The Edmonton Region is a critical logistics service centre and energy super hub, with components in place to effectively manage inventory in motion, serve customers at rest and minimize total cost.
Well-positioned to support new trends in goods movement, the Edmonton Region is serviced by major carriers that offer cargo service such as Air Canada Cargo, Canadian North, DHL Express, FedEx, Icelandair Cargo, WestJet, Air France/KLM service from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (Europe’s preferred cargo airport), as well as the recently launched Air China Cargo Service between Shanghai Pudong International Airport (the world's third largest cargo hub), Edmonton International Airport and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, with major connections beyond.
Both Canadian National Railway (CN) and Canadian Pacific (CP) rail provide rail service to the Edmonton Region, and both operate major container terminals to support the ever increasing intermodal transport of goods, as well as accommodating international trade. These terminals and container transport allow Port Alberta, an inland operation, to have quick and efficient access to ports on both our west and east coasts.
The movement of goods begins and ends with over-the-road service, and the Edmonton Region is a major transportation hub.
Many major regional, national and international carriers are either headquartered or have major terminal operations in Edmonton, including Rosenau Transport, Duckering’s Transport, Manitoulin Transport and Grimshaw Trucking. There are also specialty carriers offering flat deck services such as Continental Cartage, Hi-Way 9, Landtran and TransX and also those that specifically handle over-sized loads such as Mammoet Transportation and Entrec. Many of these carriers also offer temperature-controlled service for specialty handling.
The Edmonton Region is serviced by over 20 local, regional and international freight forwarders to support ongoing import and export initiatives. Some of the most notable freight forwarders operating within our region include AOG International, Braden-Burry Expediting, JAS Canada, Jori International Ltd. Kuehne + Nagel and Pentagon Freight Services. For a complete list of freight forwarders, please click here.
The Edmonton Region is serviced by over ten customs brokers, including Cole International, Farrow, Kuehne + Nagel: Customs Brokers, Livingston International and Schenker International, responsible for clearing goods through customs barriers for importers and exporters, preparing documents and/or electronic submissions, the calculation and payment of taxes, duties and excises and facilitating communication between government authorities and importers and exporters. For a complete list of customs brokers serving the Edmonton Region, please click here.
THIRD-PARTY LOGISTICS SERVICE PROVIDER
The Edmonton Region features a broad range of third-party logistics provider (3PL) service providers including Braden-Berry Expediting, MTE Logistix and Porter Warehousing & Distribution; specialty storage providers such as Acropolis Warehousing, Trenton Cold Storage and VersaCold; contract 3PLs such as Connect Logistics and Sokil Transportation Group as well as non-asset based 3PLs like RADCAD Enterprises.
These 3PL firms provide service to its customers of outsourced (or third party) logistics services for part, or all of their supply chain management functions. 3PL providers specialize in integrated operations, warehousing and transportation services that can be scaled and customized to customers' needs based on market conditions, such as the demands and delivery service requirements for their products and materials. Often, these services go beyond logistics and include value-added services related to the production or procurement of goods, i.e., services that integrate parts of the supply chain.