port-of-brownsville

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 movements at 51,115, marking a 24 percent increase from the 41,207 railcar movements recorded in 2019. "The port never lost sight ... [+]

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, ... [+]

Two new mobile harbor cranes arrived on January 16, at the Port of Brownsville.

New Mobile Harbor Cranes Arrive at Port of Brownsville The cranes arrived at the port onboard the 393-foot long specialized cargo carrier M/V BBC ASIA. The Brownsville Navigation District ordered the Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 mobile harbor cranes in June 2019 to increase the port’s on-dock lifting capacity due to ... [+]

Port of Brownsville Channel Deepening Project

The Port of Brownsville is closer to deepening the Brownsville Ship Channel after receiving a key permit June 6 from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to advance the Brazos Island Harbor Channel Improvement Project (BIH) to its construction phase. The USACE permit is the latest milestone in the port’s ... [+]

Rio Grande Valley Prepares for Job Influx

Rio Grande Valley Prepares for Job Influx Companies investing in the Rio Grande Valley anticipate high demand for workers that may exceed 9,000 jobs, according to seven large employers attending a Workforce Summit held April 23, at the Port of Brownsville. Initial demand will be driven by three proposed liquefied natural gas ... [+]

Port of Brownsville Posts Record Cargo, Total Operating Revenue in 2018

The Port of Brownsville set new records in tonnage and total operating revenue in 2018, moving 11.3 million tons of diverse cargos with operating revenues of more than $24.2 million. The results reveal a 6.6% increase in cargos, a 25% increase in rail movements, and a 2.5% increase in operating ... [+]

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