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Project Management

November, 2015

Moving Skids and Pipe Racks in Oman

The Projects team at CSS Group successfully completed a major movement of Skids and Pipe racks from Sohar port to OXY Block 2 site, Oman. The movement which required close coordination was handled professionally by the CSS projects team with careful planning and meticulous handling. The 1300 CBM volume of cargo were moved in 10 X 40 feet flat racks (OOG) and 10 X 40 feet STD in low bed trucks with proper permissions in place.

The entire units were carefully loaded under expert supervision at the Sohar port and moved with police escorts to the destination site. The movement which took 8 days (from clearance till delivery) was successfully completed inviting highest client appreciation. High professionalism was displayed by each and every team member involved in the project and proved once again CSS Group’s commitment towards achieving highest quality of service rendition.

November, 2015

Moving Helicopters

Relocations division of CSS Group moved Helicopters from Abu Dhabi to Canada 

CSS Homeward Bound completed yet another challenging movement in style recently. This movement involved transportation of Helicopters to Canada. CSS operations teams were involved for the smooth handling of this valuable cargo. CSS Homeward Bound in collaboration with CSS Abu Dhabi team has smoothly handled an Export Project of BK 117 Helicopters from Abu Dhabi to Canada, with the overwhelming support extended by the staff of TWA.

The shipment has been split in to two, Air Freight & Sea Freight based on the priorities. CSS in association with Emirates Airlines has executed the Air Freight job in perfection which exceeded the expectations of the client satisfaction. CSS has handled the the activities involved with the movement like packing, documentation, export clearance, loading, freight, clearance & delivery at destination etc with utmost professionalism and with proper time management. The Air Freight was a part charter where as the sea freight was handled in two 40 foot high-cube containers. “The entire movement was managed professionally which brought us maximum job satisfaction, and I am happy that we could bring in cheer in the end”, commented Syed Ahmed Zeeshan, General Manager, CSS Homeward Bound.

The entire packing, lashing, crating, loading of the helicopter & accessories for the Air Freight and Sea Freight shipments has been handled by the Industrial Packing & Lashing division of CSS Homeward Bound in the most professional way which was even appreciated by the airline. The Freight and the further execution of the job were handled by the team at CSS Abu Dhabi.

July, 2015

Projects At CSS


The Sales Dubai team in coordination with CSS Homeward Bound and Jebel Ali operations division successfully completed one major movement from Sharjah, UAE to Adabiya, Egypt. The movement which required close coordination was handled professionally by the CSS teams with careful planning and skill. The products were HVAC Units (Heating, Ventilating & Air conditioning Units) from a reputed company with a volume exceeding 2000 CBM.

The entire units were meticulously crated by the relocations division, CSS Homeward bound. The entire process was completed within 15 days time inviting highest client appreciation. The operations teams then took over the movement for which they involved 35 trailers. The trailers moved the units with extreme care on to Breakbulk vessel to be further shipped to Adabiya, Egypt.

High professionalism was displayed by each and every department of CSS involved in the process and ensured highest client satisfaction in executing such time sensitive works as always.

March, 2014

Projects @ Glance

CSS Group, Projects, Oil & Energy division recently completed the successful transportation of 11 skids from the UAE to Yemen. “As the cargo had to be moved by road to Yemen, it was important to ensure that the cargo was both safe and secure and that no problem occurred whilst transportation. At CSS safety is of the highest importance, and once again we were able to demonstrate delivery of cargo with the highest level of service excellence,” added Raj George, Senior VP, Projects, Oil & Energy, CSS. The low bed trailers carrying the skids were loaded using a 160 ton crane and given the complexity of the operation the low bed trailers were lined up in the loading area for easier handling.

September, 2013

Making Of Container Terminal 2 At Jebel Ali Port

Jebel Ali Port has seen a steady growth in volumes since its inception. As a key contributor to Dubai’s economic growth and diversification the port witnessed a surge in volumes over the past decade which has resulted in a continual requirement of capacity expansions. It was during this period that the Journey to develop Container Terminal 2 commenced.

The expansion was announced in Aug’2005 by Dubai Ports Authority.

The first phase included development of 1.2km of quay length, 4 berths with 17m depth alongside and 2 million TEU capacity. Container Terminal 2 commenced operations during 2007 bringing capacity of Jebel Ali Port to 11 million TEU and the unique ability to handle the largest vessels in the world at the time. Container Terminal 2 received its first ship – ‘Dubai Discovery’ in the first week of August 2007.

It was during 2007 that Jebel Ali port handled more than 10 million TEU in a single year for the first time. This required the phase 2 development of Container Terminal 2 to be expedited. The project involved developing 1.3km of additional quay, 3 berths and 3 million TEU handling capacity bringing total handling capacity at Jebel Ali to 14 million TEU during 2009. It was also during this period that container handling operations were suspended in Mina Rashid and transferred to Jebel Ali Port.

The development of Container Terminal 2 was a response to our customer’s requirement to increase capacity and efficiencies for the shipping lines to be able to bring in mega vessels into Jebel Ali. The works also involved deepening the channel up to 17 meters Container Terminal 2 is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and machinery, including 29 mega Quay Cranes capable of lifting two 40 foot containers or four 20 foot containers in one move from ship to quay or quay to ship. The tandem lift cranes have a capacity of 80 tonnes and when commissioned had the widest outreach in the industry, i.e, they were the largest in the world. The terminal is also equipped with 60 rail mounted gantries (RMGs) rather than the conventional rubber-tyred gantries (RTGs). Jebel Ali Port was the first within the wider region to have this unique capability all increasing handling efficiencies and turnaround time of vessels.

Infrastructure and equipment were complemented by terminal management systems. DP World implemented Advanced Navis Sparks 3.6 operational system in the terminal. This was complemented by terminal gate automation systems, the first port in the region to bring in gate automation resulting in quicker truck turn times and access to market for the importers & exporters. In addition the terminal was equipped with the most sophisticated security system to enhance the security capabilities within the port facilities. Subsequently, Rostima – Labour management system was integrated to the Terminal Berthing and Gate automation systems. This enabled to best deploy labour depending on a number of variables such as vessel arrivals to gate appointments. The system was interfaced with the HR department’s time attendance readers and assigns manpower to points of work through mobile text message notification – matching man to machine on real time information. The first integrated control room for container operations was set up within the terminal – providing comprehensive operational interface for planning, monitoring and control.

Innovation is enshrined in our values and the development of Container Terminal 2 was a testimony to our passion to innovate, implement new technologies and provide an unparalled customer experience.

During 2011, DP World committed to expanding Container Terminal 2 by 400m adding an additional berth and bringing total quay length to 3km. Additional yard will increase handling capacity at Container Terminal 2 to 6 million TEU/annum. The Terminal has the unique ability to handle 6 mega vessels simultaneously. The additional capacity was launched by DP World earlier in 2013.

Expanding Jebel Ali Port’s capacity in line with market demand is part of our commitment to nurture trade and cater to meet the emerging needs of the shipping lines and traders.

Did you knowContainer Terminal 2 was designed to segregate the yard and operations traffic from the vessel traffic with a quay side perimeter fence ensuring safety and maximum efficiency.

May, 2013

CSS Projects, Oil & Energy

The Projects, Oil & Energy division of CSS Group recently handled a large shipment of steel structures, from Haiphong (Vietnam) to Abu Dhabi. The volume of cargo handled was 5100 cbm as it was from 2 suppliers. CSS Projects, Oil & Energy division chartered a vessel to carry the cargo from Haiphong to Abu Dhabi on behalf of their client. The entire loading operation onto the vessel was done in close coordination with the supplier and vessel owner. To ensure a smooth operation Raj George, Senior VP Projects, Oil & Energy said, “Being present during the loading of the vessel was truly remarkable because of its large volume; I was also able to ensure that all the requirements of the client were adhered to and that the entire operation went according to plan.”

May, 2012

New Assignment With Homeward Bound

Massimilano Spina, VP Freight Forwarding has been given the additional responsibility of the relocations department, CSS Homeward Bound. CSS Homeward Bound was setup by CSS Group to meet the ever-growing demand of the relocations among the expatriate community.  Now CSS Homeward bound is well equipped with an experienced and professional team capable of delivering substantial services in relocation of your offices, apartments or villas. Within a short span of time CSS Homeward Bound has been successful in a great number of relocations of households and offices within and outside the Emirates. The professionalism in which we carry out each job has certainly earned us the reputation of being among the top within the industry

“I am extremely delighted to take on the new challenge of overseeing all relocation activities for CSS Homeward Bound.  The relocation’s industry is vast not only in the Middle East but worldwide as many expatriate professionals and organizations choose the Middle East as their home base. I look forward to continually build upon the brand awareness of CSS Homeward Bound both locally and internationally”, added Max.


  • Worldwide packing and moving of personal effects
  • Local and International removals (Homes and Offices)
  • Customs clearance and door to door service
  • Warehousing
  • Transportation
  • Industrial packing and lashing
  • Comprehensive insurance
  • Special Events & Exhibitions


  • Own warehouse facility
  • Operating a fleet of own trucks
  • Multilingual staff
  • Well trained and experienced professionals


  • A member of the Canadian Association of Movers (CAM)
  • A member of International Association of Movers (IAM)
  • A member of Asian Relocation Association (ARA)

May, 2012

Projects @CSS

CSS Tirupur successfully handled and moved solar panels which are used for solar photovoltaic power plants at Nenmani village in Sattur, Tamil Nadu. The movement was carefully planned and executed by the professional projects team of Tirupur. These solar panel movements were executed for Drake and Scull water and power LLC, Dubai, who were the clients. The consignment originated from Malaysia. There were 13,400 units of panels in 7 X 40 and 1 X 20 containers, which comprised of 268 boxes which were of 358.59 CBM. CSS did the entire local clearance procedures and transported the consignment to Sattur. The entire job was challenging and exciting as per the team at CSS Tirupur.

March, 2012

Projects @ A Glance

Consolidated Shipping Services and Peters & May imported and exported the racing boats for the Mouawad Team of the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM)-XCAT Powerboat Team for the recently run Dubai and Abu Dhabi stages. “CSS & Peters & May are committed to promoting and sponsoring grass roots sporting events and initiatives.” stated Edward Morgan – Manager Yacht & Marine Logistics. “We believe that developing & encouraging these types of local events demonstrates our support to the ever expanding boating community”.

The Mouawad team was running in second place in the Dubai leg which was held off the Mina Seyahi waters of the Dubai International Marine Club (DIMC) but due to bad weather the race had to be postponed until March after three on-water incidents, including two boats flipping.

However, two weeks later the Mouawad team driven by Omar Danial and Gary Ballough were able to repeat their strong performance for an excellent 2nd place finish on the Abu Dhabi Corniche. This keeps them in second place in the overall season’s standings.

March, 2012

Projects @ CSS Mumbai

CSS Mumbai projects team successfully handled and moved a hydraulic excavator recently. The Komatsu PC 2000 Hydraulic Excavator was dismantled into 16 pieces weighing 209 Metric tones with 402 CBM. These 16 pieces were then stuffed into 6 x 40 feet Mafi’s (A typical flat container with wheels) under expert supervision. All these 6 Mafis were then loaded onto a RORO Vessel. The project cargo arrived from Hyderabad to Mumbai port. The project was meticulously planned with in-house expertise and experience. CSS Mumbai handled this shipment, managing all local documentations and customs clearance till the cargo reached the port and got loaded into the vessel. CSS staff coordinated closely with the client at every point of the projects cycle in order to ensure a smooth operation. The project was handled ensuring maximum client satisfaction. The shipment was for Brisbane, Australia.

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