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Container Ship Loading Operations At Southampton Port...An employee descends a gangway leading from the CMA CGM SA Marco Polo container ship as it sits moored to the dockside at the Port of Southampton, jointly operated by DP World Ltd. and Associated British Ports Holdings Plc, in Southampton, U.K., on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013. The pound strengthened from near a four-week low against the dollar before reports this week that economists said will add to signs BritainĂ­s growth is gaining momentum, boosting demand for the currency.

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An employee descends a gangway on a container ship moored in Southampton, UK, on Tuesday.

The world s largest container ship, sailing under the French flag, the CMA CGM Jules Verne, which can carry 16,000 containers, arrives on June 3, 2013 in the port of Marseille. To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the CMA CGM Group, the CMA CGM Jules Verne was deviated from its usual route rotation and made an exceptional call  in Marseille, where she will be inaugurated on June 4 in the presence of French President Francois Hollande. The CMA CGM Jules Verne began its first rotation on 3 May, in Pusan, South Korea.

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The world’s largest container ship, the CMA CGM Jules Verne which is sailing under the French flag, can carry 16,000 containers. It arrived in the port of Marseille on Monday.