The Tulsa Port of Catoosa is a multi-modal shipping complex and 2,000-acre industrial park resulting in an economic impact of $300 million to Oklahoma.
Located at the head of navigation for the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System in Northeast Oklahoma, it is one of the largest, most inland river-ports in the United States. The Tulsa Port of Catoosa’s unique position allows companies to move millions of tons of bulk freight by barge each year and at a fraction of the cost and environmental impact of rail or truck. Just a few of the bulk freight industries utilizing the Tulsa Port of Catoosa includes portions of fertilizer distributors, industrial gas suppliers, wheat growers and manufacturers of consumer goods.
The Tulsa Port of Catoosa is managed and operated by the City of Tulsa-Rogers County Port Authority and provides development services through Tulsa’s Port of Catoosa Facilities Authority. Both are public entities charged with implementing the Port’s mission:
- Promoting the long-term viability of the waterway and its ability to provide water transport
- Growing the employment and economic base of Northeast Oklahoma
- Optimizing the region’s barge and related rail and truck bulk freight patterns
- And operating in a financially independent manner