The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center manages the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal, a multi-purpose facility designed to support the construction, assembly, and deployment of offshore wind projects, as well as handle bulk, break-bulk, container shipping and large specialty marine cargo.  The first of its kind in North America, the Terminal has been engineered to be the most versatile heavy-lift cargo facility in the nation.

Strategically located in the heart of New England on the Atlantic Coast of the United States, the Terminal has easy access to open water and is in a prime position to take advantage of both domestic and international shipping opportunities.

Leasing and docking space at the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal is currently available. 

Latitude 41° 37’ 23” N Longitude 70° 54’ 50” W 


Advantages of shipping through the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal 

  • Located within the Port of New Bedford, home to over 200 maritime businesses

  • 29-acre facility, including 21 acres of heavy-lift capacity: uniform loading up to 4,100 psf and crane loads of up to 20,485 psf

  • 1,200 feet of bulkhead, including 800 feet of deep draft berthing and 400 feet of barge berthing space

  • Within the most protected port in the U.S., with the U.S Army Corps Hurricane Barrier that guards against storms up to Category 3 hurricanes

  • Easily accessible and less congested than other nearby ports

  • No height restrictions on site, and no overhead restrictions from the Terminal to open water

  • Easy roadway connections to interstate highway system via I-95 or I-495 (via connections through New Bedford Route 18 and MA Route 140 and/or Route I-195)

  • No Harbor Maintenance Tax