11. August 2011 11:58
"Memphis has an unsurpassed combination of air, rail, land and water shipping possibilities," explained Business Facilities Editor-in-Chief Jack Rogers. "When it absolutely, positively has to get there, it usually goes through Memphis."
Business Facilities, a website that covers business locations in Asia, Europe and North America, published a list of top 10 US metro areas for logistics / distribution / shipping. Memphis placed first, followed by Chicago and then Houston.
With five Class I railroads, the 3rd busiest trucking corridor in the country, the 4th largest inland port in the country and the world's busiest cargo airport for 18 of the last 19 years, Memphis has long distinguished itself as a global supply chain leader. The Greater Memphis area is home to a number of logistics companies (including our global headquarters!) and employs the largest percentage of transportation and utilities workers of any of the top 100 US metro areas.