Japan’s NYK Line plans to invest in the $300m Superporto deepwater port project, underway outside the port of Tubarao, Brazil.

Ports of Vitoria head Angelo Baptista said representatives of the Japanese container carrier are expected to visit the Superporto site during March.

Last November, Codesa, the port authority for the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo, met the Japanese company, Baptista said.

Brazilian construction firms Carmargo Correa and Odebrecht are also believed to be interested in the Superporto project.