Transportation Networks

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In North Carolina’s Southeast, you can reliably move whatever you need wherever you need it to go. Our extensive modern transportation networks connect with the global economy, which makes doing business in North Carolina’s Southeast easier than ever before.

Reach over one-half of the U.S. marketplace from North Carolina’s Southeast region via our network of Interstates and U.S. highways. If your products are bound for international destinations, the deep-water ports of Wilmington and Morehead City offer convenient global access. Rail and air service round out the region’s transportation networks to provide businesses a wide range of options.

Ground Transportation

Ground Transportation

  • Ideal Interstate Access in Region: I-40, I-95, I-74, I-73, I-295, I-795, and future I-42
  • 8 interstates connect to over half of the U.S. consumer market
  • Future I-42 will generally follow the U.S. 70 corridor southeasterly, connecting Garner, Clayton, Smithfield, Selma, Goldsboro, Kinston, New Bern and Havelock with the Port of Morehead City

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Ports

Ports

  • C-TPAT certified and designated as FTZ 214
  • Port of Wilmington offers terminal facilities serving container, bulk, breakbulk and roll on-roll off cargo operations
  • Port of Morehead City, a breakbulk and bulk facility, is one of the deepest on the United States East Coast, and it’s just four miles from the Atlantic Ocean
  • Military Ocean Terminal at Sunny Point – U.S. Dept. of Defense “strategic port” designation

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Rail

Rail

  • CSX, Norfolk-Southern, North Carolina Railroad and several short lines provide efficient rail connections
  • Regional Short Lines:
    • Aberdeen Carolina & Western Railway Company
    • Aberdeen & Rockfish Railroad
    • Gulf & Ohio Railways
    • Laurinburg & Southern Railroad
    • R.J. Corman Railroad Group

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Air

Air

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