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Tulsa Port of Catoosa reports May 2017 shipping tonnage

In May 2017, the total barge tonnage for the Tulsa Port of Catoosa was 156,875 tons, which includes commodities such as wheat, soybean, fertilizer and gypsum.  One of the many companies located at The Tulsa Port of Catoosa is the globally linked Linde Engineering North America Inc. (LENA), which provides over 130 full-time and contract jobs to those living in Northeastern Oklahoma. Employees at their fabrication facility annually fabricate 80,000 feet of pipe, 3,000,000 pounds of steel along with many large, pre-fabricated turnkey modules.

“We have more than 40 years’ experience in refining and petrochemical and natural gas processing, and we highly value our location and ease of transport by being located on the Port of Catoosa,” said Head of Fabrication Eric Sandefur.

LENA is a leader in the field of engineering and fabrication of turnkey process systems. In addition to road and rail transportation, LENA’s fabrication facilities have access to the Port of Catoosa, where they transport prefabricated modules on oceangoing barges to global markets via the Port of New Orleans.

“We have a combination of proprietary technologies, experience, specialized skills and  a certified fabrication facility that allow us to serve customers successfully,” Sandefur said. “Combine our skillset with the Port of Catoosa’s ability to allow us to deliver these major turnkey process plants, and our partnership is a key driver to our success.”

Total shipping for the entire McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System in May 2017 was 499,662 tons. Eighty one percent of that total was shipped on the Oklahoma portion of the navigation system.

About the Tulsa Port of Catoosa

The Tulsa Port of Catoosa is a singular combination of a multi-modal shipping complex and 2,000-acre industrial park resulting in an annual economic impact of $300 million to Oklahoma. The complex hosts approximately  70 companies and employs nearly 3,200 Oklahomans.

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 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 include  fertilizer distributors, industrial gas suppliers, wheat growers, steel processors,  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.

To find out more about the Tulsa Port of Catoosa, visit www.tulsaport.com or follow the Port on Facebook or Twitter.

About Linde Engineering North America Inc.

LENA is a member of the Linde Engineering Division of The Linde Group, a world-leading gases and engineering company.  LENA is a single-source technology, engineering, procurement and construction firm that is focused on providing innovative solutions to customers.  Areas of expertise include gas processing, refining, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), deep cryogenics, synthesis gas, air separation, and petrochemical plants as well as fired process equipment.

 

For more information, see LENA online at www.leamericas.com

Tulsa Port of Catoosa reports April 2017 shipping tonnage

Total barge tonnage for the Tulsa Port of Catoosa was 233,165 tons for April 2017, which marks a 29 percent increase over the same period last year. One of the many companies located at the Port of Catoosa is Gavilon Grain Group, LLC which ships wheat and soybeans, that are grown in Oklahoma and the surrounding states, to the gulf by barge.

One of the many companies located at the Port of Catoosa is Gavilon Grain Group, LLC, which has a network of more than 140 grain locations across the U.S. handling more than 350 million bushels of grain every year. Gavilon’s locations are chosen specifically to be near areas with major rail and barge access, allowing them to transport their products economically and efficiently.

Gavilon Grain Group, LLC ships wheat and soybeans that are grown in Oklahoma and the surrounding states out of the Port, and to the gulf by barge. During the month of April approximately 38% of the tonnage shipped out of the Port was grain products shipped by Gavilon.

 

“The centralized location of the Port of Catoosa is so integral for us to meet the demand we have around the country to provide a reliable, cost-effective source of agricultural goods like corn, soybeans, wheat, grain by-products and fertilizer,” said Jay Boucher, Gavilon Grain Manager.

 

The company provides origination, storage and handling, transportation and logistics, marketing and distribution, and risk management services to customers and suppliers across the globe.

 

“Every day we buy and sell these commodities, and they need to get to their destination quickly,” Boucher said. “Our partnership with the Port of Catoosa ensures we have a reliable, low-cost shipping option in a central location. This helps not only our bottom line, but it also helps our customers receive these commodities as soon as possible.”

 

A wholly owned subsidiary of Marubeni Corporation, Gavilon employs more than 2,000 people at nearly 300 facilities and offices worldwide.

 

Total shipping for the entire McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System in April 2017 was 840,871 tons. The Tulsa Port of Catoosa was responsible for 28% of the system’s total for the month. The total barge tonnage for the Tulsa Port of Catoosa during the month of April 2017 was 233,165 tons, which marks a 29 percent increase over the same period last year.

 

About the Tulsa Port of Catoosa

The Tulsa Port of Catoosa is a singular combination of a multi-modal shipping complex and 2,000-acre industrial park resulting in an annual economic impact of $300 million to Oklahoma. The complex hosts roughly 72 companies and employs nearly 3,200 Oklahomans.

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 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 include 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.

To find out more about the Tulsa Port of Catoosa, visit www.tulsaport.com or follow the Port on Facebook or Twitter.

Tulsa Port of Catoosa reports March 2017 shipping tonnage

Total shipping for the entire McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System in March 2017 was 1,154,429. Twenty one percent of that was shipped through the Tulsa Port of Catoosa. The continual, steady growth seen at the Port of Catoosa can be tied to partners like Tuloma Stevedoring, Inc., the company that operates the general dry cargo dock at the Port.

During the month of March 2017, 244,311 tons of cargo shipped in and out of the Tulsa Port of Catoosa. A portion of that number comes from steel being shipped to the Port. The steel is shipped in 25-ton rolls or coils and is used in manufacturing, which is vital to the economy in the Tulsa area. The large heavy products being shipped into the Port require specific types of equipment and skills to load and unload to and from barges. This important task is handled by Tuloma Stevedoring, Inc. Tuloma operates the general dry cargo dock at the Tulsa Port of Catoosa, focusing on steel handling, but also frequently handling heavy lift items and project cargo.

“Our goal is to expeditiously enhance transportation throughout the entire navigation system,” said Terry McDonald, Tuloma Stevedoring Owner and CEO. “Tuloma has been handing lifts since 1971, and we’re proud of the experience we have that helps us handle projects for those transporting cargo, steel and other large items through the Port.”

Tuloma Stevedoring loads and unloads from barges, trucks and railcars, utilizing a well-positioned gantry crane, a mobile crane and large forklifts. The company also operates a spur track directly under the gantry crane, with additional spurs on and off the dock for easy loading and unloading.

“While our specialty is steel products like coils, wire rods, steel plates, rebar, ingots and bars, we also handle unitized and palletized cargo and manufactured equipment,” McDonald said. “In fact, with a director of operations and dock superintendent with a combined 70 years of experience, we are able to help our clients handle all forms of project cargo.”
Total shipping for the entire McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System in March 2017 was 1,154,429. Twenty one percent of that total was shipped through the Tulsa Port of Catoosa.

About the Tulsa Port of Catoosa
The Tulsa Port of Catoosa is a singular combination of a multi-modal shipping complex and 2,000-acre industrial park resulting in an annual economic impact of $300 million to Oklahoma. The complex hosts roughly 72 companies and employs nearly 3,200 Oklahomans.
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, 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 include 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.
To find out more about the Tulsa Port of Catoosa, visit www.tulsaport.com or follow the Port on Facebook or Twitter.

Tulsa Port of Catoosa Reports February 2017 Shipping Tonnage

Tulsa Port of Catoosa reports February 2017 shipping tonnage

Total barge tonnage for the Tulsa Port of Catoosa was 246,488 tons for February 2017. In addition to utilizing the Port of Catoosa, shipping partners like Viking Packing Specialist are creating new, innovative products and solutions—like fireproof bags for transportation of lithium batteries—to improve the shipping and packaging industries.

One of the companies located in the industrial park at the Tulsa Port of Catoosa is Viking Packing Specialist.  Viking has been in business for nearly 40 years and continues  to create new products that will make the shipping and packaging industry more efficient, and safer, for consumers.  Although they focus on large format packaging, mostly for the oil, aviation and defense industries, the company has recently developed a safety product to control lithium battery fires for use in the aviation industry.

“We are very proud to partner with several major airlines around our AVSAX product,” said Viking Packing Specialist President David Weilert. “The concern around lithium batteries is significant, but this product dramatically reduces the impact these fires can have—especially at high altitudes, where even a small fire can be catastrophic.”

The AVSAX product is a bag kept in the cabin of the aircraft that requires human interaction to deploy. Once deployed, the caustic lithium battery is put inside the bag, containing and extinguishing any potential fire. Viking Packing Specialist has been working for about two years to bring this to the marketplace, and has  put the AVSAX through 50 different test phases to create the right product.

“We were methodical and thorough when creating this solution-oriented product,” Weilert said. “It just speaks to our desire to be a partner with transportation entities to meet their needs—whether it is a safety issue, a cargo issue or something else.”

Specializing in manufacturing and distributing large shipping containers, export and domestic wooden crates and all types of hazardous materials packaging, Viking Packing Specialist came to the Port of Catoosa seven years ago.

“We are so pleased to be at The Port of Catoosa, and we are happy to contribute what we can to the growth of the entire area,” Weilert said. “The Tulsa Port of Catoosa is a unique and special asset to Northeastern Oklahoma—and the entire region. We are seeing growth because of our association with the Port, and I hope the Port is growing because of what we can offer. It’s definitely a win-win for us.”

Total shipping for the entire McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System in February 2017 was 1,216,303.  The Oklahoma section shipped 703, 002 tons with the Tulsa Port of Catoosa handling 35% of that total.

About the Tulsa Port of Catoosa

The Tulsa Port of Catoosa combines a multi-modal shipping complex and 2,000-acre industrial park, resulting in an annual economic impact of $300 million to Oklahoma. The complex hosts roughly 72 companies and employs nearly 3,200 Oklahomans.

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, 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 include 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.

To find out more about the Tulsa Port of Catoosa, visit www.tulsaport.com or follow the Port on Facebook or Twitter.