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New Brownsville Port Tenant Centurion Terminals Breaks Ground on Processing and Storage Facility

A new Port of Brownsville tenant, Centurion Terminals, broke ground last month for a terminal that is expected to generate more than 500 jobs while under construction and create 35 permanent jobs when fully operational in the third quarter of 2016.

Centurion Terminals, LLC is a provider of crude petroleum transportation, storage and processing with terminals in the Permian Basin and now in Brownsville.

The Centurion Brownsville Terminal will provide storage capacity amounting to more than 1.5 million barrels, with room for expansion. Design features include automated material handling, a liquid cargo dock, a three-track rail spur and 10 skid mounted LACT units that measure crude oil volumes and quality. Two processing towers will process condensate at a rate of up to 50,000 barrels per day into products for local use or export.

Said company president John Calce: "Centurion Terminals is excited to be a part of the growth that is going on in the Port of Brownsville and appreciates the community’s efforts to make the Port of Brownsville such a business friendly environment. With our investment in the Centurion Brownsville Terminal we seek to not only create local employment opportunities but also to utilize Brownsville’s unique position to access worldwide markets for America’s crude."

The Port of Brownsville occupies 40,000 acres located directly on the U.S./Mexico border. In 2014, the port handled 7.6 million metric tons of import/export cargo, including steel, aluminum, lumber, minerals, gasoline, diesel fuel, and wind turbine components.

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