Duluth Shipping News Stories #1

Relive visits from the Spar Opal, Vlistborg, Isa, Regina Oldendorff, Ira and Stefania 1 to Duluth

Vlistborg entering Twin Ports

vlistborg221120-319
The Vlistborg has been here twice in each of the last two years. It is expected to arrive this afternoon for the first time this season. As usual, it will be loading beet pulp pellets brought here by train from North Dakota. It is most often taken to Spain or Morocco where it is used for animal feed. Beet pulp pellets, along with molasses, are one of the primary by-products of sugar production. Photo taken November 20, 2002
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 11-14-2008

Vlistborg enters Duluth ship canal

vlistborg2007nov10_5057
The Vlistborg arrived in Duluth early Saturday afternoon (above) to load beet pulp pellets. A sister ship, the Virginiaborg, departed Duluth on Friday evening with the same cargo. Today, two ships will be loading grain, one of them, the Adam E. Cornelius, will first discharge a cargo of limestone. The second, the Seneca, will be here for the 10th time since 1996, the first time as the Seneca. Other names it has had on those previous visits are: Mangal Desai, Millenium Eagle and the Stockmarnes. This evening, 4 boats will be here to load coal, but they will have to do it one at a time. We may see one of them, perhaps two, at anchor off the Duluth piers on Monday morning, waiting for the berth at Midwest Energy Resources to open up. Photo taken on November 10, 2007.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 11-11-2007

Vlistborg makes another visit to Duluth

vlsitborg221120-340
The Vlistborg has been here about once a year since it was built in 1999. It will be here today for the 10th time. At 434 feet, the Vlistborg is a smaller ship than most that come to the Twin Ports, but it is more flexible and can be configured to carry a wide variety of cargos although like many Wagenborg ships that come here, the Vlistborg will be loading beet pulp pellets brought here by train from North Dakota. They are taken usually to Spain or Morocco where they are used for animal feed. Beet pulp pellets, along with molasses, are two of the primary by-products of sugar production. Photo taken on November 20, 2002.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 11-10-2007

Unusual perspective of Vlistborg

vlistborg221120-319
The Vlistborg with be here today for the 8th time since it first arrived in the Twin Ports in May, 1999, the year it was launched. At 434 feet, the Vlistborg is a smaller ship than most that come to the Twin Ports, but it is more flexible and can be configured to carry a wide variety of cargos. Today it is loading beet pulp pellets grown and produced in North Dakota. They are taken usually to Spain or Morocco where they are used for animal feed. Beet pulp pellets, along with molasses, are two of the primary by-products of sugar production. Photo taken November 20, 2002.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 11-11-2006

Vlistborg in Duluth shipping canal

vlistborg221120-319
At 434 feet, the Vlistborg is a smaller ship than most that come to the Twin Ports, but it is more flexible and can be configured to carry a wider variety of cargos. Today it is loading beet pulp pellets grown and produced in North Dakota. They are taken usually to Spain or Morocco where they are used for animal feed. Beet pulp pellets, along with molasses, are one of the primary by-products of sugar production.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-26-2006

Vlistborg

vlistborg221120-319
At 434 feet, the Vlistborg is a smaller ship than most that come to the Twin Ports, but it is more flexible and can be configured to carry a wide variety of cargos, although, as today, it usually picks up beet pulp pellets when it comes to Duluth. Photo taken November 20, 2002.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-27-2005