The 1,100-foot-long Ever Fortune – the biggest container ship ever to call on the Port of Boston – visited the Conley cargo terminal yesterday, Massport said.
The ship’s arrival marks a new chapter for Boston’s rich maritime history, the result of an $850M investment to modernize and expand Conley Terminal and dredge Boston Harbor.
With the addition of three large ship-to-shore cranes, a new deep-water 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 container ship 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.”
The Ever Fortune, built in 2020, is 1,100 feet long and about 160 feet wide. The 12,000-TEU vessel will connect Boston to several ports in East Asia via the Panama Canal.