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Video Highlights Port of Brownsville Operations

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A recently released video about the Port of Brownsville allows viewers to learn about the operation of the port and completed projects.

"We recognize that the residents of the district and across the Rio Grande Valley have an interest in how the port operates," said Brownsville Navigation District Chairman Ralph Cowen. "The port connects this region to the global marketplace and it’s important for all of us to understand the role that the port has in providing economic stability to this region."

The six-minute video was produced by the port. It explains how the port is a center for intermodal transportation and industrial development. Opened in 1936, the Port of Brownsville lies directly on the U.S./Mexico border. Petroleum products, gasoline, diesel, steel, ores, scrap, sand, windmill components, and limestone are some of the many commodities handled at the port.

Foreign Trade Zone No. 62, operated by the port, is ranked third in export value nationwide for commodities valued at more than $3 billion annually to foreign countries.

Additionally, activity at the port is responsible for the creation of more than 11,000 direct and indirect regional jobs, and more than 21,000 jobs within Texas, and contributes $927 million dollars to the regional economy, and more than $2 billion dollars to the state economy.

The video may be viewed at http://www.portofbrownsville.com/videos.

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