Hamilton International Airport Celebrates Cargo Centre Grand Opening
Hamilton, Ont. – (July 30, 2015)
Today, the Federal and Ontario governments joined with Hamilton’s Municipal Government, TradePort International Corporation and Cargojet Airways to celebrate the grand opening of the $12 million Air Cargo Centre 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, and stimulate job creation and economic development for the City of Hamilton and greater region.
“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,” said Frank Scremin, President and CEO of 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.”
Present at today’s announcement: Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, and MP Haldimand-Norfolk; Honourable Liz Sandals, Minister of Education and MPP Guelph; Dean Allison, MP Niagara West-Glanbrook; Wayne Marston, MP Hamilton East – Stoney Creek; Brenda Johnson, Councillor Ward 11; Lloyd Ferguson, Councillor Ward 12.
Cargojet will be anchor tenant of the Facility, occupying approximately half of the space
It is estimated that this project created 50 immediate jobs through construction, and will potentially generate 400 jobs 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
Official Grand Opening, Ribbon Cutting (LtoR): Edward Minich, Board Member and Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee, TradePort; Lloyd Ferguson, Councillor Ward 12; Ron Foxcroft, Chairman of the Board TradePort; Dean Allison, MP Niagara West-Glanbrook; George Casey, President & CEO Vantage Airport Group and Board Member TradePort; Honourable Liz Sandals, Minister of Education and MPP Guelph; Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, and MP Haldimand-Norfolk; Brenda Johnson, Councillor Ward 11; Wayne Marston, MP Hamilton East – Stoney Creek; Gord Johnston, Senior Vice President Sales Cargojet; Frank Scremin, President & CEO TradePort
About John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport is a growing passenger airport and the largest overnight express freight Airport in Canada. Its 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.