Boston (GBBOS)

Port Code GBBOS City Boston
Port Name Boston Country/Region United Kingdom
Category Port City Route EUROPEAN BRANCH PORT
Nearby Main Port Inland Transport
Official Website Port Type Feeder Port

Introduction of Boston (GBBOS)



Port of Boston (GB) is a small port at the mouth of the WITHAM estuary on the east coast of Lincoln (LINCOLN) county in southeast England, on the west side of WASH Bay. It is about 5n mile away from the mouth of the river.

The Port of Boston has a temperate maritime climate, with prevailing southwest winds and strong winds in February and January. Foggy in winter. The annual average temperature is around 10-20℃. The annual average rainfall is 1000mm. Average tidal range: high tide is about 8.2m, low tide is about 4.2m. The shoreline of the main berths in the port area is 731m long and the water depth is about 5.5m. The riverside wharf is 804m long and has several unloading berths for small boats. At high tide, the largest ship entering the dock is 91m long and has a draft of 5.4m. There is a crane with a lifting capacity of 35 tons in the dock. The loading and unloading capacity of the grain conveyor is 35 tons per hour. There are cargo sheds and warehouses in the dock, as well as a granary with a capacity of 15,000 tons. In 1992, the container throughput was 53,000 TEU, and the annual cargo handling capacity was about 2 million tons. The main imported goods are wood, fertilizers, fruits, container goods and groceries, and the export goods are mainly grains and steel products.

Port facilities

This facility is tidal and can handle vessels up to 120 LOA, a total of fresh water berths, and riverside NAABSA. As a general guide, the facility can accommodate ships up to 13.6m to the dock. Wider ships may be able to enter the closed pier, but it is subject to discussion by the captain of the harbour.

With 18,000 square meters of warehousing, the Port of Boston also benefits from an independent farmer's cooperative granary, which can store 50,000 tons of grain and has its own ship lifting facilities.

  • Various cranes with a crane capacity of up to 40 tons
  • Forklifts, professional accessories for some special goods
  • Inexpensive material handlers are ideal for bulk goods, and can safely and efficiently handle bulk goods, including pallets, paper rolls and waste packages

The Port of Boston has direct access to the Victoria Group's transportation fleet and many other transportation subcontractors to distribute customer products to complete supply chain solutions.

The Port of Boston is connected by rail and provides active daily steel train services to the West Midlands Victoria Group Steel Terminal.

Other Ports in United Kingdom

Leave a Message

* Tell us which Seaport info wrong or missing.

Summary of GBBOS

Boston Port (port code: GBBOS) is a small port in the United Kingdom. It is located 4.5 nautical miles from the mouth of the River Witham on the east coast of England.
The port serves a wide hinterland – in particular the West Midlands, but also London, the North West and North East. It has extensive general and bulk cargo facilities. There are 8 dock berths and 6 riverside berths. There are 18,000 square metres of warehousing and the port also benefits from an independent Farmers Co-operative grain silo which can store 50,000 tonnes of grain, with its own ship elevation facility.
The port handles approximately 700,000t of cargo annually. The major cargo handled are steel, containers, bulk, palletised and general cargo, forest products including paper. Each year about 550 vessels visit this port, among which around 91% are general cargo vessels. The maximum length of the vessels recorded to having entered this port is 100 meters. The maximum draught is 5.6 meters. The maximum deadweight is 4,506t.