In recognition of commitment to community, economic development and leadership on the global stage, the Port of Brownsville presented its inaugural Chairman’s Award to International Shipbreaking, Ltd. (ISL) on Tuesday.
The Port of Brownsville will present the award each year to companies that have realized achievements in key areas, including business growth, leadership, job creation, customer service, innovation, safety, and community involvement.
“The Port of Brownsville succeeds when its tenants and users succeed,” Brownsville Navigation Chairman John Wood said. “The Chairman’s Award is an expression of appreciation and support for the efforts that our tenants put forth to make the port the leading economic engine of the Rio Grande Valley.”
A subsidiary of EMR Group, ISL offers dismantling and recycling services for the U.S. Navy, commercial ships, drilling rigs and other equipment. ISL has operated at the Port of Brownsville in southeast Texas since 1995. Today, the company employs more than 250 workers.
“Receiving the Port of Brownsville Chairman’s Award is a tremendous honor for me and all of our employees,” Chris Green, the president of ISL, said. “ISL and the EMR Group started with a vision for the Port of Brownsville ship recycling industry, and implementation of this vision has allowed us to provide a stable career for our employees and development of our site into the best marine recycling facility in the world.”
The award was presented to ISL at the Port of Brownsville’s annual customer recognition luncheon.
“We have just begun to implement our vision and will continue to raise the bar in this industry with regards to safety, environmental compliance and community involvement,” Green said.