Delaware logistics and distributing service companies are well positioned to provide solutions to international markets.
Delaware offers logistics and distribution services companies a competitive edge due to the State’s Foreign Trade Zone status, strategic location and excellent infrastructure. Successful distribution and logistics solutions and services developed in the U.S. can find interested buyers abroad.
Delaware's deepwater port, direct access to Interstate-95, three Class 1 cargo railroads and the New Castle County airport provide fast, economical access to markets throughout the U.S. and the world. Foreign Trade Zone status is available to companies located in Delaware, enabling fast-track access to favorable tax treatment when importing raw materials and exporting finished products outside of the U.S.
The State is home to freight forwarders, distribution and fulfillment centers and logistics companies, as well as some 50 major warehouse facilities. Amazon operates two fulfillment centers in the State, and Walmart and Johnson Controls each have large distribution centers.
Delaware's Port of Wilmington is the busiest terminal on the Delaware River, servicing more than 400 vessels a year and handling more than five million tons of cargo. With the largest dock-side refrigerated facility in the country, the Port of Wilmington imports more bananas and other fresh fruit juice concentrate than any other port in North America.
These factors have also combined to drive the development of contracting companies, high tech logistics solutions and other related businesses that are positioned to provide products and services to markets abroad looking to improve their distribution and logistics services and solutions.
Mexico is in the process of overhauling its roads, ports, airports and railways, and contractors and logistical solutions experts are needed to help with these expansion projects. Financing options, current technology, sophisticated equipment, raw materials and technical services are needed for this large-scale development project. Read the full report from the U.S. Department of Commerce.
In Brazil, infrastructure improvements are necessary as the nation prepares to host the Olympics in 2016. Roadways, railways, ports and airports will need major updates and there will logical implications and a need for solutions. Read the full report from the U.S. Department of Commerce.
India is quickly becoming the distribution base for Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The distribution channels have developed greatly over the past few years as the retail market approaches $5 billion. Trends show that the technical aspects of distribution functions are being outsourced to international courier and logistics companies to ensure quick, efficient deliveries. The annual growth rate for fast moving consumer goods is projected to grow up to 12% in the next 10 years, creating a need for additional distribution and logistical solutions. Read the full report from the U.S. Department of Commerce.
At Trinity Logistics, coming up with freight solutions is like a giant, unending game of Tetris: Brokers size up countless configurations of loads then look for the best rides, routes and rules to move shipments. Trinity's ability to come up with the winning combination over and over has made it a serious contender in the third-party logistics industry. Read the full story →