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Canada's Largest Inland Port Highlights the Benefits of Intermodal Service Partnerships

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February 22, 2017

Diane Gray

Diane Gray, CEO of CentrePort Canada

Near the longitudinal center of North America sits CentrePort Canada, a hub for global trade and the largest trimodal inland port on the continent. Known as “The Gateway to the West,” the dry port in Manitoba's capital city of Winnipeg serves as a convergence point for a number of international businesses that take advantage of its proximity to air, truck and rail transportation.

Bisnow interviewed Diane Gray, CEO of CentrePort Canada, on how the 20,000-acre property has grown from a greenfield initiative into a bustling center for industrial activity, attracting 49 new companies since the inland port's creation, across the agribusiness, manufacturing, e-commerce, biomedical and energy sectors.

  • A large part of the appeal of inland ports is the opportunity for intermodal transportation offerings, which have grown in popularity as a cheaper, more flexible alternative to direct truck shipping.
  • Geography plays a big factor in the success of intermodal terminals.
  • Time-sensitive products, like food, benefit from nearby intermodal service.

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