Yusen Logistics Singapore breaks ground for $60 million future-ready warehouse

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Launch Of Yusen Logistics Singapore Future-Ready Warehouse

[From Left to Right]: Ms Ma Ping Nee, Group Director, Cluster Group, JTC Corporation; Mr Lee Eng Keat, Executive Director, Logistics, Singapore Economic Development Board; Mr Ng Kim Hung, Managing Director, Yusen Logistics Singapore; Mr Heng Chee How, Deputy Secretary-General of the National Trades Union Congress and Senior Minister of State, Prime Minister's Office; Mr Kenji Mizushima, President & Representative Director, Yusen Logistics Co. Ltd; Mr Lee Check Poh, Chief Regional Officer of South Asia & Oceania Region, Yusen Logistics (SAO Region) Co., Ltd; Mr Thomas Chu, Managing Director, Boustead.


At the ground-breaking ceremony of Yusen Logistics Singapore’s new future-ready warehouse


Photo Credit: Yusen Logistics Singapore

Yusen Logistics Singapore broke ground for its first future-ready warehouse on 20 September 2017, as part of a $50 million investment to boost its operations. The new three-storey ramp-up warehouse, when ready by the first quarter of 2019, will comprise 20,000 square metre of storage area with 36 loading bays and an 8,000 square metre rooftop parking area for up to 100 trailers. It will also be driven by the use of smart data, such as advanced robotics, radio-frequency identification, vision recognition systems and autonomous technology.

At the same time, Yusen Logistics also launched a new $6 million robotic order-picking technology at the Tuas warehouse. The move will allow Yusen Logistics to up its operational productivity by optimising storage volume from 2,000 to 3,500 cubic metres, and increasing throughput for receiving, sorting and put-away by 18 times. It will also help upskill 60% of its manual labour by transforming tasks to digital skills, increasing volumes and the high mix order fulfilment rate by 200%.

Press Release
- 20 September 2017

Yusen Logistics Singapore breaks ground for $60 million future-ready warehouse