How to do freight shipping with the Tulsa Port of Catoosa.
The Tulsa Port of Catoosa is an inland multi-modal shipping complex. Each day freight shipping products move through the Tulsa Port of Catoosa using barge, rail and truck – often in combination. The Tulsa Port of Catoosa’s transportation assets include the waterfront docks and terminals and the 1.5-mile private channel on which they are located.
The Port owns three locomotives, serving the terminals and 20 private industry spurs on its 12 mile short-line system. It also owns two switch-boats, which move barges between the docks and the fleeting areas along the Port’s channel. These services are performed by the Port’s contract operators, the Port of Catoosa Railroad and the Peavey Company.
Inter-port drayage of break bulk cargo (especially steel) is offered by Tuloma Stevedoring, the Port’s contract operator of the general dry cargo dock. With limited exceptions, all loading, unloading and transfers occur on Port industry spur-tracks or at these docks with services performed by the terminal operators. “Door-to-Door” arrangements for freight shipping are contracted between shippers and third party service providers. While neither the Port Authority nor its terminal operators make such arrangements, both are glad to assist by connecting you with freight shipping providers.
In general, a shipper’s choice of modes is determined by size (weight and/or dimensions), value of the shipment and time requirements.
Tulsa Port of Catoosa logistics experts are available to advise shippers as to which mode of transportation is best suited for their particular freight shipping needs and to furnish appropriate service provider information for each.