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JAS Worldwide Releases Inaugural Sustainability Report Highlighting Major Environmental Achievements 

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June 5, 2024
JAS Worldwide proudly announces the release of its first sustainability report.
JAS Worldwide proudly announces the release of its first sustainability report.

ATLANTA, GA – June 5, 2024 – This World Environment Day, JAS Worldwide, a global leader in logistics and supply chain solutions, proudly announces the release of its first sustainability report. This comprehensive report details the significant strides JAS has made towards environmental stewardship and how it plans to achieve Net Zero by 2050.  

Key highlights from the report include: 

  • 10% Renewable Electricity Share: JAS has achieved a 10% share of renewable electricity across all its global locations. 
  • 12% Emissions Reduction: Since 2021, JAS has successfully reduced its emissions by 12%, exhibiting the company's commitment to lowering its carbon footprint. 
  • EcoVadis Recognition: In 2023, JAS was rated among the top 15% of sustainable companies by EcoVadis, underscoring its dedication to sustainability excellence. 

"Achieving a more sustainable future. Together." is the mission that guides JAS Worldwide's environmental strategy. The company is committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050, through a plan that includes reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transportation, prioritizing sustainable products and packaging, promoting and implementing clean energy solutions, and enhancing overall efficiency in operations.  

JAS Worldwide acknowledges the importance of all 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, as a global logistics company, it has identified six SDGs that particularly resonate with its mission: 

  • Affordable and Clean Energy 
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth 
  • Reduced Inequalities 
  • Responsible Consumption and Production 
  • Climate Action 
  • Partnerships for the Goals 

In 2023, JAS established a dedicated sustainability team, appointing regional sustainability leads and sustainability ambassadors to drive these initiatives forward. This strategic move has empowered JAS to achieve significant milestones by embodying a global focus on responsible business practices. 

"At JAS Worldwide, we are committed to creating a more sustainable future through collective action and innovation," said Andrea Goeman, SVP, Global Quality, Health, Safety, and Environment (QHSE) & Sustainability. "Our inaugural sustainability report not only highlights our accomplishments but also sets the stage for future initiatives that will further our commitment to environmental stewardship." 

For more information on JAS Worldwide’s sustainability initiatives and to view the full report, click here.

JAS Worldwide Acquires Multilogistics, Strengthening European Logistics Presence  

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May 30, 2024
JAS Worldwide is thrilled to welcome Multilogistics as its latest acquisition
JAS Worldwide is thrilled to welcome Multilogistics as its latest acquisition

JAS Worldwide is thrilled to welcome Multilogistics as its latest acquisition led by JAS Jet Air Service SpA, which closed on May 27.  

This acquisition is particularly special, as Multilogistics is headquartered in Liscate, not far from JAS's original roots in Milan. This proximity serves as a poignant reminder of JAS's beginnings and highlights a journey of global growth over the past four decades. JAS's progress has been deliberate, strategically partnering with companies that invest in their employees and maintain a high commitment to customer care.  

"We are excited to join forces with JAS Worldwide, a recognized leader in the global logistics industry," said Massimo Mirizzi President and Managing director of Multilogistics. "This partnership presents tremendous opportunities for our team and our customers. By combining our local expertise with JAS Worldwide's global reach and innovative and sustainable solutions, we can deliver even greater value and service excellence to our customers."  

Multilogistics is known for its highly customized customer solutions, providing deep industry expertise and unique solutions. As a highly respected player with a vast Italian network, its mission is to support customers in becoming leaders in their respective markets.  

"Multilogistics' approach to customer care mirrors JAS's service philosophy. This acquisition represents a significant milestone in our growth strategy, and I'm excited to align the two synergies into one to better serve our clients with an advanced range of logistics solutions," said Leonardo Baldi, Regional Vice President of JAS Italy.  

With 144 employees and expertise in freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution, and supply chain management, Multilogistics will bolster JAS's offerings of comprehensive logistics solutions. This strategic acquisition reaffirms JAS's dedication to enhancing its service offerings and strengthening its presence in the European market.  

About JAS Worldwide  

JAS Worldwide, a global leader in logistics and supply chain solutions, was founded in Milan, Italy in 1978. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and supported by 7,000+ team members in more than 100 countries, it focuses on creating solutions that are innovative, sustainable, and unique to each customer's needs. At the heart of its success is its people, who are committed to delivering customer value. As a privately owned company, JAS maintains a steadfast commitment to creating opportunities for our communities, customers, and colleagues to thrive. Together.  

JAS Worldwide Introduces New DCC Service from Nansha to Houston 

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May 22, 2024
JAS Worldwide is proud to announce the launch of its Direct Container Shipping (DCC) from Nansha, China, to Houston, Texas, USA.
JAS Worldwide is proud to announce the launch of its Direct Container Shipping (DCC) from Nansha, China, to Houston, Texas, USA.

JAS Worldwide, a global leader in freight forwarding and logistics, is proud to announce the launch of its Direct Container Shipping (DCC) from Nansha, China, to Houston, Texas, USA. With this innovative offering, JAS becomes the sole provider of direct shipping services from Nansha to Houston, eliminating the need for transshipment and streamlining businesses' supply chains. 

Unlike other services currently available in the market, JAS's DCC from Nansha to Houston offers unparalleled convenience and efficiency. By bypassing the traditional route through Shenzhen, customers can now skip the long lines and avoid additional costs associated with moving goods through the neighboring city. Instead, Nansha provides a seamless gateway to Houston, ensuring faster transit times and lower inland rates. 

"We are excited to introduce our newest DCC service from Nansha to Houston, offering customers a faster, more cost-effective shipping solution," said Robert Braun, Ocean Services Director – LCL USA/Canada. By bypassing the need for transshipment in Shenzhen and leveraging Nansha's advantages, we can deliver greater value to our customers and enhance their overall shipping experience." 

Key features include: 

  • Direct Route: JAS is the only company offering a direct shipping service from Nansha to Houston, bypassing the need for transshipment in Shenzhen. 
  • Reduced Costs: By avoiding transshipment and utilizing Nansha's lower cost inland rates, businesses can enjoy significant cost savings compared to traditional shipping routes. 
  • Streamlined Supply Chain: With faster transit times and simplified logistics, JAS's DCC service enhances supply chain efficiency and agility for businesses shipping between Nansha and Houston. 

JAS's newest DCC service from Nansha to Houston is now available for bookings. 

JAS Worldwide Celebrates Earth Month with Global Environmental Initiatives  

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April 30, 2024
JAS team members around the world celebrated Earth Month.
JAS team members around the world celebrated Earth Month.

JAS team members worldwide celebrated Earth Month through various activities aimed at promoting sustainability and conservation. From beach cleanups to tree planting, each activity reflected JAS's dedication to making a positive difference in local communities and beyond. 

In Germany, China, and Panama, JAS team members joined forces to plant over 1,300 trees. In Germany's Lower Saxony, to promote ecological resilience, employees chose a diverse range of tree species that they knew would thrive in the local climate and soil conditions. Similarly, in Xiamen, China, the JAS branch organized a poignant tree planting event aimed at enriching urban greenery and enhancing the cityscape, reflecting the team's commitment to sustainable development. Meanwhile, in Panama, JAS Panama collaborated with local organizations to plant native trees within the Camino de Cruces National Park, a vital initiative aimed at restoring habitats and preserving the region's rich biodiversity. 

Simultaneously, in Taiwan, the Netherlands, Lithuania, and Sweden, JAS team members united their efforts as they cleaned up costal shorelines and forests, embodying their shared commitment to environmental preservation. With gloves on and bags in hand, they combed the beaches, collecting everything from plastic bottles to cigarette butts, restoring the natural beauty of the their local communities. 

In Brazil, JAS team members partnered with the NGO Iracambi, and headed into the Atlantic rainforest to engage in various volunteer activities aimed at preserving this vital ecosystem. Through hands-on experiences like tree planting for reforestation and participating in educational workshops on sustainable practices, the Brazil team demonstrated their commitment to protecting biodiversity and promoting environmental awareness. 

Andrea Goeman, Senior Vice President of QHSE & Sustainability, commented, "From tree planting to coastal cleanups, our collective actions reflect our dedication to making a real and tangible difference in the communities we serve. Through collaboration and shared responsibility, our teams contribute to a more sustainable and resilient future for generations to come." 

As Earth Month ends, JAS Worldwide stands proud of the collective efforts made by our global team to champion environmental stewardship. From tree planting endeavors in Germany, China, and Panama to coastal cleanups in Taiwan, Netherlands, and Sweden, and conservation efforts in Brazil's Atlantic rainforest, each initiative underscores our commitment to safeguarding the planet for future generations. These efforts exemplify the spirit of collaboration and shared responsibility that defines JAS, inspiring us to continue our journey towards a more sustainable world. Together, we are paving the way for a greener, cleaner tomorrow. 

Unlocking Sustainability and Efficiency with JAS ECONTAINER 

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April 25, 2024
By combining efficiency with eco-friendly practices, JAS ECONTAINER not only reduces environmental impact but also offers cost savings and operational efficiencies, driving meaningful change in the industry and paving the way for a greener future, one shipment at a time.
By combining efficiency with eco-friendly practices, JAS ECONTAINER not only reduces environmental impact but also offers cost savings and operational efficiencies, driving meaningful change in the industry and paving the way for a greener future, one shipment at a time.

At JAS, sustainability is a journey we're deeply committed to, and Earth Month serves as an ideal moment to shine a spotlight on initiatives that embody this commitment. One initiative that continues to drive positive change is JAS ECONTAINER, our innovative ocean freight solution designed to enhance operational efficiency while reducing environmental impact. 

Redefining Ocean Freight with JAS ECONTAINER 

JAS ECONTAINER combines the efficiency of headload shipments with eco-friendly practices. This approach has been at the forefront of our efforts for some time now, as highlighted by Vice President, Global Head of LCL, Peter Sinka. 

"In our ongoing journey towards sustainability, JAS ECONTAINER stands as a testament to our commitment to environmental responsibility," says Sinka. "By encouraging frequent replenishment and eliminating the pressure to fill containers to capacity, JAS ECONTAINER helps shippers reduce inventory costs, optimize warehouse space, and mitigate supply chain disruptions." 

The Environmental Imperative 

JAS ECONTAINER isn't just about operational efficiency—it's about driving meaningful change in the industry. Sinka emphasizes the product's positive environmental impact, citing its adoption of Marine Biofuel programs through insetting to achieve a net-zero carbon footprint. 

"Our goal was to create a product that not only meets modern supply chain challenges but also aligns with our commitment to sustainability," Sinka explains. "By choosing JAS ECONTAINER, shippers not only benefit from cost savings and operational efficiencies but also contribute to a greener, more sustainable future." 

A Competitive Edge 

Beyond its environmental benefits, JAS ECONTAINER offers a competitive edge in the market. Sinka notes that the product bridges the gap between traditional LCL and FCL offerings, providing cost-effective solutions for shipments ranging from 20 to 50 CBM. 

"Traditionally, LCL shipments face competitiveness challenges beyond a certain volume threshold," Sinka observes. "JAS ECONTAINER's pricing methodology ensures cost-effectiveness even for larger shipments, making it a preferred choice for shippers seeking optimal value and sustainability." 

Embracing a Greener Future 

As businesses worldwide prioritize sustainability and operational efficiency, JAS ECONTAINER emerges as a catalyst for positive change. Its flat-rate pricing model, strategic consolidation strategies, and eco-friendly initiatives not only drive cost savings but also empower shippers to make environmentally conscious choices. 

"In a world where sustainability and efficiency go hand in hand, JAS ECONTAINER offers a compelling solution," Sinka concludes. "We invite businesses to join us in embracing a greener future—one shipment at a time." 

Partnering for Sustainable Logistics: Insights from TPM24

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March 25, 2024
JAS Worldwide attends TPM24.
JAS Worldwide attends TPM24.

JAS Worldwide recently participated in TPM24, an event held in Long Beach, CA, where industry leaders converged to discuss the future of logistics and maritime shipping. Among the event's highlights was the joint presentation between JAS and Wesco, focusing on their collaborative efforts towards decarbonization in the industry.

TPM, or Trans-Pacific Maritime Conference, serves as a platform for key stakeholders in the shipping industry to exchange insights, discuss challenges, and explore opportunities. At TPM24 Shipper's Day, JAS Worldwide and Wesco shared their experiences in a joint panel discussion titled "First Steps: A Case Study in Developing a Decarbonization Plan".

During this session, Jim Bonsteel, VP Transportation, Customs and Trade Coordination at Wesco, and Andrea Goeman, Senior Vice President of QHSE & Sustainability at JAS Worldwide, delved into the journey towards decarbonization. Moderated by Alexander Nowroth, the discussion offered a comprehensive view of the decarbonization process within logistics Scope 3 emissions. The presentation showcased the collaboration journey from 2018 to today, starting from measuring carbon emissions to reducing them.

A key theme reiterated throughout the session was the fundamental role of partnerships in driving sustainable change. Andrea Goeman emphasized, "I firmly believe that choosing the right partners is key to making a change," underscoring the importance of collaboration and shared values in addressing industry-wide challenges.

Jim Bonsteel mentioned, "Driving progress in sustainability is about being an advocate – you have to embrace the topic in your overall logistics decision-making to go from crawling to standing up and walking."

"The presentation received positive feedback from other shippers and stakeholders who are starting on the sustainability journey," highlighted Lars Huebecker, EVP Global Head of Ocean Freight at JAS. "Our focus on sustainability within our ocean freight operations not only influences industry practices but also underscores our commitment to environmental responsibility," added Lars.

While recent years have presented significant challenges for many industries, such as the recent disruptive impact of geopolitics, the unprecedented supply chain disruptions during COVID-19, and labor actions at major seaports, the pursuit of sustainability is viewed as an enduring journey rather than a short-lived endeavor. This perception highlights the ongoing commitment required to create a meaningful change in the logistics ecosystem.

JAS Worldwide extends its appreciation to all participants and organizers of TPM 2024 for fostering meaningful discussions, providing valuable industry insights, and inspiring innovative initiatives. Moving forward, JAS Worldwide remains committed to fostering collaborative partnerships and advancing sustainable practices, driving positive change in the global maritime shipping and logistics landscape.

About JAS Worldwide: 

JAS was founded in 1978 in Milan, Italy, and its global headquarters is located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Over the last four decades, JAS has grown from regional roots to a global force in logistics covering all modes of transportation, including contract logistics and other sophisticated and digital-driven supply chain solutions. Today, JAS covers 100+ countries with over 7000 employees globally and continues to expand with its core culture, "People make the difference," and its strong commitment to a sustainable future. 

About Wesco: 

Wesco International (NYSE: WCC) builds, connects, powers and protects the world. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Wesco is a FORTUNE 500® company with more than $22 billion in annual sales and a leading provider of business-to-business distribution, logistics services and supply chain solutions. Wesco offers a best-in-class product and services portfolio of Electrical and Electronic Solutions, Communications and Security Solutions, and Utility and Broadband Solutions. The Company employs approximately 20,000 people, partners with the industry's premier suppliers, and serves thousands of customers around the world. With millions of products, end-to-end supply chain services, and leading digital capabilities, Wesco provides innovative solutions to meet customer needs across commercial and industrial businesses, contractors, government agencies, educational institutions, telecommunications providers, and utilities. Wesco operates nearly 800 branches, warehouses and sales offices in more than 50 countries, providing a local presence for customers and a global network to serve multi-location businesses and global corporations.

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