In spite of negative global economic news heard throughout 2009, the Tulsa Port of Catoosa reports the best total annual shipping volumes of the past three years, with more cargo shipping through the Port in 2009 than in 2008 and 2007.
Total inbound/outbound shipping was 2,058,191 tons, nearly 8,000 tons higher than 2008 and more than 47,000 tons higher than 2007
While shipping levels from January to November indicated the Port might achieve two million tons in shipping for the year, which it has done every year of the past decade except 2005, it was December’s especially strong results that put the number over the top and made 2009 an exceptional year.
“We are very pleased with the December totals, but even without those impressive numbers 2009 would still have been a good year at the Port,” said Ed Fariss, Chairman of the City of Tulsa-Rogers County Port Authority. “We are looking forward to another strong year in 2010.”