“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..
SCH and sister company CPS will be joining the leading lights of the cruise industry as they assemble in Malaga, Spain, for Seatrade Cruise Mediterranean this week. They will be among some 200 cruise line representatives, plus 160 ports, destinations and suppliers,...
SCH has increased its profile in the regional business community by becoming a member of the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce. The commitment will enable the company to play a more prominent role in the business affairs of the region while at the same time bringing its...
SCH sister company Cruise and Passenger Services (CPS) has expanded its cruise parking operations in Liverpool with the acquisition of a new secure compound for passenger vehicles. The site adjacent to Liverpool Cruise Terminal (LCT) can accommodate over 100 cars and...