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Worlds largest container ship calls into Southampton

With YA Logistics (UK) Ltd being based in the heart of Southampton docks we are used to seeing all manner of vessels pass our office windows but the sight of CMA CGM’s Marco Polo simply dwarfed every other ship.

CMA CGM’s Marco Polo calling into the Port of Southampton

She is apparently the length of 100 family saloon cars and can carry 16,000 containers!

This is the first time this vessel has ever called into the UK so its a huge bonus for the port of Southampton to have attracted such a goliath. ¬†Container loading and shipping is a main focus of YA Logistics (UK) Ltd along with RoRo and airfreight so it is great to see the port entertain these new ‘mega vessels’.

To enable Southampton port to handle these super containers a new £150m expansion plan is under way that will see 201 berth and 202 berth combined with a reconstructed 500m long quay wall.

The Western Docks in Southampton

To go hand in hand with the expansion the port have also ordered 4 new giant quayside cranes to handle the mega vessels.

As well as the Marco Polo we have already seen Hapag Lloyds Hamburg Express and UASC’s Jebel Ali both being able to carry 13,000 containers each which helped the port exceed 1.6 million containers so far this year!

With all this expansion it can only be a good thing for companies such as YA Logistics (UK) Ltd so if you have any shipping requirements please do not hesitate to call us on 02380 339611 or see our website www.yalogistics.co.uk