TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE
Few locations in the world over the advantages that can be found in Matamoros. The multimodal transportation infrastructure allows manufacturers to rapidly supply goods across North America and around the world.
MATAMOROS Transportation Overview
Los Palmares Industrial Park is strategically situated in Matamoros’ Industrial West Side, along the U.S./Mexico. It is the perfect location for manufacturing and international trade due to its close proximity to:
Via land, Los Palmares Industrial Park sits along the Nafta Corridor and is just minutes from the U.S. Interstate Highway system via I-69 East, I-2 and SH 550 (future I-169). The U.S. Interstate 69 trade corridor starts at the Veterans International Bridge in Brownsville and crosses through eight states before ending at Port Huron, Michigan, on the U.S-Canada border.
Los Palmares Industrial Park has 4 international Bridges within a 25 mile radius. To the east, Veterans International Bridge and Gateway International Bridge have commercial lanes for trucks. To the west is one of the fastest international crossings in the U.S., the Free Trade International Bridge in Los Indios.
Los Palmares Industrial Park is surrounded by four international airports - General Servando Canales International Airport in Matamoros, Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport in Brownsville, Valley International Airport in Harlingen, and McAllen International Airport in McAllen. These airports are serviced by United, American, Southwest, Delta, Frontier, Allegiant, Sun Country, AeroMexico, and Aeromar airlines.
Deep Water Seaport
The Port of Brownsville is the only deep-water seaport on the U.S./Mexico border. The Port’s man-made basin is 4,200 feet long and varies in width from 400 feet to 1,200 feet. Authorized depths range from 36 feet in the Turning Basin to 44 feet in the Entrance Channel. The Port is ranked one of the top Free Trade Zones in the U.S. for exports and imports.
The new West Rail Bypass International Bridge (WBR) was the first international rail crossing between the United States and Mexico built in more than 100 years. This crossing links Matamoros (Tamaulipas) to Brownsville (Texas) and is capable of carrying up to 24 million metric tons of freight a year, reducing delays in trans-border trade.