Port of Brownsville announces new Police Chief

The Port of Brownsville announces William G. Dietrich as the new Chief of Police for the port’s Police and Security Department, effective July 11, 2022. Dietrich heads a department which includes sworn police officers, security guards, and administrative staff. He succeeds Carlos L. Garcia, who retired July 8, 2022, from the Port of Brownsville after 10 years of service as police chief. Before joining the port, Dietrich retired from the Brownsville Police ... [+]

Continued Progress at the Port of Brownsville

The Port of Brownsville remains a stronghold for the Rio Grande Valley’s economy providing record-setting tonnage and robust operating revenues for FY 2021.Brownsville Navigation District Board Chairman Sergio Tito Lopez highlighted these achievements at the recent 2022 State of the Port.The unaudited operating revenues for FY 2021 surpassed the $30 ... [+]

Port of Brownsville proved resilient in 2020

The Port of Brownsville has come a long way in its 85-year history, finding ways to overcome challenges and ever-changing global markets.The port proved resilient throughout 2020 in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and its related economic challenges, moving a record-setting 11.6 million short tons of diverse cargo with ... [+]

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Port of Brownsville proves resilient

The Port of Brownsville proved resilient amid a global pandemic and economic challenges with a record-setting 2020, moving 11.2 million short tons of diverse cargo with operating revenues of $41 million. The unaudited operating revenues eclipsed FY 2019's high watermark of $25.4 million. The port also saw record levels of railcar ... [+]

Port of Brownsville FTZ Ranks No. 2 in US for Value of Exports

For the eight year in a row, Foreign Trade Zone No. 62 (FTZ) at the Port of Brownsville remains near the top in the nation for the value of exports, according to the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board’s annual report to Congress released on November 13, 2020. FTZ No. 62 ... [+]

Port of Brownsville Receives $14.5M Grant

The Port of Brownsville is reclaiming its status as a major exporter of agricultural products after receiving a $14.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to improve efficiency and safety of its grain storage and loading facilities. The grant, deriving from the DOT Maritime Administration (MARAD) Port Infrastructure ... [+]

New South Port Connector Road for Port of Brownsville

Construction for the South Port Connector Road began on August 10, a critical project aimed at improving urban traffic and access to the Port of Brownsville. The $25.6 million project is made possible by a partnership of the Brownsville Navigation District (BND), Cameron County, the Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority (CCRMA), ... [+]

Port of Brownsville Ranks 3rd Among U.S. Ports

The Port of Brownsville ranks third among U.S. ports for “strong financial resilience” surveyed in a new report issued by Moody’s Investor Services, underscoring the ongoing value of the port’s prudent financial stewardship in light of economic impacts from the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Moody’s analysis evaluated American ports on a ... [+]

Port of Brownsville’s FTZ Drives Record-Setting $9 Billion of Combined Import and Export Value

Foreign Trade Zone No. 62 at the Port of Brownsville reported a record-setting $8.9 billion in the combined value of exports and imports for 2019. The total value of export shipments through FTZ No. 62 reached $4.3 billion in 2019, an increase from $3.8 billion the year before. In turn, ... [+]

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