Headquartered at the port, Schaefer Stevedoring is an international stevedoring company providing shipping services within the maritime and port logistics industries of the United States and Mexico. The family-owned company currently employs 85 staff members at its Brownsville headquarters.
Strengthening their networks on both sides of the border, 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 was founded in 1991 by Ken Schaefer after he purchased 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.
The Chairman’s Award is an annual award highlighting the achievements of port tenants in the areas of business growth, leadership, job creation, customer service, innovation, safety, and community involvement.
About the Port of Brownsville
The Port of Brownsville is the only deepwater seaport directly on the U.S.-Mexico border, and the largest land-owning public port authority in the nation with 40,000 acres of land. It transships more steel into Mexico than any other U.S. port. With many projects currently in the works, the Port of Brownsville is transforming the Rio Grande Valley by creating positive investment opportunities and new good paying jobs.