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November, 2016

CSS Homeward Bound to Launch The 1 CBM Box


css-hwbAre you moving? Relocating? Or simply found your dream home to settle into? The 1 CBM box, another unique new product from CSS HomewardBound, allows you to avoid the clutter of handling multiple packages. Ease of handling a limited number of cartons, Ease of storage and the productivity you gain are just a few of the benefits.

The 1 CBM box can be customised to allow users to hang garments, making it appealing to commercial customers and personal effects alike. In markets where handling cargo is tedious and expensive, the improved efficiency gained using this product is a welcome change.

At CSS HWB, we are offering this product as a DIY packing product, or our renowned packing services are available for this as well.  be it overflow management, for excess cargo or an ideal self-storage solution that you are looking for, the 1CBM box will work for you, improving costs and most importantly adding to the convenience quotient.

“Constant enquiries from the customers regarding the delivery services for items which don’t require huge volume booking made us think for such a novel concept, and we are sure that many people will benefit from this service”, commented Syed Zeeshan, General Manager, CSS Homeward Bound, while speaking about the new concept.

Initially available in the UAE for both local and international relocations, HWB will also be offering customised self-storage solutions using this product at our logistics centre at Al Quoz.  One more innovation from HWB, that will go a long way to making your moving easier. Call us for more details @ 800(CSS)277 or enquire at
info@csshomewardbound.com for more details.

CSS Homeward Bound, the Moving and Relocations division of CSS Group has created a name by itself with their unparalleled service in the Middle East. They offer removal services that suit the requirements of the customers, be it home or office. Their service offerings include Warehousing, Industrial Packing & Crating, Exhibitions & events logistics, Handyman services etc.


September, 2016

Summer Move


Make your relocation a pleasant experience with CSS Homeward Bound

Summer is the most popular time of year to move and that means many millennials are packing their bags.

In fact, 44 percent of those young people say they plan to pull up stakes within the next year, according to rent increase.

Relocating for a job was the top reason people move. Typically, they go where the work is. People will jump on the opportunity to improve their skill sets and up their paycheck, so it’s very common they will change jobs half a dozen times for a career, as per experts.But moving from one location to another can be a huge hassle, not to mention a hit to your wallet.

Here are some tips to make your move a little easier financially and physically:

Start by mapping out your expenses in advance about 15 percent of consumers said they went into debt as a result of moving costs, according to Our research hiring unprofessional packing companies people spend more on repairs and end up buying new items.

The average cost of an unprofessional movers is AED 1000 and professional movers average AED 1500 to 2000, according to the UAE Moving & Storage market (that’s based on the average market research), Although for people with less stuff, the cost would be lower.

For do-it-yourselfers, contact CSS Homeward Bound and we will assist you and give you all the equipment to do it yourself. Homeward Bound will provide you calculator to determine what size moving truck you need, in addition to packing supplies. Although the cost varies by location, renting a 15-foot moving truck will set you back about AED 500 a day plus. Securing a truck that is too large will waste money on gas and rental fees, not to mention that the bigger it is, the harder it can be to navigate in areas like JLT, JBR, Marina Etc.

The boxes also add up quickly, particularly if they are specialty ones. Average-size packing boxes, hanging-garment boxes. Instead, try pulling a large garbage bag over multiple items hanging in your closet and tie a string around the tops of the hangers to keep them together. U-Haul, for example, also offers a box exchange where customers can pick up free used boxes before their move from CSS HWB, with extra assistance.

If you are relocating for work and your employer doesn’t cover the moving costs, Homeward Bound may be able to help you. Helping you to relocate your things in the minimum cost, also HWB gives you options to pay through Credit card machines.

You can also generally purchase insurance through yourself or you can ask CSS HWB to assist you with the same, HWB is registered with the best insurance companies around the world. Then, organize everything. Start by sorting your possessions into take, store, toss and donate. Then eliminate the things you won’t need in your new spot. It’ll save you time, money and a headache unpacking.

Before you start packing, photograph your belongings to help remember where things go. If you like the way you decorated or hung pictures that will make it simpler to replicate in your new home. The same goes for electronics. Taking a picture of how the cords are arranged will make it easier to put back together.

As you pack, label all of the boxes with the rooms they go in. If you know that you’ll need to get to some items right away, like bedding or the coffee maker, label those boxes as important and put them where they are easily accessible so they can be unpacked first.

Finally, pack an essentials bag for your moving day with water, your basic toiletries, and of course prescription medications.


March, 2016

Extra Care For Your Cargo


CSS Homeward Bound uses Vacuum Packing for special care of cargo


Vacuum packing has been extensively used by CSS Homeward Bound as per customer’s request. It’s a specialized service only few companies are providing in the industry. Homeward Bound specializes in all kinds of vacuum packing from helicopters / yachts to small machines.

Vacuum packing is a method of packaging that removes air from the package prior to sealing. This method involves (manually or automatically) placing items in a plastic film package, removing air from inside, and sealing the package. Shrink film is sometimes used to have a tight fit to the contents. The intent of vacuum packing is usually to remove oxygen from the container with flexible package forms. It will reduce the volume of the contents and package.

Any type of cargo can be vacuum packed and it depends on the customer who wants to safeguard their cargo from moisture. Vacuum packing stops rusting and aging of the cargo also the cargo stays new for a longer time. “Much cost variance is not there for vacuum packing from normal packing and our customers who are willing to pay a small extra money can make doubly sure that their cargo is more secured”, commented Syed Zeeshan, General Manager, CSS Homeward Bound. “We have given special and extensive training for our staff for specialised cargo packing requirements as most of our customers demand such new trends, “added Zeeshan.

Vacuum packing reduces atmospheric oxygen, limiting the growth of aerobic bacteria or fungi, and preventing the evaporation of volatile components. Special equipments are being used for vacuum packing at CSS Homeward Bound warehouse. 

Vacuum Packing Procedures

Cargo will be wrapped in Aluminium barrier foil and all joints will be sealed with heat seale , air to be completely sucked out from the Package and VCI emitters and desiccants placed inside. (In case of sharp edges in the cargo cushioning material will be placed)

Material  Specifications:

Metal Barrier foil :

Flexible, heat sealable,  water vapour & corrosion  resistant  barrier foil

Tri-laminate of Polyester, Aluminium   & Polyethylene.

Total thickness – 115 Micron (Tolerance +/- 5 %)


November, 2015

Moving Helicopters


Relocations division of CSS Group moved Helicopters from Abu Dhabi to Canada 

CSS Homeward Bound completed yet another challenging movement in style recently. This movement involved transportation of Helicopters to Canada. CSS operations teams were involved for the smooth handling of this valuable cargo. CSS Homeward Bound in collaboration with CSS Abu Dhabi team has smoothly handled an Export Project of BK 117 Helicopters from Abu Dhabi to Canada, with the overwhelming support extended by the staff of TWA.

The shipment has been split in to two, Air Freight & Sea Freight based on the priorities. CSS in association with Emirates Airlines has executed the Air Freight job in perfection which exceeded the expectations of the client satisfaction. CSS has handled the the activities involved with the movement like packing, documentation, export clearance, loading, freight, clearance & delivery at destination etc with utmost professionalism and with proper time management. The Air Freight was a part charter where as the sea freight was handled in two 40 foot high-cube containers. “The entire movement was managed professionally which brought us maximum job satisfaction, and I am happy that we could bring in cheer in the end”, commented Syed Ahmed Zeeshan, General Manager, CSS Homeward Bound.

The entire packing, lashing, crating, loading of the helicopter & accessories for the Air Freight and Sea Freight shipments has been handled by the Industrial Packing & Lashing division of CSS Homeward Bound in the most professional way which was even appreciated by the airline. The Freight and the further execution of the job were handled by the team at CSS Abu Dhabi.


May, 2015

When Choosing The Right Removal Company Becomes Your Responsibility…


Removals and relocations are never easy. Removal companies’ step up to ease the process but looking for the right company can be a painful job. Some basic considerations can make the choice easier.

Start from your social circle. Ask your friends and your relatives that have hired a company before. Learn about their experience and take notes. Their recommendation plays a key role in your search. But do not follow their recommendation blindly, as their circumstances may differ and have played an important role in their satisfaction or dissatisfaction. Look for a Right Removals and Storage Company with a proper back ground and infrastructure and choose a company who provides the complete package of Moving and Logistics and can manage your shipment completely. Rather than just packing and Moving and handing your shipment to some other company to ship out if moving international. Find a company who is giving complete package/services and who are providing professional services at the destination if moving internationally.

Scour the internet. Go online and search the web for removal companies. Check online directories and their websites to make a preliminary list of options available to you. Go through forums, blogs and other online sources to learn more about your shortlisted companies. Be on the lookout for list of served clients. Reading testimonials and interacting with a satisfied/dissatisfied client is another good way of doing a detailed background checks and short listing the right candidates. Look for a Right Removals and Storage Company will insure a hassle free move.

Contact the shortlisted companies. Once a preliminary list has been made, call or visit the company. Ask them to pay a visit for better estimation. If the company estimates without visiting, then you should consider it as a red flag. The only exception is if the company charges by hour, irrespective of the weight or items.

For a Right Removals and Storage Company ask questions. When a listed removal company agrees to visit, ask them: If they are certified for the job, legally and check the company background and for how long the company is providing services in the market and specially ask about their staff.  To look for a Right Removals and Storage Company you must ask these questions.

  • How long you are in the market
  • What’s the strength of your company
  • Are your packer’s experience
  • Do you have your own trucks
  • About complete paperwork
  • Ask about the timings
  • About their insurance coverage
  • About the transportation facility offered
  • About their measures to ensure safety of your possessions
  • About their packing material
  • About the staff handling your possessions
  • If you can monitor them during each moving step
  • If you can access your goods during the transit
  • If they are providing any value added services
  • About hidden costs or special terms and conditions
  • About the price quoted after their thorough estimation
  • What documents are required if moving international


Do not cheap out. Remember, the cheapest company is not always the best company, and neither is the costliest. A cheap company may mean substandard equipment’s and unprofessional staff. Similarly, the most expensive company will not always guarantee the best staff, or the equipment. Look for a Right Removals and Storage Company with a proper background.

Be wary of much lower estimates. If one company gives much lower cost estimates than its competitors, don’t jump on the opportunity without doing your research. This could mean an inaccurate or dishonest estimate, or lower quality service that could damage your household items. In the worst case scenario, it could be a scam that steals your possessions or holds them ransom for additional fees. Never use a mover without an in-house estimate! You can be charged much more than you expect if you received an estimate based on a verbal description over the phone or email, instead of a thorough investigation of your goods.

You can determine the quality of the company by the appearance of the surveyor and the way He or She explain their services and do the discussion regarding your move.  Make sure not to use any third party to do your move or provide you with the quotation always contact the company directly. And choose a company with proper background and who is providing complete services as door to door service.

Make your decision. Make the call after making a detailed analysis and carefully considering all of the facts. Once again, consider your friends when opting for a certain company. If they have benefited from certain company, and your analysis suggests the same, then it might be a safe and a right decision.


March, 2015

Excess Baggage- Not a Burden


SOLUTION FOR YOUR EXCESS BAGGAGE FROM CSS HOMEWARD BOUND

CSS Homeward Bound is one of the largest and leading professional Removals and Relocations Company in the UAE with a worldwide network. We, at CSS Homeward Bound, are committed to cater to our customers’ needs by rendering exceptional services.

Our company is managed by a team of professionals with a proven track record and extensive experience in the business of removal and packing. We take the stress out of the moving process by providing a seamless and worry-free experience.

Now we are proud to announce CSS Homeward Bound Excess Baggage service in Dubai and all over the world. The launch of Homeward Bound Excess Baggage Facility offers our customers to Export and Import shipments through us to anywhere across the world.

Excess Baggage provides a fast reliable solution for sending packages Door to Door to any locations in the world. Using our fleet of trucks and team of professional staff, we are able to pick up from any location in the UAE and deliver to any location in the world within 3-7 days.

CSS HWB helps you accomplish more, in fewer steps. This is a one stop solution for all the baggage requirements especially suited for small to medium sized baggage requirements. Now, our customers may prepare their personal belongings, reduce their headaches, and accurately track their shipments’ transit.

Just call us on 800 277 and we will do the rest.

Apart from the primary services, we also provide the below services for free:

  • Free packing
  • Free pick up with in Dubai
  • Fast, Reliable Worldwide Baggage services
  • Supply of cartons, bubble wrap, paper, and tape


In order to avail our lucrative services, kindly send an email to HWB team on info@csshomeward.com or call us on 800 277 and you and your customer/ reference shall be serviced with the best for all your requirements.


January, 2015

Common Moving Mistakes to Avoid


CSS HOMEWARD BOUND POINTS OUT 5 MOST COMMON MISTAKES PEOPLE MAKE AND HOW YOU CAN AVOID THEM.
Successful relocation is like running a small company and it requires careful planning, budgeting, and strategy. Overlook those factors as you may be looking at a recipe to avoid disaster.
“Winging It” Instead of Planning Ahead
Relocation is a huge job and procrastination is your worst enemy. Even seemingly small moves, like moving a studio apartment across town, can be nerve-racking and costly if they’re not well planned. If you have the luxury of time, you should start planning your move months in advance.
Start making travel arrangements, look into moving companies, pack, and get your financial and logistical affairs in order as early as possible. Start keeping a specific notebook or binder for moving-related information. Keep all your records in it, from copies of the moving estimate to restaurant suggestions in your new neighborhood.
Bad Timing and Poor Scheduling
Timing is important: The summer months are typically the most hectic time of the year for moving companies. However, spring and autumn can get very busy, too. And remember that moving companies may not be available if you’re moving close to a holiday.
If you’re planning to drive your own moving truck, make sure you schedule the rental well ahead of the day you actually need it. Find out the exact dimensions of the truck’s cargo space, and maybe even swing by the rental company to get an idea of the space you’ll require and whether a 13-foot truck is really up to the job.
Choosing a Less-than-Reputable Moving Company
Research is critical here. Choosing the wrong moving company can mean stolen or damaged property, a move that is far more expensive and longer than originally quoted, and being overcharged for things like packing tape. And once all your stuff is in their truck, you’re in a terrible position to argue.
Find out if the mover has a DOT (Department of Transportation) number and enter it in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety
Here are some questions to ask before you hire a moving company:

  • Do they have references?
  • Will they do an in-home estimate?
  • Is their company going to be handling the move or are they going to hire a subcontractor?
  • If they use a subcontractor, what are the name, location, and phone number of the company they’re hiring?
  • Will this move require any special arrangements, like a transfer from the semi-truck to a smaller local truck to help navigate big-city streets? This may affect the cost of the move and increase the risk of damage to your belongings.

Moving with Unnecessary Items
Indiscriminately jamming everything you own into boxes might seem like the simplest way of packing, but it also guarantees needless stress and expense. Extra stuff equals extra weight, so you may end up overpaying your movers or overstressing your own back.
Moving gives you a perfect opportunity to cull your possessions.
Our Household Inventory worksheet and our Digital Locker tool can help here—make a detailed list of all of your belongings and you’ll be more able to see what’s truly essential. Also check out Allstate’s Ten Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Move for smart ideas about optimizing your move.
Insufficient or Nonexistent Insurance for Valuables
Moving is tough on your stuff. Even if every item you own is carefully packed and handled by experienced movers, accidents happen. Get familiar with your insurance options before your move. Call your moving company to find out the details of its liability coverage policies. This coverage will either be based on the total weight of your items, the assessed value of your items, or the full value of replacement of your items. The good news is that if you have an Allstate Homeowners or Renters Insurance policy, your belongings are likely covered in the event of a moving mishap that occurs in transit.


November, 2014

The Art of Relocation


CSS HOMEWARD BOUND BELIEVES IN PERSONALIZATION FOR EVERY MOVE THEY HANDLE

Relocating to a completely new land is a task easier said than done, especially when a family is involved. Moving to a different country and settling into a new life is a period of emotional and physical upheaval that needs to be tackled intelligently tailored with the right help and guidance from a professional Relocation Company like CSS Homeward Bound and the professional services they offer for relocation.

A new lifestyle indicates starting everything from  scratch, especially the Moving costs, visa procedures, health and medical tests, accommodation, getting accustomed to the culture, new home & workplace, new friends, arranging for a driver’s license, setting up telephone and satellite connections, searching for the best school for your child and much more. All this has to be often sorted out with little knowledge about the place.

We are pleased to introduce our company, CSS Homeward Bound, one of the largest and leading professional Removals and Relocations Company in UAE with a worldwide network. We, at CSS Homeward Bound, are committed to cater to our customers’ needs by rendering exceptional services.

Our company is managed by a team of professionals with a proven track record and extensive experience in the business of Relocation. We take the stress out of the moving process by providing a seamless and worry-free experience. We affiliated ourselves to leading associations like IAM, CAM, WCA, ARA to show our commitment to provide high quality services.

We provide our customers with service of the highest caliber.

CSS HWB is pleased to provide Relocation Services to ease the Settling-In and the Repatriation processes. Below is a brief summary of our scope of relocation services provided by CSS HWB:

  1. Dubai, Abu Dhabi etc. City Orientation: A general overview of the city giving an idea what it is to live in Dubai. This orientation will give the transferee an idea about the shopping possibilities (groceries, furniture, clothes and white goods stores), the different housing areas, practical matters in living in Dubai and the UAE as well as a glimpse to the different health care facilities provided.

  2. Accommodation Orientation: This orientation package will give a more in depth understanding of the various living areas Dubai has to offer, giving the transferee the possibility to view properties that have been selected as per their requirements and budget. We also negotiate the terms and conditions of the lease/ sale agreement and arrange for a pre-arrival cleaning.

  3. Settling In Services: This service is a detailed orientation to the city, tailor-made as per the transferee’s specific requirements. It also includes an overview of the different cultural, sports and leisure activities Dubai has to offer and the various clubs one can attend to. The Settling In Service also includes the utilities connections (electricity, water, cable TV, Internet and the telephone) assistance. This On Arrival service package answers the queries the transferee has and acts as a helping hand.

  4. Education Services: This service package is focusing on finding the suitable nursery, kindergarden or a school for the younger expatriates relocating to Dubai. Not only does this package provide the transferee with the relevant information, contact details and locations of the educational institutes, but also fixing appointments with the selected institutes.

  5. Departure Services: On leaving Dubai we arrange to terminate the lease contract, disconnect the utilities (electricity, water, cable TV, Internet and the telephone), returning security deposits to the utilities providers, arranging painters and cleaners as well as arranging for the handover of the property to the owners and collecting refunds.


These above Services are flexible and they can be tailor-made to suit the transferee’s specific requirements.

CSS HOMEWARD BOUND IS ALSO HAPPY TO ASSIST ON THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:

  • Banking options
  • Beauty and body care providers
  • Gardening & landscaping specialists
  • Handyman and maintenance providers
  • Insurance providers
  • Laundry services
  • Maid services
  • Obtaining an e-gate card
  • Obtaining a driving license
  • Obtaining a liquor license
  • Pet grooming services
  • Pool maintenance and servicing
  • Specialist health care providers
  • Temporary accommodation
  • Veterinary clinics
  • Vehicle rentals


CSS Homeward Bound. The safest passage for your Relocation.


September, 2014

A Passionate Move


A similar tale to “Homeward Bound,” a remake of a 1963 film titled “Incredible Journey”, which is  the story of two dogs and a cat who undertake an incredible journey to reunite with their owners, CSS Homeward Bound recently handled the relocation of a Havenese cross (K9) and a male cat from Kathmandu to Senegal.

Weighing 5 and 6kg’s, the pets flew in from Nepal with a stopover in Dubai for two days. Given the sensitive nature of the cargo, CSS Homeward Bound was able to expedite permissions with the Ministry of Environment and DNATA as it requires an inter-terminal transit. CSS Homeward Bound also arranged for the pets to be taken care of by the Dubai Kennels and cattery, as direct flights to Dakar are only every two days from Dubai.

CSS Homeward Bound ensured that all formalities were expedited and taken care of given the sensitive nature of the cargo before they arrived at their final destination on the 27th of June.  “Here at CSS Homeward Bound we treat your personal belongings as one of our own, and this is truly evidence of the care and consideration that the team took especially for this transfer.  This has always been our differentiating factor from other relocation companies in the region and continues to be the cornerstone of our success and loyalty with our customers,” added Suku Sudhakaran, General Manger, CSS Homeward Bound.

CSS Homeward Bound would like to thank the following  organizations for their whole hearted support and cooperation in ensuring that the pets were reunited with their owners in Senegal; Qatar Airways, Emirates Sky Cargo, DNATA, Ministry of Environment and Orient International Relocations.


May, 2014

CSS Homeward Bound at ARA


CSS HOMEWARD BOUND ATTENDS ASIAN RELOCATION ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE HELD IN BANGKOK, THAILAND

The Asian Relocation Association (ARA) was formed in early 2009, and consists of a close knit like-minded relocating companies within the Asian region. The conference acts as an excellent platform for relocation specialists within the region to network, and discusses recent trends and opportunities within the industry.

“The members of the ARA are very committed when it comes to performing their committee roles, CSS Homeward Bound was able to use this opportunity to build new and strengthen relations between the different partners,” added Suku Sudhakaran, General Manager, CSS Homeward Bound who attended the conference.

The ARA Conference was held from March 7th to 9th, 2014 at the Hilton Millennium Grand Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand and included informative sessions whereby senior members of the association shared their experience and insight into the relocation industry, given their vast experience within the region. CSS Homeward Bound would like to congratulate Boonma on their 50th Anniversary and thank them for making CSS a part of the anniversary celebrations, in addition to V-Pack who hosted a dinner at the conference as well. CSS Homeward Bound would like to extend their gratitude and congratulations to the President Sudeep Shah and his committee for such a well organized event.


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