Tankers in Boston Harbor – Where is Majuro?

A large tanker gets pushed through the inner harbor by tug boat, presumably on its way to the fuel terminal up in Chelsea.

Boston Harbor Tanker

Many cargo ships and tankers in Boston Harbor list a place called Majuro as their home port. I didn’t know where it was, so after seeing it on many ships, I referred to the world wide web for some insight. It turns out that this is a city in the Marshall Islands in the center of the Pacific Ocean. Many maritime companies are incorporated there due to favorable regulatory status, in addition to what is probably a fairly central location for global shipping….so now we know next time we see a tanker in Boston Harbor that is from Majuro. Just think how long these tankers must travel to get from Majuro to Boston Harbor!

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