BROWNSVILLE – West Plains LLC at Port of Brownsville received its first grain of the season in April 2017 with the arrival of 109 rail cars of corn from Nebraska and eventually expects to receive 220 rail cars monthly.
The company has invested more than $5.5 million in preparation of the shipment.
West Plains entered into an agreement with the port in 2016 to restore and operate the grain elevator, with capacity to store 3 million bushels of grain.
Their plans include facility enhancements to achieve high-speed handling of grain through all modes of transportation, including truck, rail and vessel.
OmniTRAX provides the on-port rail service through a master franchise agreement with Brownsville Navigation District.
The corn will be stored for less than 30 days before being trucked to the north of the Rio Grande Valley and parts of the Mexican states of Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon.
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