Dream Designs Colchester contacted the Port of Felixstowe, the United Kingdom’s busiest container port, last month to request permission to visit the Emma Maersk. The Port of Felixstowe kindly passed our request on to Maersk Line directly. Maersk Line have since agreed to welcome us aboard Emma Maersk on Sunday 17th April 2011.
Emma Maersk was launched in 2006 and made her maiden call at the Port of Felixstowe in November 2006. The vessel received an enormous level of interest, with thousand of onlookers watching as she arrived for the first time.
Harry Cotterill, President & Managing Director, Dream Designs Colchester, said: “Seeing the Emma Maersk arrive at the Port of Felixstowe for the first time in 2006 was an incredible moment for me. The sheer number of people which turned out to see her arrive was breathtaking, as was the size of the vessel herself. I had never seen anything quite like it.”
Harry Cotterill, President & Managing Director, Dream Designs Colchester, added: “We are delighted that Maersk Line have so kindly agreed to welcome us aboard Emma Maersk, when she berths at the Port of Felixstowe again later this year in April. It will certainly be a different experience for us, as we have never visited a container vessel before. We are all very much looking forward to the visit and meeting the Captain and crew.”