Southampton port Welcomes 2 Of the Largest Container Vessels

Port of Southampton welcomes two of the worlds largest container vessels, including 24,000 TEU MegaMax “Manila Express” 

The recent arrival of two of the largest container ships at the Port of Southampton marks a significant milestone for both the port and the shipping industry as a whole.

The channel widening will enable the largest container vessels to pass the biggest cruise ships berthed in the port.This mammoth project has involved removing about 900,000 cubic meters of predominantly clay-based material over a 2km section, widening the channel by between 30 and 65 meters in parts!

These massive vessels not only showcase the port’s capacity and capability but also demonstrate its strategic importance in global trade networks. The arrival of such large ships underscores Southampton’s continued investment in infrastructure and its commitment to staying at the forefront of the maritime industry. Additionally, it highlights the efficiency and effectiveness of the port’s operations in handling these colossal vessels, which play a crucial role in facilitating international trade and commerce.

Interesting Facts About the Port

The port of Southampton is a significant contributor to the UK economy, supporting over 45,000 jobs and contributing almost £2.5 bn annually to the UK economy. At the heart of its operations is the Container Terminal, operated by partners DP world. They are known globally for handling some of the largest container vessels at their ports around the world. Southampton also serves as the main base port for the importation of cars, handling over 900,000 vehicles annually!

Did You Know

The Port of Southampton is the UK’s second largest container port, and its unique double tide means it has 17hours of high tides, allowing flexibility with berthing access for much larger vessels.

Boxtor ships new 10ft, 20ft and 40ft equipment of all types / configurations from our factories in the Far East directly into the Port of Southampton. Our container depot in Eling Wharf, Southampton, provides fantastic access for the delivery of our new containers to customers sites all across the south of England and the West Country.

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