BBC Amazon waiting for calmer winds

All was quiet at the Clure Public Marine Terminal on Monday morning. The wind blew away the plan to load 40 wind turbine blades into the BBC Amazon on Monday. Three wind turbine blades were in place to be loaded into the BBC Amazon (above) but the work was postponed until this morning. Before arriving in Duluth on Sunday afternoon, the ship had loaded wind turbine parts in Denmark and had discharged them in Burns Harbor and Thunder Bay. It came here light, ready to load wind turbine blades built in Grand Forks and headed for Chile. After that, the ship was scheduled to enter the BBC’s liner service between Houston and ports in Brazil and Argentina. Liner service is a regular, scheduled service with a variety of cargo from many different shippers, a little like a UPS service. Photo taken on June 8, 2009
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-09-2009
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