Gudrun Maersk detours to London Gateway


The largest ship to enter the Thames has stopped at London Gateway port, diverted by bad weather.

The 8,500-container Gudrun Maersk has detoured to stop at the new London Gateway port – the largest ship to enter the Thames.

The ship, originally bound for Felixstowe, detoured to avoid the effects of high winds and rains which lashed Britain last week reports the Daily Mail.
The ship could enter because 27million cubic metres of material from the Thames riverbed has been dredged.
A spokesman said a number of vessels had docked at the port over the Christmas and New Year period which had been diverted due to bad weather.
Operators say the new London Gateway port will protect UK industry, as without the increased capacity, ships would otherwise dock in Europe.
The port can accommodate ships as large as the 18,000TEU Maersk EEE.
The Gudrun Maersk had come from the Far East and is currently heading towards Tangiers, Morocco.

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