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Yusen Logistics (JP) builds pharma warehouse in Flanders

Yusen Logistics – specialist in global logistics for pharmaceutical products – has given the green light for the expansion of its Logistics Campus at the Port of Antwerp, Flanders. The Japanese company will construct an efficient, sustainable and semi-automated 17-meter-high warehouse.

Logistics warehouse

Expansion of pharma facilities

In 2018, Yusen Logistics Benelux opened the Antwerp Healthcare Center on its Antwerp Logistics Campus. With growing demand from customers, this 8,000 m2, GDP-certified pharma warehouse, equipped with both cold store (2-8 °C) and ambient storage (15-25°C) sections, has reached maximum storage capacity. To continue to meet demand, Yusen Logistics is now further expanding its pharma facilities.

Bruno Jacques, managing director of Yusen Logistics Benelux: "The expansion of this new warehouse underlines our strong commitment to providing outstanding logistics services to our customers.”

Smart pharma warehouse

The warehouse will function almost entirely automatically on a 24/7 basis. One of the most striking innovations in the new warehouse is the "narrow aisle racking" system, which will have induction-guided, unmanned trucks that find the correct places for pallets with the aid of sensors.

Including the new warehouses, Yusen Logistics has 65,000 m² of storage space in Antwerp, representing 295 jobs. The Antwerp site is also the central hub within the "Yusen Logistics pharmaceutical superhighway" – a European network through which over two million pallets of pharma products pass annually. The various warehouses on the campus are specifically designed for the storage of products from customers in the automotive, hi-tech, retail & fashion and pharma & healthcare industries.

Preparations for the construction of the new warehouse, which will take more than a year, have already started. Completion and commissioning of the warehouse are scheduled for December 2020.

The Antwerp Logistics Campus

The Antwerp Logistics Campus is a strategic hotspot for Yusen Logistics – regionally and internationally – thanks to its import and export flows, worldwide air and sea transport options, and extensive road network connections to destinations throughout Europe.

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Yusen Logistics Port of Antwerp
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9 March 2020

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