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Solomon Islands Storage Assessment

There are businesses in Honiara that have space available for rent. The availability of space in the provinces is very much dependent on the location. Smaller towns will have space available for storage of relief goods in disused private buildings (e.g. shops) schools, churches and other public buildings. The resident aid agencies use a mix of sea containers and spare rooms for prepositioning of emergency relief stocks in Honiara and the smaller centres on outlying islands and provinces

There are a large number of shipping containers available for rental for storage from private organisations.  These can be loaded on a barge and taken to locations outside of Honiara. There needs to be equipment to unload the containers at the receiving end, this may require sending the loading equipment on the barge.

Refrigerated containers are the main form of cold storage used in the islands. These are available from the port. The Silent World Company has limited amounts of cool store and freezer space that may be available for rent.

 

There is adequate storage facility available for current requirements and further storage space that can be made available in case of emergency surge requirements. Short term storage for emergency relief will not be a problem in the Solomon Islands.

For more information on storage company contact details, please see the following link: HQ staff will input a link to section 4.6 Storage and Milling Companies Contact List here.

Commercial Storage

All the importer/wholesalers of food and dry good items have their own storage facilities in a range of sizes. They do not always have spare capacity for rental, however will generally make space available in an emergency situation.  

 

Location

Owner

Available for Rent

Capacity

(MT / m² / m³)

Type [1]

Access [2]

Condition [3]

Honiara (Ranandi)

Silent World

Yes

500 m²

Concrete

Flat

Appears intact

Honiara (Ranandi)

Silent World

Yes

20 x 20 ft containers

Concrete

Flat

Appears intact

Honiara (Ranandi)

Pacific Air Sea

Yes

100 m²

Concrete

Flat

Appears intact

Honiara (Ranandi)

Pacific Air Sea

Yes

65 m²

Concrete

Flat

Appears intact

Honiara (Ranandi)

Toll

Yes

500 m²

Concrete

Flat

Appears 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

Storage Used by Humanitarian Organizations

The humanitarian organizations do not have major storage facilities. They utilize shipping containers in Honiara and the provinces and generally have other limited storage capacity using spare rooms in their offices or houses; they therefore have very limited capacity for sharing. Some of the humanitarian agencies (SIRC) have made prior arrangements with warehouse owners to use their available spare capacity in the advent of a major relief effort requiring storage . 

Location

Organization

Sharing Possibility

Capacity

(MT / m² / m³)

Type [1]

Access [2]

Condition [3]

Honiara

Red Cross

No

150m3

Containers/rooms in offices

Flat

Appears intact

Provinces

Red Cross

No

50m3

Containers

Flat

Appears intact

Honiara

World Vision

No

100m3

Containers

Flat

Appears intact

Honiara

Oxfam

No

5 x 20ft

Containers

Flat

Appears intact

Honiara

NDMO

Yes

150 m²

Building

Flat (small door)

Appears intact

Public Sector Storage

Available Public sector storage appears very limited however space will be made available in emergency situations

Location

Ministry / Agency

Use Possibility

Capacity

(MT / m² / m³)

Type [1]

Access [2]

Condition [3]

Honiara Port

Port Authority

Yes

140 m²

Concrete

Flat

Appears Intact

Honiara Port

Port Authority

Yes

140 m²

Concrete

Flat

Appears Intact

Noro Port

Port Authority

Yes

140 m²

Concrete

Flat

Appears Intact

Noro Port

Port Authority

Yes

140 m²

Concrete

Flat

Appears Intact

Cold Chain

There is no cold chain in the Solomon Islands but you can get reefers from the port if needed.  Silent World also has a small amount of fridge and freezer space available for rent.

Location

Organisation / Owner

Type [1]

Cooling /  Power [2]

Quantiy

Total Capacity

Condition

Honiara (Ranandi)

Silent World

Freezer

Compression 1

1

15

Appears Intact

Honiara (Ranandi)Silent WorldFridgeCompression 115Appears Intact

[1] Cold Room Positive, Cold Room Negative, Refrigerator, Freezer,

[2] Compression, Absorption, Solar, Other, unspecified