Thames welcomes its first Triple-E Class

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BIGGEST SHIP ON THAMES

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 TEU.

Munkebo Maersk beat the record set by fellow Maersk ship Edith Maersk which visited the port last Autumn.

Photos of Munkebo Maersk on the Thames

BIGGEST SHIP ON THAMES

BIGGEST SHIP ON THAMES

BIGGEST SHIP ON THAMES

 

BIGGEST SHIP ON THAMES