New modular lift spreader beam adds to project lift capability.


SCH has added to its capability for handling heavy lifts by acquiring a new 72 tonne Modular Variable Spreader Beams and auxiliary equipment.

The new investment expands the stevedores’ fleet of heavy lift and project cargo handling equipment and can be used with quayside or mobile cranes, along with ship’s gear.

The frame, supplied by Tilbury-based Delphini, should prove particularly valuable in lifting over-weight containers, casings or one-off cargoes. It features adjustable spreader bars that mean it can be configured to fit different cargo dimensions.

SCH Operations Director Jamie Secker explained: “Previously, we would hire in this type of equipment as our current lifting beams were only rated at 25,30 and 50t respectively.

“Investing in our own variable lifting beams, allied to our established skills in stowing and lashing, will enable us to offer a more flexible and efficient service for handling large and bulky cargoes.”

CPS Renews Annual Commitment To Leading Cruise Organisation

Sister company Cruise and Passenger Services (CPS), the UK’s leading valet parking company for serving cruise ship passengers, has renewed its commitment to the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

CPS’ major role in the industry makes the Southampton-based company a valued member of CLIA, which  is the largest cruise industry trade association in the world and leading authority in the global cruise community

The cruise car parking specialists, who were named among the top three  suppliers to the global cruise industry in 2015 , has operations at Southampton, Liverpool, Portsmouth and Oban in Scotland, ensuring the safe keeping of some 75,000 cars while passengers are away..

The company is part of the Independent Port Handling (IPH) group, which also includes port terminal operators Southampton Cargo Handling and personnel agency Pathfinder.

Business Development Manager Lee Davis commented: “As the UK’s biggest valet parking company for the cruise industry, we are able to provide CLIA  with subject matter expertise when required and our membership also enables us to present our service offering directly to the cruise lines calling in the UK.”