Necotrans and JAS Worldwide Form Alliance

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Collaboration Will Dramatically Expand Forwarding and Logistics Services Globally

This expansion of our services with Necotrans underscores the important role the two companies have in the global forwarding and logistics industry.

JAS Worldwide (JAS) and Necotrans Holding (Necotrans) today announced they are launching a worldwide logistics alliance, effective 15th April 2016.

Under the alliance agreement, JAS and Necotrans will provide freight and logistics services on all continents. Both companies will represent each other exclusively in their respective territories.

"By joining our efforts, JAS & Necotrans will have the capacity and the network to respond globally to customer needs. Necotrans group is highly committed to making this alliance a real success story and to connect the African market to the world," said Gregory Querel, Chairman, Necotrans Group.

Necotrans employs 5000 staff and has an annual turnover of USD 1.2 Billion. Necotrans is a leading service provider for the Oil & Gas industry and the Mining sector in Africa, operating oil supply bases, bulk and multipurpose port terminals and offering husbandry, freight, and logistics services in 25 African countries, Brazil, and Thailand.

JAS, with its workforce of 4000 and an annual turnover of USD 1.4 Billion, specializes in international Air and Ocean Freight Forwarding Services and provides dedicated logistics services to the EPC Projects, Oil & Gas, and Mining sector.

“We are delighted to launch this alliance between JAS and Necotrans,” said Marco Rebuffi, President and CEO of JAS Worldwide. “This expansion of our services with Necotrans underscores the important role the two companies have in the global forwarding and logistics industry.”

Both companies will collaborate in providing freight forwarding and logistics services at 323 locations in 101 countries globally. The focus of the alliance will be on the development of freight and logistics services to, from, and inside Africa. Customers will benefit from the combination of JAS’ global freight network and the African footprint of Necotrans.

About JAS Worldwide

The company was founded in 1978 in Milan, Italy and expanded into the Americas in the 1990’s. While Europe and the USA can be expected to play a huge role in the organization, significant importance has been set lately on expanding the JAS footprint within the Asia Pacific Region. JAS has made major investments throughout this area within Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. As this area continues to grow so will JAS Worldwide’s presence.

JAS has also made a significant investment in the Latin America markets, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Panama.

Today, JAS covers 80+ countries with 240+ offices & agents and has over 4000 employees globally.

About Necotrans

Established in 1985, the Necotrans group is a key player in international logistics, with over 5,000 employees and 126 establishments in more than 40 countries. Over 95% of the Group’s turnover is done within Africa. In 2014, Necotrans made a number of major investments, including freight terminals in Dakar, Senegal and the river port at Brazzaville in the Republic of Congo. In September 2015, the Group won a contract for the multipurpose terminal at the port of Kribi in Cameroon. In November 2015, Necotrans acquired MCK (Mining Company Katanga) in the Democratic Republic of Congo. MCK is located in Katanga province, also known as the “Copper Belt”, employs 1900 employees and operates a fleet of 500 trucks. Necotrans provides global and integrated solutions adapted to the needs of the continent with a polyvalent network spanning port operations, transport commissioning and logistics for the oil and mining industries.

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