PATRICK Terminals and OneStop are launching container management platform OptiBook at Patrick’s Melbourne terminal.

OptiBook is integrated with the OneStop Vehicle Booking System. It is due to go live in Melbourne on 3 December.

OneStop designed the platform to provide terminal customers with better visibility of container status, access to available containers and slot booking processes.

It also integrates with the OneStop Deliver App, a platform designed to provide carriers with access to real-time communications and seamless job allocations.

Patrick expects the new system to facilitate more efficient truck bookings for available containers that have been cleared and discharged and provide a transparent process for confirming truck bookings.

“OneStop has developed a container booking system that will help to optimise landside container management, and we are pleased to collaborate with them to bring this innovation to the market,” Patrick Terminals CEO Michael Jovicic said.

“OptiBook will offer enhanced container visibility, real-time booking options based on container availability, resulting in a reduction in dwell time and improved truck flow through our terminals, all of which will optimise our landside operations.

“It’s a win-win for transport operators, truck drivers and our terminal team. We look forward to the go-live in December.”

OneStop CEO Sam Askin said OptiBook was designed to modernise and streamline container transportation management.

“We are delighted to introduce the OptiBook platform at Patrick Terminals in Melbourne,” she said.

“OneStop looks forward to partnering with industry to roll out the OptiBook solution.”

Patrick said transport operators would shortly receive documentation and support for transition to the new booking system.

Carriers would also be provided with detailed instructions for downloading and using the OneStop Deliver App.