The congestion at Colombo Port has turned out to be an opportunity for Kochi at least in terms of gaining transhipment business following the diversion of some ships.

Of late, the International Container Transhipment Terminal (ICTT) at Vallarpadam has started receiving additional mainline ships on ad hoc basis with transhipment volumes following the diversion of MSC Lines to Kochi. The rising number of Covid cases among port workers in Colombo, has aggravated the existing congestion in that port.