One of the primary keys to economic growth is the ability of a region to meet the expanding and critical logistics needs of its business and industrial communities.
In that regard, Edmonton International Airport is exceptionally well-positioned. By air, it is Canada’s most northern major international airport at the intersection of existing global air routes. For ocean-borne cargo it is the closest major city to the fastest growing port in North America (Prince Rupert), and with two Class 1 railways, Canadian National and Canadian Pacific, it offers rail connectivity throughout the continent to points as far east as the port of Halifax, to the south to the cargo hub of Memphis. Edmonton provides immediate access to the major road arteries such as the CANAMEX corridor and Alaska highways, and is the nexus of the northern Alberta highway system. This provides one of the most comprehensive and efficient multi-modal distribution systems in North America.
For Edmonton, as well as Alberta and Canada as a whole, the emerging jewel in the logistics chain is the re-imagined and modernized Edmonton International Airport (EIA). This is a facility with a new and expanded passenger terminal that positions the airport and the city as a major centre for global commerce. The current Expansion 2012 project has also seen an expansion in air cargo services:
- New air cargo facilities, which include an expanded aircraft ramp that can accommodate the largest international aircraft and screening and processing facilities for both inbound and outbound cargo destined to points all over the globe
- An onsite ‘cargo village’ designed to accommodate the ancillary and supporting businesses that are so important to air logistics, including the Canada Border Services Agency, brokers, freight forwarders, air carriers, distributors and warehousers, shippers and receivers. This will provide quick and easy access to the air and intermodal operations that are so vital to our economy, as well as realistic leasing rates and dramatically reduced operating costs, which will make these properties an enormous asset to the shipping industry
- A massive new real estate development that will house not only manufacturing of time-sensitive products for which shipment by air is critical, but a broader commercial constituency for whom their presence in this new complex will represent one of the most desirable locations in Canada
These exciting new developments reinforce the vision for the International Region of Alberta, which contains Nisku-Leduc Industrial Park adjacent to the airport – the largest energy park in Canada and second largest in North America for oil and gas manufacturing. In this growth environment, EIA will serve as the logistics jewel that will light the path for the city’s economic future.
The key to successful air logistics is controlling costs. EIA understands more than just the importance of air cargo. We know how it works and, more importantly, how to make it better and more cost-efficient for cargo tenants and users.
EIA (YEG) is located on the Great Circle route between Asia and North America. This positions us not only as an important connection for both eastbound and westbound shipping, but also as an ideal fuel stop for trans-Pacific traffic. The massive oil reserves and the immediate access to multiple refineries allow EIA to offer fuel at competitive pricing levels and constant supply. This increases the airlines’ profitability, but also enables us to pass savings (and profits) along to our partners throughout the logistics chain. There are no operating restrictions or curfews, customs is available 24/7, and we offer superior handling, maintenance, and fueling services that create faster aircraft turns and foster better aircraft utilization and savings.
Finally, our determination to pursue creative partnership opportunities and share the risks associated with new air service and logistics opportunities is arguably the airport’s greatest asset from an industry perspective. This forward-thinking philosophy, which is demonstrated across all of EIA’s aviation business segments, is the driving force behind the expansions underway at EIA Cargo – and perfectly exemplifies the airport’s brand promise we’ll move you.
For companies in the business of moving goods, this promise is a ride worth taking!
For more information please contact:Norm Richard Director, Air Service Development t: 780 890 8371 e: email@example.com Alex Lowe Manager, Cargo Business Development t: 780 890 2176 e: firstname.lastname@example.org