Toll Opens Logistics Hub in Singapore
Toll Group has opened a S$228 million logistics hub, spanning over one million square feet (the size of 15 football fields) in Tuas Singapore.
The move is expected to increase Toll’s Asian network and traffic. With its proximity to road links into Malaysia and the growing Jurong region in the West of Singapore, Toll City is expected to act as a key land-sea interface and is located less than three kilometers away from the upcoming Tuas Port, which, in 2019, will consolidate all of Singapore’s container operations in one terminal and handle up to 65 million TEUs per year when fully operational.
The hub, supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board, is expected to fuel growth across local and regional markets in the retail, fast-moving consumer goods and healthcare sectors. It is already home to new technologies such as driverless vehicles, smart-city telematics to track and optimize road fleet in real-time, 3D-printing, and Smart RFID cabinets for real-time inventory accuracy and accountability. In addition, Toll City hosts the SiTadeL Control Tower that provides decision support. SiTadeL won the Supply Chain Asia innovation award in 2017.
Toll is also piloting new technologies such as automated machine handling equipment, in-warehouse cycle counting drones, voice picking and intelligent conveyor systems, augmented reality glasses for navigation and instruction, and exoskeletons for warehouse operation.
Vincent Phang, Executive Vice President of Toll Global Logistics Singapore, Chief Executive Officer of ST Logistics, said “With the SiTadeL Control Tower in Toll City, we have been addressing Singapore’s urban logistics challenges with real-time visibility and monitoring of our moving assets. As a result, we offer an integrated supply chain management process that’s prepared for surge periods, and potential supply chain disruptions caused by human or natural disasters.”
Toll’s environmentally sustainable design guidelines have been incorporated into the Toll City design which includes elements like rainwater harvesting. Toll City has earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental (LEED) Gold accreditation and is on average 25 to 30 percent more energy efficient than non-accredited buildings.