Duplin County Economic Development Commission

Transportation in Duplin County.

Located at the mid-point between New York and Miami, Duplin County is ideally positioned for access to Eastern U.S. markets. And with a well-developed transportation network and utility capacities to meet the demands of industry, we have everything your company needs to take full advantage of a Duplin County location.

Highways     Seaports     Air Service     Rail Service


Interstate 40 is accessible via six exits across Duplin County and provides easy connections to I-95, I-85, I-77 and I-26. The County is also traversed by a well-maintained network of U.S. and state highways. Typical drive times are:

Interstate 95: 30 minutes
Wilmington: 55 minutes
Morehead City: 1.5 hours
NC Beaches: 40 minutes
Raleigh/Research Triangle Park: 1.5 hours
Myrtle Beach, SC: 2 hours

Two-thirds of the U.S. population is within a day’s trucking distance of Duplin County.
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Two deep-water ports — in Wilmington and Morehead City, North Carolina — serve Duplin County shippers. Both ports are within a one-hour drive, and are capable of accommodating large ocean container vessels.

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Air Service.

Duplin County Airport (DPL) near Kenansville is a modern facility that gives private aircraft fast access to eastern U.S. destinations. The airport features a 6,000 ft. lighted runway with instrument landing capabilities, a terminal with conference facilities, corporate hangars and state-of-the-art above ground fueling stations for Jet-A and 100-LL.

Scheduled airline service is available via Raleigh-Durham International Airport (70 minute drive) and Wilmington International Airport (30 minute drive).

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Rail Service.

CSX Railroad bisects Duplin County.

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