JTC inks deals to aid productivity at new hub

Efforts to raise productivity at the upcoming JTC Logistics Hub @ Gul are already under way.

National industrial property developer JTC and the Container Depot Association of Singapore (CDAS) inked agreements yesterday to develop new systems for traffic management and warehouse booking for the new hub.

Both systems will provide more accurate scheduling of vehicles and containers and optimise traffic flow in and out of, as well as within, the facility, said JTC chief executive Png Cheong Boon.

"Managing traffic flow well is important," he said. "For JTC Logistics Hub, we will incorporate around 70 inspection bays for 40ft containers and provide queuing space for more than 40 vehicles within the hub. This will help reduce the waiting time for vehicles and minimise the spillover of vehicle queues outside the hub."

CDAS president Sharafdeen Abdul Razak said the traffic management system will "enable the companies to have faster turnaround of the fleet, hence increasing productivity".

JTC Logistics Hub @ Gul, which is due to be completed in 2019, is a multi-tenant facility that will house a multi-storey inland container depot, warehouses and a heavy-vehicle park. It is part of the Government's efforts to invest in next-generation facilities that drives the use of advanced technologies and, in turn, help the industry improve operational efficiency and competitiveness as a whole.

Three inland container depot operators - Wing Seng Logistics, Container Connections and Pioneer Districentre - and logistics service provider Ocean Transportation have expressed interest in taking up space at the hub.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 17, 2016, with the headline 'JTC inks deals to aid productivity at new hub'. Subscribe