Federal Weser arrives with a splash

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The Federal Weser blew into town on Monday afternoon (above). Built in China in 2002, it is making its 7th visit to the Twin Ports, the last one in October, 2005. It is currently loading spring wheat, soy beans and flax for Antwerp, Belgium. If not delayed by weather, it is expected to leave late tonight. Like many Fednav ships, the Federal Weser is named for a river, this one in West Germany. Also like many Fednav ships, it is painted bright red. Photo taken on October 15, 2007.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 10-17-2007

Federal Weser

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The Federal Weser was built in 2002 at Jingjiang, China as one of five sister ships, all bright red. It was here in May loading wheat and is back again, this time loading bentonite. It is expected that the ship will depart for Italy later today.  Photo taken May 14, 2003.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 10-09-2005

Federal Weser will take grain out

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The Federal Weser, built in China in 2002, should be departing Duluth today with a cargo of wheat and flax destined for Ghent, Belgium. It was here once last year and twice the year before. Like many Fedmar ships, the Federal Weser is named for a river, this one in West Germany.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-12-2005

Federal Weser is Cyprus flagged

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The Federal Weser was here twice last year. It departed Duluth last May with a cargo of wheat for Spain. The Federal Weser was built in China in 2002 and is one of five sister ships. Photo taken May 14, 2003.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-19-2004