Calgary International Airport’s new 100,000 square foot Specialised Cargo Facility was officially opened this week with a ribbon-cutting at DHL Express Canada’s expanded warehouse and logistics operation.
Those attending the ceremony (pictured above) included Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, Calgary Airport Authority chair of the board, Mel Belich, and DHL Express Canada chief executive officer, Andrew Williams.
As part of the facility at Calgary, DHL has moved into a new 38,000 square foot space – which triples the size of its operations in Calgary.
The gateway’s newest air cargo facility provides direct access to the new dedicated cargo apron and will allow DHL Express to grow in Calgary.
This development is part of the Global Logistics Parks, which connects commercial, airside and cargo handling, freight forwarding and logistics companies on more than 330 acres of land.
Calgary is the main air cargo gateway in the province of Alberta. In 2015, freight handled rose to 134,695 tonnes, which represents more than 75 per cent moved in the province.