Distribution & Warehousing
We have the perfect location and the right infrastructure to get your product moving.
The transportation infrastructure in Mississippi provides an impressive advantage to the warehousing and distribution industry. The multi-modal connectivity and well-integrated infrastructure serve businesses in all capacities, whether by land, air, rail or sea.
Road and Air
Mississippi is in the heart of one of the fastest-growing regions in the nation, within a day’s drive of much of the United States’ business population. The state offers distribution companies a number of location options, including an abundance of land available in industrial and technology parks, as well as locations in close proximity to major airports, particularly in the Memphis metropolitan area. Having access to the distribution capital of the world, where shipments can leave as late as 10 p.m. each day, is an added advantage for Mississippi-based warehouse and distribution facilities. Mississippi’s roadways offer an exceptional divided four-lane highway infrastructure, six interstates and 14 federal highways.
- Mississippi is within a day’s drive of more than 100 million people in the U.S. businesses and major population centers.
- Memphis, the U.S. distribution hub and home to FedEx, is just across the northern state line.
- Mississippi’s divided four-lane highway system is ranked #8 in the U.S. (2014).
Rail and Port
Our state’s superb rail and port infrastructure provides access to worldwide distribution as well as more environmentally friendly and sustainable delivery outlets. Mississippi railways have access to 25,000 miles of track stretching from both coasts of Canada through the central U.S. to the Gulf Coast, Texas and Mexico. Mississippi has three ports on the Gulf of Mexico, two of which are deep water-accessible, for distribution companies’ export and import needs.
- The Port of Pascagoula is one of the top 20 ports in the nation for foreign cargo volume.
- Four Foreign Trade Zones located along the Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi River and northern state border respectively.
- Over 2,500 miles of rail with five Class-I and 24 Class-III rail systems.