September has ended with Southampton Cargo Handling (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.
Nearly 6,000 of the Ro-Ro units were for export with destinations including the US, Middle East and Far East, while the biggest import shipment saw more than 750 Renault vehicles arrive from Europe. SCH is the Port of Southampton’s leading handler of deep-sea Ro-Ro cargoes
The company, which handled a total of 220,000 Ro-Ro units in 2017, is now looking forward to a strong end to the year as volumes in the final few months continue to climb.
Director Lee Davis explained: “We’re gearing up for another busy month in October with our volumes during the current period probably as high as they have been at any time during the year.”