Canada gives Winnipeg airport a cargo boost
Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (YWG) will receive a major federal investment of CAD 30.4 million (EUR 20.8 million) to increase its air cargo capacity. The airport is a key transportation hub for central Canada, the Canadian North, and for Canada’s international trade flows.
This project provides wide-ranging economic and trade benefits for Canadian producers in the region by offering additional export capacity for commodities that would otherwise be exported via US transportation hubs.
The construction of a 13,000 sqm cargo logistics facility will include space for cold storage and perishable commodities, live animal handling, expanded air cargo capacity, and additional space for aircraft. This will benefit producers in multiple industries, particularly e-commerce, agricultural livestock, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and aerospace. (ah)