Northeastern South Carolina is located halfway between Miami and New York, making it an ideal location for moving products throughout the east coast. The region is already home to numerous distribution centers serving the retail and wholesale markets. The Transportation and Warehousing industry experienced the greatest employment growth over the last five years, compared to other industries in the northeastern region, according to data compiled by JobsEQ. Inland Port Dillon serves as a significant game-changer for this industry as well by granting companies access to international markets via the Port of Charleston.
Owned and operated by the South Carolina Posts 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.
In addition to the inland port, Northeastern South Carolina is also in close proximity to the Port of Charleston. In fact, parts of our region are within an hour’s drive from the terminal. The port can accommodate even the largest cargo ships and is served by most of the major ocean carriers, with numerous routes to Europe and Asia.
Northeastern South Carolina is situated halfway between Miami and New York along I-95, which spans from South Florida to Maine, and is at the eastern origins of I-20, which spans from South Carolina to western Texas.
Northeastern South Carolina’s vast system of four-lane divided highways create a network of efficient truck routes to the region’s two interstate highways, I-95 and I-20, making the region perfectly positioned to move product up and down the east coast and to many major markets to the west.
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 serve South Carolina’s northeastern region. Myrtle Beach International Airport offers direct flights to more than 50 destinations while Florence Regional Airport provides direct flights to nearby Charlotte Douglas International Airport, connecting the region to more than 170 destinations across the globe. Other nearby airports include Charleston International Airport and Columbia Metropolitan Airport.