Algolake enters Duluth ship canal

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In the last couple years, we have seen the BBC India, BBC Venezuela, BBC Germany, BBC France, BBC Shanghai, BBC Russia, BBC Singapore, BBC Atlantic and the BBC Mexico in the Twin Ports. Today the BBC Mississippi joins the list. It will be here to load grain. I am often asked what BBC stands for; it does not mean the British Broadcasting Corporation. I sent an email to the company in Leer, Germany. The company is called BBC Chartering & Logistic. They responded to my question with the following: ‘BBC STANDS FOR ‘BREAK BULK CHARTERING.’ Now we know that important piece of information. More information can be seen at their web page: http://www.bbc-online.de/ although I was unable to find what BBC stands for on their site. The ‘de’ in their web address stands for Germany. Above, the Algolake is seen arriving in July, 2002. It is expected to arrive this morning to load coal and to depart with that cargo this afternoon.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-06-2007

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