First saltie of the 2016 shipping season arrives at Port of Duluth-Superior
The first saltie of the 2016 season, the Albanyborg, has arrived at Port of Duluth-Superior. The ship passed through the Duluth Ship Canal and beneath the Aerial Bridge before making its way to the Clure Public Marine Terminal.
The 472-foot Albanyborg, which flies the flag of The Netherlands, will be the first oceangoing vessel to arrive in the Twin Ports this year after transiting the full length of the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway system. It also was the first foreign-flag vessel to enter the Seaway after it opened on March 23. The multipurpose carrier, part of the Royal Wagenborg fleet, made one stop along the way to deliver a cargo of wind turbine components from Germany to Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada.
Built in 2010, the Albanyborg has 12 crew members onboard and is under the command of Captain Igor Bunenkov. Local vessel agent is Guthrie Hubner.