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Rapid Logistics Assessment

Waterways, River Transportation

 

Final Checklist for Waterways Assessment Activities

Done

Comments

1

List and map waterways of potential use to and within the emergency zone

 

 

2

If applicable – consult with the Ministry of Transport/ Infrastructure/ Urban Development to initiate repairs to damaged wharves/ jetties

 

 

Where can you find information on waterways?

In the LOG:  http://log.logcluster.org/response/transport/index.html#other-modes-of-transport

In the LCA, chapter “Waterways  Assessment”

Logistics Cluster website.

WFP GeoPortal maps

Commercial vendor website (if any)

From the customers (companies) using waterways services

Useful tips:

Make sure that the supplier is licensed and registered.

Preferably source locally rather than import, taking into account quantity and quality available.

Get feed-back from other clients.

Develop pre-supply agreement (frame agreements) for essential commodities and high turn-over commodities (strategic commodities)

Ensure inspection and documentation of goods received

Maintain clear documentation of all steps in the procurement process for memory and audit purposes

Enact simplified emergency procurement procedures to speed up the procurement process (Before activating any emergency procurement procedures, first check the donor requirements and restrictions for specific projects) and if appropriate:

Increase limits of approval and authorisation for purchases.

Increase checks signatory limits.

Suspend the requirement for multiple quotes-authorise single or sole-source purchases where justifiable.

Suspend sealed and public bidding procedures (if this is part of your normal process).

Decentralise procurement to enable larger-scale procurement at the field level.

Immediately process payments due to vendors, as any delay in payments might hinder the delivery of goods.

Relax check-run dates for emergency purchases to help with immediate payments

Waterways and River Transportation Assessment

From/to (names)

From                                                                                      To:

NAME:                                                                            NAME:

GPS Waypoint:                                                              GPS Waypoint:

Total Distance (kms)/ nautical miles

Is the waterway passable?

Normal travel time (hrs/days)

Current travel time (hrs/days)

Is there an alternate route? (Please complete a  separate road or waterway assessment for alternate routes)

 

Yes No

 

 

Yes No via:

Are there any security concerns?

(Where and of what nature)

Yes No  If yes please elaborate -

What are the maximum dimensions vehicles allowed on this waterway?

 

What particular constraints are there on this waterway

Bridges and tunnels                 Restricted depths (rivers)   Floods, landslides, snow    Tide schedule                               Seasonal/weather factors      Necessary transhipments   Other (please indicate)

What bottlenecks exist?

1. Location (between x and y/distance from town)

 

Nature of bottleneck

Damage to infrastructures (bridges, Dams, locks…)      Dried out areas            Overflow/ flooding                                                                      Delays at loading/ offloading zones                                  Other (please indicate)

What possibilities are there for re-opening and/or increasing movement capacities?

 

What materials, equipment, expertise would be required?

 

What would it cost and how long would it take?

 

2. Location (between x and y/distance from town)

 

Nature of bottleneck (damage to bridge, dried out areas, damages to locks or dams, overflow..)

Damage to infrastructures (bridges, Dams, locks…)      Dried out areas            Overflow/ flooding                                                                      Delays at loading/ offloading zones                                  Other (please indicate)

 

What possibilities are there for re-opening and/or increasing movement capacities?

 

What materials, equipment, expertise would be required?

 

What would it cost and how long would it take?

 

Loading/offloading Zones - Jetties

Name:

GPS Waypoint

Distance from End of line: in Km                      or                          In nautical miles

Distance to destination:     in Km                      or                          In nautical miles

 

Handling equipment

Handling capacity (MT or boats per hour)

Storage capacity ( mt / m² / m³)

Connected to other transport

Other comments: little space to manoeuver trucks, congestion, and approximate wait times to load/unload.

 

 

 

Road  Rail

Air

 

Name:

GPS Waypoint

Distance from End of line: in Km                      or                          In nautical miles

Distance to destination:     in Km                      or                          In nautical miles

 

Handling equipment 

Handling capacity (mt or wagons per hour)

Storage capacity ( mt / m² / m³)

Connected to other transport

Other comments: little space to manoeuver trucks, congestion, and approximate wait times to load/unload.

 

 

 

Road  Rail

Air

 

 


Other questions you can ask th e boats and/or Commercial Operators

Describe any damage to the waterways infrastructures (jetties, quayside facilities etc)

 

What repairs are being undertaken and when the waterway service will be operational again

 

What size and type of vessels, barges and other commercial carrier ships ensure commercial transport in your area of operation

 

Is there priority given for relief shipments?

Yes No  

I there a time schedule available?

Yes No  

How your shipment will be transported (on the deck, in the hold, in container etc.)?

Deck                             In the hold                                         Container

Other:

Security measures to protect the cargo during transport?

 

 

Which entity is liable for cargo during transportation?

Insurance                      Waterway Company            Security or Escort Company

Other:

Cost?

 

Will ship be loaded with cargo from different entities, i.e. will ship be shared?

Yes No  

What size/capacity of truck can be used to load/unload?

 

 

What are the ramp specifications for loading and unloading sites?

 

 

Is there transhipment or transit storage required for loading and unloading cargo in to the ships?

Yes No  

If yes, details on location: