Ports and Waterways
Tulsa Port of Catoosa
A port in Oklahoma? That’s right. The Tulsa Port of Catoosa is one of the largest, most inland river-ports in the United States. Located at the head of navigation for the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System in Northeast Oklahoma, the Tulsa Port of Catoosa offers year-round, ice-free barge service with river flow levels controlled by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. And with worldwide access capabilities, your products can travel easily and efficiently from America's heartland to the rest of the globe. The Port has its own 13-mile railroad with a direct connection to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway. And the South Kansas-Oklahoma Line (SKOL), a short-line railroad that comes right through Bartlesville, connects the Port with the Union Pacific (UP) in Coffeyville, Kansas.
Quick Facts about the Tulsa port of Catoosa:
- Tulsa Port of Catoosa is 50 miles from Bartlesville
- Head of navigation for the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System.
- 445-mile waterway linking Oklahoma and the surrounding five-state area with the Mississippi River and ports on the U. S. inland waterway system. Foreign ports are reached via New Orleans and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway System.
- Year round service - ice free
- Foreign trade zone 53
- 2000 acre industrial park
- Minimum depth is 9 ft.
- Minimum width varies from 150 ft. to 300 ft.
- Two turning basins - North is 400 ft. wide by 500 ft. long; South is 500 ft. wide by 600 ft. long.
- The Port has its own 13-mile railroad with a direct connection to the BNSF.
- The South Kansas-Oklahoma Line (SKOL), a short-line railroad that comes right through Bartlesville, connects the Port with the UPSP in Coffeyville, KS.
- 5 miles from I-44
- 7 Miles from Tulsa International Airport
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