Tuesday, May 1, 2012

ISSG Group Establishes in Ras al Khaimah

ISSG GROUP OF COMPANIES will focus its efforts on what it is best able to do with the resources available. By maintaining a system that brings together various humanitarian efforts, those resources can be moved efficiently without placing an undue burden on any one partner. At the same time, ISSG GROUP OF COMPANIES will maintain a broad range of capabilities, allowing mission planners the opportunity to choose the best tool for the job. 

Flexibility and operational focus is one of ISSG GROUP OF COMPANIES’ greatest strength. By working backwards from the solution, needs are more clearly identified and the opportunities needed to meet those needs are more readily apparent. Our primary goal is to ensure that the mission is achieved and can be sustained...and to find the appropriate solutions necessary to make that happen.

ISSG GROUP OF COMPANIES' ability to think outside the box—sometimes described as periodically checking inside the box—is one of its greatest strengths. The source of this strength comes from a unique balance of technical competence, operational experience and continuous learning brought together under a management structure that truly recognizes the value of innovation, creativity and persistence.

ISSG GROUP OF COMPANIES will play a pivotal role in the humanitarian supply chain. It will, through coordination and community building, help humanitarian aid agencies leverage off each other’s operations and plans. It will, through creativity and innovation, find solutions to complex challenges. It will, through maintaining an operational focus and persistence of effort prevail under difficult conditions and during high operational tempos. It will, by harmonizing efforts at various points within the supply chain, provide the international aid agencies better assurance that the humanitarian aid can get to its location on time, in acceptable condition and for reasonable costs.

There are generally three kinds of people in the world. There are those that do—and by risking greatly may either succeed or fail. There are those that watch those that do—and may contribute through their comments but who never have the satisfaction of having achieved great goals. And there are those that wish that they did—the tragic that saw opportunities and failed to summon the courage to take the risks necessary to seize opportunity. The same holds true for corporations.

The ISSG GROUP OF COMPANIES is a global entity that began with a vision to achieve great things and then strove to achieve that vision. While most are familiar with the maritime security efforts that have protected merchant shipping for over four years, the ISSG Group of Companies actually consists of eight companies with ten offices spread around the world. As we enter our next phase of operations and undertake the next great vision with partners in the Middle East, it is important that people have the opportunity to see beyond the public image and are introduced to the less public entities within the overall network.

ISSG UAE will serve as the operational arm. It plans to own and operate a fleet of assets including ships, cargo aircraft, rotary wing aircraft, land transportation and heavy equipment through its initial investment. Operating with the cooperation of the Emirate of Ras al Khaimah, this entity is formed for the operation of the office space, airport, maritime city, warehousing and logistical networks. These efforts, when combined and supported by training and insurance operations, will act as a central hub for global humanitarian efforts referred to as Global Humanitarian Central.

These efforts will increase the demands on the transportation system in Ras al Khaimah, particularly at its airport and seaport. The movement of cargo will factor significantly in this as the Global Humanitarian Central warehousing establishes stockpiles of emergency supplies that can be stored, located and moved efficiently for multiple NGOs. This movement will be initiated through the Ras al Khaimah airport that currently has surplus capacity to handle the increased flow of cargo aircraft.