Port of Boston Welcomes Its Biggest Ship Ever, After $850 Million Modernization Project

The Port of Boston welcomed Evergreen’s containership, the Ever Fortune, its Largest containership to date this weekend following a $850 million project to make the port suited to handle larger vessels.

Port of Boston Welcomes Its Biggest Ship Ever, After $850 Million Modernization Project
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Ever Fortune called at the Port of Boston’s Conley Container Terminal on Sunday. At 1,100 feet long, the Ever Fortune is about the length of three football fields. Built in 2020, the 12,000 TEU vessel will connect Boston to several ports in East Asia via the Panama Canal.

Ever Fortune’s call was made possible thanks to a $850 Million investment to modernize and further 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 now equipped to serve larger vessels carrying up to 14,000 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units).

Mike Meyran, the director of Massport Port said, “We are excited to welcome this new class of container ship to Boston. 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 Conley Terminal is New England’s only full-service container terminal providing service to over 2,500 New England importers and exporters. Public terminals in the Port of Boston are owned by Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport).

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The new neo-panamax cranes installed at the terminal were manufactured by Chinese manufacturers ZPMC and arrived at the port in June 2021, after completion of a 10-week voyage from Shanghai, China.

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