The Kentucky I-71 Connected region is divided by the CSX Railroad that connects Louisville and Cincinnati. Several industrial sites in Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, and Oldham are located adjacent to the CSX rail lines. A spur into Carroll County serves the Chemical, Steel and Power plants located along the Ohio River.
CSX Railway Service Area
There are two international airports that serve the Kentucky Connected region – Louisville International Airport and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Whether your need is passenger service or material movement, both facilities are equipped to serve your needs.
According to the Airports Council International, Louisville is the ninth busiest cargo airport in the world. It is home to UPS “Worldport” the worldwide hub for United Parcel Service. This 5.2 million square feet facility is capable of processing over 80 packages per second. Worldport serves all international and domestic UPS hubs and handles mainly express and international packages.
The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport is located in Boone County, Kentucky. It is the home to DHL Express a division of Deutsche a leading worldwide logistics company. The Northern Kentucky hub connects the United States to Asia, Europe and the Americas. From this location DHL connects to over 100 service centers and five international gateways. UPS also operates a key retail logistics center in Hebron (Northern Kentucky) which is only minutes away from the airport. From this location 70 percent of the U.S. can be served with standard two day ground service.
Kentucky I-71 Connected’s northern border is the mighty Ohio River one of the busiest waterways in the United States. The Ohio River connects the region to the inland waterway system serving locations from the Gulf of Mexico to the St. Lawrence Seaway. The region has access to three public ports: Louisville Jefferson County Port Authority, Port of Indiana Jeffersonville and The Port of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. The ports are have the capability of handling bulk or container shipments. There are also several private terminals along the waterway that could potentially operate as shared facilities.
The Kentucky River divides the region and serves as a recreational waterway.