BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Business is booming at the Port of Brownsville. The port set new records in tonnage and operating revenue in 2018 and the numbers for 2019 are looking even stronger. More than 11-million tons of cargo moved through the port last year. $24 million worth. That's more than a six-percent increase in cargo from 2017. Due to its unique location and proximity to key markets the port remains a critical gateway for steel products entering Mexico.