SMS sister company Cruise and Passengers Services (CPS), which provides services to Portsmouth International Port (PIP), has been named as a finalist in the prestigious annual Seatrade Cruise Awards announced at the Seatrade Europe Cruise and River Cruise Convention in Hamburg.
CPS was judged to be one of the top three companies in the supplier of the year to the global cruise industry category.
The company is part of the Independent Port Handling (IPH) group, which also includes SMS and personnel agency Pathfinder. IPH Business Development Manager Lee Davis commented: “We are continually looking to improve the cruise experience for passengers using ports like Portsmouth and being named as one of the top suppliers in the industry reflects the latest technical advances that we have introduced.”
CPS is the UK’s leading valet parking company for serving cruise ship passengers and has further improved its services by upgrading bespoke hardware and software systems used by operatives at each of its ports.
CPS has operations at Portsmouth, Southampton, Liverpool and Oban in Scotland, ensuring the safe keeping of some 75,000 cars while passengers are away.
Judged by an independent panel of experienced cruise industry specialists, the Seatrade Cruise Awards are one of the highest accolades in the cruise industry.
The Seatrade Cruise Awards form part of the series of global Seatrade events, websites and publications that covers every aspect of the cruise and maritime industries, bringing together key people to encourage innovation and to produce powerful learning, networking and promotional platforms.