“Halifax is where it’s at” – Industry Spotlight: Halifax Logistics Park, Nova Scotia, Canada

Industry Spotlight: Halifax Logistics Park

The Atlantic Gateway-Halifax Logistics Park is a multi-phased development project geared to transload, distribution and warehousing.

Published on March 14, 2013
Nova Scotia Daily Business Buzz

(Originally published in the March 2013 issue of the Nova Scotia Business Journal – “Halifax Logistics Park” ad feature)

Ask any global shipper what matters most in getting their products from ship to shelf and they’ll say reliability. In today’s global marketplace, nothing gets products to customers faster, cheaper or more securely than transloading.

Local freight management company, Mathers, can attest to the fact that location and access to a seamless, reliable supply chain are vital for retailers, importers, exporters and business owners looking to gain a competitive edge. From its 25,000 square foot facility in the Atlantic Gateway-Halifax Logistics Park, Mathers offers clients a full range of cargo-related services including (de)consolidation, cross-dock, container handling and warehousing and distribution.

“We’re only two rights and a left from the main road to the rest of North America,” says Brian Lane, CEO of Mathers. “Being a part of a hub with other like businesses, and the proximity to the port and the airport, and the connections to rail, we find our building and its location actually bringing clients in on their own.”

The Atlantic Gateway-Halifax Logistics Park is a multi-phased development project geared to transload, distribution and warehousing. Located in the centrally positioned Burnside Business Park –– close to Halifax Stanfield International Airport, Port of Halifax, two super post-panamax container terminals, CN Rail, and excellent class 1 highway infrastructure –– the logistics park is an ideal location for freight forwarders, cargo owners, and others to situate or expand their operations. The park is a key component of the Halifax Gateway’s multi-modal transportation system which moves thousands of people and tonnes of cargo every day. Halifax’s strategic location and infrastructure, combined with the collaborative approach of the Gateway partners operating under the single banner of the Halifax Gateway Council, are the anchors of an integrated transportation system that is open for business and focused on providing a one-stop-shop for companies.

Brad Price, regional manager for Armour Transportation Systems, says strategically “Halifax is where it’s at.”

“You can count on one hand the amount of cities within North America that can provide that multi-modal function. The accessibility to the port and to the 100 series highways is definitely a huge cost savings for clients, and cost savings is what allows you to grow.”

Phase 1 development of the Logistics Park includes 125 acres of serviced lots for warehousing and logistics purposes, 50 acres of which have already been developed by large anchor tenants including Mathers, Armour Transportation, Consolidated FastFrate, and most recently Nova Cold Storage and Cherubini Group of Companies.  Phase 2 comprises 175 gross acres of land diagonally adjacent to Phase 1.

As a hub for logistics activity, the Halifax Gateway is well positioned to support the $100 billion in mega projects in Atlantic Canada including the $25-billion Halifax Shipyard project. A thriving Halifax Gateway brings many benefits to the Atlantic region. Today the Gateway generates $3 billion in economic impact, making it the largest single cluster of business in Nova Scotia.

“We are excited about the future of the Halifax Gateway,” says Joyce Carter, chairperson of the Halifax Gateway Council. “Our vision is one of growth and the timing couldn’t be better given the many exciting projects happening in our region. All of the Gateway partners are committed to working together to realize our vision for the region.”


Fast facts about the park:

• Located within Burnside –– the largest industrial park north of Boston and east of Montreal with 1,500+ enterprises and 27,000+ employees

• Next to five, 100-series highways for quick access to and from the region

• Only 10 to 15 minutes to the urban centre of Halifax, Halifax Stanfield International Airport, Port of Halifax, and CN-owned intermodal terminal

• Street turning radius for double-haul trucks

• New lots of serviced acreage are available for immediate acquisition

• Lots can be customized to fit the needs of any customer

• Pre-approved lots are cleared and graded with utility services

For further information contact: Michael Wile, Business Parks Manager — Email businessparks@halifax.ca or check out www.businessparks.com

*Read more “Halifax Logistics Park” stories at: http://www.ns.dailybusinessbuzz.ca/Industry-Spotlight/Halifax-Logistics-Park-26168

See Global Business Parks’ listing for: Atlantic Gateway – Halifax Logistics Park and Burnside Business Park

To browse other industrial parks in Nova Scotia, Canada visit:
Nova Scotia Business Parks and Industrial Parks

or to browse other industrial parks in Canada visit:
Eastern and Atlantic Canada Business and Industrial Parks
Western and Central Canada Business and Industrial Parks


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