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JAS IN THE AMERICAS

News From JAS Worldwide - Americas Focus

JAS Americas HQ

6195 Barfield Road

Atlanta GA, 30328

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JAS Argentina Certified as "Great Place to Work"

By
Patricio Pranzetti
January 4, 2021

JAS Argentina is proud to announce that it has been certified as a "Great Place to Work" for the December 2020 to December 2021 period.

Great Place to Work is an independent research and consulting company that evaluates an organization's company culture and team members' experiences while at work through an annual survey.

The Great Places to Work certification shows that JAS Argentina has a strong commitment to teamwork and is continuing to develop a strong work culture based on values and purpose.

Patricio Pranzetti, managing director of JAS Argentina, said about the certification, "I am very proud to be part of this journey, and we are all looking forward to continuing to grow and contributing to the amazing JAS Americas team."

Congratulations, JAS Argentina!

JAS Brazil Acquires Sonave Logistica

By
Staff
January 4, 2021

Atlanta, USA. JAS Worldwide today announced that its subsidiary, JAS Brazil, has acquired 100% of the shares of Sonave Logistica. The acquisition closed on Jan 1st, 2021.

Sonave has been JAS Brazil’s exclusive Agent in Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais) and Curitiba (Parana) for the past 10 years, providing freight and logistics services.  The two companies have successfully expanded their global business during the ensuing years. Sonave Logistica, founded in 1983, has been owned and managed by Leonardo Abreu and Ricardo Nunes, both of whom will remain with the company in executive functions.

“Joining JAS Worldwide is the logical outcome of a successful relationship, opening new opportunities for our employees and customers”, said Leonardo Abreu, President of Sonave Logistica.

“The integration into JAS Worldwide, especially as we take advantage of JAS’ strong suite of global IT solutions, will bring better visibility and reporting capabilities for our clients and increase our competitiveness in the market”, said Ricardo Nunes, President of Sonave Logistica.

The two companies have similar values and complement each other in their geographical footprint.  

Of the acquisition, Adrian Emmenegger, Executive Vice President of the Americas at JAS Worldwide said, “We are pleased to welcome the Sonave team to the JAS family and look forward to the growth the combined company will bring - because people do make the difference.”

About JAS Worldwide

JAS was founded in 1978 in Milan, Italy. Over the last four decades, JAS has grown from regional roots to a global force. Today, JAS covers 90+ countries with 335+ offices and official agents and has over 4,000 employees globally.

www.JAS.com

Delivering Cheer Safely

JAS Calendar Caravan 2020

By
Alfonso Ortiz
December 21, 2020

All aspects of 2020 have undoubtedly been different and challenging. Placing an emphasis on the health of those around us became a primary focus and continues to be so, causing changes to traditions and disruptions to annual plans in order to protect those we care about.

At JAS, People have always made the difference and continue to do so. That is why in 2020 JAS made sure to take every precaution to keep our team and our customers safe, while still delivering good cheer. As we are living and learning to navigate this new era; JAS McAllen knew they had to maintain a safe social distance from the recipients of the annual JAS Calendar, but they still wanted to leave customers with a sense of how grateful JAS is to have them be with us for another year. Therefore JAS McAllen decided to make a caravan to deliver calendars in the parking lots of customers where possible.

There will be time to share again, meanwhile we continue to do business at a safe social distance and create new excitement in doing so.

Happy New Year 2021 from the JAS McAllen Team.

JAS Team Hand Delivers Package to Avoid Shutdown

By
Alfonso Ortiz and Sarah Wilbanks
December 16, 2020
Alfonzo Ortiz Left. Customer Right

JAS takes pride in going the extra mile and making a difference for our customers. This time, the JAS team was able to make a critical difference for an Automotive Tier1 customer by helping them prevent a plant shutdown and saving them thousands of dollars.

On Tuesday, December 8, at 10:54 AM the customer contacted JAS telling the team that it had moved some parts which were, unfortunately, misrouted by another Air Integrator, and the imminently needed part had end up in Honolulu. The customer needed to expedite another box from Florida to Texas and deliver it across the border to Tamaulipas, Mexico the same day in order to prevent a plant shut down for two of their original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customer's production lines.

Within hours, the JAS team had proposed a solution, on-board courier service, with two routing options to pick-up and deliver the box within the required timeline. The customer approved and at 10:02 PM on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 the package was delivered to the customer and they were ready to take the parts to Mexico.

Having the right team of experts who can communicate and create solutions in time constrained situations is one of the many qualities that keeps customers coming back to JAS, because JAS people truly do make the difference.

Job well done and congratulations to the JAS team! We are proud to continue to make the difference for our customers!

It Will Never Happen to You, But What if it Does?

JAS Insurance Solution for Your Peace of Mind

By
Sarah Wilbanks
December 15, 2020

On November 30, 2020, the ONE APUS container ship encountered severe weather conditions while in route to California. As a result, at least 1,816 containers were lost overboard in one of the largest container losses on record and several more were damaged due to a significant stack collapse.

The World Shipping Council reports that every year an average of 1,382 shipping containers are lost at sea. While JAS and other service providers do everything possible to mitigate risk the situation with ONE APUS is just one of many events highlighting the unpredictable, and uncontrollable, disasters that can damage or destroy cargo while in transit. In these circumstances, cargo insurance can help protect against financial losses. JAS can provide insurance policies for both international and domestic shipments. Our experts can help guide you in finding the best protection fit for you and your needs.

Many shippers believe that the carriers' will cover any losses incurred. While in some cases this is a possibility, it is easier said than done. To recover the loss, you must prove the cause of the loss and that the carrier directly caused the loss. Losses caused by acts of nature frequently have no legal recourse against the carrier. Even when the carrier is proven liable, the maximum recoverable amount is limited to a fraction of the value of the freight. It rarely covers the cargo's full replacement value, or any damages incurred from losses in productivity.

Considering the number of containers displaced/lost, experts are of the view that this incident on the ONE Apus could be the worst ever containership disaster with potential loss and costs running into hundreds of millions."  Shipping and Freight Resource, Dec.5 2020

Beyond a carrier's liability limits, vessel owners can hold shippers liable for losses incurred to goods transported by claiming General Average. This is a maritime law principle whereby all stakeholders in a sea venture (shippers/consignees and shipowner) proportionally share losses resulting from a voluntary sacrifice incurred to save the vessel and cargo otherwise at risk. Suppose General Average is declared, and your cargo is neither damaged nor lost. In such cases, the marine insurer will cover the contributions you are due to pay before your cargo is released to make the onward journey, but this may be subject to an applicable deductible. Uninsured cargo owners must put up a cash bond before their cargo is released.

Through JAS, you can ship your cargo globally with a cost-effective Shipper's Interest insurance coverage, and in most cases, with zero deductible. In the event of a claim, JAS will administer the claim on your behalf, making reimbursement easy and headache-free. We produce the necessary paperwork, present the claim to insurers for efficient processing, organize and coordinate inspection surveys, and take any other steps required for the particular claim at hand. You need not be concerned with a General Average contribution because JAS's Shippers' Interest insurance also protects you and covers this extra cost without delay. JAS can therefore ensure that undamaged cargo is released to you as soon as possible.

Learn More About JAS Cargo InsuranceWorld Shipping Council - Containers Lost At Sea - 2020 Update (PDF)
JAS Spain and JAS Projects in Chile Team Up

By
Pablo Talledo
December 2, 2020

JAS Spain, in collaboration with JAS Projects in Chile, successfully transported all of the equipment and accessories required by our client to build a new copper mine in Mantos Blancos, Chile. Located in Antofasgasta, 45 km northeast of Santiago.

JAS Spain transported all of the machinery and main pieces for all of the client's mine teams. Picking up the cargo from many different ocean shipments like 40OT/ 40's/ 40'FR Air shipments & IMO . JAS began working on this project during March in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and are now at the end of 2020 and almost to the completion of this project. Throughout the project, even with all the aberrant forecasts on shipping dates, JAS found and created solutions to ensure our customer's needs are continuously met, no matter the circumstances.

JAS is proud to have a team of experts managing projects such as this one for our clients, showcasing that our continued professionalism and proficiency enable our customers to reach their goals even in an uncertain environment. With JAS you know you are being taken care of, because people make the difference.

Find out more about Mantos Copper
JAS Colombia Continues to Grow

JAS Opens New Office in Cali

By
Juan Montoya
November 20, 2020

JAS Colombia is excited to announce the official opening of the new JAS office located in the City of Cali - Department of Valle del Cauca.

This new JAS Colombian Branch has a strategic connotation due to its geographic location. The Department of Valle del Cauca is classified as a logistics platform in the Colombian territory, with preferential access to the Pacific Region, where the Port of Buenaventura is located, the main Maritime Port of the Country that connects directly with 360 Ports and indirectly with another 920, mobilizing about 1.8 TEUS per year.

The Port infrastructure of this region is perfectly aligned with a wide logistics infrastructure of (7) Free Zones, which contributes to about 45% of the total exports of all Free Zones enabled in the Country.

The competitive advantages presented by the Valle del Cauca Region, makes this area one of the fastest growing in the logistics sector, classifying it as a multimodal zone that offers the appropriate conditions for nearshoring opportunities.

We look forward to utilizing the advantages this new branch has to offer the entire JAS Network and JAS customer base.

Parker Recognizes JAS : Freight Forwarder of the Year

By
November 9, 2020

JAS Worldwide is pleased to announce that Parker Hannifin has awarded JAS Worldwide its coveted Forwarder of the Year award. Parker Hannifin, founded in 1917, supplies the globe with precision engineered solutions. They are a Fortune 250 global leader in industries ranging from aerospace and climate control to filtration and automation.

In past years, this commendation has been awarded to various leaders in the forwarding industry including JAS in 2017; which makes this year's selection of JAS for the second time in 4 years, all that more significant. Parker scored JAS for its numerous attributes including operational KPIs, innovative solutions & continual improvements, compliance, and overall market competitiveness.

As the recipient of the 2020 Forwarder of the Year award, JAS is proud to support Parker Hannifin by providing global multi-modal solutions.

JAS Brazil : Customs Brokerage Services

By
Sueli Oliveira
November 6, 2020
Sueli Oliveria

When partnering with JAS Brazil, headquartered in Sao Paolo, you will find JAS personnel handling customs brokerage services stationed at the main ports and airports in Brazil. Having our own offices and staff to interact with the customs and port/airport authorities locally helps customers expedite the documentation process for inbound and outbound activities. Additionally, JAS Brazil utilizes a state-of-the-art brokerage system which is fully integrated with our Global Operational System.

With modern systems, processes, and expert people, JAS Brazil can process your cargo as soon as it arrives, regardless of location. As over 30% of our local turnover is from the automotive industry, we guarantee a high efficiency level, which pairs well with your just-in-time process.

JAS Brazil ensures compliance and security as required by most of our global and multinational customers.

JAS Chile Welcomes New Trade Lane Director

By
Ricardo Ortiz
October 13, 2020

JAS Chile has announced the appointment of Sandra Castaño as Trade Lane Director for Intra-LATAM in/out of Chile.

Castaño has more than 15 years of experience in the freight forwarding industry in Chile and Colombia.  She comes to JAS with a strong background in business development, commodities, and dry cargo along WCSA and México.  In her last assignment Castaño held the role of ocean business development & product manager – exports.

In her new role, Castaño will be 100% focused on Intra-LATAM development, supporting all initiatives related to this key pillar on the JAS Chile 2021 sales strategy.

Please join us in welcoming Sandra to the JAS family!

JAS Mexico Announces Expansion into Perishables

By
Hugo Cardenas
October 9, 2020
Luis Chavez, JAS Mexico Head of Perishables

JAS Mexico is excited to announce the appointment of Luis Chavez as the JAS Mexico Head of Perishables.  

With rapid growth occurring in the Perishables sector in Mexico, JAS has decided to retake and pursue this industry by offering more diverse options for our customers with new destinations available around the world.

Starting in September Luis Chavez joined JAS Mexico in the new role as Country Head of Perishables, reporting to Hugo Cardenas, Head of Airfreight for the organization, both being located at JAS Mexico Headquarters in Guadalajara.

Luis brings over 30 years of experience to the company with a degree in International Commerce. He started very early on in the forwarding industry with his career and now has 32 years of experience, specializing in Air Operations. Luis has experience with the operation & administration of charter flights and ACMI (27 years of experience/aircrafts:  727/DC-8, 747-4F and 747-8F). He has managed country operations for global accounts, including air, ocean, cross dock, and logistics. He specifically has 11 years of experience with Air Perishables, handling a diversified product portfolio; berries, avocados, limes, mangos, asparagus, etc to Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Luis also has 15 years of experience with the overland local and USA, to build up business demands, as well as 7 years of ocean experience.

With Luis's background and other related business strengths, JAS is very excited to have Luis joining the team.

Please join us in welcoming Luis to the JAS family!

JAS-SONAVE RECOGNIZED BY FCA

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Group awards JAS-Sonave for Supply Chain Excellence

By
Dan Snodgrass
October 7, 2020

[BETIM, BRAZIL, Sept. 29, 2020] JAS has announced that its Brazilian partner, JAS-SONAVE, has been given the top award for Supply Chain Management, IRF by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). The award was presented during the Annual Suppliers Conference and 2020 Suppliers Awards Ceremony, held at its facility in Betim, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

The annual event is hosted by FCA to award the Best Suppliers of the Latin America Division. The event considered the partners of the year 2019/2020. More than 100 companies competed in the category: SCM IRF (Supply Chain Management Inter-Regional Flow). Of those, JAS-SONAVE rose to the top spot.

JAS-SONAVE has been closely collaborating with JAS Worldwide since 2010 as the two companies have worked together to accomplish FCA needs. This strong relationship made it possible to bring cost reductions and logistic solutions to FCA.

The factors that led JAS-SONAVE to receive this award were several. According to FCA, JAS-SONAVE was responsible in 2019/2020 for the implementation of an innovative global import data management platform, which contributed to the improvement of logistic processes, identification of opportunities to reduce commercial and operational costs, and sharing of best practices for the assessment of sea and air flows. It was essential for an improvement in risk management, anticipating problems, and proposing robust action plans to avoid major impacts to the FCA group.

JAS-SONAVE CEO - Leonard D.M. Abreu, accepted the award at the event. Said Abreu, “I would like to thank the entire JAS-SONAVE team. Their dedication and sense of responsibility, combined with expert knowledge, offered the FCA Group cost reductions and added supply chain efficiencies. FCA, thank you for recognizing JAS-SONAVE as one of your best logistics partners. Count on us to continue improving our processes to bring innovation to future challenges.”

Watch the event (with interpreters) HERE. JAS-Sonave's award is presented during second part of the award ceremony at the 1:30:10 mark).

JAS Recognized by a Valued Customer

Sealed Air Recommends JAS

By
September 25, 2020

JAS is internationally recognized by our customers as a leader in customer service. While JAS leverages some of the most advanced technological solutions in the forwarding and logistics industry, we continuously make sure that the technology is handled by highly skilled and conscientious people dedicated to our customer base.

JAS Introduces Blue World Atlantic

By
September 22, 2020

The current pandemic has caused shipping disruptions across the globe.  

With a 70% reduction in passenger flights since February 2020, the overall global air freight capacity is down about 25% from this time last year.  Limited space on limited flights means frequent delays and interruptions of supply chains globally.

With the unpredictable availability of cargo space, how do we regain control of air freight to ensure service in such a critical time?  

The traditional air freight model is no longer a realistic option, instead Flight Operations are the key for maintaining a reliable and uninterrupted supply chain by providing door-to-door control of the shipping process. With a Flight Operation, every step of the process - from the time the cargo is picked up to its final delivery - is meticulously managed by the service provider.  

Shipments are processed through facilities controlled by the service provider, both at origin and destination. This system avoids the typical congestion at airport hubs, reduces overall transit time, and increases control.

The aircraft themselves offer unmatched flexibility to meet all cargo needs. Freighters have the capability to move normal and specialized cargo such as dangerous goods, oversized pieces, and shipments requiring refrigeration such as perishable and pharma.  

Lastly, a prime network of delivery options carries the cargo to its ultimate destination.

In early August JAS introduced BLUE WORLD ATLANTIC, a weekend roundtrip Flight Operation between Chicago and Frankfurt, utilizing B 747 – 400 F Nose-Load for optimum loading capabilities. The BLUE WORLD ATLANTIC prime schedule is the best solution for supporting customers in the transatlantic air freight corridor!

If your business could benefit from a regular flight operation in the transatlantic corridor contact a local JAS representative for more information.

Appointment of Regional Account Director for Latin America

By
Cesar Gutierrez
August 19, 2020

JAS is proud to announce that Ariel Kraft has joined the JAS Family as REGIONAL ACCOUNT DIRECTOR – LATAM, starting July 1st.

Mr. Ariel Kraft has Business Administration degree and  MBA in Customer Experience Management,  with 18 years’ experience in global  forwarding. He started his professional career in Air & Sea Operations, Customs Clearance  and moved to sales  to develop Trade Lane Germany to South America  before he took  the responsibility to  manage the automotive vertical  and National  sales structure in Brazil  in two different Germany freight forwarders during the last 10 years.

Mr. Kraft started his career in Brazil in 2003 and left 11 years later after being responsible for the Automotive Vertical and Sales Management of the subsidiary. On his last company prior to joining JAS, he had the role of National Sales Manager and Key Account Manager for the Americas, their most relevant Automotive clients.

Ariel is going to be based in our office in Sao Paulo, Brazil and will be working on business development of large accounts in the region, with focus mainly on new logos.

JAS is excited to have Ariel Kraft Join the team. Please join us in welcoming him to the JAS family!

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

A JAS Success Story in Moving PPE

By
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.

JAS Places First Booking With Qatar Airways Cargo's We Qare Program

By
Stefano Redditi
August 17, 2020

Through the We Qare program, the airline is donating 1 million kilos of freight space on its airplanes to selected customers around the world to give to the charities of their choice.

JAS Worldwide took advantage of this fantastic program on behalf of the World Food Program and moved almost 50 tons of Personal Protective Equipment and supplies from Shanghai, China to Dhaka, Bangladesh at the end of July, free of charge.

“This was a great opportunity for JAS to support the World Food Program” says Salvatore Lauro the head of JAS Aid & Relief division.

The whole JAS organization is thankful to Qatar Airways Cargo for the initiative, together we made the difference!

Learn More About JAS Aid & Relief
JAS Supports Countries Reopening Around the World

By
May 22, 2020

In today’s environment, shippers are faced with numerous challenges, from the immediate need to replenish drastically reduced inventory levels to budgeting logistics costs in a highly unpredictable environment. Blank sailings, carrier solvency, and steadily building port congestion is resulting in increased supply chain risk and lead time fluctuations. Global air cargo capacity has been reduced by over 25% making access to space more constrained due to overall demand and increased dwell time due to testing and customs inspections of PPE goods.

JAS is working closely with our customers to offer solutions that balance planning with responsiveness and agility, while working to provide service options that mitigate the increased costs and risks that exist with current market conditions.

Our Flight Operations solutions address the immediate and urgent needs of our customers. We have scheduled weekly flights from the following areas:

China to the USA with connections to Latin America

Europe to the USA with connections to Latin America

USA to Europe

China to Europe

Additional flights will be added as needed.

JAS SEA-AIR services provide an alternative solution to customers requiring shorter lead times than traditional ocean freight while providing a lower cost option to air freight. We currently offer hubs in Singapore and Korea that connect Asia with the rest of the world.

​For traditional ocean FCL and LCL services, our ocean team aligns our carrier allocations and schedules with our customers’ forecasts. Services such as container and order management offer additional value to our standard ocean freight services.

​While our current priority is to work with your immediate needs, we do not want to lose sight of the need for long-term planning strategies so please contact us at info@jas.com or reach out to your local JAS representative for more information.

JAS VP of Air Freight Featured in Air Cargo Magazine

By
April 27, 2020
Mario Tenebruso, VP of Air Freight - Americas, JAS Worldwide

JAS Worldwide’s Mario Tenebruso, VP of Air Freight - Americas, recently sat down with Air Cargo FOCUS Magazine to discuss his background and his current role at JAS Worldwide. Among the topics discussed by Tenebruso; working with JAS customers during the pandemic, meeting cargo customers’ needs, the effect of trade wars on forwarders, and JAS Worldwide's “single system” software approach.

Read the full interview (begin at page 18 of the published PDF)

Air Cargo FOCUS is the official publication of Cargo Network Services (CNS). Published quarterly, the magazine is dedicated to the air cargo industry and showcases editorial columns, feature articles, news and relevant economic data critical to the industry.

JAS Miami Gifts Toys to Nicklaus Hospital for Children

By
Margie Phillips
April 16, 2020
Amazing team with lots of toys! Pictured left to right: Diana Gonzalez - Export Air Specialist, Leonor Palacios – Export Ocean Specialist, Yulien Rodriguez – Export Ocean Specialist, Liliana Moreno – Export Ocean Specialist, Susan Rivas – Export Air Specialist, Itzel Rey – Data Entry, Bruno Souza – Export Air Specialist

JAS USA is proud to announce that the JAS Miami team participated in a concerted effort to light the lives of hospitalized children at the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, FL.

Children who are struggling with health issues of course need the best medical care, but a dash of happiness in the form of a toy can go a long way. For the children hospitalized at Nicklaus Children's hosiptal and their parents alike, JAS Miami, led by the efforts of Xenia Vazquez, helped strengthen weak spirits and bodies with toy donations gathered by the entire team. Those families combating the sadness and fear associated with being in the hospital and the current pandemic sweeping the world found comfort in the toys donated to them and JAS is honored to be a part of bringing about some light in these times we face.

JAS Miami is glad to be able to give their time and help during this uncertain time to those who need it the most. Their motto throughout this effort was to give a lot, give a little, give what you can, but always give something. They said this knowing that little by little over time can become immense. Each person took a little of their time to give greatly appreciated time and attention to those children who cannot be home during this time. The toys were accumulated over the course of several weeks and created a mountain of energy for both the JAS team and the children receiving them.

JAS Miami continues to show that People Make the Difference, especially when we face the most difficult of times. Thank you JAS Miami for spreading happiness when there is so much worry!

JAS Responds to Air Cargo Shortage

By
Dan Snodgrass, Jessica Motley, and Bruno Mbamala
April 13, 2020

On Sunday, March 22nd, JAS Worldwide launched flight operations between Frankfurt (FRA) to the Rickenbacker International Airport near Columbus, Ohio (LCK) with on-forwarding services continuing to LATAM. JAS Worldwide is dedicated to meeting customer demand during the Covid-19 situation by launching additional flight operations in the most important air corridors:

  • Europe to USA and back to Europe
  • China to the USA
  • China to Europe

JAS, the Atlanta-headquartered global freight forwarding and logistics provider, maintains that the goal is to help address the immediate needs of customers who had previously relied on routine air cargo flights between the US and Europe. JAS is enhancing its air service offerings as a result of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, which is having a dramatic impact on capacity in the airfreight market.

“Because of the volatility of the situation, JAS is bringing its considerable air freight experience to bear to meet the needs of our customers” said Gregor Vrhunc, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Air Freight.

JAS utilizes 747 freighters to meet the heightened demand in key air corridors.

For more information contact your local JAS office.

JAS Appoints New CCO

By
March 9, 2020

​JAS Worldwide is pleased to announce the appointment of Carol Kijac as Chief Commercial Officer.

With more than 25 years of industry and management experience, Carol has increased sales performance by creating and implementing programs that focus on the development of business acumen and client solution design.  An effective team builder adept at fostering top performance, her approach includes identifying individual and team capabilities and optimizing their strengths through continuous coaching, training and customized development plans.

She has held positions with increasing responsibility throughout her career, providing extensive field support to build market presence and drive revenue growth throughout domestic and international markets.  The programs she’s led consistently produced double digit growth annually, both as a sales executive and in management, throughout her impressive career.   JAS is excited to have her expertise and talents joining the team.

Carol previously worked with JAS as a consultant in 2015 on projects related to delivering the best solutions to our clients. Our business relationship developed into a strong partnership and eventually led to Carol joining JAS to work more closely with the team.

​Please join us in welcoming Carol to the JAS family!

JAS Offers Air-Sea Solutions to/from China

JAS WORLDWIDE OFFERS CHARTER & AIR-SEA SOLUTION FOR URGENT SHIPMENTS TO/FROM CHINA

By
Mario Tenebruso
February 26, 2020

​JAS Worldwide, together with their business partner Global Airlift Solutions, has managed another successful and urgent charter operation from the USA to China carrying important medical and Coronavirus outbreak relief goods.

The Boing 747-400 departed on Saturday Feb 21 2020 from the Chicago O' Hare International Airport and arrived at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport on Sunday Feb 23rd at 16:51 local time. The plane carried 100 tons of freight, of which 50% were relief goods such as facial masks and disinfectants.

“JAS is proud to be a able to provide a quick and reliable solution for our customers that want to support their employees and business partners during a difficult time”, said Senior Director for Air Freight for JAS USA,

Dirk Ravensteiner. Capacity is extremely tight and flight cancellations after the outbreak of the Coronavirus have reduced available cargo capacity from and to China by more than 40%. Making shipping solutions more complicated.

JAS Worldwide is now also offering unique Sea/Air solutions to/from China. JAS Worldwide hopes to ensure that this is a suitable and alternative solution for shipments to cities in the Northern & Central part of China like Qingdao, Beijing, Tianjin & Dalian, Shanghai and Ningbo.

For more details about our charter services & Sea/Air solutions, please contact your local JAS Worldwide representative.

JAS Leading into the Future

By
Marcelo Santi
February 11, 2020

JAS is excited to announce the graduates of the 2nd Edition, 2019, Leading Into The Future Management Program. in Latin America.

This program lasts several weeks and puts participants through simulations, experiential activities, and case studies. These experiences enable our leaders to flourish and reach their full leadership potential, giving them guidelines to operate within while solving problems and thinking on their feet.

This program not only teaches real life scenarios, but also enables our team members to self-analyze themselves and discover more about how their leadership styles impact others and their team. This helps leaders to better understand others needs and improve upon their style of management. This self evaluation leads to better synergy within and throughout departments as well as greater successes over time.

JAS Leading Into the Future - Management Program, has 4 modules that each participant must complete before graduating. They are You as a Leader,  My team, Our Organization, and  Integrated View. Congratulations to our new program graduates as we look forward into 2020, ready to take on new challenges.

JAS Peru Welcomes New Sales Manager

By
February 1, 2020

Starting February 1st 2020, Jetsys Lavado assumed the position of National Sales Manager for JAS Peru. Jetsys has been working in JAS as Customs Broker Manager for the last 3 years, growing this product exponentially.

​Jetsys Lavado  has been a logistics professional since 2001 where she started work at PESQUERA PIZARRO (Seafood Exportation – perishables cargo) when she was 19 years old, as a Management Assistant, her main function was to support the sales team in purchase order generation, developing quoting and negotiation skills with the Logistics suppliers to improve rates whit in supply chain. Then she started working at GLOBAL PHOENIX TRADE, a trading company that operates in China (where the head office is) and Perú, dedicated to the sale of steel coils and plates, her main achievement was the acquisition of top customers for the company.

The conjuncture of the changes in customs regulations and being in the last cycles of her studies in Foreign trade and Customs at ADEX (Institute of the Exporters Association) made her interested in knowing more about that process, it was then in 2005 she started working at AUSA ADUANAS S.A, the first in the ranking of customs agencies nationwide in Perú, where she started as a commercial assistant and made that a professional career until becoming the Commercial Chief and having a team of 20 people under her leadership, her main achievement was the development and implementation of the integral Logistic Service department, services implemented for TIENDAS PERUANAS & SUPERMERCADOS PERUANOS, (HOME CENTER), COMPAÑÍA INTERNACIONAL DEL CAFÉ and PERHUSA- ALTOMAYO putting into practice her knowledge of management development and applied Logistics acquired from her studies in Business Administration at the Private University SJB, and also Supply Chain Managment program at CENTRUM, consolidating her knowledge in Door-to-door service, warehousing, distribution and 4PL.

After 10 years in AUSA, she was hired by Antares Logistics (NYK Carrier Network) as Senior Sales Executive, where she managed the APAC trade lane and obtained important results such as the acquisition of the back to school campaigns, after that she was hired by MIQ Logistics (now Noatum Logistics, it was Complete Acquisition of the Multinational MIQ Logistics) as Business Development Manager, having as main responsibility be the implementation of the integral logistics department.

Jetsys has been part of the JAS team since 2017, developing door-to-door services, consolidating local negotiations and managing cross-selling with the sales team. JAS is proud to have Jetsys as the new Sales Manager for Peru. Please join us in welcoming her.

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Located at the southern tip of the state of Tamaulipas, on the Gulf of Mexico, and immediately north of the municipalities of Tampico and Cuidad Madero is the municipality of Altamira, Mexico.  Altamira is considered to be the industrial and port center of the region, handling all the containerized cargo coming and going from the area. As well as being in a privileged geographical location, the port is easily accessible to the regions main shipping lines, connecting to any market on the continent.

JAS is proud to announce a new LCL service solution from the port of Altamira Mexico to the hub of Santos, Brazil. Enabling our customers more access to the Americas region and LATAM in particular.

This JAS LCL Service features the following benefits:

  • Reliable weekly service
  • Consistent, dedicated, staff from both Mexico and Brazil specifically assigned to this service route
  • Flexible processes oriented to provide customers tailer-made solutions
  • Integral/integrated; JAS can complement ocean portion with Origin (pick up/warehouse/consolidation/customs brokerage) value added service solutions to ensure the smoothest release at destination
  • Compliance; JAS is a 100% compliance driven company, people & processes.

JAS looks forward to continuing to better serve our customers needs.

In November of 2018, The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced their consent for explosive detection canine teams to become registered Security Program holders under the Certified Cargo Screening Program-K9.   This program allows airlines and freight forwarders to utilize private sector canine teams as a primary screening resource, essentially reducing time and costs compared to other screening methods.

JAS Forwarding (USA) has long been a member of the TSAs Certified Cargo Screening Program and currently has CCSF (Certified Cargo Screening Facility) locations in all major gateways.  “While we currently utilize XRAY and ETD technology as our primary screening methods, there are still inefficiencies in the screening process that can slow down a CCSF and add unnecessary labor costs and time,” explains Sommer Sampson, Corporate Principle Security Coordinator at JAS.  “Most palletized cargo must be screened at the individual piece level. Therefore, it’s taken apart and screened piece-by-piece, then put back together.  With a dog…this all goes away,” says Sampson. The 3PK9 Program allows canines to screen entire pallets without being broken down, reducing screening time from hours to minutes.

Whether a loading dock, aircraft, warehouse, or Unit Load Device, canines are specifically trained to quickly assess any and all areas for potential explosive threats without business disruption. Canines have proven to be the most effective means to screen shipments comprised of multiple commodities.  In some cases (e.g. drums, perishable products) they are the ONLY effective means available.

JAS Forwarding (USA) has been working closely with TSA on implementing this new program, by inviting them out to JAS stations for live demos and trials. While canine screening has been present with passenger airlines for years, it is new to the air cargo arena and, therefore, new to TSA inspection authorities as well.  JAS was one of the first freight forwarders approved to conduct trials in its major Gateways and is now successfully using canines as a primary screening method.  Sampson remarks “This will no doubt be a game changer for the industry and we look forward to being a part of that.”

JAS Worldwide knows that the further upstream your company's visibility is with your supply chain, the more opportunities there are to make decisions to alleviate or even avoid pain points caused by uncontrollable factors in your supply chain. Giving companies more control and power over their supply chain can lead to reduced costs, increased visibility, reduced manual processes, reduced errors and reworks, and most importantly meeting your customer expectations.  

Order management(OM) is the administration of business processes related to purchase or sales orders for goods or services. OM promotes automation and the streamlining of order processing for businesses. OM service provides upstream visibility to order related activity from order inception to delivery at line item level.

Using OM can provide visibility and control to the upstream part of the supply chain process, allowing for decisions to be made to mitigate or even avoid uncontrollable downstream factors such as supplier & vendor discrepancies, manufacturing issues, and giving more visibly to the supplier processes. These upstream decisions can include adjustments in lead times for purchases, changes to purchase activity, and managing problem supplier activity.  Without OM, visibility is limited to the the downstream part of the process, limiting or possibly even eliminating the opportunity to make decisions that would mitigate against uncontrollable factors or issues that arise.

The benefits of upstream visibility are fewer shipments, improved consolidations, timing to meet expected date requirements, container utilization, planned consolidation, less LCL and more FCL, less Air Freight, all leading to reduced costs for JAS customers.

JAS provides a single portal for all visibility to all modules via JASTrack, increasing visibility. This offers customers standard and customized reports, order integrated bookings, online order administration, upstream milestone tracking, and order details and activity tracking that includes expected dates, quantities, shipment details, and container details.  The JAS OM includes online bookings tool with copy function, integration of order, booking, shipping, and receiving data, as well as the automation of documents, reducing manual processes.

To reduce errors and the need for reworking JAS uses EDI integrated Order Management, an integration of order, booking, shipping, and receiving data. This allows for the automation of documents and the re-use of data throughout process. Saving time, and generating more efficiency. This enables JAS customers to meet their customers expectations. Giving them expected dates management, expected quantity management, and quality control support processes.

Some additional benefits of JAS Order Management include identifying bottlenecks in the supply chain through visibility, communication, and reporting. All of which can help identify singular or repetitive issues that may be causing bottlenecks in the process. This visibility also lends to removing supply chain "black holes" making sure that there is no lack of visibility to any section of the supply chain process. Along with visibility, JAS Order Management also keeps logs of historical data in an organized and reportable fashion, providing empowerment to your company to make important decisions to resolve issues within your supply chain


Why choose JAS Order Management?
Being a global company, JAS has the presence available at origin to help you manage your orders directly with your suppliers. JAS is also able to levy the cost of advantages of consolidating your cargo into fewer containers through upstream visibility for better load planning. Additionally, with SKU level visiblity JAS OM allows you to manage your orders at the part level with seamless integration of order data in our web-based order and shipment tracker.

JAS Chile is happy to announce that the Santiago branch recently got a complete upgrade to their office space. Adding more modern style to the workspace as well as giving the office an overall more comfortable atmosphere. The new design allows for increased natural light and common spaces that can be utilized for open meetings and collaboration.  These upgrades improve not only the aesthetics of the office but allow employees to more efficiently, and enjoyably, communicate and work together to achieve their goals.

Congratulations to JAS Chile on their new office setting.

As we move into the last part of the year and into a new year JAS Peru is staying committed to developing new products that can generate value-added services that can provide customers with better solutions and make them more profitable. That is why this year JAS Peru began the implementation of ILS or Integrated Logistic Service platform, this platform gives JAS customers absolute control of their operations at a local level.

The ILS platform's concept houses both service import and service export cost structures and logistic control under one roof. Allowing JAS clients to receive one single bill for multiple services, and allowing greater efficiency and more savings at the local supply chain level, as well as giving them more control over their shipments. This includes customs clearance, local transport, carriers fees, etc. Many JAS customers have taken advantage of this initiative and have been able to consolidate and gain better operational control over thier local supply chain, giving them better container flow.

This initiative in Peru has been spearheaded by Customs Manager, Jetsys Lavado, along with the commercial team, who have been a tremendous support as more clients have joined the program.

JAS Peru looks forward to the continued expansion of this program to give the most to their customers.

JAS India was proud to have had the opportunity to welcome the JAS USA Management Team to their incredible country for the first time this past August, from the 27th to the 31st. These dates coincided with the annual JAS India Country meeting held at the JAS India Headquarters in Gurugram. This meeting brought together Mr.Eugenio Fumo - CEO of JAS USA, Mr.Alberto Bruni - COO of JAS USA, Mr.Tomas Sonntag - EVP of APAC, and the India senior management team which was hosted by the Managing Director Mr.Soman Rajiv Nair.

The meeting was centered around the rapid development between both subsidiaries and the opportunities the market continues to lead to. Deliberations during the meeting helped both countries gain insights into how customers from both countries can benefit from what each subsidiary has to offer.

With the ongoing global trade wars, India is being looked at as a potential sourcing base, something JAS USA and JAS India spent time delving into and exploring during this time of collaboration. As customers seek new solutions, JAS is on the forefront to investigate and find those answers. With a global network that spans 90 countries, including India and the United States, with more than 323 individual offices, JAS is able to use this expansive network to provide unparalleled service to clients. This focus on delivering and developing the best opportunities for clients is what drives JAS to continue to collaborate and develop new and existing trade lanes to better serve our clients.

JAS India and JAS USA are excited to build stronger bonds and provide the best service to their customers needs.

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