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2022 Q2

JAS Asia Pacific Welcomes Latin America Trade Lane Manager
June 20, 2022
Julio Lopez, LATAM Trade Lane Manager, JAS APAC
Julio Lopez, LATAM Trade Lane Manager, JAS APAC

It is with great pleasure that JAS Asia Pacific introduces and welcomes Julio Lopez to the JAS Asia Pacific (APAC) regional Trade Lane Team.

In past roles working for several large freight forwarders, Julio has worked in Canada, Spain, China, Vietnam, and Thailand in various roles. He brings with him a wealth and knowledge and experience gained from his previous roles, including that of Business Development Manager, where he focused on the development of a perishable inbound program from the Americas and Europe, and more recently, Asia Pacific Trade Lane management program director.

Julio originates from Puebla, Mexico and will be based at the JAS Bangkok office, in Thailand. His hiring came through after full alignment with the Americas region and the JAS Worldwide global team.

Julio will work closely with Vivian Brunialti, Trade Lane Director, JAS Brazil, Stefano Olmi, Vice President Sales & Marketing, JAS APAC, and members of both the commercial and product teams in South America and the APAC regional team, as they work to support and promote further the expansion of the trade in both directions.

JAS Indonesia Appoints Air Freight Manager
June 9, 2022
JAS Indonesia is pleased to announce the appointment of Krisna Wijaya to the position of Air Freight Manager.
JAS Indonesia is pleased to announce the appointment of Krisna Wijaya to the position of Air Freight Manager.

JAS Indonesia is pleased to announce the appointment of Krisna Wijaya to the position of Air Freight Manager as of June 2, 2022.

Krisna brings with him a wealth of experience gained from his more than 20 years of experience in the freight forwarding and aviation industries. In past roles, working for several large global freight forwarders, he has held a wide variety of positions including Airfreight Manager, Procurement Manager, and Assistant Air Freight Director.

JAS is delighted to welcome Krisna to the team and is confident he will play a key role in improving market share while upholding and continuously providing unmatched quality to clients.

About JAS Indonesia

Established in 2006 in Jakarta, JAS Indonesia has dozens of dedicated and experienced team members to support any of your regional and global transportation needs. The team focuses on air and sea (LCL & FCL), imports, exports, domestic services (air, sea, and inland freight), licensed custom house brokerage, and distribution.

JAS Brazil Celebrates 32 Years
June 7, 2022
Since its foundation in 1990, JAS Brazil has steadily grown to include 12 offices and over 275 employees who proudly provide customers with a wide breadth of supply chain and logistics services.
Since its foundation in 1990, JAS Brazil has steadily grown to include 12 offices and over 275 employees who proudly provide customers with a wide breadth of supply chain and logistics services.

JAS Brazil is excited to celebrate 32 years of serving clients. Since its foundation in 1990, JAS Brazil has grown and expanded its portfolio of supply chain and logistics services. Currently, JAS Brazil has 12 offices throughout the area, alongside two air gateways offices and an ocean gateway office. With offices on all major trade lanes, team members can provide in-depth local knowledge while maintaining access to JAS’ extensive global network.  

Through its extensive global network, JAS Brazil can provide clients with a full range of logistics services, including national and international transport, customs clearance, and integration logistics as well as warehouse, terminal, and distribution services. These services provide customers with LTL and FTL access to surrounding countries as well as weekly charter flights from Asia, Europe and the US. Specialized warehouse services include not only storage and stowage and spawning of containers but also palletizing, unloading, and repackaging cargo.  

In addition, JAS Brazil utilizes local staff to manage on-site customs clearance services at Brazil’s main ports and airports. This ensures customs compliance and security that many local and multinational customers require. Team members can also provide personalized advice on customs legislation and assistance with tax rate classification and cost estimation.  

JAS Brazil is AEO (Authorized Economic Operator) certified so that customers can be confident of the highest levels of security throughout the entire logistics process. Meeting these high standards reflects JAS’ commitment to best-in-class service and gives customers the confidence they need when shipping even the most complex items.  

Thanks to a team of over 275 employees, JAS Brazil has become a strategic piece of the JAS network, and its continued commitment to customers has resulted in strong growth over the years.  

Reflecting on the growth, JAS Brazil’s Managing Director, Elder Apolinario, commented, “At JAS, we know that our people make the whole difference, and the growth of JAS Brazil has seen over the past 30-plus years is evidence of this. We combine our customs care with a qualified range of services, which year after year, are extending its scope to offer our customers a value-added service (VAS) on services rendered. Therefore, as we look forward to and plan for the years to come, we will continue to invest in workshops, staff training and additional scope of integrated services, as we focus on investing in our people in order to drive better outcomes for our customers. By doing this, we will continue to build history in the Brazilian market.”


A JAS Brasil tem o prazer de comemorar 32 anos atendendo clientes. Desde sua fundação em 1990, a JAS Brasil cresceu e ampliou seu portfólio de serviços de cadeia de suprimentos e logística. Atualmente, a JAS Brasil possui 12 escritórios em toda o país, além de dois polos de gateways aéreos e um polo de gateways marítimo. Com escritórios em todas as principais rotas comerciais, os membros da equipe podem fornecer conhecimento local aprofundado, mantendo o acesso à extensa rede global da JAS.

Por meio de sua extensa rede global, a JAS Brasil pode fornecer aos clientes uma gama completa de serviços logísticos, incluindo transporte nacional e internacional, desembaraço aduaneiro, logística de integração, além de serviços de armazenagem, terminal e distribuição. Esses serviços fornecem aos clientes acesso LTL e FTL a países vizinhos, bem como voos fretados semanais da Ásia, Europa e EUA. Os serviços especializados de armazenagem incluem não apenas cargas em estiva e desova de contêineres, mas também paletização, descarga e reembalagem de carga.

Além disso, a JAS Brasil conta com a funcionários locais para gerenciar os serviços de desembaraço aduaneiro nos principais portos e aeroportos do Brasil. Isso garante a conformidade aduaneira e a segurança que muitos clientes locais e multinacionais exigem. Os membros da equipe também podem fornecer consultoria personalizada sobre legislação alfandegária e assistência na classificação de taxas fiscais e estimativa de custos.

A JAS Brasil é certificada OEA (Operador Econômico Autorizado) para que os clientes possam ter a confiança dos mais altos níveis de segurança em todo o processo logístico. Atender a esses altos padrões reflete o compromisso da JAS com o melhor serviço da categoria e dá aos clientes a confiança de que precisam para as soluções logísticas mais complexos.

Graças a uma equipe de + 275, os funcionários da JAS Brasil tornaram-se uma peça estratégica da rede JAS, e seu compromisso contínuo com os clientes resultou em um forte crescimento estratégico ao longo dos anos.

Refletindo sobre o crescimento, o Diretor Geral da JAS Brasil, Elder Apolinário, comentou: “Na JAS, sabemos que nossa equipe faz toda a diferença, e o crescimento da JAS Brasil nos últimos 30 anos é prova disso, combinando A Alfândega com uma oferta qualificada de serviços, que ano após ano, vão alargando o seu âmbito para oferecer ao nosso Cliente, um serviço de valor acrescentado (VAS) nos serviços que prestamos.... Nos próximos anos, continuaremos a investir em workshops, treinamento de pessoal e escopo adicional de serviços integrados, pois nos concentramos em investir em nosso colaboradores para gerar melhores resultados para nossos clientes. Com isso, continuaremos a construir história no mercado brasileiro.”

Five Ways to Prepare for Tropical Storm Season
June 2, 2022
With the tropical storm season upon us, it is important to plan ahead for adverse weather events to minimize the potential disruptions to supply chains.
With the tropical storm season upon us, it is important to plan ahead for adverse weather events to minimize the potential disruptions to supply chains.

Supply chain management is a complicated process even under the best of conditions. When a tropical storm occurs, the process is made even more complex as the extreme weather can not only wreak havoc on homes and buildings; but, the subsequent high winds and flooding, can disrupt and delay freight transportation, potentially causing supply chain delays and failures. As tropical storm season begins, it is important to plan ahead for adverse weather events to minimize potential repercussions.

  1. Know How to Prioritize Your Freight: The severe weather associated with tropical storms can shut down ports and ground flights. When operations do begin, capacity may be reduced, and extensive backlogs are possible. By understanding which freight is most important to maintaining business continuity, 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 in case your supply chain is disrupted due to significant port and airport closures and delays.  
  3. Keep an Eye on the Sky: 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 the forecast may change at a moment’s notice, it is essential 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 readily identify potential problems and areas of concern, allowing informed decisions on things such as expediting time-sensitive cargo to be made early on minimizing disruptions.
  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 notice as possible about a needed shipment as canceled flights and closed ports can delay shipments and reduce capacity.

With the start of tropical storm season having arrived, it is important to be prepared for whatever disruptions severe weather might bring. Whether it is developing a contingency plan long before extreme weather conditions occur 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 tropical storm season, contact your local JAS office.

JAS Pharma & Healthcare to Attend LogiPharma Connect
June 1, 2022
The JAS Pharma & Healthcare team is attending LogiPharma Connect in Singapore, 21-22 June
The JAS Pharma & Healthcare team is attending LogiPharma Connect in Singapore, 21-22 June

The JAS Pharma & Healthcare team is thrilled to be attending LogiPharma Connect in Singapore, 21-22 June.

JAS is a proud sponsor of this unique opportunity to connect with supply chain, logistics, and operations executives from key pharmaceutical companies across Asia as they gather to discuss to sourcing solutions and services, benchmark, and grow their bottom line faster.

For more information or to request a ticket, click on the link below or reach out to your local JAS representative.

JAS Continues Ukraine Relief Effort
May 24, 2022
JAS continues Ukraine relief effort
JAS continues Ukraine relief effort

In March, JAS Italy team members collected 12 tons of basic necessities along with monetary donations so products could be purchased in the areas of greatest need. At that time, it was clear that further support would be necessary with Biagio Bruni, founder and president of JAS stating, “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.”

Therefore, JAS invited its employees to join the effort by collecting donations through the Bruni Foundation, which JAS Worldwide then matched.

With the funds raised, the Bruni foundation was able to send a second batch of humanitarian aid such as food, clothes, and medicine to Odessa to help address the most pressing needs of the people.

The generosity and support of the JAS community reflect the company's commitment to the greater community and the fact that at JAS, people really do make the difference.

Green Solutions : Short Sea Shipping
May 18, 2022
Short sea shipping provides great environmental, social, and economic advantages and plays a key role in sustainable shipping.
Short sea shipping provides great environmental, social, and economic advantages and plays a key role in sustainable shipping.

Over time, the volume of goods being transported on European roads has steadily increased, leading to congested roads, delays, and unnecessary costs. As shippers look to avoid these issues, many are considering short sea shipping as a viable solution.

What is short sea shipping?

Short sea shipping is essentially container movement within Europe, but with a short time on the sea. Short sea shipping is an excellent alternative to road freight. However, it is not a matter of dismantling road transport. It is about environmentally smart alternatives that improve existing supply chains.

What are the advantages of short sea shipping?

  • Increased Reliability: One significant benefit of short sea shipping is that shippers receive goods in a reliable, consistent, and timely manner. Unlike road transport, which is prone to delays and irregular logistics flow due to congestion, short sea shipping allows for scheduled departures and arrivals.
  • A Sustainable Choice: Short sea shipping provides great environmental, social, and economic advantages and plays a vital role in sustainable shipping. Moving a significant volume of goods from road freight to short sea will positively impact road congestion, road safety, and noise levels. One feeder vessel carries the equivalent of 500 truckloads. Compared to using trucks only, this solution provides increased both in terms of cost and CO2 emissions.
  • Buy What You Need: The size of a container often determines the quantity purchased, but it is important to buy and transport only what is needed. A short sea solution enables shippers to avoid producing excess merchandise with no demand and risks being destroyed. Short sea shipping affords the opportunity to book smaller quantities resulting in fewer containers being utilized.
  • Cost-Efficient Alternative: Sea freight rates are considerably lower than road freight rates, especially when transporting larger freight volumes and heavier cargo. Transitioning from road freight to short sea allows shippers to circumvent the high freight rates associated with road transport. In the long term, moving large volumes to short sea and away from the roads of Europe would help restore the capacity imbalance in road freight and eventually remove lack-of-capacity surcharges.

For more information about short sea shipping solutions, contact your local sales representative.

JAS Pharma & Healthcare Leadership Team Continues its Expansion
May 10, 2022
Jordy Romeijn, Pharma & Healthcare Customer Experience Director
Jordy Romeijn, Pharma & Healthcare Customer Experience Director

JAS Worldwide EMEA is pleased to announce the appointment of Jordy Romeijn to the position of  EMEA Pharma & Healthcare Customer Experience Director as of 09 May 2022. Working in this pivotal role from his home base in the Netherlands, together with the region’s Pharma & Healthcare teams Jordy will champion customer experience and operational excellence for the region.  

Jordy has more than 20 years’ experience in the logistics industry, starting when he was just 15 years old, and has hands-on experience in nearly every aspect of freight forwarding, “from warehouse to sales and everything in between.” He joined JAS in  Rotterdam in 2007, and was quickly promoted to Branch Manager. After guiding them through significant growth, in 2017 Jordy relocated to the USA to manage the JAS Chicago branch, which at the time was “fairly small” in the JAS organization. Fast forward five years, under Jordy’s leadership the JAS Chicago branch is now the largest in the US, handling multiple own freighters per week and preparing for the grand opening of a new state-of -the-art 80,000 square foot pharma and healthcare logistics facility in summer 2022.

Of his appointment, Jordy says: “During my years working with JAS I have witnessed the company continuously grow and develop itself – JAS today is vastly different then JAS 16 years ago. My long tenure and experience on both sides of the Atlantic will allow me to contribute toward growing the Pharma & Healthcare vertical, and I am truly looking forward to this exciting new opportunity.”

JAS is delighted to welcome Jordy to this new position 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 Opens New Branch in Dresden
May 10, 2022
From left to right: Bjoern Morzineck (Branch Manager), Ellen Rackow (Import Specialist), Isa Melchert (Operations Manager), Danilo Loewe (Business Development Manager).
From left to right: Bjoern Morzineck (Branch Manager), Ellen Rackow (Import Specialist), Isa Melchert (Operations Manager), Danilo Loewe (Business Development Manager).

In line with its current growth strategy, JAS Germany is pleased to announce the opening of its newest branch in Dresden (DRS).

JAS’ established presence throughout Germany, and now in Dresden emphasizes, its commitment to growth while still providing best-in-class service as the global and local freight forwarder of choice.

The newest branch, which began operations on May 2, will provide clients with a full range of air and ocean services as the team works to respond to the needs of the marketplace.

In addition, to the Dresden location, JAS Germany has thirteen additional fully operating strategically located throughout Germany.

About JAS Germany

JAS Germany, headquartered in Neu-Isenburg, Germany, has been present in Germany for more than 40 years. In addition to the global air and sea freight services, handled by a global "one file" IT solution, JAS Germany offers comprehensive solutions such as 3PL service, own warehouse services, and customs clearance services

South Cone Regions Hosts Sales Meeting
May 6, 2022
Pablo Melo (Managing Director), Victoria García (Business Development Manager), Facundo Haro (Business Development Manager, Vivian Brunialti (Trade-Lane Director), Nicolás Calderone (Business Development Manager), Ariel Kraft (Regional Account Director), Gisela Alaman (Sr. Director of Sales), Manuele Mazzacurati (RVP Sales and Marketing), Patricio Pranzetti (Managing Director) , Randi Tovar (Sales Coordinator), Daniela Cordero (Global Account Director), Nicolás Rossi (Air Freight Manager, Francisco Mella (Ocean Freight Manager).
Pablo Melo (Managing Director), Victoria García (Business Development Manager), Facundo Haro (Business Development Manager, Vivian Brunialti (Trade-Lane Director), Nicolás Calderone (Business Development Manager), Ariel Kraft (Regional Account Director), Gisela Alaman (Sr. Director of Sales), Manuele Mazzacurati (RVP Sales and Marketing), Patricio Pranzetti (Managing Director) , Randi Tovar (Sales Coordinator), Daniela Cordero (Global Account Director), Nicolás Rossi (Air Freight Manager, Francisco Mella (Ocean Freight Manager).

On March 31st all the heads of Sales of the South Cone (Chile, Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina) gathered in Buenos Aires, Argentina at the South Cone Sales Meeting.

Gisela Alaman, who was recently appointed sales director of the South Cone Cluster, led this first-of-its-kind meeting. It was a great opportunity to meet again after restrictions on traveling and in-person meetings were lifted.

The sales team was able to share results, review the strategies used in each country and learn about others’ ideas and best practices. This provided the opportunity for everyone to strengthen the network between countries.

Due to this the team was able to develop a joint strategy to continue to efficiently work together across the region. Working as one team will assure that clients’ needs are effectively accommodated, as the South Cone countries work as a team.

Since all the heads of sales were together, the team was able to work closely with local clients. The relaxed atmosphere provided an opportunity to share our views and prospects for the near future and allowed them to see the value of a company that truly cares about the customer experience.

Bringing together local clients, helped create a closer bond, and in return, helped clients see the solid network the countries share, ensuring them JAS can provide them with the support they need to make their own businesses better and stronger.

Event attendees were: Manuele Mazzacurati – RVP Sales & Marketing, Andreas Oetje – Global Account Director, Brazil; Pablo Melo – Managing Director Uruguay; Vivian Brunialti - Trade-Lane Director, Brazil; Maria Jesús Lepe – Sales & Marketing, Chile; Ariel Kraft – Sales Director, Brazil; Victoria García – Business Development Manager, Uruguay; Unai Gallastegi – Director Trade Management Latin America.

Local team: Patricio Pranzetti – Managing Director; Gisela Alaman – Sr. Director of Sales - South Cone, Nicolas Rossi, Francisco Mella, Cecilia Luna, Gala Bagnat, Federico Pons, Laura Ojeda, Facundo Haro, Nicolás Calderone, Fernando González, Randy Tovar, Daniela Cordero, Cynthia Lorenzo

JAS Germany Appoints Second Pharma & Healthcare Country Sales Director
May 2, 2022
Carsten Kaumanns joins JAS Germany as Country Sales Director for the Pharma and Healthcare vertical.
Carsten Kaumanns joins JAS Germany as Country Sales Director for the Pharma and Healthcare vertical.

As JAS continues to expand in the Pharma & Healthcare vertical in Germany, JAS Germany is pleased to announce the appointment of Carsten Kaumanns as Country Sales Director Pharma and Healthcare. Carsten is responsible for further strengthening the Pharma & Healthcare vertical and is focusing on improving JAS’ position within the local market.

Carsten joins the team with over 20 years of experience in the Pharma and Healthcare vertical. In past roles, he has held a variety of sales and senior leadership positions with a focus on Pharma and Healthcare.

Carsten will be based out of the JAS Germany headquarters and will be reporting directly to Manuel Kiessling, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Germany.

JAS is thrilled to welcome Carsten to the team and is confident he will play a key role in improving market share while upholding and continuously improving the service quality provided to clients.

About JAS Germany

JAS Germany, headquartered in Neu-Isenburg, Germany, has been present in Germany for more than 40 years. In addition to the global air and sea freight services, handled by a global "one file" IT solution, JAS Germany offers comprehensive solutions such as 3PL service, own warehouse services, and customs clearance services.

JAS Expands LCL Services
April 21, 2022
Cargo ship at night
Cargo ship at night

In response to increased demand for Less than Container Load (LCL) services, JAS Worldwide is pleased to announce that it is launching a new weekly LCL service from the Port of Gothenburg (GOT) to Charleston, South Carolina, USA (CHS).  

The global maritime market is continuing to experience high levels of demand while facing a lack of capacity, increased port congestion, and a shortage of empty containers. This environment is driving the need for companies to find ways to optimize opportunities in their supply chains, and one way they are doing so is through LCL services.  

JAS is uniquely positioned to handle these and other ongoing marketplace stressors. Our LCL services are designed to provide the flexibility need in today’s environment helping customers keep their supply chains moving, while offering cost savings when compared to airfreight.  

“Customers taking advantage of our LCL services to Charleston benefit from fixed weekly sailing schedules with secure and flexible service from origin to destination.” said Brandon Miller, CHS Station Manager, JAS USA.  

Additional weekly LCL import services to CHS include:

  • LON (London, England)
  • HAM (Hamburg, Germany)
  • NHV (Nhava Sheva, India)
  • MAA (Madras, India)
  • SHA (Shanghai) and TW (Taiwan) via BUS (Busan)
JAS India Relocates Mumbai Branch
April 20, 2022
Stefano Olmi (Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Asia Pacific) and Sonal Singhal (Managing Director-India)
Stefano Olmi (Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Asia Pacific) and Sonal Singhal (Managing Director-India)

Since JAS India began its operations more than 15 years ago, it has established a strong presence within the local market. In line with its current growth, JAS India is pleased to announce the relocation of its Mumbai branch to a new and modern workspace.

Through its relocation to a modern workspace, JAS India continues to provide team members with access to a collaborative and positive work environment. Of further importance, the new branch allows for the freight forwarding and project entities to work together in the same place.

The opening of the new location on March 17, 2022, was presided over by Stefano Olmi, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Asia Pacific, and Sonal Singhal, Managing Director of JAS India.

About JAS India

JAS India, a global freight forwarding services provider, has been present in India since 2005. In addition to the global air and sea freight services, handled by a global "one file" IT solution, JAS India offers comprehensive solutions such as 3PL service and customs clearance services.

JAS India Holds Country Management Meeting
April 20, 2022
Ajitabh Rathor (Branch Manager), Sushil P.A. (Sales Manager – Pharma & Healthcare), Deepak Kumar Gupta (Financial Controller), Sagayaraj D.A. (Branch Manager), Sarvar Bharti (Air Freight Director), Rajesh Kunder (Ocean Freight Director), Jai Saurabh Banerji (Branch Manager), Stefano Olmi (Vice President Sales & Marketing – APAC), Sonal Singhal (Managing Director-India), Anisha Das (Human Resources Manager), Sijukumar M. (Regional Sales Manager-South), Ankur Bhardwaj (Regional Sales Manager - North), Hariharan D. Vaniyer (Regional Sales Manager - West)
Ajitabh Rathor (Branch Manager), Sushil P.A. (Sales Manager – Pharma & Healthcare), Deepak Kumar Gupta (Financial Controller), Sagayaraj D.A. (Branch Manager), Sarvar Bharti (Air Freight Director), Rajesh Kunder (Ocean Freight Director), Jai Saurabh Banerji (Branch Manager), Stefano Olmi (Vice President Sales & Marketing – APAC), Sonal Singhal (Managing Director-India), Anisha Das (Human Resources Manager), Sijukumar M. (Regional Sales Manager-South), Ankur Bhardwaj (Regional Sales Manager - North), Hariharan D. Vaniyer (Regional Sales Manager - West)

In March, JAS India hosted an Offsite Country Management Meeting, with the aim of bringing together people, creating better understanding through collaboration and open communication.

During the meeting, the JAS India Management Team was joined by the Regional Sales Managers as they gathered together in - person in Mussoorie, India, located in the Himalayas.

Team members had two action packed days focusing on strategy and achieving future growth plans. Aside from the agenda, the team engaged in experience sharing, discussion, and healthy debates. The positivity and energy were commendable as the team took the opportunity to not only celebrate the festival of colours together and participating in team building activities.

The JAS India team would like to give a special “ thank you “ to our Asia Pacific , Vice President for Sales & Marketing – Stefano Olmi for joining us and making the difference with his valuable guidance and direction.

JAS Brazil Appoints Ocean Freight Manager
April 20, 2022
Diogo Rodrigues joins JAS Brazil as Ocean Freight Manager.
Diogo Rodrigues joins JAS Brazil as Ocean Freight Manager.

This April, JAS Brazil welcomed Diogo Rodrigues as Ocean Freight Manager.

Diogo joins the JAS Brazil team with more than 20 years of experience in logistics. He has held various positions for a wide range of freight forwarding companies in past roles. He brings with him extensive experience with intermodal services, commercial lane to the Americas, sales support, operations, and branch development and growth, IT volume, and growing inbound and outbound flows.

Diogo will manage the ocean product functions in his new position, including purchasing, regional development, and operational/documental support.

Diogo will report to Lars Huebecker, Regional Vice President of Maritime Freight, Americas.

JAS Brazil is confident that it and its customers will benefit greatly from this addition.

About JAS Brazil

Established in Brazil in 1990, JAS Brazil is headquartered in São Paulo. Over the years JAS has expanded to more than 11 offices across the Brazilian region, improving freight forwarding services and providing customers with the best services available.

JAS Hong Kong Featured in The ItalianCham Magazine
April 19, 2022
Hong Kong Skyline
Hong Kong Skyline

The Greater Bay Area (GBA) is a significant contributor to China’s steady growth in manufacturing and shipping. With an economy larger than some countries it is seeing increased capital investments in a variety of areas.

Current projects that are preparing the region for the future include enhancements of Peral River Delta ports which will lead to the growth of high-end maritime services. Investments in the local air freight infrastructure will be critical to continued growth as well.  

These projects set the stage for flexibility in the future as e-commerce continues to grow and customers needs evolve.  

After entering into the local market more than 40 years ago, JAS currently has over 700+ specialized staff and offers consolidation and logistics warehousing services in dozens of locations throughout mainland China.

“JAS has fully leveraged these advantages by developing a closely connected network in Greater Bay Area (GBA), including Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Zhongshan to provide first-class, comprehensive, and customer-focused services. Our expertise in E-commerce logistics, Distribution and Warehousing service further complements Hong Kong’s high global connectedness and its role as a regional logistics hub in GBA.” - The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Macao.

JAS Italy Names Pharma and Healthcare National Account Manager
April 18, 2022
Marco Segantin appointed as JAS Italy Pharma and Healthcare National Account Manager.
Marco Segantin appointed as JAS Italy Pharma and Healthcare National Account Manager.

JAS Italy is pleased to announce the appointment of Marco Segantin as National Account Manager Pharma & Healthcare Division.

Marco brings with him more than 35 years of industry experience and a 20-year personal focus on the Pharma & Healthcare Industry.

In past roles he has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience as he worked alongside multinational freight forwarders. More recently, he has worked for a local transportation and freight forwarding company focused on the Pharma & Healthcare Industry.

In his new role, will lead and manage the country Sales Development for the Pharma & Healthcare Industry as he works closely with JAS Global Network that support JAS’ Pharma & Healthcare Vertical.

Marco will be based out of the Milan Head Office.

About JAS Italy

JAS Italy, a leader in the international transport market, was founded in 1978. With GDP-certified facilities located in Milan and Rome, the team can provide customers with pharma and healthcare forwarding, own customs brokerage, and supply chain solutions, all backed by people expertise.

JAS Italy Appoints Regional Account Manager
April 18, 2022
Luigi Merati, JAS Italy, Regional Account Manager
Luigi Merati, JAS Italy, Regional Account Manager

JAS Italy is pleased to announce the promotion of Luigi Merati to Regional Account Manager.

In this new role he will be responsible for the development and maintenance of Strategic Accounts and will be joining the Account Management Program.

“We are sure that he will add a high level of professionalism in approaching complex clients" said Stefano Castellazzi Vice President of Sales & Marketing (Italy Region).

About JAS Italy

JAS Italy, a leader in the international transport market, was founded in 1978. After just 10 years, it topped the IATA rankings and now has extensive experience in the sector thanks to a staff of knowledgeable professionals who can organize and cover with efficiency, the entire logistics chain.

Allure of Airbus A220 Hits New Market
April 15, 2022
The Airbus A220 sits at the airport
The Airbus A220 sits at the airport

Making its debut in Latin America in mid-April, the Airbus A220 created quite a stir. Prospective airline customers were drawn to the A220 as a cost-efficient solution.  

The allure of the Airbus A220 hit the new marketplace as part of a planned tour of the region.  

Owned by SWISS International Airlines, the A220 used for the expedition had planned stops in Argentina, Brazil, and Chile. The logistics management expertise of the JAS Brazil team was required for the A220’s inaugural stop in Brazil.  

Team members conducted a record operation with the Federal Revenue. In just three hours, the team obtained the required documentation, licenses, and organization of landings for demonstration. JAS Brazil also was responsible for coordinating the A220’s departure from Brazil to its next stop in Miami, Fla. The team is responsible for coordinating the re-export of the Airbus A220 following its departure until its return to its storage yard.  

It's not difficult to see why airlines in Latin America are interested in the Airbus A220. It is the only aircraft built for the 100 to 150-seat market. Additionally, it brings together Pratt & Whitney’s state-of-the-art aerodynamics, composite materials, and turbofan engines.  

The A220 features a 50 percent noise footprint reduction and lower fuel burn per seat compared to the previous generation aircraft. Another attractive quality is the 50 percent lower nitrous oxide (NOx) emissions than industry standards currently require.  

Currently, the A220 is Airbus’ main player for regional operations, with the possibility of a jet for long-haul routes. JAS Brazil is pleased to be a part of this unparalleled introduction into the Latin American marketplace and looks forward to furthering collaboration with Airbus.

JAS Chile Appoints New Air Freight Manager
April 12, 2022
Phillip Reid joins JAS Chile as Air Freight Manager
Phillip Reid joins JAS Chile as Air Freight Manager

JAS Chile is pleased to announce the arrival of Phillip Reid as Air Freight Manager.

Phillip brings with him vast experience in air freight services, gained from working for several large global freight forwarders. In past roles, he has held various positions in procurement, product, and trade lane business development, focusing on new business and verticals such as aerospace, technology, and retail.

In his new position, he will be responsible for developing and strengthening the performance of JAS’ air freight services, building robust relationships with carriers, customs and road transport, and supporting the commercial department.

“JAS is confident that Phillip is the right person to put our team in a position where they can truly make a 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.

JAS Chile Names New Customer Service Manager
April 12, 2022
Katherine Durán joins JAS Chile as Customer Service Manager.
Katherine Durán joins JAS Chile as Customer Service Manager.

JAS Chile is pleased to announce the arrival of Katherine Durán as Customer Service Manager.

Katherine joins the JAS Chile team with more than 15 years of experience in freight forwarding. She has held various leadership positions in past roles, such as team leader and regional accounts supervisor, where she managed key accounts for customers in specialized industries such as retail and technology.

She will focus on improving local customer service while building relationships with JAS offices, partners, commercial areas, and colleagues in her new role. JAS is confident that she will provide best-in-class services as she guides the team toward reaching key objectives and KPIs.

“We are confident Katherine is the right person to put our customer service 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.

JAS Brazil Holds Sales Meeting
April 12, 2022
Attendees of the JAS Brazil 2022 sales meeting. Attendees included: Elder Apolinario (Managing Director), Ariel Kraft (Sales and Marketing, JAS Brazil) , Indianara Ramos (Inside Sales), Silas Higa (Business Development Manager), Carmem Oliveira (Tender Supervisor), Marcelo Teixeira (Sales Analyst), Mariana Probst (Inside Sales), Ana Ribeiro (Marketing Analyst), Vitor Nunes (BRN), Tiago Borges (Business Development Manager), Marluci Canjerana (Business Development Manager), Aline Freire (Sales Coordinator), Guilherme Oliveira (Branch Manager), Alessandro Guimaraes (Inside Sales), Manuele Mazzacurati (RVP Sales and Marketing), Giuliano Alfredo (Branch Manager), José Hoppe (Business Development Manager), Debora Alvarenga (Business Development Manager), Renata Yamada (Business Implementation Manager), João Djalma (Air Product Manager), Simone Schmidt (BRN), Leticia Lagrasta (Ocean Product Analyst), Andrea Lemos (Sales Manager), Diogo Barbanti (Assistant Controller), Julio Leme (Accounts Payable Specialist), Gabriela Maciel (Business Development Manager), Marina Pitta (Sales Analyst), Philippe Kamers (Inside Sales), Carlos Gomes (Pricing Analyst), Marcus Rodrigues (Business Development Manager), Juliana Tereza (Overland Product Manager), Marcel Lopes (Inside Sales), Sergio Gervasi (Branch Manager)
Attendees of the JAS Brazil 2022 sales meeting. Attendees included: Elder Apolinario (Managing Director), Ariel Kraft (Sales and Marketing, JAS Brazil) , Indianara Ramos (Inside Sales), Silas Higa (Business Development Manager), Carmem Oliveira (Tender Supervisor), Marcelo Teixeira (Sales Analyst), Mariana Probst (Inside Sales), Ana Ribeiro (Marketing Analyst), Vitor Nunes (BRN), Tiago Borges (Business Development Manager), Marluci Canjerana (Business Development Manager), Aline Freire (Sales Coordinator), Guilherme Oliveira (Branch Manager), Alessandro Guimaraes (Inside Sales), Manuele Mazzacurati (RVP Sales and Marketing), Giuliano Alfredo (Branch Manager), José Hoppe (Business Development Manager), Debora Alvarenga (Business Development Manager), Renata Yamada (Business Implementation Manager), João Djalma (Air Product Manager), Simone Schmidt (BRN), Leticia Lagrasta (Ocean Product Analyst), Andrea Lemos (Sales Manager), Diogo Barbanti (Assistant Controller), Julio Leme (Accounts Payable Specialist), Gabriela Maciel (Business Development Manager), Marina Pitta (Sales Analyst), Philippe Kamers (Inside Sales), Carlos Gomes (Pricing Analyst), Marcus Rodrigues (Business Development Manager), Juliana Tereza (Overland Product Manager), Marcel Lopes (Inside Sales), Sergio Gervasi (Branch Manager)

This past March, JAS Brazil held a sales meeting focusing on teamwork and customer service.

As a part of the event, the commercial team was divided into five teams and challenged with a scenario that required them to price a BID, do contract analysis, perform a detailed presentation of the solutions, and propose JAS services. The top-performing groups were presented with a reward.

Additionally, a presentation given by Mayra Caetano (Sylvamo Brasil Supply Chain Manager) emphasized the importance of paying attention to details, the quality of service, and the importance of listening to the customer. In addition to the challenge presented to the commercial teams, the presentation reinforced the importance of teamwork.  

Of the event, Ana Ribeiro, Marketing Analyst at JAS Brazil, said, “At JAS, people make the difference, and the concepts of good practices shared at the event will be reflected in both our external and internal services. Furthermore, at JAS we increasingly seek to improve our performance and care for high-quality customer experience.”

Thank you to everyone who helped this event come together; the team looks forward to the next one!


Como na JAS as Pessoas Fazem a Diferença e o lema do nosso time é ‘TeamWork’, estruturamos o evento com dinâmicas voltadas para o dia-a-dia, e levamos nossa equipe comercial a colocar a mão na massa, dividimos nossa equipe em 5 grupos onde cada um recebeu um desafio para construir uma solução, (precificar BID, Analise de contrato, apresentação detalhada das Soluções e Serviços JAS) o grupo com melhor performance foi premiado com o troféu para agradecer a dedicação, a gestão de tempo e soluções criativas propostas.

A Palestra sobre o Olhar Do Cliente, ministrado por Mayra Caetano ( Supply Chain Manager Sylvamo Brasil) reforçou sobre a importância de dar mais atenção aos detalhes, focar no diferencial, na qualidade do serviço e o principal: ouvir o cliente. Somado os estímulos para aperfeiçoamento técnico e de atendimento que foram abordados, o evento também ressaltou sobre a força do ‘TeamWork’ e como o alinhamento entre Comercial, Operações, Produto, Financeiro, Jurídico, BID e Qualidade é de extrema importância para um resultado efetivo.

O encontro proporcionou ao Time Sales JAS BR um momento para ressignificar nossa forma de atendimento, e assim, juntos conseguirmos nos posicionar de maneira mais assertiva na oferta de serviços, que não só atendem mais vão além da expectativa de nossos clientes. NA JAS as pessoas fazem a diferença, o TeamWork e as boas práticas compartilhadas no evento serão refletidas em nosso atendimento externo e interno, onde cada vez mais buscamos formas inovadoras e nos preocupamos com a experiência do cliente.

Agradecemos a todos que se dedicaram para realização do evento, aos participantes e os avaliadores da banca, e estamos ansiosos para a 2º edição do Sales Meeting JAS BR! Até breve

JAS USA Opens New Warehouse
April 8, 2022
JAS USA opens new warehouse (stock image)
JAS USA opens new warehouse (stock image)

To better address the needs of its rapidly growing customer base, JAS USA is pleased to announce the opening of a second warehouse facility in Houston, Texas, USA.

The new container freight station (CFS) bonded warehouse offers geographic advantages due to its prime location near the Port of Houston (HOU), home to the largest container port on the Gulf Coast.

The attractive location allows for dedicated contract carriage (DCC) boxes and even faster handling of inbound less-than-container load (LCL) cargo. Additionally, the new facility site is ideal for transloads/export container loading.

For importers seeking to re-route cargo to avoid the congestion and risks associated with the East and West Coasts, the Port of Houston is comparatively much less congested. However, it still allows for efficient connectivity throughout the United States due to Interstate Highways 10, 45, and 69.

Of the new warehouse opening, Linday Gambee Regional Sales Director SW, said “This warehouse is a huge strategic advantage for our customers. We look forward to utilizing all the advantages this new warehouse offers to the entire company and most importantly, to the JAS client base.”

About JAS USA

JAS USA, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, has been present in the United States for more than 25 years. In addition to the global air and sea freight services, handled by a global "one file" IT solution, JAS USA offers comprehensive solutions such as 3PL service, own warehouse services, and customs clearance services.

JAS Germany Expands Network
April 6, 2022
Left to right: Julien Pelesic (Director OPS &Product DE), Daniel Baumhoeer (Export Supervisor), Joerg Deparade (Import Supervisor), Stephanie Hanrath (Export Specialist), Dirk Helberg (Branch Manager FMO)
Left to right: Julien Pelesic (Director OPS &Product DE), Daniel Baumhoeer (Export Supervisor), Joerg Deparade (Import Supervisor), Stephanie Hanrath (Export Specialist), Dirk Helberg (Branch Manager FMO)

JAS Germany is pleased to announce that on Friday, April 1, it opened its newest branch in FMO/ Münster-Osnabrück, to better serve its rapidly growing customer base.

The new branch, located in Northwest Germany, offers a full range of Air Freight and Ocean Freight services.

Manuel Kiessling, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Germany, said of the branches opening "By putting another pin on the map we further expand our footprint in Germany and strengthen our position as the local global forwarder of choice.”

During the week of April 4-8 Julien Pelesic, Director OPS and Products, joined the team to help ramp up operations.

The branch will be managed by Dirk Helberg. Dirk brings within him many years of experience within the forwarding industry and in past roles has held a variety of OPS and sales positions. He will be joined by his team which he also led as a branch manager before.

About JAS Germany

JAS Germany, headquartered in Neu-Isenburg, Germany, has been present in Germany for more than 40 years. In addition to the global air and sea freight services, handled by a global "one file" IT solution, JAS Germany offers comprehensive solutions such as 3PL service, own warehouse services, and customs clearance services.

JAS Germany Appoints Pharma and Healthcare Country Sales Director
April 1, 2022
Marcus Schubert joins JAS Germany as Country Sales Director for the Pharma and Healthcare vertical.
Marcus Schubert joins JAS Germany as Country Sales Director for the Pharma and Healthcare vertical.

As JAS continues to expand in the Pharma & Healthcare vertical in Germany, JAS Germany is pleased to announce the appointment of Marcus Schubert as Country Sales Director Pharma and Healthcare. Marcus is responsible for developing the Pharma & Healthcare vertical and is focusing on improving JAS’ position within the local market.

Marcus joins the team with almost 20 years of experience in the Pharma and Healthcare vertical. In past roles, he has held various positions for a wide range Pharma and Healthcare vertical service providers and companies.  

Marcus will be based out of the JAS Germany headquarters and will be part of the corporate German Sales Team.

JAS is thrilled to welcome Marcus and is confident he will play a key role in improving market share while upholding and continuously improving the service quality provided to clients.

About JAS Germany

JAS Germany, headquartered in Neu-Isenburg, Germany, has been present in Germany for more than 40 years. In addition to the global air and sea freight services, handled by a global "one file" IT solution, JAS Germany offers comprehensive solutions such as 3PL service, own warehouse services, and customs clearance services.

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