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SUMMER OF CRUISE SHIP FIRSTS AT LIVERPOOL

SCH has achieved another notable first in the port of Liverpool by handling its first passenger turnaround call in the port of Cunard Line’s Queen Mary 2.   Some 300 passengers joined other passengers already on board the ship as the 76,000 tonnes liner sailed from Liverpool, where SCH has the contract to handle cruise […]

July 18, 2019 News

SCH DEMONSTRATES HANDLING EDGE TO SUPPORT CELEBRITY CRUISES INNOVATIVE NEW CALLER

SCH has supported the futuristic Celebrity Edge cruise ship on her maiden call in Southampton. The luxury 131,000 tonnes ship, delivered at the end of last year, turned heads as she sailed into the port for the first time after a transatlantic crossing with around 2,500 passengers. SCH supported the disembark and then prepared the ship  for […]

CELEBRITY SILHOUETTE KICKS OFF BUSY 2019 SOUTHAMPTON CRUISE SEASON

SCH has kicked off its 2019 cruise season in Southampton with the handling of the Celebrity Cruises’ visitor Celebrity Silhouette. The call marked the first of some 60 cruise ship calls that SCH will handle during the year, with Celebrity Cruises  base porting Celebrity Silhouette in Southampton and also bringing their newest ship, Celebrity Edge, […]

SCH EXTENDS CRUISE HANDLING CONTRACT WITH LIVERPOOL CITY COUNCIL

Stevedores and port terminal management specialists SCH have been awarded the contract for a further three years with Liverpool City Council to handle all cruise ships calling at Liverpool Cruise Terminal (LCT). The agreement follows an extensive procurement and evaluation exercise and includes the option for an additional two years beyond 2021; this will mean SCH will be the cruise […]

SCH TO REFURBISH 19TH CENTURY PORT BUILDING AS NEW HQ

Stevedoring and terminal management company SCH has acquired one of the oldest buildings adjacent to the Port of Southampton as its new office headquarters. Pilgrim House was built in the second half of the 19th century as the Southampton office of the Board of Trade Mercantile Marine, the administrative organisation for UK seafarers. It was […]

SCH LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE TO REFLECT GROWING CAPABILITY

SCH has launched a new website to reflect the company’s growing port operations at locations throughout the UK. The site outlines the stevedoring and related services that SCH offers, underlining its position as the leading handler of deep-sea ro-ro cargoes in Southampton and also a significant provider of cruise ship support. SCH was formed nearly […]

February 28, 2019 News

LONG SERVING SARAH TAKES WELL EARNED RETIREMENT

Sarah Thompson, one of SCH’s longest serving employees, has retired after nearly 30 years working in accounts. Sarah joined SCH from port owners ABP in 1991, shortly after the company was formed the previous year. In those days, SCH was purely a stevedoring company, handling cargos ranging from fruit to cars and cruise ships to […]

February 27, 2019 News

HOEGH EXTENDS MIDDLE EAST SERVICE TO INCLUDE ASIA CALLS

Höegh Autoliners, one of SCH’s major ro-ro customers in the Port of Southampton, has announced that its Europe to Middle East service has been extended by adding further port calls in Asia to the schedule. The service now offers shippers two direct sailings per month from Höegh’s main ports in Europe, to Singapore, Hong Kong, […]

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SCH ADDS FORD TRAFFIC THROUGH LIVERPOOL TO ITS RO-RO VOLUMES

Roll-on/roll-off cargo specialists SCH have secured a contract to discharge Ford vehicles arriving at the port of Liverpool from the US and Europe. SCH, which handles more than 200,000 ro-ro units a year, discharges twice weekly shipments of Ford cars and vans to adjacent port standing, for onward transport to Ford dealers. The shipments from […]

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SCH COMPLETES SUCCESSFUL SUMMER CRUISE SEASON

SCH has completed a successful summer season for cruise ship services with some 150 ships handled around the UK. The biggest number of ships was handled in Southampton were Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises provided the mainstay of the eight-month season, with RCI’s Independence of the Seas and Navigator of the Seas operating a […]

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