Port of Brownsville Inaugural Chairman’s Award Presented to International Shipbreaking Ltd.

BROWNSVILLE, Texas—The Port of Brownsville today presented International Shipbreaking Ltd. (ISL) with its inaugural Chairman’s Award in recognition of the company’s outstanding commitment to community, economic development, and representation of the port to trading partners around the world.

The Chairman’s Award will be an annual award to highlight the achievements of port tenants in the areas of business growth, leadership, job creation, customer service, innovation, safety, and community involvement.

“The Port of Brownsville succeeds when its tenants and users succeed,” said Brownsville Navigation Chairman John Wood. “The Chairman’s Award is an expression of appreciation and support for the efforts that our tenants put forth to make the port the leading economic engine of the Rio Grande Valley.”

Chairman Wood continued, “ISL demonstrates a strong sense of purpose in every aspect of its business and exhibits true leadership using best practices of good corporate governance and creating a culture of high integrity.”

International Shipbreaking Ltd. is a subsidiary of EMR Group providing dismantling and recycling services for the U.S. Navy and commercial ships, drilling rigs, and other equipment. The company has operated at the Port of Brownsville since 1995 and employs more than 250.

“Receiving the Port of Brownsville Chairman’s Award is a tremendous honor for me and all of our employees,” said Chris Green, President of International Shipbreaking Ltd. “ISL and the EMR Group started with a vision for the Port of Brownsville ship recycling industry, and implementation of this vision has allowed us to provide a stable career for our employees and development of our site into the best marine recycling facility in the world.”

“We have just begun to implement our vision and will continue to raise the bar in this industry with regards to safety, environmental compliance and community involvement,” he added.

The Chairman’s Award was presented to ISL at the Port of Brownsville’s annual customer appreciation luncheon, Dec. 5.


Brownsville Navigation District Chairman John Wood (fourth from left) presents the Chairman’s Award to ISL President Chris Green (center) and the ISL management team.