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Mauritius gateway hub ambitions

Mauritius gateway hub ambitions

The Port-Louis harbour, Mauritius, has the ambition of becoming a gateway to Africa reports Port Strategy. The latter was quoting Dr. Jyaneshwur Jhurry, Senior Advisor at the Prime Minister’s Office, Mauritius.

 “Its strategic, geographical and time zone location and well developed infrastructure is the best in Indian Ocean,” Dr Jyaneshwur Jhurry, senior advisor in the Prime Minister’s Office told a conference in Bangkok earlier this week.

Port Louis already handles 99% of the total volume of Mauritius’s external trade and is set to become a key nodal point in trade between Asia and Africa.

It has three terminals as well as a fishing port, an oil jetty moving 1.1m tonnes and a cruise jetty.

Terminal one has three quays ranging from 135 metres to 210 metres with matching drafts of nine metres to 12.2 metres. Multi-Purpose Terminal II has four quays of 123 metres, 180 metres and two at 185 metres all with a draft of 12.2 metres.

Terminal III, the Mauritius Container Terminal, manages a throughput of 550,000 teu with five post-panamax quay cranes and eight RTGs. It is dredged to a depth of 14.5 metres with a 450 metre diameter turning basin.

All these, said Mr Jhurry, combine to offer numerous opportunities among them logistics, ship chandelling and repairs, ancillary services, bunkering, fuelling and storage.

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Source: Port Strategy

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