Water Trade in Rio, South Texas


MISSION, Texas, Aug 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The pandemic shook the global economy and yet the United States according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development on Ocean Trade, maintained its trading skills.

In the United Statesthe state of Texas leads in international trade with its 29 gateways, the most of any state. The region of Rio South Texas, located on the Gulf of Mexico and the heart of the North American supply chain, contributes greatly to the country’s and state’s global trade success. In Rio South Texas, Port of Brownsville serves as our region’s main water link to markets in North America and the world, through barge services on the U.S. Intracoastal and Inland Waterway System, as well as shipping services on the high seas on the M-10 and M-69 Maritime Highways. In addition, the port has established trade routes across the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans (via the Panama Canal). These routes serve manufacturing industries in Rio, South Texas and beyond.

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the port of Brownsville is also a true multimodal hub, providing interstate access, freight rail services, pipeline infrastructure and proximity to air freight providers. To further facilitate international trade, the port of Brownsville operates Foreign Trade Zone No. 62 (FTZ 62), with locations in the port, two airports (BRO and VIA), as well as three surrounding industrial estates. FTZ 62 is number 2 in the US for export value on $3.6 billion per year for different products.

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Products such as petroleum, wood, steel and metals are among the most important raw materials of the port and thanks to the worldwide connections millions of tons of products are efficiently transported to and from Brownsville. And these volumes are expected to grow in the future! the port of Brownsville’s main channel depth is currently 42 feet (12.8 meters), but a project has recently started to deepen to 52 feet (15.8 meters). This will be the port of Brownsville one of the deepest on the Gulf of Mexico.

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Exporting and importing to and from Rio South Texas is no problem via the globally connected Port of Brownsville. If you are looking to produce in: North America in front of North America, look at what Rio South Texas has to offer. Our team at COSTEP are happy to help, so visit us at www.costep.org or follow us @COSTEP for more information.

Contact: Matt Ruszczak+1.956.682.6371, [email protected]

SOURCE Council for Economic Progress in South Texas


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