The Middle East Container Repair (MERC) was established in 1981. In 1994, it opened its second workshop in Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi and later in the early 2001, it opened its third workshop in Jebel Ali, Dubai. The company is owned by a combination of prominent local businessman and principal shipping agents.
Currently, the Company is only operating in Jebel Ali Port with a drive-through washing, a repair, and an inspection facility. The daily inspection capacity is averaging 120 containers per hour, a repair capacity of approximately 100 – 115 containers per day, and a cleaning capacity of 380 containers per day.
Since its first opening in 1981, the Company has built on its innovative skills and facilities that can be offered to clients. MECRC was the first company in the Middle East to have IICL certified Inspectors and presently have 72 employees who are IICL certified.
All container inspections and repairs are carried out in conformity to International Standard and the materials used are per Industry specifications.
For reefer service, MERC has been appointed as the local Depots for Carrier Transicold, Thermoking, Klinge Corp, and Starcool. P.T.I.s, Pre-cools. Cleaning as well as normal repairs are carried out in the workshops, while re-foaming of reefer insulations are also carried out in the structural workshops. There are 4 mobile units to attend to their reefer repairs throughout the UAE.
The company has also been appointed as the local depots for Carrier Transicold, Thermoking, Klinge Corp, and Starcool. P.T.I.s, Pre-cools for reefer service. Furthermore, MECRC also guarantees safety and quality as it carries out cleaning, normal repairs services, and re-foaming of reefer insulations in its structural workshops. In fact, there are 4 mobile units that are ready to attend to reefer repairs throughout the UAE.
The company has Mechanics to service, maintain and repair both its own hire fleet and customer reefer gen sets.
Apart from our competitive rates for high-standard repairs, as an added advantage, we utilise the waiting time for containers in the Port to carry out customer requirements to save possible future downtime. Also, we charge zero or minimum for transport costs because we are located adjacent or close to the Container Terminal.
The company’s major clients include Maersk, Hapag Lloyd, CMA-CGM, Emirates Shipping Line, and many others.
Our experienced technicians can carry out any necessary work, from the smallest patch or corner post to complete side, floor and roof repairs or new door and lock assembly. All replacement parts meet or exceed the original specifications. We use the latest hydraulic systems to straighten damaged panels, and our fully-equipped carpentry workshop can partially or completely replace flooring with treated wood. Our workshops operate twenty four hours a day, seven days a week to provide our clients with the best service in the region.Read More
We carry out all kinds of cleaning, such as water-wash, steam-clean, chemical-clean, manual-clean and special cleaning, on containers and other equipment. Our water treatment plant removes any hazardous waste from the dirty water before being disposed of by the municipality.Read More
We have a fleet of generator sets (gensets) that we hire out to our clients to use with their reefer containers. These gensets provide the power needed to keep cargoes frozen. We offer both top-mounting (clip-on) and trailer-mounting gensets. Our gensets are GPS-monitored ,allowing us to keep the client informed about location and usage. We also sell and repair new and second-hand gensets.Read More
Fast track cleaning is an additional cost-saving method connected to cash collection. It is beneficial to the shipping lines because when a container requiring only cleaning passes through fast track, only cleaning, it is declared serviceable and ready for export. This service also helps shipping lines or agents minimise the rejection of boxes upon use.Read More