Why Connecticut?

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. From the terminals in New Haven, New London and Bridgeport to commercially successful ferry operations in Bridgeport and New London to major shipyards such as Electric Boat and the U.S. Navy Sub Base in Groton to numerous marinas to fishing fleets and boat repair facilities, Connecticut’s commercial waterfront is an important contributor to jobs, economic activity and tax revenue. In total, 24 municipalities in Connecticut have Harbor Management Commissions, and three municipalities (Bridgeport, New Haven, and New London) have existing port authorities. Connecticut’s coastal economy is broad and diverse.

 

Port of NEW LONDON

Your Path to America’s Manufacturing Hub

Operated by Logistec, Connecticut’s eastern port is located near major shipyards such as Electric Boat and the U.S. Navy Sub Base in Groton, as well as United Technologies, Pratt & Whitney, and General Electric. This makes New London the ideal path to America’s biggest manufacturers.

Featuring easy access to I-95, I-395, the New England Central Railroad, and Atlantic shipping routes, the Port of New London makes it simple and convenient to get your goods where they need to go.

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Port of NEW HAVEN

Your Deepwater Gateway is Getting Even Deeper

Operated by Gateway Terminal, New Haven is already a major access point to New York, Boston, the Northeast, and the Mid-Atlantic. Now, we’re opening the door to even more vessels by increasing the channel depth from 35’ to 42’ by Nov. 2019.

The highest volume port on the Long Island Sound, New Haven offers convenient access to I-95 and I-91, the Providence & Worcester Railroad, the New England Central Rail Road, and Atlantic shipping routes. It provides easy access to both the United States and Canada. The Buckeye Pipeline transports jet fuel directly to Bradley International Airport and the Massachusetts Air National Guard.

70% of Connecticut’s petroleum products travel through New Haven—including home heating oil, gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, ethanol, and biodiesel. Now is the time to discover why so many companies choose New Haven as their gateway to the Northeast and beyond.

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Port of BRIDGEPORT

Opening the Door to the Long Island Sound & Beyond

Tucked into the northern shore of the Long Island Sound, Bridgeport features two natural harbors with easy access to coastal communities in Connecticut and New York. Conveniently located near I-95, Connecticut Routes 25 and 8, as well as Sikorsky Memorial Airport, it’s easy to move your goods across New England, the Northeast, and the Mid-Atlantic.

With state-of-the-art refrigeration, Bridgeport is the ideal gateway for produce and food products. The Bridgeport Regional Maritime Complex also offers easy access to the MetroNorth Commuter Railroad and the Bridgeport-Port Jefferson Ferry, which offers year-round service between Connecticut and New York. Significant improvements to the shipyard resulted in 3 separate buildings with over 100,000 square feet of assembly and fabrication space.

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