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Ocean transportation of goods is available through two mid-continental ports.

  • The Port of Muskogee near Tulsa, Oklahoma, with access to the Gulf of Mexico via the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System and the Mississippi River. Distance from Ardmore via highway is 192 miles.
  • The Port of Catoosa near Tulsa, Oklahoma, with access to the Gulf of Mexico via the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System and the Mississippi River. Distance from Ardmore via highway is 215 miles.
  • The Port of Houston, 350 miles to the south of Ardmore near the Gulf Coast. The Port of Houston is first in the United States in foreign waterborn commerce.
Port of Muskogee (Oklahoma)
Location Muskogee, Oklahoma
Channel Depth Minimum of 9 feet
General Cargo Facilities Overhead & cranes for transloading.
Containerized Facilities Yes
Storage Facilites Yes
Highways Serving Port Highways 69, I-40 & I-44
Railways Serving Port Union Pacific 7 BNSF
Source: Port of Muskogee
Port of Catoosa (Oklahoma)
Location Near Tulsa, Oklahoma
Type of port Full intermodal transportation center with river access to the Gulf of Mexico
Channel depth Minimum of 9 feet
Turning basins 2, with ocean-going barge capability
General cargo facilities Concrete dock, 200-ton bridge crane, several pedestal cranes
Containerized facilities Yes
Storage facilities Yes, short term
Highways serving port I-44; near I-40, I-35, and I-70, access from Ardmore north via I-35 to I-44
Railways serving port BNSF and UPSP
Freight forwarders serving port UPS and Miles Shipping
International couriers serving port 4
Source: Port of Catoosa
Port of Houston (Texas)
Location Houston, Texas
Type of port Major international ocean port
Channel depth Varies from 36 to 42 feet
Turning basins 4 specified turning basins with ocean-going vessel capabilities
General cargo facilities 43 general cargo wharves, 2 liquid cargo wharves; designed to handle general cargo, containers, grain and other dry bulk materials, project and heavy-lift cargo and other cargo types
Containerized facilities Yes
Storage facilities Yes
Highways serving port I-45 and I-10, access from Ardmore south via I-35 to I-45
Railways serving port BNSF and UPSP
Freight forwarders serving port Over 200
International couriers serving port UPS, FedEx, Airborne, and all other major couriers
Source: Port of Houston Authority
 
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ARDMORE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
410 W MAIN ST • ARDMORE, OK 73401
(580) 223-6162 • Fax: (580) 223-7825