Vol. 4, No. 10, March 2020
A giant windmill blade is carefully moved from a port dock to an RGV construction site. The Port of Brownsville's momentum in the energy sector continues to grow as 2020 is expected to be a record year for wind project cargo.
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Over the last few years, wind turbines have become a major part of Brownsville’s business. 
"This is going to be our best year ever," said Steve Tyndal, senior director of marketing at the Port of Brownsville.

The port has three times the number of projects on the books this year than last — going from four to 12, each of which can include anywhere between 40 and 70 turbines. 
Brownsville isn’t the only port tapping into the wind market. On the east coast of Texas alone, the ports of Houston, Galveston and Corpus Christi import wind components.
Yet the growing market has opened new business opportunities to ports that are up for the challenge. 

"We’ve been able to grow with the industry," said Eduardo Campirano, port director and CEO at Brownsville. "The port’s reputation to be able to handle this, to store this and make it work, has resulted in more business coming our way."
National Energy Leader Joins Chairman Reed for State of the Port Address
Brownsville Navigation District Chairman John Reed will lead the State of the Port Address event expected to draw 250 port stakeholders and Rio Grande Valley officials on March 24, 2020.

Barry Worthington, Executive Director of the United States Energy Association, will deliver the keynote address.

As an outspoken and leading voice in the energy industry, Worthington will provide a unique perspective in addressing the Port of Brownsville’s latest developments and outlook as it relates to the growing global energy demand. 

Worthington has served as executive director of USEA for 29 years. Before that, he was vice president of the Thomas Alva Edison Foundation and served in several capacities with Houston Lighting & Power, now CenterPoint Energy.
Ranking among the top U.S. steel ports, the Port of Brownsville moves more steel into Mexico than any other domestic competitor. In 2019, the port moved 3.2 million short tons of steel across the southern border.
Steel Business Solid at the Port
Brownsville Finalist for Port Provider of the Year Award
The Port of Brownsville is a finalist in the Port Provider of the Year category for Fastmarkets’ Global Awards for Steel Excellence, one of the most prestigious and recognizable awards program for the international steel industry.

According to Fastmarkets, the awards recognize world-class innovation and excellence in steel and related industries among companies throughout the steel supply chain and key partners to the industry. Firms that are finalists and winners have demonstrated best practices to achieve outstanding results. They embody best-in-class practices as measured by global standards.

Winners will be announced during the Global Awards for Steel Excellence event June 9th in New York City. 
Brownsville Navigation District Commissioners join Omar Khayum, CEO of Annova LNG, for the signing of Annova's lease agreement Feb. 19, at the Port of Brownsville.
DOE Approves Export LNG to non-FTA Nations
The U.S. Department of Energy announced Feb. 10, the authorization of three LNG companies to export U.S-sourced liquefied natural gas to any country with which the United States has not entered into a free trade agreement and with which trade is not prohibited by United States law or policy.

The decision marks a milestone for Annova LNG, Texas LNG and Rio Grande LNG, three companies poised to export natural gas from the Port of Brownsville.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission authorized the siting, construction, and operation of these export projects on November 21, 2019. 

Also on Feb. 13, NextDecade Corporation and Enbridge Inc. announced their entry into an agreement allowing Enbridge to acquire Rio Bravo Pipeline Company, LLC, from NextDecade.
Port Director and CEO Eduardo A. Campirano addresses attendees at the PortTalk Workshop on Feb. 12.
PortTalk Workshop
The Port of Brownsville hosted the South Texas PortTalk Workshop on Feb. 11 and 12, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD), the Texas Department of Transportation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Representatives from nine ports had the opportunity to take a tour of Keppel Amfels, and learned the importance of ship recycling from International Shipbreaking Limited.

The workshop featured information on available financial resources offered by TxDOT, DOT and MARAD.
The Port of Brownsville was a gold sponsor for the Mexico Steel Forum held in Monterrey, Mexico, in February.
Mexican Steel Forum 2020
The Mexican Steel Forum held in Monterrey, Mexico, brought together world-wide industry professionals to discuss current innovations in the steel industry, steel making and steel products.

The forum attracted more than 250 professionals and the port hosted an exhibit for customers and service providers.






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Legacy of Excellence
For the eighth consecutive year the Brownsville Navigation District Finance Department earned the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its 2019 comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).

The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.
Deputy Port Director Donna Eymard watches a miniature boat race match to announce the winner.
Hats Off to Sombrero Fest
Port of Brownsville staff joined thousands of visitors at the annual Sombrero Festival celebration at Washington Park in Brownsville.

The port took part in Sombrero Festival as a community outreach celebration to promote the port that works .

The port offered games and free subscriptions to the latest the Port Matters Newsletter.
A local running club proudly show off their Dock Dash medals.
Dock Dash 2020 A Winner
Local families and schools dashed to the Port of Brownsville on Mar. 7, for the annual Dock Dash 5K and 1-Mile run/walk along the Brownsville Ship Channel.

The fun run provided residents with the opportunity to get active and experience the sights of the Port of Brownsville.

The event also served as the mid-point weigh-in for the Challenge RGV Weight Loss competition.

The Port of Brownsville would like to thank its community partners including Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority, South Texas College, the Tip of Texas Family Outreach Center, the UT School of Public Health, the City of Brownsville and H-E-B for their support and making the event a success
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