Tag Archives: Port of Brownsville

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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Port of Brownsville Signs MOU with Mission EDC

MEDC Board Vice President Jody Tittle, MEDC COO Daniel Silva, MEDC Board Secretary Richard Hernandez, Port Director & CEO Eduardo A. Campirano, MEDC CEO Alex Meade, MEDC Treasurer Linda Requenez, MEDC Board Member Catherine Garcia, and MEDC Board Member and Mission City Councilman Ruben Plata (photo Mission EDC)

MOU to Spur Regional Economic Development In order to collaborate on international trade opportunities with Mexico and other development projects, the Brownsville Navigation District Board of Commissioners and Mission Economic Development Corporation have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding. Both entities will now work to connect and grow business between the Mission Business Park and the Port of Brownsville. “The Port of Brownsville is one of the largest economic engines…

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Port Debuts New Marketing Tool

2017 Port of Brownsville Directory

Directory is comprehensive guide for potential clients The Port of Brownsville has launched its newest marketing and communications tool, the 2017 Port of Brownsville Directory, a comprehensive annual guide featuring in-depth articles, facts and details about the port and related industries. The full color, 82-page publication serves as a guide for prospective clients to learn more about the port’s role as a vital economic engine of the Rio Grande Valley.…

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From Warship to Scrap and Beyond

Old Ships Build the Future International Shipbreaking Ltd. CEO Chris Green moves among employees with ease, greeting them with waves, smiles and handshakes. Walking across the hangar deck of the aircraft carrier USS Independence, he stopped to talk with two workers. “How’s your boy doing?” he asked one man whose son had been experiencing health problems. “We have a group of really hard-working people around here,” Green said. “They are our greatest asset.” The USS Independence is the most…

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Port of Brownsville Supports Wetlands Restoration

Proposed and expanded Carl “Joe” Gayman channel

Agreement with Rio Grande LNG supports Major Bahia Grande Wetlands A provisional commitment has been reached by the Brownsville Navigation District Board of Commissioners and Rio Grande LNG towards the restoration and enhancement, as well as preservation of the Bahia Grande wetland complex. The commitment includes the expansion of a pilot channel into a permanent and enhanced source of tidal flow to the Bahia Grande. Accoding to a press release from…

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USS Independence Decommissioned in Brownsville

The decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Independence receives a tow through the Brownsville Ship Channel June 1, on her way to International Shipbreaking Ltd's yard at the Port of Brownsville.

Carrier dismantlement to construct new vessels The USS Independence arrived in the Port of Brownsville June 1, completing her final voyage. The decommissioned aircraft carrier will be dismantled by International Shipbreaking Ltd. The carrier will undergo a dismantling and recycling process, expected to take around a year and a half to complete. The process will generate about 160 jobs locally, says Robert Berry, vice president of ISL. “We recognize that…

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Urbanovsky Commissioned as Branch Pilot

Captain Christopher R. Urbanovsky

Brazos Santiago Pilots Association welcomes in May Captain Christopher R. Urbanovsky is a new Branch Pilot Captain for the Brazos Santiago Pilots Association. The announcement was made May 3 at the Brownsville Navigation District’s Pilot Board meeting. The Brazos Santiago Pilots Association is an organization of both federally licensed and state commissioned pilots. They are responsible for ensuring the safe transit of ships and vessels through the Brownsville Ship Channel. Captain…

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Keppel AmFELS to Build Hawaiian Vessels

LNG-fueled containerships in deal Keppel AmFELS in Brownsville will build two new LNG fueled containerships for Pasha Hawaii. The Honolulu-based based company is in the process of finalizing contract specifications. This may also include an option to order two additional vessels. According to a press release from the Port of Brownsville, the new vessels operate fully on LNG, therefore reducing environmental impact and increasing fuel efficiency. Other energy-efficient components include a…

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