Offshore Hub Status Enables Free Movement of Goods and Ease of Operations, and Distribution Center Program Improves Supply Chain Efficiency Through On-Demand Inventory Replenishment.
CRYSTAL BAY, Nev & SINGAPORE–(BUSINESS WIRE)– 20Cube Logistics Pte. Ltd. (“20Cube”), a Singapore-based software-enabled international supply chain orchestrator, today announced the expansion of its Distribution Center located in the Port Klang Free Zone (“PKFZ”) in Selangor D.E, Malaysia to now include 250,000 square feet of storage to support off-shore warehousing for the Asia Pacific region, with a focus on Australian customers.
The 20Cube Port Klang Malaysia Distribution Center serves as a major hub for customers throughout Southeast Asia, Australia, India, China, and the Middle East. The Company has capitalized on its advantages and expertise in the region to build solid trade lanes between these countries with dedicated weekly space contracts from all operators. It offers a unique Off-shore Pick and Pack solution to multiple Australian customers through Port Klang Malaysia Distribution Centers. It includes B2B and B2C order fulfillment for Australian clients who in turn distribute their products to a wide range of their customers in Australia and worldwide.
Facilities now include a 50,000 square foot non-bonded warehousing within Port Klang to support domestic customers, 20,000 square feet of separate light industrial units for handling slow-moving cargo within the Port Klang Free Zone, and an expansion of its raised floor cross-dock facility from 120,000 square feet to 250,000 square feet, with 20,000 pallet positions of storage.
“Our Port Klang Malaysia operations offer significant cost, supply chain and logistics advantages to our Australian customers,” said John McNally, Chief Executive Officer of 20Cube Logistics Australia. “The PKFZ is outside the customs clearance territory, but within the port premises, working as an offshore hub and easing operations. This allows for the free movement of goods without much interference from customs, and for the goods to be stored without paying any duty and only paid for those that are moved out.
“The PKFZ also works as the main Distribution Center from where pick-and-pack operations ensure direct-to-store (DTS) delivery and saves more than 20% of the supply chain costs. The DC bypass program improves supply chain efficiency through on-demand inventory replenishment. With the DC program, the frequency of cargo flow is managed with ease and allows sourcing lower quantities more often from multiple suppliers. The hub also provides innovative logistics solutions engineered to ensure direct-to-store distribution, decreasing the need for intermediary freight resulting in indirect cost savings. As well, multi-country consolidation of goods simplifies order complexity and saves on costs.”
Richard Mallon, Director – Business Development of 20Cube Logistics Australia, added, “20Cube Malaysia benefits our Australian customers by combining warehousing solutions with offshore capabilities. We offer complete digitized services with the MyHubPlus digital customer portal, where customers have end-to-end visibility from purchase orders to proof of delivery as well as uninterrupted shipment movement from one international destination to another.”
“This new expansion represents our ongoing growth in the Asia Pacific region, leveraging the significant advantages we can offer Australian and other customers shipping through our Distribution Center in Malaysia,” said 20Cube Chief Executive Officer and Founder Mahesh Niruttan. “We continue to position 20Cube as a service provider with innovative supply chain solutions, optimizing our supply chain, lead time and cost to deliver. We believe the expansion is of substantial commercial and strategic value and will enable us to increase our potential customer base and expand into new markets.”
About 20Cube Logistics Pte. Ltd.
20Cube is a software-enabled international supply chain orchestrator from purchase order (PO) to point of delivery (POD) with a technology-driven, proven proprietary system and key presence at over 60 locations in Asia, Australia, and East Africa. 20 Cube has over 600 employees. 20Cube was built from the ground up over the past 10 years on a disruptive software, workflow and control tower driven platform. 20Cube’s platform is centered around MyHubPlus, which captures data from every part of the supply chain to provide customers with unprecedented real-time visibility, alerts, exception management and reporting. Its suite of freight forwarding, intelligent warehousing/distribution, customs and trade compliance solutions have resulted in significant savings from better container utilization, load balancing, predictability, and logistics process management. For more information visit www.20cube.com.
On October 18, 2022, 20Cube announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to become publicly listed through a merger transaction with Evo Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: EVOJ), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2023. Pubco’s ordinary shares are expected to be listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “TCUB”.
About Evo Acquisition Corp.
Evo is a blank check company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. While Evo may pursue an acquisition in any business industry or sector, it intends to focus its search on companies in the technology and financial sectors, including companies with a nexus to Japan. Evo is led by its Chairman, Michael Lerch, its Chief Executive Officer, Richard Chisholm, its Chief Financial Officer, Adrian Brindle and Managing Director Jason Sausto. For more information visit www.evospac.com.
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