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Welcome to Bay Container Terminal

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.

Quick and Quality Service




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.




Value Statement

Our motto ”Committed to Quality.”

Our Mission

Our mission is "Pursuit of Excellence is a continuous process."

Our Quality Policy

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.




◆ Warehousing

◆ 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.





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.

  • Receiving Textainer Depot of The Year Award - Mumbai

  • Textainer Depot of The Year Award - Mumbai

  • Textainer Depot of The Year Award - Delhi

  • Textainer Depot of The Year Award - Chennai

  • ISO Certificate 12 Oct 2012

  • Award to : BCT Delhi-2011

  • Award to : Chennai depot-2010




  • With modern container handling equipment such as 5 high side lifters and reach stackers on paved yard surface, BCT provides quality services to customers at all major Indian ports namely Mumbai (Nhava Sheva), Kolkata, Chennai, Cochin, Bangalore, Tuticorin, New Delhi and Mundra. Repairs are conducted using modern repair methods including refurbishing, high pressure steam washing etc. Apart from dry vans, services are given for reefer containers and tank container cleaning and repairs.

    Best and approved materials are used for repairs, which are conducted by trained and skilled workmen and supervised by qualified engineers. Surveys are conducted by IICL qualified inspectors.

    All BCT depots are certified and recertified for ISO9001:2008 Quality Management System, apart from various awards from international leasing companies in recognition of exceptional service and quality.

    With in-house computer systems and programmers, activity is promptly reported to each customer, as per their tailor made requirement, including EDI facility.

    All team members are well qualified, trained and experienced. Some of the team members are trained in container depots in Singapore and San Fancisco.
  • No wonder almost all container leasing companies and leading shipping lines in the world trust their valuable containers in the hands of BCT, for quality repairs, efficient service and cost effectiveness.

    BCT depots receive empty containers sent by shipping lines or lessees of leasing companies, after de-stuffing at the port or factories.

    On arrival at the depot, the containers are lifted off trailers with modern handling equipment and are surveyed for conformity to international standards or as agreed with customers. If repair is required, a repair estimate is made to repair the containers for bringing them to standard condition. On receiving approval from customers, the containers are repaired, checked for quality and stored safely for delivery to the customers on demand. Best quality materials are used, which are duly checked for incoming quality and latest techniques are used.

    Specialized service is given for reefer containers in respect of Pre trip inspection, machinery and structural repairs. This includes Halide Flame test.

    For tank containers, automatic cleaning systems are used, with due safety precautions and treatment of effluents, to ensure environmental conditions. Storage of containers.




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.




Mumbai - Nhava Sheva

S. No. 396,
Mumbai - Goa Highway (NH-17),
Tal. Panvel,
Dist. Raigad.
Maharashtra – 410 206.


R.S. No. 687/688,
T.P. High Road,
Subbareddipalayam P.O.,
Gounderpalayam, Minjur,
Chennai - 600 120.


Depot 1
ICD Yard, Bristow Road,
Willington Island,
Cochin - 682 003.

Depot 2
Mesthripadi Junction,
Near Koonamavu Junction,
NH-17, Varapuzha P.O.,
Ernakulam – 683 517.


Depot 1 ::
Madurai Bye Pass Road,
Tuticorin - 628 004.

Depot 2 ::
South Express Road,
South Service Road,
Tuticorin - 628 008.

Banglore (Repairs)

Repairs are conducted in customers CFS

Mundra (Repairs)

Repairs are conducted in customers CFS


Khasra No. 141,
Near Prithla Village,
49-50 Km Stone,
Delhi-Mathura Road Highway,
Dist. Palwal (Haryana).


Plot No. 11 & 9,
Container Park,
Off Circular Garden Reach Road,
Kolkata - 700 043.




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Bay Container Terminal Pvt. Ltd.
Bharucha Building, Ground Floor,
144, Modi Street, Fort,
MUMBAI - 400 001

+91-22- 43440440 ( 20 Lines )


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