A container ship said to be the largest in the world has arrived in the UK on its maiden voyage.
According to inews, the Ever Ace, built in 2020 for Taiwan-based shipping company Evergreen Marine, docked in Felixstowe, Suffolk.
The vessel, whose sister ship, Ever Given, caused mass disruption to global shipping when it got wedged in the Suez Canal, Egypt in March, weighs 23,579 tons, is 400m-long and 61.5m wide.
Ever Ace, which has a capacity of 23,992 containers, sets sail for Rotterdam on Wednesday, before crossing the Suez Canal.
Shipping giant, Evergreen Marine, plans to build 11 more supersised container ships.
Felixstowe welcomed the MSC Gulson two years ago, which was almost identical in size to the Ever Ace, but could carry 28 fewer containers.
The Ever Ace arrived in Suffolk from Hamburg after leaving China in August.
In 2020, the Ever Given was freed after being stuck in the Suez Canal for six days on its way to Felixstowe.
The operation in March to free the ship from the canal caused a backlog that delayed the journey of hundreds of ships, forcing them to take a longer route around the southern tip of Africa.
Due to the disruption caused, the Ever Given was held by Egyptian authorities for months, with its owner, Shoei Kaisha, negotiating who should cover the costs of blocking the shipping lane for six days in March.
The Ever Given was released in July after the two sides reached an undisclosed deal.
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