DSS Holding has specialised companies that offer services and solutions in the following fields

The Port Services

We manage, repair and maintain onshore port equipment such as trailers, forklifts, straddle carriers and cars. We have an on-site maintenance team ensuring 24/7/365 service. As well, we provide experienced drivers for terminal trailors.

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Freight Forwarding &
Logistic Services

Based in Beirut, KSA and Iraq, we offer fully integrated, air, sea and land transport services.
Agent of GEFCO in Lebanon, the N°1 European leader in finished vehicle logistics, and a top 10 global partner in multimodal supply chain solutions. With 300 destinations across five continents, GEFCO’s global network of experts pushes back boundaries and responds with agility to the most demanding supply chain challenges.
Recently,Transpoters has been nominated as the agent of Cargostore in Lebanon, the world’s largest supplier of DNV Reefer CCUs.

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The Port Agency

Headquartered in Beirut, we offer port agency services for PSVs, container ships, break bulk, and RORO vessels. We coordinate all aspects for port calls, from booking berth allocations and services ahead of vessels arrival to finalizing the D/A and all documentation and paper work.
Our long existing experience and relations with port authorities, port operators and service providers ensure the shortest and most cost effective port calls.
We are proud to have been awarded recently the operations shipping agency of the 3 PSVs operating between Total’s logistic base in Beirut port and the drill ship in block number 4. READ MORE

Harbour Towage
& Marine Services

We offer all necessary services to ensure ships safe arrival and departure to and from ports and terminals. We offer as well marine services for offshore oil and gas platforms.

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Petroleum Services & Supplies

Our group developed this specialized activity with the expansion of the marine gas and oil offshore business in Lebanon.
Our aim is to provide the operators in the petroleum sector with the required services and supplies such as Schlumberger, Bolloré, Bourbon Logistics, and Vantage Drilling Internatinal.
In addition, we are partners of Al Masaood Oil and Gas Abu Dhabi in Lebanon.

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Offshore Catering Services

In partnership with FOSS and ESG offshore catering, DSS Holding has established FOSS and ESG Lebanon. This new company has been awarded the catering contract with Vantage Drilling International on its drill ship Tungsten Explorer which is performing the drilling of the first oil and gas well in Lebanon.

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Offshore Marine and Logistic services

A JV partnership between DSS Holding and the French company Bourbon Marine & Logistics was established aiming to serve the expansion of the Oil Gas offshore business activities in the Lebanese waters. Services include:
• Supplying offshore installations and vessels
• Towing, anchoring, and positioning of offshore installations
• Support to floating oil and gas production, storage, and unloading units
• Assistance, salvage, and pollution remediation

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Real Estate Development

We raise funds and develop residential and office low consumption buildings. Our team has an extensive experience in construction, project management and sales.

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Albi Diet Center

A newly born diet center and polyclinics specialised in cardiac prevention and rehabilitation programs.

Albi creates to its clientele a healthy lifestyle through the personalized and comprehensive programs it offers and the gym facility it provides.

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OUR VALUES

At DSS our values are guided by our responsiveness in offering solutions and services to our customers with a superior value proposition. We commit to provide service excellence with a spirit of accountability and trustworthiness while being very competitive.

We target ourselves with an entrepreneurial spirit in identifying opportunities and activities that can create a profitable growth and value for our shareholders.

OUR COMPANIES

Headquartered in Beirut, DSS-Holding was established in 2009. It has grown since into nine separate operative entities.

Transporters, incorporated in Lebanon in 2009, is a fully integrated logistics provider, equally involved in Sea, Air, Land freight operations and warehousing.

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Dynamic Petroleum Services & Supplies "DPSS", founded in 2016, specialized in the services and supplies to the petroleum operators in Lebanon.

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Aspect Developers, in 2016 we acquired a share in this company. Aspect developers was founded in 2012, specialized in real estate development.

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Albi SAL, established in 2017, specialized in healthy food and lifestyle.

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Bourbon Liban SAL, established in 2018 between DSS Holding and Bourbon Marine & Logistics to serve the Oil Gas offshore business activities in Lebanon.

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METCO, acquired in 2016, specialized in the following services: Port agency, vessel and crew husbandry, shipping agency and spare parts supply.

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Transport Solutions, founded in 2007 and acquired in 2010, specialized in port services.

Dynamic Port Services Offshore, founded in 2016 specialized in Harbour Towage & Offshore Marine Services.

FOSS & ESG Lebanon SAL, established in 2019 between DSS Holding and FOSS & ESG to offer top quality offshore catering and housekeeping services.

OUR MAJOR CUSTOMERS

Our partners

MANAGEMENT

He worked in the banking sector from 1983 till 1989 where he held different management responsibilities in the exchange and treasury departments. In 1989 he joined CMA-CGM as Treasurer then from 1997 till 2015 he becomes CEO of Merit Corporation, the mother company of CMA-CGM. He also occupied the position of General Manager of operational subsidiaries of CMA-CGM Group in Lebanon, Syria and the Middle-East. He chaired the board of Lattakia International Container Terminal and sat on the board of Compagnie du Ponant Marseille, Souria Holding and Fransabank Algeria.

Bernard Gerdy holds a Master in Business Administration from the Lebanese University and a DESS Finance from Institut Supérieur d’Etudes Financières et d’Ingénierie University of Aix-Marseille III.

PIERRE BADARANI

CFO

Pierre Badarani is currently the CFO of DSS holding and the General Manager of Aspect Developers a Beirut based Real Estate development firm. He has 9 years experience in the field of real estate development and construction.

He started his career as a consultant at Andersen Consulting in Paris. From 2002 till 2008 he occupied the position of financial controller and CFO at Fedex Paris and Wriley France.

Pierre Badarani has a Bachelor of Engineering from Sussex University U.K, and an MBA from University of Chicago-Rotterdam School of Management.

MANSOUR BOU NASSIF

HR ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR

He has served in the Lebanese army from 1973 until 1998. After retiring from the army he joined Merit Corporation, the mother company of CMA-CGM as Administrative and HR Director from 1998 until 2015.

General Bounasif has graduated from the Académie Militaire. He holds a Bachelor in Law from the University La Sagesse, Beirut.

CEO of Transporters since its establishment in 2009.

He has over seventeen years of experience in transportation and logistics. Since 1998 till 2002 He was director of purchase and logistics in Toto Construzioni Generali, one of the largest road and rail infrastructure construction companies in Italy.

He occupied the position of Executive director at Land Transport International, Lebanon (sister company to CMA-CGM third shipping company worldwide) from 2002 till 2007 and the position of Director of Operations at UASC in Dubai from 2007 till 2009 first shipping group in the Middle East.

John Dagher holds a BA in Business from the University of Como Italy.

REBECCA MUNTHER

Project Controls Manager

Ms. Munther has 10 years of experience in the freight forwarding activities especially in the air and sea freight operations.

She started her career with Ultra Maritime Services where she held the position of forwarding and operations executive. In May 2009, she joined Airlink Lebanon and became a sales support leader till July 2013. In September 2013, she became Product Manager – Sea Freight Manager at Gezairi Transport SAL till October 2013.

HILDA TADROS

Business Development Manager

Ms. Tadros has over 20 years of experience in tendering, purchasing and quality.

She started her career with the data control and reporting department at Debbané Saikali Group. In March 1997 she joined INSULCO Contracting & Trading SAL (Offshore) - part of Debbané Saikali Group - where she held the position of purchasing and quality manager until May 2015. From June 2015 until December 2017 she joined Algeco Ltd where she held the position of sales and procurement manager.

BOARD MEMBERS

BERNARD GERDY

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

He worked in the banking sector from 1983 till 1989 where he held different management responsibilities in the exchange and treasury departments. In 1989 he joined CMA-CGM as Treasurer then from 1997 till 2015 he becomes CEO of Merit Corporation, the mother company of CMA-CGM. He also occupied the position of General Manager of operational subsidiaries of CMA-CGM Group in Lebanon, Syria and the Middle-East. He chaired the board of Lattakia International Container Terminal and sat on the board of Souria Holding and Fransabank Algeria.

Bernard Gerdy holds a Master in Business Administration from the Lebanese University and a DESS Finance from Institut Supérieur d’Etudes Financières et d’Ingénierie University of Aix-Marseille III.

FADY BAKHOS

BOARD MEMBER

A senior legal, corporate and investment advisor with more than 20 years of experience. He has extensive know-how in the origination and execution of a wide range of diversified cross-border transactions for corporations and family offices across the Middle East, Europe and the U.S. He has specific knowledge of real estate, banking, financial and hospitality sectors. He is member of various corporate boards in multiple jurisdictions.

Fady Bakhos holds a Masters in Private Law from St. Joseph University Beirut, an LL.M. in International Legal Studies at Georgetown University and an Executive MBA from London Business School.

KARIM NASSIF

BOARD MEMBER

A partner in Cotty Vivant Marchisio & Lauzeral based in Dubai. He has more than 17 years’ experience in civil law, arbitration, commercial and corporate law, real estate and construction law.

Before joining his current firm, Karim headed for many years the departments of international arbitration, real-estate and construction, and corporate commercial of a leading Dubai-based law-firm; he was as well counsel to one of the leading shipping liners in the world and a lawyer in a leading law-firm in Beirut.

Karim Nassif holds an an LLB and LLM (Hons) in Business Law and a Diploma in Law and IT from the University of Montpellier. He is admitted to the Beirut Bar and is licensed as a legal consultant in Dubai.

PAUL MAUCACHEN

BOARD MEMBER

CEO and owner of Kappa Systems which extrudes and assembles PVC windows and doors. Kappa Systems founded in 1993 has a 11000m2 factory and export 60% of its production to Europe.

He started his career as stockbroker at Refco from 1986 till 1989. In 1989 he joined CMA-CGM as portfolio manager in the Treasury department.

He holds a Master in Economics from Saint Joseph University Beirut.

WILFRID PERTOT

BOARD MEMBER

Owns and runs Labo Pertot a dental laboratory since 2001 in Marseille France which has grown to become one the leading dental laboratory in south of France. He started his career at Laboratoire Brouillet Francher Magneville where he worked from 1990 till 2001.

Wilfrid Pertot holds a diploma in Dental Prosthesis from University Antonine Baabda, Lebanon.

MAYA MATAR

LEGAL COUNSEL

A practicing lawyer at SOUHAID & SAYSSA law firm and registered at the Beirut Bar Association. Maitre Matar has over 12 years experience and is specialized in corporate legal transactions and acquisitions in Lebanon and Arab countries.

Maya Matar Souhaid holds a degree in Private Law and a DESS in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution from St. Joseph University - Beirut. She completed an Executive MBA at Ecole Supérieure des Affaires in Beirut (ESA- ESCP EAP) and currently is preparing an Executive Doctorate in Public Affairs at Paris-Dauphine University.

CONTACT US

DSS Holding

Yared Building - 2nd floor

Jamarek Street

Saifi - Beirut - Lebanon

Tel: +961 1 560 060

Fax: +961 1 443 069

Email: info@dss-holding.com



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