The Association of the private Inland Container Depots (ICDs) was established in 1996 and it was named Private Inland Container Depot-owners Association (PICDA). Alhaj S. M. Shafi, the Chairman of Shafi Motors Limited and Mr. Nurul Qayyum Khan, Chairman of QNS Container Services Limited contributed significantly to forming this Association so that all the private ICDs could come to a single platform and work for the common interests of the private ICDs. At that time the ICDs were only handling empty containers and they were used primarily for the storage of the empty containers of the main line operators or shipping agents. Later In 2010 Bangladesh Inland Container Depots Association (BICDA) was formed and former PICDA was abolished. BICDA has obtained the Trade Organization License from the Department Of Trade Organization (DTO) of Ministry Of Commerce and become an A Class Member of FBCCI.