A new deep water container port on the banks of the River Thames in Essex will officially open today.
The London Gateway at Thurrock will be able to handle some of the largest ships in the world.
It will also have the biggest logistics park in Europe where containers will be stored and loaded.
The new port will be in direct competition with Felixstowe in Suffolk which is the UK's largest container port.
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A fine and generally dry day with a light breeze and plenty of long sunny spells, though becoming cloudier through the afternoon.
Saturday will be the best day this weekend before rain on Sunday.