Toll Group, a part of Japan Post, has opened Toll City – a next-generation logistics hub in Singapore, spanning over one million square feet.
“Strategically located in Tuas, Singapore, the opening of Toll City is expected to increase Toll’s Asian network and traffic, while its proximity to road links into Malaysia and the growing Jurong region in the West of Singapore will make the facility an excellent land-sea interface for customers,” Toll Group said in a statement.
“Toll City, supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board, is well poised to complement existing operations in the Asia-Pacific region and serves as a gateway that will connect regional and global customers.
“It will fuel growth across local and regional markets in the retail, FMCG and healthcare sectors. Toll City is also located less than 3 kilometres away from the upcoming Tuas Port in 2019, which will consolidate all of Singapore’s container operations in one terminal and handle up to 65 million TEUs per year when fully operational.”
Toll City is reportedly home to new technologies including driverless vehicles, smart-city telematics, 3D printing and smart radio-frequency identification (RFID) cabinets.
Also, Toll City hosts the SiTadeL Control Tower that provides decision support. SiTadeL won the Supply Chain Asia innovation award in 2017.
Minister for Trade and Industry, Chan Chun Sing, officiated the launch.
“Toll City is a true testament to the transformation of our logistics ecosystem, where best-in-class facilities are advancing the sector’s overall operational excellence,” said Singapore Economic Development Board Assistant Managing Director, Kelvin Wong. “This is in line with the Logistics Industry Transformation Map, catalysing deep supply chain innovation that translates into better business opportunities and good jobs within the logistics sector in Singapore.”
Vincent Phang, Executive Vice President of Toll Global Logistics Singapore, Chief Executive Officer of ST Logistics said the company was excited about the possibilities the new facility will provide for customers looking to grow in the region.
“Toll City in Singapore is a new growth chapter for Toll in Asia,” said Phang.
“Toll’s focus on technology developments will revolutionise the way people work, as we create resilient supply chain solutions that deliver smarter, faster and better outcomes for our clients.
“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,” he said.
Toll’s environmentally sustainable design guidelines have been incorporated into the Toll City design which includes innovative elements like rainwater harvesting. Toll City has earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental (LEED) Gold accreditation and is reportedly on average 25-30 per cent more energy efficient than non-accredited buildings due to improved ventilation, temperature control and reduced indoor pollution.