Port Louis Harbour - Facilities Available

Port Louis Facilities

The Republic of Mauritius: Brief Overview

Land Area: 1.9 Mn km
Estimated GDP growth: 4.2 %
GDP per capita: USD 8,500

Growth in Major Sectors of the economy registered in 2012

Sugar production: growth of  4.4%
Manufacturing industries: growth of 1.5%
Construction: to grow by 3.5%
Tourism: growth of 3.0 %
Transport, storage & Communications: increase by 5.5%
Financial & offshore Services: growth of 4.7%

This page, apart from the here above short into on the country as a whole, contains details about the various quays at Port-Louis Harbour and their related functions.  We, as shipping agents based in Port-Louis, Mauritius can assist you to arrange for booking of these berth areas prior to arrival of a ship at Port Louis. Except for a couple of privately operated Quays, the majority of these facilities are under the management of the Mauritius Ports Authorities. The Port Infrastructure Investment: some 3.5 Mn USD over the last 5 years and another 3.5 Mn USD in the next 5 years.


Port Louis Harbour has:

  • 3 Terminals with dedicated quays for the different calling purposes of the Marine Vessels
  • 3 Barges are currently available for bunkering at anchorage ( MT Louis 1, MT Tristar Glory, MT Minorque)
  • Mooring buoys within the inner harbour (maximum vessel draft 11,0 metres).
  • Outer Anchorage (between 17 and 70 metres water depth), but still within official Port Limits.
  • Pilot & tug assistance compulsory within the inner harbour for all vessels above 100 GT.

Quays at Port Louis

Quay Length (m) Dredged Depth (m) Type of Traffic Handled
Terminal I
A 210 12.2 Black oil, Fuel oil, Edible oil, General cargo, Maize, Molasses, Soya-bean meal, Wheat, Passengers and Inter-island trade
D 170 12.2 Black oil, Fuel oil, Edible oil, General cargo, Maize, Molasses, Soya-bean meal, Wheat, Passengers and Inter-island trade
E 135 9 Black oil, General cargo, Passengers and Inter-island trade
Trou Fanfaron I 160 5.5   Fishing Vessels
Trou Fanfaron II 185 6   Fishing Vessels
Froid de Mascareignes (P) 310 4.6 - 8.0   Fishing Vessels
Terminal II
Quay No.1 123 12.2 Black Oil, Coal, Fertilizers, White oil
Quay No.2 180 12.2 Cement, Coal, Containers, General Cargo
Quay No.3 185 12.2 General Cargo & Containers
Quay No.4 185 12.2 General Cargo, Containers, LPG & Bitumen
Bulk Sugar Terminal 210 12.2 Bulk sugar, Black oil
Mauritius Freeport Development  (P) 118 7 Fish
Cruise Jetty 124 10.8 Priority to Cruise Vessels, may accommodate other types of vessels as well.
Terminal III
MCT1 280 14.0  Containers
MCT2 280 14.0  Containers
Oil Jetty 270 14.5 Tankers

P – Privately Operated Quay

Support services provided by the port and other operators include:

  • Bunkering
  • Workshop facilities
  • Garbage removal
  • Provision of fresh water supply
  • Ship repairs
  • Ship chandlers
  • Transport and logistics
  • Bulk services
  • Cold storage
  • Warehousing
  • Freeport facilities
  • Underwater cleaning

Port Louis:

  • Poised to become a major transhipment hub
  • Extension and Upgrading of MCT and container stacking yard
  • Accommodate 3 container Vessels of 8,000 TEUs simultaneously
  • Dredged Depth of 16.5 m
  • Expansion of Container yard
  • Future Expansion of MCT by 240 m, container yard and increased draft of 18 m: Accommodate 2 container Vessels of 11000 TEUs simultaneously
  • Further improvement of the cruise terminal
  • Construction of Cruise terminal Building (passenger terminal, commercial areas, etc..) to support the Neotown Waterfront Project