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Southampton container berth building starts

The £150m construction of a new berth at Southampton's container terminal has begun with the first paving slab lifted into place.

The ceremony marked the start of a project which will allow ultra-large container carriers to dock in the city.

Two existing berths originally commissioned in 1972 will be combined to make a new deep sea berth.

Bosses say the investment will help maintain an estimated 10,000 jobs connected to the port.

  • 27 Sep 2012