Port 33

Located on the Verdigris River, Johnston’s Port 33 is positioned between Tulsa and Inola in eastern Oklahoma and is easily accessible via major highways to service all commodities transported by truck to the Midwest. In 2009 Port 33 unwent a 90 acre expansion adding Port 33 South. Currently the expansion includes a 20,000 ton warehouse and a drop shoot for truck to barge loading with room to build additional space and ammenities to suit future tenants.

Johnston’s Port 33 has the furthest north, ice-free, year-round operation on the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System. Port 33 accommodates large and small volumes of dry bulk commodities, including fertilizer, pig iron, glass cullet, coal, petroleum coke, calcined coke, scrap steel, cement, clinker, sand, zinc, alumina, iron  oxide, fly ash, mill scale and slag with more than 40,000 tons of open bulk material storage on concrete pads, and a 68,000-ton fertilizer storage facility with seven separate load-outs. Approximately 1.8 million tons are shipped and received annually.  Because it has a wide variety of handling services and equipment, Port 33 can load and unload from truck to barge, or barge to truck.  Five docks are available for simultaneous loading and unloading.

Shipyard and harbor service include 2 service tugs, fleeting capacity for 90 barges, barge surveying, barge cleaning, cover handling, cover repair, top water barge repair and pumping with the ability to process up to 4 barges per day. Permitted and approved by DEQ.

Handling Services & Equipment

  • Inbound and outbound conveyor systems
  • Two truck chutes
  • Two 70-foot certified truck scales for bulk commodities
  • Two 70-foot certified truck scales for grain commodities
  • Seven front-end loaders with capacities from two to seven yards
  • A 50-ton crawler crane
  • Three 4-yard hydraulic material handlers
  • Coke/coal crushing and screening systems

Service Yard & Equipment

  • Top water welding repair for hull, cargo or cover damage
  • Fiberglass repair for covers
  • Reset roll covers
  • Pumping of wing tanks
  • Jack patch or shingle leaks in the hull
  • Welding of hull or cargo compartment