Hundreds of spectators arrived along the Suffolk coast to watch the world’s largest container ship dock at Felixstowe’s deep-water berths eight and nine, which were opened in 2011, costing £300m.
A shipping enthusiast watching the ship come in told BBC Radio Suffolk: “It’s an awesome sight. It is a great coup for the port to get the biggest container ship in the world into port. It is very prestigious.”
A representative from the Port of Felixstowe, said: We’ve had largest ships in the world before, but the ships do keep getting bigger and keep choosing the Port of Felixstowe as their UK port of call, which is good news for us.
“It’s good news also for the 30 odd thousand people in Suffolk who make their living in the transport industry.”