Thames welcomes its first Triple-E Class

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  THE largest container ship to ever sail on the Thames arrived last week. Munkebo Maersk is the first of the line’s huge Triple-E box ships to visit the Thames, arriving at London Gateway on Thursday morning and departing shortly after 3pm. The class of container ship is 400metres long with a beam of 59metres and a capacity of 18,340 …

Ship Pics: Grande Africa

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New series of photographic studies of individual ships seen on the Thames. GRANDE AFRICA, operated by Grimaldi Lines, is a vehicle and container ship frequently seen on the Thames. It carries cars and boxes from European ports to locations in Africa like Lagos and Tema. The ship was built in 1998 and has a gross tonnage of 56642. She measures …

Thames welcomes its biggest ship ever: Edith Maersk

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THE LARGEST ship ever on the Thames arrived shortly before sunrise this morning. The gargantuan E-Class Edith Maersk came alongside London Gateway, assisted by three tugs. The vast ship smashes the record for the biggest ship on the Thames, measuring 397metres long – that’s the length of four football pitches and is fifty percent longer than Titanic. Her beam is …

Tilbury welcomes its largest container ship ever: Cap San Lorenzo

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Hamburg Süd’s huge new container ship CAP SAN LORENZO arrived at Northfleet Hope, London Container Terminal, yesterday afternoon. The brand new vessel is part of Hamburg Süd’s new Cap San class of ship and was only christened last month in Buenos Aires. The arrival of Cap San Lorenzo at Tilbury had shipping enthusiasts reaching for the record books. With a …