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First pictures of world's largest container ship as it docks at the Port of Felixstowe

PUBLISHED: 07:51 06 September 2019 | UPDATED: 12:21 06 September 2019

The MSC Gulsun docked in at Felixstowe Docks  Picture: ANDREW MCALPINE

The MSC Gulsun docked in at Felixstowe Docks Picture: ANDREW MCALPINE

The world's largest container ship - MSC Gulsun - has arrived at the Port of Felixstowe.

The colossal ship is longer than the Empire State Building is tall Picture: ALAN BOYLE/EVERYTHING FELIXSTOWEThe colossal ship is longer than the Empire State Building is tall Picture: ALAN BOYLE/EVERYTHING FELIXSTOWE

The colossal vessel, which is longer than the Empire State Building is tall, docked at the port at around 4am this morning, Friday, September 6.

The ship had made its way overnight from Rotterdam to the Suffolk port on its journey to Suez in Egypt.

The MSC Gulsun docked in at Felixstowe Docks  Picture: ANDREW MCALPINEThe MSC Gulsun docked in at Felixstowe Docks Picture: ANDREW MCALPINE

Manufacturers of the mammoth ship say it has the lowest carbon footprint of any container craft and can haul the same amount of cargo as 1,358 Boeing 747 aircrafts.

The ship, which at 400m long is the length of four football pitches, can carry 223 million bananas, 47,512 cars or 2.94 million washing machines.

The largest container ship in the world, MSC Gulsun, has docked at the Port of Felixstowe Picture: ALAN BOYLE/EVERYTHING FELIXSTOWEThe largest container ship in the world, MSC Gulsun, has docked at the Port of Felixstowe Picture: ALAN BOYLE/EVERYTHING FELIXSTOWE

Did you take any pictures of the huge ship as it docked at Felixstowe? Email newsroom@archant.co.uk

The ship docked at the Suffolk port at around 4am this morning around Picture: ALAN BOYLE/EVERYTHING FELIXSTOWEThe ship docked at the Suffolk port at around 4am this morning around Picture: ALAN BOYLE/EVERYTHING FELIXSTOWE

The colossal MSC Gulsun has docked at the Port of Felixstowe this morning Picture MATTHEW MALLETT jrmphoto.co.ukThe colossal MSC Gulsun has docked at the Port of Felixstowe this morning Picture MATTHEW MALLETT jrmphoto.co.uk

The colossal MSC Gulsun has docked at the Port of Felixstowe this morning Picture MATTHEW MALLETT jrmphoto.co.ukThe colossal MSC Gulsun has docked at the Port of Felixstowe this morning Picture MATTHEW MALLETT jrmphoto.co.uk

The ship, which is longer than the height of the Empire State Building, can carry 223 million bananas Picture: MSC RIGHTSThe ship, which is longer than the height of the Empire State Building, can carry 223 million bananas Picture: MSC RIGHTS

The MSC Gulsun arrived at Felixstowe via Rotterdam Picture: MSC RIGHTSThe MSC Gulsun arrived at Felixstowe via Rotterdam Picture: MSC RIGHTS

The world's largest container ship, the MSC Gulsun, arrived at the Port of Felixstowe in the early hours of this morning Picture: IVAN SARFATTI/MSC RIGHTSThe world's largest container ship, the MSC Gulsun, arrived at the Port of Felixstowe in the early hours of this morning Picture: IVAN SARFATTI/MSC RIGHTS

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