Drone shot of then Spliethoff Fagelgracht loaded with wind turbine blades.

Spliethoff Fagelgracht delivers wind turbines blades to Duluth

Spliethoff Fagelgracht loaded with wind turbine blades. Duluth Cargo Connect

The Spliethoff Fagelgracht has delivered a shipment of nine wind turbine blades, measuring 80 metres in length, to the Port of Duluth-Superior, in the midwestern United States.

The Spliethoff Fagelgracht is a general cargo ship, built in 2011, which sails under the flag of the Netherlands. With a length of 137 metres and a breadth of 19 metres, the ship has a gross tonnage of 8,620 metric tonnes. The vessel arrived in the Minnesotan port on 7 November 2022.

These blades maintain the current record of the longest blades ever transported through the Port of Duluth-Superior. Duluth Cargo Connect handled the ship-to-truck transfer of the wind turbine blades with its specialised mobile cranes. The wind turbine blades are destined for a wind turbine installation in Alberta, Canada. They will therefore travel another 2,250 kilometres, approximately.

This is not, however, unusual, as the Port of Duluth-Superior is North America’s furthest inland seaport. Additionally, Duluth features the best road and rail clearances to and from North America’s heartland for dimensional cargo. For instance, 130-ton industrial tanks also transited through Duluth on their way to Alberta on 2 November 2022. In the port, they were transferred from barge to truck for transport.

130-ton industrial tanks also transiting through Duluth on their way to Alberta.
130-ton industrial tanks also transiting through Duluth on their way to Alberta.

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Drone shot of then Spliethoff Fagelgracht loaded with wind turbine blades.

Spliethoff Fagelgracht delivers wind turbines blades to Duluth

Spliethoff Fagelgracht loaded with wind turbine blades. Duluth Cargo Connect

The Spliethoff Fagelgracht has delivered a shipment of nine wind turbine blades, measuring 80 metres in length, to the Port of Duluth-Superior, in the midwestern United States.

The Spliethoff Fagelgracht is a general cargo ship, built in 2011, which sails under the flag of the Netherlands. With a length of 137 metres and a breadth of 19 metres, the ship has a gross tonnage of 8,620 metric tonnes. The vessel arrived in the Minnesotan port on 7 November 2022.

These blades maintain the current record of the longest blades ever transported through the Port of Duluth-Superior. Duluth Cargo Connect handled the ship-to-truck transfer of the wind turbine blades with its specialised mobile cranes. The wind turbine blades are destined for a wind turbine installation in Alberta, Canada. They will therefore travel another 2,250 kilometres, approximately.

This is not, however, unusual, as the Port of Duluth-Superior is North America’s furthest inland seaport. Additionally, Duluth features the best road and rail clearances to and from North America’s heartland for dimensional cargo. For instance, 130-ton industrial tanks also transited through Duluth on their way to Alberta on 2 November 2022. In the port, they were transferred from barge to truck for transport.

130-ton industrial tanks also transiting through Duluth on their way to Alberta.
130-ton industrial tanks also transiting through Duluth on their way to Alberta.

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