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JAS Helps Customers Navigate Screening Mandate

JAS Aids Customers with their air cargo despite new screening mandate

By
JAS Staff
July 19, 2021
JAS ORD, Dog screening demonstration in 2019
JAS ORD, Dog screening demonstration in 2019

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) mandated that, by June 30th, 100% of international all-cargo aircraft flights receive the same level of security screening as cargo shipments on passenger fights.

JAS USA has been working closely with the TSA for several years to implement an in-house process for screening air cargo. As a result, JAS was one of the first freight forwarders approved to conduct trials in its major gateways using canine as a primary screening method. These canine teams can screen palletized cargo without the cargo being taken apart to screen, therefore cutting the screening process from hours to minutes.

Consequently, shipments move much faster through the supply chain with JAS taking control of the screening process and not having to rely on airlines and ground handlers who face some of the following challenges:

  • Screenings taking more time than initially expected.    
  • Shipments being left behind by carriers due to incomplete screenings.    
  • Some carriers only accepting pre-screened cargo.    
  • Full terminals and airport facilities resulting in rejected cargo.    
  • Lack of warehouse space for storing cargo as it goes through the screening process.

Over the past year, JAS USA has been working diligently to prepare for this new screening mandate and is excited to see those benefits passed on to its customers. JAS customers who need help navigating these new challenges should contact their local JAS office to learn more about how JAS keeps cargo moving.

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This notice serves as a reminder of the yearly Golden Week holiday in China.

October 1-7, 2021 is the annual Golden Week or Mid-Autumn Festival holiday in China, China's national holiday week, to celebrate the birth of the People's Republic of China. During this week parades, ceremonies, and other events take place throughout China.

During this time, factories typically close, and production is halted or limited. In addition, airlines, shipping companies, railway, and commercial operators also typically suspend their activities or run-on skeleton crews during these days.

Given the current market situation (COVID-19, severe port congestion, equipment shortages, etc.), Golden Week 2021 will likely have a more significant impact on your supply chain than in years past. Backlog is expected to continue to accumulate while activities at ports and airport are halted or reduced. Therefore, it is important you are prepared and take this into account when planning your imports

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your JAS representative.

JAS Colombia is glad to announce that John Saavedra has joined the Cali Branch, as Business Development Manager. With the office strategically located in Colombia due to its proximity to Buenaventura, Columbia's main port city, JAS was in need of an experienced person.

John brings with him a wealth of knowledge about the local market, great expertise in maritime transport, and almost 20 years of experience in logistics acquired when working for several large freight forwarders.

With these years of experience in Freight Forwarding and his knowledge of cities’ market, John brings great value to JAS Colombia and the Cali Branch.

JAS is excited to welcome John and looks forward to working alongside him.

Typhoon Chanthu - JAS Advisory

Due to Typhoon Chanthu, as of September 13th and until further notice, some activities at port and airport terminals in the typhoon's path have been canceled.

All flights at Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG), and Shanghai Hongqiao Airport (SHA), and Ningbo Lishe International Airport (NGB) have been canceled until further notice.

Container import and export services at Ningbo and Shanghai port terminals have also been canceled until further notice.

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