On the opposite bank is the huge DP World London Gateway Port. Opened in 2013 the deep water port can handle the biggest container ships from around the world. The site is a fully integrated logistics facility which is semi-automated, it uses robotic automated stacking cranes to assist with managing containers as they are moved from ship to shore, onto trucks and trains. The 12 quayside cranes are among the largest in the world and can lift containers weighing 80 tonnes. Its American owners currently have three deep-water berths with the ability to expand to six. Having been closer to the site it looks impressive and almost out of this world on scale.