Patrick Terminals and OneStop are pleased to announce the introduction of OptiBook, a container management solution integrated with the OneStop Vehicle Booking System.
OptiBook will provide Patrick Terminals’ customers with enhanced visibility of container status, expedited access to available containers, and an improved slot booking process.
“We are delighted to introduce the OptiBook platform at Patrick Terminals in Melbourne,” says Sam Askin, CEO OneStop.
“OptiBook is an exciting solution designed to modernise and streamline container transportation management. OneStop looks forward to partnering with industry to roll out the OptiBook solution.”
The new system will facilitate more efficient truck bookings for available containers that have been cleared and discharged and provide a transparent process for confirming truck bookings. OptiBook will first be introduced at Patrick’s Melbourne terminal from Sunday December 03, 2023.
OptiBook represents positive advancements in landside container management, using geofencing technology and providing real-time visibility into container availability.
OptiBook also integrates with the OneStop Deliver App, a user-friendly platform designed to provide carriers with access to real-time communications, seamless job allocation and eliminate cumbersome manual processes. OneStop has designed OptiBook to incorporate feedback from landside operators.
“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,” says Michael Jovicic, CEO Patrick Terminals.
“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.”
Transport operators will shortly receive documentation and support for transition to the new booking system. Carriers will also be provided with detailed instructions for downloading and using the OneStop Deliver App.
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