DHL Express will invest C$100 million in a new facility at John C Munro Hamilton International Airport to meet double-digit growth.
Replacing the old facility at the airport, it will be over four times the size, covering 18,600 sq m and feature a fully-automated sort system with a capacity of processing 15,000 packages per hour.
It will create more jobs adding to the existing 225 employees.
Andrew Williams, CEO of DHL Express Canada says: “With 24-hour landing capability, dedicated onsite Canada Border Services Agency representation and the ability to grow in the future with a partner positioned to become the cargo hub of Ontario, we know this is the best decision to continue leading the market.”
Cathie Puckering, president and CEO of John C Munro Hamilton International Airport says: “Today’s [Tuesday 29 October] announcement from DHL is great news for the Airport, the City of Hamilton and the province as Hamilton International is a global gateway facilitating the movement of goods and Ontario is the home of a strong and rapidly growing e-commerce industry.”
The Hamilton gateway has two daily flights connecting DHL’s international network via Cincinnati.
DHL Express moved to its Hamilton facility in 2008, and has invested C$30 million in the last four years to increase its fleet and aviation capacity, along with expanding facilities in Edmonton, Winnipeg and doubling capacity at Vancouver airport.