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Steel shipments boost Tulsa Port of Catoosa May shipping

By: Tulsa World

Large inbound shipments of steel boosted May barge traffic at the Tulsa Port of Catoosa. The port brought in 187,445 tons of traffic in May, a 13 percent increase over the same month in 2013.

Steel shipments were the strongest for any month so far in 2014. The increase in steel came as fertilizer and agriculture shipments decreased, a normal trend for this time of year after spring planting seasons and before grain harvests start.Liquid cargo and dry bulk also enjoyed their highest loads of the year.The port has handled some 1.14 million tons of cargo through the first five months of the year, just behind last year’s pace of 1.2 million.
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Heavy Load: Waste Heat Recovery Units

Waste Heat Recovery Units
232,000 lbs each (three units, identical)
33 L x 30 W x 33.5 H

Built by Tulsa Heaters, Inc.Used on offshore rigs; Ordered by Chevron.
They will first go to South Korea to be connected to the rest of the rig, and then to offshore Angola for operation.

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Congressman Markwayne Mullin Provides Updates on WRRDA Bill

Congressman Markwayne Mullin recently held a press conference at the Tulsa Port of Catoosa Maritime Education Center to provide an update on the Water Resources Reform and Development Act. Thank you for your dedication to this effort, Congressman Mullin! Read more about the press conference here.

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Portiss achieves 40 years of service

David Page presented Port Director Bob Portiss with a
lapel pin honoring him for 40 years of service to the Port
at the Port Authority Board Meeting on March 20th.

Senator Inhofe Visits the Port

Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) visited the Port on March
18th. More than 65 Port industry managers attended,
and were given a chance to ask the Senator questions
about any topic that concerned them.

Some of the questions posed were about the state of the inland
waterway system in the U.S. Addressing the need
for repairs along the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River
Navigation System, Inhofe spoke about the possibility
of more public/private partnerships.

“We are looking into ways the private sector
can be more involved in partnering with
the Corps to fund aspects of repairs of our
waterway, as well as the twelve foot channel.
That is one of the issues that the WRRDA bill
addresses,” said Inhofe. Senator Inhofe said he supports passage
of the WRRDA bill, which is now in conference.

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