Yang Kee's $150m Tuas logistics hub under way

Mr Koh (left), Yang Kee Group chief executive, and Mr Ted Tan, deputy chief executive of Spring Singapore, with a model of Yang Kee's Tuas logistics hub, a joint development with Logos Southeast Asia.
Mr Koh (left), Yang Kee Group chief executive, and Mr Ted Tan, deputy chief executive of Spring Singapore, with a model of Yang Kee's Tuas logistics hub, a joint development with Logos Southeast Asia.PHOTO: YANG KEE PHOTOGRAPHERS

Yang Kee Logistics has started building a $150 million logistics hub in Tuas South Link 1.

The 66,000 sq m facility will comprise five storeys of warehouse space, workshops, office units, food and beverage outlets, rooftop parking and two floors of automated container depots.

It also includes a special framed architectural structure with an automated crane hoisting system, making it the world's first multi-storey automated container depot.

"We expect the automated container depot to increase productivity by six times, prime mover drivers' productivity to increase by two times and land intensification to increase by over 200 per cent, said Yang Kee chief executive Ken Koh.

The close proximity of the warehouse and the automated container depot will make the supply chain more seamless and should reduce turnaround time by 50 per cent.

The facility is a joint development between Yang Kee and Logos Southeast Asia, an Australia-based investment and development real-estate specialist.

It is near the Lube Park and Tuas Mega Port, and will serve customers from the shipping, industrial and oil sectors once it is completed at the end of next year.

It should create 100 jobs over the next three years.

Yang Kee already has warehouse sites in Tuas South Link 1, Tuas South Avenue 1 and Jurong, comprising a total area of 3 million sq ft.

Yang Kee aims to go public by 2020 and has plans to expand internationally.

Its footprint spans across 11 countries. Last month, it acquired Axima, an Australia-based logistics company, for $34 million.

Sabrina Theseira

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 01, 2017, with the headline 'Yang Kee's $150m Tuas logistics hub under way'. Print Edition | Subscribe