Hamilton Economic Development

$12-million cargo warehouse coming to Hamilton airport

A $12-million air cargo warehouse is getting clearance to land at Hamilton airport.

The facility is being funded through a joint partnership between the federal, provincial and city governments and TradePort InternRendering of the new air cargo logistics facility at Hamilton International Airportational Corporation, the private company that operates the airport under a long-term lease from the city.

New artist renderings of the Air Cargo Logistics Facility show it will have direct access from the airport’s landing strips and will be located on a redeveloped piece of land.

It is slated to open in 2015.

The facility will be equipped with multiple trucking docks and specialized handling environments for niche markets such as pharmaceutical and biomedical industries, automobile manufacturing and perishable goods.

In a news release, airport management said a focus “on customized solutions for the efficient movement of such goods in and out of the southern Ontario region will further support the development of clean industries in and around the Hamilton area.

“The Facility will add to Hamilton’s strength as a multi-modal gateway for goods movement and set a strong footing for future development of the Airport Employment Growth District, a city initiative to develop designated lands surrounding the Airport for light industrial and commercial activities.”

A tender for construction of the facility will be released shortly. Details are to be posted on the Internet site of John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport at flyhamilton.ca/business.

A recruitment process is also underway to secure a dedicated handling agent committed for the facility.

Any one interested in business development opportunities within the facility is welcome contact Lauren Yaksich at lyaksich@flyhamilton.ca.

Watch thespec.com for updates and see the full story in Tuesday’s Spectator.

Article courtesy of Steve Arnold, The Hamilton Spectator




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