Maersk begins building a new distribution center in Singapore

Maersk began construction of a new 100,000m2 (1.1 million ft2) distribution center in Jurong West to strengthen its omnichannel fulfillment capabilities in Singapore.

Groundbreaking took place today (July 19) and the facility is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2025.

The new distribution center World Gateway 2 is located in the industrial area with direct access to the main highway Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) and offers convenient access to Tuas Mega Port and Changi International Airport in Singapore.

The facility is also in close proximity to World Gateway 1, currently Singapore’s largest automated and dutiable warehouse. In addition, the new distribution center is designed for a capacity of 30,000 pallets. The automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) has a large floor area of ​​15,000 m² (160,000 ft²).

This multi-storey facility will have a high ceiling with a clear height of 11 meters per floor and will be suitable for dense storage and automation.

“This new facility will be both LEED Platinum and Green Mark Platinum certified for its outstanding design and environmental performance. It will feature motion-sensing LED lights, solar panels, a composite panel facade system for building insulation and a building management system for energy efficiency,” said Dominic Gates, CEO of omnichannel fulfillment, Maersk Asia Pacific.

The World Gateway 2 regional distribution center will increase Singapore’s capacity and capabilities to support omnichannel fulfillment in Southeast Asia, while extensive use of automation and robotic systems is expected to be one of the country’s most productive warehouses.

“Equipped with ample loading docks and container parking to handle peak season volumes, it serves booming e-commerce fulfillment needs and provides logistics solutions for diverse industries including footwear and apparel, beauty and wellness, healthcare and luxury fashion products across Asia and the rest of the world,” Maersk said in a statement.

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