Logistics: Constant State Of Change

Massive disruptions to global supply chains during the pandemic have forced the logistics sector to rapidly adapt, with manufacturers moving their supplier networks closer to home.

The N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is investing $118 million into the project. The facility will have an estimated impact of 1,300 indirect jobs associated with industries that have access to the facility. Over time, the reduction in North Carolina truck-miles will lead to approximately $300 million in associated public benefits, like pavement maintenance savings, shipper savings, traffic congestion savings and emissions reductions.

“CSX appreciates the partnership it has developed with the N.C. Department of Transportation, and we commend the state for its leadership in making this project possible. CSX is excited to expand its intermodal network, and believes CCX will be a catalyst for economic growth and development in the eastern North Carolina region,” said CSX CEO James Foote.

“The facility is truly a game changer for this region,” said NCDOT Rail Division Director Jason Orthner. “Not only will it bring needed jobs, but CCX will also provide lower shipping costs and better access to markets for various industries in North Carolina.”

Nash County, NC has all of the advantages for companies and developers to grow, especially with I-95 running the entire length of the county and 500 acres of county-owned industrial land within a five to 30-mile radius of the terminal. Nash County invites you to learn more about the Carolina Connector and available industrial properties by visiting www.selectnashnc.com.


Oswego County is a truly multi-modal location, with access to ground, rail, air and water transportation for shipment of goods. Situated in Upstate New York, Oswego County is located centrally to New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Toronto and Montreal. A great location and a host of transportation options place Oswego County at the top of the list for manufacturing and logistics site selectors.

Oswego County has convenient access to Interstates 81 and 90, which provide north/south and east/west movement through the state. This places Oswego County within six hours of every major northeast market. Over 25 carriers provide both local and long-distance trucking to and from Oswego County, delivering to every major U.S. market. Multiple greenfield industrial sites are available throughout Oswego County, with excellent access to the highway system. Local logistics companies can provide transloading from truck to rail and offer myriad warehouse storage options, including dry, climate controlled and frozen.

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Oswego County Industrial Park in Schroeppel, NY. (Photo: Operation Oswego County, Inc.)

CSX offers daily rail transportation to Oswego County, with direct access at several sites and industrial parks. With a nearby rail yard and in-land port, CSX provides access to more than 21,000 miles of track in 23 states and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec, plus 70 ocean, lake and river ports. Coupled with nationwide transloading and warehousing, CSX makes rail a very viable transportation option for Oswego County businesses.

The Oswego County Airport offers two paved runways (5,200 feet and 4,000 feet) ideal for corporate, commercial and private aviation. There are approximately 170 acres of land available for industrial development immediately adjacent to the Oswego County Airport in the Oswego County Airport Industrial Park (AIP). The AIP has excellent potential for manufacturing or services companies which may find close proximity to air transport service advantageous. Syracuse’s Hancock International Airport is within 30 minutes of Oswego County. In addition to worldwide passenger transport, Hancock has facilities for air freight transport, including a 53,000-square-foot cargo building.

The Port of Oswego Authority is a deep-water port on the shores of Lake Ontario. As a hub and the first port-of-call in the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System, it is part of over 2,300 miles of water transportation from Duluth, Minnesota to the Atlantic Ocean. The Port primarily serves local and regional clients within 150 miles of the port. The Port of Oswego provides on-dock rail and truck loading, making for a smooth transition of goods to market. The Port also owns a 365-ton portable crane, one of the largest on the Great Lakes, suitable for large lift projects. The Port’s just-in-time storage capabilities provide additional flexibility to delivery schedules. The Port of Oswego expects to invest over $35 million into port facilities over the next several years to enhance their capacity and efficiency of handling everything from bulk agricultural goods to shipping containers to massive wind turbine components.

Oswego County also has access to water transportation via the NY State Barge Canal System for both commercial and recreational traffic. The canal system stretches from Albany to Buffalo, from the Great Lakes to the Hudson River, providing an additional connective corridor for the transport of goods.

Oswego County is one of four contiguous counties that comprise Foreign Trade Zone #90, with U.S. Customs Ports of Entry at Hancock International Airport and the Port of Oswego. The benefits of locating within FTZ #90 could include reduction of duties on materials and finished goods being imported and exported within the zone.

Oswego County has Greenfield sites available that are ready to build on. Within the county’s industrial parks, most sites have utilities and other necessary infrastructure in place. Select sites within the industrial parks have had comprehensive site profiles performed. These profiles expedite the selection process by eliminating much of the due diligence work for the potential purchaser, and several sites are also considered “shovel ready.”

The County of Oswego Industrial Development Agency recently acquired 185 acres adjacent to the Oswego County Industrial Park, doubling the size of the park. The land is zoned Industrial and is ready to be built upon. The park features direct access to State route 481, as well as over 4,000 feet of rail frontage bordering the back side of the park. This expansion was timely since there are only a few remaining lots in the original section of the park. The park expansion will be ideal for large warehouse and distribution projects, as it will feature large lot sizes, excellent highway access and proximity to workforce.

The Lake Ontario Industrial Park (LOIP) is situated in the City of Oswego’s federally designated Opportunity Zone. This could provide additional financial advantages for businesses seeking to locate there. The LOIP is located within one mile of the Port of Oswego, making it ideal for businesses which may find proximity to port services advantageous. Additionally, there is 1,700 feet of rail frontage along the backside of the park.