Boston’s Conley Terminal receives two new RTG cranes

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) received two new rubber-tired gantries (RTGs) last weekend, increasing the number of RTGs at the Paul W. Conley Container Terminal to sixteen.

Massport says that adding equipment is part of an $850 million investment to keep Conley Terminal competitive and efficient with truck turntimes averaging under 35 minutes.

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.

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.

Source: Massport

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