New tanks to fuel Edmonton’s cargo growth
06 / 09 / 2018
Edmonton International Airport (EIA) and Shell Aviation broke ground on September 5 on two new 2m litre refuelling tanks to cope with an upsurge in freight business.
The new tanks at the airport’s cargo village will be purpose-built for handling full freighters and will improve turn-around times for flights.
EIA president and chief executive, said Tom Ruth, said: “Through this expansion of fuel storage facilities, Shell Aviation is helping to support economic growth in the Edmonton Metro Region. This dedicated cargo fuelling facility ensures that air cargo has ready access to fuel, keeping flights on schedule and ensuring operations can continue to expand.”
Regional operations manager for Shell Aviation in the Americas, Lyle Witkowicz added: “As a key stakeholder at Edmonton International, our investment to increase fuel storage capacity will help support domestic and international growth opportunities in the Edmonton area.”
The airport says that current fuel facilities have already been tripled in capacity to provide 235 million litres per year and that further capacity will be added if needed.
The airport is enjoying a boom in demand at present as demand for Canadian seafood has been on the rise.
Expectations are that tariffs introduced by China on US produce could result in further increases in demand from Canada.
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