Tulsa Port of Catoosa Reports December and 2013 Culumative Shipping
CATOOSA, OKLA. – January 23, 2014 – Shipping at the Port was once again strong in December, 233,390 tons, fueled by a substantial increase in outgoing soy products, and bringing total cargo tonnage figures for the year very close to the record seen in 2012.
2013, then, gets second place for total waterborne tonnage moved through the Port — the second best year of all time.
“We’re delighted to see that even without huge shipments of crude, it didn’t matter,” said David Page, Chairman of the City of Tulsa-Rogers County Port Authority. “We still had an amazing year at the Port, and it shows that waterway transportation is growing. It is being utilized more and for a wider range of cargoes.”
For 2013, 12,139,815 tons of cargo shipped on the MKARNS system, with half of that shipping through Oklahoma. Twenty-two percent of the total annual MKARNS cargo was handled by the Port. Of the cargo that shipped through Oklahoma, the Port handled 44%.
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