What Are the Basic Requirements For An Alcohol Warehousing Facility?

by Michael Kotendzhi | Warehousing
What Are the Basic Requirements For An Alcohol Warehousing Facility

What are the basic requirements for an alcohol warehousing facility? To legally store, sell or transport alcohol, you need an excise warehouse license. Instructions and requirements for obtaining an excise warehouse license are provided in Excise Duty Memorandum EDM2.2.1, Obtaining and Renewing a License, which can be found on the CRA website.

While a license is an essential requirement for an alcohol warehouse facility, there are a few other requirements you should look for when choosing between excise warehouses.

Refrigerated Storage

In most cases, alcohol products will need to be stored at a certain temperature to maintain quality and freshness. Therefore, an alcohol warehouse will usually store its product in a refrigerated storage section.

In addition, refrigeration equipment must be regularly serviced and maintained. Any damage to the equipment can mean delays for businesses, so be sure to carefully inspect the equipment of any warehouse.

Inventory Tracking and Reporting

Inventory tracking is an essential part of any alcohol warehousing facility. Why? For example, if you know how much you have in stock for your product, you can quickly replenish stock and avoid running out. This information can help you avoid lost sales and additional shipping costs.

However, not all warehouses keep track of the exact amount of alcohol products they have on hand. As a result, it is a good idea to work with a partner that has real-time inventory tracking methods in place.

Dedicated Staff

When transporting alcohol, dedicated staff can make all the difference. Alcohol beverages require careful handling, and the

warehouse you choose must have staff trained to handle alcohol.

At 18 Wheels Logistics, we provide all of the basic requirements for alcohol warehousing. Our team of professionals is trained to work with alcohol, and our warehouse can handle the refrigerated storage of your products.

For over 30 years, 18 Wheels Logistics has strived to be the most customer-centric trucking, warehousing, and logistics company around. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 18 Wheels relies on experience and integrity to make customers happy and remain on the cutting edge of shipping and logistics management.

If you have any questions about this article or you would like to talk to us about your shipping needs, please call us at (604) 439-8938.

Michael Kotendzhi is President of Operations & Transportation and a partner at 18 Wheels. Michael has over 15 years of experience and is equipped with a degree in Logistics from the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business. As well as a background in logistics from XPO Logistics (formally Kelron Logistics), North America's largest contract warehousing provider.

Michael's experience includes supply chain management, reverse logistics, & domestic transportation. He has developed 18 Wheels' trucking solutions, effectively utilizing the sister company's vehicle fleet and building a transportation supply-chain network across North America.