Transport

Whether by land, water, or air, Port Lansing can quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively put domestic and international markets within your reach. Port Lansing works with global logistics service providers to help importers and exporters cut through red tape and get the most out of the programs and services we offer.

Air

Located in Lansing, Mich., Capital Region International Airport (LAN) and Port Lansing provide air cargo shippers a comprehensive package of services that deliver seamless processing and shipments of both domestic and international freight. In addition to serving as the hub for UPS’s Michigan air operations, LAN works with nearly 20 other air cargo carriers that transport goods through the airport to domestic and global destinations. In 2013, more than 44 million pounds were shipped, received or transited by air cargo carriers at LAN. 

Benefits 

Port Lansing Is Logistics Simplified 

  • On NAFTA and major U.S. trade corridors.
  • Access to more than 9 million consumers in Michigan.
  • Proximity to major markets and 91 million consumers within 500 miles of Port Lansing.
  • 8,500-foot runway that accommodates the largest aircraft cargo freighters, including Boeing 747s.
  • On-site air and ocean freight-forwarding service. Complete services – including shipping documentation, arranging for pickup and drayage service, and air and ocean bookings for worldwide destinations – are available. 
  • On-site U.S. Customs and Border Protection staff, which means faster Customs clearances and consistent releases on imported merchandise
  • U.S. Customs Port Code: 3807; FIRMS Code: I078.
  • On-site cargo ground handling agent and cargo fixed-base operator, providing 24/7 cargo loading/unloading by experienced personnel servicing all aircraft types up to Boeing 747F.
  • Special Foreign Trade Zone possibilities. Foreign Trade Zones (FTZ) are designated areas where foreign and domestic merchandise is considered outside U.S. Customs territory. FTZ users enjoy better cash flow and savings or elimination of customs duties on activities within the FTZ area.
  • Airside and landside property available for development as close as three miles to Interstates I-69 and I-96, meaning no idling or waiting times from your Port Lansing facility to the interstate system – saving you fuel and eliminating costly waits. 

Scheduled Air Cargo Carrier

    

Truck

Port Lansing offers easy access to Interstates I-69 and I-96 and four-lane highway U.S. 127, answering your need for speed and being well connected. In 2013, more than 41 million tons were shipped, received or transited by truck through the Port Lansing service area. 

Benefits

Port Lansing Is Logistics Simplified 

  • On NAFTA and major U.S. trade corridors.
  • Access to more than 9 million consumers in Michigan.
  • Proximity to major markets and 91 million consumers within 500 miles of Port Lansing.
  • Ideal Central Michigan location reduces shipping costs by eliminating costly empty backhauls. Port Lansing provides quick access to the national interstate system. 
  • A variety of different-sized sites with fast permitting are available in the region. Port Lansing offers a wide range of land and facility sites that can meet the needs of any company’s project. Shovel-ready land sites of up to 100 acres with all utilities installed are immediately available.   
  • Site manufacturing and warehousing on a single-campus location. The Port Lansing Global Logistics Centre is a master-planned, logistics-friendly campus with single airport authority ownership that can get your project up and running with fast-track permitting and zoning.     
  • Special Foreign Trade Zone possibilities. Foreign Trade Zones (FTZ) are designated areas where foreign and domestic merchandise is considered outside U.S. Customs territory. FTZ users enjoy better cash flow and savings or elimination of customs duties on activities within the FTZ area.
  • Land sites as close as three miles to Interstates I-69 and I-96, which means no idling or waiting times from your Port Lansing facility to the interstate system – saving you fuel and eliminating costly waits.

Drive Times from Lansing to...

  • Chicago (3.5 hrs)
  • Montreal (10 hrs)
  • Toronto (4.75 hrs)
  • Detroit (1.5 hrs)
  • Atlanta (12 hrs)
  • Washington D.C. (9.5 hrs)
  • Columbus (4 hrs)
  • New York City (11.25 hrs).

Rail

Port Lansing is located at the intersection of CN and CSX main lines, providing direct access to the national rail system. In 2013, over 29 million tons were shipped, received or transited via rail through the Port Lansing service area.

Benefits

Port Lansing Is Logistics Simplified 

  • On NAFTA and major U.S. trade corridors.
  • Access to more than 9 million consumers in Michigan.
  • Proximity to major markets and 91 million consumers within 500 miles of Port Lansing.
  • CTC signalization main line service. The Class I railroads in the Port Lansing service area have upgraded to this latest form of railway signaling to speed transit times and improve efficiencies.
  • CN Railroad Automotive Distribution Facility – Lansing, Mich.
  • One of just 15 automotive distribution facilities in the CN network, this operation optimizes GM Delta Township distribution of finished product across North America.  
  • Logistics-friendly six-day switch service (as opposed to switch service once or twice per week) means your firm will enjoy faster rail transit times. 
  • A variety of different-sized development sites with rail siding are available in the region. Port Lansing offers a wide range of land and facility sites that can meet the needs of any company’s project.  
  • Site manufacturing and warehousing on a single-campus location. The Port Lansing Global Logistics Centre is a master-planned, logistics-friendly campus with single ownership that can get your project up and running with fast-track permitting and zoning.    
  • Special Foreign Trade Zone possibilities. Foreign Trade Zones (FTZ) are designated areas where foreign and domestic merchandise is considered outside U.S. Customs territory. FTZ users enjoy better cash flow and savings or elimination of customs duties on activities within the FTZ area.
  • Land sites available for development as close as three miles to Interstates I-69 and I-96, which means no idling and waiting times from your Port Lansing facility to the interstate system – saving you fuel and eliminating costly waits.

Port Lansing Railroads 

Class 1

CN : http://www.cn.ca/

CSX : http://www.csx.com/

Short Line 

Adrian & Blissfield Rail Road: http://www.abrailroad.com

Ocean

Port Lansing advances ocean freight transportation with full-container load (FCL) and less-than-container-load (LCL) services to international markets, providing greater supply chain control for your international goods. In 2014, more than 7 million ocean tons were shipped, received or transited through the Port Lansing service area. 

Benefits 

Port Lansing Is Logistics Simplified 

  • On NAFTA and major U.S. trade corridors.
  • Access to more than 9 million consumers in Michigan.
  • Proximity to major markets and 91 million consumers within 500 miles of Port Lansing.
  • Local container freight station services available for container export build-up and import devanning
  • U.S. port of lading and port of unlading for ocean through bills of lading
  • FCL, LCL and in-bond services from any first port of arrival
  • Drayage and bonded carriers services
  • On-site Foreign Trade Zone services
  • Modern bonded warehouse facilities