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January, 2020

DUBAI EXPO 2020: “CONNECTING MINDS, CREATING THE FUTURE


An Expo is a world fair or an extravagant international exhibition designed to showcase achievements of nations. The word Expo was derived from the French word “Exposition Universelle” which means Universal Exposition. There are two types of Expos that are conducted in different parts of the world; one being World Expo (formally known as International Registered Exhibitions) and other being Specialized Expo (formally known as International Recognised Exhibitions). Since the 1928 Convention Relating to International Exhibitions came into force, the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) has served as an international sanctioning body for international exhibitions. As per the norms, a bidding process began in 2011 between four different Countries and Dubai was declared the winner. This triumph and jubilation led to the massive event called Dubai Expo 2020.

Theme of Expo 2020:
Expo 2020, is the First World Expo that is being conducted in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region;
1. starting from October 20, 2020 to April 10, 2021. The event which is hosted in the heart of Dubai shall welcome 200 international countries and about 25 million or more visitors. It will be one big step towards efficient development.
2. The Expo will be held in the name of ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future.’ The goal is to connect people and innovative ideas, leading the people of the world towards a better tomorrow.
3. Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability shall be the core themes of the Expo and it will connect nations, multinational corporations, non-government organisations and millions of visitors from all over the world, providing an opportunity to see future innovations, marvel at unique architecture, experience diverse cultures, taste cuisines from all over the world, and enjoy live performances, art and other entertainment.

Initiatives in the Expo 2020:
1. Al Wasl Plaza is one of the biggest initiatives taken in the Expo and it is said to bring together a physical manifestation of the main theme of the Expo; it is the site where the event will be conducted and each participating country will have its own pavilion to showcase their achievements and innovations.

2. World Majlis is a dialogue programme aimed at facilitating global conversation and creating connection between people and ideas. It brings together various government, professional, academics and cultural backgrounds in a meetings space where people will share informed opinions to help shape decision for communities.

3. Expo Live is an innovation and partnership programme launched by Expo 2020 to promote creative solutions that improve
lives while preserving the planet. Expo Live will support to demonstrate the power of a World expo in bringing a progressive and a prosperous future.

4. Global Best Practice Programme is a series of best practices from around the world have been selected to be showcased in the event. A total of 25 Best practices in five different categories have been selected by an international jury that can be replicated, adapted and scaled for a greater global impact.

Interesting facts on the Expo 2020

  1. Expo 2020 Dubai will have a dedicated metro station capable of carrying 23,000 passengers per hour in each direction.
    Dubai’s metro system is driverless.
  2. The Expo site is 4.38sq km in size, or 613.5 football pitches if you prefer.
  3. There will be a ‘Superstore of the Future’ on site which will be 3,000sqm in size.
  4. 25 million visitors are expected to visit Expo 2020 Dubai, Australia’s population is a similar number.
  5. Expo is expected to create almost 300,000 jobs. The majority in the tourism sector.
  6. 90% of the materials used to construct the site will be used to create legacy buildings after the event.
  7. Uber has signed an agreement with Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority to test flying cars during the event.
  8. The Expo 2020 Dubai logo was inspired by a ring found in the UAE at 4000-year-old archaeological site.

 

EXPO 2020: A massive phenomenon for the Country and the people
Each new beginning, every new initiative, any new product brings a lot of changes and development in the society and and the Expo is no different, it also aims in bringing the best for the people and the residents of UAE.

  1. According to Expo 2020 Executive Body, Dubai’s Expo 2020 is expected to yield $24.2 billion in revenue;
  2. Expo 2020 will provide 277,000 new job opportunities and will have a positive impact on small and medium enterprises
    (SMEs);
  3. It is predicted to boost the economy of the Emirates by an average of 6.4 percent every year from 2014 to 2016 – ultimately increasing to 10.5 percent by 2020;
  4. The UAE government has predicted that revenues of up to $17.7 billion will be generated if the Expo is a success, which organizers feel is certain;
  5. Some analysts have predicted that by 2020, the UAE could garner as much as $150 billion in foreign direct investment in sectors such as real estate, hospitality, and tourism;
  6. The Expo 2020 is expecting 25 million visitors, 17 million of which will be international, this naturally will give a big thrust to the tourism and hospitality industries;
  7. For the Expo, Dubai is constructing a massive new city over an area of 1,082-acre. This project itself has generated 15% of the city’s new jobs. The figure is expected to double as the city gets closer to 2020.

 

Conclusion:
Thus Expo 2020 Dubai will be a celebration of human brilliance and achievement and an opportunity for people to connect from different corners of the world, to experience the best of art, culture, geography, science, technology, innovation and invention and to set into motion millions of new thoughts and ideas that will make a lasting impact in our lives.

Throughout its history, UAE has shown the world what is possible through its remarkable development. With Expo 2020 Dubai, Dubai will go a step further in inspiring the next generation to spark innovations that will underline the next 50 years of human progress.


November, 2019

CSS HOSPITALITY & HOTEL LOGISTICS ACHIEVES ANOTHER MILESTONE WITH THE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF JA LAKE VIEW HOTEL IN DUBAI


The 348-room, 5-star property was set up by CSS in a record time of 4 months across 13,500 FF&E items!

JA Lakeview opened its doors on September 22nd, becoming the third property in the 128-acre resort complex in Jebal Ali, Dubai. The hotel which includes 348 guest rooms, three swimming pools, new restaurants and a rooftop bar was completely set up by the CSS Hospitality & Hotel Logistics division of CSS Group.

This is one of the most recent hotel projects which was handed over successfully in 2019 by CSS Hospitality & Hotel Logistics that has a growing portfolio of hospitality clients in the region as well as international markets.

Rosh Manoli, General Manager – Sales & Marketing of CSS Group said, “We are very happy with the results that we were able to achieve for JA Lake View which included the delivery of furniture from our warehouse to the site and installation of artwork. What sets us apart from our competition is that we have our own integrated team from the point of managing the freight transportation across all suppliers, to warehousing, placement and installation services. This allows our clients to have clear visibility of the entire operations and helps us provide a consolidated solution for our customers.”

“The Operator and us from the owner’s team are extremely pleased with the effort, team spirit and your commitment to complete such a project in record time of 4 months. Considering the 13,500 items CSS has received, catalogued, unpacked and placed without major incident is truly a testament to your professionalism and organization”.
Steve Hall
Project Manager – Dutco Group


January, 2019

Unique Joint Venture Between DP World and SMS Group to Revolutionise Global Port Logistics


DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY TO RADICALLY IMPROVE OPERATIONS

World’s first high bay container storing system to be ready for 2020 World Expo in Dubai

Dubai, UAE/Dusseldorf, Germany, 17 December 2018: An international joint-venture formed by global trade enabler DP World and industrial engineering specialists SMS group will revolutionize the way that containers are handled in ports. A new and intelligent storing system will be applied for the first time ever at Jebel Ali Terminal 4, in time for the Dubai Expo 2020 world fair.

The High Bay Storage system was originally developed by SMS group subsidiary AMOVA for round the clock handling of metal coils that weigh as much as 50 tons each in racks as high as 50 metres. AMOVA is the first company to transfer this proven technology to the port industry.

Instead of stacking containers directly on top of each other, which has been global standard practice for decades, the system places each container in an individual rack compartment. Containers are stored in an eleven-story rack, creating 200 percent more capacity than a conventional container terminal, or creating the same capacity in less than a third of the space.

Thanks to the rack’s design each container can be accessed without having to move another one, enabling 100 percent utilization in a terminal yard. The system brings big gains in speed, energy efficiency, better safety and a major reduction in costs. Costs are further cut by the ability to shorten the time taken to load and unload mega-ships by as much as 30 percent.

Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman and CEO, said: “DP World’s experience and expertise in moving cargo coupled with the technology of AMOVA will ensure the system is remarkably efficient and relevant for present and future operations. As a world first in our industry we are tremendously excited by its potential and groundbreaking features. Our engagement in new technologies is a major priority and we have become known for seeking ways that transform the way goods are moved across the world. Innovation is part of our DNA and at the heart of our success.”

Burkhard Dahmen, CEO of SMS Group, said: “Our subsidiary AMOVA has optimized this technology in industrial applications for the metals industry over several decades. The application for container terminals is a direct result of our “New Horizon” strategy, in which SMS transfers technology from the metallurgical sector to other industries.”

Dr. Mathias Dobner, CEO of the joint venture, said: “This new container handling technology allows cities to use their expensive and sensitive land and waterfront areas more effectively. Our system will significantly increase the productivity of handling ships on the quay. This means that quay walls can be shortened by a third. This disruptive innovation will greatly improve the financial performance of container ports, and well as their overall appearance.”


January, 2018

CSS DUBAI HOSTS WEEK LONG SEASON’S GREETINGS SPECIAL


THE FIVE-DAY EVENT TOOK PLACE AT THE CSS GROUP JAFZA OFFICE FROM THE 17TH TO THE 21ST OF DECEMBER, 2017
21st December, 2017: The CSS Group’s office in JAFZA, Jebel Ali, UAE held a week full of short games every morning, getting our valuable resources an alternative start to their day. The CSS Group is big on getting their employees and members of staff involved in interacting more with each other, thus improving team work within the organization.
The week started off with Untangling Christmas Lights in under two minutes on the 17th of December, 2017 – winner being Sami Liju from CSS HQ.

The CSS Group proceeded to play a Christmas-themed Jenga, with the winner being Anjali Krishnan from CSLC 1, on the 18th of December, 2017. Rules of Engagements – from anywhere between confessions, singing Christmas songs until the next person’s turn and more! Guess the Object was played on the 19th of December, 2017 with players being blindfolded. The winner of this game being Fazeena Mohammed from CSS HQ.

An epic game of Holiday Greetings Pictionary – with four teams of 3 – was held the next day, winners being Jackie Leano, Archa Bitto and Fathima Sidhique from CSLC 1. The week-long game ender on the 21st of December, had ‘Pick Christmas Ornaments with Chopsticks’, winner being our very own Sabu from the CSS Group Support Staff in CSLC 1.
The CSS Group’s Marketing division hosting these games, as well as the amazing Happy Holidays Committee, was incredibly proud of the turn-out and hopes next year will be as equally exciting!



More on the 21st of December, 2017:
The CSS Group held their Annual Christmas High Tea with members of the CFS team later that day. Cakes and decorations adorned the CFS warehouse at JAFZA, Jebel Ali with the Chairman, T.S. Kaladharan giving a brief speech, followed by distribution of amazing Holiday Greeting’s edibles.


November, 2017

CSS HOSPITALITY & HOTEL LOGISTICS – FOR COMPLEX NEEDS AND CHALLENGES



The Group’s Hospitality & Hotel Logistics division provides tailor-made logistics services to local and international luxury industries. CSS’s Hospitality & Hotel Logistics specializes in the management and implementation of Hotel Logistics solutions.
Armed with an aggressive wealth of experience in delivering, transportation, warehousing and installation solutions for International Luxury Hotels, the division offers turnkey solutions for large-scale construction projects and efficient, comprehensive maintenance and supply concepts logistics solutions for developers, hotel operators, FF&E and OS&E suppliers, and international agents for procurement.

The CSS Group’s extensive Supply Chain Management facilities include storage provisions throughout the Middle-East, state-of-the-art lifting and loading equipment and a fleet of vehicles for land transportation. Cargo is secure and monitored round the clock.
“A comprehensive and innovative approach is required when it comes to this unique division of Hospitality & Hotel logistics. We have system procedures to ensure fool proof execution, from shipping to warehousing to installation – as per a client’s planned room layout – conforming to all standards required for the job,” mentioned Rosh Manoli, Deputy General Manager, Sales & Marketing CSS Dubai.

The CSS Group’s decades of experience and diversified services, ranging from Ocean freight management to heavy equipment logistics to relocation and removals, has strengthened its resolve in becoming a global leader in the shipping and logistics industry.

“The CSS Hospitality & Hotel Logistics team provides customized solutions, keeps up with real time communication and displays global standards.” continued Rosh.
The CSS Hospitality & Hotel Logistics team is fully equipped to meet any demand from the industry, be it pre-opening or project execution phases


November, 2016

Open Yard Storage In Jebel Ali From CSS Group


css-dubaiThe new open yard storage facility inside the Jebel Ali Free zone is CSS Group’s latest contribution to the ever growing demand for open yard storage requirements in the UAE. More than 100,000 Square feet area is allocated within the free zone premises and commissioned along with the Consolidated Shipping Services new Regional headquarters. The facility is a welcome initiative when it comes to requirements like the storage of large cargo such as machinery, construction materials equipment, automobiles and other heavy duty equipment. The company ensures all safety measures to the convenience of the customer.
The open yard facility is fully fenced and interlocked with sufficient lighting and is monitored by a 24 hour on-site security team. The location of the open yard is near R/A- 07 JAFZA North and adjacent to Jebel Ali Port general cargo berth. “We have always ensured maximum client satisfaction in all our initiatives. Our new addition to the existing facilities can be seen as a contribution from CSS, towards the ever growing demand for open yard storage requirements in the UAE region and thereby improve the trade within our industry” mentioned Chandrakala (CK), Director, Operations, CSS Group.

Salient Features

  • Total area of 100,000 Square Feet
  • Full managed by CSS Staff & State of the art equipment
  • 24 hours security
  • Offers short term and long term storage

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.

Key Contacts:

 

Don Raveendran
Asst. Manager - CFS Operations
don@cssdubai.com
Sreenath V
VP-Operations & Projects
sreenath@cssdubai.com


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