The Tulsa Port of Catoosa
Located at the head of navigation for the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System in northeast Oklahoma, Tulsa Port of Catoosa is one of the largest, most inland, river-ports in the United States. In 2019, Tulsa Ports acquired an additional 2,000+ acres in Inola, Oklahoma with existing utilities, road, rail, and barge infrastructure. This site is now known as the Tulsa Port of Inola.
Encompassing two multi‐modal shipping complexes and industrial parks, The Tulsa Port of Catoosa and The Tulsa Port of Inola total approximately 5,000 acres. Tulsa Ports’ locations are home to 70 companies that employ nearly 3,200 Oklahomans and collectively have an annual economic impact of over $300 million.
Efficient, Economical, and Diverse
Agricultural commodities, building materials, petroleum products, machinery and more can be shipped in and out of the Tulsa Port of Catoosa daily. This unique position allows companies to move millions of tons of bulk freight by barge and rail each year at a fraction of the cost and environmental impact of shipping by truck.
Some of the bulk freight industries utilizing the Tulsa Ports include steel distributors, fertilizer distributors, industrial gas suppliers, wheat and soybean growers, and manufacturers of consumer products.
Tulsa Ports’ two multimodal industrial parks are both located within the Tulsa, Oklahoma MSA. The Tulsa Port of Catoosa is 18 minutes from Tulsa International Airport and the Tulsa Port of Inola is 26 minutes away. Both locations have quick access to four lane highways/interstates, are rail-served, and have access to the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System for barge transportation. (MKARNS)
A Large, Skilled Workforce
Tulsa Ports enjoy access to a labor force of nearly 515,000 people within a 60-minute drive, many of which are skilled in machine operation, welding, general production, machine maintenance and transportation operations.
Home to Industries
Tulsa Ports’ thriving industries include metal fabrication, commodities transportation, machinery manufacturing, plastics manufacturing, chemical manufacturing, steel processing and distribution, tissue paper manufacturing, and oil and gas equipment manufacturing.
The location has strategic potential for other industries including automotive and aircraft manufacturing, parts manufacturing and other metal processing operations.
Development Opportunities & Business Incentives
The Tulsa Port of Inola, a 2,000-acre rail-served industrial property, has land available in contiguous tracts up to 1,500 acres. The Tulsa Port of Catoosa has available buildings from 20,000 to 238,000 square feet and shovel ready greenfield sites between 5 and 60 acres.
Tulsa Ports is managed and operated by the City of Tulsa‐Rogers County Port Authority and provides development services through its Facilities Authority that include industrial build/leaseback arrangements for projects that meet certain job creation and investment targets. As a public authority, Tulsa Ports also has the ability to pursue public infrastructure grants for projects through local, state and federal sources.
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