THE Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) has completed the critical infrastructure investments, part of an US$850 million plan to upgrade the Port of Boston, reports AJOT.
"Supporting these critical infrastructure projects at Conley Container Terminal is crucial to Massachusetts and New England's competitiveness in the global marketplace," said Massachusetts Governor Baker.
"I am thankful for the collaborative efforts of our federal and state partners and Massport to help protect the thousands of local jobs throughout the Commonwealth and the future growth of the Port."
Before the Port's modernization, Conley offered two services reaching seven major global ports.
Said Massport CEO Lisa Wieland: "With a deepened Boston Harbour and modern container facilities, the Port of Boston is providing greater global connections for Massachusetts businesses and supporting thousands of jobs,"
"None of these infrastructure improvements would have been possible without the leadership and support of our Federal, State, and local elected officials and the business community."
The Port of Boston generates US$8.2 billion in annual economic impact and supports 66,000 jobs.
Said Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren: "These investments in the working port of Boston and the good-paying, union jobs created by them are critical to ensuring a diverse economy for Massachusetts."
Massachusetts senator Edward Markey commented: "Mainsails and masts may have given way to container ships in Boston Harbour, but the Port of Boston's position as a global maritime leader persists."
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu said: "The Port of Boston is a vital gateway connecting the global marketplace with businesses across Massachusetts and New England,"
"The expansion and modernization of this terminal mirrors our city's commitment to support and invest in the local economy, contributing to the sustainable growth of local jobs and businesses."
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