Agility Opens New Warehouse in Hong Kong
By Jacob Puthenparambil
Focused on delivering a comprehensive range of advanced logistics services, Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has opened a new 13,000-square meter warehouse in Hong Kong.
The showcase grade “A” logistics center will provide customers in Hong Kong and South China with optimal storage and handling facilities, including dust-free and static-free zones for electronics components and climate-controlled areas for temperature-sensitive products.
Some of the center’s unique features include an average high ceiling clearance of 8.2 meters to cater to five-tier storage racking systems and one independent bay for every 460 square meters of storage floor area. Handling activities are on a single-level structure, eliminating the traditional local market reliance and practice of cargo lift access, and the corresponding restrictions on efficiency.
“There is a shortage of high-quality warehousing in Hong Kong and a consequent growth in demand from our customers for specialized logistics services in the city,” said James Gagne, Chief Executive Officer, Greater China, Agility. “This new facility will also enable us to consolidate many of our operations under one roof, particularly for our customers in the electronics and retail sector. This will help us improve efficiency and drive down supply chain costs.”
The warehouse is located in the Yuen Long District of Hong Kong, close to the border with mainland China. There is direct highway access to the Kwai Chung container terminals and Hong Kong International Airport is 40 minutes away by road. The facility is managed to the highest standards of safety and security and is planned to be audited for TAPA certification in 2013. This location is also in close proximity to the future sea bridge infrastructure project connecting the regions of Pearl River Delta, Macao and Hong Kong.