Hutchison Whampoa has been awarded a 49 per cent stake in Jakarta's Koja Container Terminal for US$147 million, according to the vendor, Indonesia's Humpuss Terminal Petikemas. Last year the conglomerate's port arm Hutchison Port Holdings won the bidding to buy a 51 per cent stake in the neighbouring Jakarta International Container Terminal (JICT) for US$215 million. Both ports are in Jakarta's Tanjung Priok port area. Humpuss, controlled by Hutomo Mandala Putra - the youngest son of former president Suharto - said yesterday Ocean Investment, a unit of Hutchison, had won the bidding. Ongki Soemarno, president director of Humpuss, said Ocean Investment would make the US$147 million payment soon in cash. The remaining 51 per cent stake is owned by state-run port operator Pelabuhan Indonesia II. A Hutchison Port spokesman refused to confirm whether the port operator won the bid. Hutchison is believed to be the highest bidder for the stake. The bidding had earlier included a consortium led by APL, a wholly owned subsidiary of Neptune Orient Lines, and involving Singapore government investment arm Temasek Holdings and Indonesian shipping company Samudera Shipping Line. However the consortium withdrew its US$150 million bid, leaving Hutchison the sole bidder. On Thursday, Hutchison Whampoa's management told analysts that JICT was performing in line with expectations, had recorded double-digit throughput growth in the first five months this year and had started contributing earnings before interest and tax.