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Snapshot of Goods movement in Hamilton

Hamilton is Canada’s gateway for goods movement. Located at the centre of the busiest economic hub in the country, Hamilton’s strategic location and infrastructure supports all forms of transportation; passenger, eCommerce, heavy/project cargo or commodities. One of the handful of cities across Canada, Hamilton has all four major transportation within its municipal boundaries – road, rail, air and port.

Hamilton is truly multi-modal. Home to Hamilton International Airport, port of Hamilton, CP & CN Rail lines and intermodal facilities with connectivity to major highway systems.
major trade hubHamilton has two ports of entry and is a major trade hub for air, sea, rail, and surface cargo. In addition, Hamilton is in close proximity to major trade hubs and urban centres.

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Hamilton International Airport


Hamilton International Airport

  • Canada’s largest overnight express cargo airport & hub for ecommerce
  • 24/7 unrestricted operations
  • 24 hour onsite Canada Customs
  • 10,000ft & 6,000ft runways
  • Develop-able land available on & off Airport

Hamilton Port Authority

  • Busiest of all Canadian Great Lake Ports
  • Available multimodal options with direct rail access
  • 26% of all Canadian Great Lakes-St.Lawrence Seaway cargo moves through Hamilton
  • Key supply chains: Steel, Agri-Food, Manufacturing, Construction Material
  • 2018 export cargo increased by 64%

Rail & Surface Transportation

  • Two Class 1 railways: Canadian Pacific & Canadian National Railway
  • Direct connections to 400-series highways
  • Intermodal/transload facilities available
  • Direct rail-to-port capabilities
  • Two major expressways run through Hamilton with connectivity to major HWY systems, 400 series, QEW & Highway 6

“Hamilton is a goods movement leader in Canada. From the nation’s busiest overnight express cargo airport, to the busiest port on the Canadian Great Lakes to major road and rail options, business moves here.”

Sue Rimac,
Goods Movement Lead, City of Hamilton

For the Full Picture, Contact City of Hamilton’s Goods Movement Lead: Sue Rimac

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