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St. Charles Parish’s intermodal location along the Mississippi River provides direct access to major markets throughout the state and world. 


Freight Rail
Freight rail in St. Charles Parish is served by the Canadian National Illinois Central, Union Pacific, Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Kansas City Southern railroads, which connect to the six-carrier network of the New Orleans area, the largest in the southern United States.

Water Transportation
Water transportation is a major means to access St. Charles Parish. Cargo can be delivered from St. Charles Parish to all of mid-America via the 19,000-mile Mississippi River system. For international access, the nearby deepwater Port of South Louisiana and Port of New Orleans operate foreign trade zones.

Air Transportation
Air transportation is available from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, which is located less than five miles from St. Charles Parish providing one and two stop service to nearly all major domestic and international destinations.

Truck/Freight Carriers
Truck/freight carriers service the St. Charles Parish area with easily accessible interstate highway connectivity via I-310 and I-10.