Amazon Logistics is targeting Winnipeg’s last mile with a new delivery station near the city’s James Richardson International Airport. The 113,000-square-foot facility, slated for 2021 completion, will be the company’s first distribution hub in Manitoba.
“Manitoba is a great place to do business and we thank Amazon for its investment and for showing confidence in our economy,” says Ralph Eichler, Manitoba’s Minister of Economic Development and Training.
Provincial officials are welcoming the development, which is projected to create direct and indirect employment in parcel sorting and delivery services. With the new facility well-located in the Inkster Industrial Park to receive inbound shipments from other distribution centres, Amazon will rely on third-party agents to deliver packages to Winnipeg homes and businesses.
“We are excited to continue our growth in Canada,” notes Tushar Kumar, regional director, last mile logistics operations for Amazon Canada. “This new delivery station will allow us to provide fast and efficient delivery for customers, and provide hundreds of job opportunities for the talented local workforce.”