CPS appointed to provide cruise valet parking services at Port of Dover

The Port of Dover has contracted SCH sister company and leading cruise passenger valet parking providers Cruise and Passenger Services (CPS) to deliver an exceptional parking and transit experience for its cruise customers.

CPS appointed to provide cruise valet parking services at Port of Dover
Photo: Port of Dover

CPS will utilise on-site and undercover parking facilities in the Port to offer safe and secure parking with a seamless transit to the terminal, and will also be responsible for bookings and marshalling for the facilities, ensuring a pleasant and hassle-free journey to Dover’s two cruise terminals.

CPS’ specialist service includes ease of booking via a call centre or website, personal meet and greets and 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.

CPS’ customer experience includes bespoke hardware and software systems. Having booked to park and store their vehicles, cruise passengers arrive at their cruise terminal with their details and vehicle information downloaded to CPS operatives who meet them on berth. The software was developed entirely by CPS in-house IT specialists.

CPS reception staff on berth use Motorola handsets to verify booking by entering the vehicle’s registration. A key tag containing a bar code is presented to the customer and the bar code is scanned to confirm receipt of the vehicle. Photographs are then taken of the vehicle to verify any future claims and the vehicles are driven by CPS operatives to nearby secure car parks. Bookings can also be taken on site using a purpose-developed app that links back via the handset to the call centre server.

Paulo Oliveira, Head of Cruise Operations at CPS commented:

“As the UK’s most extensive provider of cruise passenger valet parking services, we are delighted to add the port of Dover to our network. We will work closely with the port to enhance cruise passenger experience, utilising the services and technology that have enabled us to provide a first-class service at other locations.”