Windsor-Essex is within 500 miles (804.5km) of 60% of the manufacturing capability of Canada and the United States and the efficient transportation infrastructure in the region ably supports today's "Just-in-Time" method of manufacturing production.
The Windsor-Essex area is one of North America's most efficient locations for transportation and communications. The region enjoys direct access to the air, rail, and trucking transportation networks linking Canadian and US markets. Experienced bonded agents, customs brokers, warehousing and freight handlers ensure the easy movement of all types of goods both in and out of the country. Windsor-Essex is the western terminus of Highway 401 which provides east-west access throughout southern Ontario and Quebec. The Ambassador Bridge and the Windsor-Detroit Tunnel link the Port of Windsor with major highways in the United States. There are over thirty major trucking firms located in Windsor-Essex alone.
The Essex Terminal Railway (ETR) operates in the Port of Windsor with rail connections to the Canadian National, Canadian Pacific and Norfolk and Western.