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London is located midway between Detroit and Toronto at the junction of the NAFTA Superhighway. Two NAFTA superhighway routes currently exist. One crosses the U.S.-Canada border at Sarnia/Port Huron, utilizing the Highway 402/401 corridor to access U.S. markets. The other route is at Windsor/Detroit utilizing the Highway 401 corridor.
Canadian National Rail Freight
CN Rail Freight provides service to local industry for both outbound and inbound shipment of goods and materials. CN is the only railway in North America to cross the continent East-West and North-South serving ports on the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf coasts, providing shippers with many options to reach markets in all three NAFTA nations. Click here to view Network Map
Canadian Pacific Railway Freight
Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) is a Class 1 North American railway, providing freight transportation services over a 14,000-mile network in Canada and the United States. This network serves major Canadian ports and cities from Montreal to Vancouver, and key centres in the U.S. Midwest and Northeast. Its Vancouver-Chicago corridor provides shippers with the most direct route between these two key transportation centres, while its Montreal-Chicago corridor is part of the most direct route from Europe to the U.S. Midwest. With eight Canada/U.S. border crossings, CPR customers have access to the Pacific Northwest, the southern U.S. and Mexico.
London International Airport
London International Airport now ranks as the 12th busiest passenger airport in Canada and the 11th busiest airport as measured by aircraft take-offs and landings. The Airport is home to over 50 businesses and generates an economic impact to the area in excess of $357 million. From aircraft manufacturing at Diamond Aircraft to fixed and rotary wing flight training, to jet and piston aircraft maintenance, the London International Airport is a hub for general aviation services in Southwestern Ontario.
Local businesses also rely on London International Airport for their cargo needs. With 24-hour operations, 8800’ ILS runway, excellent Airport infrastructure, 24-hour Canada Customs on site, outstanding road and rail links - air cargo is a growing and vital component to the Airport operations.
Air freight facilities and services at cargo terminal
40,000 multi unit cargo warehouse facility
ramp, taxiways and road access are state-of-the-art
highways 401 and 402 located 6 km south of the airport
rail spur opportunities 300 feet from cargo area
Full canada customs (cBsA) services on site
export Distribution centre (eDc) Designation –
Firms operating in and eDc can purchase
canadian goods on a tax fee basis and import
foreign goods on a tax and duty free basis if the
goods are primarily intended for export/reexport.
Value added opportunities are provided
for, as long as the goods are not manufactured or
substantially changed in the eDc environment
Full third party ground handling operations and
Aircraft Maintenance – Transport Canada
certified maintenance on airport
Firefighting services on airport (category 7)
The London International airport also has an “open skies” air service agreement with the European Union, opening new opportunities for direct flights between Canada and the EU.
The London Airport is approved as a Foreign Trade Zone, allowing goods to be brought into Canada without the prepayment of duties or taxes. If the goods are re-exported, no duties or taxes need ever be paid. Its FTZ capability provides a major competitive advantage for exporters using Canada as a base to serve the NAFTA marketplace. A Foreign Trade Zone allows storage of goods and value-added manipulation to take place in a tax and duty free environment without tying up excessive amounts of capital. Applicable duties and taxes are paid only if the goods enter the Canadian domestic market.
London has daily direct flights to Toronto, Vancouver, Detroit, Chicago, Ottawa, and Calgary with seasonal flight to the U.S., Mexico and Caribbean.
Via Rail London
Via Rail's London passenger terminal is the fourth busiest in Canada. Fourteen trains per day serve the London station with connections to Toronto, Sarnia and Windsor. A recently upgraded terminal provides a high standard of customer comfort, convenience and service.
London Advanced Border Processing Centre
A centre of excellence that services those drivers who do not have the means to transmit customs information prior to arrival at the U.S. / Canada border. This facility is supported by both U.S. Customs and Canada Customs and meets the U.S. Customs requirements for pre-arrival information.