New Bedford North Terminal

New Bedford’s North Terminal consists of ten parcels located to the west of the Acushnet River on Herman Melville Boulevard in New Bedford, MA.  This 21-acre (8.4 hectare) complex is owned by the City of New Bedford and currently home to a variety of businesses and operations, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Dewatering Facility, Packer Marine, a transportation facility, a metal fabricator, and repair shops.

North Terminal site has good access to the interstate highway, to deep water, and a local workforce.  The site is 35 nautical miles (65 km) from the leading edge of the offshore wind energy areas located south of Martha’s Vineyard.

Aerial view of New Bedford North Terminal
Aerial view of New Bedford North Terminal

Download the North Terminal Redevelopment and Reuse Assessment to view the potential redevelopment and reuse options at the site, including detailed cost information.  Return to the main Ports Assessment page to read the full reports and visit the Massachusetts Offshore Wind Ports & Infrastructure Maps.    

And download the North Terminal Existing Conditions Report to read the comprehensive assessment of the existing site conditions at North Terminal.  

As part of the existing conditions assessment, MassCEC has compiled a repository of existing documentation on the North Terminal, some of which is referred to in the Report.  All site documentation is available below: