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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.

Notice of Change – January Board Meeting

The Port Authority Board Meeting scheduled for January 19, 2017 has been changed to January 17, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.

The meeting location remains the same to be held at the Port Authority Offices at 5350 Cimarron Road, Catoosa, OK.

If you have any questions regarding this date change, please call Charlotte Pyle at (918) 266-2291.

PORT MTG NOTICE JANUARY 2017

Cancellation Notice – November Board Meeting

The Port Authority Board Meeting scheduled for November 17th has been cancelled.

The staff has reviewed the possible agenda items for the regular meeting scheduled for November 17, 2016 and found that the only items to be addressed were the regular claims motions, none of which are time sensitive.  We have talked with Chairman McElroy and Secretary/Treasurer Coffman and they concur that the November 17 meeting should be cancelled.

However, if an item comes up requiring Board action before the next regularly scheduled meeting, a Special Meeting may be called to address that issue.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board is December 15, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.

If you have any questions regarding this cancellation, please call Bob Portiss or Charlotte Pyle at (918) 266-2291.