The Conley Terminal experienced its 4th consecutive year of record breaking growth during fiscal year 2018, processing 283,720 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units). This is a 10% increase over FY 2017’s record breaking numbers which saw more than 270,000 TEU’s being shipped through the terminal. The terminal’s consistent growth has been attributed to:
- A strong regional economy
- Higher levels of productivity due to an excellent relationship with the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA)
*The International Longshoremen’s Association is the largest union of maritime workers in North America, representing upwards of 65,000 longshoremen on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, Great Lakes, major U.S. rivers, Puerto Rico, and Eastern Canada
- An attentive customer service team
- An efficient and competitive gateway
In a letter to the terminal’s Supply Chain Community on August 6, Massport announced that the Conley Container Terminal is undergoing modernization initiatives to both its infrastructure and landside to “keep New England competitive in the global economy and to deliver the best port experience to our customers”. These initiatives include:
- Boston Harbor Dredging Project that began in July to deepen the harbor to accommodate large container vessels
- Construction of two 50-foot berths
- Addition of three new ship-to-shore cranes
- New in-and-out gate facilities
- Expansion and modernization of the port chassis fleet
Massport also announced that gate hours have been extended from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm to maximize productivity for the trucking community.
To read the full letter from Massport, click here.