What is the VBS?
The VBS (Vehicle Booking System) is a web-based online slot booking system designed for facilities to organise the receipt and delivery of shipping containers.
The 1-Stop VBS platform can be used at the following Patrick, DP World and other facilities around Australia, New Zealand and Philippines:
Who uses the VBS?
Carriers utilise the VBS to create bookings in any of the 24 Time Zones (per day) to transport containers to and from the facilities and are provided with menus to facilitate this process.
Facility operators administer the service.
Australian Customs Services and Australian Quarantine information Services use parts of the VBS to view container and vessel movements around the ports.
Empty container parks use the service for the Stack Run module (to organise the movement of groups of containers)