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 services have included mooring, stevedoring and passenger valet car parking.
With Southampton the UK’s major southern hub for cruise ship callers and Liverpool claiming the same status for the north, SCH and its sister companies have continued to strengthen their nationwide network.
Some 200 ships have been supported, with services provided to nearly one million passengers. Shipping line customers have included the major global brands who have centered their operations on Britain during the summer season.
SCH, SMS and CPS will deliver a similar footprint during the 2020 season using locally-based workforces throughout the country.
Director Lee Davis explained: “Our full-time staff, supplemented by personnel from our in-house agency, have enabled us to expand the range of cruise services that we offer, supporting different ports in their niche markets. Besides adding to the volume of ships that we handle, we are now also looking to develop our geographical reach.”