Friday, May 10, 2013
Miedwie Arrives in Duluth
The Miedwie arrived in the Twin Ports about 19:30 Thursday, on its 2nd trip to Duluth.
Built last year in the Mingde shipyard in Nantong, China, near Shanghai, the Miedwie was launched in March 2012 and is the first ship in a series of eight new vessels ordered by Polsteam USA for Great Lakes/Seaway service.
The 623-foot is a Bahama-flagged 30,000-ton vessel. The ship will load about 20,000 metric tons of wheat.
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.