A “RICHER and smarter supply chain” is the aim of 1-Stop Connections’ installation of a second vehicle booking system at Lyttelton Container Terminal near Christchurch.
This make it the fourth VBS installation across New Zealand.
1-Stop and LPC begun a partnership last year with City Depot in Woolston going live soon after and Lyttelton Container Terminal going live in March 2019.
1-Stop chief executive Michael Bouari said terminals were one of the most important assets of any port and country.
“Operators make huge investments in machinery and systems to maximise the asset utilisation,” Mr Bouari said.
“Whilst operators invest heavily on machinery and the TOS to manage what they feel they can control, the smarter operators realise that external supply chains can hugely impact the efficiency & productivity of the terminal,” he said.
“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.”
The VBS implementation at Lyttelton Container Terminal is said to be the next major milestone towards a highly integrated supply chain flow that LPC and 1-Stop are looking to bring to the Canterbury region this year.