Wednesday, April 08, 2015

SEA Games Sets Sail As SINGSOC Opens Logistics Centre

SINGAPORE, April 7 (Bernama) -- Singapore Southeast Asian Games Organising Committee (SINGSOC) on Tuesday announced the official opening of the SINGSOC Logistics Centre (SLC), which will be the key warehousing and logistics support venue for the 28th SEA Games.

The SLC will provide a monthly warehouse space of 17,000 square feet and storage space for 11,000 pallets over a 12-month period.

It will also be handling up to 53,000kg of air freight and 1350m3 of sea freight and some of the items housed at the SLC would include sporting equipment such as Olympic bicycle racks, table tennis tables, balls and mats for combat sports.

The SLC also houses supplies like 31,000 packets of snacks and two million litres of beverages.

The Equipment Factory, which is located on the same site, is where the configuration and testing of 3,000 laptops and devices are conducted before distribution to competition venues while all the items will take 3,000 truck trips to transport.

The SLC is located on the premises of Singapore's largest home-grown logistics provider, CWT Ltd, which has been appointed as the Logistics Service Provider for the Games.

CWT will be providing a full supply chain management and supporting logistical services, inclusive of manpower and transportation.

Speaking at the opening of the logistics centre, SINGSOC exco chairman, Lim Teck Yin said: "The SINGSOC Logistics Centre is the backbone of the Games' operations. All in all, the Centre will store, manage and move 1,642 tonnes of sports equipment, fittings and general supplies.

"With CWT's expertise and track record in logistics, we are assured of efficient and secured supply chain management. This partnership is fundamental to delivering a successful Games."

The 28th SEA Games will be held from June 5-16 with the Singapore Sports Hub as the main venue for the Games.

Organised by the SINGSOC, the Games is held in conjunction with Singapore's 50th anniversary and will host more than 7,000 athletes and officials who compete in 36 sports.

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