Ninja Van Thailand opens its largest hub
Southeast Asian logistics provider Ninja Van Thailand has opens a new 20,000 square metre hub in Bang Saothong, Samut Prakan province which the company says is its “biggest warehouse yet”.
The new hub can accommodate more than 800,000 parcels a day. Designed in an I-shape, it allows for parcels to be processed in a straight line, thereby increasing the sorting process by 40% or 80,000 parcels a day than the existing hub.
The newly installed four-kilometre semi-automated parcel sorting conveyor belt and 400 loading docks will also increase sorting efficiency by 200%, resulting in an overall increase in delivery speed by up to four hours.
Pierce Ng, Chief Operating Officer of Ninja Van Thailand, commented: “Since COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, there has been a significant increase in the number of people who have made purchases online. Eight out of 10 people in Southeast Asia have made at least one purchase online while there are nine out 10 people in Thailand.
“From 2020 to 2021, the pandemic accelerated the spending growth by an overwhelming 68% CAGR. The CAGR
growth is predicted to continue from 2021 to 2025 albeit at a slower pace. Borders opening and inflation leading to recession speculation could contribute to the softer growth. However, the online spending forecast in the top three sectors combined is still lower than the e-commerce market spending alone. There is a need for the logistics industry to scale up to handle the growth. Foresight and early planning is required to cater to the needs of our users.
“At Ninja Van Thailand, we are constantly innovating and developing better infrastructure for increased speed and efficiency and we started planning for our new hub last June 2020 in anticipation of the volume growth. Equipped with new sorting machinery, this is part of our efforts to enhance our express delivery capabilities,”