Conley Terminal

Connecting New England with the World

The Port of Boston’s Conley Terminal – operated by Massport – is the only full-service container terminal in New England. Conley Terminal serves six (6) of the world’s top 10 container lines (MSC, COSCO, Hanjin, Evergreen, Maersk and Hapag Lloyd) and handles nearly 1.5 million metric tons of cargo each year. Located in South Boston, Conley Terminal moves New England’s goods to market with speed and efficiency, ensuring that the region’s 14 million consumers have the products they need, when they need them. Ongoing investments in equipment, dock improvements and a more than $310 million investment in dredging will ensure that Conley Terminal remains competitive in the future.

Ship At Port

Key Containerized Cargos:

  • Seafood
  • Beer/Wine
  • Footwear
  • Apparel
  • Furniture
  • Waste paper
  • Scrap metal




Advantages of Shipping Through the Port of Boston’s Conley Terminal

  • In the heart of 14 million consumers;
  • Direct weekly container services connecting New England to Asia (CKYH+E), North Europe (MSC), and the Mediterranean (MSC);
  • 1,850 feet of berth at a depth of 45 feet;
  • Fully dedicated terminal on 101 acres with 12 rubber tire gantry cranes (RTGs);
  • 400 reefer outlets and 30 acres of equipment repair and storage area;
  • Six (6) ship-to-shore (STS) cranes and average crane productivity of 28 gross moves per hour;
  • Low terminal congestion and a 10-lane gate facility with average truck turn times of ~30 minutes;
  • Dedicated Haul Road, which provides easy connections for truckers to the national interstate system (I-93, I-90, and I-95 are all less than two miles from the terminal);
  • Permitted overweight container routes allow gross vehicle weights up to 88,000 lbs;  
  • 100% credit on Harbor Maintenance Tax (HMT) for Massachusetts importers.


Conley Terminal Gate Visits/Truck Turnaround Times
June 15 Gate
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Conley Terminal Adjusted Gross Productivity for All Vessels
May 2015 Vessel
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Conley Terminal Container Volumes


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"Harbor’s largest container ship docks in Boston" via The Boston Globe

Conley Cargo Volume Strong in FY14
Conley Terminal handled 204,951 TEU's between July 2013 and June 2014, a 6+% year-over-year increase. Loaded containers accounted for 84% of the total, up 8% from the prior year. 

Massport's maritime operations and facilities enhance & enable economic growth in the region by supporting more than 50,000 jobs and by contributing to the Port of Boston's $4.6 billion in overall economic impact.
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