Source: Adapted from Google Earth.
Logistic Centric Industrial Park, Wheatland, Pennsylvania
A logistic centric industrial park is a cluster of activities
related to freight distribution that are not related to an
intermodal terminal, but simply to road accessibility. The above
site depicts such a zone, located halfway between Chicago and New
York on the I-80, which is the major highway servicing this
corridor. Chicago is commonly the hub for long distance rail
services carrying import cargo from the West Coast (e.g. through Los
Angeles / Long Beach). At Chicago many freight forwarders elect to
switch their East Coast bound cargo to road instead of rail. Such a
strategy has favored the setting of logistic zones at locations
along major highway axis between the Midwest and the East Coast.
They include a range of activities such as warehousing,
cross-docking, chassis depots as well as basic supporting activities
like restaurants and hotels.