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Port Facilities

Terminal I

Terminal I comprise the Old Port in the Peninsula Area and the Fishing Port at Trou Fanfaron.

Quay Length (m) Dredged Depth (m) Type of Traffic Handled
A 210 12.2 Fuel oil, Edible oil, General cargo, Maize, Molasses, Soya-bean meal, Wheat, Passengers and Inter-island trade
D 170 12.2 Fuel oil, Edible oil, General cargo, Maize, Molasses, Soya-bean meal, Wheat, Passengers and Inter-island trade
E 135 9 General cargo, Passengers and Inter-island trade
Trou Fanfaron I 160 5.5 Fish
Trou Fanfaron II 185 6 Fish
Froid de Mascareignes 310 4.6 - 8.0 Fish

Terminal II

Quay Length (m) Dredged Depth (m) Type of Traffic Handled
No.1 123 13.5 Fuel Oil, Coal, Fertilizers, White oil
No.2 180 12.5 Cement, Coal, Containers, General Cargo
No.3 185 12.5 Cement, General Cargo & Containers
No.4 185 12.2 General Cargo, Containers, LPG & Bitumen
Bulk Sugar Terminal 210 12.5 Bulk sugar, Fuel Oil
Cruise Jetty 124 12.5 Cruise & Non-commercial vessels
Mauritius Freeport Development 118 7.0 Fish

Terminal III

Terminal III comprises the Mauritius Container Terminal (MCT) at Mer Rouge.

Quay Length (m) Dredged Depth (m) Type of Traffic Handled
MCT1 400 16.5 Containers
MCT2 400 16.5 Containers

The MCT with an annual throughput capacity of 1 million TEUs is equipped with:

  • 2 Super Post Panamax and 5 Post-Panamax Rail Mounted Gantry cranes
  • 14 Rubber Tyred Gantries
  • Turning circle of 450m diameter
  • Storage area of 21 hectares
  • 576 reefer points
  • Container Scanning Facility

Cruise Passenger Terminal

The cruise business segment has witnessed a major boost in its activities following an intensive marketing campaign under the Cruise Vanilla Islands initiative, which comprises of Mauritius, Reunion Island, Madagascar and the Seychelles.  Mauritius, which is already a world-renowned tourist destination, welcomes over 1 million tourists annually and efforts have been undertaken to develop the cruise business segment.  Port Louis Harbour is increasingly playing an important role in the growth of the island’s tourism industry through the development of facilities to accommodate cruise vessels. Statistics show that Cruise liners are showing a keen interest for the Indian Ocean destination.  Mauritius not only aims to position itself as a world class cruise destination but also as a hub for the Vanilla Islands in the Indian Ocean region.

A dedicated cruise jetty located at Les Salines is operational since 2009. Port Louis has home port calls, in addition to transit calls made by cruise vessels on world cruises.

Oil Jetty

Port Louis Harbour handles around 1.5 million MT of petroleum products annually, comprising white oil (Motor Gasoline, Ethanol, Gas Oil and Jet Aviation Fuel), Fuel Oil and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and Molasses.

With a view to mitigate the risks associated with the handling of petroleum products and in line with recommendations following risk assessments carried out, MPA had constructed an Oil Jetty at Mer Rouge which was commissioned in November 2008. This dedicated facility allows all Class A petroleum products to be handled at Mer Rouge thus reducing the level of risks to the administrative zones, residential areas and commercial facilities located in the vicinity of the port.    Only less risky class B products, mainly the bunkering fuels, are presently allowed to be discharged or loaded for bunkering purposes at the existing facilities in the inner harbour.

Although the berthing facility at the oil jetty was originally designed to be used by tankers with 50,000 DWT, the deepening of the alongside depth from 14.5 metres to 16 metres now allows tankers with deeper draft to call at the jetty with product parcels of 64,000 T. The facility has a throughput capacity of about 4 Million tonnes per annum. Connecting pipelines run between the oil jetty and the various storage tanks of all the oil industry players. The oil jetty is also used to load out LPG from the largest regional LPG storage farm at Port Louis (15,000 MT capacity) for distribution to the Indian Ocean Islands and East Africa.

Other Facilities

Bulk cement is unloaded by a pneumatic unloader and by pipeline at Quays No. 2 & 3 at an hourly rate of 450 tonnes. There are two reception, storage & bagging plants, of a total storage capacity of 95,500 tonnes, located close to the quays, namely Holcim ( Mauritius) Ltd. and Lafarge ( Mauritius) Cement Ltd

A mobile pneumatic ship unloader is used to discharge bulk wheat at Quay D. The wheat is then transferred by conveyors to the adjoining storage silos, of a total capacity of 40,000 tonnes, to be processed by Les Moulins de la Concorde Ltée.

Fertilizers and Other Products
The Mauritius Chemical and Fertilizer Industry Ltd and Island Fertilizer Ltd. are two private companies in charge of the import, blending and distribution of fertilizers.

Storage facilities for 4,600 tonnes of tallow and 1,000 tonnes of caustic soda are also available at Terminal II.

Ship Repairs
Established in Mauritius in 1857, Taylor Smith & Co. Ltd is the pioneer company in ship repairs. It has two dry docks which can accommodate vessels of up to 100 metres long together with a slipway of 30 metres long, at Terminal I.

Chantier Naval de l’Océan Indien Ltée is another privately owned company involved in ship construction and repairs. Its dry dock facility is 146 metres long and 27 metres wide with a dredged depth of 7.0 metres located at Terminal ll.