Bay Container Terminal Pvt. Ltd., (BCT) a member of the Seahorse group of companies, is the pioneer of marine freight container depots in India, offering services to international container leasing companies and shipping lines on an All-India basis.
While maintaining its leadership for over three decades BCT operates over 12 empty container depots in all major ports in India, at global standards, on 24x7 basis.
All BCT depots are certified and recertified for ISO9001:2008 Quality Management System and have won various awards from international leasing companies in recognition of exceptional service and quality.
BCT was started over three decades ago, with the vision of our Directors, who are stalwarts in shipping industry. Foundation of the company is based on professional and modern business management principles. The management team is led by experienced professional managers armed with trained engineers managing depot operations. Technicians performing skilled tasks are trained in Government training institutes.
Quality is strictly monitored and controlled by qualified inspectors who are duly certified by international bodies like IICL ( Institute of international Container Lessors).
BCT was the creation of visionary founders, who have scores of years of experience in the industry.
Capt. Avinash Batra - Director
With nearly 20 years of seafaring experience on bulk, conventional & container vessels, coupled with extensive experience in Shipping & Commerce, makes him one of the most sought after professionals in the industry.
Capt. Avinash Batra is a post graduate in "Management Studies (Shipping)", from the School of Maritime Studies, Plymouth Univ., UK.
Capt. Avinash Batra - Director
He has been closely associated with various trade bodies, committees and consultancy groups:
◆ Director on the Board of “The Council of EU Chambers of Commerce in India”.
◆ Chairman, Indo-Spanish bi-lateral trade committee of Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
◆ Member Managing Committee, Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
◆ Past Chairman, Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Shipping & Transport Section).
◆ Past President of Indo-Sri Lankan Society.
◆ Till recently 'Trustee on the Board of JNPT'', as a nominee of Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCCI).
Capt. Somesh Batra - Chairman
A former ship captain with Shipping Corporation of India, who has commanded various types of vessels, including modern container vessels. He was also CEO of a liner company, operating from Mumbai.
He is perhaps, the most knowledgeable professional in India in container leasing, with 25 years of experience & expertise.
Capt. Somesh Batra is a post graduate in Management Studies (Shipping), from the School of Maritime Studies, Plymouth Univ., UK.
Capt. Somesh Batra - Chairman
He is associated with some of the leading and reputed trade bodies such as :
◆ Vice-President of ‘World Trade Centre’, Mumbai.
◆ Member of ‘International Transport Committee of Indian Merchant Chamber’, Mumbai.
◆ President of ‘Indo-South African society’, Mumbai.
◆ Vice Chairman of the Board of World Trade Centre. Founding President of the Indo-South African Society.
Our motto ”Committed to Quality.”
Our mission is "Pursuit of Excellence is a continuous process."
BCT has a Customer Delight as the focus, and therefore has the following Quality Poilicy.
◆ Understanding and meeting the requirements and needs of customers and wherever possible exceeding their expectations.
◆ Complying with regulatory requirements related to the quality aspects of service.
◆ Continually improving the performance and effectiveness of our quality management system.
◆ Enhancing the operational efficiency of our service.
◆ Improving the M&R cycle and reducing the cost.
◆ Providing training to employees to improve their skills and knowledge.
◆ Ship Agency ( Container + Bulk )
◆ Container storage depots, repairs & equipment management
◆ Marine Container leasing - International and Domestic
◆ Freight Forwarding & Logistics
◆ Ship Manning and Management
◆ Port & Cargo Superintendency
The Seahorse Group today employs over 800 qualified personnel who share the same spirit of dedication, commitment and business integrity as their founders and mentors.
ALL MAJOR SHIPPING LINES AND LESSORS ARE OUR VALUED CLIENTS.
BCT is duly certified under the auspices of ISO9001:2008, having been audited periodically by auditors of Det Norske Veritas Certification B.V., The Netherlands.
BCT has won a number of awards for being outstanding depot in the Region, by leading international container leasing companies like Textainer , Florens, etc., not once, but many times. This is the outcome of their strict audit for the performance of the depot.
All our depots are equipped with side lifters and reach stackers with 20ft/40ft side spreaders, to ensure safe and quick movement within the yard, so that minimum time is taken for lift off, lift on and internal movement, without any damage to containers during handling.
Yard surface is properly developed for hard standing and paved, especially wherever the land is owned. Well designed drains are provided, both surface and underground, to avoid stagnation of rain water. Containers are stored in a planned manner. Lay out of aisles is suitably made so that delivery is given on first-in-first-out basis, as far as possible.
Appropriate equipment is used for repairs and cleaning. High pressure water jet and steam cleaning machines are used. Covered workshops are provided wherever required. Covered workshops are provided for all weather repairs. Surveys and repairs are conducted by qualified, trained and experienced staff. Each depot has a number of IICL certified inspectors.
All BCT depots are covered under Special Contingency Insurance Policy from a Government owned Insurance Company to provide adequate insurance cover to clients’ containers in BCT depots.
Bay Container Terminal Pvt. Ltd.
Bharucha Building, Ground Floor,
144, Modi Street, Fort,
MUMBAI - 400 001
+91-22- 43440440 ( 20 Lines )