Federal Kushiro first visit to Twin Ports

Originally the Federal Kushiro was supposed to join the Ziemia Gnieznienska at anchor (right, in back) off the Duluth piers, but plans were changed and the Panamanian flagged vessel came in last night around 6 pm (above). The Ziemia Gnieznienska is expected to come in this afternoon to begin loading durum wheat for Morocco. The Federal Kushiro is loading wheat for Casablanca. It is the first visit to Duluth for the 624 foot ship, despite the fact that it was built in 2004.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 08-22-2006
Kenneth Newhams :