1-Stop Modal Is The Answer Container Depots Have Been Asking For
1-Stop Connections (1-Stop) has embarked on thought-changing technology that will revolutionise the coordination of container movements in the supply chain. 1-Stop is proud to announce its newest product: 1-Stop Modal (Modal).
Modal is a complete, tailor-made electronic gate and inventory management solution. It will harmonise the way container parks/yards, depots, intermodals, shipping lines, terminals, carriers and rail operators operate.
Modal has been created in collaboration with, and in direct response to the community’s needs and requirements. It has been designed to make life simpler by tapping into a more simplified ‘eco-system’ for any containerised facility. The solution reduces data entry by linking and sharing information, removing one of the biggest issues facing the industry today. 1-Stop Modal’s simple, single-window user-interface modernises Container logistics with the latest technology that will benefit all participants in the supply chain.
1-Stop’s launch of Modal commences an exciting phase for 1-Stop and is one of several new solutions that will be rolled out over the next 18 months connecting and co-ordinating the logistics chain to make life simpler for the industry.
One facility is already using 1-Stop Modal with more customers expected to be using Modal by the end of 2017.
Michael Bouari, CEO, 1-Stop, talks about the benefits Modal will provide. “In these challenging times, where being competitive as a business relies in being efficient and maximising your asset utilisation, 1-Stop has embraced this productivity mindset to partner with stakeholders in the industry to turn challenges into opportunities. Modal was born by working alongside container parks, shipping lines and carriers, to bring to the market the only system built entirely from industry input, and one that allows users to manage their entire workload from the one interconnected solution.”
“We are always improving products to meet and exceed the community expectation and to provide the best service, 24/7,” says Mr. Bouari. “Modal brings new opportunities to the whole supply chain community. The innovation, collaboration and dedication from the 1-Stop team to bring this solution to life cements 1-Stop’s goal to be the only provider with a complete Container Logistics Platform.”
Because of 1-Stop, port communities have benefited through:
- Reduction in queue times: From 2 to 4-hour queue times to mostly no queues at the terminals.
- Decreased TTT: Truck Turn Times at some terminals were reduced from 91 minutes to 37 minutes (and in some cases as low as 15 minutes’ averages)
- Decrease in dwell times: By 30% in the first 2 weeks of operation
- Increased throughput: terminals experienced a 35% increase in truck servicing in the first 4 weeks of implementation
- Increased utilisation: Trucking companies are experiencing up to 5 times more utilisation per truck
- Increased co-ordination across the whole supply chain
Source: 1-Stop Connections