BUNKERING IN MAURITIUS

Bunker trade has been opened up to encourage investment in bunkering and competitive oil storage.

The Mauritius Ports Authority is providing incentive scheme, as far as port charges is concerned to vessel calling Port-Louis for bunkering; port charges at discounted rates with respect to duration of stay in port.
Duration of vessel’s stay Rebates % Remarks
>0 up to 48 hours 50 % rebates on port dues and anchorage fees The vessel would benefit from rebated scheme for her two (2) days stay.
48 hours up to 60 hours (3rd day of stay) Same scheme as above for the whole three (3) days of stay The vessel would still beneficiate from the 50% rebates for the third day provided her stay does not exceed 60 hours in total
48 hours up to 72 hours 50 % rebates on port dues and anchorage for the first two (2) days; the discount on anchorage dues for the third day would be 25% The vessel would still benefit from 50 % rebates for the first two (2) days; but the rebate for anchorage dues for the third day would be 25 %
For a 4 days stay period 50 % rebates on port dues and anchorage being maintained for the first two days; the rebates rate on anchorage dues for the third day would be 25 %; no discount applicable as from the 4th day on anchorage dues The vessel would start paying full rate on anchorage dues as from the 4th day of stay
To vessels with greater than 35000 gt, calculation is on a sliding scale (as per port tariffs available in the download section of our website). This comprises a 50 % discount on port tariffs items, namely, port dues, anchorage, pilotage and tug services.

In June 2013, the Port Limit was extended enabling anchorage of large vessels. The Ports Authority and all other concerned stakeholders have implemented an e-bunkering system to quicken the bunker request process.

Outward port clearance also is issued electronically; where same may be sent to Master through email – lowering cost in terms of boat hire for delivery at anchorage.

Bunkering at Port-Louis can be carried at anchorage or alongside. Vessel with maximum draught of 11 metres may be accommodated to berth depending on availability of berth at time of operations and at anchorage up to 70 meters draught.

The preferred mode of delivery for big vessels is delivery by barge at anchorage.

Bunkering at Port-Louis is carried whole year round.  The tables below provide details pertaining to local suppliers, available products and delivery infrastructure.

Bunkering

  • 24/7 delivery of bunker in Mauritius, WP
  • Anchorage depth range from 14 to 70 metres
  • Delivery mode: barge and alongside
  • E-bunkering system for quick processing of bunker documentation
  • Rebated port charges for bunker callers
  • Available Products: Mgo and LSFO
  • MRPL provided by Supplier
  • Bunker surveyors available
Supplier Available Products Barge use Bunker load Capacity
ENGEN PETROLEUM (Mauritius) Ltd VLSFO only

Emily

8500 MT
ENGEN PETROLEUM (Mauritius) Ltd MGO only

Elise

625 MT
IndianOil (Mauritius) Ltd VLSFO / MGO

Ask Progress

3300 MT
1600 MT
Stonewin (Mauritius) Ltd VLSFO only

Hakkassan

10400 MT
Peninsula -

Splendour

-
Tulip VLSFO/MGO

Tulip

3128 / 625 MT

As shipping agent in Mauritius, we liaise with all concerned parties -  Master, local authorities, suppliers and barge operator, synchronising  bunkering operations. For bunkering at Port-Louis, anchorage, ships should always be within the limits of the port, with exception  to deep draft vessel where permission can be obtained from the  Port Authority.

On request of our Principals, we arrange for bunker survey and despatch of bunker samples for analysis. We also cater for  delivery of marine lubes (drums) at anchorage.

PORT FACILITIES

TERMINAL I
Quay Length (m) Dredged depth(m) Type of traffic handled
A 210 12.20 Fuel oil, Edible oil, General cargo, Maize, Molasses, Soya-bean meal, Wheat, Passengers and Inter-island trade
D 170 12.20  
E 135 9 General cargo, Passengers and inter-island trade
Trou Fanfaron I 160 5.5 Fish
Trou Fanfaron II 185 6 Fish
Froid des Mascareignes 310 4.6-8.0 Fish
TERMINAL II
Quay Length (m) Dredged depth(m) Type of traffic handled
No. 1 123 13.50 Fuel oil, Coal, Fertilizers, White oil
No. 2 180 12.50  Cement, Coal, Containers, General cargo
No. 3 185 12.50 Cement, General cargo and containers
No. 4 185 12.20 General cargo, Containers, LPG, Bitumen
Bulk Sugar Terminal 210 12.50 Bulk sugar, Fuel oil
Mauritius Freeport Development 118 7.0 Fish
TERMINAL III
Quay Length (m) Dredged depth(m) Type of traffic handled
MCT 1 400 16.50 Containers
MCT 2 400 16.50 Containers
Port Louis Shipping Agency Ltd
KL Centre 101
Abattoir Road
Port-Louis
Mauritius
Tel: (+230) 217 66 00
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