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Overviews: Market Access through the Mid-continent Trade Corridor


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Manitoba’s position at the heart of North America makes it a key part of the Mid-continent Trade Corridor, connecting Canada to a central North American market of 100 million people.

Manitoba has:

  • Three rail links to the United States, with connections allowing shipment throughout North America
  • Rail yards able to handle over 5,500 cars per day, and intermodal terminals with capacity to process more than 200,000 containers per year
  • An estimated 1,000 for-hire motor carriers that operate interprovincially or internationally, with 2 of Canada’s 10 largest employers in for-hire trucking headquartered here. On average, about 900 trucks cross the Manitoba-U.S. border every day
  • A conveniently located 24-hour international airport, that serves as an important overnight cargo hub for FedEx, Purolator, UPS, and Cargojet Airlines.   The international airport also includes a direct connection to Mexico via the Mid-Continent Trade Corridor.

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