Tulsa Port of Catoosa http://publicradiotulsa.org en Port Reaches Tonnage Milestone http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/port-reaches-tonnage-milestone <p>Tulsa’s Port of Catoosa reaches a milestone. Since opening more than 40 years ago, the inland waterway has now shipped 75 million tons of cargo. Port Director Bob Portiss says even building the facility showed a lot of faith because many didn’t think an inland waterway would work in Tulsa.</p><p>An upgrade to the dock is underway that should double the capacity for dry cargo shipments.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:30:37 +0000 Marshall Stewart 63213 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Port Reaches Tonnage Milestone A Simulated Chemical Leak Provides Training for Tulsa Area Emergency Responders http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/simulated-chemical-leak-provides-training-tulsa-area-emergency-responders <p style="margin-left:-.5in;">Firefighters in haz-mat suits surround a smoking rail car at the Port of Catoosa. Nearby, people are being hosed down in a decontamination area. It looks like a real chemical spill, but it’s actually a training simulation. Lead exercise controller Sean Hagerty says it’s designed to promote cooperation between emergency responders.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 17:32:06 +0000 Marshall Stewart 41188 at http://publicradiotulsa.org A Simulated Chemical Leak Provides Training for Tulsa Area Emergency Responders Port of Catoosa gets Grant to Improve Main Dock http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/port-catoosa-gets-grant-improve-main-dock <p style="margin-left:-.5in;">The Tulsa Port of Catoosa gets a federal grant to help upgrade the main dock. Port Director Bob Portiss says the 6.4 million dollar grant will cover about half the cost of the improvements. The project will increase capacity and provide a more modern cargo handling facility.</p><p style="margin-left:-.5in;">The rehab of the main dock will allow more than one million tons of iron and steel cargo a year to be handled at the Port.</p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 17:16:44 +0000 Marshall Stewart 20855 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Port of Catoosa gets Grant to Improve Main Dock