to help you navigate the logistical maze of carrier relationships, customs, risk management, and regulatory challenges, along with the hundreds of other issues that companies face when seeking to move goods by air, sea, or land.

JAS EMEA Grows Aerospace Team
February 2, 2022
Alexandre Cirodde, JAS, EMEA Regional Accounts Director for Aerospace
Alexandre Cirodde, JAS, EMEA Regional Accounts Director for Aerospace

JAS EMEA is pleased to announce the arrival of Alexandre Cirodde as EMEA Regional Accounts Director for Aerospace.

Alexandre holds over 20 years of experience in the Aerospace and freight forwarding industry. He started in the early 2000s in the procurement department of a European multinational aerospace corporation as a first step into the Aerospace and logistics world. Thereafter he worked his way up in key Business Development and Account Management positions in two important forwarding players in France, the USA, and Germany. His business experience is in the Aerospace, Marine, and Defense industries.

He will be based in Paris, France, and will report to the EMEA Sales Management, François-Xavier Mollet, and be in very close management connection with John Brennan to develop our Aerospace activities in EMEA and globally.

JAS Saudi Arabia Partnership Drives Growth
February 1, 2022

The JAS Saudi Arabia team commits to the successful progression of its partnership with petrochemical industry leader SABIC in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. As part of its dedication to providing the highest level of customer service, the team successfully chartered a flight to transport a turbine rotor from Tokyo, Japan, to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.  

With support from JAS Japan’s logistics and supply chain management staff, the door-to-door delivery was completed before SABIC’s requested timeline. The quick decision-making skills of the JAS Saudi Arabia team contributed to the success of their requested task.  

SABIC’s promise to build a better tomorrow extends to its collaborations with other companies across the globe. Its ongoing partnership with JAS Saudi Arabia has facilitated its mission and vision by ensuring timely access to the products it needs to achieve its goals.  

JAS Saudi Arabia’s dedicated team of logistics and supply chain experts can meet or exceed any expectations regardless of the level of difficulty or urgency. We look forward to continuing to fulfill our partnership with SABIC and others within the petrochemical industry who rely on our expertise to meet their needs.

Pharma & Healthcare Vertical Expands Leadership Team
February 1, 2022
Giancarlo Rosselli, JAS Americas Pharma and Healthcare, Sales
Giancarlo Rosselli, JAS Americas Pharma and Healthcare, Sales

As JAS continues to expand in the Pharma & Healthcare sector, it is pleased to announce the appointment as of February 1st, 2022 of Giancarlo Rosselli to lead the sales efforts in the Americas for this vertical.

Giancarlo, will be based out of the JAS Americas HQ in Atlanta and is a seasoned global logistics leader specializing in Pharma and Healthcare strategies and solutions for Fortune 100 companies. With over 20 years of experience, he has spent his career at leading logistics organizations. In one of those market leaders, his work was highly recognized with the award of the P&H Salesperson for 2020.

Giancarlo will be strategically based in our Atlanta HQ. He will be working closely with our Pharma & Healthcare Team globally and leading the P&H business development strategies in the Americas.

His experience and relationships will be crucial to expanding our customer base while emphasizing quality and service tailored to the needs of the industry.

Giancarlo has proven his ability to lead teams and implement effective growth strategies; JAS Americas and its customers will be benefiting greatly from this addition.

Aerospace National Account Manager Joins JAS Brazil
January 31, 2022

JAS Brazil is pleased to announce that effective January 2022, Mr. Fernando Azevedo, previously acting as Business Development Manager at the Sao Jose dos Campos branch, will assume the position of National Account Manager. He will now be responsible for support and relationship with customers in the Aerospace segment.

Fernando graduated with a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Foreign Trade. He also holds an MBA in Strategic Business Management and has over 20 years of experience in the market. Fernando began his career at JAS in early 2021. His expertise and professional history contributed to developing the work at the branch in SJK. In this new position, his objective is to better understand the Aerospace segment's needs and offer differentiated solutions to JAS customers.

Brazil is currently among the five most prominent countries in this segment, with the second-largest fleet of helicopters globally and the fourth largest in private planes. These resources combined with JAS’ personalized solutions and global network allow the team to serve clients by importing parts and pieces, turbines, tires, cables, etc.

JAS’ experienced personnel know the aerospace industry's demands and requirements and have the knowledge and training needed to support customers throughout the import, export, and customs clearance processes.


Com satisfação, anunciamos que o Sr. Fernando Azevedo antes atuando como BDM em nossa filial de São José dos Campos assume a partir desde mês Janeiro/2022 a posição de National Account Manager, responsável agora pelo suporte e relacionamento com os clientes do segmento de Aerospace da Jas do Brasil.

Formado em Administração com ênfase em Comercio Exterior,MBA em Gestão Estratégica de Negócios e 22 anos de experiência no mercado,Fernando começou sua trajetória na JAS no início de 2021, sua expertise e histórico profissional contribuíram para desenvolver o trabalho na filial em SJK, trazendo grandes clientes para nossa empresa. E agora nessa nova posição, tem como objetivo é entender melhor as necessidades do segmento Aerospace e oferecer soluções diferenciadas aos clientes da JAS.

Atendimento personalizado para o Segmento de Aerospace.

O Brasil atualmente esta entre os 5 maiores países neste segmento, contanto com a segunda maior frota de helicópteros do mundo e o quarto maior em aviões privados. A somatória de diversos outros pontos nos permite entrar no segmento de importação de partes e peças, turbinas, pneus, cabos etc. Nossa equipe está preparada para entender as necessidades especificas desse segmento e entregar o melhor resultado nos processos de importação, exportação e desembaraço.

Continuamos na JAS Brasil, avançando em nosso projeto de verticalização dos segmentos.

Happy International Customs Day from JAS USA
January 26, 2022
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMS DAY 2022 FROM JAS USA
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMS DAY 2022 FROM JAS USA

Happy International Customs Day!  

2021 has been a year with a newfound focus on the international supply chain. With the backlogs in the shipping industry being on the news headlines, suddenly, our industry has become an everyday topic. Many people had never heard of a freight forwarder or a customs broker a year ago and certainly didn't understand what the jobs entailed. Now they have a better idea.  

In addition to the usual challenges customs brokers face, 2021 brought some new issues to the forefront. While these issues have made customs more complex, the team has been able to help customers navigate the many new rules and regulations. Some of these changes included withholding release orders on cotton products from the Uyghur region, the 301 tariff exclusions expiring, GSP not being in place, and several new AD/CVD orders.  

The withhold release orders have presented issues customs brokers have rarely ever dealt with. CBP will issue a WRO on certain goods, and the importer must then be able to prove the imported goods were not sourced from forced labor. This has proved to be both time-consuming and challenging. Most importers have struggled to provide enough proof, leading to their goods being seized or exported. JAS has worked alongside importers to find solutions when they have held their products. Sometimes this involves requesting products not made of cotton be separated from other goods. Other times we were able to assist in exporting products refused entry.

The expiration of the 301 exclusions beginning Jan 1, 2021, meant that importers who had the exclusions were now going to incur an additional 25% in most cases for their products. A cost that importers must now figure out how to pay. Along with this, GSP and MTB are still expired so the duty keeps adding up. As customs brokers, we have worked with many importers to verify their HTS classification.  

How else has JAS helped with these issues? Information is key, and JAS has kept a steady stream of client advisories and monthly newsletters coming. In addition, the JAS Customs Compliance Team has provided reports and training on duty outlays and how to take advantage of the periodic monthly statement duty process. Having the information to plan and determine the next steps is very important to importers.  

One of the priority trade issues from the Department of Commerce is antidumping and countervailing duties. The DOC works to remedy when imported merchandise is sold in the U.S. at an unfairly low or subsidized price to help level the playing field. The team has guided many importers through the many AD/CVD orders that have been issued and helped them determine if their product falls within the scope or not.  

While these changes have been complex, we appreciate our customs compliance teams efforts as they have guided our customers through the new rules and regulations. We are passionate about providing our customers with best-in-class service and are confident that our people make the difference.

Shining a Light on the Port of Santos
January 25, 2022

The Port of Santos, located in the city of Santos on the coast of Brazil, is the main port in Brazil and the largest container port in Latin America.

The port has substantial economic influence in the local area and comprises over 65% of the GDP and makes up a quarter of the movement within the Brazilian commercial area. As a key player in global trade and a gateway to many markets, the port is the world’s largest exporter of sugar, orange juice and coffee beans in the world. Despite the ongoing pandemic, the port set a record for handling containers in the first nine months of 2021, with TEUs of 3.6 million.

JAS’ Santos branch is a strategic point for monitoring processes, releases, and movements in the port. The Santos branch has a highly trained operational team with the necessary knowledge to coordinate imports and exports across all verticals. The team analyzes the legislation for each product, and coordinates customs compliance, all while providing best-in-class service to our customers.


O porto de Santos, localizado no litoral de São Paulo, é o principal porto do Brasil e o maior complexo portuário da América Latina.

A área de influência econômica do porto concentra aproximadamente 67% do PIB e corresponde a 25% ou um quarto da movimentação da balança comercial brasileira. É o maior porto exportador de açúcar, suco de laranja e café em grãos do mundo. Mesmo em meio ao cenário de pandemia, o porto de Santos bateu recorde de movimentação de contêineres no acumulado dos nove primeiros meses de 2021, com 3,6 milhões de TEU’s.

A JAS possui um filial em Santos como ponto estratégico para acompanhamento dos processos, liberações e movimentações no porto. A filial de Santos conta com uma equipe operacional capacitada que possui a expertise necessária para coordenar qualquer ação no desembaraço aduaneiro analisando a legislação para cada produto e agindo conforme a regulamentação aduaneira vigente dando todo suporte necessário aos nossos clientes em operações de Importação ou exportação.  

Entre em contato conosco, e conheça as pessoas que fazem a Diferença na JAS Santos!

Motorsport Logistics Moves Cars for '22 Dakar Rallye
January 20, 2022

Racing teams worldwide rely on the JAS Worldwide Motorsport Logistics team based in Luxembourg to meet the demanding deadlines faced by a championship motorsport organization.

This past December, JAS organized the movement and transport of four RS Q e-tron cars and a bit more than 7 tons of accessories and equipment from Luxembourg to Riyadh for the account of AUDI Sport & Q Motorsport Gmbh. The high-tech electric prototype vehicles were used as a part of the 2022 Dakar Rallye, which was held in Saudi Arabia from January 1–14, 2022.  

The team is currently in the process of transporting several of the cars back to Luxembourg now that the event is over.

Congratulations to the JAS Motorsports team! People continue to make the difference.

Strong Demand for Renewables Drives JAS Collaboration
January 17, 2022

The oil and gas and renewable energy sectors in China continue to experience sustained and strong growth moving into 2022. In response to this growing market, the JAS Energy Solutions team innovates end-to-end solutions for clients within these industries.  

As part of its commitment to providing the highest level of customer service, the JAS Energy Solutions team successfully arranged four chartered flights of chemical goods of Xanthan gum on the urgent request of a client. The December 2021 flights originated in Tianjin, China, with a destination of Saudi Arabia. The JAS team was responsible for safely and quickly transporting 384 pallets.  

It was the quick thinking and fast-acting of the JAS China Energy Solution team members that allowed for these flights to advance from a client request to a completed task. Upon notification of the urgent request, the team brainstormed to formulate the best solutions. Careful attention was taken to match the special requirements of the customer with any proposed solution.  

JAS firmly believes it provides the best service to customers – regardless of the level of urgency or difficulty – because of the dedication of its team members. It is the JAS people who make the difference, providing an excellent customer experience with every logistics task handled. Inquiries for our oil and gas and renewable energy sector logistics solutions can be made directly to the JAS Energy Solutions team in your region. We are always here to help.

JAS Argentina Certified "Great Place to Work"
January 4, 2022
JAS ARGENTINA CERTIFIED AS "GREAT PLACE TO WORK"
JAS ARGENTINA CERTIFIED AS "GREAT PLACE TO WORK"

JAS Argentina is pleased to announce that it has been certified as a "Great Place to Work" for the second year in a row.  

Mariano Costa Naum, Human Resources Manager at JAS Argentina, said of the certification, " What makes us most proud is that this year's results confirm the continuous improvement we have made year after year. This also shows the continued team effort continues to make JAS Argentina a better place to work for. We really believe that either we do it together as a team, or we don't do it at all. "  

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 JAS Argentina's continued strong commitment to teamwork and highlights its success in developing a strong work culture based on values and purpose.  

Congratulations, JAS Argentina!

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