+971 4 8831 303 info@cssdubai.com

Projects @ CSS

July, 2018

CARGO BY AIR


CSS MOVES PROJECTS CARGO FROM HOUSTON TO RAS AL KHAIMAH

A highly challenging Air Project Cargo movement was successfully handled and completed by the Projects team at CSS Dubai. The move was concluded before the deadline, receiving appreciation from the client’s side. The real challenge in the project was to transport machinery through different airlines from the US to the destination in the Middle East. The cargo – Marine Crane Parts with 60 tonnes of total volume – was airlifted from the George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), Houston, Texas and transported to Dubai International Airport.

“The real challenge here was to transport the Machinery as parts, on different airlines and to track all of them to make sure that each of them reaches Dubai on time, so that we could fulfil our commitments. The shipment was loaded as part cargo on 5 separate cargo flights to meet the deadline. Such tests give us great insight on how to handle time bound movements with precision.” Mentioned Sajith Vijayan, Manager Projects, CSS Dubai.

The scope of this air project movement included, the collection of cargo as loose parts from the supplier, completion of airworthy packaging, and successfully doing the airfreight to the destination. The cargo arriving in Dubai was cleared at the Dubai International airport and transported to the client in Ras Al Khaimah, the final destination of the cargo. Within 15 days, the entire movement was complete and the last consignment reached the client facility a day prior to the deadline given by the client.
“The project cargo movement has become highly competitive. The freight forwarder handling projects cargo must be knowledgeable in all aspects of the movement of goods. Our team engaged in this particular air cargo movement has done extensive research on all levels of operation before the actual move commenced. We are thankful to our clients for the continuous trust they are showing us” commented Raj George, Senior VP, Projects Oil & Energy division, CSS Group.


March, 2018

ANOTHER FEATHER IN THE CAP


CSS COMPLETES PROJECTS MOVE BEFORE THE TIME COMMITTED

An extraordinary feeling was evident on the faces of the Projects team of CSS, when they received the letter of appreciation from the client, for successfully completing a major project movement for the HSS Consortium Al- Zour refinery project, before the time committed. Of course, that was not the first instance though.

Ahmed Fuad and his team had spent 87 harsh days with utmost perseverance for moving 70,000 tonnes of coated pipes, of both 10 and 30 inches, and 4 cable drums of 85 tonnes each. “It was particularly pleasing for me and my team to see the customer benefitting from joining hands with CSS Group. It was a testing time again for my team yet a great example of the level of service CSS is able to deliver for our clients when it comes to challenging projects” mentioned Ahmed Fuad, Senior Business Development Manager, Projects Oil & Energy division, CSS Group.

The movement of the cargo started from the storage area to a private boat jetty. The scope of the work included, loading, transportation and offloading on to the barges. The cargo was then fastened on to the barges which demanded high level of technical skills. Altogether there were 16 barges on duty for carrying the cargo to the destination in Kuwait. The usual pre-move surveys, and technical testing were done by the survey team of the Projects department. The expected time of projects completion was 100 days which was committed before the move to the client, however, CSS could successfully cross the finishing line in 87 days.

Our team brought in another accolade by successfully displaying exemplary skills and exceeding the client satisfaction. Each project gives us a chance to add a new lesson to our experience. This project was an example of how dedication and commitment can add value to the jobs undertaken. Commented Raj George, Senior Vice President, Projects Oil & Energy division, CSS Group.


January, 2018

TRANSFORMER MOVEMENT TO RAS AL KHOR



The Projects team at CSS Group successfully completed yet another movement recently.
One Unit of Transformer weighing 308 tonnes was moved to the projects site and the installation was done. The transformer measuring 11.78 M x 4.8 M x 4.45 M was loaded on to a heavy lift vessel for its voyage from Derince to Jebel Ali. The scope of work of CSS included lifting, loading and transport from the origin to the destination and installation onto the foundation.
The experienced CSS projects team conducted the survey of the route and the destination prior to the commencement of the move. Each point of the entire project was carefully assessed to ensure a fool proof and smooth journey of the cargo. The cargo movement was executed with a 14 axle trailer from Jebel Ali to the project site in Ras Al Khor. Jacking and skidding method was put to use for the installation process. “The entire process of the project execution was exciting. Thanks to the experience we gained from the previous transformer movements and installations, which really helped us to successfully complete the job on time” Commented Sajith Vijayan, Manager, Operations, Projects Oil & Energy, CSS Dubai.
Prior permissions were taken and escorts were arranged for the entire movement. “Our team displayed highest level of professionalism throughout the job. We value the smile on the face of our clients more than anything else, hence zero compromise is tolerated at any level. That could be the only reason for our success as a major project mover in the Middle East”, commented Raj George, Senior Vice President, Projects Oil & Energy, CSS Group, after the successful project completion.


September, 2017

CSS Mumbai Successfully Moves Granite Cutting Machines



CSS Mumbai successfully executed a factory installation project recently wherein large granite cutting machines were exported on Flat Racks and Open tops.

Despite of the torrential rains in Mumbai, the highly capable team did the entire operation handled movement of machines to port and to board the vessel giving utmost care of the cargo and its packing all through the operation. “High professionalism has to be displayed in handling critical jobs in Projects. The proven expertise and commitment could be the major factor why people rely on CSS Mumbai Projects team when it comes to complicated assignments like these” mentioned Rahat Talreja Vice President CSS Central India.

The machines were skilfully loaded onto special equipment needed for such large dimension and heavy cargo and lashed with rubber grips, nylon belts, turn buckles, wire ropes and covered with tarpaulins and loaded on board the vessel.

All operational issues like port congestion, berthing delays by vessel etc were handled professionally by the Mumbai Projects team. The close monitoring ensured the cargo was boarded in timely manner and sailed off Mumbai.


July, 2017

Rail Ballast Cleaning Machine Movement


The Projects team at CSS Group successfully completed a major movement recently.

One Unit of Rail Ballast Cleaning Machine of 29 x 3 x 5 M and weighing 95 tons was moved from Hofuf site in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Dammam Port. The scope of work included lifting, loading and transport from the origin to the destination.

The experienced CSS projects team conducted a survey of the route and the destination prior to the commencement of the move. Each point of the entire project was carefully assessed to ensure a fool proof and smooth journey of the cargo. The cargo movement was conducted using Two 250 ton cranes for lifting and 12 axle trailer of 6 meters extended platform for transportation. “Each movement provides an opportunity to learn something new and so was this cargo movement for us. We are excited to have this project successfully completed” commented Sajith Vijayan, Manager, Operations, Projects Oil & Energy, CSS Dubai

Prior permissions were taken and escorts were arranged for the entire route. “The whole project was handled extremely professionally from start to finish, and allowed for CSS to showcase its continuous commitment to its clients to provide the highest quality of service. CSS Projects team’s experience and knowledge is the key factor to our high level of success percentage”, commented Raj George, Senior Vice President, Projects Oil & Energy, CSS Group, after the successful project completion.


November, 2016

Transformer Movement


jebel-aliThe Projects team at CSS Group successfully completed a major movement recently.

Six Units of Transformer each of 7 x 2.8 x 3 M and weighing 60 tons each were moved from Jebel Ali to Dubai Hill Substation site and Khor Dubai Substation site. The movement included the installation procedures as well at the site.

As is the practice, extensive study and survey was conducted as part of this movement regarding the Origin, destination and the travel route. Each point of the entire project was carefully assessed to ensure a fool proof and smooth journey of the cargo. The transformers were moved in heavy duty Low Bed Trailers and offloaded using 500 ton crane with super lift. “The entire movement was done overcoming lot of challenges and as usual our team were enthusiastically delivering their best throughout the process” commented Sreenath V, Vice President, Operations & Projects, CSS Group

Prior permissions were taken and escorts were arranged for the entire route. “Our proven expertise in the field of transformer movement brings in quality clients to us. Installation is another area which requires high level of technical expertise. CSS Projects team’s experience and knowledge is the key factor to our high level of success percentage”, commented Raj George, Senior Vice President, Projects Oil & Energy, CSS Group, after the successful project completion.


November, 2016

CSS at FPS AGM,Yangon


yangon

CSS Group representatives attended the recently concluded FPS AGM and conference at Yangon, Myanmar. The meet was organised from the 18th to 21st October 2016.

CSS Group was represented at FPS by Chandrakala (CK), Director, Operations & Ocean Freight and Seshan Janik, Vice President, NVOCC.

FPS Group – one of the largest and longest-established forwarding groups in the world adopted the theme “Strengthen Network with Synergy” for this year’s meet. The four day event comprised of conference, one on one meeting & networking sessions. The most interesting programme as per the delegates attended was the Shwedagon Pagoda Visit and the Yangon Port visit organised on the last day of the event

css-at-fps-agm“In a very uncertain global economic scenario we face, it’s extremely important to have regular overhauling of your contacts to keep the business lively and aggressive. CSS Group has always utilised the opportunity of interacting at the FPS, from day one onwards and we have found it very useful” mentioned Chandrakala (CK).

CSS Group has always seen FPS meetings as a wonderful opportunity to interact with industry fraternity and had never missed the attendance. FPS networking has always proved to be highly productive over the years of CSS operations.

“Networking at the FPS AGM and conference always provides an opportunity to meet new members from some of the regions where we do think about testing our fortune in the future also brushing up our existing relationships happens in such forums  and hence CSS finds it very fruitful to be at this gathering” commented Seshan Janik.


November, 2016

Maersk Line Resumes Service to Iran


The world’s largest container shipping company Maersk Line has resumed calls to Iran after a five-year hiatus and hopes that access to a new, rapidly growing market will help it through the current downturn. Maersk Line is the global container division and the largest operating unit of the A.P. Moller–Maersk Group, a Danish business conglomerate.

“We are excited to announce that we have reinstated our services in Iran. This means that our customers can once again utilize our global network, large fleet of vessels and equipment, weekly departures, superior transit times and innovative suite of e-business solutions, both to and from Iran, subject to country specific regulations,” reads a note on the Copenhagen-based company’s website. The resumption of service to Iran comes nearly a year after Maersk’s 2M Alliance partner Mediterranean Shipping Company once again began sailing to the second-largest country in the Middle East.

“Global container trade has matured over the past years and is growing at a slower pace. Iran has the potential to be the market that stands out with faster growth,” Christian Juul-Nyholm, managing director, UAE cluster, Maersk Line, was quoted as saying by JOC.com.


November, 2016

CSS Group Becomes an AFBN Member


afbnAfrican Freight Bridge Network officially announces CSS Group as their member in the Middle East Region. AFBN is the first International freight forwarders network based in the North African region. The network membership offers many benefits to the member companies in the North African region.

“Africa has been the next frontier for us at CSS. A credible network of partners has been on our wish list for a while now. With the AFBN we now have a niche and experienced network of partners, allowing us to enter and explore opportunities.” mentioned Ajay Krishnan, VP Freight Forwarding and Pricing, CSS Group.

This member ship introduces a new member to the best and reliable freight forwarders in Africa. Being a member of AFBN networks will allow you to work only with trusted and specialized freight forwarders from all over the world under the financial and monitoring protection programme of AFBN which secures all financial transactions amongst the members. AFBN networks will secure and protect your money by a credible system as they are accredited and supported by FDRS programme (Forwarders debt recovery system). There are many such benefits announced by this network to member companies.

CSS Group with its worldwide network aims at exploring the opportunities of the prospects offered by the African countries, which they haven’t pursued yet. Consolidated Shipping Group, established in the year 1995, is one of the fastest growing NVOCCs in the region where it operates. CSS Group, headquartered in Dubai has become one of the most trusted partners for freight forwarding and logistics among the global fraternity within a short period of time. Professional and dedicated services offered in the field of Ocean Freight, Air Freight, Local & International Land Transportation, Projects Management, Supply Chain Management and Personal Effects Management has brought in accolades and recognition for the entire CSS Group. Being a prominent name in the field of freight forwarding in the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent, CSS Group has to its credit an enviable list of Global Network Partners. CSS has a dedicated and highly skilled team of over 750 professionals around the globe offering integrated freight forwarding & logistic solutions to varied clientele.


September, 2016

Skid Movement


CSS Sales Jebel Ali team has done a movement from Al Quoz to Dry Dock for a FPSO project. One cooling water circulation Pump Skid was the machinery. The skid weighing 53 tons with a volume of 291.43 CBM was handled by a well-trained team of CSS. As is the practice, extensive study and survey was conducted as part of this movement regarding the Origin, destination and the travel route. Each point of the entire project was carefully assessed to ensure a fool proof and smooth journey of the cargo. Dimensions of the Skid was 9.2 x 7.2 x 4.4 meters (L x W x H). Loading and transportation was the scope of work for CSS. Superlift cranes weighing 500 tons were engaged for the process.

“All sorts of licenses required for the move were in place and technical teams were involved for a fool-proof movement process. Such project movements give us chances to understand something new always.” commented Hinna Hussain, Team Manager, Sales Jebel Ali team. The entire team did a commendable job on this project movement, as mentioned by the CSS Senior Management.


Subscribe to our bi-monthly newsletter, Lighthouse

ecpo-2020
© 2018 Lighthouse. All rights reserved. Designed and maintained by NetVenture Digital Solutions Pvt. Ltd.