Zero-emission handling equipment
Another major source of indoor air pollution in traditional warehouses is diesel-powered equipment such as forklifts, which emit harmful exhaust fumes.
World Gateway sidestepped this problem by acquiring fully electric, green-certified handling equipment, according to Thean.
Best-in-class electric-powered forklifts, cranes, conveyors and semi-automated pallet shuttles move goods throughout the warehouse. These technologies save energy and safeguard air quality with their high-efficiency motors.
An electric-powered Dematic Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) has also been deployed to move and store goods in the warehouse. This high-density system has narrow aisles and typically requires at least 25 per cent less floor space than conventional storage systems.
LF Logistics found that its electric equipment costs around 30 per cent less to operate than diesel. On top of that, the ASRS consumes 70 per cent less energy and resources than conventional solutions.