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Lighthouse - March, 2013.

Chairman’s Message


I am extremely happy to announce the commencement of CSS operations from one of the most beautiful parts of this globe, the Maldives. This will be the 09th CSS office in the Sub-continent region. I am sure that this is a moment of pride for everyone.

As Group Chairman, it is an opportune time for me to especially thank the entire members of our CSS Family, who have relentlessly worked towards achieving this goal. We must carry forward our commitment and dedication, to ensure that we resolutely continue to uphold our promises and fulfill the trust which has been bestowed on us by our business associates and network partners. Over the years we have been successful in honouring our commitments and gaining respect, amongst the shipping and logistics community, for our Group.

The term TEAM when expanded becomes “Together Everyone Achieves More”. This meaning holds true in all our endeavours. The right proportion of human resources, with an attitude to respond positively at any appropriate time, engenders a successful team. We, at CSS have always demonstrated high spirits of team work, enhancing the skills of coordination and communication clearer and sharper. It gives me a sense of pride to acknowledge that the development of CSS in the Middle East and the Sub-continent is sailing forward and promises to deliver remarkable growth. Because of our dedicated, progressive and dynamic team the only way is “UP”!


Dubai Boat Show March 2013


CSS AND PETERS & MAY TO SHOWCASE AT THIS PRESTIGIOUS EVENT

The Dubai International Boat Show 2013 is the largest, most important and most established event of its kind in the region and is one of the fastest growing leisure marine industry exhibitions in the world attracting more than 26,000 visitors. The 21st edition of the event will be a classic showcase of yachts, yacht and marine logistics exhibitors, supercars, equipment and supplies from both local and international builders together with the latest innovations in marine industry.

CSS Group and Peters & May have teamed up yet again to showcase their first class products and services for the 2013 Dubai International Boat Show. Their expertise in yacht and marine logistics provides an excellent platform to participate as exhibitors highlighting this show as an important exhibition on their events calendar. This year they will be located within the British Marine Federation United Kingdom pavilion at stand number NGP-J18.

CSS VP of Business Development, Ken Dinnadge commented, “We are delighted to have the experience and expertise operationally to service both the regional and global market for Yacht & Marine Logistics with Peters & May. As an established leader within the Yacht and Marine Logistics fraternity, CSS and Peters & May believes that the Dubai International Boat Show has not only maintained its position as an essential event for the region’s leisure marine industry, over 21 years it has become a vital gateway to the global boating market.”

Dubai International Boat Show will have an astonishing selection of the newest boat models, supercar promenade and the related accessories. A mass of professionals from across the world will visit this exhibition and will get an opportunity to interact with their customers and suppliers as it provides an outstanding occasion for all its exhibitors from all over the world to expand their business and work with international companies.

The Middle East has long been associated with the world’s most luxurious superyachts. According to Superyacht.com’s 2013 forecast, 60% of the Top 100 superyachts are owned by Middle East residents. In addition, 55% of the Top 20 superyachts in the world currently have Middle East owners.

The 21st Dubai International Boat Show will be held at the Dubai International Marine Club – Mina Seyahi from March 5-9, 2013 and will be open to trade visitors and the general public from 3pm – 9.30pm daily.

Dave Holley CEO of the Peters & May global group of companies commented, “Peters & May are once again delighted to be involved with the 2013 Dubai International Boat Show. Peters & May is a truly global operator and with strategic offices we can offer clients the personal service. CSS/Peters & May Dubai is perfectly positioned to assist yacht owners, brokers and dealers in this complex and growing market. This year we supported a number of clients in delivering their pressures cargo to the show on time and on budget. We look forward to the Dubai International Boat Show and working closely with Ken and the entire CSS team.


CSS Group @ Breakbulk China 2013


In recent years, China has increasingly garnered the global spotlight with its growth in exports and imports of breakbulk and project cargo. China’s dynamic economy has become not only a huge consumer of raw materials and finished commodities for domestic use, but also a supplier to foreign infrastructure construction projects and one of the world’s leading investors in countries seeking to boost their economies through development of natural resources that are both produced by and delivered to China. CSS Group will be participating as a first time exhibitor in Breakbulk China with its first class products and services to an array of visitors.

Breakbulk China 2013 is the largest conference and exhibition in Asia addressing the needs of traditional breakbulk and project cargo logisticians and CSS Group will be at the forefront of this exhibition. By securing its booth well in advance and strategically located within the exhibition centre, the delegation from CSS in attendance will be Raj George, Senior Vice President, Projects, Oil & Energy, Arjun Bose, Director, CSS Abu Dhabi, Amith Horra, Marketing Manager CSS and Chandrakala, Asst. Manager, NVOCC Ops CSS.

Breakbulk China’s targeted programming will ensure that you develop skills and strategy to help you do your job more effectively.

Commenting on the Breakbulk China Exhibition, Raj George, Senior Vice President, Projects, Oil & Energy said, “Breakbulk China is an excellent avenue to network and connect with over 130 exhibitors and sponsors that provide specialized products and services within the breakbulk and project logistics sector. Exhibitors and sponsors include specialized ocean carriers, freight forwarders, ports/ terminals, logistics providers, ground transportation, heavy air, export packers, equipment companies and more. Our presence in Breabulk China is vital as we are able to network and connect with business associates from around the globe.”

Attending his first Breakbulk Exhibition is Arjun Bose, Director, CSS Abu Dhabi and he added, “In a competitive business environment exhibitions are vital to raise market awareness and develop new markets; they have become crucial across the globe as they are an important promotional tool for your business. This show helps us to develop further contacts and also help boost our ties with our existing vendors and operators.”



“Breakbulk China is an excellent avenue to network and connect with over 130 exhibitors and sponsors that provide specialized products and services within the breakbulk and project logistics sector. Exhibitors and sponsors include specialized ocean carriers, freight forwarders, ports/ terminals, logistics providers, ground transportation, heavy air, export packers, equipment companies and more. Our presence in Breabulk China is vital as we are able to network and connect with business associates from around the globe.”


CSS Announces Opening Of CSS Maldives


IN COLLABORATION WITH ORIENTAL EXPRESS PVT LTD., A LEADING SHIPPING AND LOGISTICS PROVIDER IN THE MALDIVES

As part of its global expansion CSS Group is proud to announce the opening of its CSS Maldives office. As the latest addition to CSS Groups’ worldwide network, the CSS Maldives office opened on February 1st 2013, in partnership with Oriental Express Pvt Ltd.

ABOUT ORIENTAL EXPRESS:

Started in 1990, Oriental Express has since grown to become a leading service provider of shipping and logistics solutions. As a homegrown business, Oriental Express has developed a strong network with the region and also owns and operates Oriental Ocean Express, Sri Lanka.

It is Oriental Express’ reputation for local handling and clearance of cargo that sets it apart from other players in the region, and is one of the many reasons why CSS chose to partner with the organization. The combination of CSS’s global network and the strong on ground support that Oriental Express will provide will make CSS Maldives a force to be reckoned with.

Ajay Krishnan, Senior General Manager Ocean Freight, CSS Group said, “The Maldives provides us with a very challenging business landscape and we have identified a few niche areas where quality supply chain solutions are required. Our local partners, Oriental Express, have a pedigree in local transportation solutions, a combination of their on the ground strength and our network strength will only provide the cargo industry in the Maldives with an unparalleled product.”

As a tourist destination, Maldives gives shipping and logistic providers an exciting opportunity, with resorts being opened at a record setting rate in this tropical paradise. With a growing number of international hotel chains setting up in the Maldives, a number of them are looking for global shipping providers to help them with logistic solutions to enable them to cope with the thriving industry. It is this need that CSS Maldives is looking to explore and develop, using the strong footing and on ground support that Oriental Express will provide.

Zainudeen CEO of Oriental Express Pvt. Ltd said “We are excited to partner with CSS Group, who brings with them an extensive worldwide network and global expertise in shipping and logistics solutions. Given our strength in this region we truly believe that together we will be able to provide our clients with an unparalleled product in this region.”

ABOUT MALDIVES:
Country at a Glance

Maldives, officially the Republic of the Maldives and also referred to as the Maldive Islands, is an island nation in the Indian Ocean consisting of a double chain of twenty-six atolls, orientated north-south, that lie between Minicoy Island (the southernmost part of Lakshadweep, India) and the Chagos Archipelago. The chains stand in the Laccadive Sea, about 700 kilometers (430 mi) south-west of Sri Lanka and 400 kilometers (250 mi) south-west of India.

Maldives has deep blue seas, turquoise reefs, white sandy beaches and palm trees. It is also a place full of character, where its people have long spent their days languishing in the very essence of idyll living. While it is the perfect place to sit on a beach and watch a sunset with a cocktail balanced on your hand, it is also a geographical marvel, knowing that there are thousands of fish swimming around the vivid corals just a few feet away from where you sit.

QUICK FACTS

Time : GMT+5hrs
Capital island : Male’
Total islands : 1,190
Inhabited islands : 200
Resort islands : 105
Population : Approx. 350,000
Major industries : Tourism and Fishing
Currency : Rufiyaa (USD 1 = MRF 15.42)
Electricity : 240 AC
Government
Working hours : 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Sunday to Thursday
Bank hours : 9:00am to 03:00 pm
Sunday to Thursdays


Intermodal South America 2013


THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE INTERMODAL 2013 IS THE EXPANSION OF THE FAIR AREA BY 23%, INCREASING THE EXHIBITION AREA TO 36.000M2.

With 19 years of history, the Intermodal South America is the 2nd largest exhibition for the logistics, cargo transport and international trade in the Americas which brings together the best-in-class vendors from around the world in the four major transport modals (air, sea, road and rail). It is one of the highest profile events for the shipping industry and is recognized as a must-attend event for cargo shippers that are looking for new and innovative solutions for their logistics, cargo transport and international trade strategies.

In three high-impact days of networking and relationship-building, industry-leading service providers can develop strategic partnerships with global vendors and generate new business opportunities through direct access to Brazil’s cargo shippers when they are actively looking for solutions. In addition, cargo shippers can build relationships with key players who can assist in reducing overall shipping costs, increase their to-market delivery times and improve their company’s profit margins.

Intermodal South America is a cost-effective channel for key players to reinforce their communications and brand strategies that are a key part of the customer acquisition efforts. In addition, the brand positioning opportunities within Intermodal South America offer an important platform for leadership positioning to the industry’s top companies, who can play an important role in maintaining price premiums in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

Intermodal South America has the distinction of bringing together companies from all segments: road, rail, sea and air. Plus, the event has the participation of logistics operators who develop intermodal transport solutions and the entire chain of service providers of IT, automation and consulting, with a significant participation of ports and port terminals that play a role in the sector value chain.

The issues discussed, the solutions and the business deals closed during the Intermodal South America have a significant impact on the efficiency and productivity of the sector. It is an event already embedded in the international calendar of trade shows and seen by the market as a key partner for the development of the country.

About Intermodal South America 2013

The strength of Intermodal South America 2013 can be seen in the expansion of the area of the fair, which was necessary with the increase in exhibitors and consequently the number of launches, news and new exhibitors. This year the exhibition will accommodate over 36,000 sq.m. of exhibition space, 23% more compared to last year.

In 2013, visitors will have the opportunity to see more than 600 national and international exhibitors, 54 of which are exhibiting for the first time.

CSS participation at Intermodal South America 2013

Siby Kurian, Senior General Manager Sales & Marketing CSS Group, represented CSS Group for Intermodal 2012 and said; “By having a presence at Intermodal for past number of years we have not only witnessed the growth of the exhibition but have also realised the importance of CSS Group’s participation at such vital exhibitions. Intermodal allows CSS Group to network, nurture and create business relationships with associates from all continents. We look forward to an even bigger Intermodal 2013, and wish all participants, exhibitors and organisers a productive and successful exhibition.”

This year the CSS delegation will be headed by Siby Kurian, Senior General Manager Sales & Marketing along with Ajay Krishnan, Senior General Manager Ocean Freight and, Arjun Bose, Director CSS Abu Dhabi.

Event details:
Intermodal South America- 2013
Venue: Transamerica Expo Center, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Date: Apr 2nd, 2013 – Apr 4th, 2013


New Leadership


ARJUN BOSE JOINS CSS ABU DHABI

The CSS Group Management is delighted to welcome Arjun Bose to Consolidated Shipping Services L.L.C., Abu Dhabi as Director. In his new position Arjun will be responsible for the complete management of the establishment at Abu Dhabi.

On behalf of the entire CSS Group we would like to extend our support to Arjun Bose in all his endeavors and wish him success in his career.

Consolidated Shipping Services L.L.C. Abu Dhabi
P.O. Box 32454, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tel: +971 2 6431717, Fax: +971 2 6431919,
Email: info@cssabudhabi.com, Website : www.cssabudhabi.com


Strengthening Bonds


CSS VISITS ORIENTAL LOGISTICS GROUP TAIWAN



A
s part of its continuous process for building business relationships while promising mutual growth, Siby C Kurian, Senior General Manager, Sales & Marketing CSS, recently visited Oriental Logistics Group in Taiwan. During his interaction with OCL’s Coco Hsiao, Danny Chang, Julia Huang and Allen Tsai, various aspects of freight forwarding initiatives were discussed while continually promoting further enhancements on the Far East/Middle East trade lanes. Commenting on this recent trip, Siby added, “During my time with Oriental Logistics Group-Taiwan, we had an excellent platform to discuss and strategize ways in which both companies can continually grow our brands together. The hospitality extended by OLC was excellent and I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for generosity and productive meetings.”

“It’s an honor to work with CSS for over 11 years since year 2002, and due to this excellent business relationship we are able to achieve good business performance in the Persian Gulf area owing to CSS’ well-organized system and complete service of CFS. CSS is definitely our best partner in the Persian Gulf area and we will continue the successful, fruitful and long-term cooperation with CSS for the years to come,” added Allen Tsai, President of Oriental Logistics Group Ltd.

About Oriental Logistics Group Ltd. (OLC) was established and headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan in March of 2000. After sometime it established branches in Taichung, Kaohsiung, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Wuxi, Shenzhen, Dongguan, Xiamen, Quanzhou, Putian, Fuzhou, Ningbo, Qingdao, Zibo, Weihai, Jinan, Huangdao, Zhongshan, Tianjin, Guangzhou, Dalian, Zhuhai, Ho Chi Minh and Haiphong. The staff strength has grown from 30 employees in early 2000 to over 900 by 2013. With a professional and experienced team offering excellent service quality, OLC has the honor to pass the severe competition in its marketplace and be listed on the TOP 500 Service Industries in Taiwan for consecutive years in a row.


New Partnership CSS Group Partners With Gateway Container Line From Indonesia


CSS Group has recently identified a leading NVOCC from Indonesia to assist in handling their LCL nominations. Since their inception over 7 years ago, Gateway Container Line has showcased the ability to provide superior service and competitive rates. Their experienced staff provides a high level of customer service to ensure the client’s needs are met; and that the cargo is handled by care in the most cost effective manner.


Projects Oil & Energy Another Successful Movement


Projects Oil & Energy division of CSS recently completed yet another successful movement of Pressure vessels from Hamriya Port in Sharjah to Ras Laffan. The 3 units weighing 53 tons each was a part of the ongoing Barzan On shore Project. As an initial phase a complete route study was undertaken and required permissions and escort put in place prior to the start up.  3 X 6 axle low bed trailers were positioned for the loading and movement of the units to the site. What made this movement more interesting was the height of the units which were 4.9 meters each. This was resolved by well planned route study and the knowhow of the region by our team. The units were delivered on time and the Projects, Oil & Energy division had accomplished yet another successful movement.


New Office For CSS Chennai


Console Shipping Services, Chennai has moved into a more convenient and centrally located office. An official release has been made by the office personnel through email to all the agents and associates. All are requested to update the new address and contacts with immediate effect for maintaining uninterrupted communication with CSS Chennai. Their new address is:

CONSOLE SHIPPING SERVICES INDIA PVT LTD
30/10, “Dev Appartments”, 1st Floor, 1st Main Road,
Gandhi Nagar, Adyar, Chennai – 600 020
TamilNadu, India.
Tel : +91 44 24414511,12
Fax: +91 44 24414515


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