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Languard Point - To see the world`s largest container ship

When it was reported in a local newspaper that the world's largest container ship was in Felixstowe docks, (that's Languard Point,) we made our way to see this mammoth. Luckily, we had planned a visit for another reason already!Making our way to the car park close to the observation area, it was obvious that the news travels fast - there were a lot of people about for the same reason no doubt. World's largest container ship MSC Loreto at Felixstowe It has the capability of holding more than 24,346 containers. A view of the MSC Loreto with a large Stena Line passenger ferry passing by. The Stena Line ferry rounds the river mouth against a backdrop of a radar tower and a line of shallow water markers Parts of the timber pier which once carried rail lines to the end of the jetty. The railway was linked to Landguard Fort where, in the latter part of the 19th century and the early years of the 20th century, a system of using submerged mines was devised to protect the approaches