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Happy Chinese New Year of the Ox from JAS HKG

By
Aries Yuen
February 12, 2021
Andrea Azzimonti, Vice President Sales & Marketing, and Wing Chan, JAS Hong Kong Branch Manager & Director of Supply Chain of China including Hong Kong, represented JAS China and Hong Kong in the pig-cutting ceremony.

Chinese roast pig-cutting ceremony is one of the most iconic traditions in Chinese culture. As the tradition goes, if you are able to cut through the pig in one strike (remember, there are bones in the way), you will enjoy a smooth and prosperous year. Thus, the pig-cutting ceremony can be often seen at the beginning of the year, or at the opening ceremony of new companies, etc. in China.

Of course, the JAS Hong Kong team is not an exception in following this tradition. Thanks to the support and trust from customers, JAS has overcome the unprecedented challenges faced by last year and successfully reached our business goals in 2020! In order to send gratitude to and thank customers for such a good year of the Rat and to also welcome the year of the Ox, a Chinese thanks-giving ceremony was hosted at the JAS Tsing Yi Warehouse. Andrea Azzimonti, Vice President Sales & Marketing, and Wing Chan, JAS Hong Kong Branch Manager & Director of Supply Chain of China including Hong Kong, represented JAS China and Hong Kong in the pig-cutting ceremony. In the world of freight forwarding and logistics, speed and smooth delivery are one of the key goals to hit. Hence, the belief that the smooth one-strike of the cutting ceremony will bring smooth traffic in air, water, road, and so forth to the continued journey to success!

JAS takes this opportunity, to wish you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous Year in the Year of the Ox!

Happy International Customs Day from JAS China

By
Aries Yuen
January 26, 2021

Happy International Customs Day from all of us at JAS Worldwide! As we recognize International Customs Day, we would like to thank our JAS China Logistics team for all that they have done this past year to help customers navigate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) regulations and become Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) authorized.

Since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, countries worldwide saw an increased demand for PPE. With China being the world's largest PPE manufacturer, many customers needed to know how to navigate PPE export regulations from China.

The JAS China Logistics team understood these concerns and helped customers navigate the regulations by preparing a PPE Export-related Operational Manual. This covered the detailed requirements related to suppliers' qualifications, certifications, packaging, and cargo description based on China's official regulations. These requirements changed day-by-day when the demand initially emerged in the market. Therefore, the JAS China Logistics Team closely monitored the latest changes and created a total of 8 versions of the Operational Manual for customers between March and May 2020. This ensured the latest updates were provided to customers so that they would have access to the most up-to-date information.

Throughout this time, JAS managed customs declaration documents for customers to ensure shipments reached their destinations on time. In addition, the JAS China Logistics Team provided a critical service for customers dealing with PPE export cargo by ensuring all documents were in order, as any mistake in customs declaration documents could result in delays of customs clearance, cargo space booking, and cargo departure. The JAS China Logistics Team consistently provided this important document-checking service before customs declaration, and this extra measure helped customers avoid any potential cargo delays.

The PPE export regulations provided a list of approved PPE suppliers, often called a 'white list.' Any suppliers outside the 'white list' cannot export PPE overseas. Based on our overseas customers' requirements, the JAS China Logistics Team went the extra mile by verifying the PPE supplier's qualifications, documents, and packaging to ensure all regulations were met and there were no delays in the export process.

While guiding customers through the complex PPE export requirements, the JAS China team became certified as an Authorized Economic Operator – AEO. The certificate covers all of Mainland China, and its accreditation reflects the high level of security and legality in our trade compliance. It is recognized globally as a mark of quality, strengthening JAS' capability to offer a full range of premium Value-Added Services to our clients in China.

This International Customs Day, we are thankful for all of the ways that the JAS China team has gone above and beyond in guiding our customers through the customs process. Our people truly do make the difference!

JAS China is AEO Certified

By
Vivian Zhou
January 20, 2021

We are delighted to announce that JAS China is now certified as an Authorized Economic Operator – AEO.

The certificate covers the whole Mainland China and its accreditation encompasses a high level of security and legality in trade compliance. It is recognized globally as a mark of quality which strengthens JAS' capability in offering a full range of premium Value-Added Services to our clients in China.

A well-deserved accreditation for the excellent work that the JAS China professional Customs Solution Team has worked so hard to achieve.

If you would like any further information, please contact us!

JAS Tokyo Goes Ocean CHB

By
Oliver Drewniok / National Sales Manager Japan
December 8, 2020

JAS Japan is happy to announce that our Customs Brokerage License for Ocean Freight in Tokyo has been granted this past summer in 2020 and has started offering these services to valued customers with a dedicated team located right in the capital of Japan.

JAS Japan's own local experts provide prompt & accurate customs clearance services through their ample knowledge & experience which ensures a smooth process according to the highest Japanese standards & laws such as e.g. the Food Sanitation & Pharmaceutical Affairs Law.

Additional services such as container drayage, handling, truck arrangements & deliveries allow JAS Japan to truly provide full services to/from our customer’s door for both air & ocean freight solutions.

After having successfully implemented the same systems in the Osaka market for 2 years, this step marks another milestone in the expansion & capability upgrades of JAS in the land of the rising sun.

JAS Thailand Revamps Shopping Mall in Bangkok

By
Dan Snodgrass
December 1, 2020

Over the last several months JAS Thailand, in conjunction with JAS Italy, has been partnering with Schweitzer Project as they update one of the most popular and largest shopping malls in Bangkok. Schweitzer engaged JAS to ship furniture and refrigerators to the mall location starting in October.

Orathai Jitithikulchai, working out of Bangkok, led the JAS team that coordinated the necessary FCL shipments from Italy, Hungary, Poland, and China. The containers were unloaded in Bangkok and their contents meticulously delivered to the shopping mall based on detailed orders from the client. Considering the fragile nature of the goods, JAS performed the delicate process of delivery to the mall after-hours, usually from 10 pm until late in the night.

The JAS team put in substantial effort to carefully monitor the proper handling of the delivery, unpacking, and assembling of the furniture and refrigerators at the site. The attention to detail paid by JAS was praised by the client who qualified our overall performance as “great teamwork”.

Schweitzer was counting on JAS' expertise and experience to import and install the furniture and refrigerators. JAS Thailand is proud to accomplish such a comprehensive scope of service, from door-to-door. The results of the effort now allow mall visitors to enjoy an enhanced shopping experience.

China Announces New FTZs to Boost the Economy

By
Andrea Azzimonti
October 9, 2020

On the 21st of September, the State Council of the People’s Republic of China issued the Notice [GuoFa (2020) No. 10] on “Issuing the General Plan for the Beijing, Hunan and Anhui Pilot Free Trade Zones and the Regional Expansion Plan of the Zhejiang Pilot Free Trade Zone”, announcing the increase of the existing Pilot Free Trade Zones to include three new zones in Beijing, Anhui, and Hunan and to further expand the Zhejiang Pilot Free Trade Zone.

The recent expansion of the project will bring the total number of Pilot FTZs in China to 21; these FTZs are important pilot projects which assist the development of market reformation in the rest of China. Each of the pilot zones has been attributed specific tasks and has received special market considerations to reflect so.

The Beijing Pilot FTZ will be focused on science-tech innovation, international commerce, and high-tech industries, covering up to 119 km2, and will contribute, together with the existing Hebei Pilot FTZ and Tianjin Pilot FTZ, to promote the development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region.

The Hunan Pilot FTZ will include several areas in Changsha, Yueyang, and Chenzhou, to promote and develop the Central China region and the corridor between the Yangtze River Economic Belt and the Greater Bay area in Southern China. The Pilot FTZ aims to become an advanced manufacturing center.

The Anhui Pilot FTZ, the third new FTZ announced in 2020, would include three areas in Hefei, Wuhu, and Bengbu, focusing on the high-tech industries and promoting the further development of the Belt and Road Initiative.

The establishment of the FTZs in Hunan and Anhui is seen as a move to enable less-developed provinces to become more appealing to high-quality manufacturing, attract investment and boost efficiency, drawing investment in from their bordering provinces of Guangdong and Jiangsu.

The Notice also announces the expansion of the already existing Zhejiang Pilot Free Trade Zone by adding 119 km2 covering three areas in Ningbo, Hangzhou, and Jinyi and aiming to develop an international trading hub for commodities and agricultural products and to become a vital innovation center.

JAS covers the major provinces and cities in China, our team is always here to help our customers in identifying potential business opportunities and help them to face any challenges in supply chain with the best-fit solutions.

JAS Thailand Offers Perishable Goods Service By Air from Italy

By
Franck Portet
August 3, 2020
Milan to Bangkok Perishables Flight Service Map

Located in the center of southeast Asia, Thailand is the second-biggest economy in ASEAN and a major global tourism destination. This dynamic and consumer-driven market is increasing its demand for imported food and beverages, offering many opportunities for Italian exporters. JAS Thailand is proud to launch a weekly air freight consolidation for perishable goods from Italy, catering to the demanding needs of the most reputable hotels and restaurants of the country. We carry perishable goods such as fresh fish, meat, cheese, vegetables, and also ‘super’ fresh cheese (like mozzarella or burrata) and frozen foods to Bangkok.

This JAS AIR Service features the following benefits:

  • Weekly departure on world class carrier
  • Airport to Airport transit time : 11 hours
  • Flexible processes oriented to provide customers tailor-made solutions
  • Integral/integrated : JAS can complement air portion with Origin (pick up/warehouse/consolidation/customs brokerage) value added service solutions to ensure the smoothest release at destination.

Please visit JAS Thailand country website and / or reach out to thsales@jas.com for more information.

Download the Milan to Bangkok Perisables Air Consolidated Service Flyer
JAS Korea, a Specialized Solution in the Pharma Industry

By
Yousuk Kim
June 23, 2020

As economies around the world are suffering from the impact of Covid-19, businesses are experiencing losses, workers are without jobs, and many face the challenge of a complete upheaval of lifestyle. However, pharmaceutical companies are taking center stage in the Covid-19 fight, and one of these is a Korean conglomerate, SK Group, is seeing growth on the stock market and a new burst of innovation in the infectious disease landscape as the race for treatment approval for a Covid-19 therapy takes off.

SK Group, the 2nd largest group in Korea after Samsung with an annual revenue of $213.6B in 2018, has two arms of pharmaceutical subsidiaries, SK Pharmteco, the pharmaceutical intermediate, and API manufacturer & SK Biopharmaceuticals, the new drug development.

With support from JAS APAC & JAS Worldwide, JAS Korea has become a contracted freight forwarding business partner for SK Biotek as of last December, then after months of implementation period, JAS has been handling various types of Pharmaceutical export shipments by Air & Ocean to additional International Pharmaceutical companies in Europe.

Due to the nature of the cargo, pharmaceutical products, they must be mostly carried by air freight, using special equipment such as dry ice gel/ ice pack, cool/ reefer truck, temperature-controlled storage, and even RKNs which require thorough knowledge and experience to handle such a commodity properly and in a timely manner.

The RKN e1 is a one pallet size container, based on a second-generation active temperature control system and utilizes compressor cooling and electric heating technology, to meet the requirements of the pharmaceutical industry for smaller air shipments.

The RKN e1 container maintains product temperatures in the +2 to +8 °C range, controlled room temperature (+15 to +25 °C) range,  JAS Korea has successfully arranged 11 RKN e1 for its door to door delivery to a Spanish Pharmaceutical consignee with Dap term in March, when the Pandemic was in the peak.

SK Pharmteco’s subsidiary, AMPAC is one of the strategic partners to a U.S. public benefit drug manufacturing corporation, which recently received federal government funding of $354 million for advanced manufacturing of America’s most essential medicines at risk of shortage, including those for the COVID-19 response. With its strategic partners, it has initiated manufacturing chemical precursor ingredients, active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), and finished dosage forms for over a dozen essential medicines to treat hospitalized patients with COVID-19-related illnesses.

SK Biotek will supply pharmaceutical intermediates to AMPAC and has appointed JAS Korea as the logistics provider for this project. The 1st air shipment was exported to AMPAC in California, USA by suing 5 x RKN e 1 in close cooperation with JAS San Francisco on June 15th, all 5 x RKNs were successfully delivered to AMPAC on the next day. After the ingredient’s analysis main orders will be placed shortly and JAS will continue to handle this business. Next opportunity will be export business out of AMPAC to overseas with the finished products.

JAS Korea is continuing to expand their reputation as the perfect solution for the transportation of pharmaceutical products in the market with these continued efforts excellent team-work. We are sure JAS will be leading the market in a near future.

JAS India is AEO Certified

By
Soman Rajiv Nair
January 23, 2020

JAS is proud to announce that JAS India is now certified as an AEO - Authorized Economic operator.

The certificate was conferred to JAS by Dr. John Joseph, Hon’ble Chairman – CBIC (The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs) during a commemoration ceremony held at the Customs House in New Delhi.

AEO certification provides businesses with an internationally recognized security standard and certifies an entity as a secure and reliable trade partner.

Globally, AEO certification is gradually evolving into an industry standard for claiming eligibility to any administrative and governmental discretions, priority and facilitation. JAS India is on the forefront of this movement, ready to provide customers the best possible service in a secure environment.

Congratulations to the JAS India Team!

JAS India Moves Airbus H-125 Helicopter

By
Amit Selot
January 17, 2020

After a month of precision planning and coordination, JAS India and JAS Spain synchronized their efforts and moved an Airbus H-125 helicopter from the Barcelona airport to the Delhi airport.

The Helicopter is the Eurocopter AS350 Écureuil, now known as Airbus Helicopters H-125, is a single-engine light utility helicopter which was originally designed and manufactured in France.

The customer in India was very happy with the service and were delighted with the on time delivery of the helicopter on schedule and with no issues. This was a result of the detailed planning and coordination of the JAS India team with the JAS Spain team as well as with the local service providers like the client's customs broker, transporter, and customs authorities. All the necessary documentation was processed in accordance to the local laws and well in advance of deadlines so that there was no room for any delay at any point.

Because of this detailed and precise planning, JAS India delivered the helicopter to their customer on time as indicated at the time of delivery at the time of quotation which was almost 20 days prior to the execution date.

JAS China Provides Green Store Delivery Service

By
River He
January 16, 2020

JAS China is pleased to announce its partnership with two of the world's top fast fashion groups. Fast fashion refers to fashion retailers who are able to move from the catwalk to retail market quickly.

Starting in 2019 JAS began providing green store delivery using electric vehicles for these businesses, covering more than 40 shops in 5 cities including Beijing, Tianjin, Shijiazhuang, Langfang, and Tangshan in North China. The estimated volume being transported is currently at 20,000 CBM/year, with the the store delivery service in Beijing having an on-time delivery performance of 99% specifically.

All by means of electric vehicles, JAS China picks up the replenishment from the warehouse, delivers to the stores across Beijing city, and sends back the empty recycling boxes to the warehouse.

The service is offered non-stop, year-round, with a maximum of 3-4 deliveries per day for each shop. This model helps our clients to reduce warehouse space in their retail space and receive replenishment of inventory quick enough to support their sales, all while reaching the carbon dioxide reduction target.

Starting in October 2019, JAS China started the second wave of the green energy vehicle store delivery service. JAS picks up cargo from the client at the PEK airport area and then extended the delivery from just Beijing to the client’s additional shops in Tianjin, Shijiazhuang, Langfang, and Tangshan.

Thanks to the fast development of electric vehicle technology, JAS China is helping our clients switch delivery service to a green model in order to protect our environment not only in North China, but also in the whole country.

JAS Opens New Office in Vietnam

By
Marcello Piazza
December 10, 2019

Da Nang is the third largest economic center with the highest growth rate and urbanization ratio in Vietnam. Endowed with a strategic location along the central coast 784 km from South of Ha Noi and 964 km from north of Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang is easily accessible through major highways, seaport, and affordable international flights connecting it to other Asian countries. The local government’s pro- business policies offer many incentives for investors in the fishing, manufacturing, infrastructure, service, and tourism industries.

​It said the city will develop as a transit hub for cargo from Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, the Central Highlands region, and the Greater-sub Mekong, equipped to handle the specific demands of cargo shippers, oil tankers and regular shipping routes.

According to this demand, JAS VIETNAM open the new office in DA NANG, located in the center of city, beside the Han River, closely connect to customers, airport, seaport:

​According to this demand, JAS VIETNAM open the new office in DA NANG, located in the center of city, beside the Han River, closely connect to customers, airport, seaport:
6th Floor, Bach Dang Complex Building, 50 Bach Dang Street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City
To provide better services, create and expand our new business, we decided that we need our own space. The new location in Da Nang will strengthen JAS’s presence and offers dedicated space for meeting with our clients, partners and delivery our services. The new important chapter will drive our JAS VN in growth rapidly.

JAS China in CIIE 2019

By
Aries Yuen
December 3, 2019

China’s 2nd Internal Import Expo (CIIE) 2019 successfully opened its doors on November 5th to 10th, 2019 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai). CIIE 2019 has expanded its exhibition area from 270,000 to 300,000 square meters this year, and attracted over 100 countries and regions to participate in this national event. Companies from automobile, hi-tech equipment, lifestyle products, medical equipment and healthcare products, food and beverage, and many other industries joined the expo, providing great opportunities to bridge Chinese business around the world.

CIIE is one of the most important international business events in China, and following last year’s success, JAS China once again participated as an exhibitor in CIIE to showcase our global one-stop freight-forwarding and logistics solution provider, and share their ideas and perspectives on global solutions with insights on China’s logistics and freight-forwarding development, with customer-centric concepts and cross-country, cross-product solutions to visitors from around the world.

JAS China strives to provide a consistent level of the highest quality service across our freight forwarding and logistics services. At present, JAS China has 18 branch offices with 600+ staff, including Shanghai, Beijing, Dalian, Qingdao, Ningbo, Tianjin, Suzhou, Chongqing, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Xiamen and Yunfu.

JAS Thailand Puts Emphasis on Automotive

By
Franck Portet
August 20, 2019

As of 2017, the Thailand automotive industry was the largest in Southeast Asia and the 12th largest in the world. The Thailand industry has an annual output of near two million vehicles (passenger cars and pickup trucks), more than countries such as Belgium, the United Kingdom, Italy, Czech Republic, and Turkey.

Most of the vehicles built in Thailand are developed and licensed by foreign producers, mainly Japanese, American, and Chinese but with several other brands as well for CKD production, notably BMW and Mercedes. The Thai car industry takes advantage of the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) to find a market for many of its products. Thailand is one of the world's biggest markets for pickup trucks with over 50 percent market share for one-ton trucks.

Within this favorable context, our VP Automotive Vertical, Jim Ryan and our Global Account Director – Automotive Vertical APAC, Shane Ravel joined the first Automotive Sales Campaign in Thailand in March 2019, where they met with first/second tier suppliers such as LEAR, BorgWarner, Faurecia, CNH, IHI Turbo, American Axle, Continental, etc. The initiative has been managed and coordinated by Franck Portet (NSM for JAS TH) and his team members Mr. Kiattikhun Vunthong and Ms. Anong Chaliawsin.  

In order to mirror the vertical global initiative, JAS Thailand has assigned Kiattikhun Vunthong as National Account Manager – Automotive Vertical, who will be focusing on the development of automotive accounts in the “Detroit of the East” (Rayong area). JAS Thailand has already had a very productive year with Jim, Shane and the JAS TH team and are looking forward to having Shane in Thailand again to explore the huge potential available.

With Kiattikhun’s experience and the sales effort of our BDM – Anong Chaliawsin, from our Laem Chabang office, we are adding additional focus on the Automotive vertical.

With the expertise of the JAS TH team and the support from the global JAS Automotive industry, JAS Thailands looks forward to expanding and enabling their customers to have the best support available!

JAS Korea is Chosen by Vestas

By
Sungwon Koh
June 30, 2019

VESTAS is the energy industry’s World Class company on sustainable energy solutions. They design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with 101 GW of wind turbines in 80 countries, they have installed more wind power than anyone else.

When JAS sought to gain partnership with VESTAS the competition was fierce, but during a presentation given by JAS APAC management, and specifically the JAS Korea Team, in February of 2019 Vestas decided to put their confidence in JAS. Knowing that JAS always puts customers first, and the flexibility of our JAS Korea owned facility and management capabilities were strong influencers in VESTAS final decision to choose JAS.

JAS is now responsible for the housing of all VESTAS Korea's products and handling 3,000 sku's and circa 1,000 cbm at the JAS Korea warehouse per month.

JAS is proud to be chosen by VESTAS to be their supply chain solutions partner and looks forward to ensuring a long and mutually beneficial relationship together.

JAS APAC Headquarters New Office Grand Opening

By
June 19, 2019

We are thrilled to announce that JAS Asia Pacific have moved headquarters to their brand-new office at TripleOne Somerset, situated in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore’s premier business district. JAS APAC has spent the past five years at Mountbatten Road and have made many great memories there. However, they couldn't be more excited about the new office space, where they look forward to making many new memories. The new office has more space to work with, it is more modern and fashionable, and most importantly it allows all the departments to work together in the same office.

After months of renovation, JAS APAC held their Office Grand Opening on the 29th of May 2019. To celebrate the successful move to the brand-new Asia Pacific Headquarters, there was a ribbon cutting ceremony, roasted pig and lion dance performances, these were the must see items on Grand Opening Day. Luncheon were provided for guests and staff after the ceremony.

Mr. Tomas Sonntag, Executive Vice President of Asia Pacific hopes all the staff are enjoying working in the new office and together they will achieve all the success the future has to offer. This marks the start of another chapter in JAS WORLDWIDE ASIA’s history.

New office address:
JAS Asia Pacific Headquarters
111 Somerset Road #06-20 TripleOne Somerset
Singapore 238164

JAS Thailand Welcomes New National Sales Manager

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March 11, 2019
From left to right : Phuritat Buppako, Franck Portet, Orathai Jitithikulchai, Noppadol Kiattisin, Vassana Lakhonchai and Sareeya Heebtamai

Franck Portet is the new National Sales Manager for JAS Thailand. In his position of Sales Manager, he is responsible for the strategic and tactical oversight of sales activities to ensure that the company objectives are accomplished.

Mr. Portet is originally from France and has over 17 years of experience in the freight forwarding industry and held various roles in his term with JAS ranging from Sales Executive, RDM, KAM. He commenced his  International Freight career starting out with JAS in  France in 2001, moved to Hong Kong in 2002 before  joining JAS Hong Kong in 2005 and JAS Shanghai in 2008.

He has accumulated a solid multicultural office management and sales leadership skills in Asia and has a Master's Degree in Business Management from the EDT school in France.

Franck has a wealth of experience in various verticals such as Manufacturing, Fashion and especially Automotive in China, where he spearheaded the development and growth of a the Global Accounts and MNC with his team of 7 key Account Managers.

​As the ASEAN leader in automotive production and sales (2.1 million cars in 2018), Thailand was able to join the top 12 automotive producers worldwide. The country is also the second largest country in Southeast Asia lending to a plethora of business opportunities available to our customers.

JAS wishes the best of success to Mr. Portet and his team.

We Elevate Our Game!

JAS Hong Kong Shares Fashion Expertise

By
Aries Yuen
February 19, 2019

JAS Hong Kong is well known as a freight forwarding service provider and one of the market leaders in fashion logistics. On October 15th, 2018, JAS Hong Kong was honored to provide a half-day session to a group of students majoring in International Fashion Retail from Reutlingen University in Germany, which included a fashion warehouse visit and seminar in the Hong Kong office by the JAS Hong Kong team.

Thanks to JAS Italian heritage, fashion runs through our blood at JAS, and JAS Hong Kong has a strong presence in major luxury and fashion brands as one-stop solution provider from freight forwarding, warehousing and distribution, to value-added services, etc. The students from Reutlingen University were invited to the Fashion Centre of Tsing Yi Warehouse, where they saw the flow of hi-end fashion garments importing from Europe via Garment-on-Hanger (GOH) and Flat-Pack consol, and value-added service including pick-and-pack, tagging, quality control and inventory management. In addition, Mr. Alex Chau, Director – Airfreight of Hong Kong & South China, and Ms. Marta Masetto, Head of Trade lane for Italy of Hong Kong & South China, shared their experience on fashion cargo operation, tailor-made GOH consol cargo in both Air Freight and Ocean Freight, as well as the development of China luxury market which is supported by partners like JAS who understand the complexity and unique nature of the country. The students were excited to learn more on the topics and raised questions on both fashion cargo and future prospects of the China luxury market.

“[To] Share our fashion expertise to the future pillars of the industry is an honor for JAS, and at the same time, it is a great opportunity to unravel how logistics & freight forwarding work hand-in-hand with clients to foster the ever-changing fashion industry.” Added Ms. Cissy Ng, General Manager of JAS Hong Kong and South China.

JAS Asia Pacific Regional 2018 Sales Meeting

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February 19, 2019
Front row ( Left to right): Stefano Redditi, Kevin Ong, Tomas Sonntag, Shane Ravel, Daniele Iussa, Nina Katsuki, Stefano Olmi, Stefano Battan, Isabella Ng, Sareeya Heebtamai, Vivien Ng, Hai Nguyen Back row (Left to right): Franceschino Menconi, Michael Chu, Bob Tan, Oliver Drewniok, John O’Connor, Gary Ferreira, Peter Troy, Jens Grimpe, Yousuk Kim, Andrea Azzimonti, Raymond Phua

Mr. Stefano Olmi, JAS VP Sales & Marketing- APAC, was excited to host his very first APAC Regional Sales Meeting on the 2nd & 3rd of October 2018 in Regent Singapore. Mr. Olmi took this opportunity to share the spirit of the slogan – “Elevate Your Game” into the meeting’s expectations. “In order to increase our chances for success (ELEVATE THE GAME) the company has to have ONE SALES STRATEGY + ONE GOAL = ONE SALES BUDGET “  – Stefano Olmi

During the meeting, the Head of Sales from all APAC country offices were encouraged to share their current setups and actions to improve their local performance and ability to aid their customers. Mr. Tomas Sonntag (EVP – APAC) also shared APAC performance and key issues as well as the current market situation presented by Head of Products. JAS APAC were also pleased to invite special guests -Mr. Stefano Redditi, JAS Worldwide EVP Sales & Marketing, and Mr. John O’Connor JAS Worldwide EVP Strategic Development to share with JAS APAC corporate news and updates, keeping the entire company together on the same page.

It was a fruitful meeting and the takeaways from Mr. Olmi were very valuable to everyone. JAS APAC will elevate their game  continuously and are looking forward to a successful 2019!

JAS in China International Import Expo (CIIE) 2018

By
Aries Yuen
February 14, 2019

Being the second largest economy and second largest importer and consumer around the globe, China has entered a new development stage during which consumption keeps increasing, indicating an enormous potential for the growth of consumption and import. To boost trade between China and other countries, as well as further open China market to the world, Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China and Shanghai Municipal Government hosted China International Import Expo (CIIE), the first-ever import-oriented expo in Shanghai China, on November 5th – 10th 2018. The expo is jointly sponsored by the World Trade Organization, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization. JAS China is proud to be invited as one of the 2,800 exhibitors in the Shanghai expo, attracting global distributors in inquiring importing service to China.

According to source, China is estimated to import more than 10 trillion US dollars’ worth of products and services to meet the need of its 1.4 billion people in the next five years. It provides a historic opportunity for global companies to enter this massive market. JAS China has developed its business presence along the coastal gateways and major cities in China, and continues to succeed in meeting customers’ expectation of fast and efficient one-stop solution of air freight, ocean freight, rail freight, local trucking, warehousing and logistics services. Customers who sell products to China could entrust their pallets to JAS China with a peace of mind, as the professional team will help customers distribute their products not only in top-tier cities like Shanghai and Beijing, but also further into lower-tier cities.

China's huge demand for imported products and services will continue to provide a historic opportunity for global companies to enter its massive market for the long run. During CIIE, JAS China has met a lot of clients, potential clients and suppliers and discussed possible cooperation in and out China.

“JAS has been and will continue to be a strategic and important partner to help clients and suppliers connecting China to the world.”, added Andrea Azzimonti, Sales Director of JAS China and Hong Kong.

JAS Agents Elevate Their Game

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February 5, 2019
From left to right: Emil De Rosairo - Aitken Spence Shipping Limited, Haider Ali - Swift Shipping, Dirk Ravensteiner - JAS, Katrina Jenners - Jenners Worldwide Freight, Ahmad Omar - wift Shipping, Nalin Sampath - Ace Bangladesh, Brahim Jarmache - JAS, Roedrich Hoffmann - JAS, Rajendra Chhetry - Brisk Forwarding, Jens Grimpe - JAS, Eli Balolong - Inland, Rajesh Kunder - JAS, Tomas Sonntag - JAS, Stefano Olmi - JAS, Bralee Pimolvichayakit - JAS

JAS Worldwide recently held a workshop for JAS agents in the Asia Pacific region. The meeting was the first of its kind as part of the company’s commitment to expand its global reach. The workshop was an open forum exploring how JAS APAC agents could further elevate JAS metrics for 2019 and the years to come.

Participants came from New Zealand, Pakistan, The Philippines, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Cambodia.

Joining the gathering from JAS included Asia’s EVP, Asia’s Air VP, Asia’s Sales VP, the Managing Director of JAS Thailand, and JAS Worldwide Management’s VP of Agent Relations.

Special invites to the meeting included Israel’s Reuven Krief who spoke about his valued experience as a JAS agent, India’s National Manager Ocean Freight, who provided valuable information and offered support in the Indian sub-continent, and USA’s Senior Director of Air Freight who presented the USA’s Air Product and solutions.

All participants left the workshop enthusiastic about elevating their game.

JAS China Receives "Silk Road Panda Award"

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Aries Yuen
September 18, 2018

Organized by the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce (as “CICC”), Panda d’Oro Award 2018 and Annual Gala Dinner was hosted in Shanghai on June 9th, 2018. The award ceremony commended Italian and Chinese enterprises that have made excellent achievements in promoting bilateral trade between China and Italy. JAS China was honored with the “The Silk Road Panda Award" for its contribution and engagement in projects aimed at increasing connectivity along the new Silk Road. Bruce Ning, General Manager, and Mario Tasso, Head of Logistics of JAS Forwarding (China) Co., Ltd., attended the ceremony and received the award on JAS’s behalf.

Benefited by the promotion of ‘One Belt One Road’ policy by the Chinese Government, there has been significant development of rail infrastructures between China and Europe. Therefore, JAS China has now also extended its scope of business from traditional air freight, sea freight, warehousing, and logistics to rail freight between China and Europe, which is driven by strong consumer demand and limited air freight space in the market.

JAS China provides door-to-door FCL and LCL rail services on both Eastbound and Westbound, transporting light industrial goods, electronics, mechanical, and automotive parts. Eastbound shipments will be consolidated at Hamburg or Duisburg hubs operated by JAS Germany, and devanned at Zhengzhou, Wuhan or Chengdu hubs for further local trucking distribution. On the other hand, shipments going Westbound will be handled in JAS’s CFS service hubs in Wuhan or Hefei in China, and Hamburg or Warsaw in Europe. Rail freight service is a perfect solution if customers seek cost-effect transportation compared to air freight, and at the same time, with shorter transit time compared to ocean freight.

In addition, as JAS China is actively involved in logistics and freight forwarding services for Italian companies in China, Mario Tasso is pleased to be appointed as the coordinator of CICC’s Logistics Working Group in 2018.

To find out more about JAS China and Europe Rail Freight service, please contact our Ningbo Branch

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JAS China Launches Block Train Service to Germany

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September 18, 2018
The attendees included Bruce Ning, General Manager of Northern and Central China, Kitty Yuen, Head of Ocean Freight (South China), Steven Su, Branch Manager (Xiamen), Tina Zhou, Branch Manager (Ningbo) and Bernd Scheunemann, BDM - Frankfurt (Germany).

On August 16th 2018, the commencement of the first China-Europe block train service was marked by a ceremony in Fuzhou, Jiangxi Province. It was attended by top government officials from Fuzhou, Customs officers, key representatives from local enterprises as well as JAS corporate representatives from both China and Germany.

The attendees included Bruce Ning, General Manager of Northern and Central China, Kitty Yuen, Head of Ocean Freight (South China), Steven Su, Branch Manager (Xiamen), Tina Zhou, Branch Manager (Ningbo) and Bernd Scheunemann, BDM - Frankfurt (Germany).

The launch of the first block train service was of enormous significance for both the Fuzhou government and JAS China. The train, carrying its first dedicated 41-containers containing products produced by local companies, marked the official start of a railway partnership between Fuzhou and JAS China. As part of China’s ‘Belt and Road’ initiative, both Fuzhou and JAS China seek to facilitate trade links between China, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. It is strongly believed this will bring much better connectivity and will act to further boost trade for the local surrounding catchment area among Jiangxi province.

The move follows close collaboration among local municipalities, shippers, consignees, rail operator China Rail Express, local customs, and JAS China being the end to end logistics service provider. This train departs from Fuzhou, passes through the Manzhouli border and onwards through Russia, Belorussia, and Poland before finally arriving at Hamburg in Germany. This dedicated train service traverses 5 countries, traveling a total of 16,000 km in 17 days. JAS strives to do its best in providing customers with secure and reliable door-to-door rail service, which presents greater flexibility as faster option to sea freight and cheaper than air freight for time-sensitive goods. In addition, GPS monitoring and other value-added services are also available.

JAS China, with its head office in Hong Kong has 17 owned offices across China to cope with the ever-increasing logistics needs in the region. The organization has over 600 specialized staff, offers a wide range of products in air freight, ocean freight, sea/air services, customs brokerage, logistics warehouses and other related services.

JAS Malaysia Donates to Reef Check

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Bob Tan, VP – Sales & Marketing, JAS Worldwide Malaysia
August 2, 2018

On May 31st, 2018, JAS Malaysia handled the airfreight shipment of a Glass Bottle Crushing Machine from New Zealand to Tioman Island, Malaysia, on behalf of their customer, Reef Check Malaysia.

Reef Check is an international marine conservation non-profit organization and was established in the USA in 1996. Reef Check was then established in Malaysia in 2007. Reef Check protects, restores, and revives coral reefs. They conduct an annual coral reef check survey to assess the health of the reefs around the islands of Malaysia and strive to educate and build public awareness about coral reef rehabilitation programs.

The shipment handover was at Mersing jetty and arrived in good condition in less than a week from when it was shipped. The machine will be used to recycle all glass bottles on the island to reduce waste. The recycled glass silica waste will be used to build a concrete base for a coral reef rehabilitation unit.
​On July 25th, 2018, JAS Malaysia not only channeled the proceeds of the airfreight shipment, but also presented a check donation to Mr. Julian Hyde, General Manager of Reef Check Malaysia. The donation was presented by Managing Director of JAS Malaysia, Mr. Mervin Lin, at the JAS Malaysia Bangsar HQ.

Both organizations took time as well to exchange thoughts regarding the possibility of working together for future projects.

“The recently delivered glass crushing machine has proved a great hit on Tioman, and it is now helping us to solve a huge problem there – dealing with the mountain of glass that has grown over the years. The crushed glass is now being used to make concreate that forms the base of reef rehabilitation units, so it is being recycled to great effect.

We are very grateful to JAS for their help and expertise in getting the machine delivered – it’s something we know absolutely nothing about. Their service was quick and efficient throughout, and we are very grateful to them for that, and their kind donation towards our work.” – Mr Julian Hyde, General Manager - Reef Check Malaysia

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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 Corporate Headquarters partnered with Netflix to film multiple episodes of upcoming production, Raising Dion. Many of you may be familiar with Executive Producer, Michael B. Jordan from Black Panther and/or the Creed movies. We were privileged to have the show’s original creator, Dennis Liu, onsite contributing to the action. It was an exciting five days having cast, crew, and multiple tractor-trailers on site.

We are happy to announce Raising Dion will be available on Netflix Friday, October 4, for any who have a subscription. The teaser, just released, features a brief shot inside JAS. Once the link is open, you may position your cursor at the bottom of the screen; at second-counter :24/1.42, to see a brief shot taken inside our World Wide Headquarters lobby.

​Remember to tune in Friday, October 4. Will be fun to look for JAS scenes throughout the series!

As of 2017, the Thailand automotive industry was the largest in Southeast Asia and the 12th largest in the world. The Thailand industry has an annual output of near two million vehicles (passenger cars and pickup trucks), more than countries such as Belgium, the United Kingdom, Italy, Czech Republic, and Turkey.

Most of the vehicles built in Thailand are developed and licensed by foreign producers, mainly Japanese, American, and Chinese but with several other brands as well for CKD production, notably BMW and Mercedes. The Thai car industry takes advantage of the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) to find a market for many of its products. Thailand is one of the world's biggest markets for pickup trucks with over 50 percent market share for one-ton trucks.

Within this favorable context, our VP Automotive Vertical, Jim Ryan and our Global Account Director – Automotive Vertical APAC, Shane Ravel joined the first Automotive Sales Campaign in Thailand in March 2019, where they met with first/second tier suppliers such as LEAR, BorgWarner, Faurecia, CNH, IHI Turbo, American Axle, Continental, etc. The initiative has been managed and coordinated by Franck Portet (NSM for JAS TH) and his team members Mr. Kiattikhun Vunthong and Ms. Anong Chaliawsin.  

In order to mirror the vertical global initiative, JAS Thailand has assigned Kiattikhun Vunthong as National Account Manager – Automotive Vertical, who will be focusing on the development of automotive accounts in the “Detroit of the East” (Rayong area). JAS Thailand has already had a very productive year with Jim, Shane and the JAS TH team and are looking forward to having Shane in Thailand again to explore the huge potential available.

With Kiattikhun’s experience and the sales effort of our BDM – Anong Chaliawsin, from our Laem Chabang office, we are adding additional focus on the Automotive vertical.

With the expertise of the JAS TH team and the support from the global JAS Automotive industry, JAS Thailands looks forward to expanding and enabling their customers to have the best support available!

The annual JAS Worldwide Sales Team meeting took place between July 29th and August 2nd 2019 at the JAS Global Headquarters in Atlanta, GA.

The week-long meeting brought together the JAS Global CEO, the Executive Vice Presidents of Sales and Marketing, Strategic Development, and the VPs of sales from EMEA, APAC, Italy, the USA & Canada, and Latin America. Also attending were the Executive Vice Presidents from EMEA, APAC, the Americas, and Italy.

The gathering was centered around a series of workshops that are designed to aid each region with their sales plans for 2020. Participants are encouraged to work as a team on each plan, knowing that anything that is done in one region affects all other regions.

It is always a pleasure to spend time with our regional heads of sales. The workshop format adopted this year helped the team to produce original ideas on how to accelerate our growth even in a difficult market. I am proud of this team and am looking forward to the implementation of those ideas.

I would like to thank the JAS regional executive vice presidents for their participation as well as our global CEO, whose input is always invaluable

Stefano Redditi, EVP Sales and Marketing

VESTAS is the energy industry’s World Class company on sustainable energy solutions. They design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with 101 GW of wind turbines in 80 countries, they have installed more wind power than anyone else.

When JAS sought to gain partnership with VESTAS the competition was fierce, but during a presentation given by JAS APAC management, and specifically the JAS Korea Team, in February of 2019 Vestas decided to put their confidence in JAS. Knowing that JAS always puts customers first, and the flexibility of our JAS Korea owned facility and management capabilities were strong influencers in VESTAS final decision to choose JAS.

JAS is now responsible for the housing of all VESTAS Korea's products and handling 3,000 sku's and circa 1,000 cbm at the JAS Korea warehouse per month.

JAS is proud to be chosen by VESTAS to be their supply chain solutions partner and looks forward to ensuring a long and mutually beneficial relationship together.

We are thrilled to announce that JAS Asia Pacific have moved headquarters to their brand-new office at TripleOne Somerset, situated in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore’s premier business district. JAS APAC has spent the past five years at Mountbatten Road and have made many great memories there. However, they couldn't be more excited about the new office space, where they look forward to making many new memories. The new office has more space to work with, it is more modern and fashionable, and most importantly it allows all the departments to work together in the same office.

After months of renovation, JAS APAC held their Office Grand Opening on the 29th of May 2019. To celebrate the successful move to the brand-new Asia Pacific Headquarters, there was a ribbon cutting ceremony, roasted pig and lion dance performances, these were the must see items on Grand Opening Day. Luncheon were provided for guests and staff after the ceremony.

Mr. Tomas Sonntag, Executive Vice President of Asia Pacific hopes all the staff are enjoying working in the new office and together they will achieve all the success the future has to offer. This marks the start of another chapter in JAS WORLDWIDE ASIA’s history.

New office address:
JAS Asia Pacific Headquarters
111 Somerset Road #06-20 TripleOne Somerset
Singapore 238164

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