Port of Brownsville ‘seas’ record 2015 yearPort of Brownsville ‘seas’ record 2015 yearhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=121862016-02-23T06:00:00Z2016-02-23T16:45:00Z

​​​BROWNSVILLE - When it comes to cargo movement, the Port of Brownsville’s preliminary numbers from fiscal year 2015 show it achieved another record-breaking year, handling more than 10.1 million tons of cargo, exceeding the 2014 record of 8.4 million tons.

The port’s activity adds $926.7 million to the regional economy and more than $2 billion to the state’s economy.

Commodities moved at the port internationally included steel, aluminum, lumber, minerals, gasoline, diesel and windmill components.

More than $134 million in state and local sales tax are also generated through port business. 

In 2012, Martin & Associates reported the port has created 11,230 direct and indirect jobs at the regional level and 21,590 jobs statewide.
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