Monday, June 25, 2018


Before being put on Hernandez's payroll, this is what Montoya had to say about Hernandez and the Port Election.

The Port is a great economic generator.  But Montoya and Hernandez are determined to destroy its reputation with lies and disinformation.  Carlos Marin is the biggest sap of them all.  Does Carlos Marin who has business at the Port actually believe being part of this defamation of the Port and the businesses doing business with the port are going to want to do business with AmbioTec?

My question to the port commissioners is, when will you take this deliberate attempt to damage the Port's reputation to the press and call out its players?  The Port may be one of the few things working in Brownsville and as commissioners you have a duty to protect it against these lies and disinformation.

Click for verified facts:

"BROWNSVILLE, Texas – West Plains LLC received its first grain of the season April 25th at the Port of Brownsville with the arrival of 109 rail cars of corn from Nebraska.

West Plains entered into an agreement with the port in 2016 to restore and operate the grain elevator, with capacity to store three million bushels of grain. Since restoration efforts began, West Plains has invested more than $5.5 million in preparation of Tuesday’s shipment, the first at the port in more than seven years. Eventually, West Plains expects to receive 220 rail cars monthly.
The initial shipment of 109 rail cars is equivalent to 440 semi-truck loads. The corn will be stored for less than 30 days before being trucked to feed lots north of the Rio Grande Valley and parts of the Mexican states of Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon.
“We feel like we’re just scratching the surface,” said Amit Bhandari, chairman and CEO of the BioUrja Group, parent company of West Plains. “There’s a lot of business here.”
West Plains’ future plans include facility enhancements to achieve high-speed handling of grain through all modes of transportation, including truck, rail and vessel. On-port rail service is provided by OmniTRAX through a master franchise agreement with Brownsville Navigation District.
“We’d like to have the ship loader and unloader in about a year,” Bhandari explained. “It will be an investment of $12 to $15 million, and at that point we want to just facilitate trade.”
“The partnership between the Port of Brownsville, OmniTRAX Inc., and West Plains is another example of how the port is working to expand the economic vitality of the Rio Grande Valley,” said John Wood, Brownsville Navigation District chairman.

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