Japan-based Yusen Logistics recently opened a new temperature-controlled facility at the Tsuen Wan Logistics Center in Hong Kong – a move aimed at satisfying the region’s growing demand for e-commerce-fueled food imports from Japan and Europe.
Yusen’s new chilled facility is symbolic of the changing commodity flows moving through Asia. The new 17,000-square-meter center located 5 kilometers from Hong Kong’s major container terminal, and 25 kilometers from Chek Lap Kok airport, was previously a logistics hub for electronics.
In a move away from the high-technology goods that once passed through the center, the new facility utilizes separate frozen and refrigerated facilities to handle a wide range of food items, including processed foods, perishables and alcoholic beverages. Given its location, Tsuen Wan offers good connectivity for reefer consolidation between ocean and air segments, and will serve as a gateway into mainland China for increasingly in-demand food imports.
Refrigerated storage temperatures range from 2˚C to 5˚C, while freezer temperatures are regulated between -18˚C and -15˚C.