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
jmontero@portofbrownsville.com
Office: 956.838.7006 Mobile: 956.525.2067

Recent News

Category: News
Port Directory Feature: Trade with Mexico

The Port of Brownsville’s proximity to Mexico, Latin America’s second-largest economy, uniquely positions the port as the nation’s key transshipment gateway …

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Growing Forward: Establishing Financial Excellence

Editor’s Note: This article is featured in the new edition of the Port of Brownsville Directory.

 
With operating revenue records in five of …

Category: Press Releases
Port of Brownsville Honors 32 High School Graduates with $1,000 Scholarships

 Port Launches Scholarship Program to Help Deserving Students and Families Across the Greater Brownsville Area

BROWNSVILLE, Texas, May 28, 2020 – Thirty-two local high school …

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When the Bell Rings: Honoring U.S. Merchant Mariners

By John Reed/Brownsville Navigation District Chairman

This Memorial Day, as we rightfully honor the military men and women who gave their lives winning and …

Category: Press Releases
Port of Brownsville Excels Amid Challenging World Markets

Prudent Stewardship Allows Brownsville to Weather Economic Uncertainty While Remaining Competitive for Continued Job Creation and Development

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – May 15, 2020 – The Port of …

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84 Years Strong: Port Observes Anniversary

On May 16, 2020, the Port of Brownsville observes its 84th anniversary.
Opened in 1936 to the excitement of thousands of local residents, the Port …

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Port of Brownsville’s Foreign Trade Zone Drives Record-Setting $9 Billion of Combined Import and Export Value

FTZ No. 62 continues to power economic progress in the Rio Grande Valley and bring value to the Port of Brownsville
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (May 5 …

Category: News, Press Releases
Commemorating the Fifth Annual Western Hemisphere Ports Day

BY JOHN REED, CHAIRMAN, BROWNSVILLE NAVIGATION DISTRICT

April 5th marks the fifth annual Western Hemisphere Ports Day, which recognizes the port industry’s key role …

Category: News, Press Releases
COVID-19 Update – Port of Brownsville Remains in Service

Dear Colleagues and Business Partners,

In recent weeks, governments at the local, state and federal level have taken specific actions to curb and limit the …

Category: Press Releases
Brownsville Navigation District Defers Elections to Safeguard Community Against Coronavirus

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – March 27, 2020 – In a special telephonic public meeting today, the Brownsville Navigation District (BND) unanimously approved the deferral of the previously scheduled …

Category: Press Releases
Brownsville Navigation District Considers Postponing May 2nd Election to Safeguard Community Against Coronavirus

Special Telephonic Meeting Scheduled for 12 p.m. Friday, March 27

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — Tuesday, March 24, 2020 —The Brownsville Navigation District (BND) will consider postponing …

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Mensaje a Nuestra Comunidad Sobre el COVID-19

17 de marzo de 2020

Conscientes de la situación de salud actual por la propagación del COVID-19, el Puerto de Brownsville se …

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An Advisory to Our Community Regarding COVID-19

April 6, 2020

Dear Colleagues and Business Partners,

In recent weeks, governments at the local, state and federal level have taken specific actions to curb …

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GFOA Recognizes Port of Brownsville for Excellence in Financial Reporting

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — For the eighth consecutive year, the Brownsville Navigation District Finance Department earned the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the …

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Heavy Lifters Hit the Port

Two new mobile harbor cranes arrived Thursday, January 16, 2020 at the Port of Brownsville.

The cranes were purchased to increase the port’s on …

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