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Northwest Florida’s unique geographic location within the State of Florida makes it an ideal location for companies involved in transportation, distribution, and logistics (TDL). The Panhandle is a major TDL center, providing quick and easy access to the rapidly growing Southeastern United States. In fact, companies can reach virtually all primary southeastern markets within a one-day truck haul from anywhere in Northwest Florida. 

Northwest Florida has an outstanding transportation infrastructure. The region is home to four commercial airports (Pensacola, Tallahassee, Northwest Florida Regional Airport near Fort Walton Beach, and Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport near Panama City, the only major new airport to be constructed in the United States since 9/11/2001). The region also offers 17 public general aviation airports, two deep-water ports, both of which are designated Foreign Trade Zones, and a barge port with direct Intracoastal Waterway and Gulf of Mexico access. Interstate 10, Northwest Florida’s main east-west connector, spans the entire region, connecting Jacksonville, Florida, with Los Angeles California, and providing easy, single-day access from Northwest Florida to the Ports of Jacksonville, Mobile, and New Orleans.

A major CSX rail line, which runs parallel to I-10, is intersected by numerous short line railroads, providing direct rail access to the region’s ports, as well as Norfolk Southern. The region offers intermodal opportunities for companies that ship by truck, rail, and ocean carrier, providing excellent access for companies involved in importing and exporting. Port Panama City, with its six deepwater berths, Foreign Trade Zone status and 200-acre Intermodal Distribution Center, is a significant regional asset, as is the Port of Pensacola. The 65-mile short-line Bay Railroad begins at the Port of Panama City and provides access to both CSX and Norfolk Southern. The Port of Port St. Joe in Gulf County provides unique opportunities for companies that require barge access to the Intracoastal Waterway and/or the Gulf of Mexico. These transportation assets, coupled with the new 4,000-acre Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport near Panama City in Bay County, make Northwest Florida an ideal hub for international trade.

The region is home to numerous manufacturers and distributors, as well as specialized transportation companies serving those customers. One of the largest distribution centers in Northwest Florida is the Family Dollar distribution center, which occupies over 1 million square feet adjacent to Interstate 10 in Jackson County. Family Dollar serves stores in four states from the Jackson County location. Family Dollar, like many other transportation, distribution, and logistics companies, was attracted to Northwest Florida because of the region’s skilled and dedicated workforce, transportation infrastructure, and proximity to the Southeastern United States.

 

Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics - Map

Ground Freight

  • A & A Transfer & Storage Inc
  • AAA Cooper Transportation
  • AAA Transfer & Storage Inc
  • Aadvantage Relocation Inc
  • ABF Freight System  Inc
  • All My Sons Moving & Storage
  • American International Moving
  • American Safety Movers  Inc
  • American Transfer & Storage Co
  • Behety-Hayes Construction Co
  • Benton Express  Inc
  • Bonded Transportation  Inc
  • C & B Moving Co Inc
  • Campbell Moving & Storage Co
  • Cato Enterprises  Inc
  • City Movers
  • Coleman American Moving Services Inc
  • Con-Way Freight  Inc
  • Courier People Inc
  • Covan World-Wide Moving Inc
  • Donaldson Enterprise  Inc
  • Duncan Trucking Inc
  • Federal Express Corporation
  • First Courier Inc
  • Florida Rock & Tank Lines Inc
  • G2c Enterprises  Inc
  • Gator Freightways Inc
  • Gilmore Enterprises Inc
  • Greyhound Lines Inc
  • Guardian Storage Inc
  • Hackbarth Delivery Service Inc
  • Haynes Transportation Co
  • Jenkins Transfer & Storage
  • Jim Keeler Enterprises  Inc
  • McCullough Trucking Inc
  • McKenzie Tank Lines  Inc
  • Miracle Strip Moving & Storage
  • North Florida Woodlands Inc
  • Parkway Wrecker Service  Inc
  • P.A.T. Auto Transport  Inc
  • Paul Arpin of Pensacola Inc
  • Paulks Moving & Storage  Inc
  • Pensacola Moving & Storage
  • Residential Commercial Transport Co LLC
  • S & M Transportation Inc
  • Saia Motor Freight Line  LLC
  • Schwans Home Service Inc
  • Shaw Moving & Storage
  • Shelton Trucking Service  Inc
  • Shoreline Transportation Inc
  • Simmons Moving and Storage
  • Slay Transportation Co  Inc
  • Southeastern Freight Lines Inc
  • Suddath Relocation Systems
  • Super Vac of Pensacola Inc
  • Starving Students Moving
  • United Parcel Service 
  • Van Horn Transfer and Storage Co
  • Westside Towing Inc

Logistics

  • Active Moving & Storage Co
  • Bell Moving & Storage
  • Coleman American Moving Services Inc
  • Covan World-Wide Moving Inc
  • Fedex Ground Package Systems Inc
  • Florida Coca-Cola Bottling Co
  • Fsh Auto Shop
  • Gilmore Moving & Storage  Inc
  • Golden Flake Snack Foods Inc
  • Golden Gin & Warehouse  Inc
  • J Trans Shuttle
  • Leroy Hill Coffee Company Inc
  • Lewis Bear Company
  • Linea Peninsular  Inc
  • Panama City Port Authority
  • R3 Logistics Inc
  • Record Management Services
  • Segers Aviation  Inc
  • Williamson Industries Inc

Rail

  • Bayline Railroad LLC
  • CSX Transportation Inc

Water

  • Elmo of Destin  Inc
  • Marine Transportation Services Inc
  • Mar-K Towing Inc
  • NSWCDD Coastal Systems Station
  • Seaward Services  Inc
  • SSA Marine Inc
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