Feds invest $23.4M to boost cargo capacity at Hamilton airport

The Canadian government is investing $23.4 million into a project at the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport that will ease constraints on domestic and international trade to improve the national supply chain.

The investment under the National Trade Corridors Fund is being made to support an expansion and sustainability project at the airport with an estimated cost of $47 million.

The money will be used to build a new independent road for the airport to reduce congestion, improve and expand airfield capacity, as well as increase the airport’s de-icing capacity for aircrafts.

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Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra said that the Hamilton International Airport is an important trade hub for key economic sectors such as transportation, warehousing, and agriculture.

“This significant funding will help the airport manage the growth of cargo operations in this strategic trade corridor, while providing opportunities for access to global markets and creating new permanent jobs,” Alghabra said.

Infrastructure projects like this work to address transportation bottlenecks, reduce supply chain congestion, and facilitate the movement of goods in Canada.