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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 20 January 2021

Watch: World's largest container ship arrives in London

Port officials prepared for six months for the arrival of the 400-metre ship

The world’s largest container ship – HMM Algeciras – has docked at DP World London Gateway port, concluding her maiden voyage to the UK.

The 400-metre ship concluded her journey from China on Sunday after stopping in South Korea, the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium, the Port of London Authority said.

Port officials had planned for the arrival of the Algeciras for six months, surveying the seabed and using a simulator to model the ship’s arrival at the mouth of the River Thames, east of London.

The ship is due to leave later on Monday, reloaded with British exports bound for China via Singapore.

Ernst Schulze, chief executive of DP World UK, said: “The visit by HMM Algeciras is testament to the capabilities we offer.”

Updated: June 15, 2020 11:47 AM

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