The CHCL is assuming its responsibilities within the framework of a Concession Contract with the Mauritius Ports Authority.
The CHCL operates three main Terminals :
• The Mauritius Container Terminal
• The SSR Multi Purpose Terminal
• Fish terminal ( only limited activities)
Mauritius Container Terminal
Located in the northern zone of the harbor, the Mauritius Container Terminal (MCT) is 560 metres long with a dredge depth of 14 metres and a turning circle of 450 metres.
The MCT is equipped with five post panamax gantry cranes having a lifting capacity of 41 tonnes each under spreader and 75 tonnes under hook. The Terminal has a back-up storage capacity of 13,815 containers including 288 reefer points and on-quay bunkering facilities.
Other facilities include a dedicated workshop facility, a modern terminal operations building, a customs verification centre with scanner and a lorry park of about 1.89 hectares. The total area of the Terminal is 27.45 hectares.
Port Louis is amongst one of the deepest container portsin the sub-Saharan African region. It is capable of accommodating fifth-generation container vessels with drafts of up to 13 metres.
In order to keep abreast of modern technology, the CHCL has invested massively to the tune of Rs 1,775M during the last 10 years in the latest available in port handling equipments to provide services geared towards quality and efficiency. CHCL has over the past years acquired an impressive range of equipment comprising of eight Rubber Tyred Gantry Cranes, fourteen Reachstackers, thirty sevenTractors, state of the art Navis Operating system to name a few.
With a view to coping with the increase in container traffic being experienced at Port-Louis in as much as to making Mauritius a transshipment hub, in line with Government’s programme, the quay at the MCT will be extended by 240 m to accommodate additional traffic and service two big mother vessels.
With the extension of the quay at the MCT, the CHCL has already embarked on a complete restructuring programme at all levels. In the near future, we will be acquiring another 2 Super Post Panamax STS cranes and six RTGs which will be able to service the ever increasing larger vessels servicing the Indian Ocean region. Other projects in the pipeline include:-
• Connecting all work sites with fibre optics to smoothen communications.
• Acquiring of additional modern equipments to support the 2 additional STS cranes.
• Upgrading of the NAVIS operating system.
• Training of our personnel with a view to increase productivity and overall efficiency.