1-STOP Connections (1-Stop) says it has been selected as the vehicle booking system solutions provider for Lyttelton Port Company.
LPC is the South Island’s largest port and its VBS is already active in 15 terminals across Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines.
It is expected bookings through the VBS will begin in February 2018.
LPC chief executive Peter Davie said the new technology was part of the company’s commitment to freight service innovation.
“The VBS will provide a step change in service. It is a new era in freight efficiency for our customers, starting at our CityDepot in Woolston which manages the majority (70%) of Christchurch’s empty containers,” Mr Davie said.
“It is also an important part of our planned Port investment to manage future freight growth.”
1-Stop’s VBS aims to streamline the demand around the gate allowing for growth of container volumes and facilitate a faster turnaround for both the terminal and inland ports.
“Our newest strategic alliance with Lyttelton Port is a major win in our goal of becoming the global supplier of Port Community Systems,” said 1-Stop chief executive Michael Bouari.
“Combating congestion and improving productivity is our number one goal for ports across the world and it’s exciting to see LPC choose us to help reach their goals.”