San Joaquin County has a robust goods movement network, with more than 7,000 lane miles and well-traveled highways such as State Route 99, I-5, State Route 132, I-580, I-205, State Route 120, State Route 4, and State Route 12. Connections to major destinations are imperative for our region. Highway interconnections position San Joaquin County as a cost-effective location for large companies’ west coast distribution centers.
Stockton Metropolitan Airport
The Stockton Metropolitan Airport has become an increasingly important regional hub for transporting cargo. Total cargo weight jumped more than 80% in 2017 but fell by 19% in 2018; Stockton Metropolitan Airport is currently the 84th-ranked cargo airport nationally. This goods movement mode may become even more relevant as San Joaquin County gains more warehousing and logistics job centers.
Port of Stockton
Another mode of global goods movement is the Port of Stockton, which handled 4.74 million metric tons of cargo in 24 different commodities in 2018. Port of Stockton 2018 Annual Report This year was the third consecutive year of increased tonnage growth. The port continues to support the region as an economic powerhouse operating at a 97% occupancy rate.