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Biagio Bruni Speaks at AGORA 2021 Conference

Mr. Biagio Bruni attends AGORA 2021 and discusses how business has evolved since the pandemic and JAS' response

By
STEFANO CASTELLAZZI
September 9, 2021

The rapidly evolving pandemic, combined with the continued poor performance of carriers aggravated by growing demand for goods, has highlighted how fragile supply chains are due to globalization and delocalization. In fact, it has brought to the fore the phenomena of Reshoring/Nearshoring. This has accelerated the development of E-Commerce in Italy and has increased the importance of the "Made in Italy"  brand and the positioning of Italy within the global supply chain. (Source: Alsea Report in collaboration with Osservatorio Export Digitale del Politecnico di Milano).

JAS is always looking ahead to prepare for market changes and ways to serve our customers better. As a part of these efforts, JAS recently completed the acquisition of Tigers. With its long-standing expertise in both the Contract Logistics and E-Commerce sectors combined with its sophisticated IT systems, JAS will be able to provide logistical support and communicate digitally with our customers. In addition, these new systems will allow JAS to collaborate with customers to coordinate transit times and transport modes which will help customers' reduce CO2 emissions and the overall environmental impact.

With this objective, JAS has increased its usage of FCL rail service between China and Italy, transporting individual units or organizing block trains reserved entirely for JAS. Eco-sustainable, with low environmental impact, the service offers a competitive transit time when compared with current maritime services. Furthermore, as a part of the efforts to help customers reduce their CO2 emissions, JAS has increased the use of FCL rail services on the CHINA-ITALY section, transporting individual units or coordinating block trains entirely reserved for JAS. Eco-sustainable, with low environmental impact, the service currently offers a competitive transit time compared to current maritime services.

In further news, to better serve our customer's needs in this rapidly changing environment, on July 14, 2021, JAS Italy completed the acquisition of the company Bossi & C. Transiti S.p.A.. Specializing in the maritime field and headquartered in Genoa, branches will operate out of Verona and Vercelli while maintaining a commercial/operational office in Hong Kong.

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Biagio Bruni parteciperà al forum Confetra AGORA' 2021 e discuterà dell'impatto della pandemia sul nostro business e come JAS ha reagito in questo nuovo scenario

L’esplosione della pandemia e il perdurare delle scarse performance dei

vettori aggravate da continui rincari, ha evidenziato quanto può essere fragile la globalizzazione e la rincorsa alla delocalizzazione della Supply Chain.

Infatti questa situazione ha riportato alla ribalta i fenomeni del Reshoring/Near-Shoring, accelerando anche in Italia lo sviluppo

dell’E-Commerce, ma anche aumentando l’importanza del prodotto e del

Brand «Made in Italy», posizionando l’Italia «nelle catene globali del valore». (Fonte :  report di Alsea in collaborazione con Osservatorio Export Digitale del Politecnico di Milano).

Sempre con spirito lungimirante e cercando d’interpretare in anticipo le necessità dettate dai cambiamenti del mercato, JAS ha risposto con la recente acquisizione di TIGERS, mirando ad una espansione nei settori del Contract Logistics e dell’ E-Commerce, grazie ai quali sarà in grado di fornire supporto logistico, coadiuvato da sofisticati sistemi informatici per comunicare digitalmente con tutti i clienti che collaborano con JAS e armonizzando i tempi di transito con una ridotta immissione di CO2, selezionando modalità di trasporto a ridotto impatto ambientale.

Con tale obiettivo, JAS ha sviluppato ed incrementato sulla tratta CINA-ITALIA l’utilizzo dell’efficace servizio su ferro ed utilizzando le polizze Blue World Line, garantiamo servizi Groupage e servizi FCL con elevati standard di servizio. Ecosostenibile, con bassissimo impatto ambientale, il servizio offre ad oggi un Transit Time molto competitivo rispetto gli attuali servizi marittimi.

In data 14 luglio 2021, JAS Italia ha completato l’acquisizione della società Bossi & C. Transiti S.p.A. specializzata nel campo marittimo, con sede a Genova e filiali a Verona, Vercelli, oltre che un ufficio commerciale/operativo ad Hong Kong.

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Maria Paula Eslava, Managing Director, JAS Colombia

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.”

Ewa Osowska, Sales Manger, JAS Poland

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.  

Åsa Andersson, Ocean Export Specialist, JAS Sweden

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!

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