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, Press Releases
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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Port of Brownsville Recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – June 6, 2022 – For the tenth consecutive year, the Brownsville Navigation District Finance Department earned the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial …

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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 …

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Port Observes National Maritime Day

The Brownsville Ship Channel at the Port of Brownsville is the lifeline connecting businesses with markets and shippers around the world thanks to the work …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Governor Abbott highlights Port of Brownsville as a key component of Texas' booming energy industry

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – April, 5, 2022 – Texas Governor Greg Abbott highlighted the Port of Brownsville as a key component of Texas’ booming energy industry and as …

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Commemorating Western Hemisphere Ports Day

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – April, 5, 2022 – Remaining open for business throughout a tumultuous time brought by a global pandemic and challenging world markets, the Port of …

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Port Channel Project Scores Major Funding

By Steve Clark/ The Brownsville Herald

The Port of Brownsville will receive $68 million through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers toward deepening the …