(BOSTON) — Conley Container Terminal on Sunday welcomed Evergreen’s Ever Fortune, the biggest containership ever to call on the Port of Boston. The ship’s arrival marks a new chapter for Boston’s rich maritime history, the result of an $850 million investment to modernize and expand Conley Terminal and dredge Boston Harbor.
With the addition of three large ship-to-shore cranes, a new deepwater berth, and a deepened Boston Harbor, Conley is “big ship ready” and suited to serve larger vessels carrying up to 14,000 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units).
“We are excited to welcome this new class of containership to Boston,” said Massport Port Director Mike Meyran. “Being ‘big ship ready’ increases Conley Terminal’s capacity to handle cargo. Thanks to the Baker-Polito administration and our federal, state and local partners, the investments we’ve made keep Boston competitive and ready for growth. Our infrastructure now opens new opportunities for our customers to ship more products and make global connections that were previously not possible.”
Ever Fortune, built in 2020, is 1,100 feet long — the length of three football fields — and about 160 feet wide. The 12,000-TEU vessel will connect Boston to several ports in East Asia via the Panama Canal.
Conley Terminal is New England’s only full-service container gateway providing service to over 2,500 New England importers and exporters, and the investments made at Conley will provide them greater access and connectivity to the global marketplace.
The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) owns and operates Boston Logan International Airport, public terminals in the Port of Boston, Hanscom Field and Worcester Regional Airport.
– Massachusetts Port Authority