Obaid Majid AlRoum
Final Checklist for Warehousing Needs and Facilities
Determine the current and expected level of stocks (items, weight and volume) and expected storage duration
Assess the available warehouses in the affected area(s)
Initiate agreements for leasing of warehousing
Initiate the recruitment of warehousing staff if necessary
Initiate a cargo tracking and inventory management systems
Check the availability of temporary storage units (e.g. Rubb halls)
Where can you find information on warehouses?
Following chapters of the LCA: Commercial storage, storage used by humanitarian organizations, public sector storage, cold chain storage.
Logistics Cluster website: Concept of Operations (CONOPS)
UN organisations, NGOs and private companies
Major importers and wholesalers (see local supplies market section in LCA)
In the process of the selection of your warehouse(s), feedback from users will be useful (UN organisations, NGOs and private company).
Consider sharing warehouse space with other NGOs as a cost-saving measure but ensure very clear delineation of space, controls and liabilities
Check the possibilities of finding temporary mobile storage structures (MSU’s)
Check that the cost calculation follows the same methodology between different agents (Metric tons, volume, and surface area) and then compare the prices. (At the end the price should not be the single criteria for selection)
Take pictures while visiting potential warehouses.
Keep in mind that you will probably have the owner giving you a visit and then, trying to “sell” you the place. Pay attention to details.
Make a drawing of the set up
Identification of current warehousing
Is there a need to secure additional warehousing for humanitarian community?
What type of services/ warehousing is required?
A warehouse that you will manage on your own or a warehouse that will be managed by service supplier (private/government etc...)
Yes (DP World have Cold Storage facilities and it comes under SSL Smart Solution Logistic)
If yes, what size?
Warehouse area – 71,454 m2.
Fully enclosed/food grade warehouse
Selection of an appropriate structure
(Refer to warehouse section in LCA for list of warehouses)
Address + GPS viewpoint
Total 11 Warehouses located in General Cargo Section
(WH-29, 33, 33A, 33b, 34, 36, 37, 38, 39, 42, 43)
Ownership – contact details
General Cargo / Obaid Majid AlRoum, Obaid.MajidAlroum@dpworld.com 971 4 8897474
DPWorld General Cargo Operation
Is the capacity sufficient?
Total m²: 71,454
Access (raised siding, flat, paved road, no tight turns, overhead wires))
No Tight turns
Other: DCD approval
Security in place
Type - (guards, cameras)
Guards available in entries and exit gates and guards can be provided upon request.
Facilities for guards?
Is warehouse fenced?
Yes (wall built in warehouse)
Other: business related facilities can be provided upon the approval of management.
What handling equipment is there (fork lifts, pallets etc.)
Type of floor
Risk of flooding
No (so far, no flooding experienced)
Yes (DPWorld have Cold Storage facilities and it comes under SSL Smart Solution Logistic section)
Type cold store (cold room, freezer, etc.)
Cool and Cold Room (for more details contact SSL Smart Solution Logistic section)
Access to transport infrastructure?
Is there warehouse staff available?
Cost p/staff: as per DPW Tariff, available on www.dpworld.ae
Is there an inventory mgt system in place?
Is there enough outside space to store containers?
Is the outside space suitable to land a helicopter?
Does this warehouse respond to the needs?
1/ Previous use of facilities?
2/ Availability at short notice?
3/ Any reference from other customers?
5/ Lease duration
1/Abu Dhabi Polymers Company Limited (Borouge) Cargo handling and Wheat Cargo Storage
2/ Yes - depending upon space availability
4/ Commercial and DPW tariff
5/ As per requirement and commercial agreement
Port Systems available for cargo tracking
Land available to erect temporary storage units
Location name: DPWorld-UAE-Jebel Ali – General Cargo
Location GPS Waypoint:
Owned by DPWorld
Flat (interlock paved floor)
Size land m2
Total 11 warehouses, area: 71,454 m2
Please draw here in a plan of the setup of identified warehouses:
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