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Andrea Goeman, SVP Sustainability at JAS Worldwide
March 22, 2023
People

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 Andrea Goeman, SVP Sustainability at JAS Worldwide.

What advice would you give your younger self?

I would advise my younger self to believe in yourself and be confident: Don’t let others opinions define who you are. Take them into consideration, make some adjustments and go for it.

How have female mentors/role models influenced your career?

I was lucky to work with amazing male and female colleagues in all stages of my career and believe that a respectful and open-minded work environment inspired me most. The book of former PepsiCo’s CEO Indra Nooyi “My Life in Full, Work, Familiy and our Future” is a great read about how purposeful leadership can drive corporate transformation forward.” Working with many inspiring women at JAS, I am already impressed by the openness and diversity of our organization; and the results we can achieve together.

What achievement are you most proud of while working at JAS?

Leading sustainability at JAS allows me to work with logistics experts from different cultures, regions and functions. In my first months, I experienced great commitment, work ethics and openness to new ideas, from our frontline workers to the management board. People really make the difference - I am proud to be part of the team.

How do you #EmbraceEquity?

Embracing Equity is not a nice-to-have, it’s a must-have. Diversity, Equality and Inclusion are driving both my personal and professional life. I am personally convinced that diverse teams perform better and bring value and growth to every company.

In your opinion, why is it important that more women pursue careers in the industry in the future?

The right time for women to pursue a career in logistics is now: With the growing importance of supply chain management, our sector is driving growth, innovations and sustainability transformation forward. Opportunities in the industry will continue to grow: The demand for analytical thinkers and innovative problem-solvers in freight forwarding is rising.

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JAS Worldwide Bruni Foundation today announce their partnership with charity: water to as they work to provide clean and safe water to those in need.
March 22, 2023
Global

In honor of World Water Day, JAS Worldwide (JAS) and the Bruni Foundation today announced their partnership with charity: water to provide clean and safe water to those in need.


The theme of World Water Day 2023 is "Water for Life and Livelihoods," which helps highlight the importance of water for life, economic development, and the environment. The United Nations (UN) reports that 771 million people worldwide live without access to clean water, which is essential for the health and well-being of individuals and communities.


JAS, the Bruni Foundation, and charity: water are committed to making a difference in the lives of those affected by the global water crisis. The first phase of the partnership will deploy a $100,200 gift from the Bruni Foundation, which will fully fund two clean and safe water projects in India and Mozambique.

In Mozambique, this partnership will fund new community wells and handpumps across provinces in the Northeast of Mozambique and provide access to clean and safe water for more than 800 people. In India, the funds will support rainwater harvesting in the Thar Desert of Rajasthan, Western India, helping to provide clean and safe water access to over 250 people.

These initiatives will make a tangible impact in the lives of those in the local communities where the projects are being funded and are just the first step in the commitment to the cause.

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Maria Paula Eslava, Managing Director, JAS Colombia
March 15, 2023
People

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 Maria Paula Eslava, Managing Director, at JAS Colombia.

What advice would you give your younger self?

“I would tell my younger self to be fearless and to worry less about what people think of you. Be confident in your capabilities and open to learning new things every day. Believe in your power.”

How have female mentors/role models influenced your career?

“Sheryl Sandberg former Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, wrote a great book called “Lean In.” It is a very inspiring piece of work that every female leader needs to read.”

What achievement are you most proud of while working at JAS?

“I began my career at JAS as a Country Operations Manager. Over the years, I found a way to respectfully open doors, and I became the first female Managing Director at JAS. I am proud to be leading my country and making it a successful subsidiary by building a winning team on the local level and helping the company grow within the market.”

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Ewa Osowska, Sales Manger, JAS Poland
March 1, 2023
People

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 Ewa Osowska, Sales Manger, JAS Poland.

What advice would you give your younger self?

Don't change anything. Be stubborn, be ambitious, and be committed. Lessons from failures can be a key to success in the future. Continue keeping your promises because trust builds business relationships that matter.

From the very beginning, I have treated work as a long-term journey. I like to learn and set ambitious goals for myself. I also like being open-minded and innovative. 

When I started in November 2003 as an Airfreight Forwarder Assistant, I didn't know I would stay in the industry for the next 20 years. However, I am very happy with this choice right now. Over the years, I have had a chance to delve into the ins and outs of air freight, as well as ocean, road, and rail freight, and even contract logistics. 

What achievement are you most proud of while working at JAS?

In February 2022, the eyes of the world were watching the dramatic scenes of the Russian attack on Ukraine. Poland, as a country with a direct border to Ukraine, has naturally become one of the major countries on the logistics map for building alternative supply chains for food, medications, medical kits, and all the other important equipment.

Thanks to JAS' global experience in Aid & Relief solutions, the United Nations has asked JAS to help support humanitarian efforts in Poland, a region where JAS recently expanded. Together with my colleague Salvatore Lauro, VP Regional Manager Center and South for Italy, we quickly created dedicated solutions so aid could be delivered despite the challenging situation. As a result, we were able to make food deliveries from the very beginning. I am proud of being part of it because it matters not only to me, not only to the company but to the Ukrainian people. 

How do you #Embrace Equality? 

It is a good question because, at JAS, people make the difference, regardless of gender, skin colour, or origin. I have not even thought about embracing equality, because it is already what I naturally do every day.  

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Åsa Andersson, Ocean Export Specialist, JAS Sweden
February 17, 2023
EMEA

JAS’ weekly Less-than-Container Load (LCL) service from the Port of Gothenburg, Sweden (GOT) to Charleston, South Carolina, USA (CHS) is up and running. 

With the global maritime market continuing to experience demand vs. capacity challenges, port congestion, and equipment imbalance, LCL services provide an opportunity to optimize your supply chain. These services are designed to provide the flexibility needed to keep your supply chain moving while offering cost savings when compared to air freight. Our dedicated LCL team members have the expertise to support your business while providing the best LCL service solution. 

Please meet our Gothenburg to Charleston LCL service expert, Åsa Andersson, from JAS Sweden in Helsingborg. 

Hello Åsa!

What is your role at JAS Worldwide Sweden? 

For the past five years, I have worked as an Ocean Export Specialist at the Helsingborg branch in Sweden. As an LCL expert, I focus on service from Gothenburg to Charleston. This includes container planning, maintaining contact with the shipping lines, issuing required documents for shipping goods to the US, and keeping in close contact with my JAS Charleston colleagues.

What is the advantage of having LCL service from Gothenburg in Sweden to Charleston in the US? 

The reason why we’ve chosen to ship from Gothenburg port in Sweden is because it is the largest port in the Nordics. There we have a contracted and reliable terminal and it’s well located for goods from both northern and southern Sweden. 

And why do we ship to Charleston in the US? 

JAS in Charleston has its own terminal, which means that we have control over the cargo operations there, and with Charleston is ideally located for moving goods to their final destinations.

What are the benefits of an LCL service between Gothenburg and Charleston? 

With this service not only is JAS able to provide efficient transit times between Gothenburg and Charleston but we also maintain control of the goods from sender to recipient. At the same time we provide a good rate overview because we collect the goods. 

Has shipping goods from the Nordics to the US changed after the Pandemic and if so, how? 

I feel the interest in shipping goods to the US has increased since the Pandemic as we are seeing more demand for shipping services. 

What challenges have you experienced after the Pandemic? 

The after effect of the Pandemic and the concern that prevails globally at the moment means that there is still a risk of shipping line changing sailing schedules with short notice.

What is important to think about when shipping goods to the US? 

Since the US has special requirements for sending goods there, it is important that you, as an exporter, have extra control over delivery conditions, what broker you choose, and who does the ISF filing. Everything must be in place before the goods are shipped; otherwise, there may be hefty fines at the destination, which could have been avoided.

What do you like about your job, and what do you find most rewarding?

No day is alike – that's something I find attractive about my job. I have been in the business for 35 years now. I love what I do and enjoy working with my nice colleagues across Sweden and the US.

It is gratifying to find the best solutions for our customers and to experience that the customer is satisfied.  

Thank you, Åsa!

For more information about our Gothenburg to Charleston LCL service, reach out to your local sales representative or download the flyer below.

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JAS has recently built a new state-of-the-art GDP certified Pharma & Healthcare warehouse in Singapore.
February 6, 2023
Asia Pacific

JAS Worldwide has commenced operations in a new Pharma and Healthcare dedicated warehouse in Singapore to further expand its offerings to customers in the industry. The facility is certified to both GDP standards and has Singapore's Health Sciences Authority's GDPMDS certification.  

The newly constructed state-of-the-art warehouse was designed for pharma products and medical devices from inception. Therefore, there is a 1290 m2 CRT(controlled room temperature) spread across two chambers maintained at +15 to+25°C. Additionally, inside the facility are three Cold rooms totaling 260 m2. These rooms are designed to handle temperature requirements of +2 to +8°C. There is also the capability to handle ambient and deep frozen (-20°C) storage. 

As a dedicated Pharma & Healthcare facility, there is the ability to perform a range of value-added services from secondary repackaging and relabeling to last-mile delivery. Furthermore, the facility is strategically located within 45 minutes of both airport and seaports, allowing for quick access, thus acting as both a local distribution point and a Regional Distribution Centre for the area. 

"We are very pleased to announce the opening of our new location in Singapore. The market is expected to double in size by 2029, and we target to support clients in the Pharma & Healthcare industry with innovative and digital solutions," says Marc Michelmann, Managing Director, JAS Singapore. "With operations led by GDP-trained staff, this new facility gives clients access to the safe and efficient cold chain handling necessary to meet the industry's most stringent regulatory requirements." 

The facility highlights JAS' continued dedication to its customers and the rapidly growing Pharma & Healthcare industry. "With its prime location, capacity, and ability to serve a range of different temperature storage requirements, the newly opened facility allows us to grow alongside our customers as we continue to meet the region's ever-growing demand," comments Derek Lee, Vice President Pharma & Healthcare, Asia Pacific.  

With a growing network of 35 GDP-certified branches across the globe, JAS has made significant investments in people, digital technology, and infrastructure in support of its strategy to provide the best quality logistics services for customers of the pharma and healthcare industry. 

About JAS Worldwide 

JAS was founded in 1978 in Milan, Italy, and its global headquarters is located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Over the last four decades, JAS has grown from regional roots to a global force in logistics covering all modes of transportation, including contract logistics and other sophisticated and digital-driven supply chain solutions. Today, JAS covers 100+ countries with over 7,000 employees globally and continues to expand with its core culture, "People make the difference." 

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Left: Thorsten Mock, Global Managing Director of JAS Projects Right: Boris Rüdiger, Regional Manager JAS Projects, Germany, Japan, and Korea
February 6, 2023
Industries

JAS Projects is pleased to share several leadership promotions within the Projects division. 

Heinz Zech joined JAS in 2011 and established the Project vertical within the JAS Organization. Following his retirement at the end of February 2023, Heinz will step down from his role as Managing Director of JAS Projects. 

Thorsten Mock, also one of the founders of JAS Projects, previously held the role of Regional Manager JAS Projects Germany, Japan, and Korea and will now be the Global Managing Director of JAS Projects. Thorsten stepped into his new role on January 1st, 2023.

Additionally, we are pleased to share that Boris Rüdiger will succeed Thorsten Mock in the position of Regional Manager JAS Projects, Germany, Japan, and Korea. Boris brings to his new role over 20 years of experience in the project logistics industry along with expertise in the chartering business and other activities.

About JAS Worldwide

JAS was founded in 1978 in Milan, Italy, and its global headquarters is located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Over the last four decades, JAS has grown from regional roots to a global force in logistics covering all modes of transportation, including contract logistics and other sophisticated and digital-driven supply chain solutions. Today, JAS covers 100+ countries with over 7000 employees globally and continues to expand with its core culture, “People make the difference,” and its strong commitment to a sustainable future. 

About JAS Projects

JAS Projects is an independent business unit within JAS Worldwide and consists of a team of project and energy logistics experts with a proven track record in the industries. Available at strategic locations worldwide, the team provides project-forwarding services to project owners, industrial clients and EPC companies. JAS Projects serves both, buyers and suppliers of large industrial goods, heavy and over-dimensional equipment and modules.

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Bjoern Wiede, Vice President of Global Account Management
February 2, 2023
People

JAS Worldwide is pleased to share that Bjoern Wiede has been promoted to Vice President of Global Account Management.

Bjoern has been in the logistics industry for over 25 years. He began his apprenticeship in Germany, then moved to the United States in 2003. Before joining JAS in 2016, he worked in various roles within the logistics industry, including: Operations, Tender, Key Account, and Trade Lane.

Upon joining JAS, Bjoern took on the role of Trade Lane Director for Germany/EMEA and supported the Automotive Vertical for NORAM. In 2021 he moved into the Account Management Regional Director Role, where he was an invaluable member of the team helping to set up the new structure and program deliverables.

In his new role, Bjoern will continue to drive JAS’ account management to provide best-in-class customer service and solution-driven relationship management.

About JAS Worldwide
JAS was founded in 1978 in Milan, Italy, and its global headquarters is located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Over the last four decades, JAS has grown from regional roots to a global force in logistics covering all modes of transportation, including contract logistics and other sophisticated and digital-driven supply chain solutions. Today, JAS covers 100+ countries with over 7000 employees globally and continues to expand with its core culture, “People make the difference,” and its strong commitment to a sustainable future.

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Jesper Jepsen, Vice President, Global Ocean Freight
February 1, 2023
People

The JAS Worldwide Ocean Freight team is pleased to share Jesper Jepsen has been promoted to Vice President, Global Ocean Freight Operations.

Jesper joined JAS in 2019 as Head of LCL & Consolidation Services as part of the USA team. In 2021 he joined the Americas Region as Ocean Services Director.

In his new role, Jesper will focus on leading the collaboration efforts connecting global product and operations, working closely with neighboring internal departments and outside vendors. Furthermore, in his position, he will lead the strategic, operational management roadmap for Ocean Freight Hubs and Capacity Management Teams.

About JAS Worldwide

JAS was founded in 1978 in Milan, Italy, and its global headquarters is located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Over the last four decades, JAS has grown from regional roots to a global force in logistics covering all modes of transportation, including contract logistics and other sophisticated and digital-driven supply chain solutions. Today, JAS covers 100+ countries with over 7,000 employees globally and continues to expand with its core culture, “People make the difference.”

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Top Left: Mario Tenebruso, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Americas Region; Top Right: Michele Petitte ,Head of Account Management, North America; Bottom Left: Ken Leith, Director, Account Management, Americas; Bottom Right: Robin Finke, Vice President, Ocean Product, Americas Region.
February 1, 2023
Americas

JAS Americas announced several leadership appointments designed to further solidify its strategic direction as a quality-driven and customer-centric logistics provider.

"Our people are our most important asset, and these appointments highlight our commitment to growth and the continued success of our customers. We are fortunate to have such a strong and dynamic team and look forward to seeing them participate in our continued growth," said Adrian Emmenegger, Executive Vice President, Americas.

Mario Tenebruso has been promoted to Vice President, Sales & Marketing for the Americas Region. Mario joined JAS as the Vice President of Air Product for the Americas in June 2019 and has been instrumental in guiding the region through the Pandemic. Throughout his career, Mario worked on assignments in Munich, Milan, Los Angeles, and New York before moving to Atlanta 7 Years ago.

Ken Leith has taken on the role of Director, Account Management for the Americas. Ken joins JAS Americas with over 20 years of logistics experience - covering commercial leadership, operational management, and country-level P&L experience. In his new role, he will lead the Regional Account Management Team to drive GP and volume within the Americas region and oversee program-specific developments and enhancements for the area as part of the continued expansion of the global program. 

Michele Petitte has been appointed Head of Account Management North America. Michele has been with JAS since early 2017. During her tenure with JAS, Michele has shown a consistent drive for quality and success at both operational and commercial levels. In her new position, her primary focus will be coaching and training teams and helping support their drive for customer excellence and business growth.

Robin Finke has been appointed Vice President, Ocean Product for the Americas Region. Robin has been with JAS since 2017, serving as Head of Ocean Product for JAS USA, and is highly familiar with JAS' strategy and procedures. In his new role, he will continue leading the USA Ocean team and will represent the Americas Region in the World Ocean Team (WOT).

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Andrea Goeman, Senior Vice President Sustainability
February 1, 2023
People

JAS Worldwide is pleased to announce that, effective 1 February 2023, Andrea Goeman has been appointed Senior Vice President Sustainability, reporting directly to Graeme Robinson, Chief Operations Officer. 

Ms. Goeman has over 20 years of experience in international logistics and freight forwarding and has worked in green logistics since 2008. Prior to joining JAS, she led the sustainability function as VP Sustainability Portfolio Management at DB Schenker in Essen, Germany.  

“Sustainability is an important focus area for JAS that will create value and sustainable growth for our organization. For nearly 45 years, we've been helping global customers with market-leading logistics solutions and are committed to creating a sustainable future with our customers and partners,” said Robinson. 

Developing and implementing resilient and sustainable supply chain solutions is a top priority for our customers, and JAS is in a strategic position to contribute towards achieving their climate targets.

Building on Ms. Goemans’ experience in green logistics operations and strategy, this move enhances JAS’ commitment to take on its share of responsibility for the future of logistics and of our planet. This transformation includes not only climate-related topics but also all ESG-related topics, such as governance, data transparency, social responsibility, and human rights.


About JAS Worldwide

JAS was founded in 1978 in Milan, Italy, and its global headquarters is located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Over the last four decades, JAS has grown from regional roots to a global force in logistics covering all modes of transportation, including contract logistics and other sophisticated and digital-driven supply chain solutions. Today, JAS covers 100+ countries with over 7000 employees globally and continues to expand with its core culture, “People make the difference,” and its strong commitment to a sustainable future. 

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Shivanand (“Shiva”) Gopal joins JAS as Legal Counsel.
January 31, 2023
People

Shivanand (“Shiva”) Gopal joins JAS as Legal Counsel, effective January 16, 2023. He will be based in Singapore. Shiva comes to JAS from UPS, where he has spent the past five years as its South Pacific District Attorney, handling legal matters in several countries within the APAC region. His responsibilities included:

  • Negotiating customer and vendor contracts.
  • Assisting in compliance investigations.
  • Acting as risk management coordinator for the South Pacific District.

He received his Bachelor of Laws degree from The University of Nottingham in 2011. Shiva spent six years with the Oon & Bazul LLP law firm, working in the Shipping and Commercial Litigation Department. At Oon & Bazul, he advised and acted for major P&I Clubs, H&M Insurers, and bunker suppliers. Shiva also handled various maritime and marine collision claims and goods/bills of lading disputes.

Our people truly do make the difference, and we believe Shiva will be a great addition to the JAS legal team!

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Celine Lachevre, National Account Director; Sueli Oliveira, Customs Broker Manager; and Roberto Araujo Pint, Partner at JAS Agent
January 27, 2023
Americas

JAS takes pride in making a difference for our customers. Therefore, when a customer reached out to our team needing to move photovoltaic modules for aircraft the JAS Energy Solutions team in Brazil created a customized solution for this unique shipment.

Photovoltaic modules provide a sustainable energy source for powering aircraft. The team, with the support of the JAS Logistics Agent in Fortaleza, began moving the modules in November 2022 and has since cleared over half of the shipment.

In total, there will be 57 shipments (615 containers), totaling 10,421 pallets of solar panels destined for new solar plants in the state of Ceará.  

Brazil added more than 9 GW of solar power in 2022, which is the best year in the history of the sector, with a growth of more than 80% compared to 2021. Today, Ceará is the second largest energy producer in Brazil.

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Shawn Shackelford, Vice President Global Customer Solutions
January 24, 2023
People

JAS Worldwide is pleased to announce that Shawn Shackelford has been appointed Vice President Global Customer Solutions, globally leading the JAS Customer Solutions group. With a strong technical background coupled with excellent customer interaction abilities and collaborative leadership skills, Shawn previously led JAS Customer Solutions for the Americas region.

JAS Customer Solutions enables the JAS sales and account management teams to expand their relationship with existing customers, as well as bring on new clients who require sophisticated supply chain solutions across all modes of transportation including customs clearance and contract logistics.

Shawn will lead the direction and strategy of all regional and subsidiary customer solutions functions within JAS, reporting directly to David Bang, Chief Commercial Officer.

“Working closely with regions and subsidiaries as well as IT, Products, and all Commercial functions, Shawn will also further strengthen the unity and cooperation of all Customer Solutions activities in regions and subsidiaries,” said Bang.

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Win Wing Foo, Regional Account Manager APAC, High Tech Vertical
January 19, 2023
Asia Pacific

JAS APAC is pleased to share that Win Wing Foo has been named Regional Account Manager APAC for the High Tech vertical.

Wing has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the National University of Singapore (NUS). He brings with him over 20 years of experience in Logistics and Freight Forwarding, along with extensive knowledge of the High Tech industry.

Starting as a Duty Manager for cargo at Singapore Airport Terminal Services (SATS), he progressed to Marketing Manager – Ground Handling before joining DGF as Trade Lane Manager for Austria, Switzerland, and Iberia markets. He then moved on to Damco as Global Head of Pricing – Air Freight Centre (including a 3-year stint in Copenhagen), followed by CEVA Logistics, first as Head of Field Sales and Route Development, and then as Head of Program Management – SEA Cluster. His last stop before JAS was at Nippon Express as Regional Account Manager for large MNC accounts.

Please join us in welcoming Wing to our team.

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Patrick Senn, Vice President of Airfreight, APAC.
January 18, 2023
Asia Pacific

JAS is pleased to announce that as of January 3rd, 2023, Patrick Senn has joined JAS as the VP of Airfreight for APAC based in Singapore.

Patrick brings over 20 years of industry experience with him, having started his apprenticeship in Switzerland specializing in Freight Forwarding in 1999.

After many years in Switzerland, Patrick had the opportunity to move to Hong Kong, where he worked for seven years in various managerial roles, followed by four years in Vietnam as the Head of Air Freight – South East Asia for DB Schenker. During his time in Asia, Patrick has developed a solid affinity with Asian culture and a strong network across the air freight industry.

In his new position, Patrick reports directly to Tomas Sonntag, Regional Executive Vice President, APAC and with a dotted line to Gregor Vrhunc, EVP Global Head Air Freight, as the newest member of the World Airfreight Team (WAT).

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Yong Wee Yap, Head of Account Management Asia.
January 18, 2023
Asia Pacific

JAS is pleased to announce the promotion of Yong Wee Yap to Head of Account Management Asia.

Since joining JAS in 2014, Yong has been instrumental in developing Strategic Accounts in the High Tech and Aerospace verticals in Asia and globally.

In his new role, Yong’s focus will shift to Program Management, leading a team of ten National Account Managers (NAMs) across nine countries (AU, ID, KR, JP, MY, SG, TH, TW, VN). The Asia NAMs will functionally report to Yong and directly report to the respective National Sales Managers (NSMs).

Yong will be responsible for implementing program methods, tools, and scalable solutions to support the commercial strategy within Asia by driving accountability for the effective management of our client’s business. In addition, he will lead, develop and coach a team of high-performing account managers that fully understand the accounts’ business strategies/objectives while continually focusing on providing solutions to achieving goals and mitigating risks/constraints.

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The JAS Panama staff prepare gifts to be donated to the local Children's Hospital burn unit.
January 17, 2023
Americas

JAS Panama recently teamed up with the National Children's Hospital to help Sponsor its Burn Awareness and Prevention Week.

Through this partnership, the team was able to provide gifts along with a day full of laughter and entertainment to those in the burn unit.

“At JAS we know that people make the difference. This extends beyond the professional services the team provides and into the communities in which we serve,” explained Angelo Simpson, Managing Director, JAS Panama. “We are thankful for everyone who joined us in making this day possible for the kids.”

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Tigers began operating under the JAS Worldwide name and brand on December 31, 2022.
January 11, 2023
Global

JAS Worldwide is pleased to announce that Tigers is now operating under the JAS Worldwide name and brand.

The rebranding follows the acquisition of Tigers by JAS Worldwide in May 2021, which broadened its range of logistics services by adding omnichannel supply chain management capabilities, supported by advanced digital solutions, which help customers ramp up their B2B and B2C fulfillment operations. 

Over the past 18 months, clients have experienced the benefits of JAS' vast global network and extensive knowledge of specialized industries, combined with Tigers' expertise in contract logistics and advanced digital solutions. This has allowed JAS to provide its customers with an even greater range of solutions to meet the customers’ supply chain and shipping needs.

JAS will continue to build a responsive and innovative company that offers customers higher levels of service, broader solutions, and a strong global network. JAS remains committed to investing in new technologies and infrastructure, including new superhubs being established worldwide.

Over the last four decades, JAS has experienced exponential growth based on the energy and vision of its founder Mr. Biagio Bruni. JAS prides itself on delivering the comprehensive services of a global provider while simultaneously maintaining a personal relationship with each of its customers. Today, the company still embraces its regional roots but has expanded its footprint across the world. It now serves customers in every region, industry, and vertical, with clients having access to best-in-class service and tailor-made solutions that meet the needs of today's complex market.

"As we move forward, we are excited about the opportunities presented to customers and employees alike. As the need for contract logistics continues to grow, these capabilities, combined with our global footprint, will allow JAS to meet the needs of today's market while maintaining a focus on strong customer relationships," commented Marco Rebuffi, CEO of JAS Worldwide.

“This represents the final step in the successful integration of Tigers into the JAS organization. We are thrilled by opportunities that have emerged when joining forces and can be seen in the launch of our initial phase of new JAS Contract Logistics superhubs in the USA, Australia, and China, as well as the deployment of new technology and automation, underlining the commitment of the JAS group to this new line of business,” JAS Contract Logistics co-chairs and EVPs Shahar Ayash and Sebastian Tschackert added.

About JAS Worldwide

JAS was founded in 1978 in Milan, Italy, and its global headquarters is located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Over the last four decades, JAS has grown from regional roots to a global force in logistics covering all modes of transportation, including contract logistics and other sophisticated and digital-driven supply chain solutions. Today, JAS covers 100+ countries with over 7,000 employees globally and continues to expand with its core culture, “People make the difference.”

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Chinese New Year is quickly approaching. During this time, factories will shut down or slow production, and supply chains can be disrupted. If you ship items to or from China, it is important to plan ahead and be prepared.
January 1, 2023
Advisories

What is Chinese New Year?

  • Chinese New Year Public Holiday, Mainland China: January 21 – January 27.
  • Chinese New Year Public Holiday, Hong Kong: January 23 – January 25.

During the week of Chinese New Year, factories and businesses will close as the public holiday brings a week off for employees to travel to celebrate the start of a new year with their families. Each year, the consequences of these shutdowns are felt throughout global supply chains.

How will it impact supply chains?

While the holiday officially begins January 21, in the days and weeks preceding the official week of the holiday, production at manufacturing facilities across the area will start to slow as employees take time off. This year it is estimated that approximately 80% of factories will gradually close the week preceding the legal holiday. When production begins to pick back up, factories typically prioritize orders from regular clientele.

The holiday's impact on supply chains extends beyond just manufacturing and production processes. As shippers plan for the changes in factory production, the amount of cargo being shipped will increase in order for business to have ample stock on hand throughout the disruption. Due to this increase in cargo volumes, shippers can anticipate temporary rate increases beginning as early as mid-December. These increases will affect both ocean and air freight.


Shippers should also be aware of potential slowdowns in the border-clearing process. With truckers taking time off and demand increasing in the weeks leading up to the holiday, rate increases and further capacity constraints can be anticipated.

What can I do to minimize the impact of Chinese New Year on my supply chain?

To avoid unnecessary supply chain disruptions and price increases it is recommended to place bookings well in advance. At least four to six weeks before Chinese New Year is ideal.


For further information about the impact on specific regions and ports, please see the attached.


Please do not hesitate to contact your local office or JAS representative for further assistance.

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