The Freeport operates as a customs-free zone for all goods destined for re-export.
The aim was to set up a commercial free zone to encourage the import and re-export of goods through a logistics and distribution platform in Mauritius. The targeted markets are the Indian Ocean islands and countries in East Africa.
Freeport activities include warehousing, breaking bulk, minor processing, and reshipment, amongst others. Approximately 70,000 square metres of warehousing space, including cold rooms (8,000 square metres), and processing centres (6,000 square metres), are available at the port and airport. The Freeport has conceived an e-business platform to support, assist and facilitate start-up and deployment of e-commerce ventures.