Ukraine - 2.6 Storage Assessment

Storage Assessment

Professional contract warehouse companies with full services are available and operating abundantly throughout Ukraine in government-controlled areas. Prominent hubs for different types of storage are located near the major cities of Ukraine, such as Kyiv, Lviv, Odesa, Dnipro, etc. Due to the proximity of the war front, storage capacities in Kharkiv and Zaporizhzhia are either destroyed or not used as much as before the war.

During Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2022, a large share of Ukrainian storage capacities was destroyed. Thus, in Kyiv region over 20% of the storage infrastructure was destroyed in 2022 when the Russian troops were trying to encircle the city. However, most of the destroyed warehouses were restored in 2023, and some new storage facilities are being built despite the war. Overall, there is no lack of storage space in the government-controlled areas of Ukraine and prices for storage in dollar terms remained fairly stable throughout the war.

Any transportation or storage on the occupied Ukrainian territories is impossible during the war.

Commercial Storage

The commercial storage industry in Ukraine is modern, vast, and very well-developed.

Storage Used by Humanitarian Organizations

Given the wide range and large quantity of developed and professional warehousing companies, most humanitarian agencies prefer to contract out to a private sector provider for warehouse including full services. UNHCR and ICRC are among the larger users of storage services.

Additional information about the storage capacity of humanitarian organisations is also available at:

Public Sector Storage

The State Emergency Service of Ukraine (SESoU) has a branched network of hub storage which has been expanded and actively used during the war. These storages contain relief items for emergency response and the humanitarian community can contact SESoU for joint use of the space. Link:

Cold Chain

The cold chain storage in Ukraine is widely represented by commercial storage companies and is modern, vast, and well-developed.

Most cold chain storages are less than 1000 m2 but some companies have big spaces (e.g. Raben Ukraine – 4000 m2, 3 chambers, different temperature regimes from +2+4*C to +8+12*C).



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