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Lighthouse - July, 2012.

CSS Group Partners with HOLSHIP

CSS Group is pleased to announce they have recently partnered up with the HOLSHIP Group & Global transport provider in Scandinavia to better service the Scandinavian market for the various customers here in the Middle East and Sub continent market.  “We are excited for this new partnership with HOLSHIP and we look forward to continually build upon our business relationships globally.  This new alliance will further expand our global coverage so that we are better positioned to service our clients irrespective of cargo origin or destination,” added CSS Group Chairman, TS Kaladharan.

HOLSHIP is based in the Scandinavian countries and work with a worldwide network of professional agents and CSS is delighted that they have selected the CSS Group to partner with due to similar DNA in the way both companies currently operate.

HOLSHIP, like CSS offers various modes of transport such as road, sea and air freight 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.

“It is with great pleasure to announce the cooperation with our new partner in the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent, CSS Group. We are looking forward to the cooperation and to build the partnership to new heights,” said Michael Ranners, Director Business Development, HOLSHIP. CSS, VP Business Development Ken Dinnadge added, “We are all delighted at CSS in this region about the new alliance and look forward to growing our business together with 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.

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