Our Advantage

The Port of Brownsville owns approximately 40,000 acres (16,187 hectares) of land available for development. Developed and undeveloped sites are available for cargo facilities, industrial sites, expansion, relocation, manufacturing, greenfield projects, and more.

  • Approximately 40,000 acres of land
  • 1+ million sq. ft. covered storage
  • 3+ million sq. ft. open storage
  • 13 cargo docks
  • 6 liquid cargo docks

Terminal Facilities



The Brownsville Ship Channel has a current design depth of 42 feet. The Turning Basin, has a current design depth of 36.5 feet and a width of 1,200 feet. The Port of Brownsville has received full congressional authorization to deepen its channel to 52 feet.

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 feet
Authorized depth
of ship channel


The Port of Brownsville offers multiple modes of transportation which include ocean-going vessels, all major U.S. and Mexican truck lines, rail service, barge service via the U.S. Intracoastal and Inland Waterway System, short-sea shipping via the M-10 Marine Highway, pipeline access to U.S. and Mexican terminals, and air freight service at the Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport.

Real Estate Info

The Port of Brownsville is the southernmost port in Texas at the western terminus of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway System. The port, a man-made basin 4,200 feet long and varying in width from 400 feet to 1,200 feet, is three miles north of the Rio Grande River and the Mexican border, five miles east of the city of Brownsville and seven miles from the West Rail International Bridge crossing. The port is connected to the Gulf of Mexico by a 17-mile-long ship channel.

If you have real estate questions, please call (956) 831-4592 or Fax: (956) 831-5006

Port of Brownsville Lease Application

Please submit the Lease Application Form to novalle@portofbrownsville.com