So, a few comments on the Halifax Gateway and its 2010-2015 Strategic Plan
Our members logos are shown here.As you can see, the members of HGC are from the 4 modes of transportation (rail, road, air & sea) and all provinces in Atlantic Canada (with the exception of PEI)Also included are all levels of government, municipal, provincial and federal.Armour Transportation SystemsACOAAtlantic Gateway Advisory CouncilCN Clarke IT Solutions Inc.Destination HalifaxGateway Facilities Inc.Greater Halifax Partnership (provides day to day management)Halifax Chamberof CommerceHalifax Harbour BridgesHalifax Port AuthorityHalifax Regional MunicipalityHalterm Container Terminal Ltd. Halifax Stanfield International AirportNova Scotia Business Inc.Oceanex IncProvince of Nova Scotia (NS TIR and NS Gateway Secretariat)Transport Canada
Significant achievements since 2004 are noted here:2006 – US PreclearanceMulti Tenant Air Cargo facility:- FedEx as anchor Official opening Spring 2010Runway extension is a recent win in growing the Gateway.Atlantic Gateway Halifax Logistics Park:Two large anchors & three smaller niche operatorsCollaborationBranding/Awareness Building (i.e. Toronto show)Update Strat Plan, which I will speak briefing about now.
Halifax Gateway Council presentation
Welcome to Halifax
Halifax the Basics• Halifax is Atlantic Canada’s largest city, home to 408,000 people• 67% of the working age population have post- secondary education• Nova Scotia has the most diversified and stable economy in the Atlantic region• Halifax produces 54.5% of Nova Scotia’s GDP
• Information Technology• Finance & Insurance• Business Services Halifax the Hub for• Aerospace & Defence• Education• Healthcare• R&D• Transportation &Logistics• Media• Retail• Tourism
Significant Achievements • US Preclearance • Multi-tenant air cargo facility • Runway Extension • Unprecedented Collaboration • Investment in South-End Container Terminal • Investment in Pier 9 • CN Signs first Port service-level agreement with Halifax • Halifax Logistics Park
The Halifax Logistics Park• Municipal owned and managed development• Phased approach with Phase I currently being developed• Part of the larger Burnside Business Park – Over 8000 acres it is Largest park north of Boston & east of Montreal• 8 tenants transload, warehousing, cold storage, etc.
The Halifax Logistics Park• next to five 100-series highways• 10-to-15 minute drive to airport and marine terminals.• Burnside is railed served and opportunity exists for rail in Phase II development of the Logistics Park