Ships going through Duluth carry record amount of wind energy supplies during 2019-2020 season

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Cargo volume exceeded 33.5 million short tons at the Port of Duluth-Superior for the 2019 shipping season, ranking as the port's third-highest throughput since 2015, according to a news release from the Duluth Seaway Port Authority. 

Four of the port's six cargo categories notched season-over-season tonnage gains.

Eighty-five ocean-going vessels visited Duluth. While iron ore cargo was slightly down, the authority said that ships hauled a record number of wind energy supplies, with more wind energy shipments already scheduled for the upcoming season.

A total of 306,000 freight tons of wind energy cargo was delivered to the Clure Marine Terminal last year.

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