The Quonset Business Park® is the primary customer for the port at Quonset Point. The business park is managed by the Quonset Development Corporation. It contains 1400 meters (4500 feet) of berthing space in two 370-meter (1200-foot) piers. Quonset Point also contains a bulkhead, a channel with 8.8-meter (29-foot) draft, a 14-acre lay-down area, and on-dock rail provided by Seaview Transportation Company. The on-site rail has 23 kilometers (14 miles) of track in two branches.
Businesses located within the Quonset Point business park are attracted by the sheltered harbor and the absence of harbor maintenance fees as well as by their secure access to Quonset Point business park facilities.
The Quonset Point business park is also served by the Quonset Airport, a general aviation facility operated by AvPorts. The business park at Quonset Point is located near (about 6.4 kilometers or four miles) from US Interstate Highway 95, linked to the highway by a four-lane limited-access highway. The Quonset Point ferry dock is the main terminal for the Martha's Vineyard Fast Ferry that goes to Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts.
Part of the greater Southern New England port, the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation owns and operates Pier No. 2 in Quonset Point to ship and receive project cargoes and to receive automobiles. Served by two parallel surface Seaview Transportation tracks along the east side of the pier, the on-site rail connects with the Providence and Worcester Railroad. There is an 11-acre open storage area at the pier, and an additional one hundred acres of open storage are available at the previous military complex and other inland areas. The Quonset Point Pier No. 2 has three berthing stations, all of which have alongside depths of 8.5 and 9.1 meters (28 and 30 feet). The largest has berthing distance of 363.9 meters (1194 feet). The second has berthing distance of 198.7 meters (652 feet), and the smallest has berthing distance of 82.6 meters (271 feet).
Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation owns, and Sea Freeze Limited operates the Sea Freeze Dock to receive, and occasionally ship, frozen seafood. At the rear of the dock is a private cold storage warehouse and distribution center. The dock has berthing distance of 152.4 meters (500 feet) with alongside depths of 5.5 and 6.1 meters (18 and 20 feet).
The Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation owns, and Southeastern New England Shipbuilding Corporation (Senesco) operates the North Kingston Carrier Pier at Quonset Point to moor vessels for repair and for mooring the floating dry dock. This Quonset Point facility has two on-pier surface rail tracks. The 3500-ton floating dry dock is moored at the pier, and a marine repair plant is located at the rear of this Quonset Point pier. With alongside depth of 10.4 meters (34 feet), the pier has berthing distance of 420.6 and 359.7 meters (1380 and 1180 feet).
Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation owns, and the Rhode Island - Vineyard Fast Ferry operates the North Kingston Float at Quonset Point as a landing for the passenger ferry to Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts. The dock has berthing distance of 33.5 meters (110 feet) with alongside depth of 10.4 meters (34 feet).
Review and History Port Commerce Cruising and Travel Satellite Map Contact Information