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JAS Italy Specializes in Wine and Spirits
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.

Get to Know More about JAS Wine & Spirits
By
Charles Cattin & Stefano Castellazzi
JAS Italy Demonstrates Logistics Expertise in Covid Crisis
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
By
Dan Snodgrass & Marco Dell’Arciprete
Italian Protezione Civile Entrusts JAS with Relief Shipment
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.

By
Stefano Castellazzi
JAS Charters Relief Supplies from China to Italy
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.

By
Stefano Castellazzi
JAS at Kyalami
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.

JAS Motorsport LogisticsJAS South Africa
By
Louis Coetzee
JAS Participates in Unindustria Pordenone Seminar
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.

Download the Program (In Italian)
By
Stefano Casteliazzi
JAS Spain Digs into the Fruit & Vegetable Industry
August 12, 2019

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.

By
Pablo Talledo
JAS U.A.E. Moves to Jebel Ali
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.

By
Stephane Jarmache
JAS EMEA Develops Aerospace Team
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 Germany Attends the Transport & Logistic Fair
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.

By
Katharina Avellino
JAS Ships 61 Luxury Vehicles in 10 Days
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.

By
Laura Cendola
JAS Launches Block Train Service: China to Germany
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.

Facts & Topics

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 / JAS PO&G Italy Take on a New Challenge
August 31, 2018

​JAS / JAS Projects Oil & Gas Italy successfully performed a critical shipment for one of the main EPC Italian companies. Transport consisted of Managed Pressure Drilling Equipment for a total quantity of 25 items – totalling 105.000 kgs. Shipped via AN-124 from HOU Airport US to the LCA Airport in Cyprus for the MPD Project.

JAS is proud to be able to offer our customer a high level of service in a short period of time, considering an overall time schedule of 5 days from the date of collecting the cargo in Humble – Texas to the date of arrival of the aircraft in Cyprus (17/08).

By
Andrea Maraschi
JAS Italy Celebrates 40 Years of Service
June 21, 2018

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!

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JAS Uganda - SMC LTD Successfully Incorporated
April 6, 2018

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!

By
Thorsten Grams
JAS EMEA Holds Annual Management Meeting
March 5, 2018

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.

By
Francois Mollet
JAS France is the Next Big Thing
March 1, 2018

France is changing fast. With the newly elected young French president, Emmanuel Macron, who is reforming economic sectors, the French Industry is back on a positive momentum, full of dynamic entrepreneurs. One of France’s economical specialties is that it is the the home of global groups like LVMH, L’Oreal, Saint Gobain, Airbus, Renault, Danone, Schneider, all with huge export volumes. As well as on the import side, with huge retailers like Carrefour, Auchan, and Decathlon, among many others!

In terms of the freight forwarding market, France is also very dynamic and still holds as the 7th largest economy in the World. Transport volumes are increasing with great import and export, air, sea, and rail volumes. The main port for containers is Le Havre to the North of the country, but France is also reachable via the port of Antwerp in Belgium. In the South, the port of FOS/Marseille is renowned as an entry door into Europe from the Mediterranean Sea. For airfreight transport, the national platform and most important airport is located north of Paris, the Roissy-CDG airport. Another fast-growing airport is Lyon, heart of a strong industrial economy, with major international airlines, like Emirates, operating directly.

In the midst of this strong economy trend, JAS FRANCE is ready to serve you! JAS is amongst the Top 15 IATA forwarding agents in France, with 5 fully-operational offices in Paris, Lyon, Nantes, and Nice. JAS France is proud to count with a growing professional staff of 74 dedicated employees: People make the difference!

JAS France has the privilege, and unique selling point, to have its own warehouse in Paris-CDG. A state-of-the-art cross-dock warehouse of 5.000 square meters. Only a very few freight forwarders can offer this benefit on the Paris airport surroundings.

With the enthusiastic vision to develop our expertise and capabilities in the perishable business (pharma & food sector), the JAS France Managing director, Mr Laurent Gohet, recently invested in a superb cold room to attend our client’s needs.

JAS France also offers a very important customs advantage. JAS France, due to its location right outside of the airport, depends on the Marne La Vallée French Customs Department, which JAS France has worked with for more than 10 years, and built trust, understanding of our processes, and therefore are given a diligent clearing process to the full advantage of our esteemed customers.

Laurent Richard

With the desire to continue our development and strength, JAS France has the pleasure to introduce its new National Sales Director, Laurent Richard, whom joined the company in June 2017. Laurent is delighted to be part of the French team and very optimistic for the company’s growth. His market experience and sales drive will be great assets to the dynamic French market.

JAS France also recently hired a team of experienced professionals to strengthen its Sales and Operations Departments, new experts to give one of the best customer experiences in the industry. This is especially true with the complete logistics visibility that JAS offers to its clients thanks to our best-in-class operational platform, fully integrated globally, which brings “live” and highly accurate transport milestones, in addition to automated key performance indicators.  

Finally, to be even more efficient in attending to our clients' needs, JAS France also structured a new French Tender & Pricing Management Team, in order to promptly answer our Customers and the JAS Network. This Team will be led by Mrs Charline Pepin, and JAS France's main objective is to answer all of your requests with the best reactivity and accuracy possible, in order to develop our business with customers, and with our partners around the world.

Vive la France! And long life to JAS France, which is ready to support your business around the world!

By
Laurent Richard
JAS South Africa Accepts the Challenge
March 1, 2018

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.

JAS South Africa
By
Louis Coetzee
Country Spotlight : U.A.E.
March 1, 2018

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.

By
Joe Rouhana
Get to Know Our Strategic Alliance Partner - GreenCarrier
March 1, 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.

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Johan Jemdahl (CEO Greencarrier Freight Services International)
JAS Belgium Receives Customer Appreciation Award
January 31, 2018

At the recent Intersolution fair in Ghent, Belgium held in January 2018, JAS Belgium received recognition from their customer, Vikram Solar, for their outstanding services provided to them. Vikram Solar is a globally recognized leading solar energy solutions provider, specializing in high efficiency PV module manufacturing and comprehensive EPC solutions. With international presence across 5 continents, they are an active contributor in shaping the solar revolution.

JAS Belgium manages Vikram Solar's European supply chain, covering warehousing, brokerage services and distribution within the region. JAS’ experience in handling solar panels of all kinds helps Vikram in their day to day supply chain, adding value and expertise towards their customers. JAS Belgium is delighted to have Vikram aboard.

Adding in the fact that JAS Belgium recently received a Lean & Green Award, both JAS and Vikram Solar strive towards making progress in sustainability!

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JAS Worldwide - Belgium Gets Lean & Green Award
January 3, 2018

Together with Gosselin Logistics, and Ahlers, JAS Forwarding Belgium NV receives recognition for actively reducing its impact on the environment.

Antwerp - Belgium - December 15th, 2017

JAS Belgium is pleased to announce that it is one of the first of three forwarders in Belgium to receive the Lean & Green Award presented by the VIL (Flemish Institute for Logistics) and the VEA (Union for Forwarders in Antwerp). The award recognizes companies who commit to reducing their CO2 emissions with at least 20% over a period of five years. As a service provider, JAS does not having any transport means of its own making this goal challenging!

JAS Worldwide - Belgium needed to compose an extensive Plan of Approach, measuring current CO2-emissions and presenting present and future efforts to reach the 20% goal. By linking every aspect of that plan to a key performance indicator, the JAS team would also be capable of measuring the impact of every part of the plan. The Plan of Approach was checked and verified by the University of Brussels, acting as a neutral evaluating party. As of December 2017 JAS - Belgium  received the Lean & Green Award, recognizing efforts on reducing the carbon footprint.

As a freight forwarder JAS controls a number of of supply chains, so it does have the power to create a modal shift. Together with our customers JAS analyzes their current streams and pro-actively looks for potential improvements within their supply network. JAS not only raises awareness and highlights the importance of sustainability within the JAS organization, but also amongst its customers and suppliers.

Sam Jespers, Implementation Manager at JAS Forwarding Belgium, is convinced of the necessity of initiatives such as Lean & Green, “Sustainability is a topic high on the agenda of the majority of our customers. By participating in the Lean & Green program we concretize our efforts. Our Plan of Approach isn’t an informal statement but a true effective action plan! I’m glad we’re in this together with Gosselin and Ahlers. Together, we can achieve more.”

To contact Same Jespers or Bruno Gerardis, JAS Belgium Managing Director, use the contact form link at the bottom of the JAS Belgium web page HERE.

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JAS Aid & Relief Supports Refugees in Bangladesh
November 7, 2017

Since August 2017 the Rohingya population in Myanmar has been subjected to extreme violence that has led to 500,000 Rohingyas fleeing from their homes in Myanmar and seeking refuge across the Bangladeshi border.

JAS Worldwide, Aid & Relief has been supporting International Organizations to deliver humanitarian cargo from the Far East and Europe to those areas affected  in Bangladesh.

Shipments consist in pharmaceutical, blankets, food and other first emergency kits. JAS is proud to be a part of the relief effort of the Rohingya refugees and hopes to continue to support them.

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JAS Aid & Relief Participates in Aidex Brussels 2017
November 7, 2017

JAS WORLDWIDE AID & RELIEF ARE PROUD TO EXHIBIT AT AIDEX BRUSSELS NOVEMBER 15-16 2017

AidEx is the leading international event  dedicated to the unique needs of development and aid professionals across the world; held on the 15th-16th of November 2017 at the Brussels Expo, in Belgium. AidEx is recognized as a major platform for networking, making new contacts and doing business. By taking part in this event, you will forge new relationships in the community, raise awareness of your organisation and be involved in the sourcing of new solutions to improve the efficiency of aid delivery.

JAS will be in attendance with our global JAS AID & RELIEF NGO LOGISTICS DIVISION. Please visit our booth, number F32 ,and let us introduce you to our team.

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JAS Participates in Lufthansa Charity Run
November 7, 2017

On August 24, 2017 the Cargo Human Care project, a humanitarian and medical aid charity run initiated by the employees of Lufthansa Cargo took place in Frankfurt-Niederrad for the third time. Several individuals from the JAS Germany Frankfurt branch participated including Juergen Erdt (MD), Murat Alkilic (Head of Finance & Controlling), Julien Pelesic (Director Airfreight Germany) and Manuel Kiessling (Branch Manager of FRA) as well as others.

The Lufthansa Sports Club, Cargo Bulls division, in cooperation with the location-initiative ‘Neues Niederrad’ invited several companies in the transportation and office business segments to the 3rd office city run in Frankfurt-Niederrad. The event was titled, Step by step ... giving children a future - The Cargo Human Care Office City Run.

The event was intended as an evening run for all running enthusiasts in the Rhine-Main area, and especially for the employees in the office city of Niederrad and the nearby Frankfurt airport.

The route included two beautiful, largely flat stretches (5km and 10km) along the office part of the  city and through the city's forest with its beautiful trees. The mood in the evening was great and at the finish line all participants had a wonderful view of the Frankfurt skyline!

The proceeds of the event were given to the volunteer aid organization Cargo Human Care e.V., consisting of doctors and employees of the Lufthansa Group. The organization will finance the construction of the "Happy Child Education Center" for preschool children from a slum area in Kawangware on the northern outskirts of Nairobi. At present, about 45 children from the poorest conditions are taught in corrugated iron barracks; the new building should provide space for a total of 100 children.

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After a couple of fantastic years,  JAS Netherlands met with several challenges the second half of 2016 and has come through with flying colors. A couple of events happened more or less simultaneously on the staffing side. Losing both branch managers at almost the same time, was in the end the climax of these events.

Fortunately we have been able to find great replacements and I’m happy to introduce our new core team:

1.    Daan Hoek, General Manager

Daan started mid-January and comes from the contract logistics side of CEVA, after a good couple of years on the Forwarding side of EGL.

The structured approach of CL, already helped us to get back on track and we feel our team is fully back on track to support all clients and the network with the expected proactive and professional responses.

​2.    Said Aharchaoui, Air Product Manager

Said joined us end of last year and comes from Yusen Logistics and has a solid track record on the airfreight product and customer service side. The Amsterdam team is fully ready to support the network to handle some new business and we really need it since we lost the famous baby milk-powder business and the Chapter 11 impact of Heli One.

3.    Mischa Jeronimus, Ocean Product Manager

Mischa is working for JAS since 2014 as Operations Manager. Mischa is now tasked with the Ocean Product. The Rotterdam branch really struggled due to various consecutive staffing issues (leaving the company, sick leaves etc.), but we are happy to report that we are fully back on track and ready to make a positive difference again.

The team is excited about the improvements made and is completely ready to support all of you moving forward. So bring it on!

As informed in March by our CEO, Mr. Marco Rebuffi, JAS Worldwide and GreenCarrier Freight Services (greencarrier.com) have formed a strategic alliance with the intent to expand trade and business between the Nordic and Baltic Sea region and the rest of the world.

Since then, a sales and operations meeting took place with JAS EMEA Management. Martin Spitzli – JAS EMEA VP of Air, and François-Xavier Mollet – JAS EMEA VP of Sales, both participated in Greencarrier’s Country Management meeting in Gothenburg to integrate our two companies. Martin Spitzli also participated in Riga (Latvia) to their Air Freight Management meeting.

On his side, Brahim Jarmache – JAS WW VP Agents, is working diligently to organize all the necessary set-up with each Greencarrier country offices in order to guarantee a smooth operations and netting integration.

Now, the focus is on our mutual development to make sure we have a full grip on the potential of our development. For this, one important milestone was the selection, by François-Xavier and Martin Svantesson – CCO of Greencarrier Freight Services, of Global & Multinational Accounts that JAS and Greencarrier will target and develop together. These companies are mainly local multinationals like Alfa Laval, Huqsvarna, SKF, Eletrolux, Ericsson, Tetra Pak, among others.

The strength of Greencarrier together with our JAS Network now allows us to propose a unique service opportunity for these target accounts and we cheer for our mutual development with them in the near future.

​If you have any rate and/or service requirements to develop business with Greencarrier, please send your request to the following persons:

A luxury Italian fashion brand with the nickname “King of Cashmere," which was chosen by a member of the royal family, has entrusted JAS to provide top quality logistics services from Italy to one of the most important and rising consumer markets for the brand in China and Macau.

The journey of the garment on hanger, flat packs, handbags, accessories and CITES items start in Italy with JAS offices handling the air freight to Hong Kong, Shanghai and Macau.

With an extensive China network, JAS also handles delivery into nine shops in China and direct shipments to other China cities like Beijing, Changchun, Chengdu, Dalian, Harbin and Nanjing.

Shipments arriving into JAS Hong Kong logistics center in Tsing Yi will be pick and packed and then delivered into three local shops in Hong Kong.

In Macau, local orders will be sent as cross-dock shipments by feeder. Strategically and efficiently located, the JAS warehouse in Macau is 2km from the pier, 3km from Wynn Macau and 12km from Cotai. With a total area of 5,000 sqf, fully air-conditioned and state-of-the-art security systems including web-enabled CCTV monitoring system, security card access system, motion detectors and 7x 24 security patrol installed, we are proud of the lead time we achieve for the customer. Next day local shop delivery can be achieved for delivery order put in customer’s system before 1:00p.m. the previous day.

We are excited to announce that our Antwerp team has moved to a new location in the harbor area of Antwerp.  

We spent the previous six years in a building about a mile away from our new location - our old office served us well but we couldn't be more excited about our new space.

Our new office has been stripped and refurbished to a high standard to offer light and space, which adds to the well-being of our human capital.

The new office is located on the fourth floor of one of Antwerp's oldest harbor office buildings and overlooks the dock activities of the port.  Staring outside, we watch the docking and loading of the vessels and containers, which makes it a lively place to work in, in the middle of all the action.

It has been an exciting six years for JAS Belgium, and we look at this new location as the start of another chapter in our history.  We'll be hosting a happy hour soon for our vendors and customers, and if you're in the area, feel free to stop in and say hi!  

Brussels airfreight office will also be moving shortly. In the next issue we’ll tell you everything about that move.

JAS TAILORED WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTION SERVICE IN MACAU

​A prestigious Italian fashion conglomerate listed in Hong Kong entrusted JAS for a one stop shop supply chain solution from Europe to Hong Kong and Macau.  Thanks to the close connections of the IT systems of the two companies, visibility of the supply chain can be seen by our customer in a timely manner.

The journey of the garment on hanger, flat packs, handbags, accessories and CITES items start in Italy and other European countries, with a JAS office handling the air freight and documentation for importation into Hong Kong and Macau.

Shipments then arrive into the JAS Hong Kong logistics center in Tsing Yi for piece level picking and packing, scanning and system update. Macau local orders are then sent as cross-dock shipments by feeder.

Strategically and efficiently located, the JAS warehouse in Macau is 2km from the pier, 3km from Wynn Macau and 12km from Cotai. With a total area of 5,000 sqf, fully air-conditioned and state-of-the-art security systems including web-enabled CCTV monitoring system, security card access system, motion detectors and 7x 24 security patrol installed, we are proud of the lead time we can achieve for our customers. Good receiving record will be in the customer’s SAP system by 11:00 p.m. the next day, and next day local shop delivery is accomplished from the delivery order put into the customer’s system before 1:00 p.m. the previous day.

Window display items are arranged via special night local delivery services in order to not affect any day time sales activities in retail shops.  JAS is ready to provide flexible and tailored services to fashion customers as we have experience in serving most high-end fashion brands for more than 35 years and we can proudly say that “fashion is in our DNA”.

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