Tag: Southampton Cruise

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 […]

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 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 […]

BIKER ROB COMPLETES THUNDERSPORT SEASON WITH IMPRESSIVE FOURTH

SCH Motoprep Technical Manager Rob Smith finished a creditable fourth in his Thundersport GB club GP1 Sportsman class after completing three top four finishes in the final races of the season at Snetterton. Going into round eight of the campaign, Rob rode his BMW S1000RR bike into third in his class in the opening race […]

BUSY RO-RO WEEK FOR SCH AS VOLUMES TAKE OFF

September has ended with SCH experiencing one of its busiest ro-ro weeks of the year by handling more than 8,000 cars and heavy wheeled units. The hectic end to the month saw 12 ships handled during the final full week of September, coming on the back of the traditionally quieter August period. Southampton’s Leading Handler […]

CUPCAKE CHEFS COOK UP A SUCCESSFUL FUND-RAISER IN PORT OF SOUTHAMPTON

Selling delicious cupcakes around the Port of Southampton was just the recipe for staff at SCH and sister company Pathfinder Personnel when they raised nearly £200 for national Alzheimer’s cupcake day. Organisers gave hundreds of workers the chance to sample the decorated delights as they sold the home made cakes around the various ro-ro and […]

SCH KICKS OFF 2018 SOUTHAMPTON CRUISE SEASON BY HANDLING FIRST UK CALL OF CELEBRITY SILHOUETTE

SCH has kicked off its 2018 cruise season in Southampton by supporting the first call in the UK by Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Silhouette. The 2,886-passenger ship was launched in 2011 as the fourth of Celebrity Cruises’ five Solstice-class ships and boasts a number of new features compared to its sister ship Celebrity Eclipse, which SCH […]

IPH COMPANIES READY FOR BUSY 2018 CRUISE SEASON THROUGHOUT UK

Cruise ship handling specialists SCH and sister company Southern Maritime Services (SMS) are scheduled to handle nearly 200 calls into the UK during 2018, underlining the companies’ position as the most extensive provider of cruise services in the UK. The calls will be spread between Southampton, Liverpool and Portsmouth with customers including Royal Caribbean International, […]

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SCH SUPPORTS DISCHARGE OF NEW CONTAINER CRANES

SCH has supported a four-day discharge operation to unload sections of two new super post-Panamax gantry cranes at the container facilities of Southampton’s DP World. The team assisted with hooking up the crane parts as they were off-loaded from the vessel Symphony Sky at 207 berth. Ship’s agents were GP Shipping. When fully assembled, the […]

SCH BREAKS COMPANY RECORDS IN HANDLING RO-RO VOLUMES THROUGH SOUTHAMPTON

Leading roll-on/roll-off handler SCH saw its volume of cargo handled through the port of Southampton grow by over 25 per cent last year. Having seen its ro-ro import and export volumes smash through the 200,000 units barrier in 2016, the stevedore and terminal management specialists experienced further significant growth last year as units climbed to […]

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