Situated exactly halfway between Miami and New York City along I-95, as well as at the eastern origin of I-20, northeastern South Carolina is in the middle of everywhere. The region’s extensive infrastructure includes 600+ miles of state and federal highways, 350+ miles of rail, two commercial airports, 14 general aviation airports, and the South Carolina Port Authority’s Inland Port in Dillon.
Northeastern South Carolina is situated at the junction of Interstate 95, the primary interstate serving the East Coast, and Interstate 20, which extends to western Texas. Major markets such as New York City, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Nashville, Jacksonville, and Miami are all within a 10-hour drive from northeastern South Carolina.
Northeastern South Carolina is equipped with 600 miles of state and federal highways providing quick and low-cost access to domestic markets and world-class international centers of commerce. Major US Highways include: 17, 378, 52, 521, 701, 301, 1, and 501.
South Carolina’s Port of Charleston is one of the largest and most productive seaports in the United States. Charleston Harbor is home to the deepest channels on the East Coast and regularly handles ±14,000 TEU vessels drafting up to 52 feet. Truck turn times average 23 minutes per gate mission with a nine-minute average queuing time outside the interchange gates.
Owned and operated by the South Carolina Ports Authority, Inland Port Dillon is a rail-connected extension of the Port of Charleston. With competitive drayage rates, intermodal rail service, and easy access to I-95, Inland Port Dillon reduces costs for port-related logistics companies operating in northeastern South Carolina.
Home to the largest CSX rail yard in the state, northeastern South Carolina has more than 350 miles of rail that traverses the region. Localities across the region have made a concerted effort to identify and develop industrial sites with railroad access to reduce opportunity costs for future rail users.
Two commercial airports are located in northeastern South Carolina: Florence Regional Airport and Myrtle Beach International Airport. Numerous other major airports are close by, such as Charleston International Airport, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, and Columbia Metropolitan Airport. Fourteen general aviation airports are also located throughout northeastern South Carolina.