Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Manitoulin Transport Opens New Transportation Terminal in Manitoba

WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- November 3, 2015 -- Manitoulin Transport announced today that it has opened a newly built transportation terminal located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, adjacent to its former terminal which is now closed. The new terminal supports Manitoulin Transport's current and projected growth in Western Canada as it continues to extend and enhance its services and coverage in that region and beyond.

"This larger facility increases our ability to provide reliable freight services and enables us to handle the higher volume we're seeing and will continue to see," said Don Goodwill, president, Manitoulin Transport. "Customer satisfaction is a top priority at Manitoulin and this terminal will help ensure customer shipments are handled in a safe and organized manner with greater speed and accuracy. Manitoba customers can now consider Winnipeg a true gateway for shipments to anywhere in the province, across North America and around the world."

To ensure that shipments are well guarded, Manitoulin has fortified its premises with advanced security measures including perimeter fencing, controlled entry and exit and 24-hour surveillance cameras on the dock and yard. In keeping with Manitoulin's commitment to reduce its carbon footprint, the new terminal will be equipped with all-electric forklifts.

"Winnipeg is a hub of commerce in the province and we're excited to grow our business there by helping our customers to grow theirs," said Gord Smith, chief executive officer, Manitoulin Group of Companies. "We do this by giving customers a competitive edge through our reliable national and global coverage, aggressive transit times, advanced technology, and easy access to an impressive array of transportation and supply chain services which meet every conceivable need." Personnel based at Manitoulin's previous Winnipeg terminal have transferred to the new site.

About Manitoulin Transport
Manitoulin Transport is a leading North American transportation and logistics solutions provider.  As a single-source carrier, it offers a wide array of transportation solutions, including; expedited less-than-truckload and truckload, transborder, intermodal, private fleet, guaranteed service, heavy haul, temperature-controlled, dangerous goods and supply chain management.  Manitoulin leverages its extensive network to service major urban and rural areas. In North America, its distribution coverage consists of more than 70 Canadian terminals and 250 U.S. service centres. All these solutions are assisted by its state-of-the-art technology that provides customers with 24 x 7 critical shipping information to manage and complete their supply chain processes. For more information, visit

About Manitoulin Group of Companies
Manitoulin Group of Companies is one of Canada’s leading transportation and logistics solutions providers.  It has over 50 years’ experience servicing a variety of industries and some of the world’s largest organizations.  As a single-source provider, its offerings include; ground transportation (expedited less-than-truckload / truckload), international freight forwarding, crating, customs brokerage, global time critical delivery, heavy haul, logistics, residential and commercial moving, warehousing and supply chain management. These services are supported by state-of-the-art technology which provides 24 x 7 on-line shipping assistance.  Manitoulin leverages its extensive network to connect businesses across Canada and around the world.  For more information, please visit: