Maersk Line said looking to invest in Sri Lanka container facility

ECONOMYNEXT – Maersk Line, the world’s biggest container carrier, is looking to invest in a new container facility in Sri Lanka, visiting New Delhi-based Danish Ambassador for Sri Lanka Peter Taksøe-Jensen has said.

 “Some of the largest Danish multinationals firms are interested in investing in Sri Lanka,” Taksøe-Jensen was quoted as saying in a statement after talks with Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen in Colombo.

“The world’s largest container shipper Maersk Line is a Danish firm,” a ministry statement quoted Taksøe-Jensen as saying.

“I am pleased to say that it is planning to enter Sri Lanka and looking to invest in a new container facility and join the Colombo port expansion-and set up a warehouse facility as well.”

A.P. Moller Group, the parent firm of Maersk Line, has a stake in South Asia Gateway Terminals, Colombo’s first private container terminal.

The statement quoted Taksøe-Jensen as saying, Novo Nordisk A/S, a Danish multinational pharmaceutical firm and big producer of insulin, is also interested in establishing a subsidiary in the island.  (Colombo/January 13, 2016)

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