Be a Part of The Port of Harlingen

Strategic location and mulitmodal with access to rail, air and highway.

Key Partnerships

Workforce training & funding assistance through city and regional partners.

Strategic Location

 comprehensive and multimodal transportation network with easy access to rail, air, & highways

Foreign Trade Zone #62

Easy access to Texas’ Largest Foreign Trade Zone & Overweight Certified Corridor

Our Partners

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

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, and northward along most of the U.S. Eastern Seaboard. We have access to several major markets via this International Waterway, providing more than 1,300 miles of protected waterway and connections to several navigable rivers through which shipping traffic travels to inland ports.

The Port’s strategic location offers a comprehensive transportation network with international ports of entry:  

  • Interstate: US 77 / I-69 & US 83 / 1-2
  • Rail: Union Pacific, Burlington Northern – Santa Fe, and Kansas City Southern de Mexico (Mexico)
  • Air: International Air Cargo Valley International Airport 
  • International: Free Trade International Bridge at Los Indios (Overweight designation from Los Indios to the Port’s entrances)

Foreign Trade Zone No. 62

The Port is part of  the Foriegn Trade Zone (FTZ) No. 62, which is one of the largest in the U.S., and the largest in Texas. Merchandise from every continent passes through FTZ No. 62.

Operating within our FTZ provides businesses with crucial savings and operational advantages, which give your company a competitive edge in the global marketplace. Our FTZs can help your company manage its cash flow by deferring, reducing and potentially eliminated Customs duties and reducing overall operating costs.

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