Delaware offers logistics and distribution services companies a competitive edge.
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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Delaware is home to twelve airports and airfields and one heliport, all of which are suited to meet a diverse array of needs. Any airport or airfield in Delaware is capable of providing partners with access to services and resources both in Delaware and the surrounding markets.
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.
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