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Care and Follow-Up Key to Successful Engine Transport

JAS Mexico and Spain partner on aircraft engine delivery

By
July 29, 2021

Transporting an engine is a delicate operation. Moving an engine via aircraft adds a layer of difficulty that requires expertise, reliability, and commitment to the aerospace sector.  

Teams at JAS Mexico and JAS Spain recently partnered to complete the secure transport of an aircraft engine from Mexico City to the Madrid Airport Terminal in Spain. Engine dimensions were 450x250x255 cm. The total weight of the engine was 4,920 kgs. An engine this size required special transport arrangements and supervision during lashing to ensure the cargo’s safe arrival at its destination.  

Ricardo Molinero, Operations Manager for JAS Madrid, said the teams followed a strict procedure designed to avoid damage to the engine’s inner beadings. “They are very prone to damage if lashing is not done correctly since the engine cradle must, on one hand, be firmly secured to the truck bed but allowing as well some movement, so the inner beadings won’t break,” he said.  

To safeguard the engine’s delicate inner beadings, the teams adhere to the following protocol:

  • The engine was installed lengthwise in the transport vehicle.  
  • The stand base was laid on the truck bed, with the caster wheels and tow bars locked in a stored position.  
  • The engine/cradle and cradle/base fastenings were put in place and checked for secureness.  
  • The engine installed on the cradle was attached to the shipping base and equipped with shock insulators.  
  • The minimum required clearance of 4 inches between the cradle and the truck bed was verified. If clearance space is not confirmed, wood shoring must be placed beneath the transportation base side rails and nailed to the trailer bed to prevent movement that can damage the engine.
  • The shoring was secured to keep it from protruding inboard of the side rails, which can interfere with the vertical movement of the shock mounts or engine cradle.  
  • The base only was attached to the trailer bed using tie-down points.

This is the third engine JAS Mexico has transported this year. It is the first time JAS Spain’s team has collaborated on a logistics job involving an engine. The engine left Mexico City on July 4 and arrived in Madrid on the afternoon of July 7. Delivery was made on July 8 per the customer’s request. “The engine was delivered timely, fulfilling our client’s tight deadline,” said Molinero.


El transporte de un motor de aeronave siempre conlleva una operativa muy delicada.Si además, hablamos de un transporte aéreo,  se añade una capa dedificultad que requiere de amplia experiencia ,fiablidad y compromiso con el sector aeroespacial.

Los equipos de JAS México y JAS España seasociaron recientemente para  organizar el transporte aéreo de un motor deavión desde la Ciudad de México hasta la Terminal del Aeropuerto de Madrid enEspaña. Las dimensiones del motor fueron de 450x250x255cm, con un peso total de 4.920 kg. El transportede un motor de este tamaño requiere de lacoordinación organización de recogidas y entregas dedicadas con personal especializado y  de una supervisión estricta de la operativa de trincado paragarantizar la llegada segura de la carga a su destino.

Ricardo Molinero, Directorde Operaciones de JAS España, indicó que los equipos de trabajo involucrados siguieron unprocedimiento estricto diseñado para evitar daños en los rodamientos del motor. "Son muy propensos a dañarsesi el trincado de la pieza  no se hacecorrectamente, ya que la cuna del motor debe,por un lado, estar firmemente asegurada a la plataforma del camión, peropermitiendo la sujeción, al mismo tiempo, elfuncionamiento del muellaje del motor, para que rodamientosno se vean afectados", dijo.

Para la protección durante el transportede los delicados rodamientos del motor, los equiposse adhieren al siguiente protocolo:

  • El motor se instaló longitudinalmente en el vehículo de transporte.
  • La base del soporte se colocó sobre la plataforma del camión, con las ruedas giratorias y las barras de remolque bloqueadas en una posición de almacenamiento.
  • Se colocaron las fijaciones del motor / soporte y del soporte / base y se verificó su seguridad.
  • El motor instalado en la base se adjuntó a la base de envío y se equipó con aislantes de choque.
  • Se verificó el espacio libre mínimo requerido de 4 pulgadas entre la base y la plataforma del camión. Si no se confirma el espacio libre, se deben colocar apuntalamientos de madera debajo de los rieles laterales de la base de transporte y clavarlos en la plataforma del remolque para evitar movimientos que puedan dañar el motor.
  • El apuntalamiento fue asegurado para evitar que sobresalga hacia el interior de los rieles laterales, lo que puede interferir con el movimiento vertical de los amortiguadores o el soporte del motor.
  • La base solo se fijó a la plataforma del remolque mediante puntos de amarre.

Este es el tercer motor que JAS Méxicotransporta este año, siendo la primera vez que elequipo de JAS España colabora en la operativa de transporte .  Elmotor embarcó desde la Ciudad de México el 4 de julio , llegando a Madrid en latarde del 7 de julio. La entregó se realizó el 8 de julio según solicitado por el cliente.  “El motor seentregó a tiempo, cumpliendo con el ajustado plazo deentrega nuestro cliente”, dijo Molinero.

Flight Operations Utilized for Industrial Client

JAS Italy & JAS USA Coordinate to Transport Machinery

By
June 4, 2021

JAS prides itself on the ability to make a difference for their customers. So, when an industrial sector client reached out to them about moving a 650 CBM piece of machinery from the USA to Italy, JAS was able to quickly mobilize and find the most efficient solution, in the most challenging market.

The shipment was coordinated by the JAS Como branch in Italy in cooperation with the JAS Memphis branch in the USA.

Due to its nonstandard dimensions, the shipment required five Blue World Atlantic flights from Chicago to Frankfurt. Once the cargo arrived in Frankfurt, a total of 15 trucks were used for its final delivery to the client in Italy.

JAS offers weekly flight operations on the transatlantic trade lane with predictable lead times to and from the USA and Europe. These flights provide guaranteed capacity and control and each flight offers a hub solution so transfers can be arranged to and from multiple origin and destination points.

Thanks to the collaboration of both the JAS USA and JAS Italy teams, the customers' demands were successfully met and the shipment arrived safely and on time.

JAS Blue World Atlantic
JAS Spain is Growing

New office strategically placed due to its geographic location near the Port of Bilbao, which is among the top five busiest ports in Spain.

By
Javier Riera & Pablo Talledo
April 30, 2021
Left side Mr. Javier Riera ( MD JAS SPAIN), Mrs. Karla Herrero (Overseas & Customer Service) Asier Ibarnia (Branch Manager) & Pablo Talledo (Sales Director JAS Spain)

JAS Spain announced the opening of its newest branch in Bilbao.  

JAS’ new office in Bilbao is strategically placed due to its geographic location near the Port of Bilbao, which is among the top five busiest ports in Spain and has an annual container volume of close to 1 million TEUs. The port is well connected by both road and rail, with long-distance trains providing railway connections to its dry dock network, including Guadalajara, Madrid, and Burgos.  

The Bilbao office is fully operational, offering full container and consolidation loads, ship and aircraft chartering, and other logistic services such as project logistics, cargo insurance, and supply chain optimization. The office is also ISO 9002 and 14,001 certified, IATA agent certified, and Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) certified, among others.  

JAS Bilbao has the people and tools needed to provide logistics and supply chain support across various verticals and provide tailor-made solutions for all shipping needs from booking through delivery. As customer demands continue to evolve in this increasingly complex shipping environment, our team is ready to meet these ever-changing needs. JAS looks forward to utilizing the advantages this new branch offers the entire company network and, most importantly, to the JAS client base as we continue to show why at JAS, our people make the difference.

Italy-American Chamber of Commerce Digital Event

JAS Participates in the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast digital event

By
Stefano Castellazzi
April 9, 2021

The Italy-American Chamber of Commerce Southeast is promoting a digital event that aims to provide valuable information to Italian PMI in the Region. Specifically, this event is geared for companies interested in exploring new opportunities in the United States, related to either the Interior Design market or the Food & Beverage industry.

The event is in Italian and free of charge.

JAS couldn't miss this event, so please join our experts Stefania Poli and Giuseppe Roberto, Route Development Managers dedicated to the American Market, and  Stefano Noè, Product Manager for the Food & Beverage Division.

Our team will explain in detail how JAS reacted to the consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak, that affected the Supply Chain of our respective industries.

Furthermore, on April 23rd, Companies will have the opportunity to inquire about any specific needs through a speed-meeting session, where our experts will be available to answer to any questions.

Don’t Miss the Event! Click Here for More Information.
JAS Blue World Atlantic Service Performs Import Project

By
Stefano Castellazzi
April 5, 2021

Sometimes it just happens. In this case, there was a production delay for two complete extrusion lines for plastic pipes. Our Italian customer needed the pipes immediately in order to fulfill a contract.

With the help of JAS and Atlas Air, on-time delivery was no problem! JAS Bergamo and JAS New York immediately organized seven full truckloads and delivered them directly to the JAS Chicago HUB. Upon arrival, they were immediately loaded onboard a JAS Blue World Atlantic charter flight and arrived at the destination in time to fulfill the contract. Just another example of customized solutions saving our customers time and money while meeting their complex needs. Our people and services, such as Blue World Atlantic, really do make the difference!

JAS Aids Oil & Gas Partner Move Critical Shipment

By
Jad Salloum
April 1, 2021

JAS takes pride in making a difference for our customers. Therefore, when a major oil and gas customer in Saudi Arabia reached out to our team needing to move an oversized and critical shipment from Spain to Jeddah, JAS was able to help with the urgent request.

Working together, the Saudi and Spain teams created a solution to help the customer get the urgently needed cargo on short notice. The teams arranged the load and placed the earliest possible booking utilizing a JAS partner with a sailing from Spain to Jeddah.

Thanks to the collaboration of our teams across the world, JAS safely and quickly moved the critical shipment to the customer's complete satisfaction. At JAS, our people really do make the difference.

JAS London Transitions to New Facility

JAS UK's new facility at Heathrow dramatically Increases the footprint from previous home.

By
March 12, 2021
JAS UK Facility at Heathrow

Due to dramatic growth last year, JAS UK had to quickly find a location that could accommodate its expanding business. A new facility was located in a perfect location to deliver & retrieve cargo at Heathrow.


To aid productivity JAS UK procured a 2nd X-ray machine & invested in a powered roller bed ULD system which will allow a much quicker transfer of build and empty equipment, allowing for a fast turnaround of the 90-100 units it is building on a daily basis . The operation is a true 24/7 service with three warehouse shifts in operation. The Heathrow facility now sets the stage for optimal operation for a minimum of ten years growth with the ability to add a mezzanine floor should demand dictate. JAS UK now has eight dock leveled doors at Heathrow to facilitate quick loading and de-vanning of ocean containers, which represents 50% of JAS UK's business.

Facility Specifications:

  • 110,000 square feet (warehouse 90k, offices 20k)
  • 50m fenced secured yard
  • 12 loading doors ( 8 dock leveled)
  • 3 miles to Heathrow Cargo Village /Terminals 4&5
  • Powered ULD roller bed system with side shift capability
  • 2 Smiths Detection 180cm(h) X-ray machines
  • CCTV throughout building with access control
  • Electric height adjustable work stations for staff wellbeing
  • Solar Panels & rainwater harvesting aiding our green credentials
  • Fully bonded, CAA & AEO Approved

JAS UK Prevents Line Stop in Production

By
March 8, 2021

JAS is dedicated to our customers, and often has the opportunity to help clients overcome challenges when immediate shipments are needed. On Monday, the 22nd of February, a large automotive customer requested that JAS UK move an urgent air freight shipment from China to the UK.

As of Monday afternoon, this shipment was in a free trade zone warehouse (FTZ) in Wuxi, China, awaiting outbound bonded clearance.  JAS Shanghai received the shipment at the airport warehouse at 2130 Monday. The flight left Tuesday with an ETA of 1600 at Heathrow Airport (LHR). JAS delivered the needed materials to the customer, located approximately 150 miles outside of Heathrow Airport (LHR), at 2330 on Tuesday.

The customer avoided a line stop in production due to the efficient delivery of the critical shipment and prevented the extra costs associated with line stoppage. Thank you, JAS UK, for your commitment to our customers! At JAS, our people really do make the difference!

JAS Saudi Arabia & JAS Netherlands Partner Together

By
Jad Salloum
February 15, 2021

JAS takes pride in always making the difference for our customers. Therefore, when an industrial partner contacted JAS with the need to make an urgent shipment of 9 tons of sensitive and critical cargo from the Netherlands to South Africa, the teams in Saudi Arabia and South Africa created a plan.

Since the cargo required special packaging to ensure that it was safely transported safely, the team in the Netherlands found a way to complete the packaging at shipper premises thanks to the collaboration between Shipper and Consignee on the process and documentation. At the same time, the team worked to book and confirm the arrangements with the airline.  

Thanks to the teams' collaboration, JAS successfully packaged and moved the cargo to the customer's complete satisfaction. Congratulations, JAS Saudi Arabia and JAS Netherlands!

Happy International Customs Day From JAS Italy

By
Stefano Castellazzi
January 26, 2021

Happy International Customs Day from the JAS Italy team.  While 2020 was unprecedented in many ways, we are proud of our team and its ability to adapt as they navigated through many changes while maintaining high professionalism levels.  

JAS has always worked closely with all of its customers to meet their specific needs and help navigate them through regulations, and this past year was no different. When the COVID-19 situation emerged, regulations were changing rapidly. One customer approached the JAS Italy team needing to import two large "modules for setting up field hospitals." As JAS guided the customer through the import process and reviewed all of the paperwork for the shipment, they realized that the goods had duties on them. The customer was unaware that these goods were duty-free under the "emergency duty-free operation" as they were going to be used to help fight the pandemic. Thanks to our customs operators and our team's expertise, the client declared the goods duty-free, thus saving them money.

In other COVID-19 efforts, the JAS Rome branch cleared more than 2,000 AWBS containing urgently needed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) commodities that were used to help address the health crisis in Italy. Thanks to JAS Customs Partners and the supervision and support of the Italian Customs Agency, these goods were quickly cleared so they could be delivered wherever needed.  

We are thankful for the JAS Italy team's efforts as they helped guide customers through the rapidly evolving regulations. We are passionate about giving our customers the best service available and we know that People Make the Difference!

JAS Luxembourg Meets the Challenge

By
Mike Zimmerman
January 10, 2021

JAS is proud to keep the world moving and to always be there for our customers. When a customer was faced with the challenge of moving a Rapid Fire Fighting Intervention Vehicle, they knew that they could turn to JAS to get the job done effectively, efficiently, and on time.

To successfully handle the vehicle's movement the team loaded the vehicle, which weighed approximately 7500Kgs, onto a 1 x 20ft main deck pallet where it then flew from Luxembourg to Dubai.

JAS handles challenges like this one daily, keeping a team of experts ready to utilize the vast JAS Network to handle any situation that comes about for customers.

This project was implemented and executed successfully by JAS Germany to the highest standard in quality and to the satisfaction of the client. Great job, JAS Germany!

JAS Netherlands and Aviagen Get Creative

By
Belal Al Madhoon
December 16, 2020

Since the beginning of the first Covid-19 wave, freight forwarders in the Netherlands faced issues with finding space within limited flights capacities from and to Amsterdam. JAS Amsterdam dedicated themselves to be flexible and creative to find the best solutions for their clients. Utilizing our extended JAS network and with the help of other offices in Europe like JAS Frankfurt, have arranged a weekly charter to provide our clients with the service they required throughout these difficult times.

One of our clients, Aviagen Limited, for whom JAS AMS builds specialty aircraft pallets containing day-old chicks, had a peak in shipments during the first half of the year. During that period, JAS Amsterdam handled more than 10,000 boxes and over 700,000-day-old chicks. All served with options through the BENELUX region.

This peak was almost parallel with the peak of Covid-19. The JAS Amsterdam team faced two major challenges. First, to find the required space, and second, to travel within the region while the travel restrictions were the strictest. Negotiations were taking place on a continuous basis with all airlines that are able to handle life animals such as day-old chicks.

In the middle of the restrictions in March, JAS had our first shipment for this peak from Belgium, Liege airport. JAS AMS went with a team to build up the ULD’s with one purpose, to deliver this shipment safely, and in time.

A couple of days later, the JAS team had to head to the south of the Netherlands for a full charter flight from Maastricht (MST), The Netherlands to Abidjan (ABJ), Côte d’Ivoire. This flight contained 7 ULD positions that were built into a Boeing 737F. 749 boxes and over 50.000 chicks. Which was again, safely delivered to the client.

This marked the beginning of a successful period, in which the JAS team made the impossible possible, and went above and beyond to fulfil our responsibility to our client. Today we continue these efforts through a wave of the avian influenza affecting the region and through the second wave of the pandemic. Nevertheless, we will continue providing the support and dedication our clients require. At JAS, people make the difference!

JAS U.A.E. Delivers in the Time of COVID-19

By
Shemeem Ismail
December 7, 2020

In January of this year, prior to the onset of the new COVID-19 era, JAS U.A.E. received a call from a client managing operations for the prestigious Abu Dhabi Marine Equipment and Rodan Sports.

He had a consignment of boats to be home-delivered to Kuwait from Abu Dhabi. However, nature had other plans. By the time the shipments were ready, COVID-19 had struck the world, changing the way we function. The borders to every country were closed, literally bringing the GCC to a lockdown, and this project got held-up.

However, using the extensive JAS Network and our expertise in the logistics and transportation industry, JAS U.A.E carried out daily follow-ups to check the constantly changing COVID rules between the countries whose borders would need to be crossed in order to reach the final destination for this project. Maintaining constant vigilance, JAS maintained high spirits that this project would be allowed to proceed as needed.

Finally, after 9 months of waiting and shifting environments, October offered a chance to allow this project to begin transportation via Road.

Without wasting any time, the JAS U.A.E. team reached out to the Shipper in Abu Dhabi to move the consignment which were to cross the borders of UAE, Saudi, and ultimately Kuwait.

This project presented additional transportation challenges as there were roads that were being tested that had to be traveled over. Therefore our JAS team of experts set out a strategy in order to complete this journey successfully while traversing the test roads while using Concord Transporters.

With a spot-on schedule and constant checks with various Govt. authorities, the project began to move. First, JAS used 12 Tonne trucks in order to transport the boats from the city bound showroom to the trailer yard.

With cooperation and assistance from an Abu Dhabi Police escort, the operation was carried out at night when traffic was at it's lowest and the project could be most safely and efficiently carried out.

Once Loaded & dispatched, on the 10th of November, with everyone's prayers and hopes, and as scheduled, the consignment had to cross four check-posts one by one. Meanwhile, most GCCs were experiencing rising COVID numbers and tensions of border shutdowns were on the cards again. However, with an optimistic outlook, our trailers pulled through the vast desert roads. A 24-hour checklist was prioritized with analytics in case of any contingencies. Plans for a U-Turn too was in place if inflicted with a worst-case scenario. Plan for everything, even if you expect your original plans to work out. JAS top priority is always our client's and therefore having a plan for every possible outcome is a requirement for success.

Clearing Sila on the 11th November, Batha on the 12th, and finally the boats reached Nuwaiseeb on the 13th. Upon handing over the complete set of documents at Sulaibiya, the JAS team had to await clearance. The procedures at borders had by the time become fairly testing. The safety and security measures were exacting, everything must be handled perfectly. On November 15th clearance was received.  The green signal was on, and our consignment rolled through the vast gates of the Sulaibiya border. Within the next few hours, the whole convoy of trailers reached its final destination.

A project that started in the month of January and did not see daylight until the month of October demonstrates the trust and conviction a customer had in JAS. And JAS is honored to have that level of trust and conviction from our customers. At JAS people do truly make the difference, and our clients loyalty and trust reflect that.

Even in these uncertain times, JAS continues to deliver for our clients.

Biagio Bruni Keynotes Agora 2020 Conference

By
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.

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 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
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 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 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 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 U.A.E. Moves to Jebel Ali

By
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 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.

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

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

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


JAS 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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