America's Premier
Ship Recycling Port

When it comes to the ship recycling industry, the Port of Brownsville is among the most trusted in the nation.

Home to three major ship recycling facilities, All Star Metals, International Shipbreaking Ltd./EMR, and SteelCoast, these companies capture over 85 percent of the U.S. Navy and MARAD ship recycling business.
Each of these experienced and safety-driven recycling companies continue to win a steady stream of major recycling contracts from the U.S. Government.

Throughout the second quarter of this year, ship recycling projects at the port have continued. In early April, All Star Metals received two U.S. Navy Austin-class amphibious transport docks – the USS Nashville and USS Ponce – for recycling. SteelCoast on June 3 announced the completion of the recycling of the USS Petersburg, three months ahead of schedule and without a safety incident.

Hundreds of people stood along the shoreline of South Padre Island on May 31, to behold the arrival of the USS Kitty Hawk, the sixth US Navy Aircraft Carrier to arrive at the port for recycling. ISL won the Navy contract and responsibility to recycle the Kitty Hawk, representing the fourth carrier it recycles.