SingPost opens state-of-the-art e-commerce logistics hub
The three-story building will cover more than 51,097 sqm, with 150 simultaneous loading bays and has a fully automated parcel sorter, capable of handling up to 100,000 parcels a day.
November 1, 2016
By Donald Urquhart
Singapore Post (SingPost) officially launched its new S$182 million (US$131 million) Regional eCommerce Logistics Hub today, located at the Tampines Logistics Park in Singapore.
The three-story building will cover more than 51,097 sqm and will contain two warehousing floors, 150 simultaneous loading bays and a SingPost office block. The ground floor will be home to a fully automated parcel sorter, capable of handling up to 100,000 parcels a day. The second floor warehouse has also been automated, providing the hub with end-to-end sorting, shipping and returns management capabilities.
Simon Israel, chairman, SingPost, said: “The opening of our Regional eCommerce Logistics Hub is another milestone in the expansion of SingPost’s e-commerce logistics network, which now spans 19 markets across Asia-Pacific, Europe and the USA. Singapore’s regional connectivity makes it ideally positioned to be a center for e-commerce. Our new hub leverages on this geographic and infrastructural advantage. Everything in this building is scalable, which means we can keep upgrading it to meet the needs of the future.”
Chua Taik Him, deputy CEO, International Enterprise (IE) Singapore, said: “IE Singapore has been working closely with SingPost on strategies to scale its business in the region, facilitating its projects and partnerships with both brand owners and last-mile fulfilment players. Given the strong growth of e-commerce in Southeast Asia, the launch of SingPost’s facility will further support its local and overseas growth. This will also enhance Singapore’s capabilities in fulfilment and facilitate more regional e-commerce trade flows.”