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Portland Pricing is now giving discounted rates on fuel pricing for FORS operators after becoming the latest affinity partner on the scheme.

he firm’s service, provided by Portland Analytics, is now the official provider of fuel price information to FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) members, delivering simple, actionable insights to enable effective fuel price management and cost savings.

Diesel and HVO prices can seriously impact budgets, regardless of whether a company purchases fuel direct or contracts it out.

UK bulk diesel prices have fluctuated significantly over the last year, making it essential to factor accurate fuel costs into agreements and to secure the lowest possible price versus the wholesale base cost.

Portland works across all areas of the fuel supply chain, covering both the traditional and future fuel markets, with an offer extending into the more detailed consultancy services provided by Portland Analytics. Clients include logistics companies, fleet operators, manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers.

Businesses signing up to Portland’s online pricing portal, which starts from £40+VAT per month, get access to its Fuel Surcharge index and calculator, giving them visibility of underlying wholesale fuel costs, enabling them to track premiums charged by suppliers and understand when to buy to take advantage of market movements.

Portland’s service also shows the average price of bulk fuel by region, prices and emissions data for alternative fuels such as HVO, as well as average fuel card and forecourt prices.

Five dedicated toolkits enable users to build a subscription to suit their requirements – and FORS members get a 5% discount.

Mike Johnson, director of Portland Analytics, commented: “We are excited to announce this partnership with FORS and are looking forward to engaging with vehicle operators to provide access to our market-leading pricing and analytics services.

“Partnering with the gold standard for British transport operators is a privilege and our aim is to work closely with members to deliver improvements to fuel procurement strategies, to further enhance FORS’ already class-leading offering.”

Geraint Davies, FORS concession director, added: “This is an essential service in my view and can pay for itself several times over.”