Freight

Chicago is the nation's freight hub

Recent Wins

  • Tax Air Freight, leased a second distribution/warehouse space in Franklin Park totaling 55,251 Sq Ft
  • Old Dominion Freight Lines, purchased an additional 78,830 Sq Ft of distribution/warehousing space in Chicago
  • Saia LTL Freight, built a facility that totals 70,000 Sq Ft in the Mundelein/Grayslake area
  • Pilot Air Freight, leased 138,086 Sq Ft of distribution/warehouse space in Northlake

Why Chicago

Chicago’s strategic location in the Midwest makes it a natural hub for freight services. In addition to convenient access to rail lines and highways, Chicago is also home to two international airports (O’Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport) that draw in freight activity from all parts of the globe. O’Hare Airport, for example, transported around 1,486,327.8 freight cargo tonnage in 2016 while Midway Airport transported 21,724.7 freight cargo tonnage in 2016. Freight impacts many of the region’s sectors, including manufacturing, wholesale, and retail. As a result, it is imperative for Chicago to continue to bolster freight industry activity in the Midwest.
 

Learn more about Chicago’s freight industry:

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