Pontoporos here for durum wheat

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The Pontoporos came into port a little after midnight on Saturday morning. It is loading durum wheat for Algeria and should be departing for there this evening. The ship was built in 1984 in Osaka, Japan and is owned by Ocean Freighters of Piraeus, Greece. Before coming to Duluth, the ship discharged cargo in Burns Harbor and Cleveland. It has only been here 4 times since 1996. Above it is entering the Duluth harbor during a visit in September, 2001.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 4/30/2006