Asiaborg here with wind turbine blades

The Asiaborg came into port Wednesday afternoon (above) with another cargo of wind turbine parts built by Siemens in Denmark and destined to go by truck to a wind farm in Iowa. Many previous wind turbine shipments arrived in Duluth with wind turbine blades on the deck. They were quite a sight. This ship has all the parts for wind turbines except the blades. The Asiaborg deck is loaded with base units. Three of them are used to form the base for one wind turbine. Later today, the BBC Europe will be here to load beet pulp pellets. Several years ago, Mr. Wagenborg said he would consider it when someone suggested they name a ship Duluthborg. So far no Duluthborg and no BBC Duluth.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-08-2008
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