Bob Portiss Dedicates New Dock in Traditional Maritime Ceremony

“The one thing that Bob Portiss knows, is he knows tenacity, and he also knows patience and not necessarily in that order,” said Jaenichen. “Bob, you saw the need for the project years ago and you began designing it long before the country ran into crisis. There is a number of places … already in crisis, but not here.” Read the full article from the Claremore Progress here.

Port’s Renovated Dock to Increase Shipping Capacity

Tulsa is primed to expand shipping capacity as the Panama Canal expansion nears completion with newly renovated dock and rail facilities. After more than two years of phased construction, officials at the Tulsa Port of Catoosa formally dedicated its $11.7-million dock renovation project on May 10, 2016, in front of an estimated crowd of 800. Read the full article from Railway Track & Structures here.

Port Dedicates $12 million Renovated Dock in Official Ceremony

The champagne flew and loud and colorful fireworks shot into the air as the Tulsa Port of Catoosa formally christened its wharf after a $12 million face lift. Read the full article from the Tulsa World here.

Port Celebrates 45th Anniversary of 1st Barge

On January 21st, the Port celebrated the 45th anniversary of its first barge cargo, 600 tons of newsprint for the Tulsa World and Tulsa Tribune that arrived on January 21, 1971. Check out the photos of that event as well as “then and now” photos of the Port and its industrial park. Big changes!  View the photos on our Facebook page.

Tulsa Port of Catoosa Reports March 2016 Shipping

CATOOSA, OKLA. – April 21, 2016 – The unusually mild winter in the region has resulted in an early spring planting season, adding demand for fertilizer suppliers who were already seeing low inventories.   As a result, over seventy percent of the inbound waterborne cargo shipped during the month of March was fertilizer.  Agricultural products remained strong on the export side as well, as over 50,000 tons of wheat and soybeans were shipped.   A total of 187,333 tons of waterborne cargo shipped through the Port in March, in 124 barges.  This total represents the best month for barge shipments at the Port since January of 2015.
The Port’s main dock construction project is nearing completion.  This eleven million dollar project has been under construction for approximately two years, and is scheduled to be complete near the end of April.      “We are really excited to see this project completed.” said David Yarbrough, Deputy Port Director, “The enhanced capabilities of the newly rehabilitated main dock and crane are critical to the growth of the Port.”   The Port will be dedicating the main dock at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, May 10, 2016.  V.I.P. guests from the U.S. Maritime Administration and State of Oklahoma will be attending and speaking.

Total shipping for the entire McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System in March was 1,143,351 tons.  Of that total, 702,234 tons were shipped through Oklahoma.
The 2,500-acre Tulsa Port of Catoosa complex offers industrial sites for lease, and its Riverview Business Park, adjacent to the Port, offers property for sale.
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Posted by:  Sheila Shook