Port d’Ehoala Madagascar
A wholly-owned subsidiary of Rio Tinto QMM

Rio Tinto and the Malagasy state have financed the construction of Port d’Ehoala respectively at up to US $ 240 millions for Rio Tinto and US $35 millions for the Malagasy State through the Anosy Integrated Growth Pole (IGP), a World Bank-funded project.

The new Port d'Ehoala in Fort Dauphin will be used by Rio Tinto QMM to export the product of mining. As a public service, this new port will also improve accessibility in the Anosy Region, opening up economic development opportunities in the region and in the context of globalization.

To be is to be connected 

The strategic position of the port will open Madagascar to the world : on the regional level, it will integrate the traffic servicing the Indian Ocean, and on the international level, owing to position between Africa and Asia, it will promote new maritime traffics in both ways.

Port d’Ehoala will attract regional & international vessels and new investors thanks to: 

  • its technical features: deep-water port (15.75 meters) with a breakwater of 625 meters, its security standards ISPS (International Ship and Port Security),
  • its 400 ha industrial zone,
  • the availability of water and electricity,
  • its international standards,
  • its private management.


 Newly appointed Manager of the Port:

Pierre-Yves Gautier is the new Manager of the Port d’Ehoala starting on January 12, 2015

Report on the 2014 port activities

- 11 calls of bulk carriers
- 30 calls of container vessels
- 17 calls of oil tankers
-  94 vessel calls of all types
-  6548 containers import / export
-  8 calls of passenger vessels with 9,981 passengers all in all

2015 - 2016 Cruise season: November to April

6 calls including 3 calls of MSC OPERA and 3 calls of new companies

The new companies:


  1. Voyages of discovery: VOYAGER
  2. Seabourn Cruise line: SEABOURN SOJOURN
  3. Crystal cruises: Mv CRYSTAL SERENITY


2016-2017 and 2017-2018 Next Seasons : MSC Sinfonia will come back after its Jumboisation

Port d’Ehoala awaits the return of MSC Sinfonia after its Jumboisation. In fact, MSC Sinfonia is the first ship which opened the call of the cruise ship to Ehoala on March 28, 2010 with 1664 passengers on board, it was 251m long. After being switched to shipyard, the ship will be extended to 24m and will be 275m long will at its return in 2016 and it connects Durban, Mozambique, Ehoala, and Durban. In order to receive this giant cruise ship, some technical renovations must be done at the port.






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