Largest cargo ship

World’s largest cargo ship docks in UK port

The world’s joint-largest cargo ship, the MSC Loreto, recently docked at Britain’s biggest and busiest container port.

  • Ship Name: MSC Loreto
  • Sister Vessel: The MSC Loreto shares the title of the world’s largest cargo ship with its sister vessel, the MSC Irina.
  • Length: 400 metres (approximately 1,312 feet)
  • Gross Tonnage: More than 238,000 tonnes.
  • Container Capacity: Capable of holding 24,346 standard containers, which is currently the record number.
  • Port of Arrival: The MSC Loreto arrived at the Port of Felixstowe in Suffolk from Le Havre, France.
  • Operator: The vessel is operated by the Swiss-headquartered Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC).
  • Next Destination: The ship is due to set sail for the Algerian capital of Algiers on the country’s Mediterranean coast.

Image 400 metres for just a moment – that’s 4 trips for Usain Bolt up and down 100 metre athletics track or, about 40 double decker buses parked end to end.

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