JAS Forwarding Worldwide is dedicated to assisting our customers achieve the goals they set for themselves and overcome the challenges that arise on the way to accomplishing those goals. So when Danieli Co., Ltd needed 60 tons of metal transported via airfreight from one of their vendors in Belgium to Thailand on a tight schedule, JAS was happy to join the challenge.
Danieli is considered a key player in the JAS Italy – Thailand Trade Lane, as it is the largest airfreight business between these two countries. For this reason JAS Thailand has a dedicated sales team to manage any Request for Quotation (RFQ) received from Danieli immediately. During the late summer of 2014, this dedicated team was put to the test when Ms Kansini Sitthiteerapat, of JAS Thailand received a request from Danieli to ship nearly 60 tons of metal from Brussels International Airport to Bangkok.
Danieli Co., Ltd has been in operation since 1914 when the company was founded as Angelini Steelworks in Brescia, Italy. Today Danieli is headquartered in Buttrio, Italy and ranks among the three largest suppliers of plants and equipment to the metals industry worldwide. They are leaders in mini-mills, in long product casting and rolling plants and are also among the front-runners in the flat product and iron ore sectors. Danieli operates factories in Thailand, China, Italy and Austria and proudly states “ Danieli workshops: same quality worldwide.”
JAS knows that teamwork is the best way to accomplish Danieli’s requirement so Sitthiteerapat immediately got in touch with Koen Van Hoof, the Operations manager in the Airfreight division at JAS Belgium, to initiate the process of researching the best quotation and airfreight service available for a 60 ton airfreight shipment. There would be several steps the team needed to take before the shipment plans would be ready to execute, and the planning had to be precise.
For large shipments such as these, planning is critical. The first concern JAS considered was the packaging of the plates. Hoof needed to determine if the plates could be stacked on top of one another for optimal space and shipping. The next concern was the lead-time. Danieli needed to have all the cargo dispatched to the Bangkok Airport by the end of August even though the cargo would not be ready to be picked up until the 22nd of August, leaving a short window of time to execute the pick up and delivery of the shipment.
As JAS Belgium prepared to ship the 60 tons of metal, JAS Thailand prepared to receive it and hire the best carrier for the shipping itself. Hoof provided Thailand every kind of support they could ask for while finding the right carrier to provide the best solution for this large, oversize, airfreight cargo load. In the midst of searching for the best carrier solution for the project, Danieli determined it needed to increase the order from 60 tons to 90 tons. Thus, the pressure on JAS to find the most cost effective solution in the shortest amount of time, grew.
JAS knows that, due to the highly competitive nature of the forwarding industry it always needs to make sure its customers are receiving the best rates and services possible. As the search for a carrier intensified, JAS and Danieli were in intense discussions about the most viable solution to the cost and scheduling issues at play.
Through persistence and patience, by August 21st an agreement was reached with Thai Airways and Cargolux to move the cargo. Thai Airways would ship 60 tons of the cargo and Cargolux would handle the remaining 29 tons. With the carrier situated and the plan in place the only thing left to do was to execute. And execute they did.
Through continued communication, understanding and persistence, Danieli was able to get 90 tons of cargo quickly and safely shipped to its destination via airfreight. JAS is proud to provide companies such as Danieli with the results they need to meet their own customer’s requirements.
JAS is a privately owned international freight forwarder and logistics provider. During its thirty-plus year history, JAS has experienced exponential growth based on the vision and energy of its founder Mr. Biagio Bruni, who today remains Chairman. JAS has built a global network of quality offices that deliver a consistent level of high service and performance to its customers.