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Port Welcomes Back Visitor from Original Dedication in 1971

Bill Casey arrived Tuesday at the Tulsa Port of Catoosa by water — just as he did 45 years ago.

Aboard a houseboat named “Miss Mary,” after his mother, he was part of the original flotilla that greeted President Richard Nixon at the port’s dedication in June 1971. This time around, Port Director Bob Portiss singled out Casey at an event celebrating the facility’s recently completed $11.7 million dock project. Read the full story from the Tulsa World here.

Renovated Dock Creates Opportunities and Jobs for Oklahoma

“If we can have our young people go to school, get a good education, stay here in Oklahoma, have job creation like the port does … that can keep those kids here, it will certainly help grow what we believe is the heart of America, and that’s in Oklahoma,” Ridley said. Port officials hope with the new dock and recent expansions to the Panama Canal, Oklahoma might become a new hub for container shipping. Read the full article from Public Radio Tulsa here.

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.