One of the world's deepest container ships has docked in the port of Felixstowe. 

The Mumbai Maersk has set a new record for the deepest draft vessel to call at Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe.

The huge ship arrived on Saturday, November 11, from Bremerhaven in Germany with a depth of 16.8m and sailed from Felixstowe on Sunday, November 12 with a new depth of 17m. 

This comes one month after the world's largest container ship docked in the port of Felixstowe. 

The record of the deepest ship has been set just four weeks after the completion of a £130m project to deeper the port and the container berths. 

Robert Ashton, chief operating officer at the Port of Felixstowe, said: "There has been a steady increase in recent years in the number of the latest generation of mega-vessels serving the main shipping route into Europe.

"The Port of Felixstowe is the best located UK port for these huge ships, and the deeper channel provides a level of access matched nowhere else in the country."

Sarah West, chief executive of Harwich Haven Authority, which oversaw the project, said:

"The deepening of the approach channel was both a significant technical challenge and a major financial investment for the authority.

"We were delighted with the outcome and are hugely encouraged to see that it is already paying dividends."

The Mumbai Maersk transports containers between Europe and Asia.