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Distribution and Logistics

Locating halfway between Miami and New York and within an 8-hour drive to over 50 percent of the major U.S. markets will allow your company to trim its logistics costs and increase its competitive position in the global marketplace.

Why is the NESA Region ideal for your distribution and logistics needs?

Major Interstate Access

  • I-95 North/South (Maine to Florida)
  • I-20 East/West (South Carolina to Texas)
  • I-73 North/South - Proposed (Michigan to South Carolina)

Airport Access

  • Florence Regional and Myrtle Beach International airports are within the NESA Region
  • Columbia Metro, Chartlotte Douglas International and Charleston International airports are all within a short drive of the Region

Railroad Access

  • Over 350 miles of rail as well as numerous rail-served sites within the NESA Region
  • Access to Class 1 CSX rail throughout the region

Port Access

  • Georgetown, South Carolina
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Savannah, Georgia
  • Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Jacksonville, Florida

Transportation and Distribution Wage Rate Comparison

Occupation Title  USA SC  NESA 
Median Hourly Wage
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators $13.98  $13.29  $13.58 
Laborers and Freight, Stock & Material Movers  $10.89  $10.29  $13.58 
Machine Feeders and Offbearers  $12.29  $13.14  $11.07 
Material Moving Workers  $15.68  $19.30  $16.21 
Motor Vehicle Operators  $11.97  $16.22  $13.62 
Packers and Packages  $9.16  $8.89  $8.39 
Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor Trailer  $17.92  $16.54  $16.00 
Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Service  $13.27  $11.71  $11.42 

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics: May 2008 Occupation Employment and Wage Estimates; NESA (extrapolated data)


To find out more reasons why the NESA Region is the ideal location for your distribution and logistics operation, please click here to download our Distribution and Logistics Brochure.