Both Arkan Sohar Logistics & CSS Group Managements are confident about the new venture
Ali Al Muttawa
Arkan Sohar Logistics
Arkan Sohar Logistics – one of the growing logistics company in Oman, being operated from the port city of Sohar, the only port which serves the shipping needs of Northern Oman. The company offers a Neutral / Highly productive and Effective solution to the market – covering all 3PL / Deconsolidation and Storage requirements. The partnership with the CSS CFS Group services will only enhance the quality of the operation, keeping the CSS Group’s successful footprint in this segment and in this region in mind.”
Sr. General Manager
The closure of Mina Qaboos, Muscat for General cargo and container movement has resulted in greater developments of the Sohar port & the Free zone. Our vast experience in handling CFS activities combined with our neutrality as an NVOCC operator will surely help in providing the customers with an easy and quick service to their requirements. With easy & short accessibility to the Sohar port & Terminals, ARKAN SOHAR state of the art fully racked private CFS will not only result in quick turnaround of containers but also will ensure a smooth & easy process to customers.
CSS Kingston Logistics provide 3PL services using our own infrastructure, skill and expertise. Ideally located inside the SAIF Zone provides direct access to major airports and airlines. Being the first and the only licensed 3PL service provider inside SAIF Zone, we offer our customers services that include air & sea freight forwarding, pick and pack, assembly, warehousing, packaging, shipping, and transportation. Our cost efficient and effective container transportation enables the products to be ready for distribution within the shortest possible period. CSS Kingston Logistics can support supply chain requirements throughout the product lifecycle. This starts from procurement and product packaging through final services such as liquidation and recycling.
Our services include:
- Procurement & Packing
- Storage and distribution
- Logistics management
- Reverse logistics
- Survey and research
With our extensive network within and outside the UAE and a large pool of skilled man power, CSS Kingston Logistics can create and execute a truly global programme for your Supply Chain Management requirements. We guarantee you the most cost effective solutions for the requirements.
CSS Kingston storage facilities provide comfortable space for both Covered (110,000 Sq Ft) and Open yard storage (87,000 Sq. Ft) of your goods. The fully racked space is conveniently created for the smooth and quick movement of your cargo. We make sure to reduce the turn time and thereby ensure maximum value for your expenditure.
The open yard facility provides ample space for the heavy forklifts to work without hassles. This space can be well utilized to store your Breakbulk and ODC cargo requirements safely.
THE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION FOR LOGISTICS, CARGO TRANSPORT AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE
CSS Group represented by Siby C Kurian, Senior General Manager for Sales & Marketing, attended the Intermodal Exhibition and conference this year which happened from 7-9 April, 2015.
More than 48,000 qualified professionals from logistics, cargo transportation and foreign trade industries gathered in Sao Paulo for the most comprehensive event in Latin America. The venue of the Trade Show, Fair and Exhibition was the Transamerica Expo Center.
“Exhibitions such as Intermodal provide the perfect platform for any logistics company to showcase their products and service offerings to an international audience. Here we get the opportunity to network and share ideas with professionals from across the globe which is a great advantage for a growing company like CSS” mentioned Siby.
Latin America is one of the fastest growing regions for the logistics, cargo transportation and foreign trade industry worldwide. Brazil alone accounts for more than 350 billion dollars of the region logistics revenue and more than doubled its activities during the last decade.
CSS GROUP WILL SOON BE OPERATIONAL FROM SAIF ZONE
CSS Group in collaboration with Kingston Holdings will soon begin operations from the SAIF Zone in Sharjah. The new company will be known as CSS Kingston Logistics, and will have its own operational facilities and warehouse within the free zone.
The Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF-ZONE) was set up in 1995 n the Emirate of Sharjah ,a key industrial and manufacturing hub in the UAE. As a leading free zone service provider, The SAIF-Zone offers its services and facilities to over 2,900 companies. Strategically located at the cross roads of major trade routes linking the east and west, the SAIF-Zone is a business hub that offers access to more than 2 billion consumers across the GCC, CIS, Indian sub-continent, parts of Africa and the Mediterranean. The strategic presence in SAIF zone will empower CSS Group to cater to a wider market including Sharjah , the Eastern and The northern Emirates.
With the freight and logistics sector on an upward rise, given the recent growth the UAE is experiencing, CSS Group is pleased to announce that it is in the preliminary stages of developing a new state of the art office and warehouse facility adjacent to its flagship Container Freight Station in the Jebel Ali Freezone. The new office building will be having a sprawling size of over 15,000 sq. ft. with warehousing facilities of over 30,000 sq. ft. The planned expansion is an evidence of how CSS Group has embraced opportunities of growth by strategically ensuring that their infrastructure is aligned with the constantly evolving economy of the UAE.
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“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.
With all eyes on a possible lifting of sanctions on a resource rich Iran, BBC World News had a special feature on highlighting the opportunities that would be available especially for the freight forwarding and logistics sector in the region. Titled, “Iran attracts investors hoping for trade sanction relaxation,” the BBC World News filmed part of its segment at the CSS Group’s Container Freight Station based in Jebel Ali Freezone. Iran’s nuclear talks have been extended until November, but whilst the negotiations continue, many companies have been re-building business relations with their Iranian counterparts driven by the enormous potential the lifting of the trade restrictions would bring. CSS would like to extend a special thanks to Mark Lobel and Ola Naguib from the BBC for giving them the opportunity to be a part of the ground-breaking series.
Pharmaceutical companies around the world rely on us for customized, swift and safe delivery of their high-priority shipments. Due to the delicate nature of the cargo, pharmaceutical companies often look for a single window of operation to handle their requirement from end to end, thus ensuring single accountability and attention to detail from its logistics providers. We ensure the integrity and quality of sensitive, high-value pharmaceutical goods, offer distribution and controlled supply chain management programs.
Individualized Services offered by CSS Abu Dhabi:
- Consultation with customers to review global transport requirements for their materials, as well as import and export requirements for customs clearance
- Sourcing and provision of packaging supplies such as insulated shippers, UN certified shippers for all ambient refrigerated and frozen shipments, gel-packs, dry ice and temperature controlled shipping containers and temperature monitors
- Pre-customs clearance in selected cities.
- Transfer of Medicine to the cold room upon arrival in Abu Dhabi Airport.
- Quick delivery order process at Abu Dhabi Airport.
- All Transport Temperature Controlled – Chilled (+2°C to +8°C) and ambient (+15°C to +25°C) pharmaceuticals.
- We handle time bound medical equipments.
- Our own temperature controlled warehouse in Abu Dhabi
“My aim is to reach out into the niche market audience with our new product “Pharma Logistics”, having identified this as a unique sector which has a potential growth opportunity for its business since the healthcare industry is experiencing a boost in the UAE over the past few years. By having the first mover advantage in this untapped sector, has meant that CSS Abu Dhabi has closely monitored and researched all aspects of Pharma logistics and, given their global expertise in the field of logistics, will be an invaluable asset to the pharmaceutical industry in this field. With a keen focus on hospitals, medical supplies providers, medical equipment trading and pharmaceutical companies, CSS Pharma Logistics has set the stage to grow exponentially within this existing sector, which will further diverse its vast service portfolio and help to secure the future growth,” said Midhun George who is in charge of Pharma Logistics.
CONFERENCE EXPLORES NEW LOGISTICS OPPORTUNITIES FOR TRADE BETWEEN ASIA AND EUROPE
Global marine terminal operator DP World has recently hosted a conference at the Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate – Dubai, aimed at fostering partnerships to facilitate increased trade between Asia and Europe along the “New Silk Way” through Kazakhstan.
The conference was supported by H.E. Askar Mamin, President of Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ), Kazakhstan’s national railway company, and attendees included KTZ Vice President Kanat Alpysbayev, senior Dubai trade officials and representatives from multinational corporations from the automotive and IT industry, with conference sessions attended by customs, logistics, trade and infrastructure experts. In attendance from CSS Group was Ken Dinnadge, VP Business Development and Amith Horra, Marketing Manager.
The purpose of the conference was to discuss best-practice solutions for increasing trade flows along the “New Silk Way’ – the overland rail transport route that links China, Russia’s Far East and Europe via Kazakhstan. Its aim was to share the developments and new opportunities emerging on Silk routes including the establishment of the Kazakh Chinese gateway Khorgos, which is an influential trading hub for distribution between China and Europe.
DP World Group CEO Mohammed Sharaf welcomed attendees to the conference saying: “With the shift of manufacturing to central and western Chinese cities, far from the traditional sea ports that have taken Chinese made goods around the world, the New Silk Way across Kazakhstan has enormous potential to link China and the west mainly by land, and particularly by rail.” In November 2013, DP World and KTZ signed an agreement that will see DP World provide management advisory services for the development of the Khorgos Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and Inland Container Depot (ICD). DP World will also provide similar services under a separate contract at the Port of Aktau, Kazakhstan’s main cargo and bulk terminal on the Caspian Sea.
“On behalf of the CSS Group, we are pleased to thank DP World for organizing such an informative conference; whereby we were able to gain insights into the strategic development plans of DP World, KTZ and the New Silk Way,” added Ken Dinnadge.
Speakers in the conference included senior management from DP World, Kazakhstan Railway & logistic company, Kazakhstan Customs, Russian UTLC, Chinese Lianyungang Port Group, Hewlett Packard and Toyota Tsusho Corporation. They shared their vision and the details of significant investments being made in the development of silk route and Khorgos SEZ.
The Heavy Equipment Logistics division of CSS attended the two-day Ritchie Bros. auction on October 1st & 2nd, 2013 in Jebel Ali, UAE. The team was able to network with the buyers and sellers at the auction while promoting its first class logistical solutions to the end user. The next RBA auction in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is scheduled for December 17 & 18, 2013. CSS Group had a designated booth along with a meeting area whereby it was able to showcase its corporate materials. It even had a raffle for all visitors who attended. Ken Dinnadge, VP Business Development, Amith Horra, Marketing Manager, and Thushara Nishaman, Business Development Manager, represented CSS Group at the 2 day auction.
Ken Dinnadge added, “Being present at the auction was vital for CSS Group as we were able to network with potential and existing clients, while providing on the spot assistance for shipping various types of equipment, including construction machinery, transporting drill rigs, relocating a drag line, repositioning military equipment, exporting generators or simply moving large sized equipment. We are pleased to be associated with Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers and would like to take this opportunity and congratulate the entire team on yet another successful auction held in the United Arab Emirates.”
Established in 1963 in Canada, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers operates at more than 40 auction sites throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. The company sells, through unreserved auctions, a broad range of used and unused equipment including equipment utilized in the construction, transportation, mining, forestry, petroleum, marine and agricultural industries. Ritchie Bros. is a public company; its common shares trade on both the New York and Toronto stock exchanges under the ticker symbol RBA.
“Providing innovative business solutions that enable the world’s businesses to exchange equipment with ease and confidence has been our company’s mission since our inception,” said Steve Barritt, Regional Manager, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. “Our attention to detail and our constant endeavor to provide value added services to our customers has been the cornerstone of our success. All of our innovative services that have been launched are evidence of how we’ve run our business for over 50 years, which is keeping our customers’ needs in mind.”
Ritchie Bros. auctions are known for the ramp method, where customers are able to sit in a covered auction theatre while the mobile equipment is sold as it is driven over the ramp. Once the bidding has started, the sale price increases until there are no new bids. The auctioneer announces the item as SOLD. Then, the successful buyer holds up his number to identify himself, and the process begins all over again. Bidders can inspect the trucks and equipment at all auction facilities prior to the sale.
Strategically positioned and headquartered in Dubai UAE, CSS Group has become a name to reckon within its own field of knowledge and has created its own trademark and brand name when it comes to providing a complete customized new and used construction equipment shipping and logistics support services to manufacturers, distributors, auction houses and their associated clients when dealing with all types of new and used heavy construction equipment. CSS’s ability to supply this demanding sector with innovative logistical solutions for new and used equipment is recognized throughout the world and they are considered as the prime option for most of the leading manufacturers.
Watch out for the next auction in Jebel Ali, UAE on December 17th and 18th, 2013.
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