Jumbo cargo coming off Jumbo Vision

One of the big pieces was picked from the bottom of the cargo hold of the Jumbo Vision on Thursday afternoon. There are two, hard to see labels on the piece, called a containment vessel. One says Kobelco, the company that made it in Kobe, Japan. One says NorthWestUpgrading, the destination for all the cargo from the ship in Alberta. Jumbo Shipping, a heavy lift shipping company in Holland, operates the ship that brought the cargo from Japan to Duluth on Monday morning. A variety of companies were involved with the discharge here, most notably Mammoet, a worldwide company that specializes in heavy lift and transportation projects. They brought the 80-tire piece of equipment, and a large crew to operate it, that was about to be moved under the piece in the picture. It would transport the containment vessel to a laydown area in another part of the Port Terminal. The last piece should be pulled from the Jumbo Vision today, after which it will go to Toronto to pick up a cargo of locomotives. Photo taken on November 20, 2008
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 11-21-2008
Kenneth Newhams :