Depot Services

Depot Services

EGL started operating depots in 2009. Our main depot is located in Damietta 400m far from Damietta Port. The total area of the depots all over Egypt is 50.0000 m2 with a capacity of 17.000 teus. Container status reports are done by certified experts, taking conformity ratings desired by ship-owners and leasing companies into consideration. Container inspections on arrival and before delivery allow customers to select containers according to product type. Our professional team organizes guaranteed inland container transportation all over Egypt using our own fleet of trucks.

Services Provided in Depots:

Maintenance & Repairs

We offer maintenance and repairing containers we do in our own shipping container depot, located in Damietta & Sokhna, Egypt.
1. Fixing container floor.
2. Fixing the container ceiling.
3. Washing containers.
4. Welding.


At our extensive cleaning facilities, we can clean up containers in compliance with the industry standards. IICL recognizes the importance of the environment in which we work and live, and consequently, we conduct our business to prevent environmental pollution.

Safety & Security

EGL Depots has the best-qualified team that has been trained with the best experience to perform their tasks professionally with the highest safety. our Depot is totally secured contracting with a security company 24/7. Well-trained guards all over the depot plus high-security systems.

Pre-Trip Inspections (PTI)

Our Pre-Trip Inspection area accommodates over 48 reefer plug-ins each for additional support when required. Man lifter allows direct access for specialists allowing Maintenance & Repair (M&R) of reefer units till the fifth tier. It is our policy to let our clients select their own preferred partner for M&R of reefer units to be able to adhere to possible global commitments and policies.

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is the electronic exchange of routine business transactions. These transactions include gate moves, stock reports, and daily capacity. The advantage of EDI is that it saves a lot of trees. Traditionally, the manufacture and sale of new products and services have been accompanied by a long paper trail consisting of order forms, invoices, bills of lading, and a variety of documents containing specific but crucial data.

Other Services

  • Competitive prices for inland transportation.
  • Empty container storage & handling.
  • EDI connection.
  • Container maintenance & repair.
  • VGM weighing services.
  • Container washing.
  • Pre-Trip Inspection (PTI).
  • Reefer Monitoring.
  • General Body Repair.
  • Reefer Unit Repair.
  • Flame Testing R134a for chlorine contamination.
  • Cold Treatment and Controlled Atmosphere preparations.
  • Update all units type with recent software. 
  • Lock keypad for sensitive cargo (pharma cargo).
  • Storing & Handling.
  • Spare Parts Delivery.
  • Gen-set Repair.
  • Steam & Chemical Washing.
  • Gen-set Leasing.

Pre-Trip Inspection (PTI)

Inspection of all technical functions and possible visible damage to the reefer unit or generator set. Following this procedure, a single quotation is submitted, enabling any repairs to be carried out directly. Our own factory-trained personnel does this.

Reefer Monitoring

We monitor all reefer containers every eight hours (3 times a day) to improve service quality and ensure quick noticing of any malfunction. 

Quick and efficient reporting of any problems, with coverage of 24hr repair service. Ensuring that reefer units are plugged, and temperatures are checked from the actual temperature set point against the indicated set point. 

If any damages or suspects that the reefer is not working properly, we report to the agent, and our reefer technicians are called in to repair the malfunctioned reefer. 

We check the reefer’s working condition for any unusual noise, temperature out of range, or any physical damage; every single one of the above could give signs of a fault.

Reefer Unit Repair

Our skilled technicians have received various training to be accustomed to the latest versions of reefers, whether it was Daikin, Carrier, ThermoKing, or StarCool.

In case of replacing a malfunctioning unit part, we only use original spare parts. 

Moreover, since we are Carrier certified agent, we offer competitive prices for carrier reefers. 

Our operations are carried out 24/7 and our team of technicians are always at your service.

For emergency cases, our Tech moves to the customer site to perform maintenance and ensure the unit’s good working.

Cold Treatment

The Cold Treatment process is to exterminate insects and larvae by maintaining a sufficiently low temperature for a pre-determined period of time. The period of time and temperature required is defined in protocols established by the importing countries’ phytosanitary authorities. 

Our Cold treatment team of technicians will arrive at the client’s, install the sensors and finally issue a Cold Treatment certificate required by the importing countries.

Flame Testing R134a for Chlorine Contamination

The test is made by taking a small sample of unit refrigerant. 

This test will detect if there is chlorine contaminates in the refrigerant. R-134a is fluorinated and does not change the color of the flame. 

Upon passing the test, we issue a certificate.

Storing & Handling

EGL owns and operates an inland containers depot located in Damietta, in the Services Area west of Damietta port, close to containers gate, and holds all the proper licenses and approvals required by all Egyptian authorities, according to Egyptian laws to safely own, manage and operate the containers depot. The depot has been built on a total land of about 3000 m2, with a capacity of around 450 empty TEUs for reefer container, and we have 8000 m2 for dry container with a capacity of around 1300 empty TEU. Equipped with reach stackers, forklift, containers maintenance, cleaning & repair center. 

In addition, our depot is an authorized customs bonded warehouse.

Genset Leasing

Gensets allow the security of keeping the cold chain complete throughout the perishable product delivery stages, providing 460v of continuous power for uninterrupted protection. 

Our genset fleet is exceptionally young and maintained to the highest levels.

They are also built to last with the direct injection engine designed to handle the most rugged operating environments. Fuel Efficiency: Our gensets are fitted with a dual-mode option of “eco” or “power,” which controls the running speed after start-up. Eco mode provides approximately 25% efficiency in fuel consumption dependent on ambient temperatures and reefer set point. 

Flexibility: Gensets enable you to run reefers without an electrical connection, ensuring that you are not tied down to a specific location.

Our Presence

  • Alexandria King Mariout.
  • Alexandria Al Nahda.
  • Ain Al Sokhna. 
  • Cairo Abu Rawash.
  • Damietta.

Our Solutions

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BIMCO, FIATA, IATA, ISO certified which give us an edge to be reliable in our srvices


Our wide range of services and their customizable options bring added flexibility to your supply chain.



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