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
Port of Brownsville’s infrastructure development will strengthen its position

By MANIK MEHTA/American Journal of Transportation

Article published September 11, 2017


Port of Brownsville, located on the U.S.-Mexican border, is embarking …

Category: News, Press Releases
Port of Brownsville to Recognize Drivers during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Sept. 10-16

BROWNSVILLE, Texas—The Port of Brownsville, along with the entire U.S. trucking industry, is beginning a weeklong recognition of professional truck drivers who deliver …

Category: Press Releases
Port of Brownsville Signs MOU with Mission EDC for Regional Economic Development

BROWNSVILLE, Texas—In its ongoing commitment to job creation and regional economic growth, the Brownsville Navigation District (BND) Board of Commissioners entered into Memorandum of …

Category: News
Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Increase

The Brownsville Navigation District of Cameron County, Texas, will hold two public hearings on a proposal to increase total tax revenue from properties on the …

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Port of Brownsville Debuts New Directory

The Port of Brownsville launched its newest marketing and communications tool, the 2017 Port of Brownsville Directory, a comprehensive annual guide featuring in-depth articles …

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Maritime Security Exercise Conducted at Port of Brownsville

The United States Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi, alongside the Port of Brownsville and other federal, state and local agencies, conducted an Area Maritime Security …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …