“The Port of Brownsville has arrived, and we’ve been here for a while. We’re starting to see the incremental impact that continued growth has had in the region, our community, and the whole state of Texas,” said Port Director and CEO Eduardo A. Campirano. “We are proud of this accomplishment, and thankful to our business partners that have helped us reach these metrics.”

This upward trend is reflected in the unaudited cargo volumes for 2022, as the 9.9 million tons of waterborne cargo accounted for more than half of the 15.2 million tons of overall cargo transported at the port this past year.

Strategically positioned at the crossroads of major shipping lanes that connect the United States to Mexico and beyond, the port serves as a critical gateway for international trade.

Currently the port’s 42-foot deepwater ship channel and cargo-handling facilities allow it to accommodate a wide variety of vessels and cargoes, including containerized cargo, bulk commodities, and heavy-lift project cargo.

Additionally, the port handles a variety of commodities including steel, wind energy components, and liquid bulk products. The port’s plan to deepen the channel to 52 feet will propel the port further in the global marketplace, allowing it to handle larger vessels and increasing cargo volumes.