Edith Maersk has become the largest ever vessel to enter the River Thames.
The second largest in the world container vessel arrived at DP World London Gateway yesterday at 5 a.m. UTC. She was laden with retail goods, such as clothes and electronics, from the Far East.
The deepwater dock at London Gateway was opened last year. It is located 32 km (20 miles) down the River Thames from London in Essex. The other two ports in the UK that can accommodate a Triple-E vessel are Southampton and Felixstone.
Edith Maersk (IMO number 9321548 and MMSI 220501000) was built in 2007. The 397-metre vessel has a deadweight of 158,200 DWT and can transport up to 15,500 containers.