AllianceTexas - Business

Global Logistics Hub

Transportation solutions for logistics leaders.

The right location, amenities and infrastructure to propel growth.

Some of the most technically advanced industrial operations in the world are located at AllianceTexas. The region offers access to a world class transportation infrastructure that covers all ground, rail and air needs.

Strategic Location

AllianceTexas offers better, more efficient ways of shipping products across the United States or around the world. The Alliance intermodal rail facility performs about 1 million lifts per year, and offers rail service, while Fort Worth Alliance Airport provides air cargo transportation from a strategic, central location in the country. Area highways enable timely ground transportation throughout the region.

Economic Benefits

Watch Video - FTZ #196: An AllianceTexas Advantage

Foreign-Trade Zone #196 + Triple Freeport Inventory Tax Exemption:
To facilitate better supply-chain management, AllianceTexas’ Foreign-Trade Zone #196 delivers duty and tax benefits and consultation services* that are not available through any other mechanism, reducing costs and streamlining customs clearance. At Alliance, all three taxing entities, city, county, and school district have enacted the Freeport Tax Exemption on all eligible inventory. This exemption applies to inventory that is forwarded out of Texas within 175 days of the date acquired or brought into the state. 

*Hillwood provides free consultation to AllianceTexas customers guiding them through the FTZ process from education to savings evaluation to implementation. For more information contact the FTZ Team at 817.224.6000.

Alliance Global Logistics Hub

  • Amazon Regional Air Hub
  • FedEx Southwest Regional Sort Hub (Express, Ground, and Freight)
  • UPS Ground Hub
  • BNSF Alliance Intermodal Hub
  • Two Class I rail lines (BNSF Railway and Union Pacific)
  • Interstate Highway 35W from Mexico to Canada (NAFTA Highway)
  • Texas State Highways 114 and 170

Did You Know?

Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) No. 196 consists of 9,600 acres, and is currently ranked among the top U.S. general purpose FTZs for value of foreign merchandise admitted to the zone. 

Sample schedule for Triple Freeport Inventory Tax Exemption:

  • Day 1–Inventory arrives in Texas
  • Day 2-174 –Inventory is stored, assembled, manufactured, processed or serviced
  • Day 175–Inventory leaves Texas
  • Inventory Tax–NONE

Learn more about foreign-trade zones and the associated business advantages.