Global Gateway To The World

Strategically located on North America’s East Coast, the Halifax Gateway can save you time and money when moving goods and people between North America and the globe.

The Halifax Gateway

Built for speed and volume by road, rail, air, and sea. Halifax Gateway is a strategic location for moving goods in and out of North America and traveling to and from international destinations. As the heart of Atlantic Canada’s Gateway, Halifax is the transload hub for imports destined to the US midwest and central Canada.


Halifax Stanfield

Halifax Stanfield offers the largest choice of direct destinations and only US preclearance in Atlantic Canada. Ample cargo handling capacity and easy transport of perishable and non-perishable products worldwide. Facilities include a 40,000 square foot multi-tenant cargo facility with direct airside access that includes a 7,000 square foot temperature-controlled space.

Consistently ranked among the best airports in the world, Halifax Stanfield is a recognized innovator in the global airport industry. Halifax Stanfield was the first airport in North America to offer a self-service baggage drop system for all passengers.

With the development of a new Air Cargo Logistics Park, Halifax Stanfield will soon increase capacity by providing a new cargo apron area, buildings for cargo handling, aircraft de-icing, and operations space.


Port of Halifax

Deep, ice-free port with spare capacity and Super Post-Panamax vessel handling capabilities. Deepest container berths on the East Coast of North America connecting trade to 150 countries and many of the world’s leading shipping lines.The closest major port to Europe, in close proximity to the Great Circle Route—one full day faster to Europe than other North American East Coast container ports. And growing cruise line industry supported by full-service cruise terminal. This was a record-setting year for the Halifax Cruise industry, with 316,900 passengers visiting Halifax in 2018.


CN North American Railways

Daily cargo rail service to central Canada & the US Midwest. CN's 19,600- mile network spans Canada and Mid-America, connecting the Atlantic, the Pacific and the Gulf of Mexico. CN offers direct, on-dock rail service at the Port of Halifax. Double-stack trains move daily, seven days a week, from the Port of Halifax to CN’s rail terminals in Toronto, Montreal and Chicago. Specialized rail equipment is available for bulk, breakbulk, heavy-lift, and containerized cargo. And CN owned Autoport is one of North America’s largest vehicle processing and transshipment facilities.


Port of Sheet Harbour

Located on the Eastern Seaboard, the Port of Sheet Harbour is a deep-water terminal ideal for storage and assembly of wind components. This Wind Logistics and Transhipment Park has capability to handle multiple configurations of break bulk and special project cargo. It is uniquely positioned with easy access to major highways, meaning your cargo can be delivered anywhere in North America, by truck or vessel.


Halifax Logistics Park

Ready to meet your transload needs, the Halifax logistics park is located next to five 100-series highways and 10–15 minutes from downtown Halifax, Halifax Stanfield, and the Port of Halifax.

Multi-phased real estate development project dedicated to logistics and warehousing activity (distribution, transload, warehouse, cold storage, etc.) that supports the transportation sector. Pre-approved lots are cleared and graded with utility services.Direct road links to the rest of Canada and North America and streamlined trucking regulations.

Lots of serviced acreage are available for immediate acquisition. Lots can be customized to fit your distribution needs. Established facilities offer extensive cross-docking capabilities for efficient consolidation of shipments from 40-foot containers to 53-foot trailers.

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Hector Fraser

Account Executive, Investment Attraction, Innovation

+1-902-223-0453

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