US Port Sets New Record


The Port of Boston’s Paul W. Conley Container Terminal set new all-time records for both Fiscal Year 2016 and monthly usage in August, 2016.

Conley Terminal handled more than 247,000 TEU over the course of the 2016 fiscal year, with growth in both import volume and export volume. This surpassed 2015 volume by 12%, or over 26,000 TEU. In addition, the port set a new all-time monthly record in August with a volume of more than 26,000 TEU.

Lisa Wieland, Director of the Port of Boston, said: “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.

“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.”

Each year, more than 1.3 million tonnes 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.

This news comes after an announcement that terminal management company Tideworks Technology had installed the ‘Forecast Mobile Lite’ mobile application at Conley Terminal in a bid to allow terminal customers to search for information on container reliability in real-time.

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