Oil Terminal Project: First Step Taken

9 years ago - June 06, 2013
For some time, the authorities speak to Maurice an oil terminal. This could supply passing ships and possibly the country region of petroleum products.

This project seems to be closer to reality. China's first ship, the MV Louis Tafo, which will supply the boats passing fuel is already in Mauritius. A delegation from the Ministry of Commerce and the State Trading Corporation (STC), among others, will conduct a tour of the ship Thursday. At the same time, a visit to the Minister Cader Sayed-Hossen is provided on the Red Eagle who arrived in Port Louis on Wednesday with a cargo of 62,920 metric tons of fuel from India.

Maritime traffic is intense to Champagne region, especially with boats are heading to Europe and Latin America, among others, to join Asia. However, the reality is that Mauritius is not sufficiently equipped in terms of facilities to store fuel in a quantity greater than that of local needs.

Very often, when these vessels calling at Port Louis for refueling, local authorities are not able to help. MT Louis Tafo, to be based in Port Louis, so will bring change in the supply of these vessels, with this new ease of supply, can carry more cargo.

This will also be to the advantage of the STC because it is she who will supply the MT Louis Tafo. However, it should be noted that MT Louis Tafo will not compete with the local oil companies because it has already its customers. With this project, we can expect an increase in imports of fuels and also more economic activities for the STC and the country.

The Red Eagle dropped anchor in Port Louis Wednesday morning, on board a cargo of 62,920 metric tons of petroleum products, including 7,495 metric tons of gasoline, 15,515 tons of Jet A1 fuel, 11,870 tons 50 PPM diesel and 4000 tonnes of marine diesel '. The next shipment is expected around June 26.

 

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