SATS to set up e-commerce hub at Changi for SingPost
To be located at SATS Airfreight Terminal 1 within the Changi Airfreight Centre, this 6,000-square-metre facility is expected to be operational by December 2016 making SATS the first ground handler in the world to own such an air-side facility.
August 17, 2015
By Donald Urquhart
Singapore-based ground handler, SATS Ltd. and Singapore Post Limited (SingPost) have announced a commercial agreement for SATS to provide airmail consignment handling services to SingPost. The new automated facility, to be called SATS eCommerce AirHub, will improve efficiency and space utilisation, as well as enhance the consignment handling capabilities for both SATS and SingPost, the two said.
To be located at SATS Airfreight Terminal 1 within the Changi Airfreight Centre, this 6,000-square-metre facility is expected to be operational by December 2016 with SingPost as its anchor customer. SATS will become the first ground handler in the world to own such an air-side facility.
“We are pleased to be partnering SingPost as it expands eCommerce volumes through its Singapore hub.SATS eCommerce AirHub is the latest in a series of initiatives that we have launched to improve productivity and introduce new and innovative services across our network in Asia,” said Alex Hungate, president and CEO of SATS.
Under the terms of the agreement, SingPost will outsource its airport consignment operations located at Changi Airmail Transit Centre 2 (ATC2) to SATS when its lease at ATC2 expires in end-2016. This collaboration will result in the integration of both SATS’ and SingPost’s airmail consignment operations under one roof.