About Centreport

CentrePort Canada is North America’s largest trimodal inland port and Foreign Trade Zone – situated in the heart of the continent, just one hour north of the United States. 

Located in Winnipeg and Rosser, Manitoba, CentrePort’s strategic location at the junction of multiple transportation corridors, along with access to affordable, skilled labour; low taxes and energy rates; fast-tracked land-development approvals; and, an affordable lifestyle, makes it an attractive investment location.

With links to global trade markets – including a consumer population of 100 million people living within a 24-hour drive – the inland port’s 20,000-acre footprint offers on-site access to world class rail, truck and air cargo operations,  ideal for companies engaged in global supply chain activities.

CentrePort Canada Inc., the corporation, is responsible for the planning and development of the site; business development and investment attraction; and, marketing and promotions efforts.  

CENTRAL
LOCATION

CentrePort Canada’s location in the heart of North America is one of its most important assets. Check out the map below to see how CentrePort’s location connects the inland port to North American trade gateways.

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ACCESS TO
TRADE CORRIDORS

Strategically located at the hub of international trading corridors, CentrePort Canada connects businesses to major markets around the globe.

NORTH

Staging area for northern Canada

Access to Europe, the Middle East, North Africa & the Mediterranean

WEST

Asia-Pacific Gateway

Port Metro Vancouver & Port of Prince Rupert

Access to China & Pacific Rim

EAST

Ports of Thunder Bay, Montreal & Halifax

Atlantic Gateway

Access to Europe, the Middle East & Asia

SOUTH

Mid-Continent Trade & Transportation Corridor

Access to United States & Mexico

Ports of Houston & New Orleans

Ports of Manzanillo & Lazaro Cardenas

TRIMODAL TRANSPORTATION

With links to global trade markets, the inland port’s 20,000-acre footprint offers on-site access to world-class rail, truck and air cargo operations.

THREE CONTINENTAL RAILWAYS

Winnipeg is the only city on the Canadian prairies with access to three Class 1 railways: CP, CN and BNSF. The CentrePort Canada Rail Park will offer direct access to CP, and through federal interswitching rules, access to all three.

AN INTERNATIONAL TRUCKING HUB

CentrePort Canada is an international trucking hub with some of Canada’s largest carriers located onsite. Built to RTAC standards, CentrePort Canada Way bisects the inland port and enables companies to achieve the “five minutes to 55 mph/90kmh” goal for moving cargo.

WORLDWIDE AIR
CARGO OPERATIONS

The Winnipeg Richardson International Airport offers 24/7/365 operations, with over 4,000 cargo flights recorded in 2019. Around the clock operations and a central location and time zone enable operators to offer a later cut off for overnight deliveries to many major cities. Carriers on site include FedEx, Purolator, UPS, Canada Post, Air Canada Cargo and Cargojet. 

SECTORS

CentrePort Canada’s ample available industrial land and flexible approach to development is ideal for a variety of industry sectors. 

For detailed sector information and site selection data in the Winnipeg metropolitan area, please visit www.economicdevelopmentwinnipeg.com.

Winnipeg is Western Canada’s hub for Advanced Manufacturing. The city is home to the largest centre for transportation manufacturing in North America which is also fast becoming a leader in technologies to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Winnipeg is home to a stable system of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers, and has an expanding garment manufacturing sector, leading the way in Industry 4.0 technologies and training.

In 2018, manufacturing companies exported more than $10.5 billion goods worldwide.

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Companies at CentrePort:

  • Boeing
  • Fort Garry Fire Trucks
  • MacDon
  • Winpak

Winnipeg is a global agricultural powerhouse. The city is home to many of Canada’s leading international agribusiness companies and industry associations. With a mature agri-food research and development ecosystem, a collaborative business environment, and easy access to markets in North America and beyond, Winnipeg is a compelling choice for investment.

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Companies at CentrePort:

  • Conviron
  • Manitoba Hemp Harvest
  • Merit Functional Foods
  • Paterson GlobalFoods

Winnipeg is a remarkable centre of discovery where biotechnology, agriculture and medical technology converge. The city is the leading pharmaceutical manufacturing centre in Western Canada. Manitoba is home to 38 life sciences research & development centres, including the Winnipeg-based Canadian Science Centre for Human and Animal Health, which is the only Level 4 bio-containment lab in the country.

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Companies at CentrePort:

  • Edibles and Infusions Corporation
  • Manitoba Hemp Harvest
  • Merit Functional Foods

Winnipeg is a transportation powerhouse and hub for the Canadian prairies. Located in the geographic centre of North America and the Mid-Continent Trade Corridor, Winnipeg is just 112 km (70 miles) from the U.S. border with access to a population of 100 million within a 24-hour drive.

Winnipeg is the only city on the Canadian prairies with access to three Class 1 railways: CP, CN and BNSF. The CentrePort Canada Rail Park will offer direct access to CP, and through federal interswitching rules, access to all three. Manitoba is a major hub for CN’s transcontinental rail network, with key facilities such as the Symington classification yard and CN’s Claude Mongeau National Training Centre. It is also home to two of the top 10 trucking firms in Canada.

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Companies at CentrePort:

  • ASL Distribution Services
  • Bison Transport
  • Groupe Touchette
  • TransX

Winnipeg has a thriving energy and environment sector with more than 2,200 businesses engaged in environmental consulting, remediation, recycling, waste, water/wastewater management and energy production. Winnipeg is a leader in renewable energy and is home to the International Institute for Sustainable Development, which has its headquarters here.

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Companies at CentrePort:

  • Ampjack Industries
  • Lilyfield Quarry
  • Major Drilling
advanced manufacturing
Advanced Manufacturing

Winnipeg is Western Canada’s hub for Advanced Manufacturing. The city is home to the largest centre for transportation manufacturing in North America which is also fast becoming a leader in technologies to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Winnipeg is home to a stable system of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers, and has an expanding garment manufacturing sector, leading the way in Industry 4.0 technologies and training.

In 2018, manufacturing companies exported more than $10.5 billion goods worldwide.

Companies at CentrePort:

  • Boeing
  • Fort Garry Fire Trucks
  • MacDon
  • Winpak
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Agribusiness & Food Processing

Winnipeg is a global agricultural powerhouse. The city is home to many of Canada’s leading international agribusiness companies and industry associations. With a mature agri-food research and development ecosystem, a collaborative business environment, and easy access to markets in North America and beyond, Winnipeg is a compelling choice for investment.

Companies at CentrePort:

  • Conviron
  • Manitoba Hemp Harvest
  • Merit Functional Foods
  • Paterson GlobalFoods
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bio-medical
Biomedical & Life Sciences

Winnipeg is a remarkable centre of discovery where biotechnology, agriculture and medical technology converge. The city is the leading pharmaceutical manufacturing centre in Western Canada. Manitoba is home to 38 life sciences research & development centres, including the Winnipeg-based Canadian Science Centre for Human and Animal Health, which is the only Level 4 bio-containment lab in the country.

Companies at CentrePort:

  • Edibles and Infusions Corporation
  • Manitoba Hemp Harvest
  • Merit Functional Foods
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ecommerce
E-commerce, Transportation & Logistics

Winnipeg is a transportation powerhouse and hub for the Canadian prairies. Located in the geographic centre of North America and the Mid-Continent Trade Corridor, Winnipeg is just 112 km (70 miles) from the U.S. border with access to a population of 100 million within a 24-hour drive.

Winnipeg is the only city on the Canadian prairies with access to three Class 1 railways: CP, CN and BNSF. The CentrePort Canada Rail Park will offer direct access to CP, and through federal interswitching rules, access to all three. Manitoba is a major hub for CN’s transcontinental rail network, with key facilities such as the Symington classification yard and CN’s Claude Mongeau National Training Centre. It is also home to two of the top 10 trucking firms in Canada.

Companies at CentrePort:

  • ASL Distribution Services
  • Bison Transport
  • Groupe Touchette
  • TransX
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energy sector
Energy & the Environment

Winnipeg has a thriving energy and environment sector with more than 2,200 businesses engaged in environmental consulting, remediation, recycling, waste, water/wastewater management and energy production. Winnipeg is a leader in renewable energy and is home to the International Institute for Sustainable Development, which has its headquarters here.

Companies at CentrePort:

  • Ampjack Industries
  • Lilyfield Quarry
  • Major Drilling
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RECENT CONSTRUCTION


NEW & NOTABLE COMPANIES


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DEVELOPMENT APPROACH

CentrePort Canada Inc. champions a “live, work, play and learn” approach to development. Planned as a complete community, the overarching vision for the area is to: encourage sustainable and innovative building practices; protect ecological areas; implement sustainable transportation options; establish a residential area; and, form partnerships with educational institutions to support a local skilled workforce.

Live.

A new 500-acre residential community is being planned on City of Winnipeg lands in the southwest corner of the footprint. The new community, will bring much-needed housing to the area and will provide housing options for employees who work at CentrePort-area companies.

Work

Work.

Since 2009, more than 100 new companies have chosen the inland port to set up new operations and approximately 2,000 acres are now in various stages of development. This strong rate of growth is expected to continue with the development of CentrePort’s new 665-acre rail park and additional planned industrial parks, which will attract further private investment and create new jobs.

Play

Play.

The protection of Little Mountain Park and the creation of more active transport opportunities are important priorities for CentrePort. The RM of Rosser zoning bylaw requires development proposals include sustainability measures, as well as active transportation components (bike paths, bike storage spaces and walkable streets).

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Learn.

Education and training is essential in ensuring industry has access to a skilled workforce while preparing Manitobans for the jobs of tomorrow. CentrePort maintains a close working relationship with Red River College, Manitoba’s largest institute of applied learning and research, located on the inland port footprint.