Shoreham Port achieves FORS whole-fleet accreditation

We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the industry wide recognised FORS accreditation and are now a bronze accredited haulier. Achieving this accreditation demonstrates that we put safety first in all our operations and are dedicated to providing the best service to our customers at all times. 

FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) is a voluntary accreditation scheme for fleet operators. The scheme aims to improve the quality of fleet operations within the FORS community and to demonstrate exemplary levels of best practice in safety, efficiency and environmental protection. 

The Bronze accreditation confirms that we employ good practice and comply with the requirements laid out by the FORS Standard. This includes demonstrating dedication to driver and vehicle safety, combined with improving operating practices through effective monitoring of fuel and tyre usage. 

Achieving the accreditation followed a robust audit of our management, vehicles, drivers and operations. We provided evidence of our systems, procedures and documentation to prove that we meet the exacting standards required for the Bronze accreditation. As well as the advantages to us as a business, we are now contributing to establishing higher standards within the transport industry. 

Peter Manville, Head of Ships Agency and Logistics at Shoreham Port commented:

“We’re thrilled to have achieved this accreditation which encompasses all aspects of safety and efficiency and gives us the opportunity to further improve our operations. 

I’m proud of how hard the team worked to successfully obtain the FORS Bronze accreditation, and it recognises the dedication of our colleagues. This will give our haulage team an advantage with prospective new business and will improve future recruitment by demonstrating our high standards.” 

Following the launch of our HGV service in early 2021, we are now expanding our fleet of 44-ton articulated vehicles further and currently have capacity available. Please get in touch with our haulage team to discuss your transport requirements on haulage@shoreham-port.co.uk – we are pleased to offer a logistics solution for all types of full loads to and from the BN area, offering a cost-effective and flexible nationwide distribution service. 

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