Port of Catoosa on track for ‘best year of all time’
By: Staff Reporter – Tulsa World
The Tulsa Port of Catoosa reported Thursday that outbound shipping was on track to become the “best year of all time,” with 2,467,600 tons through November, nearly equaling 2012’s record tonnage with December still to add, said David Page, chairman of the City of Tulsa-Rogers County Port Authority.
November’s total was 233,519 tons of cargo shipping through the port. The annual record for outbound cargo was set last year at 2,702,464 tons.Outbound shipping rose substantially due to increased movement of soy products and fertilizers, totaling 173,562 tons last month, the highest outbound total since July. Of 127 barges moving through the port in November, 35 carried soy products.Hiring also continued to increase among the 66 industries in the 2,500-acre industrial park at the port. More than 4,000 people are employed at the complex, a record number.
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