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JAS Recognized by a Valued Customer

Sealed Air Recommends JAS

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September 25, 2020

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

JAS Introduces Blue World Atlantic

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September 22, 2020

The current pandemic has caused shipping disruptions across the globe.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Biagio Bruni Keynotes Agora 2020 Conference

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August 25, 2020

Per il terzo anno di fila CONFETRA organizza il prestigioso evento Denominato AGORA’ 2020 e JAS, presente sin dalla prima edizione del 2018, NON potrà mancare con l’ importante partecipazione del nostro Keynote Speaker Mr. Biagio Bruni.

Sarà un momento di confronto importante e sarà l’occasione per fare il punto sulle grandi dinamiche del commercio globale che sta generando mutamenti profondi non solo nel mondo dell’Industria, ma anche nei settori della Logistica e nel Trasporto Internazionale, il tutto fortemente “modificato” anche in conseguenza alle sfide che il “Mondo Post Covid” potrà determinare per l’Italia e per le nostre Imprese.

Infatti a causa dell’emergenza sanitaria causata dal COVID-19, anche il settore dei Trasporti Aerei ha subito dei fortissimi mutamenti sin dai primi giorni di Marzo 2020, causando pesanti contraccolpi sulla continuità della Supply Chain.  

Nonostante questo difficile momento, siamo fieri di affermare che ancora una volta JAS ha avuto una “Market Vision” offrendo servizi JAS CHARTER FLIGHTS in grado di fornire continuità alla Supply Chain della Clientela e di Istituzioni Nazionali ed Internazionali.

JAS ha deciso deciso di continuare con l’investimento effettuato nei mesi precedenti, puntando sull’ organizzazione di vere e proprie «JAS FLIGHT OPERATIONS» su alcune delle Trade Lanes principali.

Il Servizio proposto da JAS  e’ gia’ operativo su uno dei piu’ importanti corridori per il traffico aereo che resta anche uno dei piu’ colpiti dalla cancellazione dei voli passeggeri:

NORTH AMERICA – EUROPA - NORTH AMERICA

Gli altri corridoi continuano ad essere serviti tramite voli charter organizzati in base alle esigenze del momento.

Per maggiori dettagli in merito allo schedule dei voli contattate l’ ufficio JAS piu’ vicino

For the third year in a row, CONFETRA is organizing AGORA’ 2020.   JAS will be contributing to this important event with the Keynote Speaker Mr. Biagio Bruni.

This is the ideal forum for exchanging ideas and to discuss the current turmoil in the world of commerce which will cause deep changes for all industries and their supply chains, particularly for the international transportation of goods. Everything will be affected, the POST COVID-19 world will be full of challenges and opportunities for Italy and its Industries.

The health crisis caused by COVID-19, greatly affected the whole Air Transportation sector starting from the first few days of March 2020. Supply Chains around the world were completely disrupted.

Despite the very difficult moment, JAS was able to anticipate the market needs quickly establishing a series of JAS CHARTER FLIGHTS to cover any supply chain gap for its clients, as well as Italian and International institutions.

JAS recently decided to expand the investment creating what we now call “JAS FLIGHT OPERATIONS” on the most important Trade-Lanes.

The service is already operational in one of the most important air freight corridors which is also one of the most impacted by the cancellation of many passenger flights:

NORTH AMERICA – EUROPE – NORTH AMERICA

Other flight corridors will be served with Charter Flights which will be organized depending on the market needs.

For more information and schedule details, please contact your closest JAS office.

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

A JAS Success Story in Moving PPE

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August 18, 2020

Reduced global air cargo capacity, blank sailings, carrier solvency, increasing port congestion, and last-mile delivery delays are adding to an ever-growing riskier global environment that threatens supply chains.

Uncertain times often require creative measures. As shippers look to replenish inventory levels as well as budget logistics costs in such an unpredictable environment, partnering with a freight forwarder such as JAS helps to reduce such risks and cost concerns.

JAS has always worked closely with shippers to offer solutions that balance planning with responsiveness and agility. The COVID-19 pandemic highlights this need as shippers continue to benefit from the expertise of JAS during this crisis.

For several years, JAS Italy has worked with several Italian Government institutions by serving their logistics requirements. The relationship has become even closer during the pandemic as JAS took charge of a certain Italian Government institution’s import/export distribution process to obtain and distribute Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) commodities.

JAS initially arranged shipments from China, Brazil, and South Africa mainly through general cargo urgent flights. However, as demand dramatically increased, JAS recognized that the available market capacity was not meeting the needs of its customers. As a result, JAS ramped up the use of charter flights to better meet customer requirements.  

Since February, JAS has moved millions of masks along with protective suits, visors, gloves, respirators, pulmonary ventilators, test tubes, and swabs.

By chartering flights, JAS was able to help other customers as well. For example, a German-based provider of medical and hygiene products turned to JAS to supply N95 masks to the governments of Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. JAS utilized multiple chartered flights from Shanghai to Frankfurt to distribute not only to the governments involved but also to pharmacies for wider distribution to non-governmental organizations and the public at large.

JAS was able to support customers in Peru, Colombia, and Mexico building southbound connections with the charter flights arriving to the USA from Asia.

The ability to rapidly charter flights between countries could not have been accomplished in such a quick and efficient manner without the expertise of the JAS World Air Freight Team (WAT) whose close relationship with a number of aircraft owners allowed JAS to find the right equipment, mostly 747-8 and 747-4 cargo planes, at the right time and in the right location for its customers.

Collaboration with JAS China was crucial as requirements for moving Personal Protection Equipment changed almost on a daily basis. Communication was a key success factor with JAS China establishing a daily communication channel to keep the whole JAS network up to date with the latest information.

JAS has now implemented full scheduled flight operations in the transatlantic corridor. Offering weekend flights from Chicago to Frankfurt and back.

JAS is also continuing special charter flights both with cargo aircraft or ghost flights from Shanghai to Chicago and from Hong Kong to Los Angeles.

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

By
Stefano Redditi
August 17, 2020

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

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

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

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

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JAS South Africa Aids in Critical JAS Italy PPE Shipment

By
Bruce Gerber
July 1, 2020

During the peak of the Italian Covid-19 crisis, JAS South Africa received instructions from JAS Italy to handle an urgent PPE shipment for the PROTEZIONE CIVILE ITALIANA. 11,343 cartons containing surgical masks needed to be uplifted from Durban, transported to Johannesburg and sent by airfreight to Italy.

The necessary arrangements with JAS South Africa’s transporter were swiftly made and all of the cargo was uplifted on 12 trucks and moved up to Johannesburg. Upon arrival, the merchandise was palletized into two shipments, respectively of 251 and 154 Pallets. Simultaneously, negotiations were taking place with various airlines for Charter options and our long-term partner, Cargolux, was chosen as the airline of choice. The two shipments were then booked on two Charters, the first one departing on the 21st of March and the second on the 28th of March. Arrangements with Cargolux continued being processed as relevant traffic rights were needed to be obtained in order for the Charters to move directly into Italy from South Africa.

The first shipment was delivered to Cargolux on the 19th of March, and the flight departed as scheduled. The second shipment proved to be more challenging, as South Africa was on the verge of a Nationwide lockdown, which began on the 27th of March. However, thanks to JAS South Africa’s efforts, the shipment made it out on time and was successfully loaded on board the flight which departed on schedule. This second shipment was on the last Cargolux flight out of South Africa, which was Day 1 of the South Africa lockdown.

Job well done and congratulations to the JAS South Africa Team! People continue to make the difference!

JAS Italy Specializes in Wine and Spirits

By
Charles Cattin & Stefano Castellazzi
June 29, 2020

JAS Italy has been active in the alcoholic beverages industry for decades and has demonstrated its ability to deliver superior logistic solutions to exporters and importers during that time.

Overseas market specialists, together with the JAS Florence Wine & Spirits team, along with colleagues deployed at JAS offices in wine producing regions provide dedicated competitive services to suit customers’ demands in Italy and various continents.

JAS offers state of the art airfreight services for wine, dry & reefer buyers consolidations at optimized costs, temperature management expertise, insulation services for air and sea consignments, and JAS' own LCL/LCL containers to selected destinations.

From Veneto, Tuscany, Refosco, Piedmonte, Abruzzo, Calabria…from all producing regions…Prosecco, Chianti, Barolo, Barbera, Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Aglianico, Fruili, and all other Italian wines are shipped with care for our customers.

JAS Italy together with destination offices colleagues ensure that the Italian flag for Wine & Spirits services solutions is raised on selected markets.

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JAS Germany & JAS USA Organize a Hand-Carry for Urgent Shipment During Covid-19

By
Tim Schuett
May 29, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to change the daily routines of many, the international shipment and transportation industry is no different. It is more important than ever to have freight forwarders who know the logistics industry and have the expertise and experience to maneuver and adapt in this new and changing environment. In late May 2020, JAS USA and JAS Germany were faced with a challenge that required that expertise.

On May 27th , in the early evening, JAS EMEA Account Management received an urgent request from Cooper Standard. They needed a shipment of metal springs urgently transported to the Czech Republic. JAS immediately got to work, only to discover that the air traffic fall was going to be a real struggle but knew they could make this shipment for their client regardless. JAS Detroit then planned to pick up the shipment (1 carton, 30 x 30 x 15 cm, 5 kgs) the next morning to start the journey to the Czech Republic.

The next morning, May 28th, at 8am the carton was picked up and began its trek toward the airport. At 9am the shipment and its carrier are at the gate, customs and security have been processed and the cargo is ready to fly. At 1pm the gateway doors closed at the DFW airport. 1:15pm, the flight is deplaned due to a hydraulic leak. JAS Detroit then has to urgently find a new solution for this shipment. They are quickly able to accommodate and a new solution is swiftly booked, but the ETA will be impacted.

On May 29th at 8:46am the shipment landed in MAD. The carton then heads to its next flight to FRA at 2:27pm. In another turn of events this flight is announced as delayed and the departure will be at 5:40pm.

May 29th at 6:09pm the flight departed and landed in FRA at8:14pm. The customs are cleared in FRA and the shipment is then routed to its final delivery point in the Czech Republic. Then on May 30th at 6:20am the shipment was successfully delivered 1 day and 9 hours after its departure from the shipper in the United States.

Throughout the entire process JAS gave full visibility to Cooper Standard, giving them updates at every milestone (23 in total). This milestone visibility and tracking ability gives clients the security and foreknowledge to plan and adapt to the ever changing logistics environment we find ourselves in today. Andrej K., the Logistics Manager - Europe, for Cooper Standard, took the time to write the JAS Team after the successful shipment, congratulating them for a job well done on the shipment.  

The JAS USA and JAS Germany teams cooperated and worked closely with one another to arrange for this successful transportation for our client. JAS provides the best solution possible within a tight schedule and ever-changing flight options to make sure all our customers can achieve their goals. JAS is passionate about giving our customers the best service available, and we know that People Make the Difference!

JAS Supports Countries Reopening Around the World

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May 22, 2020

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

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

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

China to the USA with connections to Latin America

Europe to the USA with connections to Latin America

USA to Europe

China to Europe

Additional flights will be added as needed.

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

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

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

JAS Italy Demonstrates Logistics Expertise in Covid Crisis

By
Dan Snodgrass & Marco Dell’Arciprete
April 30, 2020

For nearly 10 years JAS Italy has cooperated with primary Italian Government Institutions, chief among them, the Civil Protection Department for which JAS has been engaged for the last 6 years. Prior to the current situation, JAS Italy supported the Department during the last earthquake emergency in central Italy in 2017.

JAS continues to support Italian institutions during the current COVID-19 emergency, having once again been identified as one of their reliable suppliers of transportation and logistics on behalf of the Civil Protection Department. As a result, JAS has taken charge of their import/export distribution process, focusing its efforts on domestic destinations and regions.

Urgently needed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) commodities are being moved on behalf of the Civil Protections Department to address the health crisis in Italy. Starting in February and continuing through today, JAS has thus far moved more than 50 million masks along with protective suits, visors, gloves, respirators, pulmonary ventilators, test tubes, and swabs. When the Covid-19 emergency surfaced, JAS initially arranged shipments from China, Brazil, and South Africa mainly via general cargo urgent flights. However as demand dramatically increased, JAS recognized that available volumes were not meeting the needs of its customers. As a result, JAS ramped up the use of charter flights to better meet customer requirements.

JAS works closely with all of its customers to meet their specific needs. The Civil Protection Dept supplies detailed distribution plans to JAS on daily basis for all deliveries throughout Italy, including the islands. All shipments arrive at Malpensa and Fiumicino warehouse hubs which are then sorted and labelled before sending on to their final destinations. Starting in February JAS has arranged more than 1200 of these dedicated overnight deliveries. JAS Italy also supervises and coordinates daily military flights from Milano and Rome, destined to north and southbound destinations in addition to on-wheels shuttles.

JAS is publicly recognized in the transportation market as a company able to handle medical supplies shipments with high professionalism on Covid-19 contrast.

Lombardy Region, as example, contacted and awarded JAS a contract for their shipping needs for the brand new FIERA MILANO hospital preparation; from beds to respirators, and everything else that was needed.

In other Covid-19 efforts, on April 9th, JAS Italy operated a dedicated charter flight from PVG to MXP for a private customer who had an urgent need to move in excess of 5 million masks and 20.000 protective suits. Despite the complexities, within a few short hours of the 747F landing, all the commodities were delivered to the customer’s warehouse.

Among its many capabilities during this pandemic, JAS has received and stored foreign country donations to It.GOV, often hosting a brief ceremony of goodwill, usually presided over by the local Ambassador of the donating country.

Additionally, JAS receives and stores PPE orders directly from national contracted suppliers of IT.GOV.

JAS Response to Covid-19
JAS Responds to Air Cargo Shortage

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information contact your local JAS office.

Italian Protezione Civile Entrusts JAS with Relief Shipment

By
Stefano Castellazzi
April 8, 2020

JAS is proud to say that Protezione Civile trusted JAS with shipments vital to keeping the supply chain functioning. JAS is managing charter flights from and to several countries around the world to ensure continuity of the supply chain during the current emergency situation we, as a species face.

JAS China and JAS Italy cooperated once more in March 2020 to handle another chartered flight of relief supplies and JAS Italy is also providing domestic distribution of relief material to all the Italian regions. Specifically, JAS handled another charter flight (AN124) departed from Pudong Int'l Airport on 31st March, carrying disaster-relief materials. Off-Loading phase of this Charter flight was supervised by a special JAS employee, our own JAS Italy Managing Director, Leonardo Baldi. Baldi was the keynote speaker during an interview done for a national Italian television broadcast. During his speech, Baldi explained how JAS Italy is acting on behalf of the Italian Civil Defense and distributing relief material for many hospitals and regions throughout Italy.

JAS is proud to deliver logistics support to the Italian Protezione Civile, whom work so hard day in and day out to support the entire Italian population, and to provide the aid needed by doctors and nurses working around the clock to save lives.

JAS Charters Relief Supplies from China to Italy

By
Stefano Castellazzi
April 3, 2020

These are difficult times we are living through amid the Covid-19 pandemic that has already brought major economic disruptions around the world and has particularly hard hit the country of Italy and the Italian population.  While this is happening around the world JAS is actively working to support the replenishment of important disaster-relief materials desperately needed in all Italian hospitals.

Thanks to the longtime partnership between our Chinese and Italian Subsidiaries,  JAS China and JAS Italy were able to organize a chartered cargo plane within a limited time frame that departed on the 26th of March, 2020 from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in China carrying disaster-relief materials needed to support doctors, nurses, and those working  on the front line against this invisible enemy, COVID-19.

This shipment included 1,000,000 Medical-grade N95 respiratory masks, 2,000,000 disposable face masks and 111,000 medical-grade disposable protective clothing, providing essential protection to healthcare professionals working  around the clock in all the hospitals around Italy.

JAS is proud to be able to provide prompt responses thanks to our hardworking team around the world. Special thanks to our JAS China and JAS Italy teams for the hard work they put in to make this charter possible. At JAS People Make the Difference and never has that been more true than now.

Together we stand.

JAS Appoints New CCO

By
March 9, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

JAS at Kyalami

By
Louis Coetzee
February 27, 2020

​JAS Motorsport Logistics in collaboration with JAS South Africa were nominated as lead logistics providers for the Kyalami 9 Hour event held as part of the Intercontinental GT Series which visited our shores in November 2019. Our teams were revved up to be involved in this iconic event, which last took place at Kyalami in 1982, and surely will once again become a key event in the South African Motorsport calendar.

A few key statistics on what JAS was tasked to handle for the event:

  • A total of 41 containers carrying race cars, spares and timing equipment forwarded via ocean freight by JAS from various countries to South Africa, entering through various ports. Then exported again onward to different countries for the next events in the series.
  • Airfreight import & export of complete race cars, spares, accessories and equipment from and to various parts of the globe leading up to and after the event.
  • Obtaining embargo release from the customs authorities so that all containers would be inspected in one location, which would be the lay down area managed by JAS in the Kyalami track precinct. This for both imports, as well as export inspections.
  • Successfully managing a mix of customs requirements, some teams shipping under ATA Carnet, others with commercial invoices, for which provisional payments had to be made as well as acquitted with customs, all done in record time.
  • On site operations included 4 x crane trucks and multiple tridem axle truck tractor combinations to move a total of 54 containers from the lay down area to various points around the pit lane and behind the main building for teams to be present and unload their containers.
  • All containers were moved, placed, unpacked and operations set up completed within 2 days, and the same applied for loading out again.
  • Senior representatives from JAS Motorsport Logistics were on site for the full duration of the lead up to, as well as during and strike down of the event to provide support services from a logistics perspective to the teams as well as for the organizers.

The entire event went off smoothly, something JAS is extremely proud of.  People continue to make the difference.

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JAS Order Management Solutions

By
Jessica Motley
November 23, 2019

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 Participates in Unindustria Pordenone Seminar

By
Stefano Casteliazzi
October 14, 2019

We are excited to announce that JAS Italy will participate in the Unindustria Pordenone Seminar taking place October 22. 2019 in Italy. This seminar is focused on providing prospectives on operational aspects for companies currently operating in the American marketplace. Singling out useful instruments to develop or perfect those companies knowledge of American law aspects, as well as fiscal and customs regulations that dictate business in the United States.

Keynote speaker Mr Giuseppe Roberto, JAS Route Manager USA & Canada, together with JAS Italy's Udine Branch Manager Mrs Stefania Morassi will speak on the U.S. marketplace and techniques to approach this market with success.

The main industries being discussed at this event are going to be furniture, “white goods”, and industrial manufacturing. There will be several other industries attending this event as well.

At the end of the event, a B2B meeting will be held and the JAS Italy team will be available to provide support and detailed information to our valued customers.

EVENT UPDATE        12/03/2019

The Unindustria Pordenone Seminar was very positive and although it was considered a “local event”, the interest and turnout were well over the original expectations.

This event has given to JAS Italy the opportunity to introduce our U.S. Network and our service capabilities to some local companies which are beginning to approach the U.S. Market for the first time.  JAS had the opportunity to prove our consolidate experience in the U.S. market and looks forward to assisting our partners and prospective partners move into the bustling U.S. marketplace.

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JAS Partners with Netflix

By
Margie Phillips
September 25, 2019

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!

JAS Spain Digs into the Fruit & Vegetable Industry

By
Pablo Talledo
August 12, 2019
Juan Romero, JAS Spain Vegetable Division Director, and Pablo Talledo, JAS Spain VP Sales & Marketing

A few years ago JAS endeavored to create a division for the export of vegetables from the thriving vegetable market industry in Spain. This endeavor flourished and now supports heavy export traffic through the help of experienced JAS personnel who share the best air trade options available to customers.

At JAS people make the difference, and the JAS Spain Vegetable Division is a prime example of that. When our customers succeed, we succeed, and therefore an emphasis is put on aiding our customers develop the best possible practices within their own businesses. Creating value for them that is above and beyond freight forwarding.

​The JAS Spain vegetable division moved 2,000 TN of airfreight in 2018 and expects to move almost 3,000 TN of airfreight in 2019.  

JAS maintains good relationships with airlines lending to a strong presence in the market. This strong market presence allows JAS to offer import and export customers the most efficient services available. Along with our expert  personnel JAS is focused on building strong and lasting relationships with customers.

Currently JAS Spain works with the top five largest fruit and vegetable cooperatives located in Almeria, Spain, which also is the largest producing area of fruits and vegetables in Spain. From start to finish JAS Spain supports the entire logistics chain for our customers, picking up cargo, delivering it to airports, and finally delivering it to it's final destination.

JAS Spain looks forward to another year of providing exemplary service to the the Fruit and Vegetable industry in Spain and around the world.

JAS EMEA Develops Aerospace Team

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August 9, 2019

JAS EMEA is excited to announce the creation of the JAS EMEA Aerospace team. The newly developed JAS EMEA Aerospace team is spear-headed by two specialists, Jean-Philippe Borie and Julien Delahaye.

Jean-Philippe Borie is the Account Director for JAS Aerospace and is based in Toulouse, France. Jean-Philippe has a  more than 20 years experience in the freight forwarding industry for a variety of Aerospace companies. He was the Regional Sales Manager of Aerospace for South West Europe for four years and Head of Global Tender Management Aerospace & Defense for six years prior to joining JAS.

Julien Delahaye joins JAS as the Business Development Manager for Aerospace accounts and is based in Paris, France. Julien has solidified experience in the Aerospace Industry, working at a large freight forwarding group as Key Account Manager, and Global Tender Management Aerospace & Defense for four years prior to joining JAS.

We welcome both Jean-Philippe and Julien to the JAS family wish them the best of success.

JAS U.A.E. Moves to Jebel Ali

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Stephane Jarmache
August 9, 2019

JAS has moved to a 7,500 sqm facility in Jebel Ali Free Zone in the United Arab Emirates and has cemented the group’s commitment to the Middle East. The facility serves as a regional hub for the Gulf/Med as well as a strategic transit point for SEA-AIR cargo between Asia and Europe. In addition to that, it is equipped with 3 temperature-controlled chambers to accommodate heat sensitive goods.

Our new Jebel Ali office is located near the international port of Jebel Ali (5kms) and airports of DWC (15 kms), DXB (50 kms) and AUH (90 kms).

​JAS in the Middle East has offices in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, as well as Bahrain with the aim to grow its foot print in the region in the near future.

JAS Germany Attends the Transport & Logistic Fair

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Katharina Avellino
August 7, 2019

We are proud to announce that JAS participated in the Transport & Logistic Fair in Munich, Germany during May 2019 for the first time. JAS had its own booth and the event was a great success. JAS Germany went above and beyond to create a unique and classy environment under the theme “sparkling solutions” to represent JAS at one of the most important events in the logistic field.

JAS welcomed many customers and potential clients for fruitful conversations and arising new partnerships. JAS took the chance to introduce the entire portfolio of JAS offered Solutions and explain who we are as an organization and what we are capable of with the powerful tools we have created for our customers.

Many JAS employees from around the world gathered in Munich to support and collaborate with one another,  growing stronger as a global team. JAS is showing the world that they are modern and unique as a company and that their global team stands united and will go that extra mile to provide outstanding services and solutions to their valued customers.

​JAS Germany would like to thank JAS Worldwide Management and their customers for making this experience  possible.

Worldwide Sales Team Meeting Takes Place

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August 5, 2019

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

JAS Ships 61 Luxury Vehicles in 10 Days

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Laura Cendola
December 7, 2018

When a luxury Italian auto manufacturer was faced with the challenge of shipping 61 vehicles (2 spot shipments of 19 vehicles and the next of 42 vehicles) from Italy to Japan in only 10 days, they knew they could turn to JAS to get the job done.

With the majority of the vehicles being SUVs, dedicated charter flights were not the best option. With an SUV the vehicles' dimensions limit the number of vehicles that can be loaded on board a chartered plane. Therefore the JAS Team decided to ship all the vehicles on multiple scheduled commercial freighter flights.​

With the long-term partnerships JAS has developed with many airlines over the years, the team was able to secure 3 airlines to ship all vehicles with no problem. The vehicles were shipped out on scheduled commercial flights within the allotted time frame.

This challenge demonstrates the importance of the collaboration between JAS teams and the airlines with which JAS partners. The synergy between the Air Product Management and Operation Air teams of the JAS Torino branch in Italy and the Global Account & Automotive teams allowed JAS to successfully accomplish the goal of the challenge given to them and achieve full customer satisfaction.

JAS Launches Block Train Service: China to Germany

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October 8, 2018

On August 16, 2018, the first JAS block train with 41 containers with multiple goods from Chinese manufacturers was launched for our local customers in the textile and accessories sectors.

​Scheduled and in time, the delivery and loading of the containers took place in China, so that the departure took place punctually. This train departs from Fuzhou, passes through the Manzhouli border crossing 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 16,000km in 17 days.

​After the arrival on September 15, 2018, the complete customs clearance of all goods in the railway terminal Hamburg took place. The containers were then reloaded onto the connecting train of the TCU, our long-term partner and expert for container hinterland traffic, and driven to Mannheim.

Then at 3:00 am on September 20, 2018, all 41 containers with all goods arrived safely. And the welcome of this first JAS block train from Fuzhou was celebrated with representatives from the customer, our responsible JAS branch and the Mannheim Contargo terminal.

JAS Germany is ready to have this long-distance rail supply chain solution as a weekly connection from the Jiangxi Province/China into Germany, and not just ending in Hamburg, but with redirects that serve the whole country.

JAS Forwarding GmbH, headquartered in Neu-Isenburg, has been represented in Germany since 1979 and today has over 300 experts in 10 branches and 3 gateways. In addition to the global air and sea freight services, processed with a global, one file 'IT solution, we offer extensive services as a 3PL service provider in our own warehouses as well as customs clearance services. "People Make The Difference": and thus we always act flexibly to individual customer requirements, integrated into the worldwide JAS logistics network.

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The slot of the train in Mannheim will be on 20.09. arrive at 3 o'clock in the morning and then unload.

  • Arrival block train 15.09. in the terminal Hamburg
  • Customs clearance of all containers in time
  • Departure complete Train Hamburg to Terminal Mannheim (TCU) Arrival at Contargo Mannheim on the 20th at 3 o'clock in the morning
  • Reception by JAS and the customer
  • Discharge and delivery of containers since 20 September

It is planned to set up this train on a weekly basis and then even implement and declare it with Terminal Mannheim as the terminus, rather than in Hamburg.

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JAS Worldwide is happy to announce that on September 8th, 2018 JAS Italy will, along with the company as a whole, celebrate its 40th anniversary of successful service to the world.

JAS was founded in Milan, Italy in 1978 under the leadership of Mr. Biagio Bruni. Over the last 40 years JAS has expanded from Italy and Europe to the rest of the world, improving freight forwarding services and providing customers with the best services available.

Recently the JAS Italy delegation was invited to the JAS Worldwide meeting in Las Vegas, USA where they celebrated the company's 40th anniversary with their international colleagues. At the Worldwide meeting JAS looked toward the future as well as reminisced on how far the company has come in the last 40 years.

JAS is proud of the progress and achievements we have made over the last 40 years and looks forward to commemorating the next 40 as well. Congratulations JAS Italy!

JAS Forwarding (Uganda) - SMC Limited was successfully incorporated on the 23rd of March 2018.

This new entity will enable JAS Projects - Oil & Gas to demonstrate local content when competing for projects related to the country's oil field and refining development. The company is located within the Kampala office of Kenfreight, which will handle any local operations.

JAS Projects - Oil & Gas looks forward to serving the community in Uganda!

JAS EMEA organized its Annual Management Meeting in Paris, France in early March. The group included all EMEA Regional Management, each Country Management and Country Sales Management, in addition an invitation of our Worldwide CEO, Marco Rebuffi, and our Sales & Marketing EVP, Stefano Redditi, as well as our Strategic Development EVP, John O’Connor, and the new Air Freight VP of JAS APAC, Jens Grimpe.

The event was very successful  and celebrated the achievements and results JAS EMEA reached  in 2017. This meeting also helps our team to align and establish the strong development strategies for the Region in 2018.

Greencarrier Freight Services is a logistics service provider offering end-2-end smart and sustainable transport solutions and supply chain management services. The company uses all modes of transport including ocean, shortsea, air, road, intermodal and rail.

Greencarrier Freight Services is a part of the Greencarrier Group, one of the Nordic region’s largest privately owned and logistics companies with the focus to be the leading local service provider in Nordics and Baltics.

Greencarrier Group works independently in two business areas; Greencarrier Freight Services with international freight forwarding in 14 countries and Greencarrier Liner Agency which is the agent for Evergreen Line in 7 countries.

Facts & Figures for Greencarrier Freight Services:

  • Founded in Sweden in 1994
  • The Nordic region's largest privately owned transport company
  • Specialized in global transport and logistic solutions
  • Approximately 650 employees working in 38 offices in 12 countries
  • Turnover 300 MEUR (2017)
  • Handles logistics for more than 15.000 customers

Customized and Sustainable Transport Solutions Worldwide

Greencarrier Freight Services has been offering customized transport solutions and supply chain management services since 1994. With a local presence and extended network, the company provides both in-depth knowledge of the local markets as well as sustainable transport solutions worldwide.

The company transports goods by air, ocean, road and rail. This makes it possible to meet customers’ various transport needs and adjust each transport to each specific situation. Being able to combine different transport modes also enables multimodal solutions that are optimized with regards to sustainability, cost and lead time. In addition to the core solutions, Greencarrier Freight Services offers a variety of value-added services to optimize the goods flow, such as Customs Services, Cargo Insurance, Distribution Centre, Cargo Management & E-solution and Port Logistics.

A Green and Responsible Ambition

The environment is an integral and essential part of Greencarrier Freight Services sustainability work. The environmental responsibility includes caring for the environment across all levels of the organization. The company’s ambition is to be a frontrunner in the transport industry and a responsible partner who provides eco-friendly alternatives to traditional transport solutions. Making sure Greencarrier Freight Services own suppliers are responsible partners in the logistics chain is one important aspect of this. Another part is helping customers ensuring they are compliant with laws and regulations regarding, for example, carbon emissions from different transportation and logistics solutions. And just as important, to provide competence and advice to customers, enabling them to make an active environmental choice to greener solutions.

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is an important part of Greencarrier Freight Services’ operations. The company includes CSR as a part of an entire corporate philosophy called “The Greencarrier Spirit”. The Greencarrier Spirit influences all the company's activities every day, with the aim to act in a sustainable way over the long-term.  

The company is strongly value driven with passionate focus of creating competitive advantages for our customers through high level of innovation and personalization combined with digital maturity.

The company mantra “Yes it’s possible” is a red tread in all that we do.

Strategic Alliance Partner

Greencarrier is very proud to offer JAS as our exclusive global alliance partner. Our strategic alliance enables us to expand a seamless network in every region of the world. Having extended arms through JAS global network enables Greencarrier to follow our customers into new regions at highest level of service performance and transparency. It also offers JAS customers the very same extended arms, whereby our service offering is complementary to each other. JAS customers can benefit from both companies working in the same operational system which enables transparency upon visibility, accuracy and performance.

Connecting our companies enables our customers to take full advantage of JAS and Greencarriers united capabilities.

Dubai, the city that is on the world’s radar!

Just mention the D word and see the light in people’s eyes. This is the result of many years of planning, sweat, hard work and a vision like no other.

When oil was discovered in 1966, Sheikh Rashid utilized the oil revenues to spur infrastructure development in Dubai. Schools, hospitals, roads, a modern telecommunications network … the pace of development was frenetic. A new port and terminal building were built at the Dubai International Airport. A runway extension that could accommodate any type of aircraft was implemented. The largest man-made harbor in the world was constructed at Jebel Ali, and a free zone was created around the port.

Dubai's formula for development was becoming evident to everyone – visionary leadership, high-quality infrastructure, an expatriate-friendly environment, zero tax on personal and corporate income and low import duties. The result was that Dubai quickly became a business and tourism hub for a region that stretches from Egypt to the Indian sub-continent and from South Africa to what are now called the CIS countries.

Since the 1960s, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, then ruler of Abu Dhabi, and Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum had dreamed of creating a federation of the Emirates in the region. Their dreams were realized in 1971 when Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Fujairah and (in 1972) Ras Al Khaimah, joined to create the United Arab Emirates.

Under the late Sheikh Zayed, the first President of UAE, the UAE has developed into one of the richest countries in the world with a per capita GDP in excess of US$17,000 per annum.

In the 1980s and early 1990s, Dubai took a strategic decision to emerge as a major international-quality tourism destination. Investments in tourism infrastructure have paid off handsomely over the years.

Dubai is now a city that boasts unmatchable hotels, remarkable architecture and world-class entertainment and sporting events. The beautiful Burj Al Arab hotel presiding over the coastline of Jumeirah beach is the world's only hotel with a seven star rating. The Emirates Towers are one of the many structures that remind us of the commercial confidence in a city that expands at a remarkable rate. Standing 350 meters high, the office tower is the tallest building in the Middle East and Europe.

Dubai also hosts major international sporting events. The Dubai Desert Classic is a major stop on the Professional Golf Association tour. The Dubai Open, an ATP tennis tournament, and the Dubai World Cup, the world's richest horse race, draw thousands every year.

JAS saw the potential of this city and that is why JAS UAE opened its doors in 2000. Since then, JAS has been a major player in the forwarding industry and managed to position itself amongst the top importers to the region. Handling a wide range of cargo variety, from Garments, Automotive to construction Materials and Oil & Gas.

The sales and management team of JAS ZA has officially accepted the monumental challenge of achieving a growth target nearly 4 times that which was achieved in the fiscal year 2017. Some may say that this kind of growth is not possible, but the team in South Africa would beg to differ!

THE CURRENT ENVIRONMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA

With the political situation in South Africa seeming to begin to settle down, business confidence and international investment in the country are on the rise. If the newly elected president of the main political party is able to continue his drive towards a non-corrupt local government and manages to turn around certain dysfunctional state owned enterprises, the country will move even further forward.

A stronger local currency, trading at levels last seen over three years ago to the US Dollar, will assist to drive the increase of imported products to the country's shores. The world’s third largest investment bank Goldman Sachs said that South Africa is “The emerging market story for 2018”, this being a good indicator that the country is now finding the right track, also predicting interest rate cuts in 2018. The one downside of a stronger local currency will be the pressure it puts on the export market.

SO WHAT DOES THIS ALL MEAN FOR JAS ZA?

JAS ZA has done an immense amount of groundwork in 2017, putting in place measures to ensure they achieve their objectives in 2018. Critical to the success of the team in achieving their goal is to find the right balance between import and export volumes, as well as to look at new industry verticals.

Taking advantage of the favourable import conditions to South Africa will also be key to their success at achieving the growth targets. The team has been talking with a number of blue chip organisations, and many of the opportunities they have been collaborating on will start coming to fruition in the first quarter of 2018.

In terms of a new and improved service offerings, JAS South Africa is looking to further expand in some areas of their business. Investigating the viability of a trade finance solution as an additional advantage for new & existing clients, to be better than what any other forwarder has implemented so far. This solution is quite unique to the South African market due to local customs clearing practices, as well as clients wanting one company to handle their entire foreign trade activity, from purchase of goods to Forex management all tied in to the logistics of moving their cargo from factory to final consumer. JAS South Africa will be a leader in offering a full scope of services to our Customers.

Another focus area is going to be the general African market. JAS South Africa would like to develop this very important and emerging market with the vision to become the “Control Tower” for all trade into and out of Africa. The opportunities in these markets are bountiful, with many African countries still experiencing double digit growth figures annually.

BIG WINS FOR JAS SOUTH AFRICA SO FAR...

HANON SYSTEMS

JAS ZA has secured the customs brokerage, warehousing and last mile distribution for Hanon Systems. JAS ZA controls the imports from Thailand & Korea and has worked closely with Hanon over the past couple of years to earn this business and build this relationship.

Our JAS Johannesburg warehouse now holds all inventory pertaining to the FORD RANGER PICK-UP from where we deliver directly into the HANON incubation centre at FORD for the production line. We are expecting around 400 to 500 Containers per annum throughput as well as an additional 250 Cubic meters of LCL cargo.

BEARING MAN GROUP

Anver Mayet, our JAS Johannesburg Business Development Manager, has secured a five year contract with the Bearing Man Group, which will mean JAS ZA will be handling all of their ocean freight forwarding business. The expected FCL volumes are around 1440 Containers per annum.

Through the consistent expansion of their operations since 1974, BMG have become Africa’s largest specialist distributor of engineering components, strategically positioned to service all sectors of industry including agriculture, mining, petrochemical, sugar, paper, general engineering as well as the automotive and domestic sectors.

The extensive range of products includes bearings, seals, power transmission components, drives, motors, materials handling, tools & fasteners, hydraulics, filtration, lubrication and field services.

JAS ZA looks forward to a mutually beneficial and long standing relationship with The Bearing Man Group.

ENPING TRADING

​James Roux, Key Account Manager in JAS Johannesburg, has bucked the import trend in South Africa, with the securing of an additional 2000 containers per annum of paper and paper related products which will be exported to the Far East, as well as European destinations. JAS ZA will be working hand in hand with Enpings’ suppliers to ensure that the operational aspects of this large export client are handled according to the clients exacting requirements.

IN THE OPERATION - A Message from JAS South Africa

A key market differentiation as a medium sized forwarder is our service. We have to ensure as a business that there is a lot of focus in this area, to offer a personalized service to our clients by going above and beyond their expectations.

A fairly simple, but often overlooked area of many businesses is how we communicate with our clients. A cornerstone of any successful service organisation is effective communication, both internal as well as external. JAS ZA will be putting a lot of effort into this area to ensure that we communicate with our clients properly, with immediate and accurate information in a timely manner. We believe that this fairly simple philosophy will contribute immeasurably to the retention of our existing business, this being key to the team reaching their goals and targets this year.

We at JAS ZA wish everyone around the world a successful 2018, and look forward to engaging with our fellow colleagues throughout the year.

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