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February 22, 2013

RECORD CARGO LEVELS: Port overcoming drought

CATOOSA — Persistent drought and low water conditions are not keeping the Tulsa Port of Catoosa from reaching record cargo levels.

Chairman David Page gave the 2013 State of the Port address Thursday, announcing the annual shipping total of 2.7 million tons.
This new total easily beats the previous record of 2.4 million tons set in 1998, Page said.
Not only was 2012 a record year, but the Port began 2013 with the highest single monthly total cargo shipping in the history of the Port — 307,997 tons — delivered in 149 barges, Page added.
“This proves that new industries and shipping companies are finding more and more uses for this already versatile and cost-effective method of shipping cargo,” Page said. “Of course it is further proof that the Tulsa Port of Catoosa was an extremely wise investment made by the citizens of this region more than four decades ago.”
Regardless of what the future may have in store, the Port will continue to invest in new infrastructure and operating capabilities, he added.
In June 2012, the Port was awarded $6.4 million matching grant through the 2012 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery Program, TIGER program.
The funds will cover 48 percent of the projected cost for the rehabilitation of the main dock.
The project will include demolition of the existing obsolete transit shed, construction of a new concrete surface and railroad sidings.
Once completed the Port’s main dock capacity will be doubled, Page said.
“The rehabilitation of the main dock at the Port will generate substantial, long-term benefits to the region and the nation by significantly increasing the Port’s overall capacity through creation of a state-of-the-art cargo handling facility,” Page said.
More than one million tons of iron, steel and break bulk cargo will be able to be handled per year.
“These capacity improvements have the potential to redirect barge, truck and rail transport traffic, including container shipments, from a number of Gulf ports to inland waterborne traffic routes, through the Port of New Orleans and subsequently to our Port” Page said.

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