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Delaware offers logistics and distribution services companies a competitive edge.



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Delaware's location at the heart of the northeast corridor offers logistics services providers, transportation companies and distribution operations a competitive edge. The State is less congested and has more available land than neighboring states, and is served by a highly developed multi-modal transportation system. Company operating costs are lower than in other states in the region, and Delaware offers economic incentives and state support to drive investment in the distribution network.

Delaware's deepwater port, direct access to I-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. Importantly, Foreign Trade Zone status is available to companies located in Delaware. This means that The State can fast-track applications to receive more favorable tax treatment when companies bring in raw materials to Delaware and export finished products outside of the U.S.

Delaware is home to freight forwarders, distribution and fulfillment centers and logistics companies, as well as approximately 50 major warehouse facilities. Amazon operates two fulfillment centers in the State, and Walmart and Johnson Controls each have a distribution center.

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 fresh fruit (bananas, in particular) and juice concentrate than any other port in North America.


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Jeff Banning President/CEO at Trinity Logistics

Jeff Banning Trinity Logistics

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 →


Delaware Department of Transportation

Delaware Department of Transportation

DelDOT is the state agency charged with maintaining Delaware's public roadways, snow removal, "Adopt-a-Highway" program and the Delaware Transit Corporation.

Port of Wilmington

Port of Wilmington

The deepwater Port of Wilmington is located at the confluence of the Delaware and Christina Rivers, 65 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. Owned and operated by the Diamond State Port Corporation, it has been a major Mid-Atlantic import/export gateway since 1923, and is the busiest terminal on the Delaware River.

Wilmington Area Planning Council

Wilmington Area Planning Council

WILMAPCO is the regional transportation planning agency for Cecil County, MD and New Castle County, DE. The federally designated organization is charged with planning and coordinating transportation investments based on federal policy, local input, technical analysis and shared best practices.

Delaware Center for Transportation, University of Delaware

Delaware Center for Transportation, University of Delaware

The DCT serves as the research and educational arm of the Delaware Department of Transportation. The Center promotes, organizes, coordinates and supports research, development and educational activities to address the transportation needs, challenges and opportunities facing the State of Delaware, the mid-Atlantic region, the nation and the world.


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