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  • Edmonton Air Cargo News

    Hi all, again new to the posting in here bit ran across this while doing some research for bringing business back to Alberta.

    When an airport in the oil-rich province of Alberta, Canada, wanted to improve its cargo operations, it turned to the freight community.
    So far, Edmonton International Airport has invested 25.5 million euros (US$33.8 million) in enhancing its cargo side, including building the Cargo Village. The Cargo Village includes places for Customs, freight forwarders, air carriers, logistics and warehousing – and it already has buildings running at full capacity.
    “Our reason for being is to serve as a catalyst for the economic prosperity of the region we’re responsible for,” Norm Richard, director of air service development at the airport, says.
    That’s why when the airport wanted to know what exporting challenges Alberta faces, it went to the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA), Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters and the Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters.
    The airport also did a series of focus groups with about 100 executives from Alberta’s exporting community.
    “It was very clear from the exporting and shipping community of Alberta, particularly in central and northern Alberta, that improvements in air cargo capacity out of the Edmonton International Airport was seen to be a critical component of their growth,” Richard says. “So for us, it’s about facilitating what needs to be done in terms of what we call the demand side – which is in fact the manufacturers and exporters – with the supply side, which is of course the air carriers and other intermodal carriers handling cargo.”
    Though Edmonton Airport is in the early stages of cargo development, it is already reaping the benefits of its expansion. The airport has had three years of consecutive growth in cargo. From January to August, the airport’s cargo has grown by 6 percent. Edmonton Airport ships 40,000 tonnes annually.
    The investment in the airport is expected to continue annually until 2020, Richard says.
    “On it’s own, it’s not one of the leading airports in terms of volumes in the country by any stretch, but where we are positioned and what we are targeting towards is consistent growth from here right through to 2020,” he says. “It’s something we work very hard on, but in honesty, it’s coming as a result of the work that we’re doing with our community, the cargo community.”
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    CIFFA, Edmonton Airport Roads, Rails, Runways conference looks at growth opportunitie

    "EDMONTON, Alta.--The Roads, Rails and Runways conference, hosted by Edmonton and International Airport and the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA), launched today in Edmonton at the Radisson South, complete with seminar sessions, airport tours and a flyover of the oil sands near Fort McMurray for interested participants.

    In her opening address, Ruth Snowden, Executive Director of CIFFA, noted that the association’s mission statement is to represent and support members based on three founding pillars of advocacy, membership and education.

    “When we look back at the years since we were founded in 1948 who knew we would now be lobbying government on behalf of freight forwarders?” commented Snowden."

    http://www.ctl.ca/news/ciffa-edmonto...es/1002618873/

    I imagine it's probably over but still wanted to post it.

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    • #3
      Edmonton-area CEO a finalist for the Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards

      AOG will be one of the first tenants in the airport’s Cargo Village, now under construction, and is one of the fastest-growing freight-forwarding companies in Canada with 28 per cent growth in 2012.
      http://www.edmontonjournal.com/busin...001/story.html
      “Canada is the only country in the world that knows how to live without an identity,”-Marshall McLuhan

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      • #4
        DHL has added a new Mon to Friday 767-200F flight from CVG to both YEG and YYC.

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        • #5
          ^ Currently, the DHL plane runs from YYC to CVG. The YEG-YYC is a connector flight.

          So glad to see, DHL expanding in our market.

          I wonder why UPS wouldn't do the same. The UPS plane currently runs the following route: Louisville - Sioux Falls - Calgary - Sioux Falls - Louisville.

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          • #6
            ^^^ Same plane service, the 767 sits for the day at YEG before turning back to YYC and CVG in the evening.

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            • #7
              However the 767 is routed - just means yet another airline has found opportunity in Edmonton.

              Good news.
              ... gobsmacked

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              • #8
                Tweet from EIA Cargo:
                #DHL B767F getting ready for departure to Cincinnati #CVG from @FlyEIA!

                https://twitter.com/FlyEIACargo/stat...182912/photo/1

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                • #9
                  yay!

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                  • #10
                    Saw the dhl plane on the webcam sitting at a gate not too sure why it would be parked there though.

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                    • #11
                      ^ off loading secret Canadian political prisoners.... DHL they will ship anything.
                      "Do you give people who already use transit a better service, or do you build it where they don't use it in the hopes they might start to use it?" Nenshi

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                      • #12
                        The paint job is kind of gawdy, but at the same time, i kind of like it.
                        " The strength of a man is in the stride he walks."

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                        • #13
                          ^ you don't see to many full body paint jobs anymore.... too much weight.

                          (I'm not joking)
                          "Do you give people who already use transit a better service, or do you build it where they don't use it in the hopes they might start to use it?" Nenshi

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ctzn-Ed View Post
                            The paint job is kind of gawdy, but at the same time, i kind of like it.
                            Being,err, of a certain age, I immeditaley thought, oooh, CHED sunspot.

                            Possibly there was an "event" at the main terminal - so needed to park at a gate where the crew could get off/back on?
                            ... gobsmacked

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                            • #15
                              there was this great paint job...

                              "Do you give people who already use transit a better service, or do you build it where they don't use it in the hopes they might start to use it?" Nenshi

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