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The storage capacity in Vanuatu is very limited. The two main centers of Port Vila and Luganville have few storage areas. Shops are family sized and therefore do not offer sufficient storage space. Bigger companies with warehouses are generally full as they are only replenished three or four times a year.

For more information on storage company contact details, please see the following link: 

4.6 Storage and Milling Companies Contact List here.

Commercial Storage

There is very limited commercial space free in Port Vila or Santo. It may be possible to temporarily use the cruise ship terminal buildings in Port Vila and Santo if cruise ships have been halted following a disaster.

Storage Used by Humanitarian Organizations

Storage costs are high in Vanuatu. Humanitarian organisations prefer to store goods on their own premises where possible to avoid rental fees.

Location

Organization

Sharing Possibility

Capacity

(MT / m² / m³)

Type [1]

Access [2]

Condition [3]

Port Vila

Red Cross

No

N/A

Warehouse+ 3 containers

Flat

Intact

Port Vila

Caritas

No

250m2

Building

Flat

Intact

Port Vila

Oxfam

No

350m3

Warehouse

Flat

Intact

Port Vila

World vision

No

95m3

3 x 20’ containers

 

Intact

Port Vila

ADRA

No

24m2

66m3

Room

40 ft container

Flat

Intact

Port Vila

NDMO

Yes

480m2

133m3

 

2 x MSU’s and 2 x 40ft containers

Flat

Flat

Damaged

Intact

Port Vila

NDMO

Yes

1000m2

Warehouse

Flat

Under construction

Comp 2018

Santo - Luganville

Red Cross

No

N/A

Warehouse

Flat

Intact new

Santo -sarakata

ADRA

No

37m2

Room

Flat

intact

Santo -Luganville

NDMO

Yes

400m2

Warehouse

Flat

Under construction

Comp 2018

Tanna - Isangel

Care

No

20m2

Room

Flat

intact

Tanna

ADRA

No

16.8m2

Room

 

 

Tanna -isangel

NDMO

Yes

16m2

720m2

Room

2 x MSU’s

Flat

Intact

Tanna -Lenekel

NDMO/wharf

Yes

320m2

MSU

Flat

Intact

Vanua Lava-Sola

Red Cross

No

24m3

Room

Flat

intact

Vanua - Sola

NDMO

Yes

N/A

Room in PDO office

Flat

Intact

Malekula -lakatora

Red Cross

No

24m3

20 ft container

Flat

Intact

Malekula -lakatora

Provincial office

Yes

N/A

Buildings

flat

Intact

Ambae- Saratamata

Red Cross

No

24m3

Room

Flat

Intact

[1] Warehouse Type: Open storage, container, rub-hall, silo, concrete, other, unspecified

[2] Warehouse Access: Raised-siding, flat

[3] Warehouse condition: Appears intact, appears damaged, under construction/repair

Public Sector Storage

The Ministry of Health has Central Medical Storage facilities in the Port Vila region. These are dedicated to medical supplies.

The NDMO utilised the VFM gym for TC Pam donated items however the gym does not have closable windows and is open to the elements.

Location

Ministry / Agency

Use Possibility

Capacity

(MT / m² / m³)

Type [1]

Access [2]

Condition [3]

Port Vila

Ministry of Health

Possibly for medical supplies only

250 m2

150 m2

700 m2 (temp rental )

Building

Building

Warehouse (Korman)

Flat

Flat

Flat

intact

intact

intact

Port Vila

Vanuatu Mobile Force

Yes

525 m2

Concrete gymnasium

Dirt hill to flat area.

Open window

[1] Warehouse Type: Open storage, container, rub-hall, silo, concrete, other, unspecified

[2] Warehouse Access: Raised-siding, flat

[3] Warehouse condition: Appears intact, appears damaged, under construction/repair

Cold Chain

There are currently no cold chain options identified for relief supplies. The majority of storage sites in the country may not have electricity or refrigeration. Reefers on generator may need to be used as a temporary solution in an emergency situation for temperature sensitive supplies such as vaccines.