BMC Container Depot project has been the empty container terminal, which was officially opened in January 2008 at Egypt. It is one of the major container yard in Port Said, Egypt and is fully paved with a high quality repair facility for containers. At present, the 10 acres already developed can store up to 5.800 teus at 6 high for 20ft equipment and 7 for the 40ft equipment.

 A covered space/shed where export cargo is received and import cargo stored/delivered; containers are stuffed/stripped or reworked; LCL exports are consolidated and import LCLs are unpacked; and cargo is physically examined by Customs. Export and import consignments are generally handled either at separate areas in a warehouse or in different nominated warehouses/sheds.

 The place where container trains are received dispatched and handled in a terminal. Similarly, the containers are  loaded on and unloaded from rail wagons at the siding through overhead cranes and / or other lifting equipments

The depot is currently equipped with:-

  • BMC Container yard has also designed an IT system
  • 2 Sisu side loaders with a capacity to stack containers up to 6 high. 
  • 9 tractors 10 trailers to transport containers from the depot to the port and vice versa. 
  • The latest welding machines, hydraulic body jacks and welding tools for the depot workshop. Containers will be inspected and repaired as per IICL5 standards or as per in-service criteria specified by our clients.
  • CCTV in the yard to monitor container movement and security.
  • A total of 7 light towers have been installed at the yard to ensure there is adequate light during night operation.


  • Both facilities have the capacity to handle;
  • Both containerized and loose cargo
  • Stripping and stuffing of containers
  • Consolidation, storage of full containers and loose export cargo
  • Storage of empty containers
  • Hire of labour and equipments
  • Weighing of containers
  • Special services e.g. cleaning of containers
  • Cargo documentation finalized at ICDs
  • Leasing of slots to shipping lines on request
  • Structural repairs of damages on containers to IICL Standards
  • Pre-tripping of refrigerated containers
  • Mechanical repairs to reefer containers
  • Washing and cleaning of containers
  • Computerized Tracking via EDI
  • Container Conversions
  • Empty Container Transport


  • Secure transport for shippers
  • Port services are brought closer to customers
  • Through Bill of Lading (TBL) by rail containers’ dwell time at the port is significantly reduced.
  • Security and safety of cargo both on rail and at the depot is assured
  • Importers are allowed
  • Exporters are allowed for consolidation  and nomination of vessels
  • Exporters responsibility ends when cargo is handed
  • Trained and dedicated work force
  • Service as a transit facility.
  • Reduced level of demurrage and pilferage.
  • No Customs required at gateway ports.
  • Reduced overall level of empty container movement.
  • Competitive transport cost.
  • Reduced inventory cost.
  • Increased trade flows.