MESABI MINER

  • General
    • Vessel Name : MESABI MINER
    • Operator : INTERLAKE STEAMSHIP COMPANY, THE
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Dry Bulk (Other) Carrier
    • Vessel Type : Bulk Carrier
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 16000
  • Location
    • City : CLEVELAND
    • STATE : OH
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 29629
    • Full Load Capacity : 70896 Short ton
  • Size
    • Register length : 990.6 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 105 Feet
    • Overall Length : 1004 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 105 Feet
    • Load draft : 28.1 Feet
    • Light Draft : 23 Feet
    • Height : 101 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1977
    • EQUIP1 : SELF-UNLOADER
    • Coast Guard Number : 581479

INTERLAKE STEAMSHIP COMPANY, THE

  • Area of Operation : GREAT LAKES -- DULUTH, MN TO BUFFALO, NY
  • Principal Commodity : ORE, COAL, LIMESTONE AND GRAIN

HERBERT C. JACKSON

  • Type : Bulk Carrier
  • Construction : Steel

HON. JAMES L. OBERSTAR

  • Type : Bulk Carrier
  • Construction : Steel

JAMES R BARKER

  • Type : Bulk Carrier
  • Construction : Steel

JOHN SHERWIN

  • Type : Bulk Carrier
  • Construction : Steel

KAYE E. BARKER

  • Type : Bulk Carrier
  • Construction : Steel

LEE A. TREGURTHA

  • Type : Bulk Carrier
  • Construction : Steel

PAUL R. TREGURTHA

  • Type : Bulk Carrier
  • Construction : Steel

STEWART J. CORT

  • Type : Bulk Carrier
  • Construction : Steel

DOROTHY ANN

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

PATHFINDER

  • Type : Covered Dry Cargo Barge
  • Construction : Steel

News

Australia Sends Troops to Help Contain Virus on Bulker

Australia Sends Troops to Help Contain Virus on Bulker

Australian defense personnel are being deployed to Port Hedland, one of the world’s largest iron ore loading ports, to help contain a coronavirus outbreak on a bulk carrier that last changed crews in the major seafaring city of Manila.Seventeen of the 21 crew from the Patricia Oldendorff carrier have tested positive for the virus, ship owner Oldendorff Carriers said in a statement.

BHP in Talks with for LNG Bunker Supply Contract

BHP in Talks with for LNG Bunker Supply Contract

BHP Group is in talks with three companies for the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to fuel five ships it plans to use to transport iron ore between western Australia and China, a senior company executive told Reuters.A contract is expected to be awarded next month after an initial 8 to 10 firms vied for delivery of the super-chilled fuel to the miner over 2022 to 2027, Rashpal Bhatti

Video: Keel Laid For First New US-flag Laker in Decades

Video: Keel Laid For First New US-flag Laker in Decades

A keel laying ceremony on Tuesday marked the official start of assembly on the first new U.S.-flagged Great Lakes bulk carrier to be built in more than 35 years.During the ceremony held by The Interlake Steamship Company and Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding, (FBS) the keel was laid within the shipyard’s large graving dock in Sturgeon Bay, Wis.

Chinese Demand Lifts Baltic Index to Record Weekly Gain

Chinese Demand Lifts Baltic Index to Record Weekly Gain

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships ferrying dry commodities around the world, posted its biggest weekly gain ever, underpinned by a rebound in global commodities trading as iron ore demand from China picked up.The 35-year old index, which reflects rates for capesize, panamax and supramax ships

Winter Work on the Great Lakes

Winter Work on the Great Lakes

Along the 1,600-mile, ice gray arch of the St Lawrence Seaway, the 2020 Great Lakes commercial shipping season will lurch back to life on March 25 when the Soo Locks at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. reopen.The ceremonial opening signals a passage with passable ice and the 114th Great Lakes season for its fleet of 45 venerable lakers.

Great Lakes Shipping Companies Navigate Market Challenges Ahead

Great Lakes Shipping Companies Navigate Market Challenges Ahead

For U.S.-flag shipping on the Great Lakes, 2019 was a good year. Total cargos were 90 million net tons, up 7.5% over 2018 and 4.6% over the five-year average. 49.7 million net tons of iron ore were shipped, up 8.5% over 2018 and 11.7% over the five year. Limestone was up 9.7% over 2018 and 10.2% over the five-year average. In 2010 and 2011, coal and limestone were each about 20 million net tons.

More Bad News for Bulkers, as South African Ports Close for Mineral Exports

More Bad News for Bulkers, as South African Ports Close for Mineral Exports

South Africa's main export terminals will be closed to mineral exports from midnight on Thursday when a nationwide 21-day lockdown over coronavirus begins, disrupting copper supply chains linking major producer Zambia to Asian consumers.Miners in the Zambian copper belt typically transport copper overland to South Africa's ports, where it is exported mainly to China

China Iron Ore Recoups Losses Amid Stimulus Hopes

China Iron Ore Recoups Losses Amid Stimulus Hopes

China's iron ore futures erased earlier losses to end flat on Thursday, regaining support as miner Vale SA said it may temporarily halt activities at its Malaysian distribution center as a safety measure against the coronavirus pandemic.Iron ore's most-traded contract on the Dalian Commodity Exchange steadied at 678 yuan ($95.76) a tonne, after tumbling 5.8% earlier in the session.

BHP Mulls World's First LNG-Powered Fleet

BHP Mulls World's First LNG-Powered Fleet

Global miner BHP Group may award contracts worth close to $1bln to companies bidding to build the world’s first fleet of bulk ships fueled by liquefied natural gas (LNG).According to a report from the Sydney Morning Herald, the contracts could be awarded in the next three months after reviewing 17 bids from gas producers, shipbuilders and financial institutions.

Baltic Index Inches Up on Rising Capesize Rates

Baltic Index Inches Up on Rising Capesize Rates

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index edged up on Friday, helped by rising rates for capesize vessels.The Baltic dry index, which tracks rates for ships ferrying dry bulk commodities and reflects rates for capesize, panamax and supramax vessels, rose 11 points, or about 0.6%, to 1,710.The Baltic capesize index rose 54 points, or 1.8%, to 3,025.

Indonesia Revokes Rule Requiring Domestic Ships for Some Exports

Indonesia Revokes Rule Requiring Domestic Ships for Some Exports

Indonesia's government will revoke rules requiring exporters of coal and palm oil to use domestic shipping companies for shipments, Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Investment Affairs Luhut Pandjaitan told reporters on Wednesday.Indonesia, the world's biggest thermal coal exporter, issued regulations in 2018 requiring its coal and palm oil exporters to use domestic shipping companies

Vale cuts Iron Ore Sales Outlook Range

Brazilian iron ore miner Vale on Monday said it now expects sales of iron ore and pellets to be between 307 million and 312 million tonnes in 2019, further reducing its full-year outlook as it grapples with the aftermath of a deadly dam burst.Vale has been compelled to halt production at various facilities because of safety worries after the collapse of a tailings dam in the town of Brumadinho