Brownsville, TX, September 14, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- The Port of Brownsville welcomed its new tenant, Centurion Terminals (www.CenturionTerminals.com), at the company’s groundbreaking Thursday, September 10, 2015. The Centurion Brownsville Terminal is expected to generate more than 500 jobs while under construction and create 35 permanent jobs when fully operational in the 3rd quarter of 2016.
Centurion Terminals, LLC is a premier provider of crude transportation, storage and processing. With its strategically located crude terminals in the Permian Basin and along the Gulf Coast at the Port of Brownsville, Centurion is able to offer a full crude logistics solution.
The Centurion Brownsville Terminal, currently under construction, will have 1.5+ million barrels of storage capacity with room for expansion. Features include state-of-the-art facilities, automated material handling, liquid cargo dock, three track rail spur and 10 truck LACT skids. Additionally, an initial two processing towers will allow Centurion to process condensate at a rate of up to 50,000 barrels per day to produce products that could be used in the local market or exported.
John Calce, Centurion’s President, remarked that: “Centurion Terminals is excited to be a part of the growth that is going on in the Port of Brownsville and appreciates the community’s efforts to make the Port of Brownsville such a business friendly environment. With our investment in the Centurion Brownsville Terminal we seek to not only create local employment opportunities but also to utilize Brownsville’s unique position to access worldwide markets for America’s Crude.”
The Port of Brownsville is the only deep-water seaport directly on the U.S./Mexico border and the largest land-owning public port authority in the nation with 40,000 acres of land. In 2014, the Port of Brownsville moved 7.6 million metric tons of steel, aluminum, lumber, minerals, grains, gasoline, diesel and windmill components internationally. Port activity adds $926.7 million to the regional economy, and more than $2 billion to the state’s economy. More than $134 million in state and local sales tax also is generated through Port business. The Port is also responsible for the creation of 11,230 direct and indirect jobs on the regional level, and 21,590 jobs statewide.
For further information on Centurion Terminals, LLC please contact:
Ken D. Douglas
Executive Vice President