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

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Port of Brownsville Then & Now 85th Anniversary Series

BROWNSVILLE, Texas, June 25, 2021 – On May 16th, 2021, the Port of Brownsville turned 85 years young. To commemorate our anniversary, we’ve opened up …

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Sunoco Expands Midstream Footprint

New refined products terminal at Port of Brownsville to Serve Local and Mexican markets
BROWNSVILLE, Texas, Jun 1, 2021 – Sunoco LP, one of the largest …

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Port of Brownsville Honors High School Graduates with $1,000 Scholarships

BROWNSVILLE, Texas, May 28, 2021 – The Brownsville Navigation District (BND) proudly announces the recipients of the 2021 Port of Brownsville Scholarship program, aimed at helping …

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In Peace and War: A Special Message for National Maritime Day

By BND Chairman Sergio Tito Lopez
As Memorial Day approaches and signifies our national remembrance of our military heroes, let us not forget Saturday, May …

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Texas Ports Association Honors Texas House Speaker Phelan as 2021 Port Person of the Year


AUSTIN, Texas – May 18, 2021 – The Texas Ports Association (TPA) honored Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan as its 2021 Port Person of the Year …

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SteelCoast's Growing Momentum Delivers Gains

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — May 3, 2021 — Despite industry challenges faced in 2020, SteelCoast, LLC, a preeminent reclamation, remediation, and recycling facility at the Port of Brownsville …

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Tidal Channel Into Bahia Grande Closed Until Fall For $5 Million Ecological Restoration

Widening Channel From 34 to 250 Feet Offers 13x Increase in Tidal Exchange, Restoring Wildlife Diversity for Future Generations

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – April 29, 2021 – The …

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Deputy Port Director Donna Eymard Retires

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — April 6, 20201 — The Port of Brownsville held a retirement celebration honoring Deputy Port Director Donna Eymard on April 1, 2021. Eymard announced …

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Success for Our Communities in the Face of a Challenging Year

By Sergio Tito Lopez

Chairman, Brownsville Navigation District

2020 proved to be an extremely difficult year for many people.

Last year we saw the rise …

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STATE OF THE PORT: Port of Brownsville Proves Resilient Amid Economic Challenges

Navigation District Registers Record-Setting FY 2020 for Operating Revenues; Cargo Movement Remains Steady

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – April 1, 2021 – The Port of Brownsville proved resilient …

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Port of Brownsville Reschedules 85th Anniversary Celebration

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – March 23, 2021 – The Port of Brownsville is rescheduling its 85th anniversary celebration – traditionally held in May – to Saturday, Oct. 23rd, given the …

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Port of Brownsville Revenue Bonds Maintain A2 Moody’s Rating

Port’s “competitive position for cross border trade” and “strong financial position” Key Factors in Retaining High Rating

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – March 19, 2021 – Moody’s …

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Port of Brownsville Update on KURV’s Radio Show

Port of Brownsville Director and CEO Eduardo A. Campirano was a guest on KURV’s radio show “The Valley’s Morning News” with Sergio Sanchez …

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International Shipbreaking Gains EU Ship Recycling Accreditation

International Shipbreaking, part of the world-leading recycler EMR Metal Recycling, has gained EU Ship Recycling Regulation (EU SSR) accreditation for its site at the …

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Progress Report: South Port Connector Road

BROWNSVILLE, TX (March 1, 2021) — The South Port Connector Road project, which began August 2020, is currently 30 percent complete.

The 1.9-mile long …