The Port

The Port

The MPA is the sole national port authority set up under the Ports Act 1998, to regulate and control the port sector. The MPA is a landlord port authority, providing the main port infrastructure and superstructure, together with related facilities. It also provides marine services and navigation aids, while it regulates and controls all port activities and environmental issues within the designated port areas.

Working hours

The port is manned 24 hours, 7 days a week and 365 days a year.
Dry and liquid bulk cargo vessels are operated round the clock and container vessels operate on a three-shift basis at Mauritius Container Terminal.

Map of the Quay

The Port


The Cargo Handling Corporation Ltd (CHCL) is a state owned private company incorporated in October 1983 to take over the activities of four private stevedoring companies. The CHCL is the sole operator for container handling activities at Port Louis. It also handles general and bulk cargoes excluding products through pipelines

Working Hours

Stevedoring Company

Monday to Saturday
1st shift:   07:00  to 15:00
2nd shift: 15:00  to  23:00
3rd shift:  23:00  to  07:00

Sunday / Public Holiday
1st shift:   07:00  to 15:00 (Containerized and Bulk Cargo*)
2nd shift: 15:00  to  23:00 (Containerized Vessel only)
3rd shift:  23:00  to  07:00 (Containerized Vessel only)

Meal time     10:00 to 11:00  -  Tea time 13:00 to 13:20
Dinner time  18:00 to 19:00  -  Tea time 21:00 to 21:20
Meal time     02:00 to 03:00  -  Tea time 05:00 to 05:20

* Working hours can be extended to 2nd and 3rd shift on overtime.