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Wednesday, 7 January 2015

CSCL Globe, the world's largest ship arrives in #Felixstowe.

After leaving China on the 5th of December the world's largest vessel, the #CSCLGlobe...

has entered the container port of Felixstowe and, with the aid of just four tugs...

has successfully been docked in berths 8&9. The boat can carry 19000 shipping containers and marks the event in a significant way as the port was the first container port in the UK - it handles over 40% of all container traffic entering the country. Interestingly, the Felixstowe Dock and Railway Company which was set up in 1875 and one of the few Limited companies not to carry the word in its name rents the land it sits on from Trinity College, Cambridge.