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

Royal Haskoning DHV has submitted its feasibility study to MPA

The firm of consultants Royal Haskoning DHV has submitted its feasibility study pertaining to 3 major development projects to the Board of Directors of the Mauritius Ports Authority.

These projects pertain to the construction of a container terminal on an artificial island in the port area, the installation of wave breakers and the deepening of the channel taken by vessels to berth at the Mauritius Container Terminal where the 5 post-Panamax gantry cranes are located.

The consultants in their report, have come to the conclusion after evaluating the financial implications especially the investments required and the expected returns, that the projects would be profitable and sustainable.

The report of Royal Haskoning DHV has been submitted to the Prime Minister’s Office by the Mauritius Ports Authority (MPA) for further consideration.

If the approval for the implementation of ....(read more)

Friday, 1st Mar 2019

Sea transport

Maersk’s outlook for 2019

The A. P. Moller – Maersk Group to which the shipping company Maersk belongs, achieved a 43% growth in its turnover from 2016 to last year. In 2018, its turnover amounted to 39 billion US dollars.

Analysts attribute this financial performance to the integrated service offerings following the acquisition of the shipping company Hamburg Sud, increasing digitalisation and improvements in its networks.

The A.P. Moller-Maersk Group has a diversified portfolio ranging from oil drilling to energy-related businesses, port terminal management services to the transportation of containers on its vessels.

Profitability during the year 2018 reached 3.8 billion US dollars (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization), an 8% increase compared to year 2017.

Concerning the ocean segment, revenues increased by 29% last year to attain 28.4 billion US dollars.

Operational ....(read more)

Friday, 1st Mar 2019