Conley Container Terminal at the Port of Boston has welcomed Evergreen’s Ever Fortune, the largest container ship to call at the port.
The arrival comes after an $850 million investment to modernise and expand the terminal which acts as New England’s only full-service container gateway. The investment also funded the dredging of the Boston Harbour.
This saw the addition of three large Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes, a new deep-water berth, and the deepened harbour, making the terminal ‘big ship ready’ and suited to serve larger vessels carrying up to 14,000 TEU.
“We are excited to welcome this new class of container ship to Boston,” said Mike Meyran, Port Director for the Port of Boston.
“Being ‘big ship ready’ increases Conley Terminal’s capacity to handle cargo. Thanks to the Baker-Polito Administration and our federal, state, and local partners, the investments we’ve made keep Boston competitive and ready for growth. Our infrastructure now opens new opportunities for our customers to ship more products and make global connections that were previously not possible.”
Measuring at 1,100-feet-long and around 160-feet-wide, the 12,000 TEU Ever Fortune is set to connect Boston to several ports in East Asia via the Panama Canal.