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JAS UK Expands Pharma and Healthcare Division with WDA(H) Licence

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Alexandra Davin, VP Global Quality & Compliance, Pharma & Healthcare
February 22, 2024
JAS UK proudly announces its Wholesale Distribution Authorisation (WDA(H)) license from the MHRA, reinforcing its commitment to innovative solutions for global healthcare delivery.
JAS UK proudly announces its Wholesale Distribution Authorisation (WDA(H)) license from the MHRA, reinforcing its commitment to innovative solutions for global healthcare delivery.

JAS UK proudly announces that it has been granted its Wholesale Distribution Authorisation (WDA(H)) license from the UK's Medicine and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) for its Pharma and Healthcare Division.  

In addition to the GDP certified network JAS has developed, this achievement marks a significant milestone for JAS as it reinforces its commitment to providing innovative solutions for the international delivery of pharmaceutical products. With more operations spanning over 100 countries and a team of more than 7,000 professionals, JAS is known for its comprehensive logistics solutions and dedication to customer satisfaction.

Adrian Frodsham, Regional Director for JAS, said: "We are pleased to have been granted our WDA(H) license after a stringent audit process. JAS UK's Pharma and Healthcare division prides itself of offering innovative solutions for the international delivery of pharmaceutical products, further enhancing the growth of our pre-established healthcare division."

While boasting an established healthcare division across its global network, the acquisition of the WDA(H) license empowers the UK division to seamlessly connect with its more than 40 GDP (Good Distribution Practice) certified overseas stations, enhancing its capabilities for handling pharmaceutical shipments.

Committed to adhering to the highest standards of quality and compliance, JAS UK has developed a purpose-built healthcare and pharmaceutical Electronic Quality Management System (QMS). This system, coupled with the WDA(H) license, further solidifies JAS's position as a trusted operator within the logistics industry.
In line with its expansion efforts, JAS UK's Pharma and Healthcare Division recently inaugurated a state-of-the-art temperature-controlled storage facility in London. Spread across 5000 square feet, this facility features two CRT rooms designed to accommodate products requiring temperatures of 15°C to 25°C. Strategically located near London Heathrow Airport, the facility ensures the integrity of pharmaceutical products throughout the supply chain, providing customers with a safe, secure, and efficient door-to-door service.

JAS UK remains committed to delivering exceptional services to its Pharma and healthcare customers, leveraging its expertise, infrastructure, and technological capabilities to meet evolving industry demands.

Navigating the Green Revolution: How the Logistics Industry Helps Drive the Transition to Clean Energy Resources

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January 26, 2024
The logistics industry plays a key role in the transition to clean energy.
The logistics industry plays a key role in the transition to clean energy.

In recent years, the global community has witnessed a significant shift towards renewable energy sources, driven by a growing awareness of environmental sustainability and the need to address climate change. This shift is particularly pronounced in the oil and gas industry, where companies are increasingly focusing on sustainability and environmental responsibility. The logistics industry now plays an increasingly vital role in addressing the distinctive freight forwarding requirements that accompany this energy transition.

Supply Chain and Logistics Companies as Key Enablers

Behind the scenes of this shift towards renewable energy, supply chain and logistics companies like JAS are helping the adoption of clean energy become a reality. These companies are responsible for helping facilitate the specialized transport of needed resources.

Key Contributions of Logistics Companies

  • Specialized Transportation: The sheer size and weight of components such as solar panels and subsea cables for electric offshore platforms, wind turbines for on or offshore farms, as well as the specialized equipment needed to capture, transport, and store carbon dioxide in Carbon Capture and Storage Facilities necessitate specialized logistics solutions. This involves careful planning, route optimization, and adherence to strict safety standards.
  • Comprehensive Trade Compliance: Logistics companies also contribute significantly by ensuring comprehensive trade compliance. These large projects often involve sourcing materials and components from around the world which means navigating complex international regulations, managing documentation, and adhering to trade laws. By facilitating seamless and compliant cross-border movements, logistics companies play a crucial role in supporting the global transition to cleaner energy practices.
  • Global Supply Chain Management: When transitioning to more renewable energy resources, the projects often involve coordinating materials and components from various locations worldwide. Logistics companies are adept at managing complex global supply chains, ensuring that all necessary parts arrive on time and in optimal condition for assembly.
  • Supply Chain Visibility through Advanced Technologies: To help companies manage and optimize their supply chains, logistics companies are leveraging smart digital platforms and tools. In the weeks and years to come, energy supply chains will increasingly rely on advanced track and trace tools. This increased enhanced visibility ensures real-time tracking of shipments and better overall efficiency in the supply chain as issues can be identified and addressed proactively, contributing to a more seamless transition to cleaner practices.

Embracing Innovation

In addition to their operational roles, logistics providers also embrace innovation to reduce their carbon footprint. The adoption of electric and hybrid vehicles in transportation fleets, the implementation of sustainable packaging practices, and the integration of renewable energy sources into their own operations showcase the commitment of logistics companies to environmental stewardship.


As renewable energy sources develop and expand across the globe, the logistics industry will play a pivotal role in ensuring a smooth transition away from fossil fuels. Supply chain logistics companies' specialized skills and resources will become increasingly important as renewable energy resources become more widespread. As we celebrate International Clean Energy Day, JAS is excited to play a part in creating a greener world, not only today but every day.

JAS Worldwide Wins ZF Supplier Award for Digitalization Excellence

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January 9, 2024
JAS Worldwide proudly received the ZF Supplier Award for Digitalization, celebrating excellence in logistics innovation and the implementation of a standardized process for digital container ordering.
JAS Worldwide proudly received the ZF Supplier Award for Digitalization, celebrating excellence in logistics innovation and the implementation of a standardized process for digital container ordering.

JAS Worldwide has been honored with the ZF Supplier Award in the Digitalization category. The award  acknowledges JAS’ commitment to excellence as it implemented a standardized process for digital container ordering, an initiative that has helped streamline operations and enhance efficiency.

As a key player in the logistics sector, JAS Worldwide operates in over 100 countries, with a widespread network of offices and official representatives. The company has emerged as the primary sea freight forwarder for ZF, one of the world's leading technology companies in the automotive industry.

The award is a testament to JAS’ commitment to innovation and its ability to leverage cutting-edge technology to optimize logistics processes. The standardized digital container ordering process implemented by JAS Worldwide has not only garnered industry recognition but has also strengthened the partnership between JAS and ZF.

"We are thrilled to receive the ZF Supplier Award for Digitalization, which underscores our dedication to embracing and driving digital transformation in the logistics landscape," said Jim Ryan, Senior Vice President, Automotive at JAS Worldwide. "Our team has worked diligently to develop and implement a standardized process for digital container ordering, and this recognition from ZF is a validation of our commitment to delivering excellence in every aspect of our services."

David Bang, Chief Commercial Officer of JAS Worldwide, accepted the award on behalf of the JAS team at the ZF Global Supplier Summit. His address highlighted the collaborative efforts and innovative spirit that propelled JAS to this achievement, emphasizing the company's commitment to staying at the forefront of digital advancements in logistics.

JAS looks forward to building on this success and driving innovation in the logistics sector. The company remains dedicated to exceeding client expectations and contributing to the growth and success of its partners.

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