Shipping

The Tulsa Port of Catoosa’s unique position allows companies to move millions of tons of bulk freight by barge each year
at a fraction of the cost and environmental impact of rail or truck.

Break Bulk

WATCO Tuloma Stevedoring operates the general dry cargo dock at the Tulsa Port of Catoosa serving the Verdigris River portion of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System in Oklahoma. This is a public dock, 720 feet long, with a 230-foot wide concrete apron, equipped with an assortment of forklifts and cranes. WATCO Tuloma handles break bulk and heavy lift items using a well-positioned 200-ton overhead traveling bridge crane. They can transfer directly between barge, railcar, and truck.

WATCO Tuloma Stevedoring, Inc.
5275 West Channel Road Catoosa, OK 74015
Mailing Address: P O Box 1650
Catoosa, OK 74015
(918) 266-1270
www.tuloma.com

Project Cargo

If you’ve ever thought your cargo was too big or too heavy for the Tulsa Port of
Catoosa, think again. If you use our “Ro/Ro,” or Low Water Wharf there are no
restrictions on size or weight. The Low Water Wharf located at the Tulsa Port of Catoosa is a public dock operated by the Port Authority for transferring over-dimensional or overweight project cargo such as giant processing equipment used in refineries. The wharf is 180 feet long with a 50-foot wide concrete apron and embedded railroad tracks. The dock is connected to a concrete road with a gentle 3.2 percent slope. Loads exceeding 600 tons can be driven directly onto and off flat-deck barges using rail cars, trucks or wheeled transporters.

City of Tulsa Rogers:
County Port Authority
5350 Cimarron Road
Catoosa, OK 74015
918-266-2291
info@tulsaport.com

Dry Bulk

The Port’s dry bulk freight terminal is a public terminal operated by Gavilon Fertilizer LLC, one of the largest fertilizer distributors using the Tulsa Port of Catoosa. A wide range of dry bulk freight, from dry fertilizer to pig iron, can easily be transferred between modes of transportation. Inbound and outbound systems can load or unload up to 400 tons per hour.

GAVILON FERTILIZER
Chris Strong – Terminal Manager
5640 West Channel Road
Catoosa, OK 74015
918-266-1244
christopher.strong@gavilon.com
www.gavilon.com

Grain

The Tulsa Port of Catoosa has two grain handling facilities, both are operated by Gavilon Grain, LLC. Facilities include outbound conveyance systems with 25,000-bushel-per-hour capacity, inbound unloading systems with a 30,000 bushel per hour capacity, grain samplers, dust control systems and approximately 5.0-million-bushel storage capacity.

GAVILON GRAIN, LLC.
5410 East Channel Road & 5150 West Channel Road
Catoosa, OK 74015
Jay Boucher – Manager
918-266-8777 | 918-266-1996
jay.boucher@gavilon.com
www.gavilon.com

Liquid Bulk

Many types of bulk liquids, including chemicals, asphalt, refined petroleum products and molasses are transferred and stored at seven private terminals at the Port. These terminals should be contacted directly for information regarding the types of materials they handle and quotes for shipping, loading and unloading.

For more information, contact these companies:

BRENNTAG
5645 East Channel Road
Catoosa, OK 74015
918-266-2951

BLUE KNIGHT ENERGY PARTNERS
5702 East Channel Road
Catoosa, OK 74015
918-266-1606

WESTWAY FEED PRODUCTS
5450 East Channel Road
Catoosa, OK 74015
918-266-5911

NUSTAR ENERGY, LP
5725 East Channel Road Extension
Catoosa, OK 74015
918-266-5926

SAFETY-KLEEN SYSTEMS
5550 East Channel Road
Catoosa, OK 74015
918-266-1923

NGL CRUDE TERMINALS
620 North Channel Road
Catoosa, OK 74015
918-266-1584

TERRA NITROGEN LP,
A SUBSIDIARY OF CF INDUSTRIES

6606 East 540 Road
Claremore, OK 74019
918-266-1511

Foreign Trade Zone

The Tulsa Port of Catoosa is home to Foreign Trade Zone 53. A Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) is a secured site within the United States where foreign imports and domestic merchandise are considered to be outside U.S. Customs territory. Goods in the zone remain in international commerce as long as they are held within the zone or until they are exported.

Bonded Warehouse: Store Imported Goods with Confidence.
If an FTZ doesn’t fit your needs, you may want to consider storing your imported goods in one of the Port’s bonded warehouses. Bonded warehouses are secured areas in which dutiable goods may be stored or processed without payment of duty.

TULSA PORT AUTHORITY
David Yarbrough – Port Director
5350 Cimarron Road
Catoosa, OK 74015
918-266-2291
david@tulsaport.com

Transloading

Tulsa’s centralized location and the Tulsa Port of Catoosa’s unique position as a multi-modal bulk shipping complex provide easy transfer opportunities for virtually any company. Specifically, industries such as wheat growers, fertilizer distributors and heavy manufacturers. Whether it is truck, rail, barge or airline they all converge at our bulk shipping complex.

Trucking
The Port is served by most of the nationwide contract carriers and averages about 1000 trucks per day. Truck shipments are usually “next-day” requirements and average 20 short tons (400 cwt). Most truck shipments are to or from bulk storage at the Port’s terminals or for plants in the general industrial park. Located near the geographic center of the U.S., truck traffic can reach either coast in just two days.

Railroads
Rail shipping is ideal for most bulk freight and break-bulk cargo in average units of 100 short tons (2,000 cwt). Most of the national rail network is privately owned by the Class I operators. The Port is served by three Class I Carriers: the BN-SF (direct connection), the Union Pacific and the Kansas City Southern (via a short-line switch on the South Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad). The South Kansas and Oklahoma is a Class III with an extensive network in both Kansas and Oklahoma. Rail service is usually booked with the origin carrier who typically provides the cars. The Port is a scheduled service point for all three carriers. Rail transit times for most bulk freight and break-bulk cargo are roughly equal to barge within 750 miles and are days shorter beyond 1000 miles.

Airlines
Adding to the Tulsa Port of Catoosa’s accessibility is the Tulsa International Airport. Just seven miles from the Port, this large, modern airport is served by major passenger carriers such as American, Continental, Delta and Southwest, and cargo carriers including FedEx, UPS and Airborne.

WATCO Tuloma Stevedoring, Inc.
5275 West Channel Rd. Catoosa, OK 74015
Mailing Address: P O Box 1650 Catoosa, OK 74015
(918) 266-1270
www.tuloma.com

City of Tulsa Rogers
County Port Authority
5350 Cimarron Road
Catoosa, OK 74015
918-266-2291
info@tulsaport.com