Containerlift achieves FORS Gold accreditation

Containerlift, a leading UK supplier of transport, onsite handling and shipping solutions for shipping containers, has achieved FORS Gold accreditation.

Since joining FORS in May 2015, Containerlift has used the advice and support provided by the programme to develop their processes and training procedures, enabling them to improve the service they are able to provide to their customers. The company has bases all over the UK, although it is their central office in Essex which has achieved Gold status. Containerlift operates articulated sidelifter vehicles which specialise in lifting on and off shipping containers.

Recent process improvements have included the installation of vehicle safety cameras and vehicle lane departure systems. Blind spot safety systems are also being rolled out across the fleet along with left turn audible warning systems.

Containerlift Managing Director, Joost Baker explains; “We operate large vehicles and crane equipment and many of our deliveries take place in urban, heavily populated and congested areas including inner city London. Since joining FORS, we are operating more safely, we are having less impact on the environment and in doing so we have reduced costs.”

John Hix, FORS Concession Director says; “Congratulations to the whole team and all their drivers for this achievement. There are nearly 150 FORS Gold members and this is a fantastic accomplishment for Containerlift and we look forward to seeing them improve even more in the following year.”

About FORS

FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, is a nationwide voluntary accreditation scheme established in 2008.  It is open to UK and non-UK fleet operators and the organisations who award contracts to them.  With over 3,800 members (representing over 205,000 vehicles) FORS is now well-established as the go-to accreditation scheme for best practice.  Ensuring operator’s vehicles are safe, legally compliant and environmentally protective.  For more information visit

FORS is managed by the FORS Community Partnership, comprising:

  • AECOM – a trusted FORS delivery partner and global consultancy
  • Chartered Institute of Logistics Transport and Logistics – the independent and highly respected professional Institute
  • Fleet Source – the specialist fleet services support organisation responsible for auditing

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