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Olga Blaut, National Account Director for Pharma & Healthcare, JAS USA
September 23, 2022
People

JAS USA is pleased to welcome Olga Blaut as the newest addition to its salesforce. Olga will join JAS USA as a National Account Director focusing on Pharma & Healthcare.

In addition to 20 years of experience, Olga also brings with her degrees in International Trade, Logistics, and an MBA in Supply Chain Management.

Olga has demonstrated high levels of success throughout her career as a sales leader in both the United States and abroad. She will be working to develop her own portfolio within JAS and support the USA Sales Team in pursuing new Pharma and Healthcare opportunities.

“We could not be more thrilled to have someone of Olga’s caliber join our team. Her passion for the industry and people around her is contagious,” said Claudio Sirbu, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, JAS USA.
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JAS USA announces its participation and sponsorship of the upcoming TSA Cargo Consortium.
September 23, 2022
Americas

JAS USA invites you to join them for the AFIBA TSA Cargo Consortium in conjunction with NCBFAA Airfreight Subcommittee iSAC Workgroup.

TSA, CBP, BIS-OEE and others will be on-site to meet with you, share updates, and answer questions.

Speakers include:

  • Tom Friedman (TSA HQ Industry Engagement Manager)
  • Ronoy Varghese (TSA HQ Air Cargo Policy)
  • Klint Walker (DHS-CISA Cyber Security)
  • Cartice Dye (FAA Hazmat Aviation Inspector)
  • Yvette Mercado-Rehm (PSI 3PK9 TSA)

The event will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, check-in begins at 7:30 at the Morrow Center in Morrow, GA.

“JAS USA is pleased to help sponsor the TSA Cargo Consortium. It is an important event for export compliance professionals to network with government officials and industry colleagues while getting their questions answered by government representative and local air cargo inspectors all in one place,” said Sommer Sampson, Corporate TSA IAC Security Coordinator (IACSC) for JAS USA.

For more information or to register, please use the link below.

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Frederic Ribac, Manager, Regional Tender Management - APAC
September 19, 2022
Asia Pacific

It is with great pleasure that JAS APAC announces the appointment of Frederic Ribac as Manager, Regional Tender Management - APAC, effective 12th September, 2022.

Frederic brings with him more than 17 years of experience in international logistics and freight forwarding. Prior to joining JAS, he worked for several large freight forwarders in customer service, key account management, and tender management at both the country and regional levels. As head of Tender Management, Frederic will lead the APAC regional and country Tender Management teams toward further enhancing RFQ response quality and success rate.

Frederic’s first-hand experience in the development and implementation of tender management applications, reporting, and analytics will no doubt prove instrumental as the team continues to improve its software to help enhance the customer experience.

Frederic is based out of Singapore.  

Please join us in welcoming Frederic to the JAS’ family and wishing him success in his role.

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To minimize the impact of Golden Week on your supply chain it is important to plan ahead.
September 12, 2022
Advisories

This notice serves as a reminder of the yearly Golden Week holiday in China.

What is Golden Week?

October 1-7, 2022 is the annual Golden Week in China, China's National Day Holiday week, to celebrate the birth of the People's Republic of China. During this week ceremonies, and other events take place throughout China.

During this time, factories typically close, and production is halted or limited. In addition, airlines, shipping companies, railway, and commercial operators also typically limit their activities or run-on skeleton crews during these days.

How can I reduce the impact of Golden Week on my Supply Chain?

  • Maintain clear and open communication so that we can work with you to find the solution that best fits your needs
  • Book as early as possible. the earlier you book, the greater the chance that you can secure shipping space.
  • Note what shipments are most urgent so they can be given priority.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your JAS representative.

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Pictured from left to right on top row: Anthony Di Bello, Branch Manager JAS Lyon; Khalid Aabiza , Branch Manager JAS Toulouse; Jerome Baudry, Global Account Director JAS EMEA. At the bottom from left to right: Laurent Gohet, Managing Director JAS France; Stanislas Doutriaux, Sales Director JAS France; Celine Ribeyre, Ocean Export Supervisor JAS Lyon; Jean-Christophe Duchêne, National Account Manager JAS France; Véronique Lacour, Senior Business Development Manager JAS France
September 9, 2022
EMEA

Recently, JAS France organized a visit of the Fos port in Marseille with some customers. More than 30 people were welcomed on site by the JAS France sales team to learn more about the port setup and operations.

Fos port is France’s main port on the Mediterranean sea, gateway to the southern part of France. It currently handles 1.5 million TEU yearly while its capacity was recently increased to 3 million TEU, anticipating a fast growth in the coming years.

Being able to actually experience the activity of the port provides a better understanding of the current shipping environment. The fast-paced environment continues 24/7 as workers strive to meet the many demands. Despite the pressure the top priorities remain meeting schedules while observing safety guidelines both at dock and at sea.

As the team watched the vessel mooring, the dock became an anthill of activity with a dozen of straddles carrying containers back and forth. It was impressive to see all the effort and coordination required to help the goods reach their final destination on time.

JAS France would like to thank The Port of Marseille Fos and Port Synergy – EuroFos for arranging this visit! Many thanks as well to our esteemed customers who joined us for this day together!

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Pictured from left to right: Mr. Leonardo Baldi, JAS Italy CEO; Mr. Maurizio Pedrinazzi, Airfreight Director; Mr. Biagio Bruni JAS Chairman & Founder, and Mr. Franco Pinzani, Ocean Freight Director. (Photo by FERRARI Maranello Museum).
September 6, 2022
EMEA

After two years of social distancing imposed by the pandemic, Mr. Leonardo Baldi, JAS Italy CEO, organized the 2022 Annual Mid-Year Management Meeting.

At this meeting, the JAS Italy Management Team was provided with further results and directions, along with highly detailed market updates, thanks to the incredible participation of our Airline and Steam Ship Line Partners.

During the meeting the team also celebrated the retirement of JAS Italy colleagues: Franco Pinzani (Ocean Freight Director) and Maurizio Pedrinazzi (Airfreight Director). Together with two very special guests Mr. Biagio Bruni, JAS Chairman & Founder, and Mr. Graeme Robinson, EVP Operations of JAS Worldwide, we all congratulated with them on this important milestone.

Such a special occasion required a prestigious location. The FERRARI Maranello Museum was selected not only because of its beautiful location, but because it exemplifies the spirit and message given from Mr. Baldi to the entire management team: “Teamwork and continued improvement to achieve our goals.”

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As many shippers within the European countries look for innovative and sustainable transport options for moving goods, short sea shipping can be a practical option.
August 15, 2022
EMEA

Did you know that shipping by shortsea can reduce your overall carbon footprint by as much 80% when compared to traditional road freight?

For those who traditionally use only road freight to move goods across long distances such as between South of Europe and The Nordics and Baltics, short sea shipping can be an innovative and sustainable transport option that can help reduce a shippers overall environmental impact.

With one feeder vessel carrying the equivalent of 500 truckloads of goods, short sea shipping provides great savings in both in terms of cost and CO2 emissions. Furthermore, it can reduce pressure on heavily congested roads helping mitigate issues associated with the truck driver shortage and increasing fuel rates.

With one organization managing all European transport solutions customers have access to one single point of contact designated to managing your flows regardless of transport mode. This opens up a range of alternatives on the same trade lane allowing for tailor-made solutions that best fit your needs.

Our team members are here to help you navigate the maze of different options and provide professional insights, while helping you implement and manage the transport solutions once a decision is taken.

For more information, reach out to your local sales representative to discuss solutions.

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The airplane engine is placed on a cargo plane at Charles De Gaulle Airport (CDG) in Paris, France.
August 10, 2022
Americas

The JAS Chile and JAS France teams recently completed the secure transport of an aircraft engine from France to Santiago, Chile.

Moving the engine was a complex operation due to its size and weight. However, the JAS Chile was able to meet every challenge it faced to guarantee the engine’s safe passage. The aircraft engine weighs 5,955 kilograms and measures 430x257x265/185x155x55 cm.

The engine was picked up and placed on a truck on July 26th. From there, it was transported to Charles De Gaulle Airport (CDG) in Paris, France for customs clearance and documentation. There, the engine sat in the carriers’ warehouse from July 26- July 30 where it awaited further transport. On July 30, the engine was placed on a cargo flight from Charles De Gaulle Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport (AMS). From there, the engine completed its final leg of the journey traveling to Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (SCL) in Santiago, Chile where it safely arrived mid-day.

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 hereto 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.

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JAS’s LCL direct consolidated container services help customers keep their supply chains moving even when they are tight on time or do not have enough cargo to fill a full-container-load.
August 8, 2022
EMEA

Needing to keep your supply chain moving but tight on time or don’t have enough cargo to fill a full-container-load?

LCL (less-than-container-load) service is the answer.

“Our LCL services are designed first and foremost with customers in mind. They can support the most immediate needs of our customers who are working on tight timelines or do not need the capacity or cost of a full container load.” said Stefano Castellazzi, Vice President - Sales & Marketing, Italy.

Other advantages of JAS’s LCL Direct Consolidated Container Services Include:

  • Priority boarding
  • Weekly departures
  • Dedicated Customer Service
  • Service under Blue World Line, JAS’s own NVOCC

Now through September, we are offering reduced rates on our services from Genoa, Italy (GOI) to Singapore (SIN), Hong Kong (HKG), Shanghai (SHA), and Busan (PUS).

Secure your space by contacting your local sales representative or emailing IT-Tradelane@jas.com.

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JAS offices across the world recently had an opportunity to come together to help a customer with an oversized and time sensitive shipment.
August 3, 2022
Industries

JAS offices across the world recently had an opportunity to come together to help a customer with an oversized and time-sensitive shipment. In this case, the customer, an automotive manufacturer, needed production line machinery moved from Germany to Texas, United States.

The shipment included 11 pieces which weighed 5.1 tons and measured over 30 CBM. Although some pieces were oversized, the team was able to create a tailor-made solution using JAS's Blue World Atlantic services.

The JAS MFE (Southwest) Team and our Trade Lane Manager, joined forces with colleagues in Germany to orchestrate this time-sensitive project.

JAS Bad Waldsee, the origin office, successfully picked up the cargo on July 26 in Dornstadt, Germany. This facility does not allow closed containers to be loaded as it does not have dock doors. Therefore, an open truck was used to transfer the cargo to the Frankfurt Airport (FRA). There the Gateway Team was prepared to receive the cargo, which departed on July 28 via the JAS Blue World Atlantic Air Charter Program. The shipment arrived the next day in Chicago, Illinois (ORD), where the United States Gateway Team coordinated with the JAS McAllen Branch (Texas, United States) to receive the shipment over the weekend. This close collaboration made it possible for the needed equipment to arrive at the end customer's facility in Texas on August 1, a day earlier than required.

Alfonso Ortiz, Business Development Manager, said of the shipment, "We are happy to have been able to find a solution for our customer and to have safely and successfully delivered the cargo ahead of schedule."

Our people really do make the difference!

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JAS now has access to additional green transportation solutions throughout Europe which are all managed by one team, helping customers to create an even smarter supply chain.
July 22, 2022
EMEA

JAS now has access to additional transportation solutions throughout Europe, including:

  • Short Sea Shipping Services
  • Intermodal Shipping Services
  • Sustainable Road Transportation Services

With one team managing all transportation solutions in Europe, customers have access to a single point of contact that can manage your flow of goods regardless of transportation method. This opens up a range of alternatives on the same trade lane and allows for tailor-made solutions that best fit your needs.

For instance, for those with sustainability as a top priority, your single point of contact might suggest a shortsea or intermodal solution as a default method of transportation while still having the option of road transport if needed.

Perhaps, you have heavy cargo to be transported over long distances. In this case, a shortsea solution might be the most cost-effective and sustainable alternative. However, road transportation is likely the most flexible alternative if time is critical and planning is complex.

Whatever your needs, our team members are equipped to help customers create an even smarter supply chain.

For more information about how you can reduce your environmental impact by making more sustainable transportation choices, reach out to your local sales representative today.

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Nevino Rocco joins the JAS Worldwide Automotive Team as the Global VP of Sales.
July 22, 2022
Industries

The JAS Worldwide Automotive Vertical is pleased to announce Nevino Rocco as VP Global Sales for the Automotive Vertical. In this new role, he will support developing Automotive Vertical Global strategy and execution. Nevino will also collaborate on the frontline developing teams and customers.

Nevino brings over 25 years of work experience covering Freight-Forwarding as well as Management Consulting and Investment Banking.

In his previous sales leadership role for a large freight forwarding competitor – a post held for over 12 years – Nevino established a successful performance track record at a USA and then The Americas Regional level. Most of his experience involves commercial strategy and organizational development with an emphasis on strategic customers, key account management and solutions selling.

Nevino supported many Automotive customers both as individual lead and executive sponsor providing hands on support to the sales organization.

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

Nevino is based in Los Angeles, California, and reports into Jim Ryan, SVP Global Automotive.

Please join us in welcoming Nevino to the JAS family!

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The machinery arrives in Brazil for further transportation.
July 21, 2022
Americas

Recently, JAS Brazil coordinated the Ex Works (EXW) import of machinery which was used to expand a plastics line.

The movement of this type of load is a complex activity, due to the many moving parts.

As a provider of global logistics solutions, the team in Brazil, in coordination with JAS USA, was able to guide the customer through the challenges of this type of shipment. Transporting this load involved advising the exporter, maintaining “on-time” communication between team members in the USA and Brazil, and monitoring the entire operation from start to finish.

A Tailor-Made Solution

In order to successfully deliver the load from New York, USA to Paranagua, Brazil the team chose to ship the machinery in a flat rack container. This allowed for the safe transport as flat racks are designed to move loads which are large and heavy all while providing flexible shipping options.

With a total transit time of 41 days, the load safely and successfully arrived at its destination within the established deadline.

A global team of logistics professionals

When it comes to complex transports, our team members are in their element and ready to provide best-in-class service no matter what is being shipped. To best serve customers all across the globe scale, JAS has branches in more than worldwide working hand in hand. It was this close collaboration between the team members that ensured a safe, successful, and timely delivery to the customers total satisfaction.

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Dominyka Geringsonaite joins JAS Aerospace and JAS Automotive as their Strategic Business Analyst.
July 14, 2022
Industries

The JAS Aerospace and Automotive Sectors are pleased to announce the arrival of Dominyka Geringsonaite as the Strategic Business Analyst for both sectors.

Dominyka is excited to join the JAS team because the Freight Forwarding industry perfectly aligned with her Degrees in International Economics, Business, Finance, and International Business. She also felt fascinated about the limitless growth opportunities in multicultural environment the company has.

Dominyka moved with her family to the United States from Lithuania when she was a teenager. She has always been interested in companies with an international spirit and global learning opportunities. After years of experience in Business Intelligence, the Strategic Business Analyst role for Aerospace and Automotive verticals at JAS felt like a perfect match.

Dominyka enjoys traveling, social settings, outdoor activities, and basketball – (Lithuania’s and not Ireland’s Basketball team).

The Aerospace and Automotive verticals are two of the strongest verticals within the JAS organization, with long-term global participation and successful loyal global customer partnerships. Based in the JAS Worldwide Headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, Dominyka will report to John Brennan and Jim Ryan.

Please join us in welcoming Dominyka to the JAS family!

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Roy Pang joins JAS Singapore as Business Development Manager for the Pharma & Healthcare Vertical
July 11, 2022
EMEA

As JAS continues to expand its Pharma & Healthcare vertical, JAS Singapore is pleased to welcome Roy Pang as Business Development Manager (Pharma & Healthcare). Roy is responsible for building the knowledge and capabilities of the team and working closely with customers to deliver market leading solutions in the Pharma & Healthcare vertical.

Roy Pang joins JAS Singapore after 24 years of working experience with a combination of Government and Corporate roles. With focus on B2B clients, Roy acts as a trusted advisor to provide clients with solutions across the majority of Asian and international markets. He also has experience in industries covering offset printing and corrugated packaging. He also has almost 15 years of experience in controlled temperature packaging with roles including management, operations, and commercial.

Accompanying Roy’s technical skills are his administrative, initiative, interpersonal skills, which will be leveraged for maximizing sales and promoting good customer experience at all levels.  

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As a part of the larger move towards more sustainable wine production, JAS offers short sea shipping services as an innovative transportation alternative to road freight.
July 8, 2022
EMEA

Wine has been produced in the Iberian Peninsula for many centuries.

Throughout Portugal, there are fourteen Delimited Wine Regions. Due to unique geography of the area, a variety of quality wines such as sparkling wines, white wines, red wines, rosé wines, and different kinds of vinegar can be found.

In 2015, Portugal’s Alentejo Region launched its award winning “Alentejo Wine Sustainability Program” (PSVA) in the region’s vineyards, in part, to promote more sustainable wine production environment.

As part of this move towards more sustainable wine production, JAS offers short sea shipping services as an innovative transportation alternative to road freight.

The service operates from Porto in Portugal to the Nordic region. Cargo for the Nordic market is consolidated from all over Spain and Portugal, where it is then shipped to Gothenburg for further distribution in the Nordics.

“This sustainable service option is a way for shippers to reduce direct emissions but also mitigate congested roads and shortage of drivers. It is our ambition to make it simple for our clients to switch to sustainable alternatives without having to recreate their entire supply chain, says Ari Malvela, Head of Road Freight.

Less than container load (LCL) allows you to ship smaller quantities more frequently. With weekly departures and fast transit times it is easier than ever to build supply chains that are both efficient and sustainable.

“Can we afford not to become more sustainable? This logistics solution is part of our initiative “Green Solutions” and reduces your environmental footprint up to 80% when compared to using road freight. One feeder vessel carries the equivalent of 500 truckloads, reducing the pressure on congested roads as well as the environment,” says Stefan Larsen, Ocean Freight Manager.

For more information about the Portugal Nordics Short Sea LCL Service, contact your local representative.

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The most rural areas in the world rely on road freight to transport goods from your warehouse to their doorstep. 
July 7, 2022
EMEA

More than 3 billion people worldwide live in rural areas. Road freight is the only mode of transport that can reach the most remote places across the globe. You never have to compromise flexibility and sustainability when shipping large volumes of goods over long or short distance.  

Our road transport solutions serve Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. We leverage our extensive knowledge of the market and our independent positioning to create the perfect road freight solution.  

What is road freight?

Road freight involves transporting goods from one location to another. Moving products via road freight is one of the oldest and most common delivery modes. Sometimes road freight is used in conjunction with air or sea freight methods to provide greater flexibility with delivery times.  

There are two types of road freight:

  • Less Than Truckload (LTL) is common for smaller size cargo that can’t fill a truck on its own. LTL shipments can combine to fill a truckload and save you money.  
  • Full Truck Load (FTL) is used for shipments sizes large enough to fill an entire truck. FTL also can be used to move goods on a time-sensitive schedule even if the truck isn’t full.  

What are the advantages of transporting by road freight?

Range and flexibility are two of the biggest advantages of transporting by road freight. When flexibility is your top priority, road freight is the only transport mode capable of reaching into the most rural areas. Regardless of whether you have LTL or FTL needs, road freight is the most flexible way to handle schedules and volumes.  

Besides adaptability, the other benefits of choosing road freight shipping include:

  • Door-to-door service. It doesn’t matter where the delivery needs to go. Road freight is the most efficient way to move cargo door-to-door in any area, including the most rural locations.  
  • Maximum traceability. GPS and other fleet management software allows for the easy location and tracking of cargo along the route. The real-time information provided allows you to anticipate problems and quickly find solutions.  
  • Speed. Other means of transportation might be faster, but road freight is more agile, which can be important when moving fragile cargo to the most remote areas.  
  • Sustainability. Sophisticated and energy-efficient trucking solutions help you fulfill sustainability goals. You can rely on a fleet of eco-friendly trucks with high-technology advancements that meet EU standards for decreased emissions. A telematics system improves key areas like reduced idle time, driving within economy, cruise control, and engine load time.  

Road freight = the perfect green solution

Road freight can be made both cost-efficient and eco-friendly. Loading goods directly into vehicles and transporting them straight to their destination reduces the risk of delays along the transport chain. Eliminating the need to stop at distribution terminals along the way speeds up delivery while keeping your shipment as green as possible.  

If you’re looking for fast, reliable, and eco-friendly transportation method, reach out to your local sales representative to discuss solutions today.

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JAS is thrilled to be participating in the Farnborough Air Show 2022.
July 6, 2022
Industries

JAS is thrilled to be participating in the Farnborough Air Show 2022. In attendance from JAS will be Senior Vice President, John Brennan, Europe Global Director, Alexandre Cirodde and Mexico Global Director, Francisco Robles. This event marks an opportunity for JAS to connect with current clients, engage in industry leading seminars and round tables, and to meet with prospective clients.

Aerospace is one of three key verticals within JAS that provide focused investment and growth strategies worldwide. JAS has added commercial, operational and analytics resources over the past few years around the world to enhance the Aerospace team.

“We are looking forward to a great week at Farnborough”, said John Brennan, Senior Vice President of Aerospace, “it will be quite valuable to get back in front of so many aerospace experts and innovative companies. We hope the event will provide an even broader platform for the JAS Aerospace team to learn, to teach, and to enhance our global strategy in this very important vertical space. We are also pleased to be part of the US delegation that will be traveling with the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and attending the reception Tuesday evening at Kensington Palace.”

The Farnborough International Air Show (FIA) takes place July 17-22 in Farnborough, UK.

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Julio Lopez, LATAM Trade Lane Manager, JAS APAC
June 20, 2022
People

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.

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

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.

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