Port of USBOS

Boston Port (USBOS)

Port Code USBOS City Boston
Port Name BOSTON,MA Country/Region USA MA
Category Port City Route EASTERN AMERICA
Nearby Main Port Inland Transport
Official Website Port Type Main Port

Introduction of Boston Port (USBOS)


The Port of Boston (Port of Boston, MA, US) is an important seaport adjacent to the city of Boston.This is the largest port in Massachusetts and one of the main ports on the east coast of the United States.

The Boston Harbor was historically important to the development of the city of Boston. It was originally located in the urban area of ​​the current urban area, called Long Wharf. Land reclamation and conversion to other uses means that the urban area no longer handles commercial traffic, although the Long Wharf still has a large number of ferries and recreational uses. Today's main cargo handling facilities are located in the Boston neighborhoods of Charleston, East Boston and South Boston, and in the neighboring city of Everett. Boston Harbor is also an entry point for many immigrants.


The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) was caused by a special act of the Massachusetts General Court in 1956. The director of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and Public Works serves as an ex officio member of the board of directors, and the remaining six members are appointed by the governor for a staggered seven years. Board members must be residents of Massachusetts. There is also a presence in the Department of Homeland Security, the US Customs Service and the US Border Patrol agent. The port has three areas of activity: cargo, cruise and ferry services.

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Summary of USBOS

Boston Port (port code: USBOS) is the largest port in Massachusetts and one of the main ports on the east coast of the United States. It is situated on the west shore of Massachusetts Bay on the eastern seaboard of the USA, about 90 nautical miles southwest of the Port of Portland in Maine.
Covering a total area of 12,032 hectares, the port comprises an inner and outer harbour. There are a total of 258 piers, wharves and docks in the port area. The port is also home to a huge complex of private petroleum and liquefied natural gas terminals. The port’s Conley Container Terminal, covering 41 hectares, can handle the largest container ships on the Atlantic and has reefer capacity for 160 containers.
The port handles approximately 15.5 million tons of cargo and 164,500TEU annually. The principal exports leaving this port are vehicles, lumber and logs, iron and steel, leather, recycled paper and machinery. The main imports entering this port are alcoholic beverages, frozen seafood, footware, furniture and petroleum products. The chief coastal trade is in bulk gypsum, liquid sulphur, cement and petroleum.
Each year about 1,200 vessels and 270,000 passengers visit this port. The types of vessels regularly calling at this port are dredging vessels, accounting for about 31%; passenger vessels, taking up around 21%; and cargo vessels, taking a proportion of 9%. The maximum length of the vessels recorded to having entered this port is 350 meters. The maximum draught is 12.8 meters. The maximum deadweight is 123,137t.

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