Inside Logistics

Hamilton airport logistics centre to open in 2015

Facility will cater to niche product markets


Airside view of the new Hamilton facility. (Photo: Hamilton International Airport)

February 12, 2014
by MM&D Online staff

Hamilton, ON—John C Munro Hamilton International Airport has released details of the $12 million Air Cargo Logistics Facility slated to open in 2015. The project is funded through a joint partnership between the federal and Ontario governments and TradePort International Corporation, with support from Hamilton’s municipal government.

As depicted in new renderings, the Air Cargo Logistics Facility will be built with direct airside access on a redeveloped parcel of land.

Equipped with multiple trucking docks and specialized handling environments, the Air Cargo Logistics Facility will cater to niche product markets such as pharmaceutical and biomedical industries, automobile manufacturing and perishable goods. A focus on developing 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.

In the coming weeks Hamilton International Airport will release a tender for construction of the facility. A recruitment process is also currently underway to secure a dedicated handling agent committed to providing superior service standards for the handling of specialized products through the facility.