Patrick Terminals and OneStop have announced the launch of OptiBook, a cutting-edge container management solution integrated with the OneStop Vehicle Booking System.
OptiBook is poised to deliver a multitude of benefits to Patrick Terminals’ clients, including enhanced visibility into container status, quicker access to available containers, and an improved slot booking process.
This innovative system will facilitate more efficient truck bookings for cleared and discharged containers and ensure a transparent process for confirming these bookings, according to both companies.
OptiBook will make its debut at Patrick’s Melbourne terminal on 3 December 2023.
The OptiBook solution harnesses geofencing technology to provide real-time insights into container availability. It also integrates with the OneStop Deliver App, a platform that offers carriers real-time communication capabilities, streamlined job allocation, and the elimination of manual procedures.
Sam Askin, CEO of OneStop, said: “We are thrilled to unveil the OptiBook platform at Patrick Terminals in Melbourne. OptiBook is an exciting solution intended to modernise and simplify container transportation management. OneStop eagerly anticipates collaborating with the industry to roll out the OptiBook solution.”
Michael Jovicic, CEO of Patrick Terminals, added: “OneStop has created a container booking system that promises to optimise landside container management, and we are delighted to join forces with them to introduce this innovation to the market.
“OptiBook will provide improved container visibility, real-time booking options based on container availability, ultimately reducing dwell time and enhancing the flow of trucks through our terminals. This is a win-win for transport operators, truck drivers, and our terminal team. We eagerly anticipate the December launch.”
According to OneStop and Patrick Terminals, transport operators can expect to receive comprehensive documentation and support to ease their transition to the new booking system.
Carriers will also receive detailed instructions for downloading and utilising the OneStop Deliver App, ensuring a smooth and efficient adoption of this game-changing technology.
In September, OneStop announced its partnership with PortConnect, aimed at unlocking the potential within the supply chain of Australia and New Zealand through the innovative use of data and cutting-edge technologies.