Welcome to The Port of Harlingen Authority

Globally Connected, Community Invested

The Port of Harlingen is growing into the economic hub of South Texas. Sitting on the southern tip of Texas on the Arroyo Colorado River, the port is a shallow draft, inland port for barge and multimodal transport. Located 25 miles inland of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway on more than 2,000 acres of land, the Port of Harlingen offers a gateway for global commerce as part of Foreign Trade Zone #62 to one of the largest trade zones in Texas.

PUBLIC NOTICE: REGULAR BOARD MEETING NOV. 19, 2020

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Commodities transported through the Port of Harlingen include, sand/cement, liquid fertilizer, sugar and liquid bulk products (gasoline/diesel), cotton and grain. About 2 million tons of cargo move through the Port via barge, truck, rail and air.

As an international Waterway, the Port of Harlingen imports and exports commodities generating more than $1 billion in economic activity via water, rail, air and highway. Indirect revenue, local business purchases supplying services to the Port, and direct revenue contribute to our economic impact.

The Port of Harlingen supports the workforce of Texas through job creation. More than 4,600 jobs are sustained through direct, indirect and induced employment.

Through usage and cargo fees, The Port of Harlingen generates more than $17 million in local and state tax revenue.

2 Million Tons of Commodities

Commodities transported through the Port of Harlingen include, sand/cement, liquid fertilizer, sugar and liquid bulk products (gasoline/diesel), cotton and grain. These commodities move through the port via barge, truck, rail or air.

$1 Billion in Economic Activity

As an international Waterway, the Port of Harlingen imports and exports commodities generating more than $1 billion in economic activity via water, rail, air and highway. Indirect revenue, local business purchases supplying services to the Port, and direct revenue contribute to our economic impact.

4,671 Jobs

The Port of Harlingen supports the workforce of Texas through job creation. More than 4,600 jobs are sustained through direct, indirect and induced employment.

$17 Million in Local & State Tax Revenue

Through usage and cargo fees, The Port of Harlingen generates more than $17 million in local and state tax revenue.