In terms of performance, the port of Mauritius easily outclasses those of South Africa, Reunion, Madagascar, Comoros and Mozambique, a ranking that could attract new operators in the port.
"In January, we encountered some problems caused by the bad weather. The situation thus lasted ten days. Inevitably, with a stormy sea, difficult to operate according to our usual capacity. We lived more or less the same thing in February. But when the weather does not play spoilsport, it easily beats the other ports in the region in terms of transshipment capacity, "reveals a source close to the matter.
Attract new shipping lines
While the port is served by several shipping lines, the CHC does not exclude the possibility of hosting other companies for transshipment activities. Its performance in terms of container movement is a sign of its capabilities.
Walk-CHC have a capacity of 20 containers per hour. Previously, this number rarely exceeded 14. Currently, before a ship approaches the port, it must wait only two hours while the time in the past could be counted in days, a ship can take up to three days before his goods are landed. In addition, thanks to the new system introduced by the CHC, trucks waiting 15 minutes before taking delivery of a container, whereas before they had to wait over an hour.
Regarding shipping lines serving Maurice, most large companies are represented in Port Louis, including CMA CGM, Deutsche Afrika Linien, Maersk Sealand, Mediterranean Shipping Company, Mitsui Osk Line, Pacific International Line and Taiwanese society Evergreen. CHC does not rule out talks with other shipping lines for its transfer. Before a company does serve our port for transhipment, it is a feasibility study to see the status of port traffic.