POSTED: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 11:54am
UPDATED: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 7:55am
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — According to the 2012 74th Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) Annual Report, the Port of Brownsville ranked number 1 of the Top 25 Foreign Trade Zone Exports in the United States and the State of Texas leading the way by ranking number 1 in exports to foreign countries.
The Port exported commodities valued over three billion dollars. The top commodities moved were offshore exploration and production platforms, petroleum products, metals, and steel. The 2012 74th 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 “The Port of Brownsville continues to grow as an international leader in world trade. Our ranking as the number one FTZ and Port in the nation is very important to our role as the most significant logistics center in the region.”
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.