Beginning this week, cargo ship traffic through the South Boston container port facility will increase by 50% from two calls to three calls per week. The increase in ship traffic is due to a re-routing of US ports including New York and Baltimore, now making Boston the first and last stop in European trading operations. Under the old itinerary, ships stopped in Boston only upon arrival.
SAND members fully support the use of MASSPORT property in the Seaport District for marine and port related activity, including facilities for managing and expanding container traffic. Because port activity may continue to expand, SAND has opposed MASSPORT's continued use of the marine industrial park for development of hotel and office projects.