Both the Kurt Paul and the Trudy here for second time to discharge general cargo

  The Kurt Paul, above, arrived on Saturday and went to anchor off the Duluth piers. This morning (May 29, 2016) at 6:14, she came into port and is now discharging wind turbine blades at the Port Terminal.  She was here once before, in May, 2011, also discharging wind turbine blades. She is expected to complete that discharge and depart the port this evening. Below, the … [Read more...]

Heavy lift Fairlift returns to Duluth

The heavy lift ship, Jumbo Shipping’s Fairlift, arrived under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge (above) on Thursday evening April 14, 2016. She brought with her 8 large pieces of gas/oil production equipment built in Italy. You can see 2 of the pieces on her weather deck in the picture above and below. She also brought large pieces of equipment here in 2007 and 2000. check She docked at the … [Read more...]

Our Local Hero

On Friday afternoon, November 1, 2013, Zoran Pedisic was on his fork lift moving heavy things around the Lake Superior Warehousing loading area next to Berth number 1, where the giant cranes sit waiting to be called into service. He noticed a man walking close to the edge of the pier and then going into the icy water. Zoran went in right after him and brought him up, saving his life in the … [Read more...]

It takes a crane to move a crane

After stops in Cleveland, Windsor and Chicago, the Eemsborg arrived in Duluth on Thursday morning, October 17, 2013, with a crane loaded in Antwerp, Belgium. Of course, the crane came in many pieces, all at the bottom of the cargo holds since Duluth was the last stop discharging cargo. Above, the large base unit of the crane is lowered onto the truck that will leave shortly for Big Stone City in … [Read more...]

HHL Amur back for more

The HHL Amur is here discharging electrical transformers at the Port Terminal (October 15, 2013) that will be taken to Alberta by train. The HHL Mississippi was here in July discharging more pieces from the same shipment. The HHL Amur was also here in July, 2012 discharging wind turbine parts. … [Read more...]

Nice ship, name could be better

This is the curiously named HHL Mississippi (HHL Duluth makes much more sense). It is here today discharging 6 transformers built in Germany, picked up by the ship in Antwerp and going from here to Alberta by rail.  So the ship is misnamed but the captain hails from Petrozavodsk, Russia, which is a sister city to Duluth. Many Duluth residents have visited his city. When he told me that, I was … [Read more...]

HHL Mississippi at Port Terminal

The bright red HHL Mississippi arrived under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge Tuesday morning (July 16, 2013) at 8:30 with a cargo of electrical transformers built in Germany and picked up in Antwerp. She is discharging the equipment at the Port Terminal. The equipment, a total of 102 pieces, 4 of which are large transformers, will soon be loaded onto rail cars for transport to Alberta. Built in … [Read more...]

Atlanticborg departs with wind turbine blades

The Atlanticborg arrived Duluth on July 8, 2012 with a cargo of wind turbine blades loaded in Denmark. After discharge here, the blades will go by truck to a Minnesota Power wind farm in North Dakota. She then moved out to the anchorage off the Duluth piers for a few days, coming back in on July 15, 2012 to load wind turbine blades built in North Dakota that she took to Brazil. … [Read more...]

Blades to Brazil

The Alamosborg is now (June 28, 2012) at the Port Terminal loading 60 wind turbine blades. She was here a week ago to discharge wind turbine parts she brought into port. After that, she left the Port Terminal dock to go to the anchorage and wait for the Flinterstar to complete discharging her cargo of wind turbine blades. She then came back in to load 60 wind turbine blades manufactured in North … [Read more...]