Connecticut is New England state; along New York and New Jersey, it completes the Tri-State area. It sits in a key location along the Atlantic Ocean and is close to other major business centers. Connecticut is a strategic location when your company is looking to store and transport goods in the U.S. and internationally.
Connecticut has an established multi-modal transportation system. Major interstates and highways include I-95, which runs along the coast, I-84, which is centrally located, I-91 and I-395. Several railways round out ground transportation, these include CSX Transportation, New England Central Railroad, Connecticut Southern Railroad, Pan Am Railways and Housatonic Railroad.
Airports in the state include Bradley International Airport, Tweed New Haven Regional Airport, Danbury Municipal Airport and Sikorsky Memorial Airport.
Major seaports in the state include the Port of Bridgeport, and the Port of New Haven. The Port of Bridgeport features over 40 pieces of electric forklift equipment for handling cargo in refrigerated warehouses/ships, 20 additional pieces of forklift equipment up to 20 tons capacity and a shore crane with a 110-ton capacity. There are Approximately 20 acres of outside storage/staging area, 130,000 square feet dry storage space inside, 85,000 square feet of refrigerated warehouse space with temperature capability to 32° F. Bonded storage is available. Refrigerated storage is certified by USDA for cold treatment.
According to the city of New Haven Port Authority, “The Port of New Haven is the highest volume commercial shipping port on the Long Island Sound and is considered the busiest port between Boston and New York City. With a federally authorized channel depth of 35 feet and a width of 400 to 800 feet, New Haven Harbor can accommodate ships ranging from 20,000 to 40,000 deadweight tons. The Port of New Haven is strategically located at the junction of Interstates 95 and 91 with access to freight rail service for the movement of cargo. The 366 acre port district is primarily comprised of a cluster of privately owned facilities that handle petroleum products, general bulk, cargo, scrap metal, metallic products, cement, sand, stone, salt, break bulk and project cargo.”
With the multi-modal transportation system and lower costs for business than other major economic centers in the area, Connecticut is an excellent location for a business hub. Several cities stand out as top locations for warehousing services companies in Connecticut including Bridgeport, Hartford and New Haven.
Bridgeport sits at the mouth of the Pequonnock River on Long Island Sound. The Port of Bridgeport handles vessels, barges and trucks. It offers direct access to Interstate 29. CSX Transportation provides rail service. The city is a less expensive alternative to other New England areas for living and doing business.
Hartford is the capital of Connecticut and one of the oldest cities in the United States. Several large corporations have headquarters in the city including United Technologies, Aetna, Hartford Financial Services Group, Travelers Insurance and CIGNA insurance.
Bradley International Airport and Hartford-Brainard Airport serve the Hartford metropolitan area. Interstates include I-84 and I-91. Providence & Worcester Railroad provides freight rail service.
New Haven is located on the northern shore of the Long Island Sound. Major industries in the city include education, bio-science, transportation, trade and health care. New Haven is also the home of Yale University.
The Port of New Haven is an important center for trade and transportation. The port has the capacity to load 200 trucks a day from the ground or via loading docks. Rail transportation access is available, with a private switch engine for yard movements and private siding for loading and unloading. CSX Transportation is a major railroad in the area. There is direct access to I-91 and I-95. Tweed New Haven Regional Airport serves the area.
Connecticut as a Warehousing Hub
Connecticut has historic charm and natural beauty. The state offers lower costs for doing business than other large centers in the Northeast, making it an ideal warehousing hub. Easy access to key markets and extensive multi-modal transportation infrastructure, and warehousing space help the state stand apart. Contact us today for more information on the best locations for warehousing services companies.