Gantry cranes lift tons onto BBC Shanghai

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The BBC Shanghai came in Thursday night. On Friday morning at 8:00, longshoremen at Lake Superior Warehousing Company were setting the rigging before loading two electrical modules onto the deck of the ship. The ship should have departed the Twin Ports by now, on the way to Iceland. Both gantry cranes at the Port Terminal were used to lift each piece onto the ship. One module weighed 100,001 pounds; the other 69,886 pounds.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-29-2006

BBC Shanghai cargo to Manitoba

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The BBC Shanghai has been discharging 24 wind turbine blades from the deck of the ship directly onto waiting trucks for transport to Manitoba. Above, one is slowly lifted from the stack by the ship’s on board cranes.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-12-2005