Port Storage & Marine Buildings

Rubb’s port warehouses and marine storage building continue to grow in popularity and offer flexible, effective, clear span space and low lifetime costs.

Rubb Supports Port Operations

Rubb port storage buildings offer marine terminals a solution that allows for maximum flexibility with respect to multiple handling methods and configurations. Relocating and re-using these port buildings is easy and cost effective. Rubb’s open truss system can be designed to support cranes, conveyors and mechanical systems. Rubb’s patented Thermohall® insulation system provides a highly efficient climate-controlled environment.

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Low Maintenance / Low Costs

Our high-quality membrane materials and post-production galvanized framework deliver durability over time, making the cost of maintaining Rubb port storage and logistical harbor buildings more economical compared to conventional structures.

High Quality Membrane

Energy-Efficient Roof Membranes

Translucent membranes allow natural daylight to illuminate the port storage building and workspace, while the white roof surface reflects heat. Optional Thermohall® insulation minimizes heat transfer, prevents condensation and virtually eliminates thermal bridging and air infiltration.

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Multiple Door Options

Rubb offers a variety of different warehouse door solutions to suit the port environment and operations.

Rapid Construction, Installation and Relocation

Rubb port warehouses can be quickly erected, dismantled and relocated due to module pre-fabrication. Rubb can provide site supervisors or fully dedicated construction teams to complete any custom project.

Flexible and Cost-Efficient Foundation Systems

Rubb port warehouses can accommodate many foundation options such as concrete up-stand, ballast weights, and ground anchors into an existing surface. Rubb co-ordination with the groundwork contractor is key for the client to reach the most cost effective solution.

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Reduced Time On-Site

Our established supply chain streamlines coordination of delivery and installation. Pre-fabricated elements and the ability to construct our buildings in a variety of weather conditions speeds up the port warehouse construction process.

Customizable Features

Port buildings can accommodate all types of door, ventilation and other systems and safely support high loads imposed by overhead cranes, ceiling-mounted HVAC and fire-suppression systems, fall-protection equipment and other superimposed loads.

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Comprehensive Long-Term Service

Rubb personnel are on hand to provide help and support, from initial contact to quotation, installation and beyond. Rubb’s commitment to customer service continues after project completion and forms the basis for long-term customer satisfaction.

Port & Marine Projects

With over 35 years experience of designing, manufacturing and constructing custom buildings to cover all port operations and cargo processing, Rubb has built up relationships with high profile clients across the globe.

Canton Port Warehouse
Canton Port Services Warehouse

Canton Port Services Warehouse

Rubb USA provided Canton Port Services with a large twin span port bulk storage fabric warehouse to cater for additional logistical demand

Port Arthur Transit Storage Warehouse

Port Arthur Transit Storage Warehouse

Rubb provided the Port of Arthur a 220` x 525` BVE Range bi-link structure which provides an additional 100,000 square feet of transit storage space.

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Philadelphia Port Authority Warehouse

Philadelphia Port Authority Warehouse

Rubb USA helped The Port of Philadelphia with an urgent requirement to cover over one hundred thousand square feet of storage space at the Tioga Marine Terminal.

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Sprague Energy

Sprague Energy

Rubb provided Sprague Energy on Portland Maine’s waterfront with a custom designed, climate controlled storage building.

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Kittery Point Yacht Yard

Kittery Point Yacht Yard

The new Rubb marine fabric boat storage building creates an additional 10,500sq ft storage at the facility in Eliot, Maine.

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Integrated Logistics Cargo Warehouse

Integrated Logistics Cargo Warehouse

Rubb USA stepped up to help the Canadian stevedoring Integrated Logistics by supplying a port cargo and bulk storage building.

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Explore Rubb’s patented Thermohall® insulated cladding system, which delivers many cost effective and eco-friendly benefits. Thermohall® fabric can be used to clad all port buildings for maintenance, repair and overhaul and aircraft storage. Insulation can be supplied in thicknesses from 2 inches to 8 inches, providing the best cost saving thermal solution.

Thickness U Value (SI) W/m2K R Value (US) ft-F-hr/BTU
50mm (2in) 0.67 W/m2K R11
100mm (4in) 0.36 W/m2K R19
150mm (6in) 0.25 W/m2K R27
200mm (8in) 0.19 W/m2K R35

Outer layer
Flame retardant heavy duty fabric


High density glass wool insulation


Inner layer
Self-cleaning PVC fabric

Thermohall insulated fabric

The Rubb Difference

The PVC coated fabric on our marine structures will not corrode in a maritime environment and allows the structure to accept differential settlement without the need for expensive pile foundations. These same features give Rubb an advantage when it comes to preventing leaky roofs - an issue that is common at many port facilities. Hot dip galvanization also allows for our steel frames to resist salt water corrosion and rust.

Rubb structures provide large, column free spaces that are illuminated by natural light through the translucent roof, saving on electricity costs over a long term period. This important feature allows a safer, more efficient working environment than is available in traditional construction port bulk storage facilities.

Rubb buildings are suitable for storing any variety of goods, even extremely sensitive materials. Our climate-controlled warehouses allow for dehumidified storage environments, while our bulk storage and break bulk warehouses are ideally suited for storage of materials under the strenuous conditions of the marine environment.

In addition to port storage buildings, we offer shipyard buildings to enclose fabrication and maintenance projects, as well as ship cocoons and barge covers to allow for the protection of bulk goods while at sea.

Port Structure Types

Rubb can provide custom designed harbor buildings in a variety of configurations and sizes to suit your specific requirements.

Rubb THA Shelter

THA Shelter

THA Rubb shelters are available in 6m, 8m, 10m, and 12m spans with 3.3m high sidewalls. These shelters can be supplied by any length in 3m modules.

Rubb BVR Structure

BVR Structure

The BVR features rectangular leg and roof box sections. This takes up less space and provides more overall internal clearance. This design is a popular choice for bulk storage buildings.

Rubb NV Structure

NV Structure

The NV was the first steel truss span building by Rubb. The design originated in Norway and has a vertical sidewall. The high arch of the roof makes this profile ideal for bulk storage.

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BVE Structure

BVE structures feature lattice frame sidewalls and can be designed with single or multiple lattice roof pitches. Span widths start from 20m to 40m, by any length.

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