The Province of Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg today announced $17 million to extend water and wastewater servicing to more than 1,100 acres in an important and growing area of CentrePort Canada located west of Brookside Boulevard near Inkster Boulevard. Full Story
Winnipeg 10th May 2011 Manitoba commodities on way to China via CentrePort. CentrePort Canada has announced its first export project that will see Winnipeg location and rail assets leveraged to start shipping enhanced volumes of Manitoba agricultural commodities to China. Full Story
Winnipeg October 15 2010 - Nine lots sold at new inland port.
Action at CentrePort Canada has begun.
The first new investment in the 20,000 acre inland port was announced this morning with the sale of nine lots totalling 23 acres in the Brookside Business Park, which is being marketed by CB Richard Ellis, north of Brookside Boulevard and Inkster Boulevard. Full Story
WINNIPEG, Sept 29 2010 CentrePort, the transportation and trade project being built near Winnipegís airport, has been named one of the top 100 infrastructure projects in North America, the projectís CEO Diane Gray said in a statement today. Full Story
WINNIPEG, June 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Today marked the start of construction of various road improvements around CentrePort Canada, the 20,000-acre inland port in Winnipeg. The Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, on behalf of Stockwell Day, President of the Treasury Board and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, announced these milestones today in Winnipeg. He was joined by the Honourable Greg Selinger, Premier of Manitoba, and Diane Gray, CEO of CentrePort Canada Inc. Full Story
June 9th 2010 CentrePort Canada Releases its 2010-2011 Business Plan - - CentrePort Canada's first-ever business plan, to be released this morning, is targeting 250 acres of development in its first five years of existence. The relatively modest development projections are an indication of the decades-long growth trajectory that the inland port's managers have been talking about since the corporation was formed less than a year ago with a 20,000-acre footprint Full Story
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 18, 2010) - The Honourable Stockwell Day, President of the Treasury Board and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, today witnessed the signing of an agreement between Winnipeg's CentrePort Canada and Chongqing's Cuntan Port in China. This agreement between the two inland ports will support increased trade and investment in Canada and China. Full Story
April 23, 2010 CENTREPORT Canada is about to take the next step to becoming a fully realized enterprise with the release of its first-ever business plan in the next few weeks.
But even before that happens, construction on the $212.5-million CentrePort Way expressway will begin and, within the next two weeks, a detailed design plan for sewer and water servicing will go before city council. Full Story
March 29, 2010 Happy times ahead for Winnipeg's CentrePort Canada. THE president and CEO of CentrePort Canada Inc. is confident the growing popularity of land around the Richardson International Airport has some legs -- at least a half-century's worth. Full Story
January 15,2010 Memphis, Canadians tour city for pointers on developing distribution center Full Story
January 13, 2010 A rural community northwest of Winnipeg, has rejected a proposal that would allow the bigger city's government to annex land for use by CentrePort Canada. Full Story here TodaysTrucking.com
January 11 2010 The CentrePort Canada team is taking its show on the road this week with a five-day tour of inland ports in Mexico and the United States to promote the Winnipeg site and start making contacts in the industry. Full Story
News: January 2, 2010: Rail crucial to Inland Port - Intermodal access could spur investment in facilities, says CentrePort CEO. Full Story
November 27, 2009: Presentation to the Manitoba Heavy Construction Association by Diane Gray - Plans in works to make Winnipeg North American import hub. read full story
News: October 29th 2009: Owners of the new MainStay Suites Winnipeg Airport hotel -- the first MainStay Suites hotel in Manitoba -- broke ground today, Thursday, October 29th, at the property's future location of 670 King Edward Street. The 101-room extended stay hotel will bring more than a dozen new jobs to the Winnipeg area and is part of the extensive new local development surrounding the expansion of the Winnipeg International Airport, the St. James Business Park, and the CentrePort Canada, Winnipeg Inland Port Project. Construction on the new hotel property is expected to be finished in September 2010.
October 8th 2009: The Governments of Canada and Manitoba Announce New Measures to Attract Invesment and Boost Trade. The Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, and Gary Doer, Manitoba Premier, today announced a further $3.5 million in funding to assist with the startup and operation of CentrePort Canada, a 20,000-acre inland port and trade area focused on leveraging Manitoba's role as a hub for international transportation, manufacturing, distribution and warehousing, to create jobs. read more
17th Sept Diane Gray -- one of the most powerful public servants in Manitoba who helped negotiate the development of CentrePort Canada Inc., -- will be named as its first president and chief executive officer in an announcement this afternoon. read more
Provincial tax measures effective July 1. A reduction to the fuel tax on domestic cargo flights and an extension to the full refund on international cargo flights to include direct and indirect flights to and from the United States. The purpose is to increase cargo flights to Winnipeg as part of the Centreport venture
Premier Gary Doer will be joining officials from the Winnipeg Airport Authority at a meeting in Paris with European transportation companies to promote the cargo capacity of CentrePort Canada, Winnipeg's inland port.
June 1st 2009 - Premier Gary Doer joins other premiers and
Mexican and American governors in Quebec City for the 2009 Leaders' Summit on
North American relations, the province said today.
Doer will continue to promote CentrePort Canada, Manitoba's new inland port.
Manitoba's delegation includes Don Streuber, chair of the Business Council of Manitoba and president and CEO of Bison Transport, Charles Loewen, president and CEO of Loewen Windows, and Jim Carr, president and CEO of the Business Council of Manitoba.
Chris Lorenc, president of the Manitoba Heavy Construction Association and board member of CentrePort Canada, and Dave Angus, president and CEO of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, will also be in Quebec for the annual meeting of North America's Super Corridor Coalition (NASCO).
The leaders' summit runs June 2 and 3 and is held annually in conjunction with NASCO's meeting. NASCO promotes trade and transportation between Canada and Mexico.
News: Manitoba's new inland port has taken a major step forward with the announcement of the first-ever board of directors for CentrePort Canada Inc., Premier Gary Doer said.
I am pleased to see such strong leadership on the first board of directors of CentrePort Canada. This group has the experience, skills and qualifications - as well as the support of government and the business community - to make our inland port a success. I want to thank the new board for accepting the job, Doer said.
CentrePort Canada's first board will be chaired by Kerry Hawkins along with vice-chair Arthur Mauro. Other board members include Barry Rempel, Robert Ziegler, Eugene Kostyra, Chris Lorenc, Tom Payne, Bob Silver, Maureen Prendiville, David Fung, Gord Peters, Joan Hardy, Don Streuber and Ryan Craig.
The non-profit corporation has been charged with establishing and running an inland port an economic zone focused on import/export goods and transportation north and west of the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport.
Manitoba's plan for an inland port was given a big boost toward reality on
Tuesday with Prime Minister Steven Harper
committing more than $100 million in federal funds.
Harper was in the province to observe flooded areas of southern Manitoba and announce federal stimulus funding for the port concept.
He took a helicopter tour of the Red River Valley with Premier Gary Doer
then landed at Winnipeg's James Richardson International Airport
at 2 p.m. for a joint announcement with Doer about CentrePort Canada Way.
The premier announced the provincial government would contribute the other half of the funding, plus donate land near the airport, for a total project cost of $212 million.
The CentrePort plan calls for 20,000 acres northwest of the airport to be turned into a massive trucking and rail depot linked to runways with aircraft coming and going from all over the globe. The idea builds on Winnipeg's reputation as the geographic centre of North America.
Portions of the funding announced Tuesday will help develop a four-lane expressway linking the inland port to the airport. A high-speed corridor will connect Inkster Boulevard and the airport and the CP Rail Weston yards to the Perimeter Highway near Saskatchewan Ave.
Canada Post is already building a new mail distribution plant on 11 hectares of land east of the airport and a new Greyhound bus depot is under construction adjacent to the airport.
Barry Prentice, professor at the I.H. Asper School of Business, said the CentrePort "might be attractive to firms to settle here who want to take advantage of those transportation units. But in the main, what it means is employment and investment."