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.

Alibaba Changi Airfreight Centre Changi Airport e-commerce SATS SingPost

The integration will enable single scanning and sorting and remove the need to tow consignments such as mail and parcel bags as well as pallets between facilities. This will enhance operational efficiency, including shorter cycle and connection times, and increase productivity. When fully operational, SATS eCommerce AirHub is expected to achieve a productivity gain of more than 30 per cent.

Wolfgang Baier, group CEO of SingPost said: “This collaboration allows both SingPost and SATS to capitalise on our respective strengths while achieving greater efficiency and productivity in our operations. Working with other Singapore brands to jointly expand outside of Singapore, coupled with our continuous push to further improve our customer satisfaction and service, will all contribute towards SingPost’s transformation to be the leading eCommerce logistics player in Asia Pacific.”

Singapore Post has been pushing hard into the e-commerce space and recently announced a series of new initiatives with China’s e-commerce giant, the Alibaba Group,  for collaboration and growth following the signing of a joint venture agreement. The three initiatives signal the deepening of a business relationship that started last year and a commitment from both parties to increase e-commerce logistics collaboration in the future to build a leading e-commerce logistics platform to service the rapidly growing e-commerce businesses across Asia Pacific and beyond.