Following the successful venture of the CSS Group into Saudi Arabia, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Britto Satheesh as Director, CSS Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Britto will lead the CSS Group’s business in KSA, driving the business development and support teams on all aspects of growing, enhancing the CSS Group brand in the Saudi Arabian market. We are convinced that he will add another layer of success to our quality efforts, while aligning processes at the CSS KSA enterprise with the rest of the CSS Group.

Britto brings with him experience in the aeronautical engineering, project and process management, and research and quantitative analysis sectors, graduating from the University of Nottingham, UK.

Welcome on board, Britto!

About Consolidated Shipping Services, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The Consolidated Shipping Services Group takes pleasure in commencing operations from three major cities in Saudi Arabia namely Riyadh, Dammam & Jeddah. The CSS Group’s Saudi Arabia branch – with its tailored infrastructure and skilled personnel – caters to end-to-end shipping and logistics requirements in the region. World class services are offered through all segments of operation, with swift turnaround times. Contact the CSS KSA office via email on info@csssaudi.com.

About the Consolidated Shipping Services Group

Consolidated Shipping Services Group is one of the fastest growing NVOCC in the region. The CSS Group today is one of the leading integrated freight forwarding solutions provider with close to 25 years of experience. 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 offices, CSS is able to meet a client’s freight forwarding requirements – be it by sea, land or air.
The CSS Group adapts itself to the latest trends in the industry, offering efficient and feasible solutions to its clients’ and associates. For more information, visit www.cssgroupsite.com.

CSS Group Welcomes OnBoard

Rajesh Menon

CSS Group welcomes Mr. Rajesh Menon who has joined the company in the capacity of General Manager, Supply Chain. Being a management graduate, Rajesh carries with him more than 23 years of experience in Dubai. His induction into the senior management level is a clear indication to enhance the supply chain activities of the group company and to improve the existing good will amongst the multinational giants in the Middle East. “We believe that there is great potential for developmental activities in the logistics industry in the Middle East. UAE supply chain and logistics industry alone is expected to touch USD 25 billion. With the current down turn in oil sector the governments thrust and focus in coming years is going to be more in promoting Dubai as a Logistics hub to take advantage of its strategic location and infrastructure that UAE offers with trade access to over 2 billion people. I am confident that with the support of our team members and the Management, we can accelerate our business in areas like supply chain, freight forwarding and logistics within the next few years”, commented Rajesh.


CSS Group is pleased to welcome onboard Ms. Sasikala (SK) who has joined our Marketing Department as Senior Executive, Corporate communications. Sasikala will be working from the corporate office in Dubai and will be handling all business related communications related to the CSS Group Middle East operations. A graduate in designing from the Raffles Institute, Singapore, Sasi has undertaken and successfully completed some of the major events of CSS Group prior to joining as an employee. Her induction is sure to bring in some value addition to the creative side of the Marketing department and thereby accelerate the brand value of the Group Company. We wish all success and a rewarding career for her.

Welcome Onboard

CSS Group welcomes Gillian Alexander Pradhan who has joined CSS Kingston Logistics as Branch Manager.  Gillian carries with her a rich professional experience of 18 years including CSS Group from 2002 onwards. She took a break of 2 years in India after her assignment in CSS Abu Dhabi. Gillian is excited with the business prospects in SAIF Zone and the Northern Emirates and commented to Lighthouse that she is delighted as well for the opportunity given to her once again by the Senior Management of CSS Group to work with them. “Using the skills I have garnered over my 12 years work experience with CSS Group in various departments I am confident that I can add to the dynamism of the team and be a part of the drive to change the experience that businesses in this region have in working with logistics providers” said Gillian. Lighthouse wishes her all success in her future endeavors.

Welcome Ahmedabad


Console Shipping Services India has started their operations from Ahmedabad, one of the fastest growing cities in India. Being strategically positioned in Ahmedabad, CSS India will be easily able to access and control the operations of cargo movements at Pipavav, Mundra and Hazira Port. Also they will have access to LCD Dashrath, Baroda and LCD Ankleshwar. Ahmedabad is centrally located in Gujarat where major development programmes are progressing. The cargo movements to all ports are possible via road and rail from here. Container Corporation of India handles the rail movement of cargo while truck movements are quite common in the region.

Major shipping companies confirm their presence in Ahmedabad to have control over the North Western region of India where in and out movements of cargo are frequent and fast growing.  CSS India will initially have LCL, FCL and Air Freight movements in and around Ahmedabad. They have set up road map to gradually increase their geographical reach in the North Western area. The well-established Mumbai office of the CSS will be a major advantage for the Ahmedabad team with proper guidance and professional support. Ahmedabad office of CSS will be headed by Kaushik Mali, who is quite confident in his professionalism and the ability of his team.

Console Shipping Services India Pvt. Ltd. established in the year 2004 with its operations from Tirupur, Tuticorin and Coimbatore, further expanded its horizons in the year 2007. In an ever increasing demand stuffed industry, Console Shipping Services India has proved to be delivering the best to the clients around the globe. CSS India operates from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Tirupur, Tuticorin, Coimbatore, Banaglore and Cochin serving a cross section of clients from diversified industries.

CSS Offers the below services from India

  • LCL Consolidation & FCL
  • Sea-Air/ Sea- Land Transportation
  • Sea freight
  • Buyers consolidation
  • Air freight
  • Customs clearance
  • Projects Handling
  • Warehousing
  • Supply chain management & Logistics

CSS Ahmedabad office address:

Console Shipping Services India Pvt. Ltd.
904-Shree Balaji Heights
B/S-IDBI Bank, Nr. Body Line
C.G.Road, Ellisbridge
Ahmedabad-380 006

Key Contact: Mr. Kaushik Mali, Regional Head
E-mail Id: kaushikm@cssindiagroup.com
Tel: +91 79 40390800/02/03/04
Mobile: +91 95864 20770

IGS Logistics-Hamburg Visit CSS India

Winfried Prignitz, Division manager sea freight & air freight IGS Logistics Group visited CSS office in Cochin. The IGS Group is one of the largest German logistics services provider with over 30 yrs of experience in optimizing logistics operations globally and are having offices in major cities in Germany.  CSS Tirupur already enjoys a long time healthy business relationship with this German giant and offers total logistics solutions including door deliveries in Germany. Team CSS welcomed Winfried Prignitz on his visit to India. Both companies discussed various opportunities for enhancing the existing business trade lanes and conducted joint sales meets for strengthening business.

Hearty Welcome!!


CSS Group, recently hosted Matt Ostrowski, Director Business Development and Tom Sweet, Vice President Overseas Development – Global Forwarding  of C.H. Robinson at its offices in the United Arab Emirates.

As part of the visit, the guests from C.H. Robinson were treated to a tour of  CSS Group offices and its facilities in Dubai, Jebel Ali and Abu Dhabi, UAE.  They also met with management of CSS Group and given a keen understanding of the vast array of services that CSS Group provides in the region. Overseas attendees from the CSS Group Network present at the meetings and presentations were, Narayan R T, General Manager, CSS Bahrain, Dean Landers, General Manager, CSS Kuwait, Ben Jones, CSS Saudi, Oliver Hahn, IFS Doha and senior members of CSS Group, UAE.

“We were glad to host the team from C.H. Robinson and provide an in-depth understanding of the services CSS Group provides to the client and also showcase its extensive footprint of offices in the Middle East. We look forward to sharing our expertise and further developing trade routes with C.H Robinson,” added TS Kaladharan, Chairman, CSS Group.

As part of the visit the guests from C. H. Robinson were also treated to an exclusive tour of D.P World in Dubai, by CSS VP Business Development, Ken Dinnadge and Amith Horra, Marketing Manager, where they were able to experience firsthand one of the largest port operations in the world.  “I would like to take this opportunity to thank the entire DP World team for an excellent meeting and tour of the ports facilities.  The gracious hospitality, arrangements, time and overall information provided is definitely a true testament of the success of DP World. We look forward to continually build upon and further strengthen our business relationships together with DP World amongst the shipping and logistics fraternity,” added Ken Dinnadge, VP Business Development, CSS.


Founded in 1905, C.H. Robinson is a global provider of multimodal logistics services, fresh produce sourcing, and information services to 42,000 customers through a network of more than 275 offices and over 11,000 employees around the world. The company also provides access to over 56,000 transportation providers worldwide.

For further information please log onto:
www.cssgroupsite.com & www.chrobinson.com

CSS Welcomes

Over 2 decades of expertise in Logistics and Shipping business, Rajeev have joined CSS as the Business Development Manager, Projects, Oil & Energy department. After completing MBA in Marketing Management he had been working with various shipping companies in India as well as in Dubai before joining CSS. His domain expertise and knowledge will add value to the organization to bring in prospective business to the organization and moreover impart the knowledge to fellow employees.

“CSS headquartered in Dubai is one of the reputed organizations in the regions it operates and it is indeed a prestigious moment for me to be part of the CSS family and I take this opportunity extended to me to deliver the best,” he added.

WELCOME ONBOARD – Kenneth A Dinnadge

Kenneth A. Dinnadge has been recruited and is now responsible for the CSS Groups’ Business Development aspirations in the MENA and Sub-continent region and the furthering of contacts with potential key CSS Clients. He is extremely familiar with the culture, people, and business practices of the United Arab Emirates and the surrounding areas, having lived and worked in the region for over 35 years.

Before joining the CSS Group, Dinnadge held a key Regional Manager Consultancy –Region Americas for Barwil Unitor Ship Service (now known as Wilhelmsen Ship Service), a leading maritime services provider, where he was responsible for the integration of the company’s portfolio, as well as strategic planning and sales management. Prior to this, Dinnadge was the Business Manager for Gulf Agency Company L.L.C. Dubai Ltd., a provider of global shipping, logistics and marine services, where he used his extensive network of local and global contacts to enhance his company’s business. He has also served as a Sales Executive and then Senior Sales Manager for the Dubai Ports Authority, now known as Dubai World, where he developed global sales network and assisted in taking DPA to a top ten-ranked port in the word.

In 2006, he also helped to establish Global Strategic Alliance Inc Canada while assisting Canada Export Centre. (GSA) which was designed to build an international network of entrepreneurs and individuals to promote trade between Canada, Brazil and the Middle East region. The GSA Inc. network has been instrumental in introducing a number of products and technologies to new regions as well as promoting and procuring investment for high-end development projects.

Dinnadge is an Alumni Member of the INSEAD Business School, Fontainbleu, France and holds an Honors Degree in Business Administration from Ashford University. He is married and has four children and speaks Urdu, Arabic, and French.

Ken was recruited by CSS, as he is an astute Business Manager with a wealth of experience in international shipping, freight, and logistics as well as Business management.  Ken Dinnadge has a proven track record and demonstrated a first class record of change management, business development, and sales achievement. His strategic focus, commercial ability and people management skills make him a key force in driving the business forward.

Selected Recent Achievements

Secured difficult ships agency and logistics contracts by bidding for, winning and managing many principals and clients interests. An example of this was Ken’s involvement and management of a major contract for the US Government, shipping large quantities (GM) police vehicles for the US Iraqi reconstruction program. Client satisfaction was achieved despite a difficult working environment.

He managed a top performing division throughout GAC Group in 2005, achieving excellent results – above and beyond the industry norm. Productivity was high: an average of 60-in/out going vessels per month were handled with a staff of 55.  He also developed Dry Cargo’s annual net profits more than tenfold over a ten-year period making him a leading well known figure in the UAE and global shipping and logistics community, winning a number of awards as well as being recognized by various international organizations as well as trade publications.

Client retention 100%; staff numbers reduced. Brought about many changes and developments, e.g.: Widened services offered and reduced dependency on market trends by opening up new trade routes. Provided planning benchmark for the Group by initiating Unit strategic business plan. Reduced staff turnover by setting up and administering comprehensive HR policies and training policies.

Secured increased business in all targeted areas – e.g. with companies such as Chevron, Petronas, NITC, IRSIL, Rickmers, Sal, Thorensen, Western Bulk and Alltrans, Ritchie Brothers, WWA CAT Finnings and NYK – by initiating strategic planning implementing and managing his ‘Vision X Global Reach program me’.

CSS Group recruited Ken due to his Key Strengths and reputation; He is professional, driven by results, self-motivated and able to work independently. Proactive, creative problem solver, quick and decisive, he is also known as an articulate and persuasive delegator who coaches and will no doubt inspire the entire CSS Group team.

CSS Group is attracting top professionals with a proven track record within the global freight forward and logistics fraternity, which is adding additional value to the already well, established and recognized CSS Group.

CSS Group wishes Ken Dinnadge-VP Business Development long-term success in his current endeavors.