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JAS Constructs Pharma & Healthcare Facility in Chicago

By
JAS Pharma & Healthcare Staff
November 30, 2022
JAS has built a new GDP certified Pharma & Healthcare warehouse in Chicago.
JAS has built a new GDP certified Pharma & Healthcare warehouse in Chicago.

JAS Worldwide has built a new pharma and healthcare warehouse outside of Chicago to further expand its offerings to customers in the pharma and healthcare industry.

The new 83,650-square-foot facility includes a temperature-controlled receiving dock with three dedicated dock doors leading directly into temperature-controlled areas. Within this space, there is a roughly 8,000 square foot CRT (controlled room temperature) chamber maintained at +15 to +25°C, as well as a 4,300 square foot cold room designed to handle temperature requirements of +2 to +8°C. To meet the needs of customers requiring even more specialized storage, a -20°C super freezer is available within the cold room.

Arnon Lopes, Sr. Director of Customer Experience, Americas Pharma & Healthcare states, "With 24/7/365 operations led by experienced staff who are GDP trained, our customers have access to the expedited and robust cold chain handling necessary to meet even the most stringent requirements of the pharma and healthcare industry. Our Chicago facility is also the Americas hub for our own freighter network seamlessly connecting Europe and USA."

The strategically located site is only a short distance from O'Hare International Airport, one of the largest U.S. airfreight gateways for cargo, allowing the team to keep supply chains moving. In addition, its geographic position near one of the largest interstate highway systems in the United States is only a 1- or 2-day truck drive away from most of the country's residents.

The facility underscores JAS' dedication to this rapidly growing industry and the customers it serves. "This new GDP-certified facility's close proximity to customers, capacity, and ability to serve a wide range of different temperature needs for our pharma and healthcare client's sensitive products forms a strong foundation for continued strategic growth. We continue to strengthen our global network and connect our valued clients with the services and solutions they need,” comments Giancarlo Rosselli, Vice President, Pharma & Healthcare Sales, Americas Region.

With a growing network of 35 GDP-certified branches across the globe, JAS has made significant investments in people, digital technology, and infrastructure in support of its strategy to provide the best quality logistics services for customers of the pharma and healthcare industry.

About JAS Worldwide

JAS was founded in 1978 in Milan, Italy, and its global headquarters is located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Over the last four decades, JAS has grown from regional roots to a global force in logistics covering all modes of transportation, including contract logistics and other sophisticated and digital-driven supply chain solutions. Today, JAS covers 100+ countries with over 7,000 employees globally and continues to expand with its core culture, “People make the difference.”

JAS Brazil Honored with Viracopos Award for Logistics Excellence

By
Ana Ribeiro
November 25, 2022
Pictured left to right: Elaine Scaion, Customer Service; Juliana Trabaquim, Customer Service; Ana Ribeiro, Customer Service; Vanessa Ferraz, Key Account Manager CPQ; and Andreas Oetje, Global Development Director – LATAM.
Pictured left to right: Elaine Scaion, Customer Service; Juliana Trabaquim, Customer Service; Ana Ribeiro, Customer Service; Vanessa Ferraz, Key Account Manager CPQ; and Andreas Oetje, Global Development Director – LATAM.

JAS Brazil was honored with the Viracopos Award for Logistics Excellence this November. The award aims to highlight the performance of and promote the growth of companies operating in the foreign trade sector through the Cargo Terminal at Viracopos Airport (ABV).

Organized for the tenth year by ABV in partnership with the Center of Industries of the State of São Campinas (CIESP), the ceremony is recognized throughout the region as one of Brazil’s most important events for foreign trade.

The event was attended by Dário Saadi, mayor of Campinas, Brazil. He shared the importance of logistics and foreign trade in the Campinas area while also highlighting the value of air transport in São Paulo.

Competing for the award were: 151 Importing Companies, 30 Cargo Agents, 41 Customs Dispatch Commissioners, 47 Road Transport Companies, and 11 Airlines, who were all evaluated on their performance from August 2021 to July 2022.

“JAS is excited to receive this award, and we are honored that our team has been recognized for their hard work and dedication.” said Andreas Oetje – Global Development Director LATAM of the award. “The recognition by both one of our key automotive clients and the VCP Airport is a ‘double’ honor! Having supported our customer to earn this award is the work of our local team and the teams around the world. I am proud to be part of this team! Our people really do make the difference,” he went on to explain.

About JAS Brazil

Established in Brazil in 1990, JAS Brazil is headquartered in São Paulo. Over the years, JAS has expanded its network to include 13 branches and three gateways at the main airports across the Brazilian region. Today, it provides a wide range of supply chain and logistics solutions, all backed by people expertise.

JAS Trade Lane Director Elected President of the CBFFAC for 2023

By
JAS Staff
November 23, 2022
Silvia Judy, Trade-Lane Manager for JAS USA was elected as the President of the CBFFAC for 2023.
Silvia Judy, Trade-Lane Manager for JAS USA was elected as the President of the CBFFAC for 2023.

Silvia Judy, Trade-Lane Manager for JAS USA was elected as the President of the Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association of Charleston, SC Inc. (CBFFAC) for 2023.

The CBFFAC was organized in 1961 and is a local chapter of the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, Inc. (NCBFAA). The mission of the CBFFAC is heavily focused on educating the next generation of leaders in global supply chain and logistics management.

Silvia served as President of the CBFFAC in 2022 as well working with the Association to forge even closer relationships between Custom Brokers, Freight Forwarders, NVOCC’s, Indirect Air Carriers, and their trade affiliates as they work to promote their joint interests. Silvia is looking forward to continuing to serve in her role in the coming year.

About the CBFFAC
JAS Brazil Appoints Natália Araujo as Operations Director

By
Ana Carolina Rodrigues Ribeiro
November 15, 2022
Left: Natália Araujo, Operations Director. Right: Frederic Bismark, LATAM Regional Process Owner.
Left: Natália Araujo, Operations Director. Right: Frederic Bismark, LATAM Regional Process Owner.

JAS Brazil, a global freight forwarding services provider, is pleased to announce the hiring of Natália Araujo as Operations Director. Natália brings with her more than 20 years of experience working in the international logistics and freight forwarding business along with expertise in Cargo Wise Implementation and other activities.

Natália succeeds Frederic Bismark, who has assumed the role of LATAM Regional Process Owner and will be responsible for Central Americas, Mexico, and Canada. He will be transitioning from his current position until December 31 and will join JAS Worldwide at its global headquarters in Atlanta beginning in January 2023. 

About JAS Brazil 

Established in Brazil in 1990, JAS Brazil is headquartered in São Paulo. Over the years, JAS has expanded its network to include 13 branches and three gateways at the main airports across the Brazilian region. Today, it provides a wide range of supply chain and logistics solutions, all backed by people expertise.

JAS PHARMA & HEALTHCARE VERTICAL STRENGTHENS AMERICAS LEADERSHIP TEAM

JAS Americas Welcomes Roberta Perna as Sr. Director Quality and Compliance, Pharma & Healthcare

By
David Bang
November 10, 2022
Roberta Perna, Sr. Director Quality & Compliance Pharma & Healthcare Americas
Roberta Perna, Sr. Director Quality & Compliance Pharma & Healthcare Americas

JAS Worldwide Americas is pleased to announce the appointment of Roberta Perna as Sr. Director Quality and Compliance, Pharma & Healthcare Americas. Roberta will work closely with Americas team, including countries, branches and other regions, to champion pharma & healthcare quality and compliance topics to make them day-to-day cultural norms, and joins JAS Pharma & Healthcare Quality and Compliance Leadership team led by Alexandra Davin, VP Global Quality and Compliance, Pharma & Healthcare.

Coming from a world-wide Fortune 10 company that specializes in pharmaceutical distribution solutions, Roberta is a long-time veteran in quality assurance, global-scaled training management for all levels of organizations and compliance to pharma & healthcare regulations.  “

Under Roberta’s leadership, JAS Americas has access to the unprecedented support to invest more in our quality-driven culture to be the best quality logistics company in pharma and healthcare industry,” said Adrian Emmenegger, EVP Americas.
JAS COMPLIANCE – ON THE MOVE WITH A MISSION

By
Sommer Sampson
September 26, 2022
JAS, TSA, and Global K9 partnered up at our DFW CCSF location to ensure 100% CCSF compliance. Pictured L-R: Joshua Foster-DFW Transportation Security Inspector (TSI), Brad Foster-DFW TSI, Nicholas Rubin-GK9 handler, James Bates-DFW TSI, Margaret Christian-JAS Corporate TSA Alternate Security Coordinator, Sommer Sampson-JAS Corporate TSA Primary Security Coordinator, Michael Scholz-DFW Gateway Manager, Jeanette Dilone-DFW Export Manager
JAS, TSA, and Global K9 partnered up at our DFW CCSF location to ensure 100% CCSF compliance. Pictured L-R: Joshua Foster-DFW Transportation Security Inspector (TSI), Brad Foster-DFW TSI, Nicholas Rubin-GK9 handler, James Bates-DFW TSI, Margaret Christian-JAS Corporate TSA Alternate Security Coordinator, Sommer Sampson-JAS Corporate TSA Primary Security Coordinator, Michael Scholz-DFW Gateway Manager, Jeanette Dilone-DFW Export Manager

Over the past few months, Sommer Sampson (TSA IACSC) and Margaret Christian (TSA A-IACSC) have been traveling to help implement additional screening facilities to new and current JAS locations.  

Air cargo screening demands continue to be on the rise since the ICAO 100% Screening Mandate of ALL outbound Air Cargo in 2021. To better meet customer demands, JAS TSA Compliance successfully rolled out 3 new Certified Cargo Screening Facilities (CCSF’s), with 2 more additional openings being planned for the near future. These new facilities (located in Houston, Chicago, and Los Angeles) will add flexibility and increased options for our customers during the ever-increasing challenges that the industry continues to navigate. JAS longtime partner, Global K9 Protection Group (GK9PG) helps to make this happen by using canine as the primary screening method. JAS is also one of the few Indirect Air Carriers (IACs) approved to accept and handle Impracticable to Screen (ITS) cargo, giving us even more flexibility in our offerings to customers.  

While heightened screening demands continue to challenge the industry, JAS is confident and ready due to our (now) 8 CCSF locations, multiple methods of screening, and years of experience in the Certified Cargo Screening Program (CCSP). If you would like to learn more please contact compliance@jas.com  

JAS USA to Help Sponsor TSA Cargo Consortium

JAS USA announces its sponsorship of the upcoming TSA Cargo Consortium.

By
Sommer Sampson
September 23, 2022
JAS USA announces its participation and sponsorship of the upcoming TSA Cargo Consortium.
JAS USA announces its participation and sponsorship of the upcoming TSA Cargo Consortium.

JAS USA invites you to join them for the AFIBA TSA Cargo Consortium in conjunction with NCBFAA Airfreight Subcommittee iSAC Workgroup.

TSA, CBP, BIS-OEE and others will be on-site to meet with you, share updates, and answer questions.

Speakers include:

  • Tom Friedman (TSA HQ Industry Engagement Manager)
  • Ronoy Varghese (TSA HQ Air Cargo Policy)
  • Klint Walker (DHS-CISA Cyber Security)
  • Cartice Dye (FAA Hazmat Aviation Inspector)
  • Yvette Mercado-Rehm (PSI 3PK9 TSA)

The event will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, check-in begins at 7:30 at the Morrow Center in Morrow, GA.

“JAS USA is pleased to help sponsor the TSA Cargo Consortium. It is an important event for export compliance professionals to network with government officials and industry colleagues while getting their questions answered by government representative and local air cargo inspectors all in one place,” said Sommer Sampson, Corporate TSA IAC Security Coordinator (IACSC) for JAS USA.

For more information or to register, please use the link below.

TSA Cargo Consortium Registration
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