World's largest container ship makes maiden call at Port of Felixstowe
The world's largest container ship, the 19,100 TEU CSCL Globe, has made its maiden call at the Port of Felixstowe, the Port of Britain.
The ship is operated by China Shipping Container Line on its AEX1 (Asia Europe Express) service. Felixstowe is its first port of call in Europe, the company said in its press release.
The CSCL Globe was built by Hyundai Heavy Industries' shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea. At 400 metres long, she is the length of four football pitches and weighs as much as 14,500 London buses.
The Port of Felixstowe is the largest container port in the UK. It benefits from being the closest UK container port to the main ports of Northern Europe and having direct marine access from the North Sea.
As well as the Port of Felixstowe, the CSCL Globe will call at Rotterdam, Hamburg, Zeebrugge, Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Yantian and Port Kelang.