Shoreham Port in Sussex has become a FORS bronze accredited haulier following the launch of its HGV service last year.

Reaching the bronze standards means the port was able to demonstrate dedication to driver and vehicle safety and improved operating practices through effective monitoring of fuel and tyre use.

It was awarded the accreditation following an audit of its management, vehicles, drivers and operations, with the port providing evidence of its systems and documentation showing that it met the standards required for the bronze status.

Shoreham Port added that as well as the advantages provided to it as a business, it was now contributing to establishing higher standards within the transport industry.

Peter Manville, head of ships agency and logistics at Shoreham Port, said: “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.”

The port holds an operator licence authorising 20 vehicles and 40 trailers.