BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The port director of the Brownsville Navigation District says business has been good so far in 2020.

Eddie Campirano was a guest on a recent webinar hosted by the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce. 

Campirano told Chamber President Esmy Villarreal that the Port of Brownsville moved more cargo during the first quarter of 2020 than it did in the first quarter of 2019. 

“The mix of commodities may have changed somewhat. Steel is not as robust as we have seen. Nor liquid commodities. But, it has been made up for with the wind components. It has been made up for in some of the other markets we serve,” Campirano said.

Looking ahead, Campirano said: “Will that remain for the rest of the year? We hope so but at the end of the day we may be running into what we see in some of the changes that have occurred in the last few months.”

Campirano acknowledged it may take some time to catch up with previous volumes for some of the activities that occur at the port.

“As consumers demand comes back so will some of these activities but at this point we are excited with the 2020 comparison with 2019. We hope that trend continues,” Campirano said.

“We will always see peaks and valleys in our cargo movement. On the whole it is looking very good.”

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