BROWNSVILLE, RGV – Eddie Campirano, port director for Brownsville Navigation District, gave an in-depth presentation to site selectors from Europe during a familiarization tour organized by Rio South Texas Economic Council.
The site selectors were members of Transatlantic Business & Investment Council and they spent four days in the Rio Grande Valley.
Campirano pointed out that the Port of Brownsville is the only deep-water sea port directly located on the U.S.-Mexico border.
“We are also the largest land-owning public port authority in the United States.,” Campirano said.
“Our foreign trade zone is ranked No. 2 in the nation for the value of exported commodities.
“And, we happen to be home to the largest domestic fabricator of offshore exploration and drilling platforms in the United States.”
During the presentation Campiranno discussed the possibility of liquefied natural gas export terminals being built at the port. He also spoke about other plans to expand economic activity.