The world’s largest container ship, the 19,100 TEU CSCL Globe, has made its maiden call at Hutchison Port Holdings’ subsidiary, the Port of Felixstowe in Britain.
The ship is one of five to be introduced and operated by China Shipping Container Line on its AEX1 (Asia Europe Express) service. Felixstowe is its first port of call in Europe.
The CSCL Globe was built at 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 major gateway for trade between the UK and China and the CSCL Globe is a magnificent testimony to the importance of the Europe-Asia trade.
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