Saturday, September 11, 2010

Maiden Voyage of the Miedwie

A brand new ship arrived in the Twin Ports about 9:15PM Saturday, wrapping up its maiden voyage through the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway.

Built in the Mingde shipyard in Nantong, China, near Shanghai, the Miedwie was launched in March and is the first ship in a series of eight new vessels ordered by Polsteam USA for Great Lakes/Seaway service.

Captained by Tamasz Molenda, the 623-foot, Bahama-flagged 30,000-ton vessel entered the St. Lawrence Seaway at the end of August and has made stops to discharge steel at several ports along the Great Lakes including Cleveland, Burns Harbor, Ind., and Milwaukee en route to the Port of Duluth-Superior.

The ship will load about 20,000 metric tons of durum wheat at Gavilon Grain in Superior, bound for Italy for pasta-making.

The local vessel agent is Guthrie Hubner.

Polsteam, the largest Polish shipowner and one of the largest in Europe, operates 75 ships, including 67 bulk carriers, four sulfur carriers and four ferries. The company has announced plans to build 34 new bulk cargo carriers by 2015.

----- Thanks to Duluth News Tribune for this information.
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Miedwie"]Miedwie[/caption]For the photographers----Image was taken using a Canon 5D Mark II, 1/25, F4.5, ISO 6400

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