Border Trade Advisory Committee

Germán RicoGermán Rico

General Manager - East Kelly Railport

Germán Rico has supported the growth of logistics and manufacturing enterprises at Port San Antonio's East Kelly Railport since June 2013. The 350-acre site is served by Union Pacific and BNSF Railway trains and includes over two million square feet of rail-served warehouse, manufacturing and transload facilities, including foreign trade zone operations. Customers support regional retail, manufacturing and energy operations.

Rico’s previous experience includes serving as director of business development for the Port of Brownsville for over a decade, where he oversaw growth strategies and industrial development. His work helped the organization grow cargo volume, which included working with Union Pacific, BNSF Railway and Kansas City Southern de México. Rico also ran his own company for three years, Brownsville Transportation Services, which provided cross-border transportation to some of Mexico’s largest manufacturers.