Port of Brownsville Recognizes Schaefer Stevedoring


Port of Brownsville Recognizes Schaefer Stevedoring

Sergio Tito Lopez presents the 2021 Chairman’s Award to Ken Schaefer, president and CEO of Schaefer Stevedoring.
Sergio Tito Lopez presents the 2021 Chairman’s Award to Ken Schaefer, president and CEO of Schaefer Stevedoring.

The Port of Brownsville recently presented Schaefer Stevedoring with its 2021 Chairman’s Award. The recognition honors Schaefer Stevedoring’s achievements throughout its 30 years of operation.

The presentation took place during the annual Customer Appreciation Luncheon Dec. 14 at the Rancho Viejo Convention Center in Rancho Viejo. Presenting the award to Ken Schaefer, president and owner of Schaefer Stevedoring, was Brownsville Navigation District Chairman Sergio Tito Lopez.

Schaefer Stevedoring, an international stevedoring company, makes its headquarters at the port. It provides shipping services within the maritime and port logistics industries in both the United States and Mexico. The family-owned company currently employs 85 staff members at its Brownsville headquarters.

“Throughout the past 30 years, Schaefer Stevedoring has been an integral part of the port’s logistical operations,” said Lopez. “Through their expanding networks, reliability and safety, the company has proven to be an asset to the Port of Brownsville, seamlessly forming ties with companies, in the United States and Mexico, for the benefit of the region.”

The annual Chairman’s Award highlights the achievements of port tenants in the areas of business growth and leadership. It also recognizes job creation, customer service, innovation, safety and community involvement.

About Schaefer Stevedoring

Schaefer offers fully integrated steel and general cargo logistics services out of Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Laredo, Dallas, Altamira, Tampico and Veracruz. Additionally, over the last couple of years, the company has expanded to provide covered storage and all related logistical requirements for cargo with truck yards in San Luis Potosi and Monterrey primarily for the steel industry.

In July, Schaefer Stevedoring marked 30 years of doing business at the Port of Brownsville. The company began in 1991 by Schaefer after purchasing the former company Philen Shipping Company.

“Schaefer Stevedoring has enjoyed a great degree of success due to the hard work of a lot of good people, some fortune and first-class personalized service,” said Schaefer.