United Container Depot services



We provide storage and handling of empty marine containers at 3 of our conveniently located depots in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg.


We perform mechanical and structural repairs to containers in accordance with IICL standards. Our depots have designated repair areas, with teams of competent artisans to perform container repairs and re-work programmes. All depots also have designated wash bay areas for the cleaning of containers.  

Reefer Services

Our reefer bay facilities are equipped for cold treatment preparation.

We have dedicated CA gassing areas for refrigerated containers and have multiple reefer towers at the various depots. We can also provide vessel spares deliveries, replenishment kits and reefer part sales.

UCD are accredited warranty and service centres for several reefer equipment manufacturers including Star Cool, Daikin, Carrier and Thermo King. In addition, we are a service centre for 3rd party CA supplier, Liventus, in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. We are able to perform CA / STERI preparations on our sites as well.

Our reefer teams can mobilise 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to perform container mechanical repairs, either onboard a vessel or while in-port. Port monitoring services are available in all our centres.


We can provide transport for empty containers. This includes the cross-haul of empty shipping containers to and from the terminal.

Second Hand Container Sales

We sell cargo worthy, second hand shipping containers at all three our depot branches in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg. This includes shipping containers for both static and in transit storage of goods as well as second hand refrigerated shipping containers for static storage of all perishables.


Both our Durban and Cape Town facilities carry a host of spares for various makes of refrigerated containers supplied to the industry.

Need assistance with your container needs, contact any of our branches

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