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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 higher demands of cargo volumes. "These cranes are one of the latest investments by the Port of Brownsville to meet ... [+]

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 ... [+]

Strong Support for Port of Brownsville as Positive Economic Driver for Rio Grande Valley

The Port of Brownsville, the only deepwater port located on the U.S.-Mexico border, completed its first public opinion survey of port tenants, logistics, stakeholders and other service personnel, revealing that 95 percent view the port favorably, with 57 percent of respondents planning to increase their port business activity in the ... [+]

Port of Brownsville FTX ranks 2nd in value of exports

For the third straight year, Foreign Trade Zone No. 62 (FTZ) at the Port of Brownsville ranks second in the nation for the value of exports, according to the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board's annual report to Congress released Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. The port's FTZ reported more than $3.5 billion ... [+]

Port of Brownsville Announces New Directors

The Port of Brownsville announces the promotion of a new director of finance and the appointment of a new director of special projects. Lorena Hernandez, CPA, is the port’s new finance director following the retirement of Steve Fitzgibbons. Fitzgibbons served as the port’s finance director for more than five years. Hernandez manages ... [+]

Port of Brownsville, Big River Steel LLC sign option agreement

The Brownsville Navigation District Board of Commissioners - the governing body for the Port of Brownsville - has signed an option agreement covering up to 800 acres of property with Big River Steel LLC enabling the steel-maker to continue its due diligence pursuant to the company's interest in developing a LEED-certified ... [+]

Port of Brownsville Achieves Record Year in FY 2017

Port of Brownsville officials reported that the port saw record revenue and tonnage in 2017. "The state of the Port of Brownsville is strong and getting stronger," said Brownsville Navigation District Vice Chairman John Reed at the State of the Port Address on March 8. The port's total operating revenue reached nearly ... [+]

Nordic Pollux is Largest Cargo Ship at the Port of Brownsville

The Port of Brownsville set a record Jan. 31 when it received the M/V Nordic Pollux , the largest cargo vessel to ever call on the port to date. The big tanker is the size of two-and-a-half football fields and almost longer than the combined height of three Statues of Liberty stacked atop ... [+]

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