Charlotte is Ideal Shipping Center for Your Business

bigstock_Downtown_Charlotte_NC_skyline_19600988While most know that Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, Bank of America, Duke Energy and many more large and small businesses, few may be aware that this city’s history is steeped in trade. Dubbed the “crossroads of the Carolinas” in the 1960s, its tradition of providing the ideal infrastructure that helps businesses move their products continues today, as evidenced by the newly built Charlotte Intermodal Park beside Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

When seeking a distribution center, Charlotte’s geography and close proximity to every major means of transport make it an ideal warehouse, fulfillment and shipping center for any business. Consider this – Charlotte and its surrounding communities, like Rock Hill where Distribution Direct is located, are situated close to sea, air and land.

By sea: It is a short drive to two of the east coast’s major ports – Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA. And Charlotte is located right in between the other two major east coast ports of Miami and New York City with direct interstate routes connecting them to this city. Whether you are importing your goods into the United States or exporting them internationally, this close proximity to sea make Charlotte an ideal staging area for all your distribution needs.

By air: As the sixth busiest airport in the world, Charlotte Douglas International Airport offers flights to over 140 nonstop destinations around the globe. It was designed to not only move people but goods, and now with Norfolk Southern’s new Intermodal Park located right next door to the airport, even more goods are expected to move in and out of the Charlotte area with even greater ease. In fact, the city of Charlotte expects this new rail yard to kick off a distribution boom for the area.

By land: Whether the trade moves by rail or road, Charlotte is no longer just the crossroads of the Carolinas, it is now the crossroads for the southeast and beyond. At the intersection of two major north/south interstates, I-77 and I-85, as well as within an easy distance of the east/west interstate I-40, trucks can get in and out of Charlotte and to their destinations quickly and smoothly. And the new Intermodal Park will help facilitate the transfer of goods from truck to rail and vice versa.

For all those reasons and more (stay tuned), we located our warehouse, fulfillment and distribution business within the Charlotte area over ten years ago to help you move your goods to your customers quickly and affordably.