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London Gateway: Timelapse of construction

7 November 2013 Last updated at 16:28 GMT

The UK's newest deep-sea container port is opening on the north bank of the Thames.

London Gateway has been built by the Dubai-owned company DP World at a cost of £1.5billion. The company says the Gateway will cut the cost of transporting goods to the South East significantly.

The port will be the UK's second largest when fully operational and will be capable of accommodating the largest cargo ships in the world.

Timelapse and aerial footage reveals the extent and scale of the development. The Today programme's Justin Rowlatt spoke to the project's Engineering Director, Andrew Bowen.

Timelapse footage courtesy of DP World.

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