A new quay to reduce unloading time of purse seiners and relieve congestion in the Seychelles’ Port of Victoria was officially opened during the weekend. The Ile du Port Handling Services (IPHS) port is a 425-metre commercial fishing quay next to the Port of Victoria.
Seychelles’ Minister for Tourism, Port and Civil Aviation, Didier Dogley, said that since the commissioning of part of the quay in January 2016, transactions at the ports have improved significantly.
Seychelles also plans to extend the commercial port to 600m in length, improve the Inter-Island quay and the jetty on La Digue, the third-most populated island. The work on the jetty on Praslin, the second-most populated island, is in its final stages.
These investments are part of the country’s plans to make Port Victoria the port of choice in the Indian Ocean.