Canada has a highly developed mixed economy. The economy ranks as 10th largest by GDP and 16th largest by PPP worldwide. It is the 8th freest country in the world and contains an open-market economy with a high degree of efficiency in its regulations.
The country engages in international trade mainly with the US, China, United Kingdom, India, Germany, South Korea, Mexico, and Japan among others. Its developed economy is mainly driven by the service industry which is complemented by the agriculture and manufacturing sectors.
The country major exports include cars, aircraft, spacecraft, and helicopters, coal, pharmaceuticals, refined petroleum, wheat, pork and more. It imports products such as machinery, electrical equipment, plastics, gems, optical, medical and technical apparatus, mineral fuels, vehicles, and more.
It holds FTAs with various countries including the US, Israel, Chile, Colombia, Norway, and Switzerland among others. Hence, the information should give the advantage of exploring sea and air freights in the country.
Canada oversees an extensive sea freight forwarding in most ports of the country, of which the biggest ones are described below:
Situated on the southwest coast of British Columbia, Canada this port spreads over an area of 1,000 hectares. It was established in 2008 through amalgamation and is the largest and busiest port in Canada.
It handles an annual cargo capacity of 138 million metric tons and container throughput of 3.0 million TEU.
It has efficient road and rail connectivity to surrounding regions within the country.
This port is located in Montreal in Quebec, Canada. It spans over an area of 6.354 square km. The port was established as early as 1611 as the old Port of Montreal. It consists of 35 berths and has a cargo tonnage handling capacity of over 35.35 million metric tons with an annual container throughput of 1.45 million TEU.
The port is linked to other surrounding areas by efficient rail and road links.
Established in 1914 this port is located on Kaien Island, British Columbia in Canada. It handles a cargo volume of 24 million tons with container capacity exceeding 500,000 TEU.
The port is linked to other regions in the country by efficient rail and road connections.
Located in Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada, this port was established in the 20th century. It spreads over an area of 5,577 square km. It has state-of-the-art facilities to handle an annual container throughput exceeding 400,000 TEUs and cargo volume exceeding 8.2 million tons.
The port has good road and rail links to other regions in Canada.
Below describes an overview of air freight forwarding in major airports of Canada.
This airport is situated 14 miles northwest of Downtown Toronto, within the municipality of Mississauga. It was established in 1939 and spreads over an area of 1,867 hectares. The airport handles an annual cargo volume exceeding 360,000 tons.
It has well-established road and rail connections to surrounding areas within the country.
Established in 1930, this airport is situated in British Columbia, Canada within Sea Island in Richmond. It occupies an area of 1440 hectares. It handles an annual cargo tonnage amounting to more than 230,000 tons.
The airport is connected by excellent rail and road links to other to other regions within Canada.
Located in Mount Hope, Hamilton in Ontario, Canada, this airport was built in 1940. The airport handles an annual cargo volume exceeding 110,000 tons of cargo. It is connected to other regions of the country by well-established road links.
Spreading over an area of 21.36 sq. km, this airport was established in 1914. It is located in Alberta and is 17km northeast of downtown. It handles 83,000 tons of cargo annually. The airport’s ground transport include good rail and road connections to nearby regions.