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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 methods within its municipal boundaries – road, rail, air, and port.

Hamilton is truly multi-modal – home to John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport, the 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 near major trade hubs and urban centres.

Hamilton, Ontario is home to World-class Companies

Hamilton International Airport


Hamilton International Airport

  • Canada’s largest overnight express cargo airport and hub for e-commerce
  • 24/7 unrestricted operations
  • 24 hour onsite Canada Customs
  • 10,000-foot & 6,000-foot runways
  • Developable land available on and off Airport

Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority

  • Busiest of all Canadian Great Lake Ports
  • Available multimodal options with direct rail access
  • 26 per cent of all Canadian Great Lakes-St.Lawrence Seaway cargo moves through Hamilton
  • Key supply chains: steel, agri-food, manufacturing, and construction material
  • 2018 export cargo increased by 64 per cent

Rail and surface transportation

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