The Port of Brownsville has increased its railcar movements 20 percent each year for the last four years, Eduardo Campirano has reported.
The director of the Brownsville Navigation District recently gave a detailed overview of all the industrial activity that occurs at the Port of Brownsville.
Campirano was one of the keynote speakers at an eagerly-anticipated 2023 SelectUSA Investment Summit Spinoff.
The event, held at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts, was co-hosted by the Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation.
Campirano, pictured above, said: “Last year we had 72,616 loaded railcar movements. We’re the largest rail customer here in the region, whether it’s to BNSF or whether it’s to Union Pacific or whether it’s to… Canadian Pacific Kansas City.”
Campirano acknowledged he was still learning the name of Canadian Pacific Kansas City. The company has been created through the merger of Canadian Pacific Railway and Kansas City Southern Railway.
“This year, we’re actually on track to do over 90,000 loaded railcar movements,” Campirano said. “Our railroad has incrementally grown over the last four years: 20 percent every year in railcar movements. In March of this year… we had never moved more than… I think our record monthly movement of railcars was 6,600. In March of this year, we moved 8,600.”
Campirano added: “What’s exciting about it more than anything is that these are our current customers that are driving this trend. This isn’t the new projects that are on the books, that are coming on. This is our existing customers.”
Editor’s Note: The Rio Grande Guardian International News Service video recorded Eduardo Campirano’s SelectUSA presentation in full. We have divided the recordings into three parts. Below is Part Two. It features Campirano’s remarks on the deepening of the Port of Brownsville’s ship channel.
Editor’s Note: Click here to watch Part One of Eduardo Campirano’s remarks at the SelectUSA/GBIC event.
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