From the Port of London website today:
London, UK, 26th February 2015:- The Munkebo Maersk became the largest ship to ever sail up the River Thames as it called at DP World London Gateway, the UK?s newest deep-sea port hub today.
The 399 metre long, 60 metre wide, 195,000 ton Triple-E class vessel ? equivalent in length to almost four football pitches ? and capable of carrying more than 18,300 TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) is one of the largest container vessels in the world, operating on Maersk?s new East-West Network.
It was drawn alongside DP World London Gateway Port, adjacent to Europe?s largest logistics park, at 7.30am on Thursday 26th February, with the help of the Port of London Authority?s pilots…