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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

SCH MANAGER ROB ACHIEVES TOP TEN FINISH IN FIRST GP1 ELITE SEASON

SCH Motoprep Technical Manager Rob Smith has finished a creditable eighth in his first season riding in the Thundersport GB 2019 Gp1 Elite championship. Riding his BMW 200BHP Superbike, Rob has achieved a series of top ten finishes during the season and managed to improve his overall placing in the championship by finishing  7th and 14th in […]

October 28, 2019 News

WESSEX CANCER TRUST BENEFITS AS SCH STAFF ENJOY AFTERNOON TEA

Wessex Cancer Trust has become the latest organisation to benefit from SCH’s charity fund-raising efforts. More than £100 was raised from an afternoon tea held at the company’s Eastern Docks offices after the food was kindly donated by Hythe-based specialist wedding caterers  Ginger Catering, The fund-raiser was the latest in a series of initiatives held […]

September 26, 2019 News

SCH HANDLES VASCO DA GAMA ON MAIDEN SOUTHAMPTON CALL

SCH has supported the latest addition to the Cruise and Maritime Voyages (CMV) fleet after the 27,000 tons Vasco Da Gama made her maiden call in Southampton. CMV is already a valued customer for SCH and sister company Southern Maritime Services in Liverpool and Portsmouth respectively but it was the first time the group had […]

August 28, 2019 News

SATTY AND RIA PROGRESS SCH CAREERS

SCH employees Satty Kaur and Ria Gillespie have taken the next step on the professional ladder by earning qualifications that enhance their respective roles. Satty has secured a level four Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing after completing a one-year on-line course that included modules in marketing, integrated communications and digital marketing. The qualification also involved […]

August 7, 2019 News
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