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Government of Ontario

Government of Ontario

July 30, 2015 13:30 ET

Hamilton International Airport New Cargo Facility Now Open

HAMILTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 30, 2015) - Today, Diane Finley, Member of Parliament for Haldimand-Norfolk and Minister Responsible for Southwestern Ontario, along with Liz Sandals, Minister of Education and Member of Provincial Parliament for Guelph and municipal representatives, announced the opening of the new cargo facility at the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport.

The facility will support a variety of logistics services, from multiple truck docks, to dedicated merchandise and courier handling, as well as secured customs areas. It will also include temperature controlled systems for a wide variety of climate-sensitive goods such as flowers, fruits and vegetables, and pharmaceutical products.

As one of Canada's busiest airports for domestic air-cargo distribution, this new facility will support Hamilton International Airport's presence in the air cargo industry and provide enhanced service to local businesses, cargo carriers and freight shippers, while creating jobs and delivering significant economic benefits to the region.

Quick Facts

  • The governments of Canada and Ontario jointly committed $8 million towards total eligible costs for this initiative, under the Provincial-Territorial Base Fund.
  • Tradeport International Corporation, the organization responsible for management and development of John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport, is contributing $4 million to this project.
  • The total estimated cost of the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport air cargo facility project is $12 million.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to invest in important infrastructure projects like this one. This new cargo facility has created jobs, will deliver significant economic benefits to our entire region, and will secure the airport's place as world-class shipping-hub for years to come. This investment demonstrates our Government's continued commitment to creating jobs, growth and long-term prosperity right here in southwestern Ontario and across Canada."

The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Member of Parliament for Haldimand Norfolk

"Our government is committed to building a stronger, more prosperous province through investments in priority infrastructure like the cargo centre at the Hamilton International Airport. This project will provide new opportunities in international trade, create good paying jobs, and help support the economy in the Hamilton region. The province is making unprecedented investments in infrastructure to help build Ontario up and ensure economic growth for future generations."

The Honourable Liz Sandals, Minister of Education; Member of Provincial Parliament for Guelph

"We're thrilled with the new cargo center and look forward to the opportunities it will help facilitate at John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport. This facility will allow us to maintain Hamilton International Airport's dominant presence in the overnight express cargo segment in Canada, and create new opportunities to diversify the types of goods that can be processed through the Airport."

Frank Scremin, President and CEO, John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport

Associated Links

To learn more about the Provincial-Territorial Base Fund visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/prog/ptbase-finbasept-eng.html

For more information on Ontario's infrastructure investments, please visit http://www.moi.gov.on.ca/en/.

For additional information on the New Building Canada Plan, visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/plan-eng.html.

To learn more about the Government of Canada's focus on jobs and the economy consult Canada's Economic Action Plan at http://www.budget.gc.ca/2015/home-accueil-eng.html.

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Contact Information

  • Vincent Rabault, Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Infrastructure,
    Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs,
    and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada
    for the Regions of Quebec
    613-943-1838

    Andrew Forgione
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Economic Development,
    Employment and Infrastructure
    416-212-4217

    Lauren Yaksich
    Director, Marketing and Communications
    John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport
    media@flyhamilton.ca

    Infrastructure Canada
    613-960-9251
    Toll free: 1-877-250-7154
    media@infc.gc.ca