Media Relations

As a public entity, the Port of Brownsville, its tenants, users, activities and economic impacts are often of interest to the general public and the maritime industry. It is the intent and responsibility of the port’s communications staff to provide timely, orderly and factual information to the news media. In an effort to expedite responses from inquiries by the news media, contact the following authorized port spokespersons:

Jorge I. Montero, Director of Communications
Office: 956.838.7006 Mobile: 956.525.2067

Recent News

Category: News
Gulf Shrimp Season Under Way

The Texas Shrimp Association kicked off this year’s Gulf shrimp season with the traditional Blessing of the Fleet on July 10, at the Port …

Category: News
Change of Command at USCG Station SPI

The United States Coast Guard Station South Padre Island hosted a Change of Command ceremony June 28. Lt. Cmdr. Michael Bell released command of the …

Category: Press Releases
Port of Brownsville Approves Agreement with Rio Grande LNG in Support of Major Bahia Grande Wetlands Restoration Project

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — The Brownsville Navigation District (“BND”) Board of Commissioners announced today a provisional commitment by Rio Grande LNG, LLC (“Rio Grande LNG”) towards the …

Category: News
Port of Brownsville gains ally for growth

BY FRANK GARZA/The Brownsville Herald

Article published June 12, 2017


BROWNSVILLE – The Port of Brownsville received welcome news after the 85th legislative session …

Category: News
Port of Brownsville sees stability despite politics

BY GRACE LAVIGNE / American Metal Market

Article published June 6, 2017


NEW YORK — The Texas port of Brownsville’s steel volumes are expected to …

Category: News
USS Independence Arrives at Port of Brownsville

BROWNSVILLE – The USS Independence completed its final voyage of 16,000 miles after arriving at the Port of Brownsville Thursday, June 1, 2017. However, the …

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Keppel AmFELS to Build LNG Fueled Containerships

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Honolulu-based Pasha Hawaii selected Keppel AmFELS for the construction of two new LNG fueled containerships, with an option to order two additional …

Category: News
Port of Brownsville Supports Local Renewable Energy Project

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The Port of Brownsville played an important logistical role in Acciona Energy’s continued expansion in the US.

The company, a global operator …

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LEED-certified steel mill facility at Port would supply auto industry

BY STEVE CLARK/ The Brownsville Herald

Article published May 3, 2017


BROWNSVILLE – The Port of Brownsville is closer than it’s ever been to …

Category: News
SteelCoast completes acquisition of Esco’s former assets

BY STEVE CLARK/The Brownsville Herald

Article published May 3, 2017


BROWNSVILLE – More than two years after shutting down operations, the former Esco Marine …

Category: Press Releases
West Plains Receives First Unit Train of Grain at Port of Brownsville

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – West Plains LLC received its first grain of the season April 25th at the Port of Brownsville with the arrival of 109 rail …

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Texas LNG Selects Engineering Firms to Build Plant

Texas LNG contracted Samsung Engineering and KBR, Inc. to design and build its LNG export facility proposed at the Port of Brownsville.

Samsung Engineering and …

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Bill Aiming to Fund Texas Ports Clears Senate Committee

A bill creating a fund supporting future improvements to ship channels in Texas is heading to the full Senate for consideration.

Senate Bill 28, filed …

Category: News, Press Releases
CSC Sugar Begins Operations at the Port of Brownsville

BROWNSVILLE – CSC Sugar began its new packaging and distribution operations at the Port of Brownsville March 22, 2017.

Key to the company’s expansion to …

Category: News, Press Releases
Port of Brownsville Launches New Website

The Port of Brownsville launched its redesigned website at on February 7, 2017.

The new website is an improvement from the previous …