MONTRÉAL – Transport Canada is spending $50 million to improve air freight and logistics at the International Aerocity of Mirabel. The Montreal airport authority will spend $57 million on the project.
The work includes refurbishing and extending the main apron to a cargo apron; improving the road network in the area for easier access to the new cargo apron and to increase aircraft parking capacity; and building 20,000 square metres of warehouse space dedicated to air freight and logistics.
This project will support the increase of Canadian goods exported to overseas markets by providing Montreal Airport with the necessary facilities in Mirabel to accommodate growth in export and import volumes of goods.
The project falls under the $2 billion National Trade Corridors Fund.
A call for proposals was launched on January 15, 2019, which focuses on diversifying Canada’s trade. The call will be open as long as there are funds available with no specific deadline to submit proposals.
Projects are assessed for the extent to which they will add capacity or address bottlenecks near major ports, airports, or along road and rail corridors in Canada that help generate or increase overseas trade.