Business & Economic Development - Sectors

Transportation & Logistics

Sector Summary

Manitoba has been a centre for transportation and logistics across North America for over a century. With over 40,000 workers directly employed in the transportation and logistics sector, Winnipeg offers transportation, distribution, and logistics firms unique advantages.

  • CentrePort Canada is North America's new 20,000 acre inland port, offering business single-window access to FTZ benefits.   Located in Manitoba next to Winnipeg’s James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, CentrePort Canada offers greenfield investment opportunities for a wide variety of business operations including distribution, warehousing and manufacturing. Access to three railways: CN, CP, and BNSF. Winnipeg is the only city in Canada with access to three major rail lines.
  • Truck on Hilly HighwayOver 1,000 for-hire trucking companies in Manitoba, including six of Canada’s largest trucking companies. Many major U.S. and Canadian cities are less than 24 hours away by truck.
  • Major distribution routes running North-South and East-West by rail and highway.
  • Winnipeg’s James Armstrong Richardson International Airport is Canada’s number one airport for scheduled freighter flights with 24 hour all-weather reliable operations.
  • Rail and road access to North America’s only arctic seaport at the Port of Churchill in northern Manitoba as well as seaports connecting to Asia through Vancouver and Prince Rupert to the West.


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Fax: 204-945-3977

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