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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.
In today’s environment, shippers are faced with numerous challenges, from the immediate need to replenish drastically reduced inventory levels to budgeting logistics costs in a highly unpredictable environment. Blank sailings, carrier solvency, and steadily building port congestion is resulting in increased supply chain risk and lead time fluctuations. Global air cargo capacity has been reduced by over 25% making access to space more constrained due to overall demand and increased dwell time due to testing and customs inspections of PPE goods.
JAS is working closely with our customers to offer solutions that balance planning with responsiveness and agility, while working to provide service options that mitigate the increased costs and risks that exist with current market conditions.
Our Flight Operations solutions address the immediate and urgent needs of our customers. We have scheduled weekly flights from the following areas:
China to the USA with connections to Latin America
Europe to the USA with connections to Latin America
USA to Europe
China to Europe
Additional flights will be added as needed.
JAS SEA-AIR services provide an alternative solution to customers requiring shorter lead times than traditional ocean freight while providing a lower cost option to air freight. We currently offer hubs in Singapore and Korea that connect Asia with the rest of the world.
For traditional ocean FCL and LCL services, our ocean team aligns our carrier allocations and schedules with our customers’ forecasts. Services such as container and order management offer additional value to our standard ocean freight services.
While our current priority is to work with your immediate needs, we do not want to lose sight of the need for long-term planning strategies so please contact us at email@example.com or reach out to your local JAS representative for more information.
For nearly 10 years JAS Italy has cooperated with primary Italian Government Institutions, chief among them, the Civil Protection Department for which JAS has been engaged for the last 6 years. Prior to the current situation, JAS Italy supported the Department during the last earthquake emergency in central Italy in 2017.
JAS continues to support Italian institutions during the current COVID-19 emergency, having once again been identified as one of their reliable suppliers of transportation and logistics on behalf of the Civil Protection Department. As a result, JAS has taken charge of their import/export distribution process, focusing its efforts on domestic destinations and regions.
Urgently needed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) commodities are being moved on behalf of the Civil Protections Department to address the health crisis in Italy. Starting in February and continuing through today, JAS has thus far moved more than 50 million masks along with protective suits, visors, gloves, respirators, pulmonary ventilators, test tubes, and swabs. When the Covid-19 emergency surfaced, JAS initially arranged shipments from China, Brazil, and South Africa mainly via general cargo urgent flights. However as demand dramatically increased, JAS recognized that available volumes were not meeting the needs of its customers. As a result, JAS ramped up the use of charter flights to better meet customer requirements.
JAS works closely with all of its customers to meet their specific needs. The Civil Protection Dept supplies detailed distribution plans to JAS on daily basis for all deliveries throughout Italy, including the islands. All shipments arrive at Malpensa and Fiumicino warehouse hubs which are then sorted and labelled before sending on to their final destinations. Starting in February JAS has arranged more than 1200 of these dedicated overnight deliveries. JAS Italy also supervises and coordinates daily military flights from Milano and Rome, destined to north and southbound destinations in addition to on-wheels shuttles.
JAS is publicly recognized in the transportation market as a company able to handle medical supplies shipments with high professionalism on Covid-19 contrast.
Lombardy Region, as example, contacted and awarded JAS a contract for their shipping needs for the brand new FIERA MILANO hospital preparation; from beds to respirators, and everything else that was needed.
In other Covid-19 efforts, on April 9th, JAS Italy operated a dedicated charter flight from PVG to MXP for a private customer who had an urgent need to move in excess of 5 million masks and 20.000 protective suits. Despite the complexities, within a few short hours of the 747F landing, all the commodities were delivered to the customer’s warehouse.
Among its many capabilities during this pandemic, JAS has received and stored foreign country donations to It.GOV, often hosting a brief ceremony of goodwill, usually presided over by the local Ambassador of the donating country.
Additionally, JAS receives and stores PPE orders directly from national contracted suppliers of IT.GOV.
JAS Worldwide’s Mario Tenebruso, VP of Air Freight - Americas, recently sat down with Air Cargo FOCUS Magazine to discuss his background and his current role at JAS Worldwide. Among the topics discussed by Tenebruso; working with JAS customers during the pandemic, meeting cargo customers’ needs, the effect of trade wars on forwarders, and JAS Worldwide's “single system” software approach.
Read the full interview (begin at page 18 of the published PDF)
Air Cargo FOCUS is the official publication of Cargo Network Services (CNS). Published quarterly, the magazine is dedicated to the air cargo industry and showcases editorial columns, feature articles, news and relevant economic data critical to the industry.