The largest ship ever to enter the Thames arrived at DP World London Gateway yesterday (19th October 2014) in the early hours of the morning.
The 397-metre-long, 56-metre-wide Edith Maersk has a draught of 16 meters and can carry up to 15,500 standard containers.
With brand new state-of-the-art infrastructure and equipment, London Gateway, when fully operational, will bring greater reliability to supply chains. Also, shippers will have access to London Gateway’s 9 million square foot logistics park, Europe’s largest consumer market and existing distribution hubs in the UK’s Midlands.
When fully developed, London Gateway will provide 2,700 meters of quay, six deep-water berths with depth alongside of 17 meters, 24 giant quay cranes and an annual capacity of 3.5 million TEU.