In June Signet Maritime celebrated 21 years of tugboat operations at the Port of Brownsville.
The company’s full-service navigation center at the Brownsville ship channel provides ship, barge and rig movements as well as harbor tugboat operations since 1998. The Brownsville fleet includes three tugboats, the Signet Defender, Signet Ranger and the Signet Magic. These high-powered tugs assist ships and barges, often more than ten times their size, navigate through the 17-mile long ship channel.
The port’s intermodal expansion and continued growth have led to a higher demand for Signet’s services.
"As the years go by, we are starting to have bigger ships and bigger barges, oil rigs and new demand for more power," said Ida Treviño, Signet Maritime Operations Manager. Treviño has worked with the company since its inception at the Port of Brownsville.