The nation’s only deepwater seaport located on the U.S.-Mexico border, the Port of Brownsville, held a groundbreaking ceremony recently for its latest...
The Port That Works
The Port of Brownsville is the only deep-water seaport directly on the U.S./ Mexico border. Opened in 1936, at the southernmost tip of Texas and connected to the Gulf of Mexico by a 17-mile-long ship channel, the Port of Brownsville also is the largest land-owning public port authority in the nation, with approximately 40,000 acres.
As a bulk and breakbulk commodity port, the Port of Brownsville has developed a versatile marine terminal operation for both liquid and dry bulk cargoes. Petroleum-based products like lubricants, premium gasoline, low sulfur diesel and heavy naphtha, steel bulk materials, ores, scrap, sand, cement, aggregates, grains, wind energy and space industry components are some of the many commodities moving through the port.