Vol. 6, No. 1, June 2021
Sunoco's greenfield terminal, with 560,000 barrels of storage at the Port of Brownsville, will provide supply flexibility to the company’s existing fuel distribution business in South Texas and Mexico.
Sunoco Expands Midstream Footprint 
New refined products terminal at Port of Brownsville to Serve Local and Mexican markets
Sunoco LP, one of the largest independent fuel distributors in the United States, announced May 6th the development of a refined products terminal at the Port of Brownsville.

The greenfield terminal, with 560,000 barrels of storage, will provide supply flexibility to the company’s existing fuel distribution business in South Texas. The site at the port will also facilitate Sunoco’s efforts to sell into the growing fuels export market to Mexico.

The Port of Brownsville is one of the largest exporters of refined petroleum products to Mexico and is currently expanding its liquid storage capacity to meet the demand of the Mexican market. Combined estimates place the port’s storage capacity at 7.1 million barrels.

Sunoco expects the terminal to be in service by the second quarter of 2022 with a total investment of approximately $55 million of which approximately $40 million will be invested in 2021.
Port Honors High School Graduates with $1,000 Scholarships
The Brownsville Navigation District (BND) proudly announces the recipients of the 2021 Port of Brownsville Scholarship program, aimed at helping deserving students pursue a higher education and career dreams.

Thirty-two local high school graduating seniors will receive $1,000 scholarships to help them continue their education. The scholarship winners – selected for their academic performance, community involvement, extracurricular activities, and work experience, as well as for essays penned as part of their applications – attend 16 public and private high schools in the Brownsville and Los Fresnos area. The selected students will receive their scholarships when they enroll in college or technical school.
ICYMI: A Special Message for National Maritime Day
By BND Chairman Sergio Tito Lopez

As Memorial Day approaches and signifies our national remembrance of our military heroes, let us not forget Saturday, May 22nd
as another special and somber day at the Port of Brownsville. Sometimes overlooked, National Maritime Day is our annual remembrance to honor the sacrifices of thousands of U.S. merchant mariners who gave their lives serving our country at sea, as well as to recognize the service of merchant mariners today and throughout our history.
The USS Bonhomme Richard, a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship from the U.S. Navy, arrived at the Port of Brownsville on May 31, 2021. International Shipbreaking Ltd. will carryout the remediation and recycling of the ship.
USS Bonhomme Richard Arrives at the Port
The USS Bonhomme Richard on May 31 completed her final journey to International Shipbreaking Ltd.’s facility at the Port of Brownsville where she will be recycled.
The ship was decommissioned at Naval Base San Diego on April 14, 2021, after an explosion and fire on July 12, 2020.
The Bonhomme Richard served as the foundation of Amphibious Ready Groups or Expeditionary Strike Groups for the U.S. Navy.

In Operation Iraqi Freedom, the ship supported over 500 combat launches and 800 sorties, as well as expended more than 175,000 lbs. of ordnance.
New Developments, Trends Highlighted In May
In May, Port Director & CEO Eduardo A. Campirano participated in a series of webinars and interviews to provide an update on the diverse industries at the Port of Brownsville. Click on the links below to catch up with the latest from the Port of Brownsville.

Statewide Workforce Strategy Series: EDO Partnership Meeting The Texas Economic Development Corporation and Texas Workforce Commission held a virtual webinar to discuss workforce strategy in Texas.

JOC Webinar: Mexico Trade and Shipping Outlook This webcast provides an in-depth analysis of ocean and cross-border freight trends, major port and intermodal investments, and cross border trade trends.

KURV Port Talk Update Radio update on the ship recycling industry in deep South Texas.

Update on sea ports, covering the subjects of new
container services, expansions and improvements of port
infrastructure, and multi-modal solution to serve the
North American supply chain.
Port of Brownsville Police Chief Carlos Garcia led the National Police Week Memorial on May 14, at the Port of Brownsville Police Command Center.
Memorial Honors National Police Week
On May 14, the Port of Brownsville Police and Security Department led by Chief of Police Carlos L. Garcia, held a memorial ceremony in honor of National Police Week, celebrated May 9-15.

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.

Members of the Brownsville Navigation District Board of Commissioners participated in the service joined by City of Brownsville Police Chief Felix Sauceda, port police officers and staff.


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BND Board Meeting
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BND Board Meeting
TPA Names Phelan Port Person of the Year
The Texas Ports Association (TPA) honored Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan as its 2021 Port Person of the Year at the State Capitol in Austin during the 87th Texas Legislative Session.

Each year, TPA honors individuals for their work and support of Texas ports. Phyllis Saathoff, TPA President and Port Freeport Executive Director/CEO, presented Speaker Phelan with the award along with directors representing the ports of Beaumont, Galveston, Orange, Palacios, Port Arthur, and the Sabine Neches Navigation District.
Port Preps for 2021 Hurricane Season
The Port of Brownsville has made preparations for the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, which begins June 1 through Nov. 30. 
In preparation, port staff has participated in seasonal alert meetings and reviewed and updated its hurricane preparedness plan.
During this time, the Port of Brownsville operates under the U.S. Coast Guard’s Port Hurricane Condition IV, with all emergency equipment inspected and personnel prepared for severe weather events.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has predicted the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season will be "above-normal" with 13 to 20 named storms of which 6 to 10 could become hurricanes. NOAA provides these ranges with a 70 percent confidence.
Texas Trade & FDI
As the nation’s leader in exports and a top destination for foreign direct investment, Texas is an epicenter for global business and trade.

The Texas Economic Development published a new fact sheet featuring the state's impressive statistics.
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