HAMILTON, Ont.–Cargojet and the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport have announced a partnership in the Airport’s $12 million Air Cargo Logistics Facility, for which construction will begin in spring 2014. Cargojet will occupy approximately half of the 77,000 square foot Facility for both office and dedicated warehouse space.
“Cargojet is a long-time partner of the airport and we are extremely excited to announce Cargojet as the anchor in the Air Cargo Logistic Facility,” said Frank Scremin, President and CEO of John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport. “There is a significant opportunity to further develop air cargo services at Hamilton International; having secured the proper infrastructure and a partnership with Cargojet, Canada’s Cargo Airline, puts us in a great position to realize this.”
“This initiative will allow Cargojet to enhance efficiencies when handling our customers’ products in a safe, secure and temperature controlled environment,” said Ajay K. Virmani, President & CEO of Cargojet. “We look forward to strengthening our relationship with the Hamilton International Airport as we grow our overnight air cargo network significantly with the recently awarded major new contract by Canada Post and Purolator that will potentially double the size of our business. While we move forward with this expansion our key focus will be to ensure our current customer base continue to receive a first-class added service.” he added.
The Air Cargo Logistics Facility is being funded through a joint partnership between the federal and Ontario governments and TradePort International Corporation, with support from Hamilton’s municipal government, and slated to be complete in 2015.