Vol. 4, No. 6, November 2019
The Port of Brownsville plans to deepen its channel from 42 feet to 52 feet, 10 feet deeper.
Deep Thinking
Editor's Note: This article is featured in the latest edition of the Port of Brownsville Directory
Arguably, the most valuable asset of any port is the depth of its channel.
The depth of a port’s channel can be compared to the length of an airport’s runway. The longer the runway, the bigger the planes. The deeper the channel, the bigger the ships.
For example, with just one more inch of draft – or depth – a ship can carry 770,000 additional bushels of wheat valued at more than $60,000.

The Port of Brownsville plans to deepen its channel from 42 feet to 52 feet – 10 feet deeper! With that much additional draft, the cost savings for shipping goods across the Earth’s oceans reach an economy of scale far greater that those of the one-inch example. Which also means, more jobs to handle more cargo at the Port of Brownsville.
Port's Website Earns Gold Award
The Port of Brownsville was recognized in October with a 2019 Gold dotCOMM Award for design and content of its website www.portofbrownsville.com .

dotCOMM Awards is an international competition honoring excellence in web creativity and digital communication. This competition spotlights the role of creatives in the dynamic web that is transforming the marketing and communication of products and services.

The port’s website was honored in the category for government entities. The site, redesigned in 2017, features a cleaner and more visually impactful design, providing visitors greater detail and information about the port. It also features enhanced content for marketing, media relations and public information. The site also includes information about the Brownsville Navigation District Board of Commissioners, meeting agendas and minutes, and important contact information.

The dotCOMM Awards are administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, which consists of several thousand production, marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, and freelance professionals.
Patrol officer Julio Romo speaks at the BND Commissioners regular board meeting after being promoted to sergeant October 23.
Port PD Officer Promoted to Sergeant
The Port of Brownsville Police and Security Department has a new sergeant.

Patrol officer Julio Eduardo Romo was promoted to the rank of sergeant during the Brownsville Navigation District Commissioners regular board meeting held
October 23rd.

Romo was hired by the Port of Brownsville as a security guard in 2009. Upon graduating from Texas Southmost College's Police Academy, he was promoted to police officer in 2011. Romo oversees the Port PD's Boat Patrol Operations and Maintenance.
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CALENDAR
November 11
Veterans Day - Port offices closed

November 13-14

November 20
BND Board Meeting

November 28
Thanksgiving - Port offices closed Nov. 28-29

December 3
Port of Brownsville Customer Appreciation Luncheon

December 4
BND Board Meeting

December 7
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

December 18
BND Board Meeting

December 21
First Day of Winter

December 22
Hanukkah Begins

December 24
Christmas Eve - Port offices closed

December 25
Christmas Day - Port offices closed

December 31
New Year's Eve
Success at Breakbulk Conference
The Port of Brownsville participated in Breakbulk Americas 2019 conference held October 8-10 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.

Port staff met with key industry representatives from carriers, transloaders, terminal operators, among others, and successfully closed three windmill component projects that will be coming soon to Brownsville.

The annual event attracted more than 5,000 visitors and exhibitors, including specialized ocean carriers, freight forwarders, ports and terminals, and logistics providers.
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