Port Development: Rs 3.8 Billion For The Expansion Of The Container Terminal

9 years ago - October 05, 2012
The Mauritius Ports Authority (MPA) goes into high gear. It is, indeed, in the presence of a current feasibility study confirming that the container terminal will be extended by 240 meters. This project will require an investment of Rs 3.8 billion.

MPA proceed shortly to signing the contract for the dredging of the seabed in order to promote the realization of this project and allow container with a capacity of 8000 units dock there. If all goes as planned, the extension work should be completed in 2015. 

The expansion of the container terminal is within the framework of the master plan of the port under which the work of handling containers are to double by 2015 to reach the bar 2 million in 2030. 

Moreover, shipping companies have already indicated their intention to engage in the area of larger vessels carrying containers largest by 2030. 

Moreover, it is the MPA why we decided to further consolidate the existing infrastructure to the port is more efficient and can meet customer demand. 

This encourages the MPA to engage in significant development work at Container Terminal is after a period of gloom in port traffic in 2010, things seem to have recovered well in 2011. 

Indeed, recent statistics indicate that the work of container handling grew in 2011 registering an increase of 5 4% compared to the same period in 2010.Container traffic has increased and 332 662 tonnes to 350 624 tonnes in 2011. 

MPA focused and still focuses on several major development poles. This includes a significant investment in the development of port infrastructure, allowing the Port-Louis to compete with other ports in the region. 

MPA wants other growth poles emerge more extensively, including transhipment activities at the Seafood Hub, cruise tourism and development of the waterfront, etc..

 

Text by Le Matinal

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