YYC Calgary International Airport’s new 100,000 square foot Specialized Cargo Facility was officially opened today with a ribbon-cutting at DHL Express Canada’s expanded warehouse and logistics operation.
His Worship Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi and Mel Belich, Chair of the Board of The Calgary Airport Authority joined Andrew Williams, CEO of DHL Express Canada, in cutting the ribbon to officially open DHL’s new 38,000 square foot space – which triples the size of that company’s operations at YYC.
YYC’s newest air cargo facility provides direct access to the airport’s new dedicated cargo apron and will allow the cargo and logistics company to position itself for future growth in Calgary. It is part of YYC’s Global Logistics Parks, which connect commercial, airside and cargo handling, freight forwarding and logistics companies on more than 330 acres of land.
YYC continues to be the leading air cargo gateway in the province of Alberta. In 2015, air cargo transported through YYC rose to 134,695 tonnes, which represents more than 75 per cent of all air cargo moved in the province.
ABOUT THE CALGARY AIRPORT AUTHORITY
The Calgary Airport Authority is a not-for-profit organization incorporated under the Regional Airports Authorities Act of Alberta. The Calgary Airport Authority is responsible for the management, operation and development of YYC - Calgary International Airport and Springbank Airport (YBW). YYC is an important economic engine for the city, region and province, welcoming 15.48 million passengers in 2015, supporting more than 48,000 jobs and generating more than $8 billion per annum in economic activity.
DHL – The logistics company for the world
DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL family of divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 340,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences and healthcare, energy, automotive and retail, a proven commitment to corporate responsibility and an unrivalled presence in developing markets, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”.
DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 59 billion euros in 2015.
For more information contact:
The Calgary Airport Authority
P: 403 735 5899
DHL Express (Canada), Ltd.
Phone: +1 (416) 817-8051
On the Internet: www.dhl.ca
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/DHL
Pictured: Mel Belich, Calgary Airport Authority Board Chair (L) and His Worship Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi (R) join Andrew Williams, CEO of DHL Express Canada, in officially opening DHL’s expanded cargo facilities at YYC Calgary International Airport.