Transit Sheds and Warehouses:
These are sheds constructed as steel frames or RCC frames with a steel truss, with galvanised iron or asbestos cement sheets. Transit sheds may be single or two storied. They are constructed about 8-25 m away from the dock wall to house a rail track, roads, and gantry cranes.
Warehouses are constructed at a distance of 10-25 m away from the transit sheds.
The whole area between the dock wall and the transit shed, and between the transit shed and warehouse is paved. A cement concrete pavement or concrete block pavement is long-lasting and maintenance-free.
Good lighting and fire lighting arrangements are needed inside transit sheds and warehouses.
Figure gives the layout of a transit shed and warehouse.
Figure: Transit Shed and Warehouse Location