Kerry Logistics, a global logistics service provider, has started construction of its Asia regional logistics hub in Singapore. The four-story facility has a total area of 34,500 square meters and will support regional clients with a full range of integrated logistics services. The company also will focus its Asian supply chain management activities at the hub to meet demand from clients in South East Asia and Australia.
The facility is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2012. “This regional logistics hub will facilitate a comprehensive range of integrated logistics services for our customers in Asia, and we are also incorporating ‘green’ features into the design of the building in order to reduce waste and save energy,” says Robert Tan, managing director, South Asia.
Construction of the environmentally-friendly facility will incorporate green features, including an estimated 30-35 percent energy savings through design that maximizes natural light and reduces the need for artificial light. The facility also will have a rainwater harvesting system for irrigating the surrounding landscape and plants, and an air-conditioning system that improves chiller efficiency and utilizes refrigerants with low ozone depletion properties.