VIDEO: Thames Makes Room for Largest Ship Ever
The largest ship ever to enter the Thames arrived at DP World London Gateway on 19th October 2014 in the early hours of the morning.
The 397-metre-long, 56-metre-wide Edith Maersk has a draught of 16 metres and can carry up to 15,500 standard containers.
Edith Maersk was built by the Odense Steel Shipyard, Denmark and was handed over to the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group on Saturday 3 November 2007.
Edith Maersk and her sister ship Emma Maersk are one of the world’s largest cargo ships.
World Maritime News Staff; Image: Maersk