President 2015

Mauritius is strongly positioned to host RAME2019

The paradise island of Mauritius, through its Professional Association of Freight Forwarders, has bid to host the 2019 meeting of region Africa and Middle East (RAME) of FIATA, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations.

For centuries, the Dutch, English and French sailors used to stop over here while pursuing their trade route to or from India. The navigators considered our island as the star and key of the Indian Ocean due to its strategic position.

Later, Mark Twain, author of the American literary classic The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, visited our country in 1896 and wrote that you gather idea that Mauritius was made first, and then heaven; and that heaven was copied after Mauritius.

Nowadays, Mauritius is determined to become a regional logistics hub, privileged not only by its geographic location between Asia and Africa but also by ....(read more)

Monday, 24th Sep 2018

Council meeting

Improving productivity at the Mauritius Container Terminal

The international firm of engineering and project management consultants, Royal HaskoningDHV (whose headquarters are located in the Netherlands) is preparing for the Mauritius Ports Authority, the updated Ports Master Plan for Port Louis and the other locations around our island.

According to Royal HaskoningDHV, the productivity at the Mauritius Container Terminal has “improved only marginally in the last 10 years”.

Increasing the number of movements per hour of the travelling gantry cranes that load and unload containers from vessels calling at the container terminal, is of critical importance for Port Louis harbour.

Not only to maintain the competitiveness of port operations but also, in order to face the infrastructural transformations that are currently being undertaken by Port Reunion and the expansion of the Port of Tamatave in Madagascar with a total investment of 639 ....(read more)

Tuesday, 29th Jan 2019

Sea transport

Major developments at the Port of Tamatave

The port of Tamatave has set as its ambition to become the largest port in East Africa. The expansion works have already started and are expected to be completed by year 2026. The capacity of the port will then be tripled.

A total investment of US $ 639 million will be required and most of the funds are brought by the Japan International Cooperation Agency through a loan of US $ 411 million.

Dredging will be carried out to reach a draft of 16 m so that the Port of Tamatave can accommodate larger vessels.

By year 2021, 320 meters of new deep-water quays will be operational.
The extension works will be carried out in two phases. The first stage will involve 10 hectares of land to be reclaimed to increase the storage capacity of containers as well as the installation of wave breakers over a distance of 345 metres.

During the second phase, a new quay of 470 metres will be set ....(read more)

Tuesday, 29th Jan 2019