News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Akron Children's Hospital

Meaden & Moore

Wayside Furniture


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Economy and Business


Belgian cargo ship creates new export route between Antwerp and NEO
Fortunagacht arrives at the Port of Cleveland in its inaugural voyage to northeast Ohio.
Story by BRIAN BULL


 
Belgian cargo ship Fortunagacht arrives in Port of Cleveland.
Courtesy of WCPN
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:
A Belgian cargo ship dropped anchor this weekend in the Port of Cleveland, marking the inaugural voyage of a new export route between Antwerp and northeast Ohio. From OPR member station WCPN, Brian Bull has the story.
LISTEN: Fortunagacht arrives in Port of Cleveland.

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:09)


Saturday morning found dozens of workers hustling to unload the ship with cranes and trucks.

A port official says the Fortunagracht arrived around 11pm Friday, and unloading would continue through Monday, breaking only for the Easter holiday. Wind energy components and heavy machinery were among the items shipped in from seven European nations. Nearby, exports ready to go—including a school bus—waited to be loaded for the Fortunagracht’s return voyage. 

David Gutheil, Vice President of Maritime and Logistics for the Port of Cleveland, says the goods come from companies across five Midwestern states. He’s hoping more will take advantage of this new, direct trade route as it will shave 4 to 5 days off the transit time compared to larger, busier ports out east. 

“And then we can get that cargo in and out of the port quickly with no congestion issues," Gutheil said. "If you’re going through East Coast ports, the delays are much more significant due to congestion issues, lack of capacity.”

Port authorities announced its agreement with the Dutch Company, the Spliethoff Group, last fall. The ship is scheduled to head back to Antwerp later this week.

We’ll have more coverage Tuesday afternoon as local– and European– officials are holding a press conference tomorrow morning. 

(Click image for larger view.)

Listener Comments:

The vessel is registered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Not in Belgium ;)


Posted by: Kees (The Netherlands) on April 21, 2014 2:04AM
Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook



Stories with Recent Comments

A small group of tea party and Democrats protest at Kasich campaign stop
Enjoyed your excellent coverage of the statehouse for sometime now, never dreamed I'd be on. The feedback from people has been great. Thank you. Doris Adams

Top staffers are leaving the FitzGerald gubernatorial campaign
I's too bad that the dirt on Fitzgerald dug up by Kasich's operatives and publicized heavily by the Yellow Plain Dealer has caused the weak staffers of the Fitz...

Churches come together to welcome and include Gay Games athletes
Nicely done!!! A little known fact about the El Salvadoran and Columbian scholarships.. A big thank you to the Faith Community for their support of Gay Games 9....

What do Ohio farmers need to do to control Lake Erie problems?
This was a great article, thank you, Karen Schaefer. There was an error- Roger Wise is the past president of the Ohio Farmer's Union; not the Ohio Farm Bureau ...

Registration for the 2014 Gay Games ends Monday at midnight
Judy Benson and Sally Tatnall are loved and appreciated by all in our community and throughout the US for their untiring work for OLOC and for educating the com...

Like any family, the Gay Games has its generation gaps
Great article ... important perspective.

Gay Games rodeo: Changing stereotypes
Robin, Thank you for a fine piece of recorded history. This is history in the making; a gay, Asian man, one of the last bronc riders in IGRA, and Rodeo at Gay G...

Ohio lawmakers hold hearing on prison food problems
So you fine them..this has been going onand the law makers are aware of this issue.I have been told by many about the maggots and rotten food not fit for a dog ...

Interview with early Beatle Pete Best
"the Leshdu (?) Quartet.." Actually that's the Les Stewart Quartet. George Harrison was in that band at the same time as the Quarry Men.

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University