The Port of Boston
“Connecting New England to the World”
Chris Landers, Vivek Mukkavalli, Kamuran Sokmensuer
Itinerary
 History of the Port of Boston
 Boston Port: Fact Sheet
 Economic Impact of the Port of Boston
 Issues the P...
History of the Port of Boston
1630
 Est. by John Winthrop
 Serves as main port for colonies in
trade with England
▫ Timb...
Port of Boston: Fact Sheet
60 Acres for
Containerized Cargo
Operations
 100 Total Acres
 Direct access to 14 million
cus...
Economic Impact of the Port of Boston
Jobs in some way related to cargo,
cruise, seafood, processing, etc.
50,042
Indirect...
Current Problems
 Proximity to the airport restricts the height of cranes
 Depth (especially during low-tide) prohibits ...
How Is Boston Combating These Issues
There are several ways that Boston is
minimizing common current logistics
issues and ...
What Is Dredging?
DREDGE: Clean out the bed of a harbor, river or other area of water, by scooping
out mud, weeds and rubb...
Advantages and Disadvantages of Dredging
DREDGING
ADVANTAGES DISADVANTAGES
 Handle more/larger ships (increase TEUs by 43...
Not Just A “Postcard Port”
Although we agree that dredging is the best course of action for Boston moving
forward, there a...
Back Up
• TEU Growth Year to Year
• Truck Turnaround Times
• References
TEU Growth (Year Over Year)
Truck Turnaround Times (Month to Month)
Resources
• https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/06/10/water/6rBcld2U3VeSTuqR
mw6ItO/story.html
• https://www.bostong...
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Port of boston

A presentation on the port of Boston. Identifies the potential issues and a few recommendations to overcome the issues.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Published in: Business      
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Transcripts - Port of boston

  • 1. The Port of Boston “Connecting New England to the World” Chris Landers, Vivek Mukkavalli, Kamuran Sokmensuer
  • 2. Itinerary  History of the Port of Boston  Boston Port: Fact Sheet  Economic Impact of the Port of Boston  Issues the Port Is Facing  How Boston is Combating These Issues  What is Dredging  The Advantages and Disadvantages of Dredging  Moving Forward: Not Just Your “Post Card Port”
  • 3. History of the Port of Boston 1630  Est. by John Winthrop  Serves as main port for colonies in trade with England ▫ Timber ▫ Seafood ▫ Rum ▫ Finished Vessels 1773 Boston Tea Party 1956 Massport Created 1966 Rise of containerized shipping causes Maersk to establish first container port in Boston (Conley Terminal) 1996 Dredging in Boston Harbor to accommodate new road access created via “Big Dig”
  • 4. Port of Boston: Fact Sheet 60 Acres for Containerized Cargo Operations  100 Total Acres  Direct access to 14 million customers  1,000 workers  <2 miles from I-90 and I-93  7,000 TEUs  Generated revenue of $1.2 in 2012, and created $4.6 in economic value 6 Low-Profile STS cranes 1,850 ft of continuous berths (11 – 12 berths) 30 Acres for reefers and equipment repair and storage 10 Lane truck gate (approx. turn time of 30 min.)
  • 5. Economic Impact of the Port of Boston Jobs in some way related to cargo, cruise, seafood, processing, etc. 50,042 Indirect Direct Induced 2,000 4,000 6,000 8,000 Direct Business Revenue 1.25B 2.7B Related Economic Output Re-Spending/Local Consumption 0.66B Total Port of Boston Economic Value $4.61 B
  • 6. Current Problems  Proximity to the airport restricts the height of cranes  Depth (especially during low-tide) prohibits container ships with deep draw from entering the Port  Width of the canal and intense aggregation of small islands causes a bottleneck where ships must wait for a pilot (11 nautical miles from Conley Terminal)  Unkempt nature of Boston infrastructure makes for difficult passage to and from the terminal ▫ Congestion ▫ Damage to vehicles  Space and capacity restraints in and around the port  Ability to handle certain shipments (which may now beheading to NYC or Baltimore)  New England weather
  • 7. How Is Boston Combating These Issues There are several ways that Boston is minimizing common current logistics issues and also preparing for the imminent growth of global shipping demand… Integration of Coastal Oil Site Usage of higher capacity cranes Dredging Buffer Open Space Dedicated Freight Corridor 230,000 sq. ft frozen storage warehouse space
  • 8. What Is Dredging? DREDGE: Clean out the bed of a harbor, river or other area of water, by scooping out mud, weeds and rubbing with a dredge Main Channel -40ft to -47ft North Entrance -45ft. to -51ft. Berths -50ft.  Panama Canal Expansion ▫ $5.3B ▫ 13,000 ships/annually; $18B of goods to U.S. ▫ 2015 = 2x capacity; 25% longer, 50% wider  Obama signs the Water Resources Reform and Development Act = $12.3B for water projects in the U.S  Total Cost of $310 M  Local cost of $130M  Will take about 5 years
  • 9. Advantages and Disadvantages of Dredging DREDGING ADVANTAGES DISADVANTAGES  Handle more/larger ships (increase TEUs by 43%)  Capture cargo that currently goes through NYC ▫ 1/3 of NYC/NJ landed cargo = $100M/annually  Allow Boston to maintain a working port/remain competitive ▫ Worse problems if it wasn’t a working port  Economic development opportunities  Less risk for Harbor pilots guiding ships in  Strain capacity at the Port – Boston may not be able to support the influx of ships ▫ $30M to lengthen berths ▫ $25M to replace cranes  Even if they can support the ships in the port, can they support the trucks  Boston infrastructure prohibits fluid traffic flow  Environmental issues surrounding dredging ▫ Pollution Every $1 spent will generate $9 worth of economic activity
  • 10. Not Just A “Postcard Port” Although we agree that dredging is the best course of action for Boston moving forward, there are certain things that Boston can do (and might already be doing) that will allow them to mitigate their risk and minimize disruption to the New England area Charge An Impact Fee (eg. Amazon) Begin Construction on the Dedicated Freight Corridor Continue to Work With Other Agencies to Ensure Efficiencies
  • 11. Back Up • TEU Growth Year to Year • Truck Turnaround Times • References
  • 12. TEU Growth (Year Over Year)
  • 13. Truck Turnaround Times (Month to Month)
  • 14. Resources • https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/06/10/water/6rBcld2U3VeSTuqR mw6ItO/story.html • https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/05/13/boston-harbor-get-million- for-dredging-project/xyVGRT0dDuOhG65rm4UB5H/story.html • https://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/2015/06/11/the-tricky-work-guiding- tankers-into-boston-harbor/pUrp9LLaNOg1ity5Oh3XVP/story.html • https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/editorials/2013/08/31/advent-much- larger-cargo-vessels-shows-need-dredge-boston- harbors/5LDS3D0PYJqURg2I8EAmbK/story.html • Conley Terminal Improvements, Dedicated Freight Corridor and Buffer Open Space • Economic Impact of the Port of Boston • Port of Boston Fact Sheet

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