Port Statistics


Cargo Volumes at Massport Facilities


Containerized Cargo (Conley Terminal)
Category Apr 14 - Mar 15 Apr 13 - Mar 14 % Change
Containerized Cargo
Import TEUs * (Fulls)

109,477

99,307

10.2%

Containerized Cargo
Export TEUs * (Fulls) 

73,492

67,703

8.6%

Containerized Cargo
Empty TEUs *
 

36,002

31,557

14.1%

Containerized Cargo
Total TEUs*

218,971

198,567

10.3%

Containerized Import
Short Tons
 

1,137,357

1,031,700

10.2%

Containerized Export
Short Tons

656,284

604,588

8.6%

Total Containerized
Short Tons
 

1,793,640

1,636,288

9.6%

* TEU (20-foot equivalent unit)
* Totals do not include Over-the-Road containers

Non-Containerized Cargo (Massport Marine Facilities)
Category (auto/cement est.)

Apr 14 - Mar 15

Apr 13 - Mar 14

%  Change

Automobiles Processed

38,576

33,185

16.2%

Cruise Passengers 

316,851

382,885

-17.2%

Cement Short Tons  

161,747

167,283

-3.3%

 

Port of Boston Activity CY 2014

All Volumes in Metric Tons
Volumes Reported for Public & Private Terminals
Data Source for Private Terminal Volumes: WISER

 

 2014

2013

% Change

Containerized Cargo      
Public & Private Terminals

 

   
    Import Metric Tons

1,006,084

924,888

9%

    Export Metric Tons

 536,220

 536,220

13%

    Total Containerized Cargo

1,461,108

1,461,108

10%

    Container Ships

177 

157

13%

    Auto Vessels

81

74

9%

Bulk Cargo - Import

 

   
    Petroleum Products  

6,214,999 

5,754,587

 8%
    Liquefied Natural Gas

948,878 

 1,747,975

-46%

    Salt

1,397,985 

1,152,111

21%

    Cement *

164,224 

130,912

25%

    Vehicles

57,103 

46,239

23%

    Animal/Vegetable Fats

69,645 

73,317

-5%

    Ore, slag, ash **

12,602 

13,016

-3%

    Other

12,506 

31,294

-60%

    Sub-Total Bulk Imports

8,887,942 

8,949,451

-1%

Bulk Cargo - Export

 

   
    Scrap Metal

505,646 

714,574

-29%

    Waste Paper

172,169 

149,357

15%

    Raw Lumber

47,811 

30,629

56%

    Automobiles 

12,317 

 18,111

 -32%

    Aluminum Waste 

7,453 

14,605

 -49%

    Other 

40,185 

35,212

 14%

    Sub-Total Bulk Exports

785,581 

962,488

-18%

Total Bulk Cargo Metric Tons

9,663,523 

9,911,939

-3%

Total Port of Boston Cargo  

11,275,782 

11,373,047

-1%

Container TEUs (Fulls Only)

181,612 

164,358

10%

Automobiles Processed (units)

 60,048

52,011

15%

Cruise Passengers

316,851 

382,885

-17%

Cruise Vessel Sailings

113 

116

-3%

NOTES:

Container TEUs do not include Over-the-Road boxes.
TEU volumes, autos and cruise data for 2013 was updated.
* Volumes are reported by WISER except cement (Massport). 
** Bulk imports of misc chemical products dropped out of top five in 2014.

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