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Port of Boston

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Roughly 2.3 million metric tons of cargo per year pass through the Port of Boston, an economic anchor for the region connecting over 2,500 businesses and 15 million people to the everyday goods and services they depend on. Find information on cargo volumes, gate visits/truck turnaround times, and adjusted gross productivity, as well as Massport’s autoport and cement tonnage.

Economic Impact of the Port of Boston

Report prepared by Martin Associates on the Port of Boston.

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The Port of Boston’s 80-acre auto import/export facility, located in Charlestown, MA, handles more than 30,000 vehicles per year.

All Water Vehicles Via The Port Of Boston* Values In Vehicle Units
Month CY19 CY20CY21CY22CY23CY24
January 4,9565,9195,4831,9922,6794,915
February 3,3763,5102,2882,5732,857 
March 3,1224,9273,9901,6012,478 
April 3,8393,3372,7111,3482,694 
May 4,3781,9252,9162,6093,051 
June 3,7891,2091,8443,8943,041 
July 6,2802,3164,2442,8262,094 
August 4,9954,2922,7412,2371,201 
September 4,0713,9813,7392,4732,379 
October 4,0085,8098474,0604,726 
November 5,8055,6961,6283,9643,480 
December 4,5135,3244,3122,4933,104 
Total 53,13248,24536,74332,07033,616 
Change from previous year 1%-9%-24%-13%+4.82% 

*Massport facilities only.

Coastal Cement is a Massport tenant that uses Berth 1 at Black Falcon Avenue in South Boston to import cement to a nearby shipping and distribution terminal on Dry Dock Avenue. The import of bulk products like cement provides supplemental revenue for Massport and helps to diversify our maritime business line.

Coastal partnered with Massport to expand the throughput of the berth so it can continue meeting the needs of local construction industry customers. Massport performed the maintenance dredging that allows Berth 1 to accommodate the larger ships that Coastal will deploy to deliver more cement product. Coastal, in turn, made additional investments in the berth and high-speed offloading equipment. Together these improvements effectively double the berth’s cement throughput capacity.

Coastal Cement and Massport handled nearly 120,000 metric tons of cement through Boston in calendar year 2022.

Cement Tonnage Via The Port Of Boston* Values In Metric Tons
Month  CY19CY20CY21CY22CY23CY24
January 3,8443,8807,69118,70834,00639,250
February 7,5043,8907,64600 
March 3,8527,7257,65014,92134,006 
April 7,1843,86211,53715,0590 
May 3,8517,75715,55915,08729,762 
June 3,88515,29212,723031,702 
July 15,4442,71911,641031,193 
August 11,43411,56513,14900 
September 11,6267,2393,82822,49533,972 
October 11,62011,58512,300031,742 
November 3,87811,52812,47833,69729,764 
December 15,46711,5458,69900 
Total 99,58998,587128,753119,967256,147 
Change from previous year 14%-1%31%-7%+113% 

*Massport facilities only.

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