Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport gets C$30m cargo boost

Winnipeg Richardson International Airport

Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport will develop a new 13,000 sq m cargo logistics facility thanks to C$30.4m in federal government funding.

The investment includes space for cold storage and perishable commodities, live animal handling, expanded air cargo capacity, and additional space for aircraft.

“This will benefit producers in multiple industries, particularly e-commerce, agricultural livestock, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and aerospace, which require the specialised storage space it will provide,” said Transport Canada.

“It will also improve the efficiency and affordability of air resupply out of Winnipeg for remote and Northern communities.”

Through the Investing in Canada Plan, the Government of Canada is investing more than C$180bn over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.

This includes making investments that help Canadian exporters accelerate their presence in new markets, and take advantage of the new opportunities.

 

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