About the port

The Port of Brownsville is a deepwater seaport in Brownsville, at the southernmost tip of Texas. Opened in 1936, the port is connected to the Gulf of Mexico by a 17-mile-long ship channel. With approximately 40,000 acres, the Port of Brownsville is also the largest land-owning public port authority in the nation.

acres of land

1+ million sq. ft.
covered storage
3+ million sq. ft.
open storage

51,000 jobs
$3 billion
annual state
economic activity

Foreign Trade Zone      No. 62 Top 3
in the U.S.

6 liquid cargo docks
13 cargo docks

42 ft.
Authorized depth
of ship channel*     *Congressional authorization to deepen to 52 ft.

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Port of Brownsville, Texas

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Foreign Trade Zone No. 62

The Port of Brownsville is the grantee for Foreign Trade Zone No. 62 and offers sites at the port, Brownsville-South Padre Island International Airport, Valley International Airport, Harlingen Industrial Park and Airpark, NAFTA Industrial Park and FINSA Industrial Park at Los Indios. Zone status is available at any of the port’s properties. FTZ No. 62 is ranked in the top three FTZs in the United States for the value of exported cargo.

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