Goods Movement

Hamilton is one of the prime North American Gateways for global goods movement, logistics and distribution. Through its strategic partnerships with the Port of Hamilton, the 24 hour John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport, strong links to international trucking and rail lines, access to suppliers and 400 series highways/QEW, Hamilton is considered the backbone of Canada’s advanced manufacturing sector, Hamilton is “at the centre of it all.”  Located in the middle of Canada’s most populated province (Ontario) and within a one day’s drive of 170 million people from across Canada and the United States, Hamilton stands alone in southern Ontario as the only city that can offer all four modes of transportation, rail, road, air, port, with lower costs, efficient and uncongested global connections to serve external markets.

Recently, major infrastructure investments have been made in Hamilton goods movement resulting in new business opportunities and revenue growth. These include: the new Red Hill Creek Expressway, purchase of employment lands with airside access, new HWY #6, airport CAT 2 ILS system, terminal expansion at the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport, Hamilton Port Authority acquisition of Pier 22 formerly Stelco lands, and HWY H2O initiatives including seaway lock upgrades. Hamilton was the first Canadian City to become a member of the economic, environmental and social solution, known as HWY H2O. Hamilton continues its proactive enhancements pursuing Rapid Transit for the betterment of the community and resultant benefits for goods movement.

Strategic partnerships with business and strong linkages to education, complemented by investments in technology and infrastructure to move goods and people efficiently, prove that Hamilton is taking a collaborative and intelligent approach to building a sustainable economy. Whether it be business to business introductions, cross referrals, site selection, organization memberships, information and resources sharing, we are proud to work along side Hamilton International Airport and the Airport Employment Growth District project team, CareGo, Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association of Canada, CN, CPR, SOR – Rail America, Canadian Transportation Research Forum,  Hamilton Chamber Transportation Committee, Hamilton Port Authority, Hamilton Training Advisory Board, HWY H2O, Metrolinx, McMaster Institute for Transportation and Logistics, Mohawk College, Regional Commercial Council, Supply Chain Logistics Canada, Southern Ontario Gateway Council, and the Transportation Club of Hamilton.

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For more information please contact:

Sue Rimac
Business Development Consultant
Tel: 905-546-2424 ext 1011
E-mail: Sue.Rimac@hamilton.ca