Here in Concordia’s prime Southeastern U.S.-Mississippi River location, strategic logistical assets converge to provide your operation the global speed and access for stronger supply chains and built-in market momentum. For maps showing the transportation assets of our Parish and region, click here.
Put your operation on the move with fast-flowing highway networks that provide pan-directional, transcontinental reach, from the east coast of Florida to the Pacific Ocean in California, and south to north from southern Louisiana to Chicago. Concordia offers immediate access to multiple four-lane U.S. Highways—U.S. 84, 65 and 15—as well as access within 100 miles to four Interstate highways, opening the strategic east-west corridors of I-20 and I-12 and the north-south routes of I-55 and I-49.
I-10’s east-west artery is only 150 miles away. With routes plus resources, including local trucking services, Concordia delivers.
At the Concordia General Airport, up-to-date facilities and 3,500-ft. runway answer the needs of general aviation and executive air travel, while the Natchez-Adams County Airport provides 24-hour air freight and jet capability on two lighted runways, 6,500 ft. and 5,000 ft. in length.
Only 65 miles away, Alexandria International Airport (AEX) offers both freight and commercial service through Delta, American and United. AEX is also equipped for large, wide-bodied charters and has served as a landing destination for U.S. Presidential and military transport aircraft.
The Canadian National-Illinois Central Railroad, only four miles away in Natchez, offers rail service extending from New Orleans to Chicago.
Clean and cost-effective, barge shipping has become the go-to global transport option for leading industry, and a quick check of the numbers shows why: One gallon of fuel takes one ton of cargo 514 miles on a barge, 202 miles on a train car and 69 miles in a tractor-trailer truck. Also, shipping on the Mississippi River provides a direct connection to international markets through the deepwater ports of the Gulf.
And as a new port begins construction, Concordia’s barge shipping becomes even more attractive with existing and emerging options that include: