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Port of Boston Sets New Record


Conley Terminal Continues its Record-Breaking Run

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

BOSTON – The Port of Boston’s Paul W. Conley Container Terminal set new all-time records for both Fiscal Year 2016 and monthly usage this past August. The Port of Boston is the main artery of Massachusetts’ consumer economy, with imports and exports serving as vital catalysts for growth, investment and opportunity; with more than 1,600 businesses across New England use the Port of Boston for importing and exporting goods.

Conley Terminal handled 247,329 TEUs over the course of the 2016 fiscal year, with growth in both import volume and export volume. This surpassed FY2015 volume by 12-percent, or over 26,000 TEUs. In addition, the port set a new all-time monthly record in August with a volume of 26,334 TEUs. The consistent growth in FY2016 can be attributed to the strong regional economy and the higher levels of productivity, both of which make Conley an efficient alternative to other U.S. East Coast ports.

“The strategic planning and investment being done to keep the Port of Boston competitive and an East Coast leader is behind these record-breaking numbers,” said Lisa Wieland, Director of the Port of Boston. “Our partners in state and federal government know the vital importance the port has to the people of New England and we are looking forward to continuing our work together to serve them even better together.”

Conley Terminal, which is owned and operated by Massport, is the only full-service container terminal in New England and serves seven of the top shipping lines in the world: Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO), “K” Line, Yang Ming, Evergreen, Maersk Line and Hapag-Lloyd. The containerized cargo that passes through Conley Terminal includes seafood, beer and wine, furniture, apparel, and footwear.

Each year, more than 1.5 million metric tons of cargo passes through Massport’s terminals in the Port of Boston, which provide the shipping facilities New England needs to compete in the global economy. Located in South Boston, Conley Terminal moves New England’s goods to market with speed and efficiency, ensuring that the region’s consumers have the products they need, when they need them.