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Published: 15 February 2017      

Europe next for 1-Stop

Vehicle booking software specialist 1-Stop Connections has announced a strategic alliance with UK-based port consultancy Bestshore Business Solutions.

The new strategic alliance is aimed at expanding the market for 1-Stop’s software and systems to the European and Indian-sub continent port community.
1-Stop is an Australian company, and its flagship product is its Vehicle Booking System (VBS). Formed in 2004, Bestshore offers consultancy and support services including IT infrastructure & project management, Navis N4 consulting, TOS Services and Terminal Automation. 

VBS is used in 13 terminals across Australia, New Zealand and most recently, the Philippines, where VBS is known as the Terminal Appointment Booking System (TABS).
Terminal operators using 1-Stop include DP World Australia, Patrick Stevedores, International Container Terminal Service Inc (ICTSI), Asian Terminals Inc (ATI), Port of Auckland and Napier Port. “The introduction of 1-Stop’s products at these terminals has allowed the port communities a reduction in queue time down to 2 to 4-hours and in some places a total elimination. In addition, 1-Stop’s VBS has decreased truck turn times by up to 76 minutes and reduced dwell time by 30% in the first 2 weeks of operation,” 1-Stop said.
‘Partnering with Bestshore as a strategic partner means that we can swiftly bring our solutions to the European community,’ says Michael Bouari, CEO, 1-Stop.  ‘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.”

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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