Work begins on Halifax Stanfield Airport's new logistics centre
WORK has started on a new logistics centre at Halifax Stanfield Airport (HI) in Canada, which is due to open in early 2021 and aims to cater for a range of Canadian goods - from Nova Scotia lobster to aeronautical components
WORK has started on a new logistics centre at Halifax Stanfield Airport (HI) in Canada, which is due to open in early 2021 and aims to cater for a range of Canadian goods - from Nova Scotia lobster to aeronautical components.
The Air Cargo Logistics Park has been made possible thanks to investments of CAD18 million from the federal government, CAD5 million from the provincial government, and a contribution of CAD$13 million from HI.
The new centre is being built on 25 acres of vacant land at Halifax Stanfield and will include a new cargo apron area, buildings for cargo handling, an aircraft de-icing facility and associated operational areas both airside and groundside.
Cargo exports out of Halifax Stanfield have seen five consecutive years of record growth. Overall, air cargo exports created a total economic output of $514.1 million for the provincial economy, the airport claimed.
In 2018, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island's economy also benefitted from Halifax Stanfield's cargo services, with $65.7 million worth of goods exported through Halifax, creating a total economic output of $100.1 million for those provinces, reports London's Air Cargo News.
Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil said the new cargo facility will play a key role in helping Nova Scotia businesses bring more of their world-class products, including live lobster, to international markets.
'The new cargo processing and logistics facility - the largest in Atlantic Canada - will be an important addition to our transportation network,' said Mr McNeil. 'I'm pleased to see more opportunities for businesses in Nova Scotia and the region to get their high-quality products to market. Growing our exports will help create jobs at home and strengthen our economy.'