Consolidation is not only what we do, it's who we are. We aim to provide all of our customers with a specialized tailor-made solution to their shipping needs. Our focus is and has always been on expanding services, remaining technologically progressive and placing strong emphasis on providing neutral service. Being a true neutral NVOCC in our markets, we serve our customers with the best possible consolidation programs. SSC Consolidation operates from our own carefully selected warehouses. Our warehouses' staff are well experienced with handling LCL cargo, as well as fully equipped with today's requirements to be compliant with C-TPAT and AEO. We continue to expand in efficiency, handling IMO cargo and other special commodities.
SSC Consolidation was formed when SACO Shipping GmbH, joined forces with the existing Shipco Transport offices in the Netherlands and Belgium in 2004. Since inception, SSC has grown organically into one of the leading neutral NVOCCs in Benelux. Our professional staff along with our neutral partners around the world, offer a constantly growing ocean freight program to Freight Forwarders to and from Antwerp and Rotterdam, which are commonly utilized connections for surrounding European countries.
Midway 2011, further expansion led to the opening of SSC Consolidation in Dubai, UAE. In 2013, following the success in Dubai, an additional branch was established within UAE, in Abu Dhabi. To further increase the SSC brand presence in the Middle East, sub agencies were established, allowing those to operate under the SSC brand, in Kuwait, Bahrain and Jordan.
Magnifying our global reach, SSC Consolidation is a member of the Worldwide Alliance, an association of the world's leading neutral NVOCCs which was founded by our parent companies, Shipco Transport and SACO Shipping GmbH. The WorldWide Alliance brings together an exclusive network of like-minded companies ensuring a synergy of service at both ends of the shipping process.