Strategic Alliance Fast-Forwarding Automation


1-Stop Connections and Bestshore Business Solutions, a consulting services and technology solutions provider, will form a strategic alliance to continue 1-Stop’s strong growth in European and Indian-sub continent ports through advisors and experts in the shipping industry.

The port community has seen 1-Stop connect and automate facilities through its Booking System (TABS), which has achieved a 20% increase in truck throughput, with trucking companies experiencing up to five times more utilisation per truck.

1-Stop’s flagship product for the terminal to landside interface, the Vehicle Booking System (VBS), is currently active in 13 terminals across Australia, New Zealand and most recently the Philippines, where it’s known as Terminal Appointment.

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Its products have also been used at terminals such as DP World Australia, Patrick, International Container Terminal Service Inc (ICTSI), Asian Terminals Inc (ATI), Port of Auckland and Napier Port, reducing queue times down to two to for hours or eliminating it completely.

1-Stop’s VBS has decreased truck turn times by up to 76 minutes and reduced dwell time by 30% in the first two weeks of operation.

Michael Bouari, CEO of 1-Stop and a returning PTI Event speaker, said: “Partnering with Bestshore as a strategic partner means that we can swiftly bring our solutions to the European community. We’ve had huge success in Oceania and the Philippines, which have had significant efficiency gains after implementing our solutions.

“I am optimistic that we can do the same for Europe, and look forward to the collaboration between 1-Stop and Bestshore to achieve this.”

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Peter Ludvigsen, CEO of Bestshore, added: “Today, there is a huge untapped efficiency improvement potential in the intersection between carriers, terminals and landside actors. Everything we do in Bestshore revolves around helping customers achieve a slice of this huge efficiency improvement and cost savings potential.

“We first came across 1-Stop in 2009 when they implemented their flagship VBS product at a major port in New Zealand. Since then 1-Stop has continued to expand their product portfolio over the years and today we consider 1-Stop to be a best in class product on a modern platform for port community systems and vehicle booking systems.”

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