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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 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

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.

Collaboration is Key to Challenging Engine Transport

JAS offices partner to move sensitive air cargo securely

By
JAS Staff
July 9, 2021

JAS Aerospace Mexico, in coordination with JAS Peru and JAS Miami, completed a successful transport from the Jorge Chavez Airport to the Queretaro International Airport. The shipment was completed on May 24 and included a CFM56-5B4/3 standard airplane engine. The CFM56-5B4/3 is the world’s best-selling jet engine and the exclusive engine for Boeing Next-Generation single-aisle airliners.  

It is the third engine JAS Aerospace Mexico has transported in 2021. However, it is the first time they handled this kind of sensitive cargo by air. On February 15, the company shipped the first motor. JAS Aerospace moved a second engine on March 1.  

Moving a CFM56-5B4/3 engine is a delicate operation due to its size and fragility. The JAS Peru logistics team met every challenge it faced to guarantee the engine’s safe passage. The engine weighs 4,650 kilograms and is 3.99 meters long, 2.50 meters wide, and 2.25 meters tall. Its shape made it difficult to fit in a standard shipping container. The team used an engine stand to secure it in place during the flight. Engine stands must be lightweight enough to prevent exceeding cargo weight limits for air transport.

There are no direct flights from Peru to Mexico, which posed a final test in moving the CFM56-5B4/3 engine for the JAS Peru team. Collaborating with the logistics teams at JAS Miami and JAS Aerospace Mexico ensured safe transport. It also identified the most reliable and profitable route for the client.  

CFM56-5B4/3s are powerful engines with many delicate parts. They are expensive to repair if damaged during shipping. “JAS Peru’s qualified professionals can safely and securely handle sensitive cargo that demands zero mistakes or delivery delays,” said Cecelia Galleno, Air Freight Manager for JAS Peru. “Our team continues to offer its expertise in providing transport services to customers that comply with target expectations.”

JAS Designs a Multi-Modal Airfreight Solution for an Urgent Shipment

By
Alfonso Ortiz
July 6, 2021

At JAS, we know people make the difference, so when a customer contacted us needing to move a specialized mining tool from India to Mexico via airfreight, team members across the world collaborated to design a tailor-made solution.

The oversized and overweight tool was too large for regular air freight, weighing over 3,600 Kgs and measuring more than 19.00 CBM, and needed to be moved quickly so that the customer could maintain business continuity. Without it, the customer risked needing to stop operations which could cost them thousands of dollars.

Realizing the time-sensitive nature of the project, JAS logistics engineering experts quickly worked to develop a unique multi-modal routing plan that allowed the Out Of Gauge (OOG) piece to be moved from India via Europe to Texas, USA, and to its final destination in Mexico in a very short period of time.

Thanks to the collaboration of our team members, the OOG tool was delivered to the customer in 6 days allowing for complete business continuity.

JAS is dedicated to our customers and often has the opportunity to help clients overcome challenges when immediate shipments are needed. We have a passion for finding solutions to these kinds of problems and acting as a reliable partner for our clients.

Congratulations to all of our team members, whose hard work and dedication made this happen. We are proud to continue to make a difference for our customers!

Strategic Laredo Branch Provides Cross-Border Advantage

JAS Worldwide Leverages the Power of JAS Laredo to Grow and Increase a Cross-Border Presence

By
Eugenio Fumo
June 11, 2021

JAS Laredo opened in 2015 as a sales office dedicated to increasing the JAS cross-border traffic. Laredo offers JAS Worldwide a solid strategic location where the company can grow and increase its presence on both sides of the U.S. - Mexican border. This branch also creates solutions and acts as additional support for the JAS Worldwide network.  

JAS Laredo started as part of the JAS Houston Branch before becoming a satellite office. The move was made in conjunction with JAS McAllen, where their significant efforts contributed to JAS McAllen receiving a nomination for branch of the year in 2019. JAS Laredo focuses on selling cross-border business. Their specialties include transportation and US-Mexico customs brokerage, with a strong footprint in distribution and warehousing services.  

With much operational growth in 2017, Customs Entry Specialist Laura “Rocio” Enriquez joined the team.  She brings with her more than 10 years of experience in US/MX customs brokerage. With the support of JAS Compliance and Enriquez’s natural drive, the team has excelled in this area, building valuable and trusting relationships.  

In February 2021, the Laredo team moved into a state-of-the-art facility with direct access to third-party warehouses. JAS Laredo has two warehouses at its disposal, each one with about 60,000 square feet with 1,000 pallet positions. Under the leadership of Antonio Pastrana, Branch Manager, the Laredo team adopted an admirable understanding of the market and the intricacies of dealing with the United States and Mexican governments. The boutique concept to selling along the southern border and the consultancy approach with JAS Laredo’s customers has brought on new business and a newfound demand for the products and services offered.  

The Laredo team has proven expertise and true skill in establishing cross-border solutions, which has enabled JAS to stand out against its competitors, particularly in this volatile market. The Laredo team currently operates a distribution model for two of its key global customers, utilizing the customers’ systems and acting as an extension of their operations.  

Monica Ortiz, the Operational Supervisor, brings more than 20 years of experience in freight forwarding to the team. She specializes in 4-wall distribution and logistics, which supports JAS Laredo’s efforts in providing these additional services in Laredo while maintaining an impressive 98.5 percent inventory accuracy.  

Tracy Garcia, Transportation Supervisor, was JAS Laredo’s first hire, with years of experience in trucking and ground transportation from the carrier and broker/forwarder side of the business. Tracy’s impact on the JAS Laredo operation became clear immediately. Her level of dedication and enthusiasm is commendable. Regularly going the extra mile to ensure that our internal and external customers are satisfied, she provides a level of contagious positivity. Garcia is a team member who makes a difference.  

The JAS Laredo team is incredibly pleased with the developments taking place within the branch. JAS Laredo handles a vast customer portfolio of locally controlled and developed businesses. JAS Laredo provides trucking services, together with US and MX customs brokerage via multiple border crossings.  Similarly, JAS Laredo provides ground transportation services from multiple pick-up points in Mexico.

Like JAS Miami, the Laredo team has access to an FTZ (Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc.). This activation also allows JAS Laredo to provide specialized services related to FTZ operations. For legal purposes, this space is outside the customs territory of the United States, which provides the opportunity to offer weekly entry services, duty deferral for import goods, and duty eliminations for some export goods while also providing cost-saving measures. These are major benefits when operating along the border.

The Laredo team has gained a unique perspective from our Mexican brokerage side, truly operating in a cohesive manner, which has certainly allowed for the development of detailed and targeted solutions for our clients. The Laredo team is expanding by exceeding the industry standard. I am grateful to the team for their efforts in continuously remaining innovative and committed to our customers.
Congratulations JAS Laredo, what an inspiring branch! At JAS People Make the Difference!" Eugenio Fumo, CEO JAS USA

Superior Customs Brokerage Services with JAS Peru

JAS Peru Provides Flexible and Personalized Logistics Solutions for End-to-End Operation

By
June 11, 2021
Tatiana Flores, JAS Peru Customs Broker Manager

JAS Peru is the main provider of freight forwarding and logistics solutions in Peru. As part of JAS Worldwide, JAS Peru is committed to continuous improvement and integration of services.

Customs brokerage services are a specialty and include resources for providing personalized solutions under a single contract that manages end-to-end operations. The JAS Peru team uses custom technology solutions designed for flexibility, with a focus on sustainable operational development.  

JAS Peru’s first-class service includes:

  • Global operations expertise.
  • Extensive portfolio of products aligned to meet client needs.
  • Service integration.
  • Dedicated staff.
  • Customs, tax, and legal advice.
  • Permanent security advice.
  • Cost optimization and added values.
  • Standardization of processes and management indicators.

JAS Peru provides enhanced customs brokerage services under the guidance of Tatiana Flores, the branch’s Customs Broker Manager. She joined the JAS Peru team on April 1. A lawyer by profession, Flores graduated from the Catholic University and is a titled Agent from the National Customs School. She earned a master’s degree in law with a mention in international economic law and holds a post-graduate degree in taxation.  

Before joining the JAS Peru team, Flores served as general manager of the Association of Customs Agents of Peru. She also served as a customs manager at AUSA Solutions Logistics, Panalpina Aduanas, and Bertling Logistics. Flores has extensive experience in customs, foreign trade, legal, and operations.

JAS Brazil Collects a Ton of Food

JAS Brazil Spearheads Local Food Drive

By
JAS Staff
June 10, 2021

JAS Brazil thanks all collaborators that participated in the planning and successful mobilization of the “JAS Solidaria – Food Collection” campaign, held from May 3-28, 2021. Thanks to our collective efforts, the JAS team amassed close to 1 ton of food in its fight against global hunger. With the amount of food gathered during the drive, we can feed 1,550 people for one day, 220 people for one week, or 50 people for one month.  

Our drive was not limited to food items. Much-needed clothing items also were collected for men, women, and children. JAS Brazil plans to donate all clothing and food items to philanthropic associations for distribution where needed. Low-income families who live in JAS Brazil branch regions benefit from direct distribution.  

JAS Brazil is part of JAS Worldwide, the international forwarding and logistics group, offering its customers a personal level of care. JAS is a firm believer in providing a custom level of attention to its clients. This commitment to care extends beyond the professional services JAS Worldwide delivers and into the communities in which its branches serve.  

Since 1990, JAS Brazil has partnered with local and international organizations to make a difference through community service. The JAS Worldwide team believes in paying it forward to make the world a better place.


AJAS Brasil agradece a todos os colaboradores que semobilizaram para osucesso da campanha “JAS Solidaria - Arrecadação de Alimentos”, realizada de 3 a 28 de maio de 2021. Com  esforço coletivoa EquipeJAS arrecadou aproximadamente 1 tonelada de alimentos em sualuta contra a fome global. Coma quantidade de alimentos recolhida durante acampanha, podemos alimentar 1.550 pessoas por dia,220 pessoas por uma semana ou50 pessoas por um mês. 

 

Nossaação não se limitou a alimentos. Itens de roupas e higiene pessoaltambém foram coletados para homens, mulheres e crianças.A JASBrasil planeja doar todas as roupas e alimentosarrecadados para associações filantrópicas epara famílias de baixa também nas regiões onde a JAS Brasil possui filiais.

 

A JAS Brasil faz parte da JAS Worldwide, nossa missão éoferece aos seus clientes um nível de atendimento dedicado e personalizado.

Este compromisso como cuidado se estende além dos serviços profissionais quea JASWorldwide oferece e nas comunidades em que suas filiais atendem. 

 

Desde 1990, a JAS Brasiltem parceria com organizações locais e internacionais para fazer a diferença por meio do serviço comunitário.

A equipe JASWorldwide acredita que juntos podemos transformar o mundoem um lugar melhor.

JAS Brazil Strengthens and Expands

More than 30 years of freight forwarding and logistics expertise in the Brazilian market

By
May 31, 2021

With over 30 years of solid credibility, 12 branches, and 3 gateways at the main airports in the country, JAS has been expanding its operations throughout the Brazilian territory. By improving their services and processes as well as spending the time on training and qualifying the entire JAS Brazil team to be able to handle a multitude of customer needs the JAS Brazil team intends on building initiatives that align with the JAS mission.

As with all national operations at JAS Worldwide, JAS Brazil is a key network country in the complex world of freight forwarding. They also have the competitive advantage of being OEA, ISO 45001, ISO 14001, and ISO 9001 certified, having a team of dedicated professionals, and perfecting the technology for data collection and systems in order to provide the best in market service to customers. JAS Brazil also boasts specialists in air freight, sea freight (FCL and LCL), and customs clearance, with expertise to serve the main market sectors including Industrial, Automotive, Electronics, Food and Beverage, Manufacturing, Pharma, Oil and Gas, and Chemical.

In addition to their excellence in service and certifications, JAS 'growth in the Brazilian market is also due to data quality and process management.
The JAS team is prepared to offer logistic solutions that meet deadlines, costs, and market demands through management systems and visibility. Additionally, JAS Brazil is able to run detailed performance reports by combining these abilities with the team's efficient communication throughout the JAS network.

JAS Brazil knows that supporting and strengthening their network means supporting and strengthening their team. Aiming to provide customers with the best service available, JAS looks forward to continuing to grow in Brazil.


Com mais de 30 anos de solidez e credibilidade, 12 filiais e 3 Gateways nos principais aeroportos do país, a JAS Brasil vem ampliando sua atuação em todo território brasileiro aperfeiçoando os serviços e processos, capacitando e qualificando nossa equipe, além de  construir  iniciativas que alinhem nossa performance com nossa missão.

Tal como acontece com todas as operações nacionais da JAS Worldwide, a JAS Brasil é referência no complexo mundo do agenciamento de carga, com o diferencial competitivo de ser certificada OEA, ISO 45001, ISO 14001, e ISO 9001, um time de profissionais dedicados, aperfeiçoamento da tecnologia para coleta de dados e sistemas.  Especialistas nas operações de Frete Aéreo, Frete Marítimo (FCL e LCL) e Desembaraço Aduaneiro, com expertise para  atender os principais setores do mercado, entre eles: Indústria, Automobilístico, Eletrônico, Alimentos e Bebidas, Manufatura, Pharma, Óleo e Gás e Industria Quimica.

Somado  a excelência no atendimento e certificações, o crescimento da JAS no mercado brasileiro deve-se também a qualidade dos dados e gestão dos processos.

Nossa equipe está preparada para oferecer  soluções logísticas que atendem a prazos, custos e demandas do mercado por meio de sistemas gerencias, visibilidade, além dos  relatórios de performance  combinando  isso  com uma comunicação ágil e eficiente.  

A JAS Brasil, acredita que o comprometimento com o nossa equipe e com nossos clientes e parceiros nos leva ao sucesso, aqui as pessoas fazem a diferença!

JAS Charters Go Beyond the Usual Trade-Lanes

JAS Uruguay Transports Hazardous Goods via Air Charter to Central America

By
Jessica Motley
May 26, 2021
JAS and LATAM Cargo

On May 13th, 2021 JAS Uruguay organized three air charters from Montevideo to Guatemala.  JAS offers routine flight operations to many key trade-lanes utilizing the extensive JAS network of air gateways. These gateways along with the teams’ expertise in the air market, enabled JAS Uruguay to find and create the best possible combination of locations for the freight to travel through to reach its destination.

The project had to be coordinated very quickly, as the customer required the cargo to be delivered within 7 days of placing the request with JAS to find a solution. JAS immediately began working and coordinating with LATAM Cargo, the carrier of JAS’ choosing to handle this delivery. The LATAM Cargo operational team has worked with JAS in the past and has always provided the best accommodations possible. Strong relationships with carriers such as LATAM Cargo are a part of what gives the JAS team the ability to achieve seemingly impossible tasks, with accuracy and efficiency.

The charter was organized using a B767-300 freighter, which is the more fuel-efficient of the medium-widebody freighters available currently on the market. The aircraft departed the MVD airport in Uruguay at 22:30 HRS after having the loading operation supervised by the JAS Uruguay team. The JAS team coordinated the cargo drop off, documentation, receipt at the terminal, labeling & repacking, compliance checks, and loading procedures, all while providing the customer with real-time updates and tracking of the departures and arrivals via satellite follow-ups once the cargo was in the air. The air charter then arrived at the La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala on Friday the 14th at 06:02 HRS local time.

The last 2 charters included an average of 48 tons per flight. Each flight containing both hazardous and non-hazardous materials that required IATA DEG regulation labeling and repack work for the extra protection of the cargo. JAS can evaluate and handle all different types of HAZMAT materials in compliance with IATA regulations. JAS is also not limited to dangerous goods or general cargo and regularly handles perishable goods and pharma products that require temperature control.

With JAS' expertise in both air charters and hazardous goods transport, the customer knew they could turn to JAS to accomplish their goals. JAS’ team of experts can ensure the safe, efficient, and successful arrival of a variety of goods through the extensive JAS network. JAS knows that people make the difference, and JAS Uruguay's success is another testament to that slogan.

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JAS Moves Critical Covid Relief Equipment

USA and India subsidiaries provide air shipping services to supply hospitals in India

By
JAS Staff
May 25, 2021

JAS USA and JAS India recently tackled a significant humanitarian Covid Aid relief project on behalf of an important customer. JAS moved a large air shipment of Oxygen concentrators & accessories for distribution/donation to government hospitals in India.

These facilities are treating Covid patients in socioeconomically weaker areas of the country. The Indian population of low income and migrant laborers have little or no access to medical health benefits from an affordability standpoint. JAS is proud to support in helping to meet the needs of this portion of the population.

The JAS USA Los Angeles team arranged collection from the supplier of 5 pallets of O2 concentrators and accessories, each weighing 1,000lbs. The LA team reconfigured the incoming pallets to allow for the needed flexibility required to place the shipments on various air freight carriers.

Our JAS India team at the destination was able to clear customs and deliver the medical equipment the same day.

"Up Leaders" at JAS Brazil

The JAS Brazil leaders go through development program

By
May 21, 2021
JAS leadership program virtual meeting

JAS Brazil believes that training is one of the best ways to continuously encourage team members individual growth as well as team growth. Training also encourages synergy throughout the team. To continue this focus on training, in May the 'Up Leaders' development program was launched and focused on strengthening the skills of JAS Brazil leaders. The first meeting was attended by managers and directors, the next round of meetings will include supervisors and coordinators.

With the expertise of Omeltech Desenvolvimento to guide JAS Brazil on this journey, the team is confident and looking forward to learning and growing together. The team is eager to continue on with the program's schedule and looks forward to a successful completion of the training soon.

JAS Brazil does the Heavy Lifting

200+ Tons Air Chartered for the Automotive Industry

By
May 12, 2021

JAS Brazil completed five charter flights for an automotive customer, successfully delivering more than 200 tons of parts and equipment.

This 5-day operation from pickup to delivery involved many members of the JAS team, including air specialists and import and export specialists. To distribute the heavy load safely, the cargo was divided between three chartered aircraft: a Boeing 777, a Boeing 767-300F, and an Airbus A339-900. This expertise of the team ensured a safe and successful, on-time delivery for the happy JAS customer, once again demonstrating that at JAS, people make the difference.


Mais 5 Charters finalizados com sucesso!

A JAS Brasil, realizou com tempo recorde um embarque em 5 etapas carregando mais de 200 toneladas de peças e equipamentos do setor Automobilístico. Da coleta na origem ao ponto final de entrega foram 5 dias de operação, envolvendo nossos especialistas e analistas aéreos da JAS. Para distribuir bem esse peso, a carga foi dividia em  cinco aeronaves sendo três Charter Boing 777, um Boing 767-300F e  um Airbus A339-900 próprios para cargas pesadas os quais cumprem com excelência, agilidade e segurança para garantir a entrega ao cliente!

A Equipe JAS Brasil opera com charter semanais  , para as rotas de  Shanghai, Hong Kong e Frankfurt.

Conte com a JAS para otimizar os seus processos logísticos!

JAS RIO is Ready

JAS RIO Expands Expertise and Specializations

By
JAS Sonave
May 11, 2021
From left to right: Karina Mayeta - Operations Specialist, Bruno Lacerda - Business Development Manager, Eriene Fonseca- Operations Specialist

The JAS RIO Branch, located in the heart of the city of Rio de Janeiro, has been improving its processes every day. They are doing this by expanding the team and structure, and qualifying to serve with excellence on all levels of the logistics chain. JAS RIO have a trained and experienced team for air, sea, and road freight operations. One of the distinguishing features of the JAS RIO Branch is their expertise in, and ability to serve the oil and gas industry segment. In addition to being AEO certified, the JAS RIO Customs Brokerage team specializes in Repetro-Sped (special customs and tax systems related to the oil and gas sector), which guarantees JAS more assertiveness in the process, optimizing time and costs for customers.

A further strength of the JAS Rio team is the in-depth know-how to serve the pharma industry with extensive knowledge of the processes and specific industry certifications required providing high performance in operations. JAS Brazil believes that a qualified team who is committed to the customers leads to success.

Here people make the difference! The RIO Branch is ready to assist you, count on JAS as your international logistics partner.


A Filial JAS RIO localizada no coração da cidade do Rio de Janeiro vem melhorando a cada dia seus processos, ampliando a equipe e estrutura e se qualificando para atender com excelência todos os níveis da cadeia logística. Temos uma equipe capacitada e com expertise para as operações de frete aéreo, marítimo e rodoviário.

Um dos diferencias do nosso atendimento são as nossas especializações para atender com empenho o Segmento de Óleo e Gás. Além de sermos OEA, nossa equipe de Desembaraço se especializou em Repetro-Sped (regimes aduaneiros e tributários especiais relativos ao setor de Óleo e Gás), o que nos garante mais assertividade no processo, otimizando tempo e custo para os clientes. Outro ponto forte do nosso time é o grande know-how para atender a Industria de farmacêutico, com largo conhecimento nas particularidades do processo e Certificações Especificas do setor que nos garante alta performance nas operações.

A JAS Brasil, acredita que uma equipe treinada, capacitada e comprometida com o cliente nos leva ao sucesso, aqui as pessoas fazem a diferença! A Filial do RIO está pronta para te atender, conte com a JAS como seu parceiro logístico!

JAS USA Spotlights Chicago Branch

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May 3, 2021
JAS Chicago Warehouse

Over the course of the past few years, JAS Chicago has been one of the fastest growing and top performing branches within the global JAS organization. Then, in March 2020, the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting disruptions threatened to derail the results and momentum: the culmination of many years of hard work.  Business continuity, especially consistency in high levels of customer service, was always goal number one, but shifting an entire office staff to a virtual work environment overnight while ensuring the safety of essential warehouse personnel was an incredible challenge.

While the immediate challenge was met head on, and successfully so, by the entire JAS organization, anxiety regarding the lingering economic impacts of the pandemic was ever-present. The challenge was now how does JAS adapt to a global industry that had essentially changed overnight.  Based on the feedback of customers, JAS invested immediately into an own-controlled flight network with additional adhoc charter space to inject much needed air capacity on key trade lanes.  Due to its strategic geographic location, warehouse, and airport infrastructure, Chicago became the US hub for both the trans-Pacific and trans-Atlantic flight operations.

In one month’s time, the uncertainty had begun to fade and the excitement about a new direction was taking hold.  By the end of April 2020, the Chicago branch had transformed from a successful large local branch into a key strategic global gateway servicing the entire JAS network.  This held its own challenges and many lessons were learned from issues that arose, but every challenge was met with hard work, determination, and an eye towards the future.  

Over the following months, a continual drive to find efficiencies and improve the process and structure around the flight operations was a central focus.  The JAS Chicago team knew that this would ultimately bring value to their customers while offering a differentiator in the market for future growth.  Efficiencies in the warehouse were implemented in order to accommodate incredible volume growth in a limited space.  Warehouse efficiencies resulted in faster turn-around times from flight arrival to final-mile delivery. High performing staff were given opportunities to grow into newly created gateway leadership roles, while no less than six other promotions within the branch were executed.  New high-level talent was recruited and on-boarded that will one day grow into the future leaders within the Chicago branch and beyond.

In March of 2021, the annual USA Executive/Branch Manager meeting was held virtually.  As a result of their incredible performance and impact to the JAS global network over the course of a most challenging year, it was announced that Chicago was named the JAS USA Branch of the Year for 2020.  In the same meeting, it was announced that JAS Chicago would be expanding its footprint with plans to acquire additional warehouse space in the Chicago area in the very near future.  These two announcements illustrate what has made JAS Chicago a true success story: utilizing the success of the past to invest in the future.    

In the face of all challenges, thanks to the continued dedication and innovation of team members, JAS Chicago is able meet the needs of their customers.  Especially over the last year, it is more apparent than ever, at JAS, people make the difference!

JAS Brazil Porto Alegre Team Expands Expertise

By
Karen Tonon | Julio Dorneles | Alfredo Rodrigues | Luana Franceschi
April 19, 2021

The team at the Porto Alegre branch of JAS Brazil is continuing to grow its position in the southern market. Every day the team expands their expertise in air, overland, and sea transport. JAS' dedicated team has the know-how to serve customers from all industries and assist with any demand. The JAS team at Porto Alegre has the necessary resources, knowledge, and technology to help you navigate the highly complex logistics and supply chain processes.

The JAS office is located in the center of Porto Alegre, the state capital, which is considered the fifth economic hub in Brazil with various industries, including auto companies and footwear manufacturers.

The difference in the JAS ability to meet the expectations of the Rio Grande do Sul market is the customized service and our teams’ dedication to meeting the needs of the current market while ensuring excellent results as well as cost reduction, and optimization of deadlines.

JAS understands all stages of the process are critical in achieving the best outcomes.

Count on JAS, where people make the difference!


A equipe JAS da filial de Porto Alegre vem aumentando a cada dia o seu posicionamento no mercado sulista e ampliando sua expertise no transporte aéreo, rodoviário e marítimo. Temos um time dedicado com know-how para atender clientes de todos os seguimentos. Nosso time atualmente está posicionado como consultor para ajudá-los em qualquer demanda com total capacidade de executar processos de alta complexidade em todos os modais da cadeia logística.

O escritório da JAS é localizado no centro de Porto Alegre, capital do estado, considerada o quinto polo econômico do Brasil com a presença de grandes empresas automobilísticas, calçadistas e diversas indústrias. Um território atrativo e com grandes oportunidades de negócio.

Nosso diferencial para atender as expectativas do mercado do Rio Grande do Sul está no atendimento customizado, a dedicação do nosso time garante resultados excelentes com redução dos custos e otimização dos prazos diante do atual momento desafiador do mercado.

A JAS entende que todas as etapas do processo são importantes para atingir os melhores resultados.

Conte com a JAS, aqui as pessoas fazem a diferença!

Canadian Port Union Send Notice to Call Partial Strike

Looming Strike from Canadian Longshoremen Working Montreal Port

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April 13, 2021

March 21, 2021, marked the end of the 7-month truce period between the employer of the longshore men working at Canada's Port of Montreal and the Union representing its longshoreman. Once the truce period ended, a strike could be called at any time with only 72 hours pre-notice. This weekend, the Union sent a notice to call a partial strike.

The union management has stated that as of April 13, the longshoremen will no longer work overtime or participate in any training activities. If no agreement or truce is reached by April 17, union members will no longer work on the weekends.

This comes after the port, which is the largest in Eastern Canada, saw a substantial drop in volume reduction after many businesses began to divert cargo to other ports such as the Port of Halifax due to fears that a strike would occur.

The looming strike threatens to put further pressure on ports that are already under stress due to a global container and equipment shortage.

As the situation continues to develop, please do not hesitate to contact your local JAS representative to discuss alternative options and raise any questions you might have.

Learn More About the Developing Situation
From Poland to Brazil : JAS Delivers

Another Successful Delivery Made within 120 Hours via JAS Charter Flight

By
April 5, 2021

Another successful JAS charter flight has taken place. This challenging delivery was coordinated by JAS Brazil.

The transportation load included 80 cubic meters with more than 30 tons in total volume. There were 3 collection points from the various shippers in Poland. In additon to the usual complexity shipments such as these require, all the drivers at each and every border crossing were covid-19 tested up until the final drop off destination at Milan.

The flight departed from Milan headed to the Recife airport. From the pick ups in Poland to the arrival to Recife, within 120 hours, JAS organized the operation time attending our customer needs, so customer factory have not stopped. Our team was extremelly engaged to show that in JAS People Make The Difference in a daily basis, and that is why we have been getting good results. The whole process was closely followed up by JAS team, from fiscal documents check, fumigation of the pallets, cargo labeling, storage, ground transportation, aircraft loading and unloading.

Spotlight on JAS Porto Alegre

By
Aline Freire
March 29, 2021
Pictured left to right : Julio Dorneles - Business Development Manager, Alfredo Rodrigues - Operations Supervisor, Luana Franceschi - Business Analyst

The team at the JAS Porto Alegre branch are continuing to grow their position in the southern market daily, as they expand their expertise in air, land, and sea transport. The dedicated JAS team has the know-how to serve customers from all industries and assist with any necessity. JAS has the necessary resources, knowledge, and technology to help your company navigate the highly complex logistics and supply chain processes.

This JAS office is located in the center of Porto Alegre, the state capital, which is considered the fifth largest economic hub in Brazil, with various industries including auto companies, and footwear manufacturers.

The difference in JAS' ability to meet the expectations of the Rio Grande do Sul market are the customized service offerings and the teams’ dedication to meeting the needs of the current market while ensuring excellent results, as well as cost reduction, and optimization of deadlines.


A equipe JAS da filial de Porto Alegre vem aumentando a cada dia o seu posicionamento no mercado sulista e ampliando sua expertise no transporte aéreo, rodoviário e marítimo. Temos um time dedicado com know-how para atender clientes de todos os seguimentos. Nosso time atualmente está posicionado como consultor para ajudá-los em qualquer demanda com total capacidade de executar processos de alta complexidade em todos os modais da cadeia logística.

O escritório da JAS é localizado no centro de Porto Alegre, capital do estado, considerada o quinto polo econômico do Brasil com a presença de grandes empresas automobilísticas, calçadistas e diversas indústrias. Um território atrativo e com grandes oportunidades de negócio.

Nosso diferencial para atender as expectativas do mercado do Rio Grande do Sul está no atendimento customizado, a dedicação do nosso time garante resultados excelentes com redução dos custos e otimização dos prazos diante do atual momento desafiador do mercado.

A JAS entende que todas as etapas do processo são importantes para uma boa performance final.

Conte com a JAS, aqui as pessoas fazem a diferença!

JAS USA Expands Reach to Cincinnati

JAS USA Opens New Office in Cincinnati Ohio

By
Sarah Wilbanks
March 10, 2021

JAS USA is pleased to announce the opening of its newest office in Cincinnati, Ohio.

JAS USA's new Cincinnati branch has a strategic connotation due to its geographic location at the center of the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana region. It is an ideal location for freight movement as it offers an extensive network of roads, airports, waterways, and rail. Interstate 75, which runs through Cincinnati, is one of the United States' busiest truck routes. Additionally, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) in Hebron is one of the busiest airports in the United States for total cargo operations. Of further importance, the nearby Ports of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky move close to 50 million tons of cargo each year. Each day, hundreds of trains come through the region's intermodal terminals and classification yards.

The city also presents new e-commerce opportunities with the recent completion of a massive Air Hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG).  

As a part of this expansion, Tony Masternak joins as the JAS Cincinnati Branch Manager and Bryan Perdue joins as Regional Business Development Manager. Masternak has experience in launching and opening offices in the CVG market and has grown offices to become needle-movers within their respective networks. Perdue has an extensive background in operations, most recently in a commercial role.  

JAS looks forward to utilizing the advantages this new branch offers the entire company network and most importantly, to the JAS client base.

JAS USA Puts the Spotlight on Miami

By
Eugenio Fumo
February 8, 2021
JAS Miami warehouse December 2020

March 2020, Miami, and many of the surrounding counties in Florida (USA) faced new mandates and government regulations due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which posed a difficult challenge for JAS Miami. Like many JAS branches the work environment changed suddenly- as did the needs of customers. With some adjustments, endless enthusiasm and positive karma, JAS Miami was able to grow considerably in 2020, gaining more business through some major existing clients, as well as launching new projects and strengthening the JAS network into Latin America (LATAM). That network is important for JAS overall because JAS Miami is the main access point into LATAM and through this JAS USA Gateway almost 4.5 million kilos of cargo are moved from APAC (Asia Pacific) and Europe to LATAM and the Caribbean.

In October 2020, JAS announced additional weekly Flight Operations, Chicago – Atlanta & Miami. This new service is provided to further support customers in the Americas Region, which also includes mid-week departures to LATAM. JAS Miami operates diligently with JAS Chicago, as they are both official HUBS for JAS, receiving weekly trucks of consolidated freight destined for many LATAM locations. This process is rather complex and requires some of the finest positioning between all areas, requiring the customer service team to closely monitor freight through C1, where shipments are processed from origin. The warehouse team then receives, segregates, and repacks as needed in preparation for the destination country.

A long time JAS Miami customer approached JAS to handle the deployment & retrieval of all voting machines in Los Angeles County, this task was completed thanks to the support of JAS LAX; additionally, JAS Miami coordinated the logistics for two overseas elections in 2020. These projects were of great significance and importance for JAS USA, and JAS is proud to be a part of this process.

JAS Miami also coordinated the logistics of a major mobile phone launch for LATAM, supporting one of the largest distribution groups in the region. These are the same visionaries who made the Colon Free Zone a reality, the world’s second largest free trade zone.

JAS Miami’s dedication to our customers and capability to meet their growing needs, while operating meticulously to aggressively expand our network is remarkable and receives my utmost appreciation." Eugenio Fumo, CEO, JAS USA

The JAS Miami Branch has recently been activated as an FTZ (Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc.). This activation gives JAS Miami the opportunity to provide specialized services related to FTZ operations.  As an active FTZ, the JAS Miami facility has a section of floor space which is for legal purposes outside the customs territory of the United States, this allows JAS Miami to offer weekly entry services, duty deferral opportunities for import goods and duty eliminations for some export goods.  Weekly entry services may provide significant opportunities for clients to reduce costs and streamline their supply chain. FTZs offer the broadest flexibility for all bonded type facilities in the US.

During the last 3 years, under the guidance and leadership of Maria Emilia Davila (aka MED) JAS Miami continues to advance and evolve, often recognized, and valued by other JAS offices in LATAM as instrumental leaders they can rely on daily. JAS Miami’s collaboration and efforts within the region are exceptional, JAS envisions much success in 2021 from the Miami team!  

At JAS People Make the Difference! #JASTRONG

Happy International Customs Day 2021 from JAS USA

By
Laurie Arnold
January 26, 2021

Happy International Customs Day! We at JAS are thankful for our customs compliance team, and its adaptability as regulations have changed throughout the pandemic. Despite these constant changes and the new challenges that came with COVID-19, the implementation of USMCA, and the China 301 exclusions, the team has continued to stay up-to-date as they have navigated customers through the ever-changing regulations.  

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increased focus on importing and exporting items such as PPE, thermometers, and sanitizers. Our customs compliance team quickly gathered information about these items and it was able to help customers import large volumes of these goods under the updated FDA guidelines required under the Emergency Use Authorization. To better guide our clients through these changes, the team hosted a well-attended webinar focusing on these requirements.

Seeing the positive response to the previous webinar, a few months later, JAS hosted another popular webinar on USMCA which replaced NAFTA. This webinar provided training and discussed key points about the new requirements of USMCA.

Additionally, at least ten clients received individualized training on various topics from USMCA to how to classify their goods. JAS issued a record number of client advisories this past year to assure that our clients were up-to-date on the latest changes to the regulatory environment. To help clients avoid paying additional duties on imports to the USA, we advised them about the 301 China Exclusions.  

We are thankful for our customs compliance team's efforts in making sure our clients have the latest information. Together we are making a difference!

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!

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!

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.

With a 56% reduction in passenger flights since this time last year, the overall global air freight capacity is down about 13% from this time last year.   

Limited space on remaining 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, alternative approaches are the key to maintaining a reliable and uninterrupted supply chain by providing door-to-door control of the shipping process.  It is crucial that every step of the process - from the time the cargo is picked up to its final delivery - is meticulously managed by the service provider with shipments processed through facilities controlled by the service provider, both at origin and destination, avoiding the typical congestion at airport hubs, reducing overall transit time, and increasing control.  

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

In late 2020 JAS introduced BLUE WORLD PACIFIC, weekly flights between Shanghai and Chicago and a second route from Hong Kong to Los Angeles. The BLUE WORLD PACIFIC prime schedule is the best solution for supporting customers in the Asia – North America air freight corridor!  

If your business could benefit from a regular service in the Transpacific corridor contact a local JAS representative for more information.

With a 57% reduction in passenger flights since this time last year, the overall global air freight capacity is down about 17% from this time last year.  

In the China to Europe lane capacity is down about 18% from the same period last year.

Limited space on remaining 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, alternative approaches are the key to maintaining a reliable and uninterrupted supply chain by providing door-to-door control of the shipping process.  It is crucial that every step of the process - from the time the cargo is picked up to its final delivery - is meticulously managed by the service provider with shipments processed through facilities controlled by the service provider, both at origin and destination, avoiding the typical congestion at airport hubs, reducing overall transit time, and increasing control.  

Selecting the right aircraft is particularly important. Freighters offer unmatched flexibility to meet all cargo needs. They 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 January JAS introduced BLUE WORLD ORIENT, a weekend freighter flight between Shanghai and Frankfurt. The BLUE WORLD ORIENT prime schedule is the best solution for supporting customers in the Asia - Europe air freight corridor!  

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

March 2020, Miami, and many of the surrounding counties in Florida (USA) faced new mandates and government regulations due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which posed a difficult challenge for JAS Miami. Like many JAS branches the work environment changed suddenly- as did the needs of customers. With some adjustments, endless enthusiasm and positive karma, JAS Miami was able to grow considerably in 2020, gaining more business through some major existing clients, as well as launching new projects and strengthening the JAS network into Latin America (LATAM). That network is important for JAS overall because JAS Miami is the main access point into LATAM and through this JAS USA Gateway almost 4.5 million kilos of cargo are moved from APAC (Asia Pacific) and Europe to LATAM and the Caribbean.

In October 2020, JAS announced additional weekly Flight Operations, Chicago – Atlanta & Miami. This new service is provided to further support customers in the Americas Region, which also includes mid-week departures to LATAM. JAS Miami operates diligently with JAS Chicago, as they are both official HUBS for JAS, receiving weekly trucks of consolidated freight destined for many LATAM locations. This process is rather complex and requires some of the finest positioning between all areas, requiring the customer service team to closely monitor freight through C1, where shipments are processed from origin. The warehouse team then receives, segregates, and repacks as needed in preparation for the destination country.

A long time JAS Miami customer approached JAS to handle the deployment & retrieval of all voting machines in Los Angeles County, this task was completed thanks to the support of JAS LAX; additionally, JAS Miami coordinated the logistics for two overseas elections in 2020. These projects were of great significance and importance for JAS USA, and JAS is proud to be a part of this process.

JAS Miami also coordinated the logistics of a major mobile phone launch for LATAM, supporting one of the largest distribution groups in the region. These are the same visionaries who made the Colon Free Zone a reality, the world’s second largest free trade zone.

JAS Miami’s dedication to our customers and capability to meet their growing needs, while operating meticulously to aggressively expand our network is remarkable and receives my utmost appreciation." Eugenio Fumo, CEO, JAS USA

The JAS Miami Branch has recently been activated as an FTZ (Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc.). This activation gives JAS Miami the opportunity to provide specialized services related to FTZ operations.  As an active FTZ, the JAS Miami facility has a section of floor space which is for legal purposes outside the customs territory of the United States, this allows JAS Miami to offer weekly entry services, duty deferral opportunities for import goods and duty eliminations for some export goods.  Weekly entry services may provide significant opportunities for clients to reduce costs and streamline their supply chain. FTZs offer the broadest flexibility for all bonded type facilities in the US.

During the last 3 years, under the guidance and leadership of Maria Emilia Davila (aka MED) JAS Miami continues to advance and evolve, often recognized, and valued by other JAS offices in LATAM as instrumental leaders they can rely on daily. JAS Miami’s collaboration and efforts within the region are exceptional, JAS envisions much success in 2021 from the Miami team!  

At JAS People Make the Difference! #JASTRONG

JAS Worldwide, the global freight forwarding services provider headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is pleased to announce that it has signed a Share Purchase Agreement with Geopost, the international parcel division of French group La Poste, whereby JAS will acquire Tigers, a freight forwarding and supply chain management subsidiary of Geopost, once all regulatory approvals have been obtained from the relevant authorities.

Since its creation in Hong Kong in 2011, Tigers has developed a suite of tech-enabled integrated logistics services, from freight forwarding to omni-channel supply chain management, for corporate clients around the globe. Tigers operates through 70 offices in 10 countries, including 32 state-of-the-art omni-channel distribution hubs, and has 935 employees.

Marco Rebuffi, CEO of JAS, says: "Through the acquisition of Tigers, JAS is broadening its range of logistics services, adding omni-channel supply chain management capabilities, supported by advanced digital solutions, to help our customers ramp up their B2C e-commerce operations. JAS' and Tigers' teams share the same entrepreneurial spirit which has underpinned the success of both companies and will ensure the continuous development of the enlarged group".

Olivier Storch, Geopost Executive Vice President for Asia-Pacific & Americas, says "Geopost has, at an early stage, identified the development potential in Tigers' innovative approach to logistics. Under the Geopost parentage, Tigers has delivered an impressive growth on the back of booming e-commerce. With its global footprint and vast experience in solving the logistics challenges of its customers, JAS is the ideal partner to bring Tigers to the next step in its successful journey".

JAS is advised by BNP Paribas and Eversheds Sutherland. Geopost is advised by OCFA and RHTLaw Asia.

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 in freight forwarding. Today, JAS covers 90+ countries with 335 offices and official agents, and has over 4,000 employees globally.

About Geopost

Geopost, owned by the French group La Poste, is the holding company of DPD Group, the largest international parcel delivery network in Europe, whose 77,000 experts deliver every day 5.3m parcels to clients around the globe.

Happy International Customs Day! We at JAS are thankful for our customs compliance team, and its adaptability as regulations have changed throughout the pandemic. Despite these constant changes and the new challenges that came with COVID-19, the implementation of USMCA, and the China 301 exclusions, the team has continued to stay up-to-date as they have navigated customers through the ever-changing regulations.  

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increased focus on importing and exporting items such as PPE, thermometers, and sanitizers. Our customs compliance team quickly gathered information about these items and it was able to help customers import large volumes of these goods under the updated FDA guidelines required under the Emergency Use Authorization. To better guide our clients through these changes, the team hosted a well-attended webinar focusing on these requirements.

Seeing the positive response to the previous webinar, a few months later, JAS hosted another popular webinar on USMCA which replaced NAFTA. This webinar provided training and discussed key points about the new requirements of USMCA.

Additionally, at least ten clients received individualized training on various topics from USMCA to how to classify their goods. JAS issued a record number of client advisories this past year to assure that our clients were up-to-date on the latest changes to the regulatory environment. To help clients avoid paying additional duties on imports to the USA, we advised them about the 301 China Exclusions.  

We are thankful for our customs compliance team's efforts in making sure our clients have the latest information. Together we are making a difference!

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.

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