SCH (Southampton Cargo Handling)
SCH (Southampton Cargo Handling Ltd) is the UK's most extensive provider of cruise ship services and support, with operations in major UK Ports including Southampton and Liverpool, while sister company Southern Maritime Services (SMS) provides services in Portsmouth International Port (PIP). SCH supplies mooring, baggage handling and stores loading and is part of the Independent Ports Handling (IPH) group, which also includes Cruise and Passenger Services (CPS). CPS carries out valet car parking services in Southampton, Liverpool and Portsmouth for over 90,000 cruise passengers, with Carnival UK the major customer in Southampton. CPS’ established service includes ease of booking via a call centre or website, personal meet and greets, car moving service from terminal to secure car park, safeguarding the vehicle during the passengers’ cruise and then return of the vehicle when passengers arrive back. SCH handled around 200 turnaround calls into the UK during pre-pandemic 2019, with customers including Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises, Saga Cruises and Fred Olsen Line.
We are dedicated to provide efficient, reliable, and innovative stevedoring solutions to enhance guest experience. With decades of experiece, our skilled team of professionals possesses unparalleled knowledge of the cruise and logistics industry. Our dedication to excellence, sustainability, and guest satisfaction sets us apart as a trusted partner in the world of cruise.