While the port of Port Louis is controlled by the Mauritius Port Authority, the Mauritius Container Terminals (MCT) is under the responsibility of the Cargo Handling Corporation Limited, the operator of container activities (Loading, unloading, delivery and reception) in Port Louis. The Mauritius Container Terminal (MCT) is 560 metres long with a dredge depth of 14 metres, situated in the north side of Port Louis Harbour.
The MCT operation acts as both an import and export port and also as a transshipment port in the Indian Ocean for containers using 5 post-Panamax gantry cranes that are available at the Terminal which perform 21 moves per hour and the waiting time of a boat is approximately 3 hours. There are five porticoes which can each handle up to 100,000 containers per year which soon will be increased. Also, round the clock services are provided throughout the year for pilotage and tug assistance.
Furthermore, using the implementation of the 'single window declaration' will enable us, as your Port Agent in Mauritius to simplify the procedures for vessels who call at Port Louis. The vision of the Mauritius Ports Authority (MPA) is to develop Port Louis into a regional maritime, logistics and business hub. As a shipping agent in Mauritius, PAS (Mauritius) Ltd mission is to ensure safety of navigation and smooth operations of your vessels at berth. Our agency strategies are to become professional intensive and time sensitive in the maritime industry to meet the growing needs of our customers. These changes will make the port of Port Louis an indispensable platform for the Indian Ocean.