’Mauritius (Port-Louis) is advantageously located at the cross roads of the shipping routes connecting Africa, Asia, Australia and South America.  Government’s promotion of the creation of a Marine Services Platform will be focused on growing the bunkering facilities and allied economic activities that are related to that trade such as ship chandling, repairs and maintenance of vessels, crew change and ship leasing.  To support investment in terms of bunkering and oil storage, bunker trade has being liberalised, which will lower the price of bunker fuel at Port-Louis. The Mauritius Ports Authority to further support this endeavour is offering incentive schemes as far as port charges is concerned to vessels calling Port-Louis for crew change, bunkering, supplies and repairs.

In the verge of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mauritius authorities implemented a Border Reopening Protocol and has established a Crew Change Health Corridor Protocol.