Infrastructure in Georgia

The seamless connection of Georgia’s logistics infrastructure offers businesses a significant competitive advantage. When companies choose Georgia, they can rely on 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, United Parcel Service (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.

By Air
Georgia is an international center for air passenger travel, home to the world’s busiest and most efficient passenger airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

  • No other airport offers more scheduled flights than Atlanta’s. Direct flights to 75 international destinations in 50 countries.
  • Provides access to 80 percent of the U.S. market within a two-hour flight
  • Home to 14 cargo-only carriers
  • In addition to the three main cargo complexes that more move than 650,000 tons of cargo annually, the airport houses a U.S. Department of Agriculture -approved Perishables Complex, the only one of its kind in the Southeastern U.S.
  • A 250-acre Georgia Foreign Trade Zone site accelerates movement of goods from port.

By Sea
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

  • Fourth-largest and fastest growing U.S. container port
  • Convenient single-terminal design with two on-terminal Class 1 rail services, CSX and Norfolk Southern.
  • Moves 20 percent of the East Coast’s overseas containers
  • Largest concentration of retail import distribution centers in the Southeast, involving 37 weekly carrier service options and empties for exports

Port of Brunswick

  • Nation’s busiest seaport for automobile imports
  • Second-largest grain facility on the East Coast
  • Handles cargo for 21 domestic and foreign auto manufacturers
  • Sixth-largest automobile processing port in the world

By Rail
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 1 railroads, CSX and Norfolk Southern.

  • Largest intermodal hub in the Southeast
  • 5,000 miles of rail
  • Service by two Class 1 railroads and 24 short-line companies

By Road
Georgia has an extensive interstate highway system facilitating the efficient movement of freight by truck. Georgia’s six interstates connect to 80 percent of the U.S. population within a two-day truck drive.

  • Two major transcontinental interstate highways (I-95 and I-75)
  • Four additional interstates (I-20, I-85, I-16, I-59) connect Georgia to 15 states
  • 1,200 miles of interstate highway and 20,000 miles of federal and state highway
  • 5.9 million tons of freight on average transport via roads across the state weekly

Contact GDEcD

For answers to questions on Georgia’s infrastructure and global access, contact the Georgia Department of Economic Development at 404-962-4000. 

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