Freight News, Sea

Port of Duluth-Superior: First visit for new ship, last grain cargo of the 2015 season

[ December 15, 2015   //   ]

One of six newly-built bulk carriers in the Fednav fleet – the Federal Bering – is making its first full transit of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway system the week of December 14 en route to the Port of Duluth-Superior. While this will be a first for the ship, its cargo will end up being the last outbound grain shipment of the 2015 shipping season for the Twin Ports.
ETA of the Federal Bering looks to be late Sunday evening, Dec. 13, or early Monday morning, the 14th. The ship is scheduled to take on a split load of some 21,000 metric tons of wheat and canola at the CHS terminal in Superior before departing midweek (weather permitting) for Mexico. Local vessel agent is Daniel’s Shipping Services, a company that’s served in that capacity for nearly 50 years.