Toll City officially opened
Japan Post’s Toll Group officially opened its S$228m Toll City logistics hub in Singapore last week.
The new hub, which was officially opened last Wednesday (18 July), is located less than 3km away from the upcoming Tuas “mega port”, which will consolidate all of Singapore’s container operations in one terminal.
In a statement about the official opening, Toll Group promoted the hub as a hive of futuristic logistics: “Designed to accommodate the latest technology, Toll City is already home to new technologies such as driverless vehicles, smart-city telematics to track and optimise road fleet in real-time,3D-printing, and Smart RFID cabinets for real-time inventory accuracy and accountability. In addition, Toll City hosts the SiTadeL Control Tower that provides decision support. SiTadeL won the Supply Chain Asia innovation award in 2017.
“In addition, Toll is piloting new technologies to augment manual labor to improve safety and efficiency. Other emerging technologies being explored at the facility include automated machine handling equipment, in-warehouse cycle counting drones, voice picking and intelligent conveyor systems, augmented reality glasses for navigation and instruction, and exoskeletons for warehouse operation.”
Vincent Phang, who is both Executive Vice President of Toll Global Logistics Singapore and Chief Executive Officer of ST Logistics, said: “Toll City in Singapore is a new growth chapter for Toll in Asia. 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.”