New paint, new name

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The America arrived Duluth this morning (October 9, 2017) after a short wait at the anchorage off the Duluth piers. She is now loading wheat at Riverland Ag (below). This ship was built in 2010 for the Flinter Shipping Group in The Netherlands with the name of Flinter A. It was soon changed to Flinter America but the Flinter Shipping Company went bankrupt in 2016 and Wagenborg Shipping, also in the Netherlands, purchased her. They of course had to get rid of the Flinter in her name and since they already had a ship called the Americaborg, they decided to rename her America. You can see the new Wagenborg paint job above, using their usual grey ship color to paint over the Flinter, leaving her new name to stand alone.
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Americaborg brings wind turbine parts

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The Americaborg came into port on May 15, 2012 with wind turbine pieces built in Denmark by Siemens Wind Power. Above, a nacelle has just been discharged from her cargo hold and deposited on ‘Big Red’ for the short trip to the other end of the Port Terminal. After all wind turbine pieces had been discharged, she moved over to the CHS 1 terminal in Superior to load grain. She may leave on Sunday although weather may delay her departure.