And just like the early years saw much progress, proving that the benefits of deepwater transportation justified the long challenge to build a port, the present also is proof that the best is yet to come for the Port of Brownsville and the Rio Grande Valley.
Based on that strong performance of 2016, the Brownsville Navigation District commissioners authorized a $28 million revenue bond to launch an aggressive capital improvement program. The principal project on schedule is the construction of the new Liquid Cargo Dock 6 and improvements to Liquid Cargo Dock 3. Construction for both projects will begin in early 2017.
There is no doubt that Commodore Cobolini’s dream of establishing a dynamic center of industrial, commercial, and shipping activity has proven to be a bold reality: The Port of Brownsville, the port that works.