Feeder Elke arrives at Felixstowe, 19 July 2019

Feeder container ships are a vital part of the container shipping industry – they deliver boxes brought from the far east by ultra large ships to much smaller ports the big ships can’t reach, and to ports which could never generate the traffic volume required to bring in big vessels.
They’re not glamorous like the big ships, but they do a essential job – like the Elke, in this instance, running regularly into the Baltic.