Cementing Relationships

Saskia De Jong, Director FPS Rotterdam, visited CSS Dubai earlier this year to meet the entire team as part of their long standing business relationship.
“We would like to thank Saskia for visiting CSS Group here in Dubai as it allows us to strengthen our partnership while showcasing the facilities of CSS Group. The meeting allowed us to share sales leads, thus allowing for a mutually beneficial long term relationship with FPS Rotterdam,” added Siby Kurian, Senior General Manager, Sales & Marketing, CSS Group
During the course of her visit, Saskia De Jong was able to discuss their current levels of cooperation with CSS Group and how they may continue to grow using the expertise of both the organizations, in order to improve volumes and client satisfaction. Commenting on her recent visit to CSS Dubai, Saskia added, “Our focus is on building long-term relationships with our partners all over the world. We believe that these relationships can be best built and maintained through the continued provision of reliable and pro active services offered by FPS and CSS Group.”
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A Visit To CaroTrans New Jersey

The Chairman of CSS Group T S Kaladharan along with Rosh Manoli, Route Development Manager-North America recently visited CaroTrans, the CSS Group’s NVOCC partner at their head office in New Jersey, USA. During the course of their visit to CaroTrans offices, they conducted meetings with Greg Howard, Global CEO, Matt Spartz, VP Operations and Riyaz Jordan, Branch Manager and discussed new opportunities in the market and ways to further develop their relationship.

“In our industry it is important to meet our partners face-to-face to not only strengthen our relationship but also develop new and innovative ideas to better service our clients. The CaroTrans relationship allows CSS to tap into a global market while providing CaroTrans the insight it needs for this region, which is one of the fastest growing in the world. I would like to extend my thanks to the CaroTrans team who made us feel welcome during our time there,”
said TS Kaladharan.

With an increase in demand for value-added global import transportation services, CaroTrans, a leading global NVOCC, ocean freight consolidator and longstanding alliance partner to the CSS Group, is strategically expanding its import service operations and coverage in key trade lanes.  In the last twelve months, CaroTrans has expanded its global import service network in key global trade regions including: Asia, North and South America, Middle East and Europe.

“It was our pleasure to host the CSS Group in our U.S. headquarters in Clark, New Jersey and further develop our customer-focused business initiatives and personal relationships.  Since joining forces with CSS Group, we have seen our partnership grow from strength to strength.  The Middle East region has grown into one of our top 10 markets and continues its strong growth trend as we expand the cooperation throughout the area.  Our partnership with CSS has exceeded all expectations and we look forward to building on the solid foundation we’ve established with them,” said Greg Howard.

CSS Bids Adieu to Radhakrishnan (Babu)

After over 17 years of service at CSS Group Radhakrishnan (Babu), Senior Manager Air Freight and Operations will be relocating to the Business Procurement Office (BPO) Twin Info Solutions Pvt. Ltd, based in Kerala, India. During the course of his tenure at CSS Group, Babu, exhibited not only a high level of leadership and commitment in all his endeavors but also proved himself as a strong team player.

In his current position as Senior Manager Operations, Customs Documentation Department, Babu provided the highest level of service to customers and clients alike which enabled him to not only create but also maintain and strengthen loyalty of clients to CSS Group. His exceptional work ethic enabled him to be a role model for new and old staff alike and on behalf of CSS Group we wish him all the best for his future endeavours.

In his new position at Twin, Babu will be overlooking the back office activities related to Air freight and shipping as well as auditing the customs related activities.

Building Trust

Holship Group Visits CSS

As part of its partnership with CSS Group, Michael Ranners, Director Business Development from the HOLSHIP Group & Global transport , in Scandinavia, recently conducted a  familiarization tour of the CSS Group UAE operations.

During the course of his visit, Ranners met with members of CSS Senior Management in the various business divisions across the United Arab Emirates along with their facilities. In addition, members of the CSS Group showcased key presentations highlighting areas of mutual interest, with a key focus on freight forwarding for both parties to continually develop between the Middle East and the Scandinavian countries.

Holship, like CSS offers various modes of transport such as road, sea and airfreight services to and from all the world’s destinations. They also offer warehousing, quality control, labelling, handling of customs formalities, certificate applications, bonded warehousing and distribution as part of total logistic solutions. At Holship they have a group of experts controlling and minimizing logistics expenses and maximizing efficiency when it comes to import and export to and from the Nordic Region. They focus on delivery quality and a personal contact between customers and their network partner offices.

CSS VP of Business Development, Ken Dinnadge said, “Holship is a perfect fit for the CSS Group as both companies DNA is very similar. There is a major focus on competitive services from Scandinavia which also better positions CSS to offer this market yet another trade lane sector solution whether by sea air or different modes of transport again benefiting this region.

This is part of our continuous drive and initiatives to identify and work with quality partners as well enable the CSS Group to have a reliable professional global foot print, so that we are ideally positioned to offer a multitude of services to and from any global destination.”

Michael Ranners, Director Business Development, Holship Group commented, “The Holship group throughout the years has built a network of experienced and trustworthy agents globally.  The CSS relationship is exactly what we are looking for in this region. CSS is a very similar company to Holship where staff is like family members and that shines through in the operation of the company. All in all this is a perfect fit for Holship.”

History of Holship

HOLSHIP was founded in 1967 under the name Holbæk Shipping & Spedition. The main focus was stevedoring and road freight. Seven years later Kent Ranners began his shipping agent career in the company. In 1985 Kent Ranners took over the company and paved the way for an international approach to the market situation. Soon the name HOLSHIP was announced. ‘Global transport – local service’ is the motto for the re-named company. In 1994 a new era began with offices in the UK, Norway, Sweden and Finland and with the development of complementary services like warehousing and other third-party logistics solutions.

1967    Holbæk Shipping & Spedition was established.
Stevedoring and truck service was the main part of the business.
1976    Kent Ranners started in Holbæk Shipping & Spedition
1985    Kent Ranners took over Holbæk Shipping & Spedition.
1990    An international name is essential now, while trading with the US and    the Far East is growing rapidly. Therefore Holbæk Shipping & Spedition  changes the name to HOLSHIP.
1994    HOLSHIP UK was established in order to provide truck service between Denmark and England.
1996    HOLSHIP Norge was established.
1999    HOLSHIP Sverige was established.
2000    C.R. HOLSHIP was established in Køge as a result of the fusion of CR     Shipping and HOLSHIP
2001    HOLSHIP Finland was established and situated in Helsinki Airport.
2005     The HOLSHIP Group focused on the Scandinavian market and closed down HOLSHIP UK.

Strengthening Bounds


Continuing to build upon its business relationship with CSS Group, Embassy Freight Services Italy recently visited their offices in the United Arab Emirates as part of both organizations initiative to create and sustain a strong alliance as well as strategically position themselves to service the global market.

Vittorio Soliani President and CEO, Mario Manni, Managing Director, Max Spina, Route Manager Middle East and Roberto Serantoni, Worldwide Network Manager led the Embassy Freight Services Italy delegation during the course of their official trip, where they met all of the Senior Management of CSS. Everyone was involved in meetings and presentations whereby they were able to network and determine key freight forwarding sectors of business for both parties to heavily target and develop. Along with strategizing, various topics of discussions included operational aspects and commercial sales/business development.

The delegation from Italy were welcomed by, TS Kaladharan, Chairman CSS Group, Raj George, Senior Vice President, Projects, Oil & Energy, Ken Dinnadge VP Business Development, Sreenath V, Senior General Manager, Projects, Oil & Energy, Siby Kurian, Senior General Manager, Sales & Marketing, Ajay Krishnan, Sr. General Manager Ocean Freight, and Jacob Isaac, General Manager, Air Freight.

About Embassy Freight:

Embassy Freight started in 1981 as a strategic union between Singapore, Italy and Belgium aimed at the increasing demand for worldwide logistic services. Since that time, the group’s geographical expansion has been very successful resulting in so many offices opening in different parts of the world. ??Today Embassy Freight is a well-developed global freight forwarder with a strong basis in industry, advanced systems and strong competitive advantage. At this moment the Embassy Group has over 60 offices worldwide and is handling 100.000 containers and 520.000 pieces of airfreight per year.

For additional information please visit:
www.embassyfreight.com &