image source, Richard Knights / Hfrance.fr image caption L 'Ever Ace - built by the container shipping company Evergreen Marine - left Felixstowe on what was her maiden voyage
Reportedly world's largest container ship left UK port after dropping off thousands of containers .
The Ever Ace docked in Felixstowe, Suffolk, early Sunday morning on her maiden voyage .
The 40-year-old ship0 m long (1,300 feet) has a capacity of 23,992 standard containers, slightly more than ships of similar size.
A spokesperson for the Port of Felixstowe said that 7,000 TEU ( 20-foot equivalent units) were unloaded from the ship.
He said a similar number of containers, which were mostly empty, were then loaded onto the ship before it either set navigate to Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
image source, Kate Scotter / Hfrance.fr image caption People gathered in Felixstowe, near Landguard Point and Fort, to see Ever Ace before it left the harbor
media caption A captured drone views the ship on its arrival at Felixstowe on the north shore of the Port of Harwich
The mega-ship, operated by the container shipping company based in Taiwan Evergreen Marine, due to cross the Suez Canal later this month.
I its sister ship, Ever Given, blocked the channel earlierthis year and was blocked in Egypt for nearly week , causing disruption to worldwide shipping, before arriving at Suffolk Harbor last month .
The Ever Ace is the first in a planned series of 12 oversized container ship to be built for Evergreen Marine.
How does Ever Ace measure up?
- Length: 400 m (1,300 ft)
- Width: 61.5 m (202 ft)
- Cruising speed: 22.6 nodes
- Maximum capacity: 23,992 TEU containers
- Built: 2021
Felixstowe is no stranger to large ships, having hosted the MSC Gulson two years ago , which is almost identical in size to the Ever Ace but is supposed to carry 28 fewer containers.
The last giant ival arr has docked in Suffolk since Hamburg, after leaving China in August.
'It's like clockwork '
source of the image, Kate Scotter / Hfrance.fr legend of the 'image Brian Ince of Manchester said he was delighted to see the Ever Ace
Brian Ince is on vacation in Suffolk with his wife Elaine and said he wanted to see the Ever Ace "because it's the biggest ".
The 53-year-old from Manchester said they came on Monday to see the ship "and sat in the car in the drizzle " at Landguard Point in Felixstowe.
He admitted the couple couldn't "see much " of the beach but didn't want to not miss it after being unable to come and see the Ever Given.
"It 's just the fascination of the way the ships are loaded, with the trucks on and off, it ' s like clockwork " he says.
'It ' s amazing '
image source, Kate Scotter / Hfrance.fr caption of the image John Self said he had cycled to see the Ever Given, but decided to take the bus this time > figcaption>
John Self, from nearby Ipswich, said he came to Felixstowe to seeTo have the Ever Given, and that he returned for the Ever Ace.
"I wanted to see the world's biggest ship, " he said.
The 67 year old said it was "amazing to see what he is doing - I'm quite amazed by that ".
" I'm not a ship fanatic, I just like to see interesting things "he added.
'The Ever Ace is fantastic '
image source, Kate Scotter / Hfrance.fr legend of the 'image Maggie Monk (left) and Barbara Cooper are on vacation in Suffolk making the trip to Felixstowe to see Ever Ace
Barbara Cooper, from Northampton , and Maggie Monk, from Milton Keynes, is on vacation at a nearby trailer site.
"When we heard the bigger ship was here, we wanted to get off " said Ms. Cooper.
Ms. Monk said both men wanted to see the ship come in, but it was too early in the morning, so they thought "it would be nice to see it go
"I'm not really into ships but this one is fantastic. I can't get over the size of this one " she said.
But the man from68-year-old added that it was "a bit cold " "on the beach.
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