Tulsa Port of Catoosa reports June 2017 shipping tonnage
Cumulative barge tonnage for the Tulsa Port of Catoosa through June is 1,325,816 tons, which marks a 24 percent increase over last year’s numbers.
To handle the largest of cargo transfers, the Tulsa Port of Catoosa operates a roll-on/roll-off, low water wharf. This public dock can handle any size, over-dimensional, or overweight project cargo.
“If you’ve ever seen cargo and thought it was too big or too heavy for the Tulsa Port of Catoosa, think again,” said Chip McElroy, Tulsa Port Authority Board Chair. “If you use our Ro/Ro, there are no restrictions on size or weight. If the barge can carry it, this is your ticket to ride.”
The low water wharf has been used for single cargo pieces exceeding 600 tons. These types of loads can be driven directly onto and off of flat-deck barges using rail cars, trucks or wheeled transporters.
“Our low water wharf helps so many of our clients achieve their shipping needs where there are no other options,” McElroy said. “We haul refinery equipment, generators, heavy wall vessels, industrial heating machinery, large vehicles and more over our mega wharf.
In addition, the City of Tulsa-Rogers County Port Authority Board recently approved plans and specifications for a Low Water Wharf Rehabilitation Project, which will replace more than 14,000 square feet of new concrete pavement on the wharf area. The construction is currently underway and will be complete soon.
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 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.
To find out more about the Tulsa Port of Catoosa, visit www.tulsaport.com or follow the Port on Facebook or Twitter.