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May, 2014

DP World Hosts Conference to Facilitate Trade Along Kazakhstan’s ‘New Silk Way’


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.

November, 2013

CSS Attends Ritchie Bros. Auction

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.

Log onto www.cssgroupsite.com & www.rbauction.com  for more details.

For enquires email: ship-heavy-equipment@cssdubai.com

July, 2013

CSS Yacht & Marine Logistics Adds Specialized Captain Service

CSS Yacht & Marine Logistics now offers clients a specialized captain service that can be used for various services including, taking your boat to the shipyard for maintenance, delivered north or south for the season, or even a cruise out for guests. The CSS Yacht and Marine Logistics division guarantees a hassle free experience as they have recently partnered with Captain Philip, a highly experienced Captain well versed with Middle Eastern waters.

“CSS Yacht and Marine Logistics are always on the lookout to find new and exciting ways to service our clients better. The captain service is a niche service providing our customers with specialized needs, a solution to their maintenance/service and travel issues. The captaincy service has been designed keeping in mind everyday problems that yacht owners face, and we look forward to its success in this market,” said Ken Dinnadge, VP Business Development, CSS Group.

In addition, the captaincy offering from CSS Yacht and Marine Logistics will also create specialized preventive maintenance programs for all vessel systems ensuring the safe health and longevity of your vessels maintenance. The training will include engine oil & fuel filters, generator maintenance, fresh water & black water systems, steering, throttle and shifting systems, air conditioning systems, electrical and electronic systems.

“While owning a yacht allows for many nights on the sea, it also involves a lot of knowledge, care and consistent maintenance of the yacht. Having been in the industry for many years I have seen a large number of yachts in disrepair due to lack of constant maintenance and knowledge about the vessel. By partnering with CSS Yacht and Marine Logistics division, we are able to provide their customers not only with a logistics solution but also a service that enables their customers to maintain and enjoy their yacht with a variety of additional services that we are able to offer,” added Captain Philip.


Vessel Operations Training:
A hands on total systems learning experience for the new owner. Increasing your level of expertise, we’ll suggest spare parts and supplies to have aboard and offer practical knowledge to make basic underway repairs.

Captain On Demand Services:
Customers may select their preferred boating day and CSS Yacht and Marine Logistics will take care of the rest including furling and provisional, providing a hassle free day for all the guests aboard.

Professional Maintenance and Repair:
Mechanical Services – Oil Changes, Impeller Replacement, Engine Flushes to clean all engine coolers with Rydlyme. Battery testing and Replacement, Bilge Pump Replacement, Vacuum Flush Toilet System repairs, A/C Repairs, Light Duty Mechanical.

Route Analysis / Planning / Trip Coordination:
CSS Yacht and Marine Logistics Captain services will also assist customers in delivery of the yacht to its destination safely, or for assistance in route planning and trip coordination.

Captain’s Inspections:
Intermittent inspection and operation of all marine and mechanical systems. Run motors, run generators, test batteries, check oil, check transmission fluids, clean air conditioning strainers. Captain Philip will be available to inspect your boat on a schedule tailored to fit both you and your vessel’s needs.

July, 2013

Innovative CSS Divetech Underwater Services

As part of its continued commitment to address the needs of the industry, CSS Group is proud to announce the introduction of CSS Divetech Underwater Services under its portfolio of service offerings by the CSS Yacht and Marine Logistics division.

“CSS Divetech Underwater Services provides customers and clients a one stop solution to all their maintenance needs. As part of the CSS Yacht and Marine Logistics offering, CSS Divetech enables us to become a one-stop-solution for all your Yacht and Marine needs. From captaincy services, logistic services and now underwater services, CSS Yacht and Marine Logistics division have become a name to be reckoned with,” added Ken Dinnadge, VP Business Development, CSS Group.

The CSS Divetech ship maintenance division have developed their expertise to carry out UWILD, general photos, video surveys, anode retrofit, marine growth removal and propeller polishing, epoxy repairs, patch up and blanking and UT gauging.

In addition it also has extensive experience in block placing, break water maintenance, port repair and maintenance, jetty maintenance, quay wall inspection and maintenance, sea bed survey, pile removal, debris clearance, underwater welding and cutting etc.

July, 2013

THLG-Antwerp, Belgium


The 52nd edition of the THLG Conference took place from May 12th-16th in Antwerp in conjunction with the Breakbulk Antwerp exhibition. The representation from CSS Group that attended the annual conference was Sreenath.V, Sr. General Manager, Projects, Oil & Energy/Operations.

“The conference is a great meeting place to network and meet other industry partners like CSS who strive to deliver the best service using their combined know how and expertise regarding this sector. Project logistics is an exciting and growing sector and the conference enabled us to meet new members and learn more about the exciting opportunities they offer that translate into a better service offering for our clients,” commented Sreenath.V, Sr. General Manager, Projects, Oil & Energy/Operations about the conference.

With the united know how, skills, experience and equipment of its membership THLG can cover any movement or transport requirement from a single domestic job to the largest international multi-modal project.  The aim of THLG is to offer clients the united power of its members ensuring a world-wide service of excellent quality at realistic prices

About THLG:

The Heavy Lift Group is an international group of specialized heavy transport companies which combine their forces to offer the best expertise and service according to customer needs.

Members specialize in heavy lift transport by sea, air and overland, outsize cargo movements, crane operations, rigging, machinery installation, and large-scale project forwarding.

The Heavy Lift Group was founded in 1987 by a number of West European heavy lift operators in anticipation of the single European market and has since then expanded into a worldwide group having members in the United States, South America, the CIS, the Middle East and Asia.

July, 2013

Digging Deep With Largest Dredging Programme At Jebel Ali In 10 Years


DP World recently announced that it has successfully completed the largest dredging programme at its flagship Jebel Ali Port in 10 years, allowing the port to handle more big vessels at the same time by deepening the draught.

The dredging added to the expansion work currently underway, adding 1 million TEU of new capacity to Container Terminal 2 later this year and another 4 million TEU capacity Container Terminal 3 by 2014, once completed, will enable Jebel Ali Port to handle up to 10 of the next generation 18,000 TEU (twenty foot equivalent container units) mega vessels at the same time – the only port in the region able to do so.

In total, 477,000 cubic metres of soil have been dredged from 2900 metres of quay wall at the roll-on roll-off (roro) vehicle carrier terminal, the tanker terminal and three container berths. The dredging deepened the draught of the roro and tanker berths from -10.5 to -11.5 metres while container berths 14, 16 and 17 were extended from -14 to -16 metres.

H.E. Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman, DP World, said:

“As the trade gateway for the United Arab Emirates, Middle East and the wider region, the capabilities of Jebel Ali are always reviewed to make sure they are in line with customers’ needs.  As more of our customers add larger vessels to their fleets, we have responded by deepening the berths to increase our efficiency as a key link in one of the busiest supply chains in the world.”

Yasser Zaghloul, Chief Executive Officer, National Marine Dredging Company, Abu Dhabi, said:

“We are delighted to work in partnership with DP World on this significant project which boosts the port infrastructure and facilities and enhances trade flow into Dubai, the Middle East and the wider region.”

Mohammed Al Muallem, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region, said:

“In response to customer demand, this project will enable Jebel Ali to meet their needs to handle more of the larger ships, providing the efficient and cost effective services they have come to rely on. Today, Jebel Ali Port is handling each week an average of three ultra-large container ships (ULCS) with a capacity of 14,000 TEU and above and we believe that number will increase steadily in the coming years.”

DP World worked with regulators in Dubai to comply with the relevant environmental legislation for the dredging project. Compliance measures included a full Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) carried out before the dredging works began.

The EIA assessed existing water quality, harbour sediments, air quality, terrestrial and marine ecology, noise levels, and hydrodynamic modeling. From these investigations, it was determined that the impact on the environment was short term and minor in nature including localised reduction of water quality within the harbour.  Among the positive benefits noted by the authorities were that sediments from the harbour floor identified for removal could be re-used in the ongoing reclamation of Jebel Ali Island to the North of Container Terminal 2 providing that the engineering quality of the soil was up to standard.

Jebel Ali Port’s Container Terminals are equipped with 22 berths and 78 cranes to cater to the world’s largest container vessels. With its 17 metre draught it can accommodate ships of any size. In January, DP World celebrated the maiden visit of the world’s largest containership, the 16,020 TEU CMA CGM Marco Polo, owned by the CMA CGM Group.

Earlier this year, DP World achieved a milestone in its history when its Dubai ports handled the 100 millionth container in ten years. Both Mina Rashid and Jebel Ali Port have handled 135 million TEU since the opening of Jebel Ali Port in 1979, around 75% of it (100 million TEU) was achieved between January 2003 and January 2013.

May, 2013

CSS, Peters & May-Yacht & Marine Logistics-Aboard The world’s Largest Containership

CSS was excited to be involved in a shipment that required the use of CMA CGM MV Marco Polo, the largest container ship in the explorer class owned by the CMA CGM Group. On 7th January, 2013 the CMA CGM MV Marco Polo became the largest containership in the world to call at Dubai’s Jebel Ali Port, measured by capacity it can hold 16,020 TEU’s.

“CSS Group was established to be involved in the first ever call of the world’s largest containership,” said CSS Group’s, VP Business Development, Ken Dinnadge. “We had three brand new yachts loaded on board from Southampton, UK for Princess Yachts customers here in the UAE and Qatar which had to be handled with care in order to be delivered in perfect condition.”

Whilst this was a complex operation that included Peters & May, the carrier, CMA CGM, CSS Group, Dubai Clearing and forwarding agent, DP World, the receiving port, the organization and commitment to customer satisfaction was showcased through the excellent teamwork and preplanning that was undertaken to ensure all went accordingly to plan.

Nishith Kothari, JSL Cargo stated “We truly appreciated the way the team worked, and the constant updates we received from your back office were extremely helpful. In short, we had a very good experience working with CSS, and I would like to thank you for giving us the pleasure of coming on board the world’s largest vessel.”


Owned by French shipping company CMA CGM it began its first voyage as the world’s largest containership from Ningbo, China.

Built by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) in South Korea, the Marco Polo is an engineering masterpiece measuring 396 meters long, 54 meters wide, with a draft of 16 meters. By the end of next year, two more of these will be delivered, all to be named after great explorers.

It shows the expertise of the group’s teams, who are able to handle not only the very technical piloting of the ship but also its commercial operations.

Their entire network of 400 agencies all around the world is active to ensure the successful launching of this ship.

May, 2013

CSS Group Handles Bell Equipment Ltd

Bell Equipment Ltd who manufactures and supplies the most reliable, most fuel efficient and most safety conscious Articulated Dump Trucks (ADTs) in the world, recently appointed CSS Heavy Equipment Logistics division of CSS Group in association with Premiership UK by bringing the first demo product launch unit for the Middle East market.

With a customer base ranging from the quarrying, mining and construction sectors to waste, recycling, energy and general plant hire, Bell Equipment Ltd has also earned a reputation as the industry’s benchmark provider of after-sales service and support.

“Bell Equipment Ltd has now decided to establish a presence in the Middle East and enter this market in order to promote and sell our products throughout the Middle East region. Our first unit is now here in the United Arab Emirates and with CSS for demonstration to leading construction companies as well as potential dealers and distributors. The complete logistics pre and post services of CSS Group have been excellent and we look forward to strengthening our business relationship even more,” said Mike Darch, Territory Manager, Bell Equipment Ltd.

“CSS’s ability to supply this demanding sector with innovative logistical solutions for new and used equipment is recognized throughout the world and we are proud to be considered as the prime option for most of the leading manufacturers,” said Ken Dinnadge, VP Business Development, CSS Group. “We also extend to our customers the use of our bonded secure storage facilities located in Jebel Ali Freezone, as these facilities can be used as an interim duty free area whereby your inventory can be kept for both short and long term requirements,” he added.

CSS has continually developed over the years and has in place one of the most professional, well experienced global networks, which specialize in the complete shipping and logistics of new and used machinery globally door to door as well as capably shipping heavy machinery between any ports in the world.

May, 2013

A New Venture From CSS


CSS Hotel & Resort Logistics recognizes the specialized and complex needs of the hospitality industry and offers an integrated approach with a turn-key solution. We understand the requirements of shifting project time-lines, warehouse management coupled with a planned installation process and the need for maintaining high quality standards. We are your single-source shipping solution!

May, 2013

Customized And Comprehensive Service Portfolios

The CSS Group has grown over the years to be recognized as one of the leading Integrated Freight Forwarding & Logistics Solutions Provider. With a philosophy of nurturing business relations and promising mutual growth, the company has come a long way in its journey to be recognized as a one-stop-shop.

CSS Hotel & Resort Logistics works closely with owners, operators and vendors while maintaining a flexible, innovative and dedicated approach to ensure that a project is completed within budget, on time, and to your complete satisfaction.

We can assist you from early support during the pre-opening stages to providing post-opening logistics services. Pre-opening hotels require the coordination of an extensive amount of purchase orders between multiple vendors to ensure efficient delivery and installation and CSS Hotel & Resort Logistics can coordinate the entire transportation process.

We have our own warehouse facilities enabling the safe storage of equipment and consumables until the requirement of its timely and efficient delivery.

Services Offered

•    Hotel site logistical survey and operation planning
•    Total Freight Management
•    Customs Clearance
•    Warehousing & Delivery
•    FF&E Installations for Hotel opening and Refurbishing projects
•    OS&C Delivery
•    Internet-based tracking and tracing
•    Insurance
•    Relocation services for Staff, Chefs and Executives

Please Contact :

Rosh Manoli
Director – Product Management
Hotel & Resort Logistics
Tel : +971 4 3248884
Mobile : +97150 557 0591
Email : roshmon@cssdubai.com

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