Fargo Moorhead has been chosen by Expansion Management and Logistics Today as among the 50 most logistics friendly cities in America, receiving a “Five-Star Logistics City” ranking. Fargo Moorhead is located at the intersection of two major interstate highways, is a divisional headquarters on the BNSF Railroad mainline and has an intermodal port, a U.S. Customs Port of Entry, a Foreign Trade Zone designation and an international airport with multiple commercial carriers and charter services.
Hector International Airport is located adjacent to North Dakota State University Research
and Technology Park and is just 10 minutes from the Fargo Moorhead central business district. The airport’s primary runway is 9,546 feet long by 150 feet wide and is fully capable for all landing instrument systems. The airport recently renovated and updated its facilities and expanded to five terminal gates to meet the needs of increased passenger traffic. In fact, 2010 was its busiest year on record.
Non-stop service to Chicago & Denver
General Aviation Airports & Fixed Base Operators Services: Fargo Jet Center, Inc. offers 24-hour aviation services in the Fargo Moorhead area. With a wide range of services including chartered flights, fueling and US Customs Port of Entry designation, Fargo Jet Center, Inc. is a top-notch FBO in North America.
In addition to the Fargo Jet Center Inc. the Fargo Moorhead area is also home to a number of local general aviation airports in the communities of Casselton, Kindred, Moorhead, and West Fargo. Services available at these facilities include:
- Full Service Fixed Base Operators
- Aviation Fuel
- Aircraft Charter Services
- School & Training
- Aircraft Sales & Rental
- Aircraft Maintenance
- Avionics Shop
- GPS & VOR Instrument Approaches
Overnight shipping services are provided by FedEx and UPS. FedEx shipments from Fargo are trucked to Grand Forks, ND, and flown from there to FedEx’s
hub in Memphis, TN. From Memphis, FedEx provides nationwide nonstop service. UPS shipments are flown from Fargo to Sioux Falls to the UPS hub in Louisville, KY . From Louisville, UPS offers nationwide nonstop service. In addition, DHL provides international cargo service to Fargo Moorhead and the surrounding region. Cargo is transferred from Fargo to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport for international shipment. Ground Ca rgo services More than 80 motor carrier companies, representing hundreds of tractors, trailers and trucks, haul every type of cargo for businesses in Fargo Moorhead. Of these companies, 56 offer truckload services, 13 offer less-than-truckload, and 23 offer private service. A complete list of companies is available upon request.
U.S. Customs Port of Entry: Hector International Airport is a U.S. Customs Port of Entry and full-time Customs Service is available.
Foreign Trade Zone: Fargo has a designated foreign trade zone (FTZ), a restricted-access site in or adjacent to a U.S. Customs port of entry that is legally defined as outside the Customs territory of the United States. A company that is in an FTZ can eliminate, reduce or defer tariffs on parts they import. This directly and positively impacts the bottom line for local manufacturers that conduct business globally. For our companies in Clay County, FTZ status can be achieved by working with existing FTZs in Minnesota.
Being located in the center of North America means Fargo Moorhead is the perfect location to move goods and materials anywhere — and the transportation infrastructure to get it there. Fargo Moorhead is served by four railroads: BNSF, Canada Pacific Railway (CPR), Otter Tail Valley Railroad (OTVR), and Red River Valley Western Railroad (RRVW). An intermodal facility is located in Dilworth, Minnesota, within the Fargo Moorhead metro area.