Courtesy of Chris HowellCargo from the Past

Cargo from the Past is an extension to our Cargo Ships section featuring many vessels that have visited the Port of Dover during the course of their careers. A lot of the vessels featured are Reefer ships.  A Reefer ship is a refrigerated cargo ship; a type of ship typically used to transport perishable commodities which require temperature-controlled transportation, such as fruit, meat, fish, vegetables, dairy products and other foods. This has been big business for the port over the years and it is something that they are keen to expand upon via the creation of a new freight terminal at the Western Docks in Dover.