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JAS Brazil Celebrates 32 Years

By
JAS Brazil Staff
June 7, 2022
Since its foundation in 1990, JAS Brazil has steadily grown to include 12 offices and over 275 employees who proudly provide customers with a wide breadth of supply chain and logistics services.
Since its foundation in 1990, JAS Brazil has steadily grown to include 12 offices and over 275 employees who proudly provide customers with a wide breadth of supply chain and logistics services.

JAS Brazil is excited to celebrate 32 years of serving clients. Since its foundation in 1990, JAS Brazil has grown and expanded its portfolio of supply chain and logistics services. Currently, JAS Brazil has 12 offices throughout the area, alongside two air gateways offices and an ocean gateway office. With offices on all major trade lanes, team members can provide in-depth local knowledge while maintaining access to JAS’ extensive global network.  

Through its extensive global network, JAS Brazil can provide clients with a full range of logistics services, including national and international transport, customs clearance, and integration logistics as well as warehouse, terminal, and distribution services. These services provide customers with LTL and FTL access to surrounding countries as well as weekly charter flights from Asia, Europe and the US. Specialized warehouse services include not only storage and stowage and spawning of containers but also palletizing, unloading, and repackaging cargo.  

In addition, JAS Brazil utilizes local staff to manage on-site customs clearance services at Brazil’s main ports and airports. This ensures customs compliance and security that many local and multinational customers require. Team members can also provide personalized advice on customs legislation and assistance with tax rate classification and cost estimation.  

JAS Brazil is AEO (Authorized Economic Operator) certified so that customers can be confident of the highest levels of security throughout the entire logistics process. Meeting these high standards reflects JAS’ commitment to best-in-class service and gives customers the confidence they need when shipping even the most complex items.  

Thanks to a team of over 275 employees, JAS Brazil has become a strategic piece of the JAS network, and its continued commitment to customers has resulted in strong growth over the years.  

Reflecting on the growth, JAS Brazil’s Managing Director, Elder Apolinario, commented, “At JAS, we know that our people make the whole difference, and the growth of JAS Brazil has seen over the past 30-plus years is evidence of this. We combine our customs care with a qualified range of services, which year after year, are extending its scope to offer our customers a value-added service (VAS) on services rendered. Therefore, as we look forward to and plan for the years to come, we will continue to invest in workshops, staff training and additional scope of integrated services, as we focus on investing in our people in order to drive better outcomes for our customers. By doing this, we will continue to build history in the Brazilian market.”


A JAS Brasil tem o prazer de comemorar 32 anos atendendo clientes. Desde sua fundação em 1990, a JAS Brasil cresceu e ampliou seu portfólio de serviços de cadeia de suprimentos e logística. Atualmente, a JAS Brasil possui 12 escritórios em toda o país, além de dois polos de gateways aéreos e um polo de gateways marítimo. Com escritórios em todas as principais rotas comerciais, os membros da equipe podem fornecer conhecimento local aprofundado, mantendo o acesso à extensa rede global da JAS.

Por meio de sua extensa rede global, a JAS Brasil pode fornecer aos clientes uma gama completa de serviços logísticos, incluindo transporte nacional e internacional, desembaraço aduaneiro, logística de integração, além de serviços de armazenagem, terminal e distribuição. Esses serviços fornecem aos clientes acesso LTL e FTL a países vizinhos, bem como voos fretados semanais da Ásia, Europa e EUA. Os serviços especializados de armazenagem incluem não apenas cargas em estiva e desova de contêineres, mas também paletização, descarga e reembalagem de carga.

Além disso, a JAS Brasil conta com a funcionários locais para gerenciar os serviços de desembaraço aduaneiro nos principais portos e aeroportos do Brasil. Isso garante a conformidade aduaneira e a segurança que muitos clientes locais e multinacionais exigem. Os membros da equipe também podem fornecer consultoria personalizada sobre legislação alfandegária e assistência na classificação de taxas fiscais e estimativa de custos.

A JAS Brasil é certificada OEA (Operador Econômico Autorizado) para que os clientes possam ter a confiança dos mais altos níveis de segurança em todo o processo logístico. Atender a esses altos padrões reflete o compromisso da JAS com o melhor serviço da categoria e dá aos clientes a confiança de que precisam para as soluções logísticas mais complexos.

Graças a uma equipe de + 275, os funcionários da JAS Brasil tornaram-se uma peça estratégica da rede JAS, e seu compromisso contínuo com os clientes resultou em um forte crescimento estratégico ao longo dos anos.

Refletindo sobre o crescimento, o Diretor Geral da JAS Brasil, Elder Apolinário, comentou: “Na JAS, sabemos que nossa equipe faz toda a diferença, e o crescimento da JAS Brasil nos últimos 30 anos é prova disso, combinando A Alfândega com uma oferta qualificada de serviços, que ano após ano, vão alargando o seu âmbito para oferecer ao nosso Cliente, um serviço de valor acrescentado (VAS) nos serviços que prestamos.... Nos próximos anos, continuaremos a investir em workshops, treinamento de pessoal e escopo adicional de serviços integrados, pois nos concentramos em investir em nosso colaboradores para gerar melhores resultados para nossos clientes. Com isso, continuaremos a construir história no mercado brasileiro.”

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JAS UK proudly announces its Wholesale Distribution Authorisation (WDA(H)) license from the MHRA, reinforcing its commitment to innovative solutions for global healthcare delivery.

JAS UK proudly announces that it has been granted its Wholesale Distribution Authorisation (WDA(H)) license from the UK's Medicine and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) for its Pharma and Healthcare Division.  

In addition to the GDP certified network JAS has developed, this achievement marks a significant milestone for JAS as it reinforces its commitment to providing innovative solutions for the international delivery of pharmaceutical products. With more operations spanning over 100 countries and a team of more than 7,000 professionals, JAS is known for its comprehensive logistics solutions and dedication to customer satisfaction.

Adrian Frodsham, Regional Director for JAS, said: "We are pleased to have been granted our WDA(H) license after a stringent audit process. JAS UK's Pharma and Healthcare division prides itself of offering innovative solutions for the international delivery of pharmaceutical products, further enhancing the growth of our pre-established healthcare division."

While boasting an established healthcare division across its global network, the acquisition of the WDA(H) license empowers the UK division to seamlessly connect with its more than 40 GDP (Good Distribution Practice) certified overseas stations, enhancing its capabilities for handling pharmaceutical shipments.

Committed to adhering to the highest standards of quality and compliance, JAS UK has developed a purpose-built healthcare and pharmaceutical Electronic Quality Management System (QMS). This system, coupled with the WDA(H) license, further solidifies JAS's position as a trusted operator within the logistics industry.
In line with its expansion efforts, JAS UK's Pharma and Healthcare Division recently inaugurated a state-of-the-art temperature-controlled storage facility in London. Spread across 5000 square feet, this facility features two CRT rooms designed to accommodate products requiring temperatures of 15°C to 25°C. Strategically located near London Heathrow Airport, the facility ensures the integrity of pharmaceutical products throughout the supply chain, providing customers with a safe, secure, and efficient door-to-door service.

JAS UK remains committed to delivering exceptional services to its Pharma and healthcare customers, leveraging its expertise, infrastructure, and technological capabilities to meet evolving industry demands.

Blue Whale with Cargo Ship in the Background

Protecting Blue Whales and Blue Skies is a voluntary Vessel Speed Reduction (VSR) Program along the coast of California which incentivizes companies to incorporate sustainable shipping practices across their global supply chain. By creating seasonal and predictable slow speed zones, this program helps companies protect endangered whales, reduce fuel use and regional greenhouse gas emissions, and improve air quality and human health outcomes.

The program runs each year from mid-May to December to coincide with peak ozone and whale feeding and migration. The program covers two geographic regions, one along the Southern California coast and one outside the San Francisco Bay Area.

Since 2014, the program has achieved an estimated 44% decrease in the risk of whale strikes. 

As an ambassador, JAS engages with its shipping partners operating in the area, recognizes the shared vision and commitment with those already involved in vessel speed reduction, and further encourages other ocean carriers to participate in the program. 

“What makes the BWBS initiative stand out is that it not only addresses carbon emissions, but also safeguards biodiversity. By voluntarily reducing vessel speed (VSR) along the California coast, ocean carriers commit to protecting blue whales and raising industry awareness. JAS supports this initiative and will further engage its logistics partners on the key role whales play in the environment and our responsibility to improve the ocean ecosystem.” -Andrea Goeman, SVP QHSE & Sustainability, JAS Worldwide
“Being an ambassador for the BWBS Program is a great initiative towards more sustainable ocean freight solutions. It is a way to further engage with our carriers, with whom we share values towards a sustainable transformation, and an example of how collaboration can be beneficial for the logistics ecosystem, our customers, and the environment.” -Lars Huebecker, EVP Global Head of Ocean Freight
Ships docked at the port during breathtaking sunset.

Completing nine weeks of the Red Sea crisis, a tentative new normal emerges. While the timeline for re-routing through the region remains unclear, ocean carriers have largely adapted their schedules and ports of call, suggesting fewer operational disruptions on both primary and backhaul routes going forward. However, experts urge caution, emphasizing the inherent volatility of the situation and the potential for future flare-ups. 

Industry Insights, Facts & Market Developments 

Below are some additional key facts and market developments surrounding the situation.  

  • Leading analysts predict a prolonged Red Sea closure, which could last through 2024. Shippers should remain vigilant for further supply/demand disruptions. The only remaining carriers who traverse the Red Sea are smaller Asian carriers. 
  • The Houthi claim to be attacking only US, UK, and Israeli ships, but experts state this is rather subjective, and all ships are at risk in the Red Sea. 
  • US CENTCOM successfully intercepted missiles launched by Houthis in the past week, as well as launching several counterattacks.  
  • All major carriers continue to go around the Cape with extended Transit time and higher costs to follow. The supply chain has started to adjust to the new reality.  
  • More information has come out on EU Operation Aspides, which is set to last for one year, be purely defensive in nature with no attacks on Yemeni soil, and based on Greece.  
  • Hapag Lloyd is reducing their Operational Recovery Surcharge from US East and Gulf Coast to Asia effective February 16th, today, which was initially implemented February 5th only. While back haul related, a sign of relief. 
  • Drewry’s WCI, released yesterday, indicated that from Asia to Europe and the Mediterranean, it continued to decline, but the pace of decline slowed compared to the past week.  
  • Backhaul rates from Europe and the Mediterranean to Asia seem to be catching up, reacting to the crisis. Xeneta reported a 68% rise in North Europe to Asia and a 45% increase in Mediterranean rates since December 31st, 2023.  

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JAS Worldwide will continue to monitor the situation and keep you duly updated. Our public website update will occur once per week, every Friday.  

For any more detailed and / or shipment specific information, or alternative solutions, please contact your local JAS office.  

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