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New logistics park offers global shippers ‘reliable and cost-effective’ supply chain service

By: | at 08:00 PM | Channel(s): Transport Intermediaries  

The Atlantic Gateway ’ Halifax Logistics Park on the East Coast of Canada offers shippers 125 acres of transload, distribution and warehousing space within 10 kilometers (6miles) of the only seaport on the East Coast of North America deep enough to accommodate fully laden post-Panamax vessels.

The newly opened Halifax Logistics Park is located within Burnside Park, the largest business park north of Boston and east of Montreal with over 1,500 enterprises and over 15,000 employees. Burnside Park has a Gross Acreage of 3,400 acres and a Gross Developed Serviced Area of 2,200 acres.

The logistics park has already attracted two large anchor developments ’ Consolidated Fastfrate and Armour Transportation Systems—both engaged in transloading, distribution and warehousing activity. New lots of serviced acreage are available for immediate acquisition. Lots can be customized to fit the distribution needs of any customer.

‘The services we are offering importers, exporters and shipping lines around the world is second to none,’ said Wesley Armour, President and CEO of one of the current tenants, Armour Transportation Systems. ‘Our facility in the Halifax Logistics Park will offer customers a total solution under one roof and means we are a cost-effective, reliable part of the North American supply chain.’ The Armour Facility will offer over 100,000 sq. ft. of logistics space featuring 22 loading doors and a cross-dock facility with 60 doors on 25 acres of land. A potential second phase could offer an additional 90,000 sq. ft. of warehousing space.

The park sits at the heart of Canada’s Atlantic Gateway. The first phase of the logistics park will provide the potential for over 125 acres with Phase 12 of Burnside and future expansion capabilities in Phase 13 Burnside.

‘Transload facilities play an increasingly important role in attracting containerized cargo. Armour’s new facility will further enhance the value-added offerings at the Port of Halifax,’ said Karen Oldfield, President & CEO, Halifax Port Authority.

The chair of the Halifax Gateway Council, Stephen Dempsey, says the logistics park is an invaluable addition to one of the world’s great port cities.

‘Getting goods to and from the biggest markets in North America ’ places like Memphis and Chicago ’ is even more reliable, faster and cost-effective with the addition of the Atlantic Gateway ’ Halifax Logistics Park on Canada’s East Coast,’ said Mr. Stephen Dempsey.

‘We can add the Atlantic Gateway-Halifax Logistics Park to our ideal location, our deep ice-free harbor, out Post-Panamax capacity and our competitive labor rates as yet another advantage we can offer as the premier east coast gateway,’ said Mayor Peter Kelly. ‘This Park is a key investment for Halifax, as a strong logistics industry will contribute to the overall business case of the Halifax Gateway, and the Gateway represents economic and growth opportunities for our entire region.’

In today’s global marketplace, nothing gets products to customers faster, safer or more securely than transloading. It provides a vital competitive edge in the supply chain for many of today’s retailers, importers, exporters and business owners. The Atlantic Gateway ’ Halifax Logistics Park is the right choice for global transloading and distribution operations.

The Atlantic Gateway ’ Halifax Logistics Park:

  • Located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada within Burnside Park ’ the largest business park north of Boston and east of Montreal with over 1,500 enterprises and over 15,000 employees.

    Burnside Park has a Gross Acreage of 3,400 acres and a Gross Developed Serviced Area of 2,200 acres

  • Next to five 100-series highways providing quick access to and from the region. 10-15 minutes to urban centre of Halifax, the Halifax Stanfield International Airport and the Port of Halifax
  • Phase 1 of the logistics park will have potential for development of up to 125 acres and has already attracted large anchor tenants engaged in transloading, distribution and wareho