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Fiji Storage Assessment

Warehouse storage throughout Fiji is limited and any available space is centered around Suva and Lautoka on Viti Levu.  Storage on Vanua Levy is limited and poor quality and cannot be relied upon.

Warehouse storage in Fiji

  • Fiji Govt. through FPO (Fiji Procurement Office) operates two semi-bonded warehouses in Walu Bay Suva handling incoming sea freight and Lautoka handling incoming airfreight consigned to Govt ministries.  
  • The GOF can and has requisitioned space during an emergency (During TC Winston the FG requisitioned the mechanical services area of the Port of Suva(3000m3) for the use by NDMO only to handle unsolicited good donations arriving in country)   
  • Commercial Storage is available for rent primarily in the Suva and Nadi areas. There is limited storage available in regional and island areas
  • Private business warehouse Premises- usually for exclusive use by the business but may be available on an ad-hoc basis during an emergency.
  • WFP has undertaken the establishment of a shared warehouse /humanitarian logistics hub together with a private sector company and through the construction of a warehouse in Suva in 2016 for completion in 2017.

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

4.5 Fiji Storage and Milling Company Contact List

Commercial Storage

There are predominantly 3 main suppliers of Storage and all are based in Suva:

Location

Owner

Available for Rent

Capacity

(MT / m² / m³)

Type [1]

Access [2]

Condition [3]

Suva

Williams and Gosling

Yes

500-1000m²

Warehouse concrete floor

NA

Availability depending on demand. Has open units of 100m² each. Door access under one roof Units not secrure as no patrician walls

Suva

Bollore Logistics

Yes

1-3000m²

Warehouse concrete floor

 

FJD 30-35/m rental during emergency

Suva

CDP

Yes

500-1000m²

Warehouse concrete floor

 

Availability depending on demand

[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

Storage Used by Humanitarian Organisations

Humanitarian organisations in Fiji have minimal or no usable space. Most storage is in containers located in varying sites.

WFP Pacific office is establishing a Shared warehouse together with CDP that will be available for UN agencies and NGOs on a cost recovery basis. By investing in the construction, WFP will be able to offer a lower market price.

Until this project comes to an end, WFP currently uses premises located at CDP compound in where 2 MSU’s have been erected and where the IFRC also maintains an MSU. 

Location

Organization

Sharing Possibility

Capacity

(MT / m² / m³)

Type [1]

Access [2]

Condition [3]

Suva

Unicef

No

350m²

Warehouse concrete floor

  

Suva

WFP/CDP

Yes

1000m² 2100m³

Warehouse Concrete floor

3000m² Site

Completed Nov 2017 Approximate cost FJD11/m²/mth

Suva

WFP/CDP

Yes

480-620

3 MSU’s Compacted gravel

 

Erected in time of emergencies

[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

 

Figure 1 MSU shared warehousing under construction Walu Bay

Public Sector Storage

The FPO operates two bonded type warehouses for the purposes of handling consignments to the GOF ministries. The goods entering the country by air are transported to the FPO in Nadi (See below) Good arriving be sea arrive in Suva and are stored at Walu bay Suva. These storage areas operate more as transit point as goods are reconsigned and dispatched to Govt ministries and departments.

There is no predefined public sector/govt storage available. In the case of an emergency the GOF has requisitioned public sector storage/work spaces for use for the NDMO.

Location

Ministry / Agency

Use Possibility

Capacity

(MT / m² / m³)

Type [1]

Access [2]

Condition [3]

Suva Walu Bay

NDMO

No

760m

Concrete floor warehouse

Good

Good

Nadi

FPO

yes

100m2

Wooden structure

fair

Poor

Figure 2 MSU FPO Nadi Exiting storage on right

Figure 3Potential MSU site FPO Nadi

Figure 4 MSU FPO Nadi

Figure 5 Warehousing storage FPO Nadi

 

Cold Chain

A commercial cold storage facility is available in Nadi.Medical items specifically vaccines are flown directly into Nadi and distributed directly to the islands

Location

Organization / Owner

Type

Cooling /  Power

Quantity

Total Capacity

(m³)

Condition

Nadi

Yes Cold storage

Positive +4C and negative -19C

Compression

  

Good