Giant cranes head to Essex

Three giant cranes will sail along the Thames Estury this morning on their way to the new London Gateway port in Essex.

The cranes, which are two and a half times taller than Nelson's Column, have sailed on a three month voyage from China.

Twenty one more cranes are due to arrive as the new port nears completion.

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Thousands of jobs for Essex

A new port on the River Thames in Essex is set to create 12,000 jobs. The London Gateway will have a quayside of nearly two miles long.