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CLEVELAND (WJW) – The Port of Cleveland saw its first commercial vessel of the 2023 navigation season Wednesday.

The “Isadora” arrived just before 8 a.m. officially starting the 2023 shipping season for the port.

“This is what we look for all winter long,” said Dave Gutheil, chief commercial officer for the Port of Cleveland.

The “Isadora” will be at the Port of Cleveland, located off of West 9th Street, all day Wednesday.

Gutheil said workers were busy offloading non-containerized high-grade steel from a large customer in Europe. The material will be made into things like food grates, cans, automobile parts and battery casings.

The Isadora, he said, comes from a large steel mill in the Netherlands. It takes 12 to 15 days to make the voyage. It will likely be seen here two or three more times this year.