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Celebrating National Truck Driver Appreciation Week
By Esteban Guerra, Brownsville Navigation District Chairman Dear friends of the Port of Brownsville, it is my honor to invite our communities to join the Brownsville Navigation District as we proudly celebrate
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International Trade Booming at the Port of Brownsville:  Foreign Trade Zone No. 62 Reclaims Number 2 Ranking in the U.S. for the Value of Exports
  Foreign Trade Zone No. 62 (FTZ) at the Port of Brownsville recorded an increase of 28% for the total value of exports in 2021, surpassing the $5 billion mark for
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Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Increase
A tax rate of $0.029658 per $100 valuation has been proposed by the governing body of BROWNSVILLE NAVIGATION DISTRICT. PROPOSED TAX RATE                   
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BRG Completes Phase One of Palo Alto Yard Expansion
The Brownsville and Rio Grande International Railway (BRG) recently completed the first phase of the expansion of the Palo Alto Yard at the Port of Brownsville. The upgrade includes the addition of
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Pasha Hawaii Announces Delivery of LNG-Fueled MV George III at Keppel AmFELS
BROWNSVILLE – July 28, 2022 –  Hawaii-based Pasha Hawaii, together with Texas-based Keppel AmFELS, proudly announced the delivery of the MV George III, the first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) powered
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Port of Brownsville Announces New Police Chief
BROWNSVILLE – July 13, 2022 – The Port of Brownsville announces William G. Dietrich as the new Chief of Police for the port’s Police and Security Department, effective July 11, 2022. Dietrich
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Port Police Chief Garcia Retires After 10 Years of Service
BROWNSVILLE – July 11, 2022 – After 10 years of service, Police Chief Carlos L. Garcia is retiring from the Port of Brownsville effective July 8, 2022. William Dietrich,
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Brazos Island Harbor Channel Improvement Project Signing Ceremony Propels Port Forward
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – July 6, 2022 – The Brownsville Navigation District and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) today, signed a joint agreement for Phase 2 of the Brazos Island
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America's Premier Ship Recycling Port
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – June 6, 2022 – When it comes to the ship recycling industry, the Port of Brownsville is among the most trusted in the nation. Home to three
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'Great days': USS Kitty Hawk Veterans Bid Final Farewell
BY STEVE CLARK / The Brownsville Herald Article published Wednesday, June 1, 2022   To bring a supercarrier like the former USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) in through the jetties of the Brazos Santiago
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Port of Brownsville Honors High School Graduates with $1,000 Scholarships
BROWNSVILLE, Texas, May ­­­­23, 2022 – The Brownsville Navigation District (BND) proudly announces the recipients of the 2022 Port of Brownsville Scholarship, aimed at making a difference in the lives of local
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Esteban Guerra Named BND Commission Chairman
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – May 20, 2022 – Brownsville Navigation District (BND) Commissioner Esteban Guerra was unanimously appointed to serve as chairman of the BND Board of Commissioners during the board’s
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Growing to New Depths
Editor’s Note: This article is featured in the latest edition of the Port of Brownsville Directory. Click HERE to view directory or to request a copy. Arguably, the most valuable asset
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Keppel AmFELS Designated Texas Enterprise Zone
The Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Tourism (EDT) on Mar. 21,  announced the approval of a Texas Enterprise Zone project designation for an application submitted on behalf of Keppel
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ISL Completes First EU Ship Recycling Project in the U.S.
Recycler EMR Group announced on April 25 the completion of the first European Union ship recycled in the United States by International Shipbreaking Ltd (ISL). The project follows a $30 million
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