From its beginning as a regional railroad center, the Atlanta metro area has always been both the transportation hub of the southeast and a principal crossroads of north-south, east-west travel. Logistics services providers and transportation companies in the area gain competitive efficiencies and strategic business advantages by operating in Fulton County.
Companies can move people and products quickly and easily via air, road, railway and sea to global markets in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa. That’s why four of the top 10 warehouse providers in North America are headquartered here and 90 percent of the top 25 global third party logistics providers (3PL’s) have established operations in this region.
Companies like UPS, Delta Airlines, SAIA and Manhattan Associates, among others, leverage Georgia’s 4,700 miles of railway, 118,777 miles of top-ranked public highways, the world’s busiest and most efficient airport, and two deep-water sea ports to maintain competitive advantage and offer cost efficiencies to their customers.
Many transportation and logistics companies relocating to the Atlanta area utilize the Center of Innovation (COI) for Logistics to acquire research and data as well as open doors both within the U.S. and in 10 international cities. COI helps companies access the leading technology and R&D centers of Georgia’s universities and private companies, while also allowing them to tap into internationally ranked and recognized advanced degree programs in logistics services and supply chain management through the state’s various academic institutions.