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In Times of Crisis, Customers Turn to the Agile and Responsive Expertise of JAS

A JAS Success Story in Moving PPE

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August 18, 2020

Reduced global air cargo capacity, blank sailings, carrier solvency, increasing port congestion, and last-mile delivery delays are adding to an ever-growing riskier global environment that threatens supply chains.

Uncertain times often require creative measures. As shippers look to replenish inventory levels as well as budget logistics costs in such an unpredictable environment, partnering with a freight forwarder such as JAS helps to reduce such risks and cost concerns.

JAS has always worked closely with shippers to offer solutions that balance planning with responsiveness and agility. The COVID-19 pandemic highlights this need as shippers continue to benefit from the expertise of JAS during this crisis.

For several years, JAS Italy has worked with several Italian Government institutions by serving their logistics requirements. The relationship has become even closer during the pandemic as JAS took charge of a certain Italian Government institution’s import/export distribution process to obtain and distribute Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) commodities.

JAS initially arranged shipments from China, Brazil, and South Africa mainly through general cargo urgent flights. However, as demand dramatically increased, JAS recognized that the available market capacity was not meeting the needs of its customers. As a result, JAS ramped up the use of charter flights to better meet customer requirements.  

Since February, JAS has moved millions of masks along with protective suits, visors, gloves, respirators, pulmonary ventilators, test tubes, and swabs.

By chartering flights, JAS was able to help other customers as well. For example, a German-based provider of medical and hygiene products turned to JAS to supply N95 masks to the governments of Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. JAS utilized multiple chartered flights from Shanghai to Frankfurt to distribute not only to the governments involved but also to pharmacies for wider distribution to non-governmental organizations and the public at large.

JAS was able to support customers in Peru, Colombia, and Mexico building southbound connections with the charter flights arriving to the USA from Asia.

The ability to rapidly charter flights between countries could not have been accomplished in such a quick and efficient manner without the expertise of the JAS World Air Freight Team (WAT) whose close relationship with a number of aircraft owners allowed JAS to find the right equipment, mostly 747-8 and 747-4 cargo planes, at the right time and in the right location for its customers.

Collaboration with JAS China was crucial as requirements for moving Personal Protection Equipment changed almost on a daily basis. Communication was a key success factor with JAS China establishing a daily communication channel to keep the whole JAS network up to date with the latest information.

JAS has now implemented full scheduled flight operations in the transatlantic corridor. Offering weekend flights from Chicago to Frankfurt and back.

JAS is also continuing special charter flights both with cargo aircraft or ghost flights from Shanghai to Chicago and from Hong Kong to Los Angeles.

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We are glad to announce that Ricardo Ortiz has joined the JAS family as Sales & Marketing Director JAS Chile.

Ricardo had more than 16 years of experience in the freight forwarding industry in Chile and the Latam region. He has a strong background on Sales Development, Product and P&L management. During the last 6 years held the role of Country Head of Ocean Freight and previously had several positions on the Sales area.

We are sure that Ricardo will be key to generate a boost on Chile growth.

Please join us in welcoming Ricardo to the JAS family!

Per il terzo anno di fila CONFETRA organizza il prestigioso evento Denominato AGORA’ 2020 e JAS, presente sin dalla prima edizione del 2018, NON potrà mancare con l’ importante partecipazione del nostro Keynote Speaker Mr. Biagio Bruni.

Sarà un momento di confronto importante e sarà l’occasione per fare il punto sulle grandi dinamiche del commercio globale che sta generando mutamenti profondi non solo nel mondo dell’Industria, ma anche nei settori della Logistica e nel Trasporto Internazionale, il tutto fortemente “modificato” anche in conseguenza alle sfide che il “Mondo Post Covid” potrà determinare per l’Italia e per le nostre Imprese.

Infatti a causa dell’emergenza sanitaria causata dal COVID-19, anche il settore dei Trasporti Aerei ha subito dei fortissimi mutamenti sin dai primi giorni di Marzo 2020, causando pesanti contraccolpi sulla continuità della Supply Chain.  

Nonostante questo difficile momento, siamo fieri di affermare che ancora una volta JAS ha avuto una “Market Vision” offrendo servizi JAS CHARTER FLIGHTS in grado di fornire continuità alla Supply Chain della Clientela e di Istituzioni Nazionali ed Internazionali.

JAS ha deciso deciso di continuare con l’investimento effettuato nei mesi precedenti, puntando sull’ organizzazione di vere e proprie «JAS FLIGHT OPERATIONS» su alcune delle Trade Lanes principali.

Il Servizio proposto da JAS  e’ gia’ operativo su uno dei piu’ importanti corridori per il traffico aereo che resta anche uno dei piu’ colpiti dalla cancellazione dei voli passeggeri:

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Gli altri corridoi continuano ad essere serviti tramite voli charter organizzati in base alle esigenze del momento.

Per maggiori dettagli in merito allo schedule dei voli contattate l’ ufficio JAS piu’ vicino

For the third year in a row, CONFETRA is organizing AGORA’ 2020.   JAS will be contributing to this important event with the Keynote Speaker Mr. Biagio Bruni.

This is the ideal forum for exchanging ideas and to discuss the current turmoil in the world of commerce which will cause deep changes for all industries and their supply chains, particularly for the international transportation of goods. Everything will be affected, the POST COVID-19 world will be full of challenges and opportunities for Italy and its Industries.

The health crisis caused by COVID-19, greatly affected the whole Air Transportation sector starting from the first few days of March 2020. Supply Chains around the world were completely disrupted.

Despite the very difficult moment, JAS was able to anticipate the market needs quickly establishing a series of JAS CHARTER FLIGHTS to cover any supply chain gap for its clients, as well as Italian and International institutions.

JAS recently decided to expand the investment creating what we now call “JAS FLIGHT OPERATIONS” on the most important Trade-Lanes.

The service is already operational in one of the most important air freight corridors which is also one of the most impacted by the cancellation of many passenger flights:

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Other flight corridors will be served with Charter Flights which will be organized depending on the market needs.

For more information and schedule details, please contact your closest JAS office.

JAS is proud to announce the appointment of Mr. Marcus Harwardt as Sales & Marketing Director JAS Brazil. Markus is joined us on July 6, 2020 and will be based in the Sao Paulo Corporate Office.

Marcus was born and raised in Brazil, with German parents, and graduated in International Transport with a Master Degree in Foreign trade. Has 25 years’ experience in the Logistics market, and has held different leadership positions as District Manager and Head of Sales, in companies such as Hamburg Sud, Kuehne+Nagel, Itapoa Port Terminals, and most recently at Panalpina.

His expertise and vision on strategic development, business planning and sales management will certainly be great value added for JAS Brazil in the future.

Please join us in welcoming Marcus to the JAS family!

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