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Consolidated Shipping Group:

Consolidated Shipping Group (CSS) is one of the most reputed integrated freight forwarding solutions providers in the UAE and the Indian Sub-continent. Headquartered in Dubai, the company has been active in operations since 1995. Led by a group of professionals under the guidance of Mr. T S Kaladharan and the senior management team, CSS Group has been a name to be reckoned with when it comes to Freight forwarding and logistics. Besides offering end-to-end logistics solutions, CSS has emerged as a leading NVOCC operator in the region. The firm’s Ocean Freight Management team handles movement of cargoes from any global origin / destination.

NVOCC Operations
As a leading NVOCC, CSS has secured excellent relationships with leading carriers, thereby ensuring outstanding rates and services. As a Non Vessel Operating Common Carrier, Consolidated Shipping is rated among the top customers of almost all leading shipping lines operating in the region. This reputation has ensured us competitive rates & space with major liners for consolidated shipments on a regular basis.

Services Offered :
  •  LCL services to an impressive 1650 destinations on a weekly basis
  •  Representing leading NVOs globally
  •   Weekly scheduled arrivals and departures using reputed carriers
  •   Sea Freight Import / Export Consolidation – LCL and FCL services
  •   Logistics and distribution services
  •   Hassle free service for all types of customs documentation and delivery
  
  •   Quality process and services for receiving, delivering, bonded storage, forwarding, shipping and consolidation, de-consolidation, packing,       lashing and crating
  •   Full clearing and Forwarding services
  •   Quick clearance with in-house clearance dept. and advanced online customs clearance facility on “Dubai Trade”

Container Freight Station- CFS
Built within a sprawling area of 200,000 sq.ft. in the heart of the Jebel Ali Free Zone, CFS center today has become a landmark success for the CSS Group. CFS has a total area of 200,000-sqft and has a State-of-the –art insured warehouse facility of 80,000-sqft. There are 4535 pallet positions. CBM capacity is 10000. There are 12 custom-built dock levelers that facilitate easy access to trailers. This ensures safe and efficient loading and unloading of cargos. The Health Safety Environment (HSE) of Container Freight Station has the latest fire-protection systems. CFS is managed and operated by CSS staff and equipment. 12,000-sqft modern administrative set-up and 100,000-sqft open yard storage area (suitable for project cargos) are other notable features of CFS. All operations are monitored by CCTV.

  
Facilities / Strengths :
  •  Total area of 200,000 sq.ft.
  •   80,000 sq.ft. State-of-the art insured warehouse facility
  •   4535 pallet positions
  •   10,000 CBM capacity
  •   12 custom built dock levelers that facilitate easy access to trailers, ensuring safe and efficient loading and unloading of cargo
  •   ‘Health Safety Environment’ (HSE), with the latest fire protection systems
  •   Managed and operated by CSS staff and equipment
  •   12,000 sq.ft. modern administrative set up
  •   All operations are monitored by CCTV

CFS Management in other parts of Middle East
Consolidated Shipping Services W.L.L- Bahrain

  •   12,000 sq.ft CFS Facility located within Bahrain Logistics Zone
  •   Quick turnaround of containers
  •   Well trained & experienced professionals
  •   Managed & operated by CSS Staff and equipment's

Consolidated Shipping Services W.L.L- Kuwait

  •   16,000 sq.ft bonded CFS Facility located within Kuwait Free Trade Zone
  •   Quick turnaround of containers
  •   Operating own fleet of trucks, trailers & other vehicles
  •   Managed & operated by professional CSS Staff & equipments

Proposed expansion plans for CFS Management Facilities
Sohar Port & Free zone

  •   First operative CFS based at Sohar Free Zone
  •   5.5 Km from Sohar Port Container Terminal
  •   12,500 sq.ft fully racked bonded CFS Facility
  •   Four ramps for a fast & effective turn around of containers
  •   In house customs inspection enabling an easy clearance
  •   Fully operated by CSS Staff & equipment

Sharjah
CFS Management facility proposed expansion plans in Saif Zone Sharjah as well Upto 50,000 Sq.ft warehousing facility outside free zone area in Middle East


3PL & 4PL
Supply Chain Management- SCM

The Supply Chain Management facility set up in 2004 is situated in Jebel Ali, the world’s fastest growing Free Zone. Supply chain management reduces inefficiencies such as time, inventories and cost. The global presence of CSS Group has brought in a handful of reputed names as clients to the facility. CSS Group’s SCM facility extends the scope to link external partners like suppliers, vendors and distributors. The scope includes delivering superior customer service and financially viable value through synchronized management and the flow of physical cargoes and associated information from source to consumption.

Facilities :
  •   Strategically located warehouse in Jebel Ali Free Zone
  •   Integrated software system developed in house
  •   Operational space of 140,000 sq.ft. with 22,000 CBM capacity
  
  •   12,200 pallet positions
  •   100% double deep racking system
  •   Staging and reworking areas
  •   Operational with 10 forklifts
  •   22 loading bays
  •   Computerized inventory management
  •   Designated space for handling value added services
  •   Managed and Operated by CSS Staff and equipment
Services Offered :
  •   Re-working and modifications
  •   Repacking, Promo and Gift packing
  •   Picking and sorting
  •   Bar coding, labeling and scanning
  •   Case packed distribution
  •   RFID facility
  •   Warehousing and inventory management
  •   Documentation services
  •   Customs clearance
  •   Shipment track and trace
  •   Transportation
  •   Door delivery to end user
  •   Well trained and experienced professionals
  •   Customer service 24×7

Freight forwarding
Ocean Freight Management

The Ocean Freight Management team of CSS handles movement of cargoes from any global origin/destination, be it LCL or FCL. With its own CFS and Supply Chain facilities, Ocean Freight Management has been rated among the best in the region. As a leading NVOCC, CSS has secured excellent relationships with leading carriers, thereby ensuring outstanding rates and services.

Air Freight Management
The Air Freight Division of CSS offers sophisticated and innovative Air Cargo services with its home base at the Dubai International Airport Cargo Gateway (Dubai Cargo Village). The Air Freight team is rated as the total logistic solutions provider and a trusted partner for Air Cargo Management. Our expertise of import and export requirements, customs regulations, licenses, consular documentation and payment practices can guide you to achieve the optimum results in the Air Freight operations. CSS Air Freight division is a proven success in the realm of its operation.
  

Services Offered :
  •  Air Freight (Export / Import Consolidation)
  •  Multimodal Operations (Sea / Air, Sea / Land Management)
  •  Projects Cargo handling
  •  Aircraft Chartering
  •  Clearing and Forwarding
  •  Customs clearance and delivery
  •  Supply Chain and Logistics Management
  •  Cargo General Sales Agent

Land Transportation Management
CSS Group is among the leading companies providing international and local transportation logistics solutions. We provide regular full loads and services. We maintain flexible and tailor made road services to meet customer needs. CSS is the one stop solution for domestic and international groupage logistics services.

Services Offered :
  •   Container & Land transportation to GCC countries and Levant (LTL and FTL)
  •   Surveys on demand, Break bulk movements, heavy equipment movements
  •   Fleet of own trucks Flexible and timely arranging of cranes and forklifts
  •   Port operations, Border clearance, Door - to - door clearance
  •   Capable of handling perishable and dangerous goods cargo
  •   Fast and reliable solutions tailor made to customer requirements
  •   Flexible and time delivery services

Projects Oil & Energy
Team CSS at Projects, Oil and Energy division, is a proven success worldwide. Providing end to end solutions in projects management, the company is seen as an expert in the global energy business. The needs of our customers drive our business and our core competencies are closely aligned to their requirements. We carefully study the geographical and product mix of our clients to provide the best solutions while optimizing their businesses and saving them time and money. Our customers know they can count on us for scheduling, flexibility, reliability, availability and management accessibility.

In this ever demanding segment the Projects, Oil and Energy team at CSS have already carved a name for itself as the undisputed leader in their area of specialization, by successfully handling key accounts worldwide.
  

Services Offered :
  •   Manage every aspect of logistics during the projects’ life span
  •   Management strictly defined by complexity of cargoes
  •   Monitoring purchase orders globally with updates
  •   Dedicated hands on projects / contract co-ordination
  •   Expert onsite supervision at origin / destination or any other transit point if required
  •   Technical planning for all heavy lifts and over dimensional loads via special trucks, barges, ocean vessels and aircrafts
  •   Optimal combination of liner services and part / full charters to meet project /contract needs
  •  Detailed and accurate documentation with updated status report
  •   Advise on optimal cargo specifications to minimize cost and maximize safe Handling

Yacht & Marine Logistics
CSS Group, a world leader in the provision of marine logistics, offers global boat transportation and freight forwarding via air, road, rail and sea from a global network of offices and exclusive agencies. CSS Group is the preferred shipper for many of the world’s leading boat builders, including Correct Craft Inc, Gulf Craft, Princess Yachts, Sunseeker and Viking, along with Government officials and celebrities.

Services Offered :
  •   CSS Group offers years of experienced Yacht Shipping Worldwide
  •   Strong Relationships with the World’s leading Shipping Companies and Ports
  •   The largest and safest stock of Shipping Cradles in the industry
  •   Own Load Masters and Surveyors to oversee all operations
  
  •   CSS Group can arrange Covers and Shrink Wrapping ensuring the boat arrives in the best condition possible
  •   All shipments are handled directly through our local offices
  •   Preferred Shipping Agent for the World’s leading Yacht Manufacturers
  •   Offering General Freight Services for Marine Spares and Equipment

Heavy Equipment Logistics
Strategically positioned and Head Quartered in Dubai UAE, CSS Group has become a name to reckon within its own field of expertise. This has created a trademark and brand name of our own when it comes to providing a complete customized new and used construction equipment shipping and logistic support services to manufacturers, distributors Auction houses and their associated clients who are dealing with of all types of new and used heavy construction equipment.

CSS’s ability to supply this demanding sector with innovative logistical solutions for new and used equipment is recognized throughout the world and we are proud to be considered as the prime option for most of the leading manufacturers.

At CSS We offer a complete range of logistics management services – IT Systems, inventory management, warehousing and operations management.
  

Services Offered :
  •   Middle East, India and worldwide transportation and shipping
  •  Intermodal transportation solutions – Road, Rail, Sea & Sea- Air
  •  Express cargo shipments
  •  PDI of machines
  •   Specification checks & modifications in preparation for transport or shipment
  •  Preparation of dispatch paperwork & export documentation