Wednesday, April 3, 2002, marks the official opening of the Port of Detroit's international shipping season. The Port of Detroit welcomed its first ocean-going vessel of the 2002 shipping season, the Norwegian vessel, M/V Brunto. It arrived at 7:00 a.m. at Nicholson Terminal & Dock
Co. in River Rouge.
The M/V Brunto set sail from Pasajes, Spain on March 15 with a cargo of steel products. The Norwegian flagged ship is 479 feet long with a 64 foot beam. Bergen, Norway is its home port.