There are different kinds of warehouses and the classification of warehouses can be made from the following viewpoints:
On the basis of structure.
On the basis of ownership.
On the basis of service rendered.
From the point of view of structure, the following types of warehouses are found:
i. Classical warehouse: It is a big hall of single storey building divided into various big or small rooms to store of general nature.
ii. Silo: It is a vertical structure room equipped with mechanical devices. The loading and unloading functions are affected through mechanical devices.
iii. These are generally in the shape of big tanks or bunkers.