POSTED: Friday, January 25, 2013 - 9:34am
UPDATED: Friday, January 25, 2013 - 9:35am
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS (NEWS CENTER 23) — According to the Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) Annual Report, the Port of Brownsville ranked Number 4 of the Top 25 Foreign Trade Zones in the nation and Number 2 in Texas. The Port exported commodities valued over $750 million. The top three commodities moved were petroleum products, steel, and lubricating oils. The 2011 Annual FTZ report can be accessed through the NAFTZ Association and the FTZ Board (www.ia.ita.doc.gov/ftzpage ).
The Port of Brownsville is the Grantee for Foreign Trade Zone No. 62 and offers sites at the Port of Brownsville, Brownsville-South Padre Island International Airport, Harlingen Industrial Park and Airpark, NAFTA Industrial Park and FINSA Industrial Park at Los Indios. Zone status is available to any of the Port’s properties.
Port Director and CEO Eduardo A. Campirano stated “It’s gratifying to see Texas as the number one state in Foreign Trade Zone activity and that the Port of Brownsville is leading Texas ports in FTZ export activity. FTZ designation is just another tool we can utilize to attract more industry and manufacturing to our area.”
The Port of Brownsville is a leading in-transit port and major importer of steel in the United States. The Port is guided by its vision to create quality jobs, attract private and public investment, increase its cargo handling capacity and promote the common good of the region by strategic economic development of its land holdings.