The competitive positioning of the Halifax Gateway became stronger, with the grand opening of Armour Transportation Systems new transload facility in the Atlantic Gateway – Halifax Logistics Park.
Stephen Dempsey, Chair of the Halifax Gateway Council stated, “This is a win to be celebrated by all of our gateway partners. Armour Transportation Systems is a national company with its head office in Moncton, New Brunswick and its newest investment is right here in the Atlantic Gateway – Halifax Logistics Park. This investment is validation of the vitality and competitiveness of our Gateway.”
Transloading product at the new Armour Facility in Halifax means that import products are un-loaded, sorted and transferred either direct-to-store or to regional distribution centers saving time and costs. a Re-loading exports can also be done at the facility.
The Atlantic Gateway – Halifax Logistics Park was officially opened by the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) in June of 2008, in the Burnside Park. With a focus exclusively on the logistics industry it provides companies an ideal location to service importers, exporters and global shippers.
Mayor Peter Kelly congratulated Armour Transportation Systems and indicated, “Their facility will be an invaluable addition to one of the world’s great port cities.” Mayor Kelly also reiterated HRM’s support to the Gateway strategy stating, “…the economic impact of the Halifax Gateway is well over one billion dollars a year and is an economic engine for our region.”
The Halifax Gateway Council was established to promote the growth in the transportation sector and its related industries in Halifax in 2004. All four modes of transportation are represented on the Council (air, sea, road and rail).