Westports join bid for Colombo’s terminal project

Westports Holdings has submitted an expression of interest to participate in the consortium of six companies led by Hayleys bidding for Colombo Port’s East Container Terminal in Sri Lanka.

Other members of the consortium are Mitsui Corp, Mitsubishi Logistics, NYK and Tata Realty and Infrastructure.

The terminal project is estimated to cost between $550m and $600m, according to reports.

Other consortiums bidding for the project include APM Terminals, John Keells Holdings, Maersk Line and Container Corp of India, and the consortium of Port of Singapore Authority, Pacific International Lines, India’s Shapporji Pallonji and the Aitken Spence Group.

The winner of the competitive tender is expected to be announced by the end of May.

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