Star II to discharge cement from Turkey

In addition to the United States, Turkey exports cement to 85 countries, including Libya, Iraq, Russia, Israel and Syria. In 2016, two sister ships, the Pride and the Silda, also brought cement from Turkey to CRH.

Silda discharging cement at Holcim

The Silda has been discharging cement at the Holcim dock in Duluth. Holcim is operated by LafargeHolcim, founded in 2015 following the merger of Lafarge and Holcim. For many years, the location was operated by St. Lawrence Cement.

Silda brings cement into the Duluth harbor

The Maltese flagged Silda arrived Duluth at 4:30 Monday afternoon, May 29, 2017 (Memorial Day). This is her first trip to the Twin Ports. I thought about going to some local bars to make some bets about her cargo while she sat at anchor off the Duluth piers. I would say cement, and everybody else would say no no, and I would win. Or least if they were as dumb as I was 22 years ago when someone told me a boat coming into port was filled with cement. No way
She was assisted by two Great Lakes Towing tugs, just above, the Arkansas on the left and the Kentucky on the right.