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Brownsville Navigation District Elects Board

John Reed (photo Port of Brownsville)

John Reed has unanimously been elected to serve as chairman of the Brownsville Navigation District. Reed has served as chairman prior from 2010-2012. His new appointment is also for two years. He continues to serve alongside BND Vice Chairman Sergio Tito Lopez and Secretary Ralph Cowen. Both men were also unanimously elected to the serve as part of the executive board. Local businessman Esteban Guerra also was sworn in as…

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Deal Advances $1.6 Billion Port Steel Mill

Big River Steel was the first to have a steel mill to achieve the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. The Brownsville Navigation District Board of Commissioners recently signed an option agreement to lease for the company to build another LEED-certified plant at the Port of Brownsville. (photo Big River Steel)

On Tuesday, the Brownsville Navigation District Board of Commissioners signed an option agreement for Big River Steel LLC to build a $1.6 billion plant at the Port of Brownsville. The agreement covers up to 800 acres of property. This will enable the steel-maker to develop a LEED-certified steel manufacturing plant, as well as storage and a distribution facility.  “This is good news for Brownsville and the result of hard work by many…

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Coast Guard Supports Texas LNG

Rendering of Texas LNG’s planned liquefaction terminal at the Port of Brownsville.

The United States Coast Guard found the Brownsville Ship Channel to be suitable for marine traffic resulting from Texas LNG’s planned liquefaction terminal at the Port of Brownsville. In a letter of recommendation issued Feb. 26, the Coast Guard concluded that the waterway is suitable to handle current and anticipated incremental traffic from the Texas LNG proposed facility. The Houston-based company plans to construct an LNG export facility on a…

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Standing on the Brink of Boom

Big economic news is expected to break in April with an announcement that will mark the latest industrial success story for Cameron County, further setting the stage for an unprecedented economic boom for this southernmost county in Texas.   “We are on the cusp of some great things,” said Gilbert Salinas, director of the Greater Brownsville Incentives Corp. “And it’s no accident. This has been a 10-year body of work…

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Port of Brownsville Celebrates Banner Year

Port of Brownsville CEO Eduardo Campirano

About 250 people attended the Port of Brownsville’s annual State of the Port event to celebrate continued growth and look forward to opportunities that may be just around the corner. “2017 was indeed a banner year,” said Brownsville Navigation District Vice Chairman John Reed. “And 2018 could become a turning point for the port and for South Texas.” Reed was the lead speaker at the Thursday luncheon in Brownsville. He…

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Ship Sets Record at Port of Brownsville

The Nordic Pollux is the longest and widest ship to call on the Port of Brownsville to date. (photo Port of Brownsville)

Port of Brownsville set a record Jan. 31 when it received the M/V Nordic Pollux, the longest and widest cargo vessel to call on the port to date. The oil tanker made its way from Philadelphia to Brownsville, where it loaded approximately 150,000 barrels of heavy naphtha. Moving the ship into port took an experienced harbor pilot and three Signet Maritime tugboats. The team worked together to precisely maneuver the vessel…

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International Shipbreaking Receives Award

Recyclers honored with Port of Brownsville Inaugural Chairman’s Award International Shipbreaking Ltd. is the recipient of the Port of Brownsville‘s Chairman’s Award. The inaugural award recognizes the company’s commitment to community, economic development and representation of the port to trading partners around the world. The Chairman’s Award will be an annual award to highlight the achievements of port tenants in the areas of business growth, leadership, job creation, customer service,…

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Port of Brownsville Ranks in Imports

Foreign Trade Zone ranks second in United States Foreign Trade Zone No. 62 at the Port of Brownsville ranks second in the nation for the value of exports during 2016. This is according to the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Board’s annual report to Congress released Nov. 16. Dorchester County, SC, and Miami-Dade County, Fla., are ranked first and third, respectively. The port’s FTZ reported more than $2.8 billion in exported goods…

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GFOA Recognizes Port of Brownsville

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Financial reporting goes beyond requirements The Brownsville Navigation District has received the highest form of recognition for governmental accounting and financial reporting for its 2016 comprehensive annual financial report. This is the sixth consecutive year the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada has recognized the port for its excellence in financial reporting. “The Brownsville Navigation District financial team is committed to full financial transparency, as are…

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Port of Brownsville Recognizing Drivers

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Sept. 10-16 The Port of Brownsville is in the midst of a week-long recognition of professional truck drivers. During National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Sept. 10-16, truck drivers entering the port are receiving tokens of appreciation from International Shipbreaking Ltd., Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority and the port. “This year, the Port of Brownsville is on track to see almost 90,000 truck movements,” said John…

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