“We have a long standing relationship with SCH for cruise ship handling that reflects the efficient and flexible performance that they provide for our UK operations. They play a valuable role in ensuring a seamless port operations service for our customers.”
Lotfi Trabelsi, Manager, Port Operations & Guest Port Services, Royal Caribbean International.
Southampton Cargo Handling, part of the Independent Port Handling Group (IPH), is the most extensive provider of stevedoring services in the UK.
We have supported the port and logistics sectors for more then 30 years and our expertise spans the full range of port services, including rope handling, discharging and loading cargoes and port terminal management which includes receiving and distributing cargoes.
In Southampton and Liverpool, our skilled stevedores specialise in handling ro-ro, cruise and project cargo vessels, working closely with shipping lines to ensure smooth, punctual ship turnarounds.
SCH is the most experienced stevedore in the Port of Southampton and is the major handler of deep-sea ro-ro cargoes in the port, including both vehicles and high and heavy cargoes.
Sister company, Southern Maritime Services, carries out cargo handling in Portsmouth, while our specialist labour agency Pathfinder Personnel enables us to respond to peaks in demand through the provision of up to 400 fully trained staff.
IPH also comprises cruise valet parking specialists Cruise and Passenger Services (CPS), which is responsible for parking some 90,000 passenger vehicles each year in Southampton, Liverpool and Portsmouth..
Valet parking specialist Cruise and Passengers Services (CPS), in conjunction with its sister companies, are scheduled to handle some 450 cruise ship calls at ports throughout the UK in 2022. The increased volumes, which are expected to restore business to...
SCH has seen a significant increase in heavy ro-ro operations in the year to date with loading and discharge operations through the port of Southampton both increasing. Exports of heavy ro-ro units such as construction equipment grew by 36 per cent in the nine months...
Cruising operations have steadily returned to full swing for SCH and its sister companies during 2021 with more than 150 ship calls supported at ports throughout the UK. The network of ports has grown for SCH and its subsidiaries with ships supported in Southampton,...