Welcome to Port-Louis
IBL Shipping forms part of IBL Group, which is the largest business conglomerate incorporated in the Republic of Mauritius. Our wide-ranging activities in the maritime field make us a major player in this sector, both locally and regionally.
From our main base of operation in Mauritius and our extensive regional network, we provide reliable services to support our principals in their maritime activities in the Indian Ocean, which is the trade route for:
- Well-established East-West commercial exchanges
- Trade between industrialized countries of the Northern Hemisphere and many developing economies of the South.
Port-Louis has positioned itself to become a strategic bunkering hub.
We provide world class comprehensive Agency services to all types of ships calling at Port Louis including :
- Cruise Lines
- Specialized vessels
- Luxury yachts
- Fishing vessels/Reefer ships
- We have been agents for prestigious cruise lines for decades...
- IBL Shipping represents vessels of several naval forces during their calls at Port Louis...
- IBL Shipping has a section dedicated to the consignment of luxury Yachts cruising in our region...
- IBL Shipping has represented the largest Shipping Lines...
- IBL SHIPPING has a section dedicated to Fishing vessels and Reefer carriers...
IBL Shipping has been offering its services to the main stakeholders of the Shipping Sector since 1850 :
- We provide comprehensive Agency services
- We outsource bunker fuels and marine lubricants.
- We provide logistics support and ancillary services to all type of vessels
- Our long professional experience in the shipping sector and our extensive network enable us to offer you the highest...
- We source bunkers & lubes at very competitive prices for you, which can be delivered by pipeline at Quay or by barge at anchorage...
- Through our extensive network, we can source/store in dry & cold freeport warehouses...
- We can provide a wide range of ancillary services to meet all your requirements…
COVID 19 : Ministry of Health & Wellness guidelines for cargo vessels visiting the port of Port-Louis
1.1. Following the outbreak of the COVID-19, the Ministry of Health and Wellness, is issuing guidelines and steps to be taken during port operation on board of cargo vessel.
1.2. The significance of the guidelines of the Ministry of Health and Wellness regarding the entry of vessels into Port Louis port is that all vessels arriving at the port of Port Louis are at a high risk and the crew on board will not be allowed shore leave or signing off.
2. Cargo vessels arriving in Port Louis harbour
2.1. All Agents to submit the following information 24 hours before the arrival of any vessel at Port Louis Harbour by email at email@example.com :
a. The Maritime Declaration of Health
b. A report which includes a list of all crew members and body heat measurement results that has been taken just before delivery of the report
2.2 Upon satisfaction by the Health Authority, green light is granted and the vessel is allowed to enter port limits for free pratique.
2.3 Boarding of the vessel is carried out outside harbour.
2.4 Temperature of all crew member is taken and recorded on the arrival crew list.
(i) If Health officer is satisfied, free pratique is granted, and orders the ship Master on-board to lower the yellow flag and pilot to board vessel to berth her.
(ii) If not satisfied and suspects infectious disease on board, he contacts the Regional Public Health Superintendent on call for protocol to be followed and maintain yellow flag, while vessel remain outside harbor. Once protocol completed, free pratique to be given and yellow flag to be lowered.
3. Cargo vessels at berth in Port Louis harbour
3.1 . Vessel crew members will be required to remain in their rooms during operational activities carried out by employees of the port of Port Louis on the vessel, except those involved in unlashing, who should be equipped with the proper personal protective equipment (PPE).
3.2. Each vessel will have to assign a contact person to coordinate with the port staff. This contact person will be required to wear the proper PPE.
3.3 Unoperative vessels at berth will be required to lift the vessel ramp.
3.4 During the vessel's stay in the port, a representative will be appointed on behalf of the shipping agent / shipping company to ensure that the vessel's crew remains on the vessel.
3.5 No shore leave/off signer will be allowed when in port,
3.6 With the exceptions of port officials no ship chandler/visitors/agents will be allowed on board.
3.7 Only stevedores essentials for operations will be allowed on board and should be restricted to the minimum.
3.8 Sanitizer hand cleaner/hand washing facility to be placed close to the gangway.
3.9 Face mask/gloves to be made available to those allowed on board of these vessels.
3.10 Distance of 2 meters to be imposed when working on deck between stevedors and crew members responsible for unlashing of containers.
3.11 Records of all those allowed on board at para. (3.6)&(3.7) should be documented (name, organization, home address, mobile number) and agent to submit the information by mail to the Health Authority before expected time of departure of the vessel.
3.12 Health of crew member will be monitored daily by the Health Authority while vessel is at berth.
2.13 In the case of receiving a report of a sick crew member on a vessel, the information should be forwarded to the Port Health Authority on 52517473/59436271.
Please note that above measures can be amended anytime during implementation.