01 April 2019

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 throughout Australia, New Zealand & South East Asia were looking for a smarter way to interface with the community to manage volume growth and asset optimisation. The logical step was to implement the 1-Stop VBS to take the smarter way of operating to the wider supply chain with terminal and depot to transport connectivity. This has allowed a richer and smarter supply chain interaction to drive efficiencies by addressing the common issues shared by port communities around the world – the lack of transparent information flow, under-utilization of equipment and inefficient practices.

1-Stop has been continuously innovating the landside to terminal interface for over 17 years meaning the 1-Stop VBS is the best complementor to any Terminal Operating System (TOS), for a smarter way of operating, which is the goal.

1-Stop and LPC begun the partnership in 2018 with City Depot in Woolston going live soon after and Lyttelton Container Terminal going live in March 2019.

Since implementation, carriers are reporting an increase in productivity outside and inside the gate, information flow has increased prior to trucks arriving, futile truck trips are reduced, and night shift volume has increased 300%.

“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.

This VBS implementation at Lyttelton Container Terminal is the next major milestone towards a highly integrated supply chain flow that LPC and 1-Stop are looking to bring to the Canterbury region in 2019 and beyond with a focus on driving efficiencies for the entire supply chain.

About 1-Stop

1-Stop Connections Pty Ltd is a globally recognized leader in innovating and delivering integrated solutions to increase productivity for the Port Community. We are committed to working collaboratively with all members of the community to deliver efficiency gains for everyone. With over 17 years’ experience, our port solutions and Vehicle Booking Systems are used across Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. For more information, visit https://www.1-stop.com

About Lyttelton Port Company

We are the largest port in the South Island and the country’s second largest export port. As the region’s international trade gateway, Lyttelton Port facilitates $4.67 billion of exports and $4.84 billion of imports each year.

Our purpose is simple: we exist to facilitate trade in Canterbury and the South Island and in doing so we help the region to enjoy the benefits of great trade connections to the rest of the world.

For more information, visit www.lpc.co.nz