Maersk Breaks Ground for New Mega Distribution Center in Singapore
A.P. Moller-Maersk (Maersk) is strengthening its omnichannel-fulfilment capabilities in Singapore, with World Gateway 2, a brand new 1.1 million sq. ft. facility being built in Jurong West.
The ground-breaking ceremony was held today and this distribution centre is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2025.
Strategically located in the industrial area with direct access to major highway – Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE), the facility has convenient access to Tuas Mega Port and Changi International Airport.
It is also within close proximity to World Gateway 1, currently Singapore’s largest automated and customs bonded warehouse.
The new distribution centre is designed to have a capacity of 30,000 pallet Automated Storage & Retrieval System (AS/RS), with a large floorplate of 160,000 sq. ft.
This multi-story facility will have a high ceiling with 11-metre clear height per floor, suitable for dense storage and automation.
Equipped with ample loading bays and container parking places to manage peak season volumes, it caters to the booming e-commerce fulfilment needs.
Png Cheong Boon, Chairman of Singapore Economic Development Board said: "Maersk’s World Gateway 2 regional distribution centre will increase Singapore’s capacity and capabilities to support omnichannel fulfilment in Southeast Asia.
"With extensive use of automation and robotics systems, it will be one of the most productive warehouses in Singapore, and will also create many skilled and high value jobs in technology, digitalisation, data analytics and e-commerce."
Dominic Gates, CEO of Omnichannel-fulfilment, Maersk Asia Pacific said: "As Maersk becomes a global integrator of logistics, our powerful omnichannel-fulfilment solutions enable our customers to have predictability, visibility and efficiency in their supply chain, improving their profitability and brand reputation in today's complicated marketplace.
"Our continued investment in logistics and services underscores our commitment to support customers’ business needs. Expanding the warehousing footprint and omnichannel-fulfilment competence is essential to our strategic growth, and we’re very excited about the opportunities that lie ahead."
Supporting customers’ emissions targets and strengthening sustainable solutions is one of the strategic priorities for Maersk.
This new facility will be both LEED Platinum- and Green Mark Platinum-certified for its outstanding design and performance in environmental aspects.
It will be equipped with motion sensor-LED lights, solar panels, composite panel façade system for building insulation, and building management system for energy efficiency.