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CSS Oman

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.

January, 2018


24th November, 2017: The 45+ strong NVOCC division – led by Director Chandra Kala – went on a day-long team retreat to Dibba, Oman.
The NVOCC division in Dubai, UAE was invited to a day-long team retreat, to participate in a Dhow Cruise lush with team-building exercises, snorkeling, swimming, banana boat rides, fishing and just a day to personally get to know their fellow colleagues.
The scenic tour included visits by the Hajar Mountains, famous Stone Houses and Limestone caves. The team had an amazing time discovering more about their colleagues in an out-of-office space, thus strengthening their bond further. Team bonding brings people together by encouraging collaboration and teamwork. Fun activities that help people see each other in a different light allow them to connect in a different setting.
In addition to team-building exercises and activities, team-building vacations give employees a chance to relax and get to know each other outside of the typical workplace environment. We find – as with any organization of our size – that a team works better once they know one another on a more personal level. Giving employees a well-deserved break can increase motivation and performance once they return to the workplace.

We would like to thank our volunteers who helped organize such an event, hoping there will be more to come to match its caliber.

March, 2017

CSS Oman on the Move

CSS Group management officially announced the commencement of their operations from the Sultanate of Oman. The company registered under the name of Comprehensive Consolidated Trade and Shipping L.L.C. is located in Muscat. With an aim of offering professional services in shipping & logistics, CCTS has inducted operational staff with hands on experience for handling the different departments and well experienced field staff for sales and marketing. CCTS, being a part of CSS Group will gain access to the impressive global network of CSS and thereby offer logistics movement to any part of the globe with ease.
CSS Oman will be offering end to end logistics solution from the country with its own infrastructure and a pool of trained team. Sultanate of Oman is going through a huge transformation stage in each and every sector. The influence of the Government in the infrastructural development is a key factor to assume that the Shipping & Logistics business is going to be highly prospective in this region. According to Frost & Sullivan, the logistics industry in Oman is likely to grow at a CAGR of 6.9% between 2015 & 2020. “Bringing up CSS Oman to the level of other offices of the group seems to be really challenging and encouraging at the same time. I am sure, with the team of professionals and the enthusiasm we have it is going to be a reality very soon. The support we have from the local authorities too is quite commendable” said Renjith Pillai, General Manager, CSS Oman
CSS Group who plays a key role in the 3PL service solutions in the Middle East will have considerable role to play in the Warehousing services in the Oman region. The well established and fully equipped 3PL facilities in the Sohar will be a great advantage for CSS Oman to establish its network amongst the industry players. The key drivers for economic growth in Oman are the infrastructure investments associated with the national logistics development plans, economic diversification efforts, and trade with the GCC, Asia and Sub-Saharan African countries.
CSS Group with an impressive service in the Middle East for more than Two decades in Shipping and Logistics is highly optimistic with the business in Sultanate of Oman. The trusted global partners and network agents of the group are sure to play a vital role in bringing up CSS Oman from its infancy, quickly.

September, 2016

CSS Oman On The Move

Comprehensive Consolidated Trade and Shipping L.L.C- Oman
CSS Group proudly announces its commencement of services from Oman with the brand known as Comprehensive Consolidated Trade and Shipping L.L.C. Being a part of the CSS Group, gives CCTS Oman access to an impressive network of global partners which leads them to all corners of the world. CCTS Oman ensures that world class services being offered on all segments of its operations with a touch of professionalism. CSS Group has recently completed two decades of service in the Middle East recently. CSS, is already present at Sohar with their association with the Arkan Sohar group.
Sultanate of Oman is one of the fastest growing economies in the Arabian Peninsula. Oman has a terrain encompassing desert, riverbed oases and long coastlines on the Persian (Arabian) Gulf, Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman. Oman has modest oil reserves, ranking 25th globally. Nevertheless, in 2010 the UNDP ranked Oman as the most improved nation in the world in terms of development during the preceding 40 years. A significant portion of its economy is tourism and trade of fish, dates, and certain agricultural produce. This sets it apart from its neighbors’ solely oil-dependent economy. Oman is categorized as a high-income economy and ranks as the 74th most peaceful country in the world according to the Global Peace Index.
Oman continues to capitalise on its geographical position, increasingly establishing itself as a major transshipment centre for traffic between Europe, Africa and Asia with ongoing development and expansion plans at various ports in the sultanate, particularly at Duqm where a new port and dry-dock are being developed. Coordinating this maritime-based growth with land and air-side growth is also under way, with the 2011-15 five-year development plan earmarking $15.5bn for the national rail project; $6.2bn for airport expansion; and $3.1bn for road network development. Plans to connect the national railway project with the GCC-wide rail network will boost integration in the region, while airport and road expansions will solidify Oman’s growing reputation as a logistics hub and encourage the sultanate’s growing tourism sector.
Contact Details:

Comprehensive Consolidated Trade and shipping LLC
P.O Box is 815
117, First  Floor
Building A, Hatat Complex 
Wadi Adai, Muscat
Sultanate of Oman
Email: info@cssmuscat.com

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