As its name suggests, the Portland area is strongly linked to the sea. The port is the heart, the soul- and to a large extent, the muscle- of these dynamic cities. From containerships to luxury cruise ships, Portland harbor can handle the largest seagoing vessels. At the same time, the harbor is dotted with ferries and colorful pleasure boats. The Port of Portland is a working waterfront but, it has a playful side.
Throughout its long history, Portland has attracted shippers to its port. Our natural deepwater, ice free harbor is among the best-protected on the East Coast. Commercial fleets as well as passenger boats find a welcome refuge here- as they enjoy the rare beauty and great opportunities the Portland area provides.