NEW SOFTWARE IMPROVES SCH QUALITY AND EFFICIENCY

New quality assurance and health and safety software introduced by SCH is enabling the company to improve standards and will save hundreds of hours a year in manpower.

The package, tailored for use across the complete Independent Port Handling (IPH) group, replaces a whole raft of pen and paper reporting and assessment procedures with a cloud based approach.

Managers are now able to manage data and follow workflows related to incidents through any web enabled device and input remedial actions straight into the system for other managers to view.

Saving Hundreds of Hours n Manpower

IPH Director Richard Burgess explains: “IPH Group is committed to continually improving our services to customers.  Typically, this has required a significant bank of time needed by managers and supervisors filling out spreadsheets and paperwork.  The new package will save us hundreds of man hours and help us to really focus on driving improvements in our quality system.”

By utilising cloud-based technology, the new software is easily manageable. It originates from New Zealand-based developer Mango and is implemented in the UK by Borne Safety.

The software will also enhance SCH’s status as an ISO9001 compliant company. “We have recently undergone a re-certification audit for ISO9001 and the auditors were incredibly complimentary towards the changes we have made and the introduction of Mango” adds Richard.

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SCH HANDLES ONE OF WORLD’S BIGGEST RO-RO SHIPS ON MAIDEN SOUTHAMPTON CALL

Roll On/Roll Off Ships

SCH has handled the maiden call in Southampton of one of the world’s biggest roll-on/roll-off ships with the visit of Höegh Autoliners’ Hoegh Traveller.

Built in China, Höegh Traveller is the fifth of six Post-Panamax New Horizon vessels that are being delivered to the Oslo-based ro-ro specialists this year.

With its deck space of 71,400 square meters and carrying capacity of 8 500 car equivalent units, the vessel is one of the world’s largest Pure Car and Truck Carriers (PCTC).

The vessel also has a higher door opening than Höegh Autoliners’ current vessels, enabling cargo up to 6.5 metres high and 12 metres wide to be loaded. Extra ramp strength allows for cargo weighing up to 375 tonnes to be loaded over the stern ramp and 22 tonnes over the side ramp.

Höegh Traveller is, together with her sister vessels, designed to minimise  impact on the environment. Energy efficiency principles have been followed throughout the ship design process and the latest technology in the market has been implemented.

Attention has also been paid on optimising  the hull form to combine high cargo capacity and low fuel consumption. Extensive model testing has been carried out to achieve outstanding performance and, in addition to calm water performance, special focus has been paid on added resistance in heavy seas and wind resistance. Furthermore, the New Horizon vessels are estimated to emit 50 per cent less CO2 per car transported than a standard car carrier.

ARRIVED IN SOUTHAMPTON FROM ASIA

Höegh Traveller arrived in Southampton from Asia on her maiden voyage, loading cargo for the voyage back to East Asia via Africa and Oceania.

SCH, which has handled Höegh ships calling in Southampton for more than 25 years, discharged and loaded some 300 ro-ro units, comprising cars and heavy cargo, on the maiden call.

SCH Director Lee Davis said: “Höegh Autoliners are one of our longest established customers in Southampton and we are delighted to see their continued commitment to maintaining a modern fleet of versatile ro-ro ships which will help them to consolidate and increase their levels of business through the port.”

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KEVIN AIMS FOR A FULL SET AS HE BACKS MOVEMBER FUND RAISING MONTH

Movember Charity

SCH Director Kevin Hulme has taken to sporting whiskers as he supports the annual Movember charity.

Kevin will be raising money for the charity by growing a beard during the month, his contribution to the popular foundation movement that seeks to raise awareness and funds to tackle men’s health issues including prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention.

In 13 years the movement has funded more than 1,200 men’s health projects around the world.

Kevin explained: “For the fourth year running, a group of us at our local pub The Monkey House in Lymington decided this was a really worthwhile cause and egged each other on to take part. We’re now competing to see who can grow the most full set over the next month!”

The shave will take place in The Monkey House following a charity rugby match versus New Milton Rigby club.

If you want to support Kevin his fund-raising, visit the page here: https://uk.movember.com/donate/find-results/