Year-round shallow draft barge transport, with connections to the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW), and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW)


Rail serviced by Union Pacific, Burlington Northern- Santa Fe, and Kansas Southern de Mexico (Mexico)


Access to US 77/I-69 and US 83/I-2 and Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) No. 62, one of the largest in the U.S., with Overweight designation from Los Indios Free Trade International Bridge to Port entrances


Only 7 miles from International Air Cargo access at Valley International Airport, the Port gives shippers access to the NAFTA CargoPort hub

Dry Bulk

The Port of Harlingen’s dry bulk terminal offers a wide range of dry bulk freight, from sand to sugar that can easily be transferred between modes of transportation. Inbound and outbound systems can load and unload.

Project Cargo

Cargo large or small, The Port of Halringen handles tons of special transport cargo on our docks annually. If you use our “Ro/Ro,” or other methods, we have availabillity for transferring  project cargo such as giant transformers and pipes. The dock is connected to a concrete road and can be driven directly onto and off flat-deck barges using trucks or wheeled transporters.

Liquid Bulk

The Port of Harlingen can transport many types of liquids, including chemicals, refined petroleum products, our facilities are capable and can be built out for transfer and storage at the Port.

Strategic Location

The Port of Harlingen is located 25 miles inland of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, which stretches from the Mexico border (Brownsville) along the entire coast of the Gulf of Mexico. The Port is also connected to the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), a 3,000 mile inland waterway along the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, running from Boston, MA to the Southern Tip of Florida.

We have access to several major markets via both International Waterways, providing more than 1,300 miles of protected waters and connections to several navigable rivers through which shipping traffic travels to inland ports.

Foreign Trade Zone No. 62

The Port is part of  the Foreign Trade Zone 62, which is one of the largest in the U.S., and the largest in Texas.

The Port is also included in an overweight corridor that allows trucks to transport up to 120,000lbs between the Port and the following locations:

  • Free Trade International Bridge at Los Indios
  • Harlingen Aerotropolis
  • Harlingen Industrial Parks
  • Port of Brownsville
  • Valley International Airport

Our Partners

Improving our Workforce

The Harlingen Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and Texas State Technical College (TSTC) Harlingen are both strategic partners of the Port of Harlingen. Working together, they strengthen the local workforce by identifying available incentives and programs on both state and local levels that assist in workforce-related matters, such as job training.


TSTC Harlingen offers many technical programs, and have been a source of quality trained individuals for over 75 years.

  • Aviation Airframe & Power plant
  • Engineering
  • Industrial Systems
  • Mechatronics
  • Tool & Die Machining
  • Wind Energy
  • Welding
  • Other Workforce Training:
    • OSHA Courses
    • Precision Manufacturing
    • Blueprint Reading
    • Vocational Mathematics
    • Other business-specific coursework

There are many programs that provide workforce  assistance. The Port and the Harlingen Economic Development Corporation will help identify the the best ones for you.

  • Skills Development Fund
  • Work Opportunity Tax Credit
  • OTJ training with up to 50% employer reimbursement
  • Customized Training Program