S. Pacific brings wind turbine parts

That’s Kirk Teschner high in gantry crane number 1 at Lake Superior Warehousing Company at the Port Terminal on Friday morning. At the other end is a wind turbine hub being lifted out of the S. Pacific. The ship loaded wind turbine parts in Spain. They will be taken from Duluth by truck to wind farms in Iowa and Illinois. They hope to complete discharging the S. Pacific late Saturday. The Beluga Expectation is next. It was expected in port last night and is filled the wind turbine base units. The S. Pacific will go next to General Mills to load beet pulp pellets. Next week, after the base units are discharged, the Beluga Expectation will head for Thunder Bay to load grain.
Photo taken on June 22, 2007.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-23-2007

S. Pacific in Duluth

In 2005, 7 boats arrived from the BBC Chartering & Logistic Company in Leer, Germany. I doubt I was alone in wondering at first why the British Broadcasting Company had gone into the shipping business. The BBC England even made two visits here and it had nothing to do with the British Broadcasting Company. The next year, 5 BBC ships made at least one visit to the Twin Ports, but until today, we had seen none this season. The BBC Mexico has nothing to do with Mexico but it will be here today to load bentonite and may depart this evening. Meanwhile, the S. Pacific, a ship that was here once last year to load wheat, arrived last night (above) to discharge wind turbine parts at the Port Terminal. Photo taken on June 21, 2007.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-22-2007

S. Pacific will take wheat to Algeria

The S.Pacific came into port Monday afternoon (above) and is now loading durum wheat for Algeria. For most of Monday, the BBC Singapore was at anchor waiting for the Kwintebank to finish loading bentonite. That happened last night. The BBC Singapore replaced the Kwintebank and is now loading bentonite for Venezuela. After discharging steel coils in Burns Harbor, the Winona arrived on Monday to discharge the last of that cargo. It is now loading durum wheat for Algeria. With all this, the Quebecois should be arriving with the sun this morning with a load of cement. One more boat with limestone and a boat loading coal completes the day.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 09-12-2006