Iredell County is 5 hours from three ports: Port of Charleston, Port of Wilmington, and Port of Morehead City. The Port of Charleston is the busiest container port along the Southeast and Gulf coasts, located nearly 210 miles from Charlotte, N.C.

  • The North Carolina Ports Authority operates an inland terminal in Charlotte, linking port facilities in Wilmington and Moorehead City with businesses in Charlotte.
  • Charlotte Inland Terminal 16 acres of stacking space for 391 containers and connect to Port of Wilmington, NC via CSX double-stake route

The Port of Wilmington is located nearly 200 miles from Charlotte, N.C.

  • Full-service deep-water port and marine terminal
  • Rail access to Charlotte region via Norfolk Southern and CSX
  • Deck height averages 12 ft. above mean low water
  • Facility can out load over 800 tons per hour with a 70,000 ton storage capacity

The Port of Morehead City is located approximately 315 miles from Charlotte, N.C.

  • Ranks second in U.S. for rubber imports, second to New Orleans
  • Direct highway access via I-95, I-40, US Hwy 17
  • Rail access to Charlotte region via Norfolk Southern

Other nearby ports include Savammah and Charleston in South Carolina, and Norfolk in Virgina 

Norfolk Southern Rail and the Alexander Railroad serve Iredell County. Norfolk Southern provides freight rail service linking Statesville and Mooresville to other regional markets.

  • Norfolk Southern Crescent rail corridor is more than a $2.5 billion rail infrastructure project that spans 11 states. Providing the fastest, most direct routes from the Southeast to the Northeast with convenient connection to Mexico and Los Angeles.
  • The Alexander Railroad short-line system connects the industrial corridor between Taylorsville and Statesville to Norfolk-Southern Railway. The 18 miles of short line currently serves customers in the grain, pulpboard, plastics, lumber products, and scrap paper industries.
  • The North Carolina Railroad Company spans 317 miles of North Carolina from Charlotte to Morehead City to view the corridors with freight routes, intermodal routes, and logistical center, here.



From rail and intermodal to interstates and highways, Iredell County is a logistics hub that keeps your company moving. For a list of logistics & distribution providers click here.