When you picture a port city, does Calgary come to mind?
Home to a multimodal logistics network of air, rail, highway and 5,000 transportation, logistics and supply-chain management businesses, Calgary is well-connected to markets in Western Canada, the U.S. Pacific Northwest and beyond.
Three quarters of all air cargo in the province goes through Calgary and can reach anywhere in the world within 48 hours. Calgary is also situated at the intersection of major east-west and north-south highways, providing access to 16 million consumers by road in a one-day drive. Both of Canada’s Class I railroads operate high velocity intermodal facilities in Calgary that provide 48-hour transit to West Coast ports.
There is a critical mass of freight, transportation and distribution activity, and industry talent that makes the Calgary region an attractive market for investment. Our inland port status has helped the area attract major distribution and logistics centres for Amazon, Walmart, Home Depot and Costco.
With nearly 12,000 hectares of industrial land supply, including over 1,600 hectares of immediate and short-term land supply, there’s room to grow. To support this growth, The City of Calgary is investing $6.5 billion in Calgary’s transportation infrastructure between 2018 and 2027. Costs, reach and proximity to market are three critical reasons why companies call Calgary home.
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