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The great city of Chicago is located near the Southern most area of Lake Michigan. This is one of the many factors that contribute to Chicago being the sixth largest export market in all the United States. So much so, that 1 in every 5 jobs in Chicago depend on imports or exports.
As we would expect for a city such as Chicago to have the greatest part of its freight transportation to be water born. Besides Chicago having a major freight rail and two major airports, where massive amounts of cargo enter and exit Chicago, its port still takes the lead. Illinois International Port is the port that moves the most cargo in all of the Great Lakes, by moving over 19 million tons of cargo per year. This massive movement of goods and products emerging from all ports in Chicago, would put Chicago among the top 36 ports in all of the United States. The cargo that embarks from these ports travel through the world, having an ever-present role in the global economy.
If Chicago's history shows us one thing, is that Chicago has been an leader and entrepreneur in freight transport since its early years. In 1906 the Chicago Tunnel Company created a railway freight tunnel network that traveled through the entire downtown are of Chicago. Chicago has for decades been a leader in freight transport, which brings no surprise as to why it is one of America's most thriving cities.
You thought Houston was big? New York City is the most densely populated city in the country, making it a breeding ground for industry and a challenge for urban freight transportation. Look beyond finance and you'll discover vital industries like tourism, fashion, consumer goods and entertainment that churn imports and exports in the region.
Trucking can be challenging when freight shipping to New York City because of its size and dense population, but it doesn't have to be with FreightCenter. We have an extensive network of freight partners that know how to navigate the complex road infrastructure, as well as provide multimodal options to ship goods to the rest of the country and the world. The bridges and tunnels of New York City are controlled by the Port Authority of NY & NJ.