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January, 2019

Skid Movement


Projects team of CSS, shared details of a recent project movement they handled in Dubai. Two Skids of re-melt tank with structural steel skid & structural steel frame was moved from Jebel Ali to Houston. The cargo specification was 8.20 x 4.50 x 4.80 m with 24 Tons weight.

The cargo was moved as Ocean freight. “The entire movement was done overcoming lot of challenges and as usual our team were enthusiastically delivering their best throughout the process. Each project movement provides ample scope for learning something new.” Commented Sajith Vijayan, Manager – Projects.

The scope included collection on special 40 cms low deck trailer from Mussafah to Jebel Ali, lashing & securing of skids onto the 40 feet flat rack container and exporting to the destination in Houston completing all documentation and clearances needed for the move. 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

November, 2018

Jebel Ali to Jakarta


Projects team at CSS Dubai headed by Sreenath, VP Projects handled movement of Winder Machine and Equipment for Treating Materials, recently. The details of the project move were shared with Lighthouse by the Team leader. The cargo was moved from Jebel Ali to Jakarta with much preparations in hand for a hassle-free job completion. The cargo volume totalled 1400 FT with SOC, OOG on Flat racks and break-bulk items.

“Handling multiple items on a single project always poses an exciting challenge. Moreover, it’s a great opportunity to prove your efficiency in the subject. All credit to our onsite team headed by Ratheesh, Projects supervisor, who enjoyably engaged with each and every moment till completion” commented Sajith Vijayan, Manager CSS Projects in Dubai.

The scope of work included Anticorrosion coating, shrink wrapping, Tarpaulin wrapping, Crating and packing as per the item requirement, the cargo loading and stuffing from the shipper yard, Lashing and securing of cargo onto flat racks & Transportation to Jebel Ali port. The scope also included all documentation and customs formalities.
The experienced CSS projects team conducted the required cargo survey and did a detailed study of scope prior to the commencement of the move. Each point of the entire project was carefully assessed to ensure a reliable and smooth journey of the cargo. CSS Group Projects Senior Vice President Raj George congratulated the team on the successful and timely accomplishment of the project.

May, 2018

Business excellence award for CSS

The Best International Logistics & Freight Forwarding Firm 2018 award

CSS Group was honored with Best International Logistics &Freight Forwarding Firm 2018 award constituted by MEA Markets. MEA Markets is a quarterly publication dedicated to researching and publicizing the major moves and events as they happen across the entire Middle East and African regions.

Since its inception in 1995 CSS Group has become a renowned name in the freight forwarding industry, and today it is one of the leading integrated freight forwarding solutions provider with close to 25 years of experience.
Constantly adapting to its customers’ changing needs, the company has enriched its expertise to become a tier-one logistics and freight forwarding partner in the GCC, with integrated logistic networks in Africa, Middle East, Europe and the Americas. Headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the CSS Group is spearheaded by its Chairman T. S. Kaladharan.

The company, through its corporate diversity and willingness to keep learning and relearning, has earned its collective experience within the industry. With a team consisting of over 750 experienced and dedicated professionals across 20 locations, the CSS Group is able to meet a client’s freight forwarding requirements: be it by sea, land or air.

In today’s market, the UAE and GCC have become a hub for companies originally based in the UAE and China, for instance. The CSS Group being the strongest in the Middle East, has had a head start in this regard. Its strong relationship with customers, as well as being a one-stop solution, has given them comfort in knowing they are in great hands.

To support clients in this fast paced corporate hub, CSS understands the need to constantly evolve and change. The team have to keep moving, study the market and ensure that they are, in terms of logistics, up to date. Thanks to this focus on constant improvement, alongside its vast industry experience, the group has a built an exceptional reputation, especially with UAE customs.

Alongside its focus on industry developments, technology is also a key focus for the group. The CSS Group has been investing in the use of technology since its commenced operations, as the Chairman and founder saw how big technology would play a part in the future of this industry. The group developed its own software, now known as FINS, more than 10 years ago that it is constantly improving on, based on new requirements.

As part of this approach, the group’s IT team constantly reads, explores, and carries out R&D with, say, CRM and budget reports. During all its international business visits, the group brings back best practices from every location that it interacts with, exploring whether any of this can implemented in the group’s current structure.
For instance, when it comes to 3PL, CSS Group tailors its in-house software around what the customer wants. Even if they say they would like to see reports or data through software of their own, the group integrates it with theirs, to ensure an easy, hassle free experience for every client.

Ultimately, CSS Group’s ongoing focus is to become the one-stop solution for its customers that not only cover B2B but also B2C. To achieve this, the group has further expansions across Asia planned. Additionally, the team are keen to support their customers through their entire cargo cycle, from production to delivery and distribution. This includes spare parts, Yacht and Marine, Hospitality and Hotel Logistics as well as Auto logistics divisions. Driving these changes and growing in these areas will offer the group many exciting opportunities to grow and flourish over the coming years.

September, 2016

New Facility Getting Completed

The new facility of CSS Group is soon to be functional in Jebel Ali

CSS Facility will soon be functional in Jebel Ali. The new administrative and additional warehouse facility will increase the existing operational area to a great extent. The administrative block will be the Regional Head Quarters of the Company. Adjacent to the existing office building and the CFS, the new facility will increase the storage capacity of CSS, which in-turn will benefit the ever growing demand for warehousing facility inside JAFZA. Once commissioned, the new infrastructure will bring in an additional 47,850 Sq. Ft to CSS Group’s existing 3 PL facilities in the Middle East. The new facility will have double deep racking facility. The storage area will have state of the art facilities.

The work which was started less than a year ago was completed in record time. The space will go live once the final approvals are received from the Government authorities, which the company is expecting, soon to happen. The ground breaking ceremony of the facility in JAFZA was attended by Dr. Mohammad Al Banna, Vice President – MEA Region, Economic Zones World, Malayalam Cine actor Mr. Anoop Menon, Mr. Srinivas from Orbit engineering consultants & Mr. Ajit T P from Space Max Contracting L.L.C.

3PL Logistics Solutions from CSS Group 

Consolidated Shipping Services Group is one of the leading names in the field of 3PL logistics in the Middle East. With the vast assets in terms of professional manpower and infrastructure, CSS provides the finest 3PL logistics solutions to a cross section of industry giants. Working with CSS brings in benefits for both the customer and supplier through accurate, well-managed inventory and supply chain solutions. CSS Group own and operate one of the largest network of warehouses in the UAE. Our third party logistics offer an integrated solution for assembly, packaging, warehousing, and distribution.

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