CONNECTICUT’S PORTS ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS
Connecticut is home to three deepwater ports (Bridgeport, New Haven, and New London) where the
bulk of Connecticut’s commercial maritime industry operates, as well as small and mid-size
coastal and river harbors that also make important contributions to the State’s economy.
These large ports provide efficient access to the entire Northeast, with rail and highway options
to suit every shipper. The Connecticut Port Authority oversees these ports, as well as the
many smaller harbors and waterways that make up Connecticut’s maritime industry.
The Small Harbor Improvement Projects Program
The Small Harbor Improvement Projects Program (SHIPP) will provide grants for the
preparation of plans and studies, as well as construction projects that improve state,
municipal, or other properties in or next to Connecticut waters.