REGINA – Canadian Pacific broke ground on the site of its new Intermodal Facility (IMF), Friday, June 10, 2011 at the Global Transportation Hub.
The new IMF will strengthen CP’s ability to meet the growing shipping needs of its customers and it will make Regina, Saskatchewan a key intermodal location for CP, joining Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver as major intermodal centres in Canada.
Construction of the new facility will begin this summer on a 300-acres site, with completion scheduled for 2012 and will provide competitive access to key North American and world markets. The new facility will replace the existing terminal and will allow for a potential of 250,000 container handlings per year – about five times the number of the old facility. About 100 jobs will be created during construction.
CP joins Canadian Logistics Services (CLS), which serves the Loblaw group of companies, as one of two anchor tenants at the GTH site – which encompasses about 2,000 acres of serviced land. CLS is operating a world-class one- million-square-foot distribution centre, currently employing about 400 people with over 800 projected for early 2012.
When fully developed, the GTH will comprise a major transportation and logistics centre that is designed to stimulate provincial economic development by providing enhanced and more efficient access to global supply chains for Saskatchewan exporters and for the attraction of new investment.
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says the Global Transportation Hub (GTH) is one of the most important economic development initiatives in the province. In this photo the Premier answers questions from the media following Canadian Pacific’s (CP) ground breaking ceremonies on June 10, for its new Intermodal Facility (IMF) at the GTH site in Regina.
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall and Canadian Pacific (CP) President and CEO Fred Green discuss the company’s new Intermodal Facility (IMF), which joins Canadian Logistics Services (CLS) – which serves the Loblaw group of companies - as the second major tenant to the Global Transportation Hub.
Canadian Pacific (CP) President and CEO Fred Green says construction on the new Intermodal Facility (IMF) which is being re-located from downtown Regina to the Global Transportation Hub at the west end of the city, is scheduled to begin this summer. The new IMF will be housed on a 300 acre site (the current site is 17 acres) and will increase container lift capacity from about 40,000 annually to as much as 250,000 per year. Construction is expected to be complete in the fall of 2012.
FROM LEFT: Global Transportation Hub (GTH) Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors, Captain Gordon Houston (former President & CEO – Port Metro Vancouver); Saskatchewan Minister Responsible for the GTH, the Hon. Jim Reiter; President and CEO of the GTH, John Law; Member of the GTH Board of Directors Ron Dedman (Deputy Minister Saskatchewan Government Services); Chair of the GTH Board of Directors, MLA Wayne Elhard.