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Boston (GBBOS)

Boston, England, United Kingdom

Port Code GBBOS Port Name Boston
City Boston Country/Region United Kingdom
Port Type Feeder Port Category Port City
Latitude 52.9687996 Longitude -0.0176000004
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.

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