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CSS Bahrain

May, 2018

Business excellence award for CSS


The Best International Logistics & Freight Forwarding Firm 2018 award

CSS Group was honored with Best International Logistics &Freight Forwarding Firm 2018 award constituted by MEA Markets. MEA Markets is a quarterly publication dedicated to researching and publicizing the major moves and events as they happen across the entire Middle East and African regions.

Since its inception in 1995 CSS Group has become a renowned name in the freight forwarding industry, and today it is one of the leading integrated freight forwarding solutions provider with close to 25 years of experience.
Constantly adapting to its customers’ changing needs, the company has enriched its expertise to become a tier-one logistics and freight forwarding partner in the GCC, with integrated logistic networks in Africa, Middle East, Europe and the Americas. Headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the CSS Group is spearheaded by its Chairman T. S. Kaladharan.

The company, through its corporate diversity and willingness to keep learning and relearning, has earned its collective experience within the industry. With a team consisting of over 750 experienced and dedicated professionals across 20 locations, the CSS Group is able to meet a client’s freight forwarding requirements: be it by sea, land or air.

In today’s market, the UAE and GCC have become a hub for companies originally based in the UAE and China, for instance. The CSS Group being the strongest in the Middle East, has had a head start in this regard. Its strong relationship with customers, as well as being a one-stop solution, has given them comfort in knowing they are in great hands.

To support clients in this fast paced corporate hub, CSS understands the need to constantly evolve and change. The team have to keep moving, study the market and ensure that they are, in terms of logistics, up to date. Thanks to this focus on constant improvement, alongside its vast industry experience, the group has a built an exceptional reputation, especially with UAE customs.

Alongside its focus on industry developments, technology is also a key focus for the group. The CSS Group has been investing in the use of technology since its commenced operations, as the Chairman and founder saw how big technology would play a part in the future of this industry. The group developed its own software, now known as FINS, more than 10 years ago that it is constantly improving on, based on new requirements.

As part of this approach, the group’s IT team constantly reads, explores, and carries out R&D with, say, CRM and budget reports. During all its international business visits, the group brings back best practices from every location that it interacts with, exploring whether any of this can implemented in the group’s current structure.
For instance, when it comes to 3PL, CSS Group tailors its in-house software around what the customer wants. Even if they say they would like to see reports or data through software of their own, the group integrates it with theirs, to ensure an easy, hassle free experience for every client.

Ultimately, CSS Group’s ongoing focus is to become the one-stop solution for its customers that not only cover B2B but also B2C. To achieve this, the group has further expansions across Asia planned. Additionally, the team are keen to support their customers through their entire cargo cycle, from production to delivery and distribution. This includes spare parts, Yacht and Marine, Hospitality and Hotel Logistics as well as Auto logistics divisions. Driving these changes and growing in these areas will offer the group many exciting opportunities to grow and flourish over the coming years.


January, 2014

A Facelift in Bahrain CSS Renovates its Office in Manama


CSS Bahrain recently renovated their offices, located in the heart of Bahrain’s capital, Manama. The new office boasts updated meeting rooms and interiors to keep up with the growing demand of their clients and agency partners alike.
stablished in 2002, CSS Bahrain has since rapidly increased its pace, starting as an NVOCC and spreading out its arms into the spectrum of Air & Sea freight, Land Transport & Projects handling within a short span of time, creating its own signature in each and every task it undertakes. It has grown to become a trusted partner and a market leader for the freight forwarding and logistics solution within a short period of time.
CSS Bahrain is located in the heart of Manama and operates a 10,000 Sq. Ft. of CFS facility, managed and operated by its own personnel within Mina Salmaan Port. This ensures successful handling of ocean freight containers coming in from various ports of the world. In addition, CSS Bahrain has recently added a customs bonded warehouse (1200 Sq.mt) in the Bahrain Logistics Zone, a customs-free logistics park in the Hidd Industrial area. Bahrain Logistics Zone is regulated by General Organization of Seaports, Bahrain.
“The new renovation of the CSS Bahrain offices is a testament to our commitment to our clients and partners alike. We have always been at par with advanced technology and ensuring that the needs of the customers are always met. The new renovation allows for smoother operation and can better handle the requirements of customers who visit our offices everyday,” added Narayan RT, General Manager, CSS Bahrain.
With its hands on management team and highly experienced project professionals, CSS Bahrain has been offering integrated turnkey project forwarding solutions to worldwide destinations. Today, CSS Bahrain has what it takes to handle clients with global needs and provide solutions to enhance their businesses, building a fruitful partnership along the way.


September, 2011

Dhahi Receives Bahraini Delegation


His Excellency Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, met with a delegation from the Bahraini Families Council.

The delegation of 19 dignitaries, which was headed by Jassem Botabaynah, president of the council, was on a program of visits to all the countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). During their visit to the United Arab Emirates, the delegation was hosted by Ahmed Al Rais, Senior VP Air Freight CSS and Hassan Haji, Public Relations Officer CSS whom organized their entire schedule of prestigious gatherings.

His Excellency praised the role of the council in promoting national cohesiveness and loyalty to their nation. At the same time he spoke about the depth of the historical and fraternal relations between the UAE and the Kingdom of Bahrain. ???

For his part, Jassem Botabaynah expressed his sincere thanks and appreciation to His Excellency for the warm reception, and presented a commemorative gift to His Excellency, on the occasion of the visit.

The Meeting was also attended by Major General Khalfan Khalfan Abdullah, Director General of Administration Affairs Department, Major General Abdul-Rahman Mohammad Rafi, Director General Department of Community Services, Major General Rashid Al Mazrui, Director of the General Administration for services and equipment, General Taresh Eid Al Mansouri, the Director of the Human Resources Department and Major General Dr Abdulkuddous Abdul Razak, Director of the General Administration of TQM.


July, 2010

CSS celebration in Bahrain


CSS Bahrain recently hosted a grand Gala Dinner on the occasion of its Anniversary to celebrate its successful operation in Bahrain and prosperous partnership with its clients and associates. The gala event was held on May 13th at the Movenpick Hotel Bahrain. The event highlighted team spirit and hard work of the staff along with the efforts and continuous dedication and support from its partners in Bahrain, without their assistance CSS Bahrain wouldn’t have achieved numerous milestones. The event was attended by Management staff and Senior Management from the Middle East, T. S. Kaladharan (Chairman, CSS Group), Anil Kumar (Director, Finance), Raj George (Sr. VP, Ocean Freight), Paul D’Souza (Sr. VP, Sales & Marketing), Ahmed Al Rais (Sr. VP, Air Freight), Ramzi K. Al Dulaijan (Managing Partner, CSS Saudi Arabia), Abdulrahman Amin (Gr. General Manager, CSS Kuwait), Sreenath V. (General Manager – Projects, Oil & Energy), Siby C. Kurian (Dy. General Manager, Sales & Marketing), Babu (Sr. Manager, Operations), Suku Sudhakaran (AGM, CSS Abu Dhabi), Fida Asghar (Team Manager, NVOCC), Amith Surya Horra (Marketing Manager), Qais Abdulla (Branch Manager, CSS Logistics), Julian Sutch (Business Dev. Manager, CSS Logistics) and Hasan Haji (PRO).

With an affirmative aim to increase its presence and continually expand its operations, CSS Bahrain has acquired a land area of over 35,000 Sq. Ft. in the Bahrain Logistics Zone (BLZ) for building a new office and warehouse apart from the existing one inside port Mina Salmaan. A customs-free logistics park in the Hidd Industrial area, Bahrain Logistics Zone is the region’s first boutique logistics area offering a high quality business environment. Regulated by General Organization of Seaports, BLZ is strategically positioned behind the port customs gate, allowing streamlined movement of goods between the port and the Logistics Zone, it is sure to boost Bahrain’s viability as a major logistics hub for the region, especially the northern Gulf.

Some Key Facts:

  • Bahrain is an archipelago of 33 islands in the Arabian Gulf midway between the Qatar peninsula and Saudi Arabia. Bahrain island is a pear-shaped land mass 48 km long and 16 km wide
  • Bahrain is connected to Saudi Arabia by 23-km causeway, which opened in November 1986
  • Total land area: Bahrain has a total area of 770 sq km
  • Climate: Hot summers, pleasant winters
  • Bahrain time difference: GMT + 3 (Winter)/GMT + 2 (Summer)
  • Total population: 1,039,297
  • Official languages: The official language is Arabic. English is widely spoken and is the principal language of commerce.
  • Country dialing code: 973
  • Bahrain has an excellent road network with causeway connections to Muharraq and Sitra islands and to Saudi Arabia. A road link is also planned between Bahrain and Qatar – construction is due to complete in 2013.
  • Bahrain international airport in Muharraq is one of the busiest airports in the Middle East with the most number of connections to the rest of the region. It is used by major international airlines.
  • Steamers run scheduled service from Bahrain to other Gulf ports and to Pakistan and India. Bahrain has the shortest travel time between its seaport, airport and the logistics processing zone of anywhere in the Gulf enabling more efficient and faster processing of trade goods.  Bahrain also offers the lowest costs and best value for money when it comes to operating costs.

November, 2009

CSS Bahrain


Consolidated Shipping Services Bahrain was established in 2002, and since then has rapidly increased its pace with starting as an NVOCC and spreading out its arms into the spectrum of Air & Sea freight, Land Transport & Projects handling within a short span of time, creating its own signature in each and every task it undertakes. It has grown to become a trusted partner and a market leader for the freight forwarding and logistics solution within a short period of time.

CSS Bahrain is located in the heart of Manama and operates a 10,000 Sq. Ft. of CFS facility, managed and operated by its own personnel within Mina Salmaan Port. This ensures successful handling of ocean freight containers coming in from various ports of the world. To add to the glory, CSS Bahrain has recently acquired land of over 35,000 Sq. Ft. in the Bahrain Logistics Zone (BLZ) for building a new office & warehouse. A customs-free logistics park in the Hidd Industrial area, Bahrain Logistics Zone is regulated by General Organization of Seaports, Bahrain. Strategically positioned behind the port customs gate, allowing streamlined movement of goods between the port and the Logistics Zone, it is sure to boost Bahrain’s viability as a major logistics hub for the region, especially the northern Gulf.

CSS Bahrain has always been at par with advanced technology & competitive global market. It has structured its operation to suit the needs of the customers ensuring reliability and satisfaction as it understands customer needs of prompt service and delivery in shortest possible transit times. With its hands on management team and highly experienced project professionals, CSS Bahrain has been offering integrated turnkey project forwarding solutions to worldwide destinations. CSS Bahrain understands the specific requirements of individual projects and can tailor its services to seamlessly integrate into the client’s requirements. Owing to exceptional Air Freight Management skills CSS Bahrain has been the exclusive Cargo General Sales Agent for Martinair Cargo for over 5 years now. The company’s continuous efforts and efficient service have helped it garner strong world wide network, affiliates and an accredited membership with WWPC (Worldwide Project Consortium) & FIATA.

Today, CSS Bahrain has what it takes to handle clients with global needs and provide solutions to enhance their businesses, building a fruitful partnership along the way.


July, 2009

WIN Association welcomes CSS Logistics and CSS Bahrain


CSS Logistics L.L.C. and Consolidated Shipping Services W.L.L., Bahrain have been appointed as the exclusive members of WIN Association.

WIN, Worldwide Independent Network is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. It was established in year 2000 & has 69 exclusive members globally comprising 259 offices committed to freight management and the provision of worldwide total supply chain solutions. WIN’s philosophy is to promote and develop business opportunities in the global freight forwarding industry to the mutual benefit of both their customers and members.

WIN conduct quarterly meetings amongst its members as a common platform to facilitate the business meetings between the members and holds an annual general meeting to appoint the office bearers for each year.

WIN members performance report for the year 2008:

Air Export – Revenue USD 232.986.714 (266 MILJ)
Air Exports – 105.393.562 kg / 1,535,628 shipments
Air Imports – 115.317.204 kg
Sea Export – 122.692 shipments / 167,813 TEU’s
Sea Import – 176.459 imports / 211,150 TEU’s

Membership with WIN appoints CSS Bahrain and CSS Logistics as the exclusive representative of WIN in the respective countries they operate in. WIN members are an integrated part of world wide networking sessions organized by WIN, wherein the members are presented with opportunities to establish business relations, build key contacts and garner recognition. WIN members are privileged to use WIN logo as a quality stamp on marketing collaterals, WIN also offers financial protection for shipments handled by them for up to 20,000 U.S. Dollars.

Furthermore, WIN membership entitles CSS Bahrain and CSS Logistics to use WINtrack – an extremely powerful search engine tool designed by WIN for their fellow shippers and consignees. It is designed to deliver operational cost reductions, enhanced performance, better quality control and improved competitiveness. Main features of it include tracking and tracing of consignments by customer code/order number or waybill number, automated purchasing administration, including raising and receiving of purchase orders and order confirmations etc.


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