A major player on Boston’s NEW Waterfront
The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) is a financially self-sustaining public authority that owns and operates New England’s premier transportation facilities – including Boston Logan International Airport and the public cruise and container terminals in the Port of Boston – which generate more than $8 billion annually. Massport receives no state tax dollars to fund its operations or to make capital improvements at its facilities.
Massport facilities are New England’s gateway to the world. By air, Massport operates Boston Logan International Airport, Hanscom Field in Bedford and Worcester Regional Airport. By sea, Cruiseport Boston serves the region’s ever more popular cruise industry and Conley Container Terminal in South Boston connects importers and exporters with more than 100 ports around the globe. Also, if you’ve ever enjoyed a fresh fish dinner at any of the fabulous restaurants in the city, chances are it was offloaded at the historic Boston Fish Pier, another Massport facility.
Both Massport and the City of Boston own significant parcels of land in the South Boston Waterfront District. They share a vision of maintaining a working waterfront while establishing the area as the city’s trendy new neighborhood. Several major interstate and public transit routes now serve the area and bring in a growing number of cruise passengers, tourists, convention and concert goers, office workers, residents, and seafood processing, cargo haulers and others to the seaport area.
The result is Boston’s “New” Waterfront District, a compelling mixed-use destination for residents and visitors alike, co-existing with a vibrant working port.