• 2019 November 6 11:07

    Boston’s Conley Terminal receives two new RTG cranes

    On Saturday, November 2nd, the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) received two new rubber-tired gantries (RTGs), increasing the number of RTGs at the Paul W. Conley Container Terminal to 16. Adding equipment is part of an $850 million investment to keep Conley Terminal competitive and efficient with truck turntimes averaging under 35 minutes. Another two RTGs were also delivered back in May.

    “After our infrastructure buildout is complete, we should be efficiently handling vessels in the 12,000-14,000 TEU range,” said Acting Port Director Mike Meyran. “These improvements support the demands of the region’s robust economy. We’ve had a 37% increase in port productivity, thanks to our long-standing relationship with the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA), and we’ve seen our customer base increase over 50% to 2,500 businesses. We are making smart investments to handle larger ships and attract new direct services to enhance our global network offering for New England-based customers.”

    The Port of Boston contributes over $8 billion to the regional economy and supports more than 9,000 direct jobs. In FY2019, Conley Terminal set a new record in cargo volumes for the fifth consecutive year. The terminal handled 307,331 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), an 8% increase over FY2018. To date, volumes are up 4% versus the same time period in 2018. This consistent growth can be attributed to a strong regional economy, the higher levels of productivity, and the increased demand from both importers and exporters to utilize a virtually congestion-free terminal.

    Massport is investing in waterside and landside infrastructure to keep Conley Terminal efficient and cost-effective. In 2017, Massport took the trucks off the neighborhood streets by building the Thomas J. Butler Freight Corridor, a $75 million dedicated roadway for container trucks entering and leaving Conley Terminal. This project is one of several that focus on creating efficient connections from Maritime facilities to the interstate highway system.

    Another major infrastructure project initiated in the last several years is the Boston Harbor Dredging Project. The deepening of the main ship channels will be completed by the end of 2021. The $350 million project is a partnership between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and Massport. The project is approximately 64% complete, with over 7.4 million cubic yards removed to date.

    In 2020, work on a new 50-foot deep berth is expected to be completed. The $215 million modernization project includes 3 new ship-to-shore cranes. They will be 205 feet high and 160 feet high from the rail, with an outreach of 22 rows wide, capable of handling 12,000-14,000 TEU ships. These cranes are specially designed to avoid air draft restrictions due to nearby Boston Logan International Airport. Terminal improvements totaling $103 million (including a new in-gate processing area and a new reefer rack system) are also taking place, and 90% of these projects are underway. Landside improvements were made possible with the help of a $42 million FASTLANE grant.

    Conley Terminal is the only full-service container terminal in New England with 3 weekly services calling the Port, serviced by 9 of the world’s largest shipping lines-Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), COSCO Shipping, OOCL, Evergreen, CMA CGM, APL, Yang Ming, Hapag-Lloyd, and Ocean Network Express (ONE). Each year, more than 2 million metric tons of cargo passes through the terminal. Containerized cargo that uses Conley’s regional gateway includes recycled fibers, seafood, wine and spirits, logs and lumber, furniture and home décor, apparel, among several other commodities supporting development and economic growth in this region.




2020 July 3

18:37 DistriRail adds its rail schedules to the Port of Rotterdam Authority’s Navigate tool
18:07 ClassNK releases amendments to class rules
17:44 Possibilities of digital transformation of military shipbuilding to be discussed at "ARMY-2020" forum
17:05 ECSA welcomes study on social aspects within the maritime transport sector
16:50 Rosmorrechflot warns about Russia’s risk to move from White to Grey list of Paris MoU
16:24 11 major international companies join forces to accelerate the energy transition in transport and logistics
15:48 Hydrographic Company and MRTS sign contract on construction of Utrenny terminal facilities
15:10 CMA CGM announces rates from Asia to Red Sea
14:43 ABP publishes its Annual Review 2020
14:10 Port of Savannah’s Ocean Terminal takes delivery of two mobile harbor cranes
13:12 Alfa Laval wins SEK 130 million offshore order in China
12:26 Throughput of port Azov in 6M’2020 fell by 15% YoY
12:01 ICS launches Guidance for Engine Room Safety
11:47 North-Western Shipping Company merges into Volga-Fleet
11:15 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Europe
10:59 Finnlines announces bunker surcharge for Malmö-Travemünde-Malmö
10:13 Ocean Yield takes delivery of newcastlemax dry bulk newbuilding
10:12 GTT and Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex sign a Technical Assistance and License Agreement for the construction of LNG carriers incorporating membrane tank systems
09:52 Bunker prices changed slightly at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:34 Baltic Dry Index as of July 2
09:20 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 03
09:16 Oil prices start decreasing
09:09 Baleària presents a proposal for the construction and operation of the new passenger terminal in the Port of Valencia

2020 July 2

18:37 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
18:04 ClassNK releases Annual Report on Port State Control
18:04 CMA CGM updates PSS for Reefer Cargo from North Europe, Scandinavia, Poland & Baltic, West Med & Adriatic to the Indian Subcontinent, Middle East Gulf & Red Sea
17:52 Glavgosexpertiza approves expansion of access canal to Sabetta port
17:35 Royal Niestern Sander delivers the hydrographic survey vessel ‘Geo Ranger’ to Geo Plus B.V.
17:21 Oil shipments via CPC Marine Terminal in 6M’20 climbed by 2.2% YoY
17:04 Kongsberg Digital acquires Danish maritime software company COACH Solutions
16:55 Federal government waives the traffic dues for the Kiel Canal until 31.12.2020
16:45 Fincantieri subsidiary INSIS acquired a majority share in Support Logistic Services
16:23 Webinar “Pusher-tugs as a pivot of river transportation chain. Will we have them built?” slated for 8 July 2020
16:04 IPCSA launches the Network of Trusted Networks
15:42 Shipbuilding facility of Neptun CDB in Novaya Ladoga lays down two cruise ships of Project PV20S
15:20 New transshipment terminal soon to become operational at the Port of Gothenburg
15:04 250,000 m2 of rooftop solar panels to be installed in the port of Amsterdam by 2024
14:23 MABUX releases weekly review of global bunker market
14:03 Nippon Paint Marine completes the extensive re-coating of the 1911-built cargo ship
13:29 Cargo traffic within Azov-Don Basin of Russia’s IWWs fell by 5% in 6M’20
13:05 Premiere for Rolls-Royce's first MTU gas engines in new Doeksen ferry
12:44 Bunker prices are slightly up at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:22 Rosmorport announced tender for construction of LNG transshipment facility in Kamchatka
12:00 APM Terminals introduces APIs to transform the next generation of terminal data
11:21 Russian Railways' network loading fell by 4.5% in 6M’ 2020
11:03 ECSA calls on the German Presidency to support a stronger European shipping industry
10:47 Bunker sales at Vladivostok port in 6M’2020 fell by 23% YoY
10:29 Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam delivers trawler Jonge Johannes
10:24 Tallink Grupp makes strategic future investment and purchases ro-pax vessel Sailor
10:02 Oil prices continue rising
09:59 Yang Ming fulfills green promise carbon emission reduced 51% in 2019
09:45 Tallink Grupp adds more departures to Helsinki-Riga and Turku-Tallinn routes for August 2020
09:28 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 02
09:23 Inaugural meeting of the international advisory panel on maritime decarbonisation
09:18 Baltic Dry Index as of July 1

2020 July 1

16:18 COVID-19 dampens long-term energy demand and highlights scale of climate emergency
15:52 Konecranes receives order from Louisiana for two portal harbor cranes
14:26 Panama emphasises its support for seafarers' rights
13:43 DNV GL grants type approval for Aquarius UV / EC BWMS
12:36 ICS: Global shipping fleet to sound horns on 8 July to remind governments over need for urgent crew change