|After several days at anchor, the BBC Elbe came into port on Friday afternoon (above) to load grain. Built in 2006, it is making its first trip to Duluth. The ship is owned by BBC Chartering & Logistic in Leer, Germany. This year, they also brought the BBC Finland, BBC Italy, BBC Mexico, BBC Mississippi, BBC Plata and the BBC Russia to the Twin Ports. There are 7 sister ships, built almost exactly alike. The BBC Mississippi, here in early July, is one of them. Another is the BBC Weser. The Federal Weser was just here, from another company. It was named after the Weser River in the north west corner of Germany. I assume the BBC Weser is also named for the river. Photo taken on October 19, 2007.