BBC Zarate arrives with wind turbine parts

The BBC Zarate arrived Thursday morning (above) to discharge wind turbine parts loaded in Denmark. Longshoremen at Lake Superior Warehousing Company should complete that job this afternoon. The ship will then be cleaned and readied to load grain at AGP. It will follow the Federal Mattawa there. Progress with both ships may be limited by weather.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-03-2008

Too windy for wind turbines?

Despite a very windy day, work proceeded as planned at Lake Superior Warehousing Company at the Port Terminal yesterday. Longshoremen discharged wind turbine parts from the BBC Zarate onto trucks that then carried each piece to another part of the Port Terminal where a crane picked them off (above) until they would be reloaded onto trucks and taken to a wind farm in Iowa. The pieces were manufactured by Siemens in Denmark. The BBC Zarate arrived in Duluth on Thursday morning at 6:13. Built in 2007, it was completing its first trip into the Seaway.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-02-2008