Today, the Federal and Ontario governments joined with Hamilton’s Municipal Government and TradePort International Corporation to celebrate the ground breaking of the $12M Air Cargo Logistics Facility at John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport.

Joint funding for the 77,000 square foot Facility was announced in January 2013 and will support the expansion of cargo operations at the Airport, stimulate job creation and economic development for the City of Hamilton and greater region.  The Facility is slated to open in Q2 2015.

At today’s ceremony, Hamilton International Airport Chairman, Ron Foxcroft; Vantage Airport Group President and CEO, George Casey, and Hamilton International Airport President and CEO, Frank Scremin, unveiled a plaque which will hang in the Air Cargo Logistics Facility, thanking the federal and provincial governments, as well as the City of Hamilton, for their support of the project.

“We are extremely excited for the new opportunities the air cargo logistics facility will bring to John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport,” said Frank Scremin, President and CEO of John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport, “This facility will allow us to further develop Hamilton International Airport’s strong presence in the air cargo industry, as well as increase the efficiency and diversity of goods that can be processed through the Airport.”

Present at today’s announcement were Minister Diane Finley, Minister Ted McMeekin, MPs Dean Allison, David Sweet, Mike Wallace and Phil McColeman, and Mayor Bob Bratina.

Quick Facts

  • Cargojet will be anchor tenant of the Facility, occupying approximately half of the space to support its national hub operations at the Airport
  • It is estimated that this project will add 50 immediate jobs through construction, once complete potentially 400 jobs will be generated through direct and indirect economic activity
  • John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport and its partners are responsible for over 2,700 total jobs and over $34 million in federal, provincial and municipal taxes each year

Ground Breaking (L to R): Edward Minich, Board Member and Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee TradePort; Frank Scremin, President & CEO TradePort; Minister Ted McMeekin; MP Phil McColeman; MP Dean Allison; Ron Foxcroft, Chairman of the Board TradePort; Minister Diane Finley; MP David Sweet; Mayor Bob Bratina; George Casey, President & CEO Vantage Airport Group and Board Member TradePort; MP Mike Wallace

putting shovels in the ground

Plaque Unveiling (L to R): Ron Foxcroft, Chairman of the Board TradePort; George Casey, President and CEO Vantage Airport Group and Board Member TradePortshaking hands

About John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport
John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport is a growing passenger airport and thriving cargo hub. In 2013, over 340,000 passengers used Hamilton International and over 75,000 tonnes of cargo was moved through the Airport, making it one of the largest cargo airports in Canada. Hamilton International’s strategic location and uncongested 24/7 operations make it an attractive option for both passengers and cargo carriers looking to serve the Southern Ontario market. The Airport’s tie to Vantage Airport Group – an industry leading investor, developer and manager of airport assets – allows Hamilton International to incorporate best-in-class practices from around the world into its operations.

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