The Midwest Inland Port
Chicago may be well-known for their intermodal transportation, but the Midwest Inland Port (MIP) offers an alternative to Chicago’s extreme congestion, extended wait times, and costly tolls and other expenses, making it a better way to the Midwest. The MIP is a multi-modal transportation hub located in Decatur, Illinois that delivers international flexibility for companies through a well-positioned transportation corridor, connecting the Midwest to the East, West and Gulf Coasts of North America.
Some of the benefits include:
- An intermodal ramp with 25-minute average turn times with direct access to Three Class I Railroads (CN, Norfolk Southern, CSX) connecting to all North American rail networks
- A diverse community of importers and exporters in the area creates opportunities for intermodal container match-back shipments
- Non-congested, toll-free access to one of the country’s heaviest trucking and railway traffic flows
- A quick channel to coastal and export markets
- Possible reduced supply chain logistics costs
- Third Party Logistics providers offering freight forwarding, transloading, warehousing, stock management, temperature-controlled storage and more
- An abundance of competitively priced labor and an available workforce
- An airport equipped with a U.S. Customs Office, a Fixed-Based Operator (FBO) and runways measuring 8,400’ long and 150’ wide to handle large aircrafts
The Decatur area has local access to 33 million people within a 250-mile radius, including the cities of Chicago, Indianapolis, St. Louis, and the outskirts of Milwaukee. The population within this region is projected to grow over 3.8% in the next five years.
Additionally, Decatur has a regional advantage with access to more than 95 million consumers within a 500-mile radius, which is greater reach than Chicago, St. Louis, and Kansas City. The population within this region is projected to grow over 3.4% in the next five years.