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World’s largest container ship arrives in UK for first time

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World’s largest container ship arrives in UK for first time

World’s largest container ship arrives in UK for first time

The world’s biggest container ship has arrived in the UK for the first time.

HMM Algeciras concluded its journey from China to Essex on Sunday –-via South Korea, the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium.

The 1,312ft (400m) long and 200ft (61m) wide ship is delivering a variety of goods at DP World London Gateway in Thurrock.

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