The Hong-Kong registered CSCL Globe, which is longer than The Shard is tall, left Shanghai last month carrying 19,100 containers and arrived into Felixtowe in Suffolk at about 1pm today. The vessel, which is 400 metres long and 59 metres wide, can carry 19,100 standard 20ft containers, making it the world’s largest container ship. It is the size of four football pitches, is longer than the shard is tall and can carry 156million pairs of shoes, 300million tablet computers or 900million tins of beans. After arriving into Britain for the first time ever, dock workers immediately started unloading 4,000 of the containers, which contain 57,000 tons of cargo including food, drink, clothing, electrical goods and furniture. A total of 3,909 containers will be re-loaded to the ship by tomorrow when it will depart Britain and return to the Far East via Rotterdam, Hamburg and Belgium.
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