Map of Airport Locations
Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
provides The Shoals with direct commuter
Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
via Silver Airways.
Huntsville International Airport
Birmingham International Airport
(BHM) provide the air
traveler with many choices for
convenient air travel to destinations
around the world.
Companies needing to ship or receive
cargo by air will appreciate the close
proximity of The Shoals to the
International Intermodal Center at the
Huntsville International Airport and to
Memphis International Airport, which
is the world’s busiest airport for air
Map of Rail Lines
Rail service is readily available to
business and industry in the Shoals.
Southern Railroad serves Colbert
Tennessee Southern Railroad, a
short line that connects directly to
Railroad, serves Lauderdale County.
Rail System Map
Rail Service in
Alabama (includes a rail map)
Located on the navigable Tennessee
River, the Shoals area has direct access
to the Gulf of Mexico via the
Waterway and the Mississippi River.
Several private companies operate their
own barge terminals and contract these
services on a company-by-company basis.
Port of Florence, on Pickwick Lake,
is located at Tennessee River Mile
256.5. It is owned and operated by the
Florence-Lauderdale County Port
Authority, a public, non-profit
corporation serving businesses and
industry in Northwest Alabama.
of Florence can provide bulk materials
handling by (1) clam shell to rail or
truck, (2) by dump chute from truck to
barge, or (3) by transloader from rail or
truck to barge. An overhead bridge crane
has the ability to unload steel coils
and other materials. A lighted public
dock area is available for short-term
use on a contract basis.
Navigation on the Tennessee River
Tenn-Tom Waterway Maps
Port of Entry and Foreign Trade Zone
The Shoals area is included in the Port
of Entry and Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ)
areas served by the Huntsville-Madison
County Jetplex. An International
Intermodal Center at Huntsville is
capable of receiving, transferring,
storing, and distributing containerized
cargo by all modes of transportation.
Trade Zone 83
Additional Transportation Links
Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT)
Traffic Counts for Roadways in The Shoals
(Zoom in on Colbert and
Lauderdale Counties in the
northwest corner of the state)