World’s largest container ship

container ship HarwichSHIP watchers are in for a treat as the world’s large containership will be visible from Harwich.

the world’s largest container ship has arrived in the UK for the first time.

The Hong Kong-registered CSCL Globe, measuring more than 400m (1,313ft) in length, docked at Felixstowe loaded with about 19,000 standard containers.

The previous largest ship to have docked at the port was the Maersk Triple-E, which arrived in November, carrying about 18,000 containers.

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The new ship, which left China in December, arrived at the Suffolk port sometime after 12:30 GMT.

The 400m China Shipping Container Line (CSCL) Globe – which is the equivalent to the length of eight Olympic-sized swimming pools – will call at the Port of Felixstowe on January 7 and 8 2015.

This will be the gigantic vessel’s first call anywhere in Europe and the only time to view it in the United Kingdom.

Fully laden the CSCL Globe could carry 156 million pairs of shoes, 300 million tablet computer or 900 millions tins of beans and weighs more than 14,500 London buses.

Hutchison Port spokesman Paul Davey said: “The arrival of the ship represents a first for the UK.
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