Giant cranes heading down the Thames

Three giant cranes are sailing along the Thames Estuary 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.

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

Click below to see an artist's impression of the new Gateway Port.

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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.