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With possibly a muttering of “I told you so”, Forth Ports-owned Tilbury London Container Terminal handled its biggest containership ever at the weekend – the impressive Hamburg Sud 9,600teu newbuild Cap San Lorenzo.
The state-of-the-art Cap San-class vessel is currently the world’s largest ship for reefer capacity, with 2,100 plug in points, and at 124,500dwt is also the biggest containership to have been worked in the River Thames.
According to LCT, the ship completed operations two hours ahead of schedule.
In May, LCT will lose all of the Hamburg Sud services to neighbouring London Gateway, ironically due to its apparent unsuitability to handle ships of this size.