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.
With a team of 1370 people across their three distinct business units namely, Mauritius Container Terminal, Multi Purpose Terminal and Corporate Services, they offer an efficient and reliable service to the shipping community.
Compared to other ports of the region, CHCL stands out by numerous advantages ranging from, not only the present level of productivity comparable to modern container terminals, but also the unmatchable tariff they propose for their services, organized workforce backed by smooth industrial relations, high security of cargo and personalized customer service.
The Mission of the CHCL is to offer reliable, quality and competitively priced services to support the economic growth of Mauritius and to be the port of choice for the region.
Goals and Objectives
To maintain Port Louis as a regional sub hub port
To maintain a level of productivity of international standard
To reduce the waiting time of vessels
To provide a reliable and competitive range of service
To strengthen customer care
To ensure maximum security of cargo
To enhance modern technology
To foster good industrial relations.
In addition to a very long standing experience in cargo handling activities, their strength comes to the addition of the following
High Quality and Reliability of Service
High productivity (average 20 moves per crane hour)
Excellent gate in / gate out time (average of 15mins with introduction of MACCS )
Highly competitive tariff
High level of security in compliance with ISPS Code (through CCTV and dedicated Security crew)
Good industrial relations
Focused to Customer needs
Sophisticated equipment ( Post Panamax Quay Cranes, RTGs, Reachstackers)
Modern and highly performing IT systems ( accurate and reliable data – easy retrieval of information using Navis System)
Modern Communication Network (Fibre Optics connecting their worksites and RDT across Terminals)
Ample availability of stacking areas
Fixed Berthing Window