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%.