Media Release – 1-Stops next step in creating a smarter supply chain in New Zealand
1-Stop Connections (1-Stop) continues its expansion in Christchurch as it launches the second Vehicle Booking System (VBS) at the Lyttelton Container Terminal for Lyttelton Port Company (LPC), South Island’s largest port and its international trade gateway. This will make it the fourth VBS installation across New Zealand with three of the top four container terminals and the first of many depots utilising the flagship product.
“Terminals are one of the most important assets of any port and country. Operators make huge investments in machinery and systems to maximise the asset utilisation. Whist operators invest heavily on machinery and the TOS to manage what they feel they can control, (quayside and inside the terminal), the smarter operators realise that external supply chains (landside and outside the terminal) can hugely impact the efficiency & productivity of the terminal. That’s why these smart operators don’t rely on appointment systems that supply limited and one-way information – as we all know, most terminals and supply chains aren’t a one size fits all.
LPC has chosen 1-Stop as the best solution to complement their TOS and drive a rich and highly integrated connection between the depot, terminal and the supply chain to manage capacity between the terminal and the industry for a WIN-WIN outcome, for example a faster Truck Turn Time, no queuing and maximising port assets.” said 1-Stop CEO Michael Bouari.
Picture : No queue during on day 2 of the VBS going live at Lyttelton Container Terminal