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World’s largest container ship makes maiden call in Europe

World’s largest container ship makes maiden call in Europe
The CSCL Globe, the world's largest container ship, has made its maiden European call at Felixstowe, UK.

China Shipping Container Line's (CSCL) 19,000 teu ship is the first of five ships of a similar size, all to be built by Hyundai Heavy Industries and destined for the line's Asia-Europe trades.

Clemence Cheng, ceo of the Port of Felixstowe, commented: “We are delighted that CSCL has chosen Felixstowe as CSCL Globe’s first port of call in Europe. Our relationship with China Shipping dates back to 1999 when their first vessel called at Felixstowe, and we are honoured that they continue to make Felixstowe their UK port of call.

"We are continuing to expand our facilities and increase the number container cranes to handle these very large ships. Together with the unrivalled skill and experience of our dedicated workforce, this enables us to turn even the biggest container ships around as quickly as possible, providing first class service to our customers.”

The CSCL Globe will continue on to Rotterdam, Hamburg, Zeebrugge, Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Yantian and Port Kelang.