Global Transportation Hub Authority

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Global Transportation Hub Authority
Statutory Corporation
IndustryTransportation
FoundedJune 29, 2009
HeadquartersRegina, Saskatchewan, Canada
ProductsInter-modal transportation facilities
Websitehttp://www.thegth.com/

Global Transportation Hub Authority - in Regina, Saskatchewan - is one of Canada's several inland ports, including Centre Port in Manitoba and Port Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta. The statutory corporation is responsible for marketing, financing, planning and attracting investment for an inter-modal transfer and logistics facility in Regina.[1]

The port consists of a 1,800-acre logistics park a few kilometers from the City of Regina, Saskatchewan. It is situated on the Canadian Pacific mainline and near the Trans-Canada Highway and Highway 11.[2]

As an autonomous government entity, the GTH operates much like a municipality. It is responsible for its own land-use planning and development regulations, governance structure, sub-division approvals, permitting, and enforcement services.

The Global Transportation Hub is also one of nine Foreign Trade Zone points in the country, and the only FTZ in Saskatchewan.

As of November 2017, the hub has 10 business, with most of the land empty. The Hub Authority has been criticized for showing maps where all of the land is full.[3]

Notable tenants at the hub include:

  • Canadian Pacific Railway inter-modal facility capable of 250,000 TEU lifts annually [4]
  • Loblaw Western Canada Distribution Centre - consisting of one-million square foot distribution facility handling 1,400 trucks per week
  • Consolidated Fastfrate (CFF) intermodal and distribution facility [5]

The Global Transportation Hub has become the subject of controversy over its involvement in a land purchase that disproportionately benefited businessmen with personal ties to Sask Party MLA Bill Boyd.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Governance | Global Transportation Hub". thegth.com. Retrieved 2018-01-04.
  2. ^ ,. "The Global Transportation Hub: A remarkable success $32.8 million infrastructure project". www.leaderpost.com. Retrieved 2018-01-04.
  3. ^ "Government defends 'fake map' of GTH to sell Chinese megamall as artist rendering". CBC News. Retrieved 2018-01-04.
  4. ^ Inter-modal facility announcement
  5. ^ Johnstone, Bruce (April 19, 2012). "CFF moving to the hub". News Article. LEADER-POST. Retrieved 2012-04-19.
  6. ^ "The GTH land deal you've never heard of — and Bill Boyd won't talk about". CBC News. Retrieved 2018-01-04.

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