Category: News

SCH OVERCOMES HEAVY WEATHER TO COMPLETE LATEST ALONGSIDE TASK ON EXPLORER OF THE SEAS

SCH has supported the ships of major cruise customer Royal Caribbean Cruise Line throughout the pandemic and the latest operation was a major exercise in discharge operations when the Explorer of the Seas called into Southampton. Using two mobile cranes in challenging weather conditions, SCH personnel took 1700 rolls of carpet from the Voyager Class […]

November 20, 2020 News

SCH HANDLES DEBUT UK CALL OF NEWBUILD CELEBRITY APEX

Celebrity Cruises’ impressive new passenger ship Celebrity Apex has been added to the fleet of cruise vessels handled by SCH after she made her maiden call in Southampton.  The second of the Edge-Class ships stopped off in Southampton for two days en route from her builders, Chantiers de l’Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire, France, to Fort Lauderdale.  As […]

September 24, 2020 News

SCH SEES GREEN SHOOTS OF RECOVERY FOR RO-RO CARGO VOLUMES

SCH is seeing the wheels of trade turning again as cargo volumes through the Port of Southampton build, with more UK manufacturing industries returning to work in the wake of the COVID 19 crisis and the traditional summer break at manufacturing sites. Vehicle manufacturers have restarted production lines resulting in an increase in export shipments […]

September 11, 2020 News

ANCHORS AWEIGH AS SCH CARRY OUT SPECIALIST OPERATION ON MAJESTY OF THE SEAS

SCH has been continuing to service its cruise ship customers despite normal cruising activity being suspended.Besides ships making regular calls to load stores before sailing to anchor offshore, some vessels like Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s Majesty of the Seas have made specific calls in Southampton to carry out necessary maintenance. Majesty of the Seas arrived […]

June 29, 2020 News

SCARLET LADY MARKS A NOTABLE FIRST FOR SCH LIVERPOOL TEAM

SCH has become one of the first UK companies to offer support services to the new 110,000 gross tonnes Scarlet Lady, the first venture into cruising for Richard Branson’s Virgin Group. The impressive Virgin Voyages ship made her maiden call in Liverpool, having previously debuted in the UK with a call in Dover. As part […]

March 2, 2020 News

SCH ANTICIPATES BUSINESS GROWTH THIS YEAR AS TRADE PATTERNS IMPROVE

SCH is expecting an increase in ro-ro cargo volumes in 2020 as the uncertainty over Brexit eases. The indecision over the UK’s departure from the EU impacted adversely on 2019 volumes with totals down on previous years as UK vehicle manufacturing output fell. There is optimism that those totals could start moving upwards again in […]

January 6, 2020 News

SCH SPREADS ITS CRUISE SERVICES NATIONWIDE

SCH has again underlined its credentials as the UK’s most extensive provider of cruise ship services after supporting vessels calling in three of Britain’s leading cruise ports during the past season. SCH, along with sister companies Southern Maritime Services (SMS) and Cruise and Passenger Services (CPS), has provided support in Southampton, Liverpool and Portsmouth, where […]

December 2, 2019 News

SCH COMPLETES RESTORATION OF 19TH CENTURY SOUTHAMPTON PORT BUILDING

SCH has moved into new headquarters after restoring one of the oldest buildings in the Port of Southampton to its former glory. SCH, along with sister companies in the Independent Port Handling group, has re-located to Pilgrim House, a listed 19th century building in Canute Road that has been totally transformed from the rundown state […]

November 20, 2019 News

BUSY CRUISE SEASON SEES SCH CONTRIBUTE TO SOUTHAMPTON’S LEADING ROLE

SCH has played its part in another successful cruise ship season for Southampton with some 430,000 passengers handled during the year. The passengers travelled on 70 ships that were supported by SCH during their calls in Southampton, headed by Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s Independence of the Seas and Explorer of the Seas. TUI Cruises and […]

November 6, 2019 News

LUCY’S SKILLS COMMITMENT PROVIDES JOB REWARDS

Administrator Lucy Donnelly has taken her first step on the career ladder with SCH by completing her Level 2 Business Administration apprenticeship. Lucy joined SCH in Liverpool last year after completing her A levels. She successfully applied for the role through the National Apprenticeship website and, once SCH identified a pathway, she was offered the […]

October 28, 2019 News
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