Infrastructure in Georgia
The seamless connection of Georgia’s logistics infrastructure offers businesses a significant competitive advantage and is the reason why Georgia was ranked the No. 2 state for infrastructure and global access (Area Development magazine, 2015).
When companies choose Georgia, they are choosing a solid foundation of air, land and sea transportation that sustains business growth in an increasingly globalized economy. Logistics giants such as Delta Air Lines, UPS, SAIA and Manhattan Associates are headquartered in Georgia, as well as internationally-recognized brands like The Home Depot, The Coca-Cola Company and Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation.
Georgia is an international center for air passenger travel, home to the world’s most traveled airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
- Direct flights to 70 international destinations in 50 countries
- Access to 80 percent of the U.S. market within a two-hour flight
- 3 cargo complexes of more than 2 million square feet of warehousing enables rapid handling and the movement of over 650,000 tons of cargo annually
- Offers nearby cold storage for perishables and is the only airport in the Southeast with USDA-approved cold-treatment capabilities as an alternative to methyl bromide. Delta Air Lines also offers an on-airport refrigeration facility for perishable cargo
- A 250-acre Georgia Foreign Trade Zone site accelerates movement of goods from the port
The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) facilitates global trade through deepwater ports in Savannah and Brunswick, with inland operations in Bainbridge and Columbus.
Port of Savannah
- Most efficient seaport operation in North America due to its large single-terminal design
- Fourth-busiest and fastest growing U.S. container port
- Dedicated on-terminal rail intermodal facilities for two Class I railroads, CSX and Norfolk Southern.
- Moves 20 percent of the East Coast’s overseas containers
- Customer service directly to cargo owners, unique to Georgia Ports
Port of Brunswick
- Nation’s busiest seaport for automobile imports, and sixth-largest for automobile processing in the world
- Second-largest grain facility on the East Coast
- Handles cargo for 21 domestic and foreign auto manufacturers
Georgia has a longstanding history as a major railway hub. The state’s capital city, Atlanta, was formed from a rail line’s terminus. The tradition continues today with the most extensive rail system in the Southeast and two Class I railroads, CSX and Norfolk Southern.
- Access to more rail miles than any other state in the Southeast, 4,680 miles of track
- Service by both of the Eastern U.S.’s Class I railroads, plus 24 short-lines
- Superior rail accessibility for intermodal, bulk, automotive and every type of shipment (ranked #3 state for rail accessibility by Area Development, 2015)
Georgia has an extensive interstate highway system facilitating the efficient movement of more than $620 billion of cargo by truck each year. Georgia’s six interstates connect to 80 percent of the U.S. population within a two-day truck drive.
- 1,200 miles of interstate highway and 20,000 miles of federal and state highway
- Four additional interstates (I-20, I-85, I-16, I-59) connect Georgia to 15 states
- More than $14 billion of approved funding for new roadway infrastructure on trucking thoroughfares.