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July, 2016

Breakbulk Europe 2016


Breakbulk Europe is the largest exhibition & educational forum in the world addressing the needs of traditional Breakbulk and project cargo logistics professionals.  Breakbulk also serves as an excellent networking platform for shipping and logistics professionals and has also played host to the formation of agreements and identification of new agents for participating companies.

Narayan, Raj George and Siby Kurian

At Antwerp, CSS Participated as trade visitors this time and held important meetings and discussions with key Breakbulk players. The exhibition was held from 23rd to 26th May this year. CSS Group was represented by Raj George Sr. Vice President Projects, Oil & Energy, Siby C Kurian Vice President Sales & Marketing and Narayan R T General Manager CSS Bahrain.

“Breakbulk Europe is certainly an important event for CSS and we never miss that, as it is the ideal venue for CSS to identify potential clients, gain a deeper understanding of international market trends in specialized fields, and more importantly create avenues for new business opportunities within all our sectors,” said Raj George.

Since 2009, CSS Group has participated in numerous Breakbulk Exhibitions held around the globe including Singapore, China, North and South America and Europe. Participating in key exhibitions such as Breakbulk provides CSS Group the platform on which they can showcase the vast majority of the services they offer to potential customers and clients within this booming sector.

“This Breakbulk was an extremely interactive and an engaging exhibition, which is why it is rated as one the most vital exhibitions in the shipping and logistics list of events.  We had excellent networking opportunities as well at Antwerp,” mentioned Siby Kurian.

As part of its contribution to the shipping and logistics industry, Breakbulk Europe also provides educational seminars to its participants that cover key topics which are pertinent to the industry that has an ever changing business landscape due to regulatory rules, advances in technology etc.  In the Breakbulk Europe 2016, participants had the chance to learn about the current business challenges & opportunities facing shippers within the traditional Breakbulk, heavy-lift and project cargo markets.

“Breakbulk exhibition and the entire event grow every year with the number of participants that it attracts. Also energy and enthusiasm was seen all around the European trade in Shipping and Logistics. We too can be confident and expect that an upward graph is not too far away,” commented Narayan R T.

This year was no different with excellent networking events, an increase in participation from last year. As per the official records more than 7200 participants attended the exhibition in the year 2015 and the number could be even more this year.


May, 2016

Break Bulk Europe 2016- Antwerp


CSS Group delegation to visit Break bulk Europe from 23 to 26 May 2016

Breakbulk Europe is the largest exhibition & educational forum in the world addressing the needs of traditional breakbulk and project cargo logistics professionals.  Breakbulk also serves as an excellent networking platform for shipping and logistics professionals and has also played host to the formation of agreements and identification of new agents for participating companies.

CSS Group delegation will attend the exhibition and seminars to explore new opportunities from the European Breakbulk cargo and logistics market. Breakbulk Europe’s targeted programming will ensure that you develop skills and strategy to help you do your job more effectively.

New this year, will be several micro-seminars that will take place in the exhibit hall during the exhibition. And we’ll hold a series of conference sessions, featuring VIP shippers and others, over the course of the two-day exhibition.

Breakbulk Europe Exhibition provides networking opportunity and connects with over 350 exhibitors and sponsors that provide specialized services. Exhibitors and sponsors include specialized ocean carriers, freight forwarders, ports/ terminals, logistics providers, ground transportation, heavy air, export packers, equipment companies and more.

Highlights of the event:

•     Over 7,200 participants attended Breakbulk Europe 2015

•     Meet with over 350 international exhibitors and sponsors

•     Hear from industry experts during the conference sessions

•     Learn new skills in the educational workshops


September, 2015

Breakbulk Middle East


Breakbulk Middle East, 26-29 october 2015
in Abu Dhabi


Breakbulk Middle East is scheduled from 26- 29 October 2015, in Abu Dhabi and is expected to attract thousands of decision makers this year. Breakbulk Middle East 2015 attendees will benefit from unparalleled networking opportunities with project cargo owners, freight forwarders and transportation specialists. The four-day event offers industry workshops, two conferences featuring leading Breakbulk and project cargo experts and an exhibition showcasing a range of both international and regional companies.

Breakbulk Middle East 2015 is the venue to tap into the growth in infrastructure, industry and trade in the region. Bringing together key sectors — EPCs, forwarders, transporters and others involved in the region — this is a must-attend event for Breakbulk and project cargo logisticians.

The exhibition floor will offer a multitude of networking opportunities throughout the event, including hosted coffees, luncheons and an evening reception. Two days of executive presentations will be held to better understand both the risks and rewards of moving cargo through the region. For the first time, the event will offer an Abnormal Load Summit, designed for those focused on road transport. An additional two days of workshops are available to individuals seeking to build their project cargo management skills and master handling heavy-lift cargoes.

Visit the Breakbulk Middle East Exhibition to network and connect with over 200 exhibitors and sponsors that provide specialized services. Various visitors will be visiting the show like executives, financial, logistics, project, transportation, operations and distribution management from Shippers EPCs, BCOs, Manufacturers; Freight Forwarders; Transportation Providers; Ports and Terminals.


July, 2015

Breakbulk Europe Expo 2015


The recently concluded Breakbulk Europe expo 2015 in Antwerp could be seen as the continent’s largest exhibition designed for the Breakbulk and project cargo industry. Celebrating the event’s 10th anniversary, attendees benefitted from unparalleled networking opportunities with project cargo owners, freight forwarders and transportation specialists. The four-day event offered industry workshops, a conference featuring leading Breakbulk and project cargo experts and an exhibition showcasing a range of both international and European companies.

CSS Group was a participant at the event, attending the conference and exhibition. The company was represented by Siby C Kurian, Senior General Manager, Sales & Marketing CSS Group and Narayan R T, General Manager CSS Bahrain.

“Breakbulk Europe 2015 was an extremely interactive and an engaging exhibition, which is why it is rated as one the most sought after exhibitions amongst Breakbulk cargo logisticians. This year was no different with excellent networking opportunities, an increase in participation from last year and more importantly more business opportunities were created with existing and new partners within the fraternity of shipping and logistics”, Commented Siby C Kurian.

Breakbulk Europe 2015 celebrated 10 years of success as the top event designed for the Breakbulk and project cargo industry. Bringing together EPCs, ports, forwarders, transporters and other cargo specialists and industry experts, the event proved to be worthwhile for Breakbulk and project cargo logisticians. Spread across four halls, the exhibition offered a multitude of networking opportunities, two days of executive presentations focused on Europe’s economic and transport issues and workshops for those seeking to build their professional skills.

“This year’s Breakbulk, as always provided an excellent platform to network and meet other industry partners and share concerns and ideas. The increasing number of participants every year is an obvious example of how industry experts are keen on this exhibition. Breakbulk cargo movement is an exciting and growing sector and the conference enabled us to meet new members and to understand new concepts”, mentioned Narayan R. T.

The exhibition started on the 18th May concluded on the 21st witnessing so much interaction and exchange of ideas amongst the participants.


May, 2015

Breakbulk Middle East


CSS GROUP TO TAKE PART IN BREAKBULK MIDDLE EAST, 2015 IN ABU DHABI

CSS Group will be participating Breakbulk Middle East, from 26- 29 October 2015, in Abu Dhabi. Breakbulk Middle East 2015 attendees will benefit from unparalleled networking opportunities with project cargo owners, freight forwarders and transportation specialists. The four-day event offers industry workshops, two conferences featuring leading breakbulk and project cargo experts and an exhibition showcasing a range of both international and regional companies. CSS Group invites you to booth No. 1206 for a personal interaction with professionals handling breakbulk services & project cargo. At the Breakbulk Middle East Exhibition opportunities galore to network and connect with over 200 exhibitors and sponsors that provide specialized services.


September, 2014

CSS Attends Dubai Trade Conference


“TRADESHIELD- DUBAI TRADE’S SINGLE WINDOW FOR CARGO INSURANCE SERVICES”

Dubai Trade, the premier cross-border trade facilitator, and Abu Dhabi National Insurance Company (ADNIC), one of the region’s leading providers of insurance solutions for individuals and corporates, recently organized a forum to announce the official launch of Tradeshield for online cargo insurance.

Being a NAFL Member, CSS Group was invited to attend the event titled, “The Importance of Cargo Insurance in Trade and Logistics.” The half-day forum held at the Dubai Marina Hotel and saw industry professionals come together to discuss the key issues and developments in the cargo insurance sector, including recent advances in e-commerce in the region.

Industry expert, David Phillips the President of the National Association of Freight & Logistics, was also a key host and speaker at the forum. David Phillips, President of the National Association of Freight & Logistics, while delivering the forum’s principle presentation, said: “Protecting the business interest during cargo movements is crucial to ensure a successful trade deal for traders and their customers or suppliers. The industry has witnessed a substantial growth in demand on Cargo Insurance services throughout the years. We appreciate Dubai Trade’s initiative in launching the Tradeshield service, which will help many companies in our industry to be more secured and save much of their precious time.”

As one of the leading freight forwarders in the region, CSS Group participated in the conference as part of it’s commitment to keep abreast recent trends in the freight forwarding sector. The new initiative has been embraced by CSS as it helps to further instill consumer confidence in the freight forwarding sector in the region, thus encouraging growth in this key sector.


July, 2014

Breakbulk Europe 2014


FIRMLY ESTABLISHED AS WORLD’S LARGEST SPECIALISED LOGISTICS EVENT



Over 6300 project cargo and traditional breakbulk cargo logisticians and 275 exhibiting companies took part in the 9th annual Breakbulk Europe Exhibition from 12 to 15 May 2014 at the Antwerp Expo, Antwerp Belgium, making Breakbulk Europe 2014 the largest specialised logistics event worldwide. Breakbulk Europe 2014 attracted logisticians from 100 countries, creating a fertile environment for global cargo connections and business development.  The theme for this year’s event was “Moving the Gears of the World’s Big Businesses.”

Breakbulk Europe is one of ten annual specialized transportation events organized by Breakbulk Events & Media, a division of AXIO Data Group.  Major exhibitions include Breakbulk China, Breakbulk Europe & Breakbulk Americas.  Breakbulk Events also organizes targeted Congresses & Workshops in South Africa, Turkey, Brazil, Kenya, Tanzania, India & the USA.

CSS Group was well represented during the Breakbulk Exhibition, showcasing a strong presence led by a delegation from the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, India and Pakistan. From CSS Dubai, T S Kaladharan, Chairman CSS Group, Raj George, Senior Vice President Projects, Oil & Energy, Ken Dinnadge, VP Business Development, Siby Kurian, Sr. General Manager Sales & Marketing and Amith Horra, Marketing Manager were in attendance. From CSS Abu Dhabi, Renjith Pillai, Branch Manager, from CSS Bahrain Narayan Tagore, General Manager, from CSS India Prabhakar Maniyan, Vice President Projects and from CSS Pakistan Asghar Malik, Country Manager represented their respective regions during the exhibition.

“As always Breakbulk was an extremely interactive and an engaging exhibition, which is why it is rated as one the most vital exhibitions in the shipping and logistics calendar of events.  This year was no different with excellent networking events, an increase in participation from last year and more importantly more business opportunities were created with existing and new partners within the fraternity of shipping and logistics”, added Raj George, Senior Vice President-Projects, Oil & Energy.

BREAKBULK IN A SNAPSHOT:

Business Development Activities

At Breakbulk Europe, project cargo and traditional breakbulk cargo owners had the opportunity to learn about the latest industry trends and to meet and develop relationships with the leading specialised carriers, freight forwarders, ports/ terminals, packers and equipment companies that have the expertise to handle oversized cargoes requiring unique handling techniques.  In addition to the packed exhibition hall, attendees joined networking activities including a Welcome Reception in the hall, Ports Americas Happy Hour, Breakbulk Business Run and a multitude of networking dinners and receptions.

Professional Formation Activities

Educational activities were held during 12 to 13 May and were commensurate with one’s experience including the Heavy Lifting & Transport Master Class taught by Richard Krabbendam (Advanced/ Technical Level) and Managing Logistics for Capital Projects Workshop taught by Pam Holdrup (Entry/ Intermediate Level).


March, 2014

CSS Group Gears up for Breakbulk Antwerp 2014


Breakbulk Europe is the largest exhibition & educational forum in the world addressing the needs of traditional breakbulk and project cargo logistics professionals.  Breakbulk also serves as an excellent networking platform for shipping and logistics professionals and has also played host to the formation of agreements and identification of new agents for participating companies.

Since 2009, CSS Group has participated in numerous Breakbulk Exhibitions held around the globe including Singapore, China, North and South America and Europe. Participating in key exhibitions such as Breakbulk, provides CSS Group the platform on which we can showcase the vast majority of the services we offer to potential customers and clients within this booming sector. Exhibitions such as Breakbulk, also serve as an excellent meeting ground for like-minded individuals within the industry to discuss recent trends, network and more importantly create business opportunities within their sector.

“Breakbulk Europe is one of our key exhibitions on our marketing calendar, as it is the ideal venue for CSS to identify potential clients, gain a deeper understanding of international market trends in specialised fields, and more importantly create avenues for new business opportunities within all our sectors,” said T.S. Kaladharan, Chairman, CSS Group.

As part of its contribution to the shipping and logistics industry, Breakbulk Europe also provides educational seminars to its participants that cover key topics which are pertinent to the industry that has an ever changing business landscape due to regulatory rules, advances in technology etc.  In the BreakBulk Europe 2014, participants will learn about the current business challenges & opportunities facing shippers within the traditional breakbulk, heavy-lift and project cargo markets. BreakBulk Europe topics that will be discussed include, Combating the Scourge of Piracy; The Changing Emphasis on European Short Sea Shipping; Ports, Roads & Rail Development in India; New Future for Energy Generation and many more.

The CSS Group – Projects, Oil & Energy division will be in attendance during the Breakbulk, Europe as it is in the field of interest.  Known as a provider of end-to-end solutions in energy trade and project cargo movement, the exhibition is the ideal platform for the division to emphasize its core competencies. Even though still considered as a niche market, the project cargo movement has grown because of the increased demand brought about with the diversity of Projects.

According to Raj George, Senior Vice President, Projects, Oil & Energy, CSS, “Our presence at such exhibitions is vital because of the wide reach Breakbulk exhibitions have globally, and their impact on the industry. Over the years we have seen the exhibition grow from strength to strength, not only in terms of exhibitors and visitors, but also its impact on the sector as a whole.  It is the catalyst for numerous business opportunities for all key players within the sector.” Having carved a name for itself, the Projects, Oil & Energy team at CSS have successfully handled key accounts globally, and proved themselves as the undisputed leader in the area of specialization they have. CSS Group, Projects, Oil & Energy division will be in attendance at Booth No. 302H2, Hall 2 at the Breakbulk Antwerp Expo being held from May 12th-15th, 2014.

Why Breakbulk Europe 2014?
•    Over 5500 participants attended Breakbulk Europe 2013
•    Over 200 international exhibitors and sponsors present
•    Learn from the best in their field at specially designed executive presentations
•    Learn new skills in the educational workshops from industry experts

Please visit us at Booth No. 302H2, Hall 2 & for more details please contact the CSS Group Marketing department on amith@cssdubai.com


January, 2014

CSS Group to Exhibition @ Breakbulk Europe


Breakbulk Europe is the largest exhibition & educational forum in the world addressing the needs of traditional breakbulk and project cargo logistics professionals.  Breakbulk also serves as an excellent networking platform for shipping and logistics professionals and has also played host to the formation of agreements and identification of new agents for participating companies.  Visit CSS Group at Booth No. 302H2, Hall 2 at the Breakbulk Europe Exhibition to network and connect with over 200 exhibitors and sponsors that provide specialized services. Exhibitors and sponsors include specialized ocean carriers, freight forwarders, ports/ terminals, logistics providers, ground transportation, heavy air, export packers, equipment companies and more.

•    Over 5500 participants attended Breakbulk Europe 2013
•    Meet with over 200 international exhibitors and sponsors
•    Hear from industry experts during the executive presentations
•    Learn new skills in the educational workshops

Please visit us at Booth No. 302H2, Hall 2 and lookout for more details on www.cssgroupsite.com


July, 2013

Breakbulk Antwerp & CSS


Antwerp hosted the Breakbulk Europe conference from 14 to 16 May, for the eighth year in a row. As the largest breakbulk port in Europe, Antwerp is the largest and most important gathering in Europe for companies involved in the shipping of heavy-lift, project cargo and traditional breakbulk cargoes. It is where shippers have the opportunity to meet and develop relationships with the leading specialized carriers, forwarders, ports, terminals and packers who have the expertise and resources to handle oversized cargoes with unique handling requirements.

For the 2013 edition of Breakbulk Europe, the delegation from CSS Group consisted of Sreenath.V, Sr. General Manager, Projects, Oil & Energy/Operations and Narayan Tagore, General Manager, CSS Bahrain.

Breakbulk presents the shipping and logistics fraternity a great platform to meet and develop relationships with the leading specialized carriers, freight forwarders, ports, terminals, packers and equipment companies who have the expertise and resources to handle oversized and overweight cargoes. “In our industry it is important to keep up with market trends and innovations in order to remain ahead of the curve and to provide the best service to our clients”, said Sreenath.V.

In the space of eight years the conference has expanded from 800 to more than 5000 participants from the international breakbulk and logistics world, so that all the 250 available stands are taken up. Shipping companies, shippers, freight handlers, forwarders, port authorities and service providers can follow presentations by various top speakers, as well as networking with local and global breakbulk players.

Breakbulk Europe 2013 was organised by Breakbulk magazine & events. Breakbulk magazine additionally organises similar conferences in North America and China at which Antwerp will host Breakbulk Europe once more in 2014.


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