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JAS is Ready to Serve Southern Brazil

Embracing Key Trends in Freight-Forwarding Industry Boosts Customer Satisfaction

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JAS BRAZIL (ITAJAI) STAFF
November 18, 2021
Henrique Sampaio – Branch Manager / Indianara Ramos- Business Analyst / Gislaine Catro – Operations Specialist / Mariana Probst – Inside Sales / Kathlyn Setragni – Export Specialist.
Henrique Sampaio – Branch Manager / Indianara Ramos- Business Analyst / Gislaine Catro – Operations Specialist / Mariana Probst – Inside Sales / Kathlyn Setragni – Export Specialist.

Customer satisfaction is a top priority for the team at JAS Brazil's Itajai Branch. Following key trends in the freight-forwarding industry directly correlates with customer satisfaction. The Itajai team at JAS Brazil commits to serving the entire southern region of Brazil, shaping its services around concepts like:

  • Customized logistics solutions that align with specific industries.
  • Delivery efficiency with end-to-end logistics tracking.  
  • Transparency throughout the process with real-time updates.  

The State of Santa Catarina has one of the best socioeconomic indicators in Brazil. It enjoys a solid logistical structure, coupled with an excellent strategical position. It connects to main ports and airports in Brazil and across the world, making it a convenient option for customers throughout the southern region.  

As part of its commitment to customers in Santa Catarina and the entire southern region, The Itajai team at JAS Brazil boasts some of the most capable logistics team members and modern systems designed to serve international logistics needs. JAS' worldwide TMS tracks every step of the process, delivering in time and online visibility to customers.  

Our team possesses in-depth knowledge in the automotive, furniture, metal-mechanical, pharmaceutical and health, technology, wines and spirits, and wood industries. JAS' continued investment in infrastructure serves as a testament to our dedication to customer satisfaction. Contact JAS Brazil (Itajai) to learn how we can help with your logistics needs in the southern region of Brazil and beyond.

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Short sea shipping provides great environmental, social, and economic advantages and plays a key role in sustainable shipping.

Over time, the volume of goods being transported on European roads has steadily increased, leading to congested roads, delays, and unnecessary costs. As shippers look to avoid these issues, many are considering short sea shipping as a viable solution.

What is short sea shipping?

Short sea shipping is essentially container movement within Europe, but with a short time on the sea. Short sea shipping is an excellent alternative to road freight. However, it is not a matter of dismantling road transport. It is about environmentally smart alternatives that improve existing supply chains.

What are the advantages of short sea shipping?

  • Increased Reliability: One significant benefit of short sea shipping is that shippers receive goods in a reliable, consistent, and timely manner. Unlike road transport, which is prone to delays and irregular logistics flow due to congestion, short sea shipping allows for scheduled departures and arrivals.
  • A Sustainable Choice: Short sea shipping provides great environmental, social, and economic advantages and plays a vital role in sustainable shipping. Moving a significant volume of goods from road freight to short sea will positively impact road congestion, road safety, and noise levels. One feeder vessel carries the equivalent of 500 truckloads. Compared to using trucks only, this solution provides increased both in terms of cost and CO2 emissions.
  • Buy What You Need: The size of a container often determines the quantity purchased, but it is important to buy and transport only what is needed. A short sea solution enables shippers to avoid producing excess merchandise with no demand and risks being destroyed. Short sea shipping affords the opportunity to book smaller quantities resulting in fewer containers being utilized.
  • Cost-Efficient Alternative: Sea freight rates are considerably lower than road freight rates, especially when transporting larger freight volumes and heavier cargo. Transitioning from road freight to short sea allows shippers to circumvent the high freight rates associated with road transport. In the long term, moving large volumes to short sea and away from the roads of Europe would help restore the capacity imbalance in road freight and eventually remove lack-of-capacity surcharges.

For more information about short sea shipping solutions, contact your local sales representative.

Jordy Romeijn, Pharma & Healthcare Customer Experience Director

JAS Worldwide EMEA is pleased to announce the appointment of Jordy Romeijn to the position of  EMEA Pharma & Healthcare Customer Experience Director as of 09 May 2022. Working in this pivotal role from his home base in the Netherlands, together with the region’s Pharma & Healthcare teams Jordy will champion customer experience and operational excellence for the region.  

Jordy has more than 20 years’ experience in the logistics industry, starting when he was just 15 years old, and has hands-on experience in nearly every aspect of freight forwarding, “from warehouse to sales and everything in between.” He joined JAS in  Rotterdam in 2007, and was quickly promoted to Branch Manager. After guiding them through significant growth, in 2017 Jordy relocated to the USA to manage the JAS Chicago branch, which at the time was “fairly small” in the JAS organization. Fast forward five years, under Jordy’s leadership the JAS Chicago branch is now the largest in the US, handling multiple own freighters per week and preparing for the grand opening of a new state-of -the-art 80,000 square foot pharma and healthcare logistics facility in summer 2022.

Of his appointment, Jordy says: “During my years working with JAS I have witnessed the company continuously grow and develop itself – JAS today is vastly different then JAS 16 years ago. My long tenure and experience on both sides of the Atlantic will allow me to contribute toward growing the Pharma & Healthcare vertical, and I am truly looking forward to this exciting new opportunity.”

JAS is delighted to welcome Jordy to this new position and is confident he will play a key role in upholding and continuously improving the service quality provided to our valued clients as we continue to invest in the pharma and healthcare logistics industry.

From left to right: Bjoern Morzineck (Branch Manager), Ellen Rackow (Import Specialist), Isa Melchert (Operations Manager), Danilo Loewe (Business Development Manager).

In line with its current growth strategy, JAS Germany is pleased to announce the opening of its newest branch in Dresden (DRS).

JAS’ established presence throughout Germany, and now in Dresden emphasizes, its commitment to growth while still providing best-in-class service as the global and local freight forwarder of choice.

The newest branch, which began operations on May 2, will provide clients with a full range of air and ocean services as the team works to respond to the needs of the marketplace.

In addition, to the Dresden location, JAS Germany has thirteen additional fully operating strategically located throughout Germany.

About JAS Germany

JAS Germany, headquartered in Neu-Isenburg, Germany, has been present in Germany for more than 40 years. In addition to the global air and sea freight services, handled by a global "one file" IT solution, JAS Germany offers comprehensive solutions such as 3PL service, own warehouse services, and customs clearance services

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