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