The Massachusetts Port Authority was recently chosen as the recipient of an Award of Excellence in Communications from the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA). The Port of Boston was recognized for promotional materials in the AAPA 2000 Communications Competition. AAPA is the alliance of ports of the Western Hemisphere and represents more than 150 public port authorities.
One of 175 entries representing 50 worldwide ports, Massport was lauded for creative design and overall effectiveness for The Port of Boston sales kit.
The Port of Boston promotes, develops and operates several marine terminals and port properties, facilitating international trade and cargo. The port handles more than one million tons of cargo a year valued at over $5 billion and accounts for almost 9,000 jobs.
Massport's marine terminals include: Conley Container Terminal, a 100- acre facility dedicated to the import and export of goods ranging from paper to pasta, shipped world-wide; Moran Terminal in Charlestown, home to Boston Autoport where thousands of Volkswagens, Audis, and Subarus arrive monthly from Europe, Mexico and South America; and Black Falcon Cruise Terminal, Boston's bustling cruise terminal poised to handle more than 160,000 passengers this year on more than 100 ship calls.
Massport has received several awards from The American Association of Port authorities in the past including a 1999 Award of Excellence for its fast-tracking new website, a 1998 environmental award for community involvement in the Boston Harbor Navigation Improvement Project and a1998 Award of Excellence for "The Port of Boston Keeps you Moving" advertising campaign.