Daviken enters canal to welcoming crowd

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Today, we have lots of coal going out the door, in fact there will likely be a boat or two waiting in line to get a berth at Midwest Energy Resources. And some more taconite from Burlington Northern is going to Algeria by way of a salt water ship, in this case, the Norwegian owned Daviken. Its sister ship, the Sandviken, was just here a few days ago loading grain. This is only the 5th trip the Daviken has made to the Twin Ports since 1996. On its last trip here, in May of 2004, it loaded chrome ore for Sweden, a very usual cargo and destination for ships loading out of Duluth Superior. Above, it is arriving Duluth in September, 2001. The Dutch flagged Victoriaborg will be arriving to load a more mundane cargo, beet pulp pellets that will be used for animal feed in Spain.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 10-28-2006

Daviken to load chrome ore

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The Bahamian flagged Daviken should be arriving today to load chrome ore for Sweden. This is its 4th visit here since 1996. It was here once in 1998, again in 1999 and once in 2001. It was built in 1983.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-21-2004