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Celebrating Community and Sustainability: The Bruni Foundation's June Activities
June 28, 2024
This June, the Bruni Foundation has been busy planting seeds of change and nurturing community spirit across the world.
This June, the Bruni Foundation has been busy planting seeds of change and nurturing community spirit across the world.

This June, the Bruni Foundation has been busy planting seeds of change and nurturing community spirit across the world. From the mountains of Peru to the coasts of Indonesia and the heart of Malaysia and Cambodia, this month’s initiatives have brought people together in the spirit of sustainability and support. Here’s a snapshot of how we have been making a difference, one community at a time.

In Peru, the Pay It Forward effort was made possible through a partnership with JAS Peru, Sweet Child Peru, and The Green Heroes Educational Center. The project supported Andean communities by providing environmental education and nutritious meals to children. Community members enjoyed activities such as tree planting and soap making, all centered on sustainability and ecological education.

In Indonesia, the Bruni Foundation funded a mangrove planting event at Taman Wisata Alam (TWA) Mangrove Angke Kapuk. Thirty JAS Indonesia volunteers planted mangrove trees to support coastal protection and biodiversity. This event marked the first sustainability program held by JAS Indonesia in 2024.

In Malaysia, the JAS team participated in a donation drive at a local orphanage, the House of Love.  JAS Malaysia employees provided donations and spent time with the children living at the home. The joy and gratitude shared during this event emphasized the importance of community support.

In Cambodia, JAS and Inter-Campus Cambodia partnered to provide essential educational and sports materials to over 300 children. This included delivering sports equipment, school backpacks, and other learning materials.

Reflecting on the past month, we’re filled with excitement for what is ahead. The Bruni Foundation remains committed to empowering communities through education, environmental stewardship, and social support. We are grateful for the dedication of our volunteers and partners, whose efforts make these initiatives possible. Together, we will continue to make a difference, one project at a time.

JAS China Honored with "Service Provider" Award at Panda D'Oro 2024
June 27, 2024
JAS China received the prestigious Service Provider Award at the Panda D'Oro 2024, a testament to our commitment to excellence and innovation in the Sino-Italian business community
JAS China received the prestigious Service Provider Award at the Panda D'Oro 2024, a testament to our commitment to excellence and innovation in the Sino-Italian business community

JAS China, a leading logistics service provider, proudly announces its recent triumph at the Panda D'Oro Awards, where it received the prestigious Service Provider Award. This accolade highlights the teams commitment to excellence and its significant contributions to the Sino-Italian business community.

The Panda D'Oro Awards, presented by the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce (CICC), celebrate companies that have made remarkable strides in strengthening economic ties between Italy and China. This award ceremony recognizes those who have excelled in their respective fields, contributing to the growth and prosperity of bilateral relations. The Service Provider Award distinguishes exceptional service providers who have demonstrated efficiency, best practices, and outstanding results. It honors those who have enhanced their competitiveness in the Chinese market through innovation and sustainable business strategies.

JAS China's innovative LCL reefer product, developed in collaboration with the CICC Logistics Working Group, has revolutionized the export, transportation, and clearance of Food and Beverage goods. From frozen to fresh food, including chocolate and wine, this service has enabled Italian and Chinese Food & Beverage companies to access the Chinese market with competitive costs and timely delivery, even for small quantities or test marketing campaigns. The introduction of the co-loading option has created a product that can be utilized by other logistics providers within the CICC, serving their clients without the need to establish a new implant. This innovative approach has not only catered to the sector's needs but has set a new standard in the logistics industry.

"International trade between China and Italy is a dynamic landscape, where the future is determined by current bold moves. When we deal with the opportunity of cross-border reefer service, we need to be agile and build partnerships that go beyond borders. This is how we support flourishing trading between two countries while enabling the success of our customers at both ends," said Marco Civardi, CEO, JAS China

JAS China's vision is to deliver lasting value to its clients and shareholders by meeting and exceeding expectations, ensuring the safe and timely delivery of products, and upholding the highest standards of integrity and honesty.

JAS Worldwide Showcases Innovative Solutions at Transport Logistics China 2024
June 25, 2024
JAS Worldwide attends Day 1 of Transport Logistics China 2024.
JAS Worldwide attends Day 1 of Transport Logistics China 2024.

JAS Worldwide, a global leader in freight forwarding and logistics, is thrilled to share its participation in Transport Logistics China 2024. The event, taking place from June 25-27 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, is the premier gathering for the logistics and supply chain industry in Asia.

Today marks the first day of this event, and JAS Worldwide has already made a significant impact. Located at Booth # W5.185, JAS is showcasing its latest innovations and comprehensive logistics solutions designed to optimize supply chains and enhance operational efficiency for businesses worldwide.

Day 1 Highlights Include:

  • Onsite Interview: Moderated by Jennifer Jinadu-Wright, Global Marketing VP at JAS Worldwide, this session featured discussions with key leaders such as David Bang, Chief Commercial Officer, JAS Worldwide; Manuele Mazzacurati, Global EVP Sales & Marketing, JAS Worldwide; Tero Ahonen, Chief Strategy Officer, JAS China; and Cissy Lu, Chief Commercial Officer, JAS China. The interview explored the latest logistics and supply chain industry trends, challenges, and opportunities.
  • Live Stream: Hosted by Tina Zhou, Ningbo Branch Manager, JAS China, this interactive session explored the intricacies of international cold chain logistics packaging for pharmaceuticals. Guests Carine Cai, Managing Director, Genxin Technology (Guangdong) Co., Ltd, and Hardis Ding, Head of Pharma & Healthcare, JAS China, shared their expertise on technical principles, best practices, and innovative strategies in cold chain logistics.

JAS looks forward to engaging with industry leaders and showcasing how its solutions can help businesses navigate the complexities of the global supply chain throughout the event.

Lead with Passion: Bettina Ramcke's Approach to Work, Community, and Life
June 17, 2024
Bettina Ramcke, Global Director of Business Implementation at JAS Worldwide
Bettina Ramcke, Global Director of Business Implementation at JAS Worldwide

As the Global Director of Business Implementation at JAS Worldwide, Bettina has navigated the world of logistics with determination and a commitment to making a difference. Her involvement with The Sandy Springs Mission, a local nonprofit supported by The Bruni Foundation, JAS’s philanthropy aimed at enriching local communities, exemplifies her dedication to uplifting her team and those around her.

Bettina originally worked in the hospitality industry. Her path took a turn when she started helping with her family’s forwarding company, marking her introduction to logistics. This experience paved the way for her move to Australia, where she utilized her multilingual abilities and industry knowledge to support logistics for the Sydney Olympic Games. Over the next 15 years, Bettina worked diligently to hone her skills and expertise.

After a hiatus to recover from burnout, Bettina reentered the workforce, joining JAS to continue developing the business implementation structure. “I took two years off because I was burned out and I told myself, “I’m not going back to this industry, but what made me reconsider, was looking at JAS’s values and its commitment to giving back to the environment, and to communities. That was very important to me.”

Bettina’s ability to navigate this demanding field is rooted in her passion for logistics and her belief in the importance of being driven by what you love.

Beyond her professional accomplishments, Bettina’s heart is equally invested in community service. For the past 5 years, she has volunteered with non-profit organizations in Jamaica and with The Sandy Springs Mission, an Atlanta-based nonprofit dedicated to providing Latino students of all ages with the resources needed to lead a successful life during and after high school.

With the support of The Bruni Foundation, JAS’s philanthropic arm, Bettina has been instrumental in fostering a partnership that promises tangible benefits for local Atlanta children.

One of Bettina’s key initiatives is enhancing the Mission’s sports program for elementary and middle school students. She believes that exposure to different sports can significantly boost children’s confidence and encourage lifelong participation. “Enhancing the sports program will allow the kids to grow their confidence in joining their school’s sport teams, which would help in better life habits and could lead to future college scholarships” Bettina explains. This initiative is part of a broader one-year partnership with The Sandy Springs Mission, backed by a grant from The Bruni Foundation. The funding allows for the support of various sports programs, like improving the quality of the baseball camps, adding an introduction to volleyball, basketball and tennis sessions during the summer and after-school activities, and also provide sports gear. Bettina emphasizes that volunteering with the organization doesn’t always have to be signing up for week-long camps or committing long-hours, noting that volunteers can play a critical role just by volunteering for 1-2 hours during a camp or even helping parents translate and fill out paperwork.

Bettina Ramcke’s story is one of passion, and a commitment to making a difference. Whether through her work in logistics or her efforts with The Sandy Springs Mission, she exemplifies how dedication to both career and community can lead to meaningful impact. As she continues to lead with passion, Bettina remains a powerful example of how one person’s commitment can inspire widespread change and foster community growth.

If you’re in the Atlanta area and feel drawn to the purpose of The Sandy Springs Mission, find out more opportunities to volunteer today!

JAS Saudi Arabia Honored by SABIC
June 10, 2024
The JAS Saudi Arabia team proudly accepts the Overall Performance and Positive Contribution 2023 award from SABIC at the Supplier Recognition Ceremony in Jubail.
The JAS Saudi Arabia team proudly accepts the Overall Performance and Positive Contribution 2023 award from SABIC at the Supplier Recognition Ceremony in Jubail.

Jubail, Saudi Arabia – JAS Saudi Arabia is proud to announce that it has been awarded the Overall Performance and Positive Contribution 2023 award by Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC). The award was presented during the Supplier Recognition Ceremony held at SABIC's Jubail SJB headquarters. 

The Supplier Recognition Ceremony is an annual event organized by SABIC to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding contributions and achievements of its partners and suppliers. This year's ceremony brought together industry leaders, key stakeholders, and representatives from SABIC’s network of suppliers. 

The JAS Saudi Arabia team was recognized for its performance, commitment to excellence, and significant contributions to SABIC's supply chain operations. The award highlights JAS’s commitment to providing superior logistics and forwarding services, ensuring seamless and efficient transportation solutions that align with SABIC's high standards and operational requirements. 

"We are honored to receive this award from SABIC," said Jad Moujally, Managing Director of JAS Saudi Arabia. "This recognition reflects the strong partnership and collaboration between our organizations. We are proud of our team's hard work, creativity, and dedication, which have been instrumental in achieving this milestone. We look forward to continuing to support SABIC's mission and are excited about what the future holds.” 

SABIC, a global leader in diversified chemicals, relies on its partners and suppliers to maintain the highest levels of efficiency and innovation in its operations. The Overall Performance and Positive Contribution award underscores JAS Saudi Arabia’s role in meeting these expectations and enhancing the overall performance of SABIC’s supply chain. 

JAS Saudi Arabia extends its gratitude to SABIC for this honor and to its team members whose dedication and professionalism have made this achievement possible. The company remains committed to delivering exceptional service and value to its clients and partners, continuously striving for excellence in all its operations. 

About JAS Worldwide 

JAS Worldwide, a global leader in logistics and supply chain solutions, was founded in Milan, Italy, in 1978. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA and supported by 7,000+ team members in more than 100 countries, it builds innovative and sustainable solutions that focus on customer needs and a better future for all. At the heart of JAS's success is its people who deliver customer value. As one of the largest and fastest growing family-owned logistics companies, JAS is committed to creating opportunities for our communities, customers, and colleagues to thrive. Together.  

JAS Worldwide Releases Inaugural Sustainability Report Highlighting Major Environmental Achievements 
June 5, 2024
JAS Worldwide proudly announces the release of its first sustainability report.
JAS Worldwide proudly announces the release of its first sustainability report.

ATLANTA, GA – June 5, 2024 – This World Environment Day, JAS Worldwide, a global leader in logistics and supply chain solutions, proudly announces the release of its first sustainability report. This comprehensive report details the significant strides JAS has made towards environmental stewardship and how it plans to achieve Net Zero by 2050.  

Key highlights from the report include: 

  • 10% Renewable Electricity Share: JAS has achieved a 10% share of renewable electricity across all its global locations. 
  • 12% Emissions Reduction: Since 2021, JAS has successfully reduced its emissions by 12%, exhibiting the company's commitment to lowering its carbon footprint. 
  • EcoVadis Recognition: In 2023, JAS was rated among the top 15% of sustainable companies by EcoVadis, underscoring its dedication to sustainability excellence. 

"Achieving a more sustainable future. Together." is the mission that guides JAS Worldwide's environmental strategy. The company is committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050, through a plan that includes reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transportation, prioritizing sustainable products and packaging, promoting and implementing clean energy solutions, and enhancing overall efficiency in operations.  

JAS Worldwide acknowledges the importance of all 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, as a global logistics company, it has identified six SDGs that particularly resonate with its mission: 

  • Affordable and Clean Energy 
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth 
  • Reduced Inequalities 
  • Responsible Consumption and Production 
  • Climate Action 
  • Partnerships for the Goals 

In 2023, JAS established a dedicated sustainability team, appointing regional sustainability leads and sustainability ambassadors to drive these initiatives forward. This strategic move has empowered JAS to achieve significant milestones by embodying a global focus on responsible business practices. 

"At JAS Worldwide, we are committed to creating a more sustainable future through collective action and innovation," said Andrea Goeman, SVP, Global Quality, Health, Safety, and Environment (QHSE) & Sustainability. "Our inaugural sustainability report not only highlights our accomplishments but also sets the stage for future initiatives that will further our commitment to environmental stewardship." 

For more information on JAS Worldwide’s sustainability initiatives and to view the full report, click here.

JAS Worldwide Acquires Multilogistics, Strengthening European Logistics Presence  
May 30, 2024
JAS Worldwide is thrilled to welcome Multilogistics as its latest acquisition
JAS Worldwide is thrilled to welcome Multilogistics as its latest acquisition

JAS Worldwide is thrilled to welcome Multilogistics as its latest acquisition led by JAS Jet Air Service SpA, which closed on May 27.  

This acquisition is particularly special, as Multilogistics is headquartered in Liscate, not far from JAS's original roots in Milan. This proximity serves as a poignant reminder of JAS's beginnings and highlights a journey of global growth over the past four decades. JAS's progress has been deliberate, strategically partnering with companies that invest in their employees and maintain a high commitment to customer care.  

"We are excited to join forces with JAS Worldwide, a recognized leader in the global logistics industry," said Massimo Mirizzi President and Managing director of Multilogistics. "This partnership presents tremendous opportunities for our team and our customers. By combining our local expertise with JAS Worldwide's global reach and innovative and sustainable solutions, we can deliver even greater value and service excellence to our customers."  

Multilogistics is known for its highly customized customer solutions, providing deep industry expertise and unique solutions. As a highly respected player with a vast Italian network, its mission is to support customers in becoming leaders in their respective markets.  

"Multilogistics' approach to customer care mirrors JAS's service philosophy. This acquisition represents a significant milestone in our growth strategy, and I'm excited to align the two synergies into one to better serve our clients with an advanced range of logistics solutions," said Leonardo Baldi, Regional Vice President of JAS Italy.  

With 144 employees and expertise in freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution, and supply chain management, Multilogistics will bolster JAS's offerings of comprehensive logistics solutions. This strategic acquisition reaffirms JAS's dedication to enhancing its service offerings and strengthening its presence in the European market.  

About JAS Worldwide  

JAS Worldwide, a global leader in logistics and supply chain solutions, was founded in Milan, Italy in 1978. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and supported by 7,000+ team members in more than 100 countries, it focuses on creating solutions that are innovative, sustainable, and unique to each customer's needs. At the heart of its success is its people, who are committed to delivering customer value. As a privately owned company, JAS maintains a steadfast commitment to creating opportunities for our communities, customers, and colleagues to thrive. Together.  

JAS Worldwide Introduces New DCC Service from Nansha to Houston 
May 22, 2024
JAS Worldwide is proud to announce the launch of its Direct Container Shipping (DCC) from Nansha, China, to Houston, Texas, USA.
JAS Worldwide is proud to announce the launch of its Direct Container Shipping (DCC) from Nansha, China, to Houston, Texas, USA.

JAS Worldwide, a global leader in freight forwarding and logistics, is proud to announce the launch of its Direct Container Shipping (DCC) from Nansha, China, to Houston, Texas, USA. With this innovative offering, JAS becomes the sole provider of direct shipping services from Nansha to Houston, eliminating the need for transshipment and streamlining businesses' supply chains. 

Unlike other services currently available in the market, JAS's DCC from Nansha to Houston offers unparalleled convenience and efficiency. By bypassing the traditional route through Shenzhen, customers can now skip the long lines and avoid additional costs associated with moving goods through the neighboring city. Instead, Nansha provides a seamless gateway to Houston, ensuring faster transit times and lower inland rates. 

"We are excited to introduce our newest DCC service from Nansha to Houston, offering customers a faster, more cost-effective shipping solution," said Robert Braun, Ocean Services Director – LCL USA/Canada. By bypassing the need for transshipment in Shenzhen and leveraging Nansha's advantages, we can deliver greater value to our customers and enhance their overall shipping experience." 

Key features include: 

  • Direct Route: JAS is the only company offering a direct shipping service from Nansha to Houston, bypassing the need for transshipment in Shenzhen. 
  • Reduced Costs: By avoiding transshipment and utilizing Nansha's lower cost inland rates, businesses can enjoy significant cost savings compared to traditional shipping routes. 
  • Streamlined Supply Chain: With faster transit times and simplified logistics, JAS's DCC service enhances supply chain efficiency and agility for businesses shipping between Nansha and Houston. 

JAS's newest DCC service from Nansha to Houston is now available for bookings. 

Jenna Naylor: A Shining Example of JAS's "Homegrown" Talent 
May 14, 2024
Jenna Naylor
Jenna Naylor

Meet Jenna Naylor, a luminary at JAS Charleston, whose journey from a customs entry writer to an award-winning business development manager represents the boundless opportunities for growth within JAS. 

Jenna's path into logistics was more serendipitous than planned. Initially set on a career in journalism, envisioning herself as a frontline reporter or news anchor, she pursued this track through her college studies. However, a pivotal moment a month before graduation saw her reevaluating her aspirations. "I understood the communications industry, I had success in my work in college, but I didn't want to be a reporter anymore," she reflects. So, in what many can describe as "typical Jenna fashion," she embraced change and dared herself to explore new uncharted waters, literally.  

As fate would have it, her first post-college interview landed her a role at a logistics company, where she started as an ocean import specialist. After mastering this role in 1 year, she eagerly transitioned to export, driven by her innate thirst for new challenges.  

In 2014, Jenna joined JAS as a customs entry writer, eventually expanding her responsibilities to manage the Charleston branch's air imports while also diving into the intricacies of the quoting process. Her growing expertise across various domains fueled her hunger for growth. "I had worked in customs entry writing, ocean import, ocean export, air import, and quoting. So, I asked myself again, what can I do next?" 

Fueled by her desire to tackle new challenges, Jenna set her sights on sales, leveraging her deep understanding of JAS's services. Her dedication was unmistakable as she pursued and earned her customs brokerage license, underscoring both her ambition and JAS's commitment to nurturing internal talent. She continued her path of success, earning new business and slowly growing her client base.  

In a proactive sales approach, Jenna launched the #JavawithJenna series on LinkedIn, leveraging her communication background to attract new audiences and generate leads, flipping the traditional cold-calling approach on its head. 

Now, in her newly acquired role as the Head of Country Sales for the Automotive Vertical, Jenna continues her quest for growth, always seeking the next challenge to conquer.  

In her nearly ten years at JAS, Jenna has flourished in an environment that she describes as eclectic and welcoming—a true melting pot of diverse backgrounds and perspectives. She credits the unique culture of JAS for fostering an environment where collaboration and growth thrive.  

Jenna's leadership style is marked by patience—a quality she believes is integral to navigating the complexities of the logistics industry. Her mentor, Brandon Miller, Vice President of Automotive Sales - Americas, has played a pivotal role in shaping her journey, emphasizing the importance of perseverance and passion in achieving success. 

Looking ahead, Jenna's focus is on expanding the automotive vertical, a challenge she embraces with enthusiasm, of course. She finds fulfillment in the dynamic nature of logistics, a field that demands constant learning and adaptability. Her advice to aspiring salespeople echoes her own journey: always be closing, challenge yourself to grow, and find joy both in and outside of work. 

Jenna Naylor's story embodies the spirit of Women@JAS, showcasing not just her individual achievements but also the collective strength and support that define the JAS culture. Congratulations, Jenna, on your well-deserved recognition as JAS USA's 2023 Salesperson of the Year and the #1 Global Business Development Manager Earner. Your journey inspires us all to reach greater heights and embrace every opportunity for growth. 

JAS Brazil Welcomes Karin Schöner, Managing Director/President
May 9, 2024
JAS Brazil announces the appointment of Karin Schöner as its new Managing Director/President.
JAS Brazil announces the appointment of Karin Schöner as its new Managing Director/President.

JAS Brazil proudly announces the appointment of Karin Schöner as its new Managing Director/President, effective May 2, 2024.

Karin Schöner is a native Brazilian executive recognized for her extensive expertise and leadership in the logistics industry. With a distinguished career , Karin has held key roles in sales, general management, and strategic leadership across various countries and sectors, including airlines, freight forwarding, contract logistics, and maritime operations. Prior to joining JAS Brazil, Karin served as the President for a company in the East Coast of South America, where she successfully led transformation initiatives.

Karin's track record is a testament to her exceptional capabilities in navigating complex challenges, fostering strategic partnerships, and driving innovation in supply chain management. Her deep understanding of market dynamics, regulatory frameworks, and industry best practices positions her as a leader in the logistics landscape.

Throughout her career, Karin has demonstrated a commitment to developing and empowering her teams. Her leadership philosophy emphasizes mentorship, collaboration, and continuous learning, resulting in high-performing teams that consistently exceed expectations and deliver outstanding results. Karin's passion for nurturing talent and fostering a culture of excellence aligns seamlessly with JAS's core values and vision for sustainable growth.

"Karin's unparalleled expertise, strategic acumen, and commitment to excellence make her the ideal leader to propel JAS Brazil forward. We look forward to her transformative leadership and contributions to our continued growth and success in the region," Adrian Emmenegger, Executive Vice President of JAS Americas, expressed with confidence.

Karin Schöner's appointment as Managing Director/President reinforces JAS's commitment to delivering superior logistics solutions, driving innovation, and exceeding customer expectations across Brazil and beyond.

JAS Worldwide Celebrates Earth Month with Global Environmental Initiatives  
April 30, 2024
JAS team members around the world celebrated Earth Month.
JAS team members around the world celebrated Earth Month.

JAS team members worldwide celebrated Earth Month through various activities aimed at promoting sustainability and conservation. From beach cleanups to tree planting, each activity reflected JAS's dedication to making a positive difference in local communities and beyond. 

In Germany, China, and Panama, JAS team members joined forces to plant over 1,300 trees. In Germany's Lower Saxony, to promote ecological resilience, employees chose a diverse range of tree species that they knew would thrive in the local climate and soil conditions. Similarly, in Xiamen, China, the JAS branch organized a poignant tree planting event aimed at enriching urban greenery and enhancing the cityscape, reflecting the team's commitment to sustainable development. Meanwhile, in Panama, JAS Panama collaborated with local organizations to plant native trees within the Camino de Cruces National Park, a vital initiative aimed at restoring habitats and preserving the region's rich biodiversity. 

Simultaneously, in Taiwan, the Netherlands, Lithuania, and Sweden, JAS team members united their efforts as they cleaned up costal shorelines and forests, embodying their shared commitment to environmental preservation. With gloves on and bags in hand, they combed the beaches, collecting everything from plastic bottles to cigarette butts, restoring the natural beauty of the their local communities. 

In Brazil, JAS team members partnered with the NGO Iracambi, and headed into the Atlantic rainforest to engage in various volunteer activities aimed at preserving this vital ecosystem. Through hands-on experiences like tree planting for reforestation and participating in educational workshops on sustainable practices, the Brazil team demonstrated their commitment to protecting biodiversity and promoting environmental awareness. 

Andrea Goeman, Senior Vice President of QHSE & Sustainability, commented, "From tree planting to coastal cleanups, our collective actions reflect our dedication to making a real and tangible difference in the communities we serve. Through collaboration and shared responsibility, our teams contribute to a more sustainable and resilient future for generations to come." 

As Earth Month ends, JAS Worldwide stands proud of the collective efforts made by our global team to champion environmental stewardship. From tree planting endeavors in Germany, China, and Panama to coastal cleanups in Taiwan, Netherlands, and Sweden, and conservation efforts in Brazil's Atlantic rainforest, each initiative underscores our commitment to safeguarding the planet for future generations. These efforts exemplify the spirit of collaboration and shared responsibility that defines JAS, inspiring us to continue our journey towards a more sustainable world. Together, we are paving the way for a greener, cleaner tomorrow. 

Unlocking Sustainability and Efficiency with JAS ECONTAINER 
April 25, 2024
By combining efficiency with eco-friendly practices, JAS ECONTAINER not only reduces environmental impact but also offers cost savings and operational efficiencies, driving meaningful change in the industry and paving the way for a greener future, one shipment at a time.
By combining efficiency with eco-friendly practices, JAS ECONTAINER not only reduces environmental impact but also offers cost savings and operational efficiencies, driving meaningful change in the industry and paving the way for a greener future, one shipment at a time.

At JAS, sustainability is a journey we're deeply committed to, and Earth Month serves as an ideal moment to shine a spotlight on initiatives that embody this commitment. One initiative that continues to drive positive change is JAS ECONTAINER, our innovative ocean freight solution designed to enhance operational efficiency while reducing environmental impact. 

Redefining Ocean Freight with JAS ECONTAINER 

JAS ECONTAINER combines the efficiency of headload shipments with eco-friendly practices. This approach has been at the forefront of our efforts for some time now, as highlighted by Vice President, Global Head of LCL, Peter Sinka. 

"In our ongoing journey towards sustainability, JAS ECONTAINER stands as a testament to our commitment to environmental responsibility," says Sinka. "By encouraging frequent replenishment and eliminating the pressure to fill containers to capacity, JAS ECONTAINER helps shippers reduce inventory costs, optimize warehouse space, and mitigate supply chain disruptions." 

The Environmental Imperative 

JAS ECONTAINER isn't just about operational efficiency—it's about driving meaningful change in the industry. Sinka emphasizes the product's positive environmental impact, citing its adoption of Marine Biofuel programs through insetting to achieve a net-zero carbon footprint. 

"Our goal was to create a product that not only meets modern supply chain challenges but also aligns with our commitment to sustainability," Sinka explains. "By choosing JAS ECONTAINER, shippers not only benefit from cost savings and operational efficiencies but also contribute to a greener, more sustainable future." 

A Competitive Edge 

Beyond its environmental benefits, JAS ECONTAINER offers a competitive edge in the market. Sinka notes that the product bridges the gap between traditional LCL and FCL offerings, providing cost-effective solutions for shipments ranging from 20 to 50 CBM. 

"Traditionally, LCL shipments face competitiveness challenges beyond a certain volume threshold," Sinka observes. "JAS ECONTAINER's pricing methodology ensures cost-effectiveness even for larger shipments, making it a preferred choice for shippers seeking optimal value and sustainability." 

Embracing a Greener Future 

As businesses worldwide prioritize sustainability and operational efficiency, JAS ECONTAINER emerges as a catalyst for positive change. Its flat-rate pricing model, strategic consolidation strategies, and eco-friendly initiatives not only drive cost savings but also empower shippers to make environmentally conscious choices. 

"In a world where sustainability and efficiency go hand in hand, JAS ECONTAINER offers a compelling solution," Sinka concludes. "We invite businesses to join us in embracing a greener future—one shipment at a time." 

Emphasizing Sustainability Goals, JAS Middle East Breaks Ground on State-of-the-Art Logistics Hub in Dubai South 
April 23, 2024
Breaking ground for a sustainable future: JAS Middle East embarks on a new journey with the groundbreaking ceremony for their state-of-the-art 'Build to Suit' Logistics Hub in Dubai South
Breaking ground for a sustainable future: JAS Middle East embarks on a new journey with the groundbreaking ceremony for their state-of-the-art 'Build to Suit' Logistics Hub in Dubai South

JAS Middle East recently broke ground on an innovative 'Build to Suit' Logistics Hub in Dubai South.  

This state-of-the-art facility will boast a unique blend of cutting-edge technology and environmental consciousness, aligning with JAS’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) goals. Spanning a land plot of 212,160 square feet and a built-up area of 127,300 square feet, the ESG-compliant hub will be designed to tailor to specific logistic needs and prioritize eco-friendly practices. 

In addition to its functional aspects, the property will incorporate other sustainability measures such as the installation of solar panels on its roof—allowing JAS Middle East to achieve ESG credentials. These panels will not only offset monthly utility costs but will help JAS Middle East increase its independence from the national grid (DEWA).  

The office space within the hub, spanning 13,347 square feet over two floors, will offer modern amenities such as meeting rooms, open-plan working areas, and recreational spaces, ensuring a conducive environment for employees and clients. 

“This project represents a significant milestone for JAS Middle East and its esteemed customers,” says Erwin Wittemaier, Area VP for the Middle East, “This strategic investment underscores our commitment to our customers and the UAE market. We look forward to deploying new technology to provide best-in-class logistics solutions.” 

With the exciting groundbreaking of the Dubai Logistics Hub, JAS Middle East not only strengthens its position in the logistics sector but also sets a standard for sustainable infrastructure development in the region. 

JAS Welcomes Global Head of the Technology Vertical, Christian Heinze
April 2, 2024
JAS welcomes Christian Heinze as Global Head of the Technology Vertical.
JAS welcomes Christian Heinze as Global Head of the Technology Vertical.

JAS Worldwide is excited to welcome Christian Heinze as Global Head of the Technology Vertical, effective April 2, 2024. With this strategic addition to the leadership team, JAS reaffirms its push to expand its presence and expertise in the Technology and Semiconductor sector.  

Christian brings over two decades of success serving in senior operational and commercial roles within the global logistics industry. His deep knowledge of the semiconductor and solar industries has shaped critical supply chain transformations for clients across all modes of global transportation.  

Throughout his career, Christian has been instrumental in developing and implementing innovative commercial strategies that have contributed to significant business growth and fostered customer collaboration. His innate understanding of the industry landscape and proven track record of driving operational excellence make him a valuable asset to JAS’s growing technology vertical.

"Christian’s wealth of experience and passion for innovation aligns perfectly with our mission to deliver exceptional services to our Technology clients. His leadership will play a crucial role in expanding our service portfolio and solidifying JAS's position as a key player in the dynamic and fast-evolving semiconductor industry," Manuele Mazzacurati, EVP, Sales & Marketing, JAS Worldwide, expresses with enthusiasm.  

Christian Heinze's appointment comes at a key time as JAS continues its focus on operational excellence, offering innovative solutions, and adopting a sustainable approach to drive growth and create value for its customers globally.

FORCE MAJEURE: Customer Advisory: Baltimore Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapse
April 2, 2024
Blue World Line
Blue World Line

Dear Valued Customer, 

Due to the recent collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, we are raising awareness that our services and contracts are affected by this situation.  

Therefore, in conjunction with similar actions taken by ocean carriers, Blue World Line hereby provides this notice, in accordance with the clauses 11 and 12 of its bill of lading, of the necessary re-routing of some vessels currently sailing to and from the Port of Baltimore. 

Cargo currently at the terminals in Baltimore will remain at the port until further notice and imports originally set to call the port of Baltimore have been rerouted to other US East Coast ports.  

JAS Worldwide, as agent for Blue World Line, is taking all necessary steps to preserve its transportation services for our customers and to mitigate the impact of this situation on your shipments. 

Lastly, this disruption will continue to impact our services along the east coast of the United States and drive booking and routing changes on both imports and exports calling the port of Baltimore.  We will continue our best efforts to keep you updated on the status of your shipments and any developments as they happen.  

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this difficult situation, and we will keep you updated on any additional developments. Please check back often at www.jas.com for the latest news. 

For any questions and concerns, please contact your local JAS office.  

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