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September, 2018

REBUILDING KERALA



CSS Group’s urgent Donation Drive for Kerala’s Flood victims

August saw the worst natural disaster in over a century in the state of Kerala, India. Severe flooding caused by torrential rains saw over 445 people dead, 15 missing within a fortnight, and at least one million evacuated, with all 14 districts of the state being placed on red alert.

The CSS Group’s offices across the GCC initiated a CSS Donation Drive through its online platforms from the 15th to the 27th of August, 2018 welcoming contributions from within its ranks, as well as its dedicated customers, and the public.

With the aid of the Group’s partners, an immediate air freight shipment with food and medicine, followed by a 40-ft container packed with relief materials – donated by employees and the public – were sent directly to Cochin.
“My deepest condolences to those who lost their loved ones, their homes and so much more. We are here to support the people and hope this token can bring some relief to their suffering,” said T.S. Kaladharan, Founder and Chairman of the CSS Group.

CSS Group’s offices in JAFZA, Al Quoz, Garhoud, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi were open to receive donations from the public. The multinational logistics and freight forwarding company then sent forward this relief material, addressed to NGO’s and certified aid providers, in the country.
The CSS Group’s GCC offices collected over 2,650 cartons of relief material; 400 employees across its international offices also proceeded to donate a day’s worth of salary towards the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund in Kerala, India.

The Group would like to personally extend its thanks to Navio Shipping who donated the 40-ft containers used to deliver relief material to the people of Kerala. Navio Shipping is one of the leading liner agencies in the Middle East based in Dubai, representing a wide range of NVOCC principals. They offer consistent service operations across the Middle East, Upper Gulf, Far East, Europe and South Asia.


August, 2018

CSS GROUP’S DONATION DRIVE – RELIEF FOR KERALA, INDIA


In view of the worst devastation in nearly a century suffered by Kerala due to the recent rains and floods, the CSS Group is leading a donation drive in the UAE starting from the 15th to the 19th of August, 2018.

Kerala is going through a difficult time, with thousands of people rendered homeless and seeking shelter in relief camps. While the government is doing everything possible to rehabilitate victims, there are still things that the CSS Group and its employees can contribute towards to provide aid.

The CSS Group has teamed up with Dubai KMCC – a registered organization in Dubai under the Social Regulatory & Licensing (Community Development Authority), Government of Dubai and Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department, Government of Dubai. It enjoys the trust and goodwill of thousands of Indians, especially Keralites, in recognition of its efforts to provide relief, both in the UAE and in Kerala.

We request all those interested to extend their goodwill by donating various relief material (please note, cash cannot be accepted. Only material aid can be sent forward). Examples of items are listed below – please note, you are not restricted to just those below – you can also donate anything from foldable beds/cots or even pampers.

TOILETRIESTOOTHBRUSH / TOOTH PASTE / BATH SOAP / SANITARY NAPKINS
LINENSBLANKETS BEDSHEETS / PILLOW - COVERS
BATH TOWELS
APPARELS / ACCESSORIESDRESSES/CLOTHES (PLEASE DO NOT DONATE USED/TORN/DAMAGED CLOTHES)
SANDALS / SLIP-ONS
FOOD ITEMSNO PERISHABLE ITEMS, ONLY PACKAGED
SCHOOL KITSNOTEBOOKS / PENCILS / SCHOOL BAGS / PENS / ERASER / UMBRELLA FOR KIDS

Our offices in JAFZA, Al QuozGarhoud (Suite #308) and Sharjah will be accepting donations from the public following the schedule below:

LocationSaturday (18th August, 2018)Sunday (19th August, 2018)Contact numbers and person
JAFZA8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.04 887 2 333 (Mary)
050 9381 790 (Aparna S)
Al Quoz (CSS Homeward Bound)8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.04 321 7 388
050 980 3 101
(Roshan/Nashmi/Arya)
Garhoud (CSS Logisitcs)8 a.m. – 12: 30 p.m.8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.04 222 2 039 / 052 804 8919 (Aparna/Abilash)
Sharjah (CSS Kingston Logistics)-8 a.m. – 3 p.m.06 557 5 111
050 657 6 996 (Thomas)

If you have any other queries, please email marketing@cssdubai.com for further details.


May, 2018

GPLN- 15th AGM in Bremen


Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) will hold their 15th Annual General Meeting from May 26-28, 2018 at the Dorint Park Hotel in Bremen where a multitude of GPLN members, sponsors and media representatives from around the world will have plenty of networking opportunities during intense meetings and social events to maintain existing and established new contacts that will benefit greatly their business. The attendance of over 200 GPLN delegates speaks itself for the quality of the GPLN network and their highly skilled project forwarders. The day after the AGM on May 29 GPLN is organizing at the same venue their renowned Heavy Lift Maritime and Transport Seminar which is also open for non GPLN members and offers a great opportunity to learn more about Heavy Lift Shipping and expand technical abilities and knowledge for project cargo business. Right after these events GPLN will also exhibit at the Breakbulk Europe Transportation Conference & Exhibition in Bremen from May 30-31, 2018. Please visit their GPLN booth #1400 in Hall 5 of Messe Bremen where also many GPLN members will be present.
GPLN brings together project cargo experts and independent project logistics specialist companies from around the world, all of whom have an expert focus on project logistics.


May, 2018

Networking & Dinner


CSS attends SCLG annual industry networking and dinner

CSS Group attended the SCLG annual industry Networking and dinner held at Dusit Thani, Dubai on the 28th of March. The event was a perfect platform for networking and was hugely successful marked by presence of 100 plus senior personnel from 70 plus organizations. CSS Group was represented at the event by Rosh Manoli Deputy General Manager, Sales & Marketing, Richard Varghese Asst. General Manager, Sales & Marketing.
Headquartered in Dubai (UAE), Supply Chain & Logistics Group (SCLG) is a membership driven industry business group engaged in advancing supply chain & logistics industry locally, regionally and globally. SCLG currently has a membership base of 200+ corporate organizations and is growing.


May, 2017

Cool Storage Facility In Sharjah


CSS Kingston Logistics provides Cool storage facility inside Saif zone, Sharjah. Having a cool storage facility warehouse can be critical to your business and you can have confidence that you can count on CSS Kingston to provide what you need. The temperature controlled warehousing provides clients with storage solutions that preserve the integrity and quality of goods such as food, pharmaceuticals and electronic components. With the state of the art facilities and highly trained manpower in station, you can rely on the expertise and skills of the temperature controlled storage  division at CSS Kingston Logistics.

Conveniently located within SAIF zone, CSS Kingston is easily accessible from all parts of the Northern Emirates. Highly efficient supply chain facilities provide an edge to CSS Kingston logistics over their competitor in the fiend of 3PL management.

Service offering:

    • 35,000 Sq. Ft. Warehouse space dedicated for cool storage
    • 2200 Pallet positions
    • Suitable for Food stuff, pharmaceuticals & cosmetics
    • Continuous monitored digital temperature control
    • Short & Long Term Storage
    • Web-based Inventory Management Link to Information and Technology
    • 99.9% Order Accuracy
    • Secured with 24 X 7 CCTV monitoring

 

For enquiries, contact :

Thomas Mathew – Branch Manager

thomas@csskingston.com


May, 2017

Business, Friendship & Beyond


The relationship between CSS and FPS Rotterdam started in 2003 when T S Kaladharan and Jean-Paul van Munster met each other for the first time in Singapore. It was clear that both had a lot to offer to each other. Commencing in 2003, the combined efforts of CSS, who are a neutral NVOCC and FPS Rotterdam has made both companies to become the market leaders in consolidation services from and to the Middle East and India in their respective regions.

From there started, not only a fruitful business relationship, but also a close friendship flourished. During the past years the relationship had grown into a family atmosphere for both Kala & Jean. Never an opportunity is missed to be in each other’s family functions and over the period of time, the joy is shared of being like a single family and they continue the relationship.



After a long day of business meetings between the CSS teams and Saskia de Jong, MD of FPS Rotterdam, the day is sealed with a family diner.


May, 2013

CSS Mumbai Shifts ITS Export CFS To Punjab Conware


In view of providing better service to their clients, CSS Mumbai has shifted its export CFS to a new location of Punjab Conware in Nhavasheva. This new warehouse will have state-of-the art facilities and modern amenities. All consolidation activities will be carried out in this new place which is a custom bonded warehouse with dedicated personnel to ensure the most professional service and smooth movement of shipments.

As per an official statement, the major reason for the shift was due to pilferage, short landings, delayed movement of containers & high extra costs. Previously CSS Mumbai was using CWC Dronagiri for their consolidation activities. This decision is seen as a welcoming change and will definitely enhance the whole process of their CFS activities.

The new address is:

Consol Shipping Services (I) Pvt Ltd
Punjab Conware CFS
Shed # 1, Plot No. 2, Sector 2
Taluka – Uran, District – Raigad
Navi Mumbai – 400 707

Contact

Datta Salvi
Tel : +91 22 27242841
H/P : +91 9920754201


January, 2013

CSS Abu Dhabi Attends Adipec 2012


Held under the patronage of the President of the United Arab Emirates, His Highness  Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and organized by dmg: events, ADIPEC is the largest exhibition for the Middle East oil and gas industry, supported by Abu Dhabi

National Oil Company (ADNOC) and the UAE’s Ministry of Energy, it hosts over 4000 delegates, 1,600 exhibitors, 38,000 square meters of space and attracts more than 50,000 attendees from 91 countries and is considered as the event where oil and gas industry professionals get together to experience, discover, network, discuss and debate core industry issues.

By the close of day three attendances at the 2012 edition of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) was 20% higher than the total recorded at the 2010 show.

Involvement from Middle East countries was also higher than ever, with delegations from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, IRAQ and the wider  region.

The highly anticipated ADIPEC 2012, also witnessed for the first time a joint participation between CSS Abu Dhabi and Gulf Commercial Group Engineering  Services.

Gulf Commercial Group- Engineering Service, a member of GHOBASH TRADING was established in 1982, specialized in Oil & Gas products trading focusing on the downstream requirement for supply of Precision Instruments, Transmitters, Recorders, Flow Computers, Metering Systems, Telecommunication equipment and cabling, Terminal Loading Automation and SCADA systems. Gulf Commercial Group mission is- Helping to Maximize Client Performance by providing unique specialized service to our value customers in diversified market segment.

Presently Gulf Commercial Group are the Middle East Distributor of FMC Technologies for Liquid & Measurement solutions and the representative for Honeywell, Johnson Pumps, Fluenta with wide range of Oil & Gas products. Offices are located in Abu Dhabi, Dubai & IRAQ. For further information visit the website: www.gcg-es.com.  In attendance from GCG Group was, Jean Pierre Antypas (General Manager), Ayoob Salah Al-Deen (Sales Manager- IRAQ Territory),  Abdullah Sarji (ADIPEC Stand Manager), Sanil Chithambaran (Logistics Head), Bill Carpenter (FMC Regional Manager, Liquid Products) and Kevin Stump (FMC Export Sales Manager).

CSS Abu Dhabi showcased its first class products and services along with participating in keynote networking sessions amongst the Oil and Gas fraternity.  The CSS Abu Dhabi delegation that attended included, Gillian Alexander, Manager Ops. & Cust. Service and Rajneesh Menon, Sr. Sales Executive.

Commenting on ADIPEC, Gillian added, “As the show has grown, the venue has grown as well, matching the needs of the event with the most modern facilities and technology.  ADIPEC is one of the highly anticipated exhibitions/conferences on the UAE events calendar and it was a great opportunity for us to participate and network.”

Moreover the Logistics support provided to Gulf Commercial Group, headed by  Rajneesh Menon & CSS Abu Dhabi team was highly acknowledged and appreciated on this venue.

During the course of the 4 day exhibition, CSS Abu Dhabi & Gulf Commercial Group took the opportunity to increase their visibility amongst the key players in the Oil and Gas industry while meeting various members of the fraternity through which numerous partnerships were created and commitments made for future business.

Mohammed Sahoo Al Suwaidi of GASCO, who has been appointed as Chairman for ADIPEC 2013, said: “Understandably, with the oil and gas industry in the region growing rapidly and with an increasing focus on best practice, there has been a demand to make ADIPEC an annual event from 2013.”

This growth and demand is unabated. We continue to have a waiting list of exhibitors and require yet more space, and therefore there is a need for an annual platform,” he added.

Al Suwaidi continued: “With the growth of gas projects in the region, the focus on gas for the conference programme will help aid business in the region. I am honoured to be appointed Chairman for ADIPEC 2013 and look forward to building on past success.”

ADIPEC 2013, taking place from November 10-13, 2013, will have a strong focus on gas, reflecting its increasing share of the global energy mix and heightened regional demand for gas for power generation.  13 national pavilions have confirmed for ADIPEC 2013 and 15,000 square metres of exhibition space have already been booked for next year’s show.

Together we are stronger: Following this principle CSS Abu Dhabi is growing rapidly with the succor of Gulf Commercial Group since they announced CSS as their official Logistics partner. By acknowledging the gratitude to Jean Pierre on this occasion CSS wishes them a very prosperous New Year by affirming strong support in their future business.


May, 2010

LUDHIANA OPERATIONS GEARING UP


CSS Ludhiana headed by Amit Kapatia and Yash Pal Sharma has successfully sent the first direct console box to Istanbul from ICD DDL, Ludhiana which is regarded as a rare achievement in this region. Console Shipping Services India Pvt.Ltd, a division of CSS Group is one of the fastest growing NVOCC in the Indian Sub-continent. CSS Group, with its headquarters in Dubai has got full fledged operations from its 11 offices in India.


The office at Ludhiana mainly aims at improving the service levels and brings in personalization to all operations in this region, which is the primary motive of CSS Group. CSS is present in all the gateway ports of India and has got a prominent place among the freight forwarding and logistics fraternity in Middle East. The offices in Dubai, Jebel Ali, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia well places its Middle East operations which directly support the India offices to offer the best of services and rates in the entire market.


The India offices and its exemplary team are capable of handling all types of Sea and Air freight for both import and export. The well trained and experienced Projects team of CSS Group can be regarded as one of the best in the Middle East and the Sub-continent.


May, 2010

CSS GROUP PORTAL


CSS Portal has got two major sections, one is the general data management area and the other one is the secured data management area. In this section we are discussing briefly about the non-login part of the portal.


Eservices: Here you can find online tracking to track the shipments by providing the house bill of lading (HBL) number, online sailing schedule to take a glance of the sailing schedules and online booking to book cargo. The rate request module is to get a special rate from the service provider, the rates generated by the company’s pricing department will be emailed to the customers who have requested the same. Transport request in this page takes you to the transport department, who will further take care of the bookings.

Careers:
link in this page tells about the open positions within the company.


Services: This link deals with the different services offered by CSS, namely NVOCC, CFS, SCM etc


Group Directory: In the group directory: In the group directory area you can find worldwide officer of CSS.

Knowledge Base:
KB is the area where the general shipping or freight forwarding information is found. This area is regularly updated.

Shipping Glossary:
Names and terms related to the industry can be viewed and understood at Shipping Glossary.

Image Gallery:
Photos and other images pertaining to the company operations and activities are stored here. This can be accessed for viewing & downloading.


Employee Login: Company staff will have the access to login and use the facilities in it.


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