Save time, skip the paperwork with the new booking tool from OVL


OVL, the container leasing experts, have launched a new online container reservation system named Book It One-Way! referring to the company’s One-Way, One-Fee service and its mission to eliminate empty container shipments, which saves money for shipping and logistics companies and is better for the planet. OVL’s new online container reservation platform is an exclusive service for OVL customers.

Helsinki, Finland — “Now decide what to do with your extra free time because your container is booked!” says a catchy instructional video produced by OVL to launch Book It One-Way! and officially introduce the new booking tool to the market. According to the Finnish company, the online reservation service will save customers a lot of time and headaches. Book It One-Way! eliminates paperwork, and with just a few clicks, you can book an intermodal container from point A to point B—anywhere in the world.

Five-minute reservations recently put Book It One-Way! to the test by leasing a container from Rotterdam to Shanghai. We chose a date, 3rd December 2021, a container type, A 40HC, and specified that we wanted a new container per OVL’s suggestion.

The online reservation system immediately presented a selection of containers available for that location and day. Next, we added contact details to keep relevant parties updated. After that, on-hire and off-hire details were sent back automatically, and the container was booked. Impressively, the container booking took less than five minutes.

Save time. Book online.

“The Book It One-Way! reservation platform is quite intuitive, but we created a step-by-step instructional video to make it even easier,” says OVL account executive Sijia Chen.

Chen adds, “with the online booking tool, OVL jumps aboard the digitalisation train. There is a strong desire to eliminate manual bookings and paperwork throughout the industry and instead perform transactions digitally. Book It One-Way! saves a lot of time, energy, and money”.

One-Way, One-Fee

While Book It One-Way! is a new service created exclusively for OVL customers, the one-way concept itself is not. In fact, one-way bookings are a vital part of OVL’s overall company strategy. OVL explains, “whether you own your own fleet or rely on transportation companies, our One-Way, One-Fee service will save you time and money, minimise logistics risks, and allow you to access distant markets. Best of all, you won’t have to pay to transport empty containers, which is better for your budget and the planet”.

The company adds, “we’re proud of our One-Way, One-Fee service, and we’ve made it our mission to see that no container travels empty because of the positive implications it can have for our industry and the planet. And now with the addition of our new Book It One-Way! digital booking tool, OVL’s One-Way, One-Fee service makes perfect sense logistically and financially”.

Thinking sustainably and helping the people they serve to save time and money with services like One-Way, One-Fee and new digital tools like Book It One-Way! are proof that OVL truly goes the distance for its customers every day.

OVL the container-leasing experts

Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, OVL has container warehouses and depots located in over 20 countries worldwide. The company has been active as a container leasing firm since 2007 for markets in Scandinavia, Central and Eastern Europe, and China. OVL offers new and pre-owned containers as well as rental options.

OVL adds, “we offer the most competitive leasing options on the One Belt – One Road (OBOR) between Asia and Europe. Our One-Way, One-Fee service provides access to new and distant markets and eliminates having to pay to transport empty containers. Ship smarter. Ship with OVL”.

O.V. Lahtinen oy

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