Massport holds ceremony to celebrate completion of infrastructure improvements

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The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) recently held a ceremony to celebrate the completion of critical infrastructure investments that are part of a nearly $850 million plan to upgrade the Port of Boston.

The Paul W. Conley Container Terminal services formerly reached seven major global ports. With the improvements completed, Conley offers direct connectivity to 25 global ports located in Latin America, North Europe, the Mediterranean, China, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East through five services. A sixth service scheduled will begin this month.

Conley is the only full-service container terminal in New England. It enables more than 2,500 businesses throughout New England to ship and receive products globally. Products include clothing, footwear, furniture and home goods, office supplies, recycled fibers, seafood, sporting goods, and wine and spirits.

“Supporting these critical infrastructure projects at Conley Container Terminal is crucial to Massachusetts and New England’s competitiveness in the global marketplace,” Gov. Charles Baker said.

The Port of Boston generates $8.2 billion in annual economic impact and supports more than 66,000 jobs. The multiyear upgrade project will allow for bigger ships to enter the port, more connections to more global ports, and the addition of new services.

Massport owns and operates public terminals in the Port of Boston, Boston Logan International Airport, Worcester Regional Airport, and Hanscom Field.