Construction begins on new container terminal at Colombo Port, Sri Lanka

Photo: Sri Lanka Ports Authority

Construction began on a new container terminal at the Port of Colombo in Sri Lanka on Wednesday, November 9.

The future Colombo West International Terminal (CWIT) is being constructed with the cooperation of Indian conglomerate the Adani Group, which will be a co-investor in the new facility through subsidiary Adani International Port Holding. The other investors are the Sri Lanka Ports Authority and local conglomerate John Keells Holdings.

The terminal will be built on the western portion of the Port of Colombo as part of the Colombo Port Expansion Project. Other activities under the project include dredging of the port’s access channel.

Once completed, CWIT will cover an area totalling 65 hectares and will have an annual operating capacity of three million TEUs.

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