A.P. Moller-Maersk (Maersk) is strengthening its omnichannel fulfilment capabilities in Singapore with a planned 1.1 million-sqft warehouse facility in Jurong West.
World Gateway 2, as it is called, is expected to be one of the most productive warehouses in Singapore with extensive use of automation and robotic systems.
Slated to be completed in the first quarter of 2025, the facility will offer convenient access to Tuas Mega Port and Changi International Airport and industrial areas via the major highway Ayer Rajah Expressway. It is also within proximity to World Gateway 1, which is currently Singapore’s largest automated and customs bonded warehouse.
Maersk said the new distribution centre’s automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) is designed to have a capacity for 30,000 pallets, with a large floorplate of 160,000 square feet.
“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, as well as offering logistics solutions for different industries, including footwear/apparel, beauty/wellness, healthcare, and luxury fashion.”
Maersk added that the new Singapore facility is 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.