A Guide To Storage Sheds For The Shipping Industry

Storage sheds for shipping industry

The shipping industry carries 80% of the world’s transported goods, from machinery and equipment to agri-commodities and vehicles. The backbone of global trade, the sector supports a complex network of ships, ports and all types of cargo.

Storing and Securing Cargo

Shipments require safe and secure port storage before departure, post-arrival and during handling to protect them from theft or damage caused by weather or ecological factors. With port storage already operating at maximum capacity, unplanned cargo can overwhelm a stretched supply chain. Being well-prepared can help create secure and efficient storage arrangements for any sudden spike in load.

The right storage sheds can make it easy to track and secure all these valuable shipments.

Choosing the Right Storage Sheds

In an industry that deals with import, export and trade between countries and continents, it’s important to have plenty of storage facilities to accommodate any urgent, short-term or seasonal shipments. A good storage shed will provide optimal space to store all cargo while still remaining secure and protected from weather conditions like rain or snow.

Temporary or Permanent Storage Sheds?

Temporary storage sheds are the most reliable solution for short-term and long-term storage needs. They can be used to store goods before they are shipped out, as well as to store cargo after it has arrived at the port or dockyard. These temporary sheds can be set up, dismantled and relocated in a matter of days. The flexibility and speed with which these sheds are erected means that they’re ideal for ports and shipping companies that require large-scale, rapidly assembled facilities without committing to a long-term investment.

The Benefits of Temporary Storage Sheds for Ports and Dockyards

There are several warehouses available outside the port areas, but most ports would prefer to opt for temporary storage buildings within their premises. Here’s why:

1. High-volume storage with minimum turn-around time

It’s possible to erect more than 1 lakh square feet of covered storage space in less than 30 days to urgently accommodate any emergency shipments.

2. Portable, scalable and customisable to fit requirements

Since space is restricted in port areas, these temporary storage buildings can be relocated, rescaled and reused for multi-purpose, multi-volume storage needs.

3. Reliable structural integrity for all-weather protection

As the weather at ports is usually windy and unpredictable, storage solutions must be safe, secure, sturdy and technically sound.

4. Low cost and ease of maintenance with flexible rentals

Rapidly developing and upcoming ports can avail of cost-effective temporary rental services to reduce the load on their CAPEX budgets.


There you have it a guide to reliable sheds for cargo storage! As you can see, there are many options out there and it’s up to each company to choose which one is best for them.

We at Shah Shivji Valji & Co. provide highly durable temporary storage solutions to meet your immediate cargo storage requirements. With over 110 years of experience in storage solutions for ports and the shipping industry, we assure the highest quality, cost-effectiveness and timely delivery. If you’re looking for more information or want to get started, then contact us today! We would love nothing more than to help you find the perfect solution for your needs.

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