Tiger Logistics has commenced operations at its new Rotterdam mega hub, which will enable it to offer “sustainable e-commerce and low-cost last mile solutions across Europe”.
Tiger, which has had a Rotterdam base for more than 20 years, now offers dedicated account management at its new mega hub, as well as “turnkey e-commerce platform integrations, fiscal representation and duty reporting in compliance with European law”.
Tiger’s new mega hub — which has replaced its old Rotterdam facility — is located 10km from the Port of Rotterdam, is accessible by road and rail, and is part of the company’s e-commerce fulfilment expansion.
The facility measures more than 550,000 sq ft, has 60,000 pallet positions and 550,000 bin locations.
It also features solar panels and energy-efficient LED lighting, and is powered by Tiger’s SmartHub:Connect freight.
Hong Kong-headquartered Tigers said that e-commerce represents more than half of its business in Rotterdam and that it sees the port city as a key European hub.
Shahar Ayash, Tiger’s regional managing director, Europe, explained: “We are seeing explosive growth in our business-to-commercial (B2C) business, whilst business-to-business (B2B) volumes have reduced during the lockdown.”
“We can help customers explore new ways of moving quickly into B2C, even if they are set up only for the B2B market.
“Companies need to be innovative to keep supply chains moving and to ensure that the ever-increasing demand for e-commerce deliveries can be met in an efficient and environmentally-friendly way.
“Our new Rotterdam hub offers customers the space they need to grow organically and the tools and technology to do just that.”