A Level 1 Warehouse
|Construction Cost||300 · 3 · 2|
|Maintenance Cost|| -10 · +6 |
|Hitpoints||1000 / 2000 / 3000|
|Influence Radius||28 tiles|
The Warehouse is a building constructed by a ship on the coast when first settling an island. It creates a harbour area on the coastline and a building area inside the island, where other buildings can be built.
Initially it has storage capacity for 40 tons of goods, 2 passive trading slots, 1 road pick-up truck and 1 air cargo lifter to pick up goods. Upgrading to Level 2 grants total of 50t storage capacity, 4 trading slots, 2 road pick-up trucks and 1 air cargo lifter. Level 3 grants total of 60t storage capacity, 8 trading slots, 3 road pick-up trucks and 1 air cargo lifter. The storage capacity can also be upgraded by building Depots and Harbor Depots.
It can trade with only one ship at a time. This includes passive trading as well as player's ships on trading routes. Port Authority and Clearance Terminal both provide additional trading opportunities.
Level 3 warehouses can attack aircraft, although flaks are much more effective.
Without any Ark upgrades, the Warehouse normally has only 1/2/3 Road Unit(s), which is not enough if you want to have lots of industries that the warehouse must pick up goods from. It is possible to increase the number of Road Units by researching some Ark Upgrades under the Special Building chategory in the Academy (see below). This makes a warehouse able to handle a large industry without any problems, as it is possible to increase the number of units to 7 (5 in the Deep Ocean expansion, as the 3 star transport upgrade seems to have been removed) when the warehouse is fully upgraded. However, any depots connected to the warehouse will receive an additional transport unit, making it up to 7transport units, + a Air Unit at level 3. Note that this only counts if you have unlocked the "Additional Transporter" bonus in the Uplay menu, which will cost you 20 UPlay points. Every depot must be connected to the warehouse (NOTE: Port Authorities will NOT grant you this bonus, you must connect the depot directely to the warehouse) in order to receive this bonus unit.
Warehouses in the basic game have three item slots, but in the Deep Ocean expansion three more are added. You unlock the fourth when you have Tycoon/Eco Engineers or Lab Assistants living in your city, and the fifth and sixth one when you have settled 1250 Geniuses.
Creating a Warehouse on a new Island
When a ship is loaded with at least 3 building materials and 2 tools, you can bring that ship to a new beach. An icon will appear in the lower right side menu for the ship with the blue warehouse icon. The icon will blink and move up and down. Click to place. See image.
Upgrades that affect the Warehouse
Relocating the Warehouse
Player can delete the Warehouse and place it on the other side of the island if needed. To do that, it is required to prepare the boat in the new desired place with at least 3t of Construction Modules and 2t of Tools. Also, it is very advisable to construct Harbor Depots for every 40 ton of any goods located on the island or else they will be lost.