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February 22, 2018

Opinion Piece: Integrating Freight Logistics with the Internet of Things

For most of its life, the internet was a network of computers. Every computer in the world has the potential to be exchanging data on this universal platform. But since the late 90s, we’ve been asking the internet to connect things other than computers. These ‘things’ include smartphones, thermostats, rain gauges, CCTV cameras and fast…

February 22, 2018

Opinion Piece: Data is the New Oil: How Big Data is Transforming Logistics

The phrase ‘data is the new oil’ has entered the world of freight logistics to suggest a commodity without which the industry grinds to a halt. That’s certainly one interpretation – many sectors of industry would become redundant if data stopped flowing. But there has always been data, and to understand the impact of the…

February 19, 2018

Opinion Piece: Artificial Intelligence in the Port Landside Community

The Internet of Things is now an industry catchphrase, along with the big data that it generates. But more recently AI – artificial intelligence – has also begun to capture the imagination of businesses looking to reduce costs and increase efficiency. Together, IoT and AI herald a new era in the landside port community, opening…

February 19, 2018

Opinion Piece: The digital platform Improving the Landside Efficiency of Ports

The ongoing challenge for the port community is how to optimise operations. That’s just one of the findings in new research by terminal operating system provider, Navis. In this post we’ll look at the survey results, and other evidence that shows the importance of a VBS to the smooth operation of the landside supply chain….

February 19, 2018

Media Release: 1-Stop expands into New Zealand’s South Island

1-Stop Connections (1-Stop) has been selected as the Vehicle Booking System (VBS) solutions provider for Lyttelton Port Company (LPC). The latest addition to 1-Stop’s growing network, LPC is the South Island’s largest port and its international trade gateway. 1-Stop-MEDIA-RELEASE-1-STOP EXPANDS INTO NEW ZEALAND’S SOUTH ISLAND

February 19, 2018

Opinion Piece: How the Blockchain System is Defeating Fake Drug Traffickers

The distribution of fake drugs, along with other illicit goods, is a major issue for port community logistics. In February 2017, the ABC published an article on fake drugs entering Australia’s healthcare systems. These fakes are made from ingredients that appear similar to the real thing but that are often toxic, and are packaged in almost identical…

February 19, 2018

Opinion Piece: Machine Learning, AI, The IoT and 1-Stop Connections

Forecasting is an integral part of supply chain logistics. The predictions start when a vessel leaves Port A for Port B. Will it arrive on a certain date? At what time? How long will it take to pass customs? When should the trucks be booked for pick up? Each question is affected by a decision…

February 19, 2018

Opinion Piece: Freight Logistics: Digitisation and Disruptors

In the face of rapid industry change, the current message for freight logistics service providers is “adapt or step aside”. A report from Transport Intelligence, Total Logistics 2018, warns of “a raft of innovative and disruptive business models” that are affecting logistics services. “Some innovations will have an impact on just part of the logistics process,…

January 14, 2018

R&D need your help

The time of the year has come, when we conduct our annual Customer Satisfaction Survey. The survey is shorter this year, with more targeted questions. Why do we do it? We want to hear how each and every one of our customers view 1-Stop as a whole, our products and our service. The survey will…