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India is one of the well-known emerging markets in the global economic scenario. Since the economic liberalization policies commenced in the 1990s, India has prospered which has helped to boost the Indian economy to a great extent.
The main factors behind this booming market are the economic liberalization and the perfect competition market. There has been a significant growth of the Indian market which has resulted in a high Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The average annual growth rate ranges between 6 to 7 percent. The growth rate of GDP was around 6.7 percent during the financial year 2008-09.
To further boost the market, the government is taking some positive steps with the main aim to increase the growth rate to approximately 9 percent. Due to the favorable market, more and more industries are being set up, which leads to more customer bases. At the moment, India is the fourth largest economic system in the world in terms of the purchasing power parity.
In 2005, JAS India was operating as a fully owned subsidiary of JAS Worldwide Inc. with four offices and a total of 36 employees. Over the years, we have been growing progressively in both size and stature and now we boost a network of 14 offices with over 152 employees, spreading across all major cities. We are strategically located near our customers in key vertical markets such as automotive and industrial, offering both full-fledged services and satellite sales offices.
Our team is made-up of young, dynamic and dedicated professionals with a combined work experience in the logistics industry of over 125 years, having made a 100 percent commitment to customer satisfaction and ops excellence.
Our Air Freight team is a highly motivated and competent group of professionals who are extremely innovative and capable of providing out of the box solutions. A combination of multi-model transportation complimented by a strong ground network of bonded & non-bonded trucking capabilities is one of the solutions we are able to offer our customers. With proven success at being both cost competitive and able to satisfy critical lead time deliveries it is our aim to reach customer requirements and exceed expectations.
Our ocean capability has grown and evolved year after year by leveraging upon our global core carrier partner strategy. In addition, our Ocean Freight team are adept at customizing solutions to tackle all sorts of customer requirements and to better manage their in and outbound freight movements such as multi-country consolidate programs and LCL groupage boxes that are primarily targeting fashion, retail, and automotive businesses with access to track by PO order #, line item, part #, etc…
We have significantly ramped up our sales team and hired the best talent in the market. This is aligned with our global account management sales matrix structure with focus on targeting global MNC to increase our valet share in key vertical markets like Automotive, Technology, Industrial and Stone.
JAS India Success Stories:
ThyssenKrupp Elevator (India) has set up a green field project in Chakkan an Indl suburb near Puna to manufacture their new contemporary and flexible MRL solution named 'Synergy1000'. An Indian adaptation of it’s global product line, Synergy1000 is code compliant with the Indian market requirements and it brings the paired benefits of safety and reliability.
Some of its key benefits are as follows :
Available application range from 5pax to 15pax and speed of 1.00mps.
Availability of numerous car interior design finish (24 Choices), elegant ceiling options.
Field friendly design with reduced customer interface on civil work such as Pit Buffer Blocks and Landing Push Button boxes.
Enhanced safety features with Progressive Safety gear offered as standard feature.
Optimized shaft efficiency with best in class pit and overhead space.
Green approach – Environment friendly materials and energy efficient LED Lighting options.
JAS India was appointed to handle the capital goods imports from various ThyssenKrupp world-wide subsidiaries and approved vendors. The scope of work included Ocean freights imports, customs brokerage and door delivery to site. Following the flawless execution of the project by our Mumbai team along with good coordination with JAS Puns customer service support, JAS was awarded the following incremental business opportunities:
Raw material (RM) and components sea/air imports from China, Germany & Spain for the Puna plant
Finished goods (FG) imports from ThyssenKrupp subsidiaries to direct end-users
The scope of work included:
Ocean freight imports
Import Customs brokerage
UTC Aerospace India Bangalore (formerly Goodrich Aerospace) is a fully owned 100 percent subsidiary of United Technology Corp (UTC)., U.S conglomerate. They specialize in manufacturing aircraft sub-assemblies like fuselage, landing gears, evacuation systems, aircraft interiors and other avionics. They are 100 percent EOU (export oriented unit), which means that all items manufactured are exported directly to OEM’s like Boeing, Airbus and other tier one & two aerospace companies. The raw material & components are 90 percent imported from inter-company UTC subsidiaries mainly in the US, Germany, Spain, Czech and UK and other approved UTC suppliers based in Asia like Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Japan & Korea.
JAS India signed a local agreement to handle their imports from three major locations into Bangalore airport. The business awarded based on rigorous vendor scrutiny process to evaluate our local operation capability and ensure that they have appointed the suitable vendor is handling their business, one portion of the process is conducting a site visit at JAS Bangalore office. During the visit, they have met up with the team who will be managing their business along with an introduction of JAS infrastructure and capability such as the office infrastructure, Operating Systems, core carrier relationships and etc.
After the evaluation, UTC Aerospace India is convinced of our capability and decided to award this business to us.
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.”
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.
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.
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.