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

Technical and economic feasibility of the Island Container Terminal

A technical and economic feasibility study on the construction of an Island Container Terminal coupled with a breakwater structure at Port Louis, is currently being undertaken by consultants of the African Development Bank Group. The recommendations might be submitted by the end of this year.

The Mauritius Ports Authority has commissioned the study which will assess the scope of the breakwater project, the cost of construction of the structure of the proposed breakwater and establish if the investment will be commensurate with the cost of the assets/infrastructure and the proposed development (extension of container terminal).

The study will also cover Engineering Investigations (topographic,geotechnical, bathymetric, water quality, ecosystem and water level surveys); Preliminary design of facilities (breakwater, quay wall, slope protection, soil improvement technique if needed, ....(read more)

Wednesday, 5th Dec 2018

Sea transport

Mixed fortunes for the port of Chennai

During the financial year 2017-18, the port of Chennai has managed to generate profits of Rs 320 million compared to Rs 130 million during the previous financial year. 51.88 million metric tons (MMT) were handled with container traffic representing 30 MMT.

An above average performance despite the sluggish growth in global trade and heightened competition from new ports especially the nearby port of Kattupalli.

The Chennai port authorities are optimistic about their future since the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has announced that it will resume work on the Chennai Port-Maduravoyal elevated expressway. This 19 km expressway consisting of six lanes will open new commercial opportunities.

However, since October 2018, the port of Chennai suffered a big blow when the shipping line Maersk moved all its operations for productivity reasons to the new Adani Group terminal ....(read more)

Wednesday, 5th Dec 2018