BOSTON – Senator Nick Collins was named Port Person of Boston by the Propeller Club of the United States, Port of Boston and was acknowledged at their annual Maritime Day Celebration on May 25th.
Senator Collins was cited for “his work to ensure that the Port of Boston, which provides 9,000 jobs and $8.2 billion in economic activity, continues to serve more than 2,500 local businesses. In recent years, the Port has seen nearly $850 million in investments from the Commonwealth to modernize the only full-service container terminal in New England. Following the dredging of the Boston Harbor, construction of a new berth, and the installation of three new cranes, the Port of Boston is now able to accommodate the largest container ships in the world,” said Steven J. Smaracko, President of the Propeller Club of Boston.
The Propeller Club of the United States is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing and promoting the international maritime industry. They are the largest such organization of their kind and have operated since 1927.
“I am honored to receive this honor for the work I have done for the Port of Boston, and I look forward to continuing to ensure that this crucial sector of our economy continues to thrive,” said Senator Collins.
Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.
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