Halifax Stanfield Airport opens new air cargo logistics park

Halifax Stanfield International Airport opens the new ACLP. Photo: Halifax Airport

Halifax Stanfield International Airport has opened its new Air Cargo Logistics Park (ACLP) to increase capacity and improve efficiency for global cargo carriers operating at the airport.

The Nova Scotia, Canada-based airport said the ACLP includes a new building with cold storage space, cargo processing facilities and offices, which has been fully leased to two tenants: Cargojet and First Catch Fisheries.

Five new cargo aircraft aprons, or parking spaces, were also constructed alongside the building.

This infrastructure expansion complements existing cargo processing capabilities offered at Halifax Stanfield by Gateway Facilities and other service providers, enabling more commercial and logistics businesses in Atlantic Canada to connect to global air cargo opportunities, said the airport.

Funding for the construction of the ACLP was first announced in 2018 by the Government of Canada, which contributed C$18m of the total project cost of C$36m through the National Trade Corridors Fund. Funding for the project was also provided by the Government of Nova Scotia (C$5m) and HIAA (C$13m).

In 2021, 34,769 metric tonnes of cargo, valued at C$496m, were processed at Halifax Stanfield. According to the latest Halifax Stanfield economic impact report, in 2020 cargo exports contributed C$664m to the provincial economy.

Joyce Carter, president and chief executive, Halifax International Airport Authority, said the ACLP “would not have been possible without the ongoing support of our government and business partners who helped make our vision for the Halifax Stanfield Air Cargo Logistics Park become a reality, even while navigating a global pandemic. We look forward to continuing to accelerate the growth of our communities by connecting Atlantic businesses and goods to the world”.

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]