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Transportation

The HTL region offers adjacent access to Interstate 40 and near proximity to Interstate 55. Most sites within the region are within a half hour drive from Memphis, an area known world-wide as America's Distribution Center due to its ideal location and transportation infrastructure.  In addition to I-40, U.S. highways 70, 79 and 51 provide excellent highway access.  Interstate 69, now under construction, will offer direct access to Canada and Mexico.  

CSX Rail and Canadian National Railroads offer connections to four other Class I rail systems in the Memphis area.  The Port of Memphis and the Port of Cates Landing allow shipments via the Mississippi River.  Multimodal loading facilities and established logistics expertise make the regions a perfect location within the global distribution network.

The Memphis International Airport is home to the FedEx Superhub, allowing businesses at the Megasite to ship overnight until 11 pm.  Memphis International is also a hub for Delta Airlines.  The Jackson, TN airport also offers commercial airline service.

Highways

truckThe HTL region offers adjacent access to Interstate 40 and near proximity to Interstate 55. Most sites within the region are within a half hour drive from Memphis, an area known world-wide as America's Distribution Center due to its ideal location and transportation infrastructure. 

In addition to I-40, U.S. highways 70, 79 and 51 provide excellent highway access.  Interstate 69, now under construction, will offer direct access to Canada and Mexico.

Rail

CSX

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Operates over and maintains 1,572 miles of track*

CSX maintains more than 1,575 public and private grade crossings in Tennessee

Handled nearly 1,500,000 carloads of freight in Tennessee during 2010

At the end of 2010, CSX employed approximately 1,700 people in Tennessee

Throughout 2010, CSX reported nearly $133 million in compensation for employees** in Tennessee

In 2010, CSX invested more than $65 million in the network in Tennessee.  In addition, the company invested more than $490 million on freight cars and other rolling assets to serve customers throughout the network

Products shipped include intermodal, passenger vehicles, coal, plastics, and grain

 

Canadian National

The Canadian National Railway Company is a Canadian Class I railway headquartered in Montreal, Quebec. CN's slogan is "North America's Railroad."

Following CN's purchase of Illinois Central and a number of smaller US railways it also has extensive tracks in the central United States along the Mississippi River valley from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. Today CN owns approximately 20,400 route miles of track in 8 provinces, as well as a 70-mile stretch of track into the Northwest Territories; it is the northernmost rail line anywhere within the North American Rail Network, as far north as Anchorage, Alaska.

Deep Water Ports

Port of Memphis

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The International Port of Memphis is the second largest inland port on the shallow draft portion of the Mississippi River, and the 4th largest inland Port in the United States. The International Port of Memphis covers the Tennessee and Arkansas sides of the Mississippi River from river Mile 725 to mile 740. Within this 15 mile reach, there are 68 water fronted facilities, 37 of which are terminal facilities moving products such as: petroleum, tar, asphalt, cement, steel, coal, salt, fertilizers, rock & gravel, and of course grains. The International Port of Memphis is 400 river miles from St. Louis and 600 River miles from New Orleans and is ice free year round.

The jurisdictional and statistical boundaries of the International Port of Memphis include the McKeller Lake/Presidents Island complex, the West Memphis Harbor, the Rivergate Harbor, the Wolf River Harbor downtown, and Fullen dock and harbor north of downtown. At present, 95% of the industries that are in the International Port of Memphis are located on Presidents Island.

Port of Cates Landing

www.portofcateslanding.com

Close proximity to major interstates:

  • I-55
  • I-155
  • I-40
  • I-24
  • I-69

Mid-point along corridor connecting Canada and Mexico

Near World’s largest Freight Airport and rail center: Memphis, TN

Site located in Tennessee Valley Authority service area

Expandable Intermodal Port Dock and transload facility serving barge, rail, and truck

9,000 linear feet of slack water Harbor operable year round (expandable to 14,000 Linear feet)

Rail access to Canadian National Railroad

Airports

Memphis International Airport

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www.mscaa.com

Memphis International Airport is a joint civil-military public airport located three miles south of the central business district of Memphis, a city in Shelby County, Tennessee, United States.

Memphis International Airport is home to the main FedEx Express global "SuperHub", which processes a significant portion of the freight carrier's packages. Nonstop FedEx destinations from Memphis include scores of cities across the continental U.S., plus Anchorage and Honolulu, as well as numerous Canadian, Mexican, and Caribbean cities. Intercontinental nonstops include: Cologne, Dubai, Paris, London, Sao Paulo, Seoul and Tokyo. It is considered to be an Airport City and aerotropolis.

From 1993 to 2009, Memphis had the largest cargo operations by volume of any airport worldwide. Major national and international distribution facilities for Flextronics, Hewlett-Packard, Nike, Sharp and many others have located in Memphis largely to be near the FedEx hub.

 

McKeller Sipes Regional Airport

www.mckellarsipes.com

McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport is located in the geographical center of West Tennessee. The airport has daily scheduled regional airline service and meets the same FAA safety and security requirements as much larger facilities. It has a 6,000-foot grooved-surface primary runway with a category 1 instrument landing system plus a 3,500-foot secondary runway. The airport control tower is operated from 7:00 A.M. until 7:00 P.M. daily under the FAA Contract Tower Program using FAA certified controllers. Remote airport advisories are available during times when the tower is closed. Weather information is provided by an Automated Surface Observation System located on the airfield.

Scheduled airline service is provided by Pacific Wings regional carrier, Tennessee Skies, with three daily flights to and from Nashville/Atlanta. Convenient, free parking is located just a short distance from the terminal building.